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SEBI Grade A Highlights 2021

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 the 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 2021

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 2021

Every year SEBI releases SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment notification for General, Legal, Information Technology Stream, Engineering (electrical), Research, and Official Language streams. Just as the SEBI Grade A 2020 notification, this year also it is expected to consist of all details like eligibility criteria, exam dates, application link, the procedure to apply, and other important information. Last year the total number of SEBI Grade A vacancies was good and this year too we can expect a similar number of vacancies. Let's check detailed insight from the content below. 

Exam Pattern 2021

SEBI follows a standard pattern of examination in every recruitment process that it holds. To fare well in the exam, you need to know the complete SEBI Grade A exam pattern. As per the previous notification, the SEBI Grade A Officer 2021 exam is also expected to consist of three phases- Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3. Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be objective and descriptive type exams in online mode whereas Phase 3 will be an Interview. Please note that Phase 1 will be a qualifying exam i.e. the marks obtained in this exam will not be considered at the time of making the final merit list. You can check the complete SEBI Grade A marking scheme in the notification. Each online phase has different sections and different time limits. SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exams will carry 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

Exam Dates 2021

SEBI Grade A is one of the most awaited notifications that attract job aspirants who want to make a career in the securities market. By making yourself aware of the SEBI Grade A exam dates, you can draw a preparation plan for yourself and avoid the last moment rush. You can refer to the table below to gather information on the exam calendar so that you can stay updated and well prepared. As soon as the notification comes, the countdown begins for the exam. SEBI will release the call letters for the exam a few days before. The call letters will also mention the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam centres which will be allotted differently to all the candidates. 

SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2021

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 2021 Phase 1 On-Line Examination January 17, 2021
SEBI Grade A 2021 Phase 2 On-Line Examination February 27, 2021
SEBI Grade A 2021 Phase 3 Interview April, 2021
SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 3 Result July 02, 2021 (Selected Candidates)

Syllabus 2021

Before you actually start your preparation for SEBI Grade A exam, make sure that you are well aware of what you need to study in each subject. For that, you need to go through the expected SEBI Grade A 2021 syllabus that has been provided in detail here. Once you are well-versed with the complete syllabus, it is necessary to also find the relevant study material. You should keep a list of SEBI Grade A books with you before you start your preparation for the exam.

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 there were some sudden changes in the SEBI Grade A exam pattern 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

Salary 2021

An Assistant Manager in SEBI receives a decent salary and numerous perks. It is a good opportunity if you are looking for a career in the security market sector. A Grade A Officer handles various kinds of tasks and responsibilities. The job is highly in demand owing to the attractive perks & allowances and an interesting job profile. The SEBI Grade A Officer in-hand salary is quite decent and makes it a good catch. The SEBI Assistant Manager job profile also makes for an interesting combination of a variety of roles and duties that need to be performed diligently.

Eligibility Criteria 2021

SEBI is expected to release the Grade A official notification soon. To ensure successful completion of the application process, you should be eligible in all respects. You need to follow the complete SEBI Grade A eligibility criteria which will be mentioned in the official notification. You also need to fulfill 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. 

Previous Year Cut-off

SEBI Officer 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 selection process. Tracking the previous year's cut-offs of the SEBI Grade A Exam is very important which can help in the preparation of the online 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. 

Online Course 2021

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

Free Mock Tests 2021

While preparing for the SEBI Grade A 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 2021 as per the new exam pattern. You can attempt SEBI Grade A free mock tests, by just logging in to the website. Thus, practice and practice till you succeed in achieving your distinguished goal.

Preparation Strategy 2021

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 2021 exam.

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 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. 

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 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’ 2021 Exam.

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SEBI GRADE ‘A’ PHASE 2 English Descriptive Paper

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 2021 exam.

SEBI Grade A Exam Useful Videos

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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’ 2021 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.