SEBI Grade A 2020

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 Final result was released on July 2, 2021. The main highlights of the examination were as follows.

SEBI Grade A Highlights 2020

Conducting AuthoritySecurities and Exchange Board of India
Posts General Stream, Legal / Information Technology /
Engineering Stream
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
SEBI Grade A Interview Result To Check SEBI Grade A Final Result, Click Here
Stages of Exam Prelims, Mains, Interview
SEBI Grade A total Vacancy 147

Notification 2020

Every year SEBI releases SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment notification for General, Legal, Information Technology Stream, Engineering (electrical), Research and Official Language streams. The notification for SEBI Grade A consists of all details like eligibility criteria, exam dates, application link, procedure to apply and other important information. Let's check detailed insight from the content below.

Download SEBI Grade A Official Notification 2020 [PDF] here

Exam Pattern 2020

SEBI follows a standard pattern of examination. To fare well in the exam, you need to know the complete SEBI Grade A exam pattern. 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 exams in online mode whereas Phase 3 is the interview. Please note that Phase 1 is a qualifying exam i.e. the marks obtained in this exam will not be considered at the time of making the final merit list. Each online phase has different sections and different time limits. SEBI GradeA Phase 1 and SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exams are for 200 marks each. Further details have been provided 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
Phase 3 Interview

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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 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 that has been provided in detail here.

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 SEBI Grade A Paper 1 preparation, we have provided the complete syllabus of Phase 2: 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 an 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 the complete syllabus of Paper 2 for both Phases.

Commerce & Accountancy
  • Accounting as a financial information system.
  • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
  • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis.
  • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
  • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
  • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
  • Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling.
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader.
  • Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD.
  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  • Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.
  • Financial System:
    • Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector
  • Financial Markets:
    • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
  • General Topics:
    • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap.
    • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector.
    • Financial Inclusion- use of technology.
    • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership.
    • Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM).
    • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.
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 -
  • Standard Costing.
  • Marginal Costing.
  • Budget and Budgetary Control, Lean System and Innovation:-
    • Introduction to Lean System.
    • Just-in-Time (JIT).
    • Kaizen Costing.
    • 5 Ss.
    • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
    • Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems.
    • Six Sigma (SS).
    • Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
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 Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subjects. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 for Phase 1 and Phase 2) for the 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.
  • Corporate Law – Companies Act, 2013 (Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XXVII, Chapter XXVIII, Chapter XXIX);
  • Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008;
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Part I, Part II)
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 subjects. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 for Phase 1 and Phase 2) for the 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 subjects. 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 subjects. 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 subjects. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 of Phase 1 and Phase 2) for the Research stream is provided below.

Research Stream
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 subjects. The detailed syllabus for the specialized subject (Paper 2 of Phase 1 and Phase 2) for the 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)

Exam Dates 2020

SEBI Grade A notification released by SEBI attract youths who wanted to make a career in the securities market. By getting aware of the exam dates for SEBI 2020, you can draw a preparation plan for yourself and avoid the last moment rush. Further details in the table below.

SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2020

ActivityTentative 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)
January 2021
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 April, 2021
SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 3 Result July 02, 2021 (Selected Candidates)

Salary 2020

SEBI Assistant Manager salary is highly lucrative. SEBI Grade A Officer is a good opportunity if you are looking for a career in the security market sector. For more insight on SEBI Grade A officer salary, you can refer our SEBI exam salary page.

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.

CategoryNumber of postsOut of which PwBD
General 32 22 12 6 8 80
  • 1 (Autism/ intellectual disability/ specific learning disability/mental illness)*
  • 1 (D & HH)
  • 1 (B & LV)
  • 2 (Autism/ intellectual disability/ specific learning disability/mental illness)
Legal 12 4* 2* 2 NA 6*
  • 1 (B & LV)*
  • 1 (B & LV)
8 4 2 28
Information Technology 8 3* 1* 1* NA 5*
  • 1 (D & HH)*
  • 1 (LV)*
8 5 2 1 1 17
Civil Engineering 0 0 1* 0 NA 1* 1 (D & HH)*
Electrical Engineering 2 1 1* 0 NA 1* 1 (D & HH)*
0 0 3
Research 3 1 0 1* NA 1* 1 (D & HH)
0 0 4
Official Language 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 (HH)*

Eligibility Criteria 2020

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 the SEBI Grade A 2020 exam. You also need to fulfil the educational criteria that are specified in the notification. To apply for the SEBI Grade A exam, you must not be older than 30 years of age.  Upper age relaxation shall also be provided as per government norms. All details regarding the SEBI Grade A eligibility can be inferred by clicking on the link below. 

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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: It is advised to proceed only when you have ensured that you are eligible and fit to apply. You are advised to fill in 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 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
  • 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 in 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
    • The size of handwritten 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 ApplicantAmount 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 completion of the application process of the SEBI Grade-A exam 2020, the admit card for Phase 1 will be released. Once the result for Phase 1 is out, call letter for the Phase 2 exam will be released. The SEBI Grade A call letter for the Interview will be released once the Phase 2 result is declared. The call letter can be downloaded from the official website. 

You must note that the admit card will be available through online mode only. You will be required to bring a copy of the call letter along with all the necessary documents as mentioned in the admit card. 

Previous Year Cut-off

SEBI Grade A is one of the most important examinations which is the 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 the SEBI Grade A 2020 exam. The SEBI Grade A (2020) cut-offs for all the streams have also been released now. SEBI has released the minimum marks scored by the last selected candidate, stream-wise and category-wise. You can check out all the details by clicking through the link below. 

SEBI Grade A 2020 Cut Off: Minimum marks secured by the last selected candidate, stream-wise and category-wise

General Stream

69.24 62.26 59.58 59.58 54.88 52.65 61.13 52.05

Legal Stream

71.07 59.80 61.79 58.07 43.10 59.48

Information Technology Stream

84.67 65.20 80.00 66.06 No candidate qualified

Engineering Stream - Civil

No vacancy 66.28 No vacancy No candidate qualified

Engineering Stream – Electrical

69.82 62.52 No vacancy 57.42 No vacancy No candidate qualified

Research Stream

69.67 No candidate qualified No vacancy 52.76 No candidate qualified

Official Language Stream

66.57 No vacancy No candidate qualified

SEBI Grade A (Assistant Manager) Phase 2 Paper 2 2020 Cut Off: Stream and Category wise

General 57.66 51.67 60.00 57.17 66.00 49.00* 57.17 47.83* -
Legal 52.66 45* 54.66 59.33 68.33 - 62.33* - -
Information Technology 50.10* # 45.34* 66.67 79.33 - @ @ -
Engineering (Civil) 57.66 - - - - - - # -
Engineering (Electrical) 54.67 - 64.00$ - 64.00 - - # -
Research - 42.67 60.66 - 66.33 - - # -
Official Language - - - - 60.67 - - # -

# No Candidates qualified

- No Vacancy

$ Cut off kept at par with UR category

@ No candidate appeared

To know about SEBI Grade A Cut off, please check here 

SEBI Grade A Online Course 2020

To help you ace your SEBI Grade ‘A’ Exam and provide you with all the necessary information and knowledge, ixamBee has put together a comprehensive and well-curated SEBI Grade ‘A’ Online Course that consists of ‘just what you need’. You will find every important detail that is necessary to excel in the examination and attain your dream job.

  • 600+ video Lessons covering the entire Syllabus for all Papers of SEBI Grade A Phase I and SEBI Grade A Phase II
  • 300+ Study Notes designed by expert faculty covering SEBI Grade A syllabus for all Papers of Phase I and SEBI Grade A Phase II
  • 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

Know details about the Online course for SEBI Grade A 2020

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 SEBI Grade A free mock test 2020 Exam, by just logging in to the website.

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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 a 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 the papers to qualify for Phase 1. It is advisable to go through the complete syllabus and the exam pattern before devising any preparation plan for the same. After you become well aware of complete exam details, you may move on with practicing each subject to score decent marks. 

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Preparation Strategy

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 online examination consists of two papers in two different streams, i.e. General & Legal / Information Technology / Engineering. As SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam is a little difficult to crack, 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 2020: 25 topics for Essay Writing

SEBI Grade A 2020: New Exam Pattern Details

SEBI GRADE A Descriptive - English Writing Skills

FULL FORM OF SEBI with all details

How to prepare for RBI Grade B and SEBI Grade A together?

SEBI Functions With All Details 2020

SEBI GRADE ‘A’ PHASE 2 English Descriptive Paper

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 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 centres for SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 1 exam.

S. No.State/ UTCentre
1. Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Rajahmundry,Guntur
2. Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun City
3. Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati
4. Bihar Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
5. Chandigarh Chandigarh – Mohali
6. Chhattisgarh Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur (CG)
7. Dadra & Diu Surat
9. Goa Panaji
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
14. Jharkhand Dhanbad,Jamshedpur, Ranchi
15. Karnataka Bangalore, Belgavi, Mysore, Hubli - Dharwad, Gulbarga
16. Kerala Thiruvananthapuram,Cochin, Kozhikode
17. Ladhakh Leh
18. Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
19. Maharashtra Aurangabad(MH), Amaravati, Kolhapur, Nanded, Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune
20. Manipur Imphal
21. Meghalaya Shillong
22. Mizoram Aizawl
23. Nagaland Kohima
24. Orissa Bhubaneshwar, Cuttak, Rourkela
25. Puducherry Puducherry
26. Punjab Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar,Bhatinda, Patiala
27. Rajasthan Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur
28. Sikkim Gangtok
29. Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Thiruchiapalli,Salem
30. Telangana Hyderabad, Warangal
31. Tripura Agartala
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 qualified for the phase 1 exam were called for the second phase i.e. Phase 2 exam. For Phase 2 as well, the choice was 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
Agartala Indore New Delhi-NCR
Aurangabad (MH) Jaipur Panaji
Bengaluru Kanpur Patna
Bhubaneswar Kochi/ Ernakulam Prayagraj
Chandigarh/ Mohali Kolkata/ Greater Kolkata Pune
Chennai Lucknow Raipur
Coimbatore Madurai Ranchi
Dehradun Meerut Siliguri
Guwahati Mumbai/Greater Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/Thane Surat
Haldwani Muzzafarpur Vijayawada
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 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 Grade A 2020 exam.

SEBI Grade A Exam Useful Videos

To excel in any of your examinations, it is extremely necessary that you grab every opportunity that comes your way which may give an edge over other candidates. The opportunity may also be in the form of additional information regarding the examination/study material in the form of notes, online PDFs or videos. ixamBee provides some useful information through the videos which will help the candidates in preparing for SEBI Grade A 2020 exam.




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 SEBI Grade A exam.


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. Except for the English Language, all sections will be bilingual.


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 depending on the job profile and department you are serving.


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 you 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.