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SEBI Grade A Highlights 2020
SEBI (Securities & Exchange Board of India) was first established in 1988 as a non-statutory body with the aim of regulating the securities market. It was given statutory powers by the Government of India with SEBI Act 1992. Since then, SEBI is referred to, as an autonomous body. SEBI Grade ‘A’ is one of the most important examinations, that gives you a chance to serve in the Government sector. A candidate who is appointed as a SEBI Grade A officer is entrusted with the responsibilities of protecting the interests of investors in securities, regulating the securities market, and working towards its growth. SEBI Grade A Phase 1 result has been announced and Phase 2 exam is scheduled on February 27, 2021. The main highlights of the examination are as follows.
SEBI Grade A Highlights 2020
|Conducting Authority||Securities and Exchange Board of India|
|Posts||General Stream, Legal / Information Technology /
|Mode of application||Online|
|Application window open for Registration||March 7, 2020, to October 31, 2020|
|SEBI Grade A phase I Exam Date||January 17, 2021|
|SEBI Grade A phase II Exam Date||February 27, 2021|
|Stages of Exam||Prelims, Mains, Interview|
|SEBI Grade A total Vacancy||147|
SEBI Grade A Notification 2020
Every year SEBI releases its vacancies to recruit eligible candidates for its various posts. This year as well, SEBI released recruitment for Grade A 2020 on its official website for General, Legal, Information Technology Stream, Engineering (electrical), Research, and Official Language streams. Phase 1 result of SEBI Grade A has been announced on January 28, 2021. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Phase 2 exam on February 27, 2021. Admit cards for the same will be released soon.
SEBI Grade A Officer Exam Pattern 2020
SEBI Grade A Exam can be counted among the top-level examinations, as it allows you to serve one of the most coveted jobs in India. SEBI follows a standard pattern of examination. SEBI Grade A Officer 2020 exam consists of three phases - Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3. Phase 1 and Phase 2 are objective and descriptive type exam in online mode whereas Phase 3 is the interview. Each online phase has different sections and different time limits. SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exams are for 200 marks each. Further details in the table.
|Phase 1||Online screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each|
|Phase 2||Online examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each|
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern
It is necessary to stay updated with all the exam details of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam so that you are ready to take the exam with full confidence. The most important information that you should have about the SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam is the exam pattern. SEBI has changed the SEBI Grade A 2020 exam pattern massively. SEBI Grade A Exam is conducted for various streams and Phase 1 will be common for all. For further details on the changed SEBI Grade A 2020 exam pattern refer to the below table.
|Paper||Stream / Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration(minutes)||Cut Off(%)|
|Paper 1||All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning.||100||60||30|
|Paper 2||General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics.||100||40||40|
|Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream.|
|Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.|
|Aggregate Cut off||40|
SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam Pattern
This stage will mainly decide your final selection. The marks scored in Phase 2 will be considered while calling for an Interview. The SEBI Grade A exam pattern for Phase 2 will be an online objective exam consisting of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. SEBI Grade A Phase 2-Paper 1 will be common for all the streams whereas Paper 2 of the SEBI assistant manager exam pattern for General Stream and other streams will vary. All the papers have separate timings. The SEBI Grade A exam pattern for Phase 2 is as follows.
|Paper||Stream / Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration(minutes)||Cut Off(%)||Weightage|
|Paper 1||All streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills||100||60||30||1/3rd|
|Paper 2||General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics.||100||40||40||2/3rd|
|Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream.|
|Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.|
|Aggregate Cut off||40|
- If you are shortlisted for Phase 2, you will be issued new Hall Tickets.
- If you have applied in multiple streams, Papers 1 and 2 will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket.
- You should be able to secure a separate cut-off in each paper as well as an overall aggregate cut-off of 40% in SEBI Grade A Phase 1 to be shortlisted for Phase 2.
List of candidates shortlisted for Interview will be made available on SEBI's official website.
SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2020
Before you actually start your preparation for SEBI Grade A recruitment 2020 , make sure that you are well aware of what you need to study in each subject. For that, you need to go through the SEBI Grade A 2020 syllabus.
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 : Paper 1 Syllabus
To qualify for each stage it is necessary that you are aware of the syllabus for the SEBI Grade A exam. As SEBI has changed the SEBI Grade A exam pattern in 2020, you need to know the changed syllabus thoroughly. The syllabus for Phase 1-Paper 2 and Phase 2-Paper 2 is the same and is detailed in the sections below.
For details of the syllabus for SEBI Grade A Phase 1, Paper 1 please refer to the table given below.
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency|
|English||Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the blanks|
|General Awareness||Monetary Policies, Banking and Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial and Economic News, Government Schemes. Agreement & Deals, Banking Terms- rates & processes, National Institutions|
|Reasoning||Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking|
SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Syllabus 2020
Phase 2 is the second stage of SEBI exam. Phase 2 consists of two papers- Paper 1, Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for all streams whereas Paper 2 is different for different streams. To help you with the syllabus section, we have provided the complete and detailed syllabus of SEBI GRADE A 2020 exam for both the papers.
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Phase 2: Paper 1 (General and Legal/I.T./Engineering) Stream
In Paper 1 of SEBI Grade A phase 2, you will be judged on the basis of your writing skills. Please note that this exam will be held in the English language only. Letters like formal and informal letter will be asked, you will also be judged on the basis of Email writing, Notice writing along with other writing skills. To help you with paper 1 preparation, we have provided the complete syllabus of Paper-1 (General and Legal/IT/Engineering). Please refer to the below table for complete details.
|English Writing Skills (General and Legal/I.T./Engineering) stream|
|Formal letter||Informal letter|
|Report writing||Notice writing|
|Email writing||Letter to the editor|
|Enquiry letter||Essay writing|
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 & Phase 2 (General)
To be able to crack the exam it is extremely important to be well aware of the complete syllabus. Syllabus for SEBI Grade A Phase 1- Paper 2 and Phase 2 - Paper 2 is common . Please refer to the table below for complete syllabus of Paper 2 for both the Phases.
|Commerce & Accountancy||
|Costing||Overview of Cost and Management Accounting - Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting, Methods of Costing - Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors, Basics of Cost Control and Analysis -
|Companies Act||The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.|
|Economics||Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income: Concepts and Measurement, Classical & Keynesian Approach Determination of output and employment, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money , IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles, Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.|
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Legal)
SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Engineering Stream. Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subject. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 for Phase 1 and Phase 2) for Legal stream is provided below.
|Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XIVA, Part XX.|
|Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters VIII to X), Indian Partnership Act, 1932, Specific Relief Act, 1963|
|Criminal Law – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.|
|Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.|
|Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII, Schedule I.|
|Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice|
|Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes|
|Important Latin terms and maxims|
|Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019|
|Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I, Part III, Part IV.|
|Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V|
|Law of Trusts – Parties to a Trust Deed and Duties of Trustees.|
|Taxation – General principles, Capital Gains Tax, Securities Transaction Tax|
|Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996|
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (IT)
SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Engineering Stream. Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subject. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 for Phase 1 and Phase 2) for IT stream is provided below.
|Database Concepts ER-model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.||10|
|SQL Queries : Select, view, truncate, delete, update, alter, Inner join, different types of outer joins,, use of aggregate functions, Union, intersection, except, in and exist clauses, nested queries||10|
|Programming Concepts (Java /C C++ ): Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling||30|
|Data Analytics Languages (Python / R): Regex, Slicing, Data reshaping, Dataframes, Dictionaries and Sets, File Management, Classes and Functions, Data Mining, Lists, Importing and exporting data, charts and graphs||10|
|Algorithms for problem solving: Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide-and-conquer)||10|
|Networking Concepts: ISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Tokenring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls||10|
|Information & Cyber Security Concepts: Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA - Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit||10|
|Data warehousing: Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models||5|
|Shell Programming: Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands||5|
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SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Civil Engineering)
SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Engineering Stream. Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subject. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 for Phase 1 and Phase 2) for Civil Engineering is provided below.
|Engineering Stream - Civil Engineering|
|Building Materials: Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminium, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates: Classification, properties and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.|
|Solid Mechanics: Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.|
|Structural Analysis: Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.|
|Design of Steel Structures: Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.|
|Design of Concrete and Masonry structures: Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.|
|Construction Practice, Planning and Management: Construction - Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.|
|Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power: (a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow: Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modelling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.|
|Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power: (b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power: Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.|
|Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs.|
|Water Resources Engineering: Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Resources - storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.|
|Environmental Engineering: (a) Water Supply Engineering: Sources, Estimation, quality standards and testing of water and their treatment; Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply; Physical, chemical and biological characteristics and sources of water, Pollutants in water and its effects, Estimation of water demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.|
|Environmental Engineering: (b) Waste Water Engineering:Planning & design of domestic waste water, sewage collection and disposal; Plumbing Systems.Components and layout of sewerage system; Planning & design of Domestic Waste-water disposal system; Sludge management including treatment, disposal and re-use of treated effluents; Industrial waste waters and Effluent Treatment Plants including institutional and industrial sewage management.|
|Environmental Engineering: (c) Solid Waste Management:Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management system; Disposal system, Beneficial aspects of wastes and Utilization by Civil Engineers.|
|Environmental Engineering: (d) Air, Noise pollution and Ecology:Concepts & general methodology.|
|Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering: (a) Geo-technical Engineering: Soil exploration planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and inter-relationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geosynthetics.|
|Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering: (b) Foundation Engineering: Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, Earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis and design, Principles of ground modifications.|
|Surveying and Geology: (a) Surveying: Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment and buildings, Setting out of Curves|
|Surveying and Geology: (b) Geology: Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.|
|Transportation Engineering: (a) Highways - Planning & construction methodology, Alignment and geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design|
|Transportation Engineering: Railways Systems – Terminology, Planning, designs and maintenance practices; track modernization.|
|Transportation Engineering: (c) Tunneling - Alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting and ventilation|
|Transportation Engineering: (d) Harbours – Terminology, layouts and planning. Airports – Layout, planning & design.|
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Electrical)
SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Engineering Stream. Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subject. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 of Phase 1 and Phase 2) for the Electrical stream is provided below.
|Engineering Stream - Electrical Engineering|
|Electrical Materials: Electrical Engineering Materials, crystal structures and defects, ceramic materials, insulating materials, magnetic materials – basics, properties and applications; ferrities, ferromagnetic materials and components; basics of solid state physics, conductors; Photo-conductivity; Basics of Nano materials and Superconductors.|
|Electric Circuits and Fields: Circuit elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, transient response of DC and AC networks, Sinusoidal steady state analysis, basic filter concepts, two-port networks, three phase circuits, Magnetically coupled circuits, Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance, dielectrics, capacitance; Maxwell’s equations.|
|Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards; Bridges and potentiometers; moving coil, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments, measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor, instrument transformers, digital voltmeters and multi-meters, phase, time and frequency measurement, Q-meters, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders, error analysis, Basics of sensors, Transducers, basics of data acquisition systems.|
|Computer Fundamentals: Number systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data representation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking, virtual memory, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.|
|Basic Electronics Engineering: Basics of Semiconductor diodes and transistors and characteristics, Junction and field effect transistors (BJT, FET and MOSFETS), different types of transistor amplifiers, equivalent circuits and frequency response; oscillators and other circuits, feedback amplifiers.|
|Analog and Digital Electronics: Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multi-vibrators, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, basics of filter circuits and applications, simple active filters; Microprocessor basics- interfaces and applications, basics of linear integrated circuits; Analog communication basics, Modulation and de-modulation, noise and bandwidth, transmitters and receivers, signal to noise ratio, digital communication basics, sampling, quantizing, coding, frequency and time domain multiplexing, power line carrier communication systems.|
|Systems and Signal Processing: Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, shifting and scaling operations, linear, time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, sampling theorem, Fourier and Laplace transforms, Z transforms, Discrete Fourier transform, FFT, linear convolution, discrete cosine transform, FIR filter, bilinear transformation.|
|Control Systems: Principles of feedback, transfer function, block diagrams and signal flow graphs, steady-state errors, transforms and their applications; Routh-hurwitz criterion, Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, root loci, lag, lead and lead-lag compensation, stability analysis, transient and frequency response analysis, state space model, state transition matrix, controllability and observability, linear state variable feedback, PID and industrial controllers.|
|Electrical Machines: Single phase transformers, three phase transformers - connections, parallel operation, auto-transformer, energy conversion principles, DC machines - types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Induction motors - principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, Synchronous machines - performance, regulation, parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications, servo and stepper motors.|
|Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts, steam, gas and water turbines, transmission line models and performance, cable performance, insulation, corona and radio interference, power factor correction, symmetrical components, fault analysis, principles of protection systems, basics of solid state relays and digital protection; Circuit breakers, Radial and ring-main distribution systems, Matrix representation of power systems, load flow analysis, voltage control and economic operation, System stability concepts, Swing curves and equal area criterion. HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts, Concepts of power system dynamics, distributed generation, solar and wind power, smart grid concepts, environmental implications, fundamentals of power economics.|
|Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs - static characteristics and principles of operation, triggering circuits, phase control rectifiers, bridge converters - fully controlled and half controlled, principles of choppers and inverters, basis concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives, DC-DC switched mode converters, DCAC switched mode converters, resonant converters, high frequency inductors and transformers, power supplies.|
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Research)
SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Engineering Stream. Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subject. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 of Phase 1 and Phase 2) for Research stream is provided below.
|Economics: Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income, Determination of output and employment, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money , IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions|
|Public Economics: Public Goods, Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Progressive and nonProgressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of Taxation, Public expenditure , Public Debt, Public Budget and Budget Multiplier.|
|Statistics and Econometrics: Measures of Central tendency & dispersions, Correlation, Sampling methods, Sampling Distribution, Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing, Regression Analysis|
|International Economics: Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions: BIS, IOSCO, IMF & World Bank.|
|Financial Markets: Asymmetric Information, Market Model, Market Efficiency, Primary Market, Secondary Market, Commodity Markets, Mutual Funds, Stock Exchanges, Depositories, Clearing Corporations, Credit Rating Agencies, Corporate Debt Market. Forwards, Futures, Options, Hedging, Speculation and Arbitrage.|
SEBI Grade A Syllabus Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Official Language)
SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Engineering Stream. Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subject. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 of Phase 1 and Phase 2) for Official Language stream is provided below.
|Official Language Stream|
|भारत सरकार की राजभाषा नीति (Official Language Policy of the Govt. of India) से सम्बन्धी प्रश्न|
|हिंदी से अंग्रेजी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्यांश / वाक्य / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]|
|अंग्रेजी से हिंदी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्यांश / वाक्य / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]|
|हिंदी से हिंदी - विधिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)|
|अंग्रेजी से हिंदी - विधिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)|
|हिंदी से अंग्रेजी – प्रशाशनिक / बैंकिंग / पूँजी बाजार सम्बन्धी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)|
|अंग्रेजी से हिंदी - प्रशाशनिक / बैंकिंग / पूँजी बाजार सम्बन्धी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)|
SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2020
SEBI had released SEBI Grade A 2020 notification in February 2020 but due to the ongoing pandemic, it got postponed. Now when SEBI has rolled out exam dates(refer table below) of the SEBI Grade A exam, you can draw a preparation plan for yourself and avoid the last moment rush.
SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2020
|Activity||Tentative Exam Dates|
|On line Application window Open for Registration||March 7, 2020 to October 31, 2020|
|Availability of Call Letters on SEBI
website (for On-Line Examinations)
|SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 1 On-Line Examination||January 17, 2021|
|SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 2 On-Line Examination||February 27, 2021|
|SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 3 Interview||To be notified later|
SEBI Grade A Salary 2020
SEBI offers an attractive salary to those who are selected for the post of Assistant Manager under Officer - Grade ‘A’. To become a SEBI Grade A Officer is a matter of pride for any aspirant looking for a career in the security market sector. SEBI not only provides a handsome salary but also entitles its employees with various allowances such as Grade Allowance, Special Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Family Allowance, Local Allowance among others. SEBI Grade A officer gets a salary of around 1,07,000 INR per month without accommodation and 73,000 INR monthly with accommodation. The details of the SEBI Grade A officer salary are as follows.
|Grade A Officer (Assistant Manager)||Rs. 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600-EB-1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600(17 years)|
SEBI Grade A Vacancy 2020
SEBI has released 147 vacancies in its SEBI Grade A 2020 official notification for different streams. In the year 2017, SEBI had released around 38 vacancies, inclusive of all the various categories in Grade A. Further, in the year 2018, the number of vacancies took a leap and increased to 120. Refer the below table for vacancies announced by SEBI in 2020 for each stream.
|Category||Number of posts||Out of which PwBD|
|Civil Engineering||0||0||1*||0||NA||1*||1 (D & HH)*|
|Electrical Engineering||2||1||1*||0||NA||1*||1 (D & HH)*|
|Research||3||1||0||1*||NA||1*||1 (D & HH)|
|Official Language||1||0||0||0||0||1||1 (HH)*|
SEBI Grade A Exam Language
Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam will be conducted online. Kindly note, all questions in SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exams, except the Test of English, are bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi.
SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2020
To be able to apply for any examination, you should meet the specified eligibility criteria. Therefore, to ensure successful completion of the SEBI Grade A 2020 application process, you should be eligible in all respects. You need to follow certain criteria available on the official notification of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam.
SEBI Grade A Educational Criteria
You need to comply with the educational criteria that are specified in the notification, or your application will be subjected to cancellation. To avoid any confusion, it is advised to check the educational eligibility details in the official notification. Details of the same are provided in the table below.
|General||Master’s Degree in any discipline, Bachelors’ Degree in Law, Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA / CFA / CS / Cost Accountant.|
|Legal||Bachelor’s Degree in Law|
|Information technology||Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical / Electronics / Electronics And Communication / Information Technology / Computer Science) OR Masters in Computers Application OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a post graduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers / Information Technology.|
|Civil Engineering||Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Bachelor’s Degree in Electric Engineering|
|Research||Master’s Degree in Statistics / Economics / Commerce / Business Administration (Finance) / Econometrics from a recognized University / Institute;|
|Official Language||Master’s Degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level or Master’s Degree in Sanskrit / English / Economics / Commerce with Hindi as a subject at Bachelor’s Degree level from a recognized University / Institute.|
SEBI Grade A Age Criteria
For applying to SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam, you must not be older than 30 years as on February 29, 2020 or that means that you should be born on or after March 01, 1990. This age criterion pertains to general category. You must visit the official notification of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam and confirm all the age-related criteria before filling the online application form of SEBI Grade A.
|Name of the Post||Age Criteria|
|SEBI Grade A||A candidate must not have exceeded the age of 30 years.|
SEBI Grade A Age Relaxation
SEBI Grade A also provides age relaxation to candidates belonging to the reserved categories. This age relaxation is different for different categories. A candidate claiming age relaxation has to produce all the certificates in support as and when asked by SEBI. Failing to produce the same will lead to the cancellation of the SEBI Grade A 2020 application form.
|OBC(Non-Creamy Layer)||3 Years|
SEBI Grade A 2020: How to Apply Online
To apply for the post of SEBI Grade A 2020 Officer (Assistant Manager), you are required to apply online by visiting the official website of SEBI: www.sebi.gov.in. It is advised to proceed only when you have ensured that you are eligible and fit to apply. You are advised to fill the details very carefully because any misinformation about the applicant can lead to disqualification in the exam. The procedure is mentioned below.
- Visit the official website of SEBI www.sebi.gov.in and go to the SEBI careers section.
- Go to the “Click on New Registration” button where you need to enter all the basic details like Name, phone number and Email address along with other important details. Please make sure that the phone number and email address entered are correct because these will be used for further communication
- A Password and Registration Number will be generated by the system for you.
- You need to use this system generated registration number and password to log in again.
- You need to fill all the required details in the application form.
- The second step would be uploading the picture and the photograph with the dimensions mentioned below:
- The size of the scanned photograph must lie between 20kb to 50 kb.
- For the Signature, the size must lie between 10kb to 50kb.
- Left thumb impression is also needed to fill the application form.Size of Scanned Left thumb impression must lie between 10kb to 20kb.
- Size of hand written declaration must be in between 20kb to 50kb.
- After filling the complete online application form of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam, you need to click on the submit button and after that he/she will be directed to the payment gateway for further process.
- You can pay the application fee through online mode only as no other mode is accepted.
- You should take out the print of the SEBI Grade A online application form and fee receipt for future use.
SEBI Grade A Application Fee
Once you have entered all your details in the online application form for SEBI Grade A Officer, and completed the uploading part too, you will be asked to submit the application fee and if you fail to do that, your application will not be considered complete and the submission of the form will not be possible.
The ‘Application Fees/Intimation Charges’ for SEBI Grade ‘A’ 2020 are as follows.
|Category of Applicant||Amount of Fee (Non-refundable)|
|Unreserved & /OBC/EWS||Rs. 1000/- as application fee cum intimation charges|
|SC/ST/PwBD||Rs.100/- as intimation charge|
SEBI Grade A Admit Card 2020
After the application process of SEBI Grade A exam is completed, SEBI will release the admit cards for the same including the details of the ‘date, time and venue’ of the examination. The SEBI Grade A exam admit cards will probably be released a few weeks before the examination. The admit cards for Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be released separately. You need to visit the official website of the SEBI in order to download the admit card.
You must note that the admit card will be available through online mode only. You will be required to bring a copy of the admit card along with a copy of their valid identity proof in original and xerox.
SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Admit cards have been released.
SEBI Grade A Previous Year Cut-off
SEBI Grade A is one of the most important examinations which is most-awaited and most sought-after post. Thus, you need to be completely aware of all the important information related to the SEBI Grade A examination. Tracking the previous year cut-offs of the SEBI Grade A Exam is very important which can help in the preparation of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam. Check out the previous year's cut-off below.
SEBI Grade A Cut-Off 2018: Phase 1 (Category-wise)
Previous year cut off for 2018 Phase 1 exam for both General and Legal/I.T/ Engineering stream is provided in the table below.
|Stream||SC||ST||OBC (NCL)||UR||PwBD (HH)||PwBD (LD/AU/MD/OD)||PwBD(VH)|
SEBI Grade A Cut-Off 2018: Sectional Cut-off
SEBI Grade A exam also has sectional cut off besides having overall cut off. Refer to the below table for cut off for each section..
|All Streams and across all Categories||General Awareness||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Test of Reasoning||Awareness about Securities Market|
SEBI Grade A Cut-Off 2018: Phase 2 (Assistant Manager)
SEBI Recruitment of Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Phase 2 exam was last held on December 16, 2018. Cut off for the same is provided below.
|General||Number of Vacancies||11||1||23||49||-||1||-|
|Candidates required for Phase 3 (Three times the vacancies)||33||3||69||147||-||3||-|
|Number of candidates shortlisted for Phase 3||33||3||74||152||-||#||-|
|Minimum aggregate marks obtained by shortlisted candidates||173.00||163.50||181.50||192||-||#||-|
|Legal||Number of Vacancies||2||-||4||12||-||-||1|
|Candidates required for Phase 3 (Three times the vacancies)||6||-||12||36||-||-||3|
|Number of candidates shortlisted for Phase 3||#||-||#||2 (All shortlisted)||-||-||#|
|Minimum aggregate marks obtained by shortlisted candidates||#||-||#||166.50||-||-||#|
|Number of Vacancies||1||1||2||4||1||-||1|
|Information Technology||Candidates required for Phase 3 (Three times the vacancies)||3||3||6||12||3||-||3|
|Number of candidates shortlisted for Phase 3||#||#||#||6 (All shortlisted)||#||-||#|
|Minimum aggregate marks obtained by shortlisted candidates||#||#||#||155.50||#||-||#|
|Civil Engineering||Number of Vacancies||1||-||1||3||1||-||-|
|Candidates required for Phase 3 (Three times the vacancies)||3||-||3||9||3||-||-|
|Number of candidates shortlisted for Phase 3||#||-||1 (All shortlisted)||3 (All shortlisted)||#||-||-|
|Minimum aggregate marks obtained by shortlisted candidates||#||-||161.00||176.00||#||-||-|
|Electrical Engineering||Number of Vacancies||1||-||-||4||1||-||-|
|Candidates required for Phase 3 (Three times the vacancies)||3||-||-||12||3||-||-|
|Number of candidates shortlisted for Phase 3||#||-||-||1 (All shortlisted)||#||-||-|
|Minimum aggregate marks obtained by shortlisted candidates||#||-||-||167.00||#||-||-|
# - No candidate qualify for that post.
SEBI Grade A Cut-Off 2018: Applied on Papers
Each Paper in SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam has a different cutoff which is mentioned in the table given below.
|All Streams and across all Categories||Paper I||Paper 2||Paper 3|
SEBI Grade A Online Coaching 2020
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- 20 full-length Mock Tests for SEBI Grade A Phase I (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and 5 Full Length Mock Tests for SEBI Grade A Phase II and Paper 2, adhering to SEBI Grade A 2020 new exam pattern
- 5 Descriptive English Mock Tests with individual performance feedback
- 14,000+ Practice questions apart from mock tests covering all the new subjects/topics.
- Daily Live Online Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts
SEBI Grade A Free Mock Tests 2020
While preparing for SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam, you need to make sure that you leave no stone unturned and try your best to excel. Therefore, during your preparation, you need to include practice and test your knowledge. Make sure that you not only learn but also practice what you learn which will help in testing your knowledge. Thus, we at ixamBee are providing free mock tests for various exams, including for SEBI Grade A 2020 as per the new exam pattern. You can attempt free mock tests for SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam, by just logging in to the website.
SEBI Grade A Preparation Strategy 2020
SEBI Grade A exam being one of the most awaited and significant examinations should be prepared, well in advance in a proper & planned manner. Being a higher-level job, the examiner will try to test you on various parameters. While you prepare, it is also necessary to keep your strengths & weaknesses in mind, so that you can work to overcome them. There is no fixed strategy for preparation that fits all. Your preparation will vary according to the various phases. Here is some preparation strategy for the SEBI Grade A 2020 exam.
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Preparation Strategy
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 consists of two papers to test your knowledge in various subjects. You will have to secure minimum marks in both papers to qualify in Phase 1.
SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Preparation Strategy
Phase 2 online examination consists of two papers in two different streams, i.e. General & Legal / Information Technology / Engineering. As Phase 2 is on higher level, naturally it requires a much more focused and planned strategy along with hard work. To learn more about how to prepare yourself for the various subjects, watch the video given below.
SEBI Grade A Books 2020
SEBI Grade A exam is an important examination that requires a lot of hard work along with smart work. Any preparation is incomplete without good and trustworthy study material. You should know which books to go for, so that you do not waste your precious time in reading and rejecting certain books. To help you with the preparation we are providing some books which can be useful for the SEBI Grade A 2020 exam.
|Securities Markets||Capital Markets & Securities Laws||N.S.Zad|
|Economic and Social Issues||Indian Economy||Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri|
|Indian Economy||Ramesh Singh|
|Sociology||CN Shankar Rao|
|Finance & Management||Financial Management||Prasanna Chandra or IM Pandey|
|Indian Financial System||Bharti Pathak|
|Principles & Practise of Management||LM Prasad / Sultan Chand & Sons|
|Organisational Behaviour||SP Robins|
|Principles of Management||Harold Kootz & Cyril J.O’Donnell / McGraw Hills|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quicker Mathematics||BSC Publications|
|Quantitative Aptitude||RS Agarwal|
|Class Notes||SS Bharti|
|Reasoning Ability||A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning||R.S. Agarwal|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||S.Chand|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||Arihant Publication|
|English Language||English Grammar||Wren & Martin|
|Word power made easy||Norman Lewis|
|Descriptive General English||SP Bakshi|
|General Awareness||Lucent GK Knowledge||Lucent Publication|
|English Descriptive||Descriptive English||S.P. BAKSHI|
|151 Essays||S.C Gupta|
|Letter writing||S.C Gupta|
|Indian Economic Since Independence||Uma Kapila||Academic Foundation|
|Business Law Including Company Law||SS Gulshan||New Age International Publishers|
SEBI Grade A Exam Blogs
There is no end to learning and collecting more and more knowledge. Thus, you should be open to all sources of knowledge and information which may add up to your preparation. You can refer to the below-mentioned blogs that have some useful information relevant to SEBI Grade ‘A’ 2020 Exam.
SEBI Grade A Exam Centres
Since the SEBI Grade A examination is held in online mode, various examination centres are allocated. Once you are allocated a particular centre, no request to get it changed will be entertained. Though you are given a choice to select your exam centre, SEBI reserves the right to change, cancel or add more centers to the list of exam centres at its discretion
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam Centres
The exam centre for SEBI Grade A 2020 exam Phase 1 exam will be asked at the time of filling the application form. Up to three choices will be asked and any one of them will be allotted to the candidate for the Phase 1 examination. Please fill in the choice of the examination centre very carefully because any changes in the examination centre will not be entertained by SEBI after the application form is submitted. Following are the examination centre for SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 1 exam.
|S. No.||State/ UT||Centre|
|1.||Andhra Pradesh||Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Rajahmundry,Guntur|
|2.||Arunachal Pradesh||Naharlagun City|
|4.||Bihar||Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna|
|5.||Chandigarh||Chandigarh – Mohali|
|6.||Chhattisgarh||Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur (CG)|
|7.||Dadra & Diu||Surat|
|10.||Gujarat||Ahmedabad - Gandhi Nagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|11.||Haryana||Faridabad, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Gurugram|
|12.||Himachal Pradesh||Hamirpur, Shimla|
|13.||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Srinagar|
|15.||Karnataka||Bangalore, Belgavi, Mysore, Hubli - Dharwad, Gulbarga|
|18.||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur|
|19.||Maharashtra||Aurangabad(MH), Amaravati, Kolhapur, Nanded, Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune|
|24.||Orissa||Bhubaneshwar, Cuttak, Rourkela|
|26.||Punjab||Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar,Bhatinda, Patiala|
|27.||Rajasthan||Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur|
|29.||Tamilnadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Thiruchiapalli,Salem|
|32.||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi, Gorkhapur, Moradabad|
|33.||Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee|
|34.||West Bengal||Asansol, Kolkata, Hooghly, Siligur|
SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam Centres
After SEBI Grade A Phase 1 is over those who will qualify the phase 1 exam will be called for the second phase i.e. Phase 2 exam. For Phase 2 as well, the choice will be asked at the time of filling the application form however you will be provided with only one choice. Centres for phase 2 will be comparatively less than phase 1. If you do not find your preferred exam centre on the list you can opt for the nearest city/centre for the exam. Please note that SEBI holds a right to change the examination centre due to non-availability of the seats in the candidate’s preferred examination centre.
|PHASE 2 Exam Centre|
|Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar||Hyderabad/ Rangareddy||Nasik|
|Chandigarh/ Mohali||Kolkata/ Greater Kolkata||Pune|
|Guwahati||Mumbai/Greater Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/Thane||Surat|
|Hubli - Dharwad||Nagpur||Vishakhapatnam|
SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis
SEBI has been one of the most important and awaited exams of all times, and therefore it should be ensured that you are well aware of all information related to the examination along with knowing the level of the examination. To get a fair idea about the SEBI Grade A Exam level, you should go through the previous exam analysis that will help you in sketching an effective preparation plan. Refer to the video below for the analysis of the SEBI Grad A 2020 exam.
SEBI Grade A Exam Useful Videos
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SEBI Grade A 2020 Related Quick Links
Frequently Asked Questions
Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in SEBI Grade ‘A’ recruitment?
Yes. Candidates who have appeared for the final examinations and waiting for the results are eligible to appear for the Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of the selection process.
In SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?
Yes, SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English. Please note that all the questions other than the Test of Descriptive English Phase 2-Paper 1 are available in both Hindi & English Language.
Is the SEBI Grade ‘A’ examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?
SEBI Grade ‘A’ 2020 exam will be in online mode.
Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in SEBI Grade ‘A’ Exam?
Yes. SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut off.
Is SEBI Grade ‘A’ Officer Job transferable?
Yes, SEBI Grade ‘A’ Officer is liable to be posted anywhere in India, also depending on the job profile and department being served.
How many attempts are allowed in SEBI Grade ‘A’ Exam?
There is no such limit on the number of attempts for SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam. You can appear for this exam till the time they are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by SEBI in the notification.
What is the age limit for the SEBI Grade ‘A’ post?
The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years & maximum age limit is 30 years.