SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022 – No Changes Introduced

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has released the detailed notification for the SEBI Recruitment 2022. This recruitment drive by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is for the post of Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) and a total of 1120 vacancies (including backlogs) have been announced in the following streams:

  • General Stream
  • Legal Stream
  • Information Technology Stream 
  • Research stream
  • Official Language Stream

Wondering what is the exam pattern for the above-mentioned posts? What changes have been made in this year’s exam pattern and what all topics do you need to cover? To answer you we have brought you a detailed blog for the exam pattern for SEBI Recruitment 2020.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

Let us have a look at the latest SEBI Grade A exam pattern below:

SEBI Grade A exam pattern

We will discuss every phase and paper in detail below. So read along to know about the latest SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern. Before moving on to the exam pattern just register here and give a free mock test to test your preparations.

SEBI Grade A 2022 Selection Procedure for Grade A Officers

Mode of selection shall be a three-stage process i.e.

  1. Phase 1 (Prelims),
  2. Phase 2 (Mains), &
  3. Phase 3 – Interview.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Exam Pattern (Prelims)

(On-line screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each),

  1. Paper-1 – 100 Marks – 60 Mins – 30% cutoff
  2. Paper-2 – 100 Marks – 40 Mins – 40% cutoff
Paper  Streams/Subjects    Maximum Marks  Duration  Cut-off
Paper 1
  
All Streams: MCQs on the subjects viz.
1. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level),
2. English Language,
3. Quantitative
4. Aptitude Test of Reasoning.
100
  
60 mins
  
30%
  
  
  
  
  
Paper 2   
General Stream:
Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics
 

Legal, Information   Technology & Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subjects related to the stream.  

Research Stream: – Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
100
  
40 mins
  
40%
  
Aggregate Cut-off  –40%

Important Pointers to note about the Phase 1 exam pattern:

  1. There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for the Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase 1.
  2. There shall be a cut-off of minimum 30% for Paper 1 (no sectional cut-off shall be there) and a cut-off of minimum 40% for Paper 2 in Phase 1.
  3. Candidates would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as mentioned above as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 40% in Phase 1 exam to be shortlisted for Phase 2.
  4. Marks obtained in Phase 1 shall be used only for shortlisting the candidates for Phase 2 examination process and will not be counted for final selection of the candidates.
  5. Subject to the criteria mentioned at (iii) above, all the candidates who clear Phase 1 shall be shortlisted for Phase 2. List of candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be made available on SEBI website.

SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Exam Pattern (Mains)

(On-line examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each) and

  • Paper-1 – 100 Marks – 60 Mins – 30% cutoff
  • Paper-2 – 100 Marks – 40 Marks – 40% cutoff
PaperSubject  Maximum Marks  Duration  Cutoff  Weightage  
Paper 1
  
All streams:
English
(Descriptive Test) to
test the drafting skills
10060 minutes30%1/3rd

Paper 2

StreamMarksDurationCut-offWeightage
General Stream:
Multiple-choice questions
on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics.
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Legal & Official Language Stream:
Multiple choice questions on Specialized subjects related to the stream.
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Research Stream:
Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, and Commerce
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Information Technology Stream: Coding Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python)100180 Minutes40%2/3rd

**The aggregate cut off of Phase 2 (Paper 1 & Paper 2 is 50%.

Important Pointers to note about the Phase 2 exam pattern:

  1. Candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be issued new Hall Tickets.
  2. For candidates who have applied in multiple streams, Paper 2 will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket. Paper 2 of IT stream shall be held separately on April 03, 2022.
  3. There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase II (except IT stream).
  4. There shall be a cut-off of minimum 30% for Paper 1 and a cut-off of minimum 40% for Paper 2 in Phase II.
  5. Candidates would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as mentioned at (iv) above as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 50% in Phase II exam (weightage of 1/3rd for Paper 1 and 2/3rd for Paper 2) to be shortlisted for Phase III.
  6. Subject to the criteria mentioned at (v) above, candidates equaling 3 times the number of vacancies shall be shortlisted, in order of merit, for Phase III i.e. the Interview. List of candidates shortlisted for Interview will be made available on SEBI website.
  7. All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.
SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 3 (Interview)

Interview: 

  1. Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Application fee shall not be refunded to the candidates not shortlisted for Phase II and Interview. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Weightage of marks obtained in Phase II will be 85%, while marks obtained in interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.
  2. SEBI reserves the right to modify the selection procedure if deemed fit.

Check out SEBI Grade A 2022 Syllabus Here.


SEBI Grade Exam Preparation 2022

SEBI Exam being one of the most awaited yet toughest exams need thorough preparation and practice. One must not wait for the exam dates to be out to start preparing for it because it is difficult to prepare the vast syllabus in such a short period. Start with SEBI Free Mock Test to kickstart your preparation. This would help you analyze your strengths as well as weaknesses and accordingly you can plan your strategy.

SEBI Grade A Online Course 2022

For your Complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 Preparations

SEBI Grade A Cracker is a course designed to cover all the subjects under Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams.

  • For Paper 1 of the Phase I exam all essential subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English will be covered through video lectures.
  • For Paper 2 of both Phase 1 and Phase 2, the complete syllabus will be covered through video lessons, and notes.
  • The course will also have strategy sessions and past year paper discussions.
  • This course has been designed in such a way that it can be covered well before the examination.

Enrol for SEBI Grade A 2022 Online Course Here

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