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SEBI Grade A Selection Process 2024

The Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recruits Grade A Officers after conducting a complete selection process. The SEBI Grade A Notification 2024 has been released. SEBI Grade A Selection Process 2024 involves three phases and the candidates have to clear each stage to move forward in the selection journey. Only those candidates who will clear Phase 1 will move to Phase 2 and those who will clear Phase 2 will go for Phase 3 as per SEBI Selection Process. Go through the complete blog to know the detailed SEBI Grade A Selection Process.

SEBI Grade A Selection Process 2024 – All Phases

A three-tiered selection process is followed for the final selection in SEBI. All the stages of the SEBI Grade A Selection Process 2024 are:

  1. Phase I: Phase I of the SEBI Grade A Selection Process consists of two papers (Multiple Choice questions of 100 marks each). The duration for Paper 1 is 60 minutes and Paper 2 is 40 minutes.
  2. Phase II: The Phase II is divided into two papers i.e. Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 will be of General English (Descriptive Test) and Paper 2 will be specific to the stream. The duration of Paper 1 will be 60 minutes and for Paper 2, it will be different for different streams.
  3. Interview: This is the final stage of the SEBI Grade A Selection Process. Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for 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%.

SEBI Selection Process

Now, as we know there are three phases out of which two phases are online written exams, let us have a look at the exam patterns of both the phases below:

SEBI Selection Process – Phase I Pattern

The phase 1 stage is divided into two papers of 100 marks each with different durations. Check details below:

  • Paper-1 – 100 Marks – 60 Mins – 30% cutoff
  • Paper-2 – 100 Marks – 40 Mins – 40% cutoff

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PaperStream/SubjectsMaximum MarksDurationCut Off
Paper 1All Streams: MCQs on subjects viz. GA (including some questions related to Financial Sector), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.10060 minutes30%
Paper 2General Stream: MCQs on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act & Economics.
Legal Stream, Research Stream, Engineering
(Electrical) Stream, Official Language Stream and Information Technology Stream:
Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream
  100  40 minutes  40%

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Important Points

  • There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase 1.
  • There shall be a cut-off of a minimum of 30% for Paper 1 (no sectional cut-off shall be there) and a cut-off of a minimum of 40% for Paper 2 in Phase 1.
  • Candidates would need to secure separate cut-offs in each paper as mentioned above as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 40% in the Phase 1 exam to be shortlisted for Phase 2.

Note: Marks obtained in Phase 1 shall be used only for shortlisting the candidates for the Phase 2 examination process and will not be counted for the final selection of the candidates.

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SEBI Selection Process – Phase II Pattern

The mains exam will be divided into two papers as given below:

  1. Paper-1 – 100 Marks – 30% cutoff– 1/3rd Weightage
  2. Paper-2 – 100 Marks – 40% cutoff– 2/3rd Weightage

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Check the detailed pattern below:

PaperStream/SubjectsMaximum MarksDurationCut Off
Paper 1All Streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills. 10060 minutes30%
Paper 2General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies
Act and Economics.
 100 90 minutes   40%
Paper 2Legal Stream:
70 Multiple choice questions of one mark each
on Specialized subject related to stream

3 Descriptive Questions of 10 marks each on Specialized subject related to stream
100120 minutes (60 minutes each)40%
Paper 2Information Technology Stream: Coding
Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python)
100210 minutes40%
Paper 2Research Stream:
Descriptive exam to test practical in depth
knowledge and drafting skills in economics, financial markets and statistics.
100120 minutes40%
Paper 2Official Language Stream:
एक साधारण पैरा (150 शब्दों का) – अंग्रेजी से
हिन्दी अनुवाद (20 marks)
एक साधारण पैरा (150 शब्दों का) – हिन्दी से
अंग्रेजी अनुवाद (20 marks)
एक तकनीकी या ववधधक (legal or technical)
पैरा – अंग्रेजी से हिन्दी अनुवाद (20 marks)
एक तकनीकी या ववधधक (legal or technical)
पैरा – हिन्दी से अंग्रेजी अनुवाद (20 marks)
कायाालय में प्रयोग िोने वाली हिप्पणणयााँ
(notings) – (5 हिप्पणणयााँ) – अंग्रेजी से हिन्दी
अनुवाद (5 marks)
कायाालय में प्रयोग िोने वाली हिप्पणणयााँ
(notings) – (5 हिप्पणणयााँ) हिन्दी से अंग्रेजी
अनुवाद (5 marks)
छोिे-छोिे वाक्य (sentences) – अंग्रेजी से
हिन्दी अनुवाद (5 marks)
छोिे-छोिे वाक्य (sentences) – हिन्दी से
अंग्रेजी अनुवाद (5 marks)
10090 minutes40%
Paper 2Engineering (Electrical) Stream: Multiple
choice questions on Specialized subject
related to stream
10040 minutes40%

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Important Points:

  • 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.
  • There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase II.
  • There shall be a cut-off of a minimum of 30% for Paper 1 and a cut-off of a minimum of 40% for Paper 2 in Phase II.
  • 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 the Phase II exam (weightage of 1/3rd for Paper 1 and 2/3rd for Paper 2) to be shortlisted for Phase III.
  • All question papers (in both Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.
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How to Prepare for SEBI Grade A 2024?

To help you with your preparation, we have launched various SEBI Grade A Courses. Also, you must check out the detailed SEBI Grade A Preparation Strategy. We have tried to cover the tips & tricks for freshers as well. For the complete preparation of SEBI, we have come up with SEBI Grade A Online Courses 2024 where we have covered everything that an aspirant needs, so do not forget to check it out.

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SEBI Grade A Selection Process 2024 – FAQs

Q1. Is there any interview round in the SEBI Grade A Selection Process 2024?

Yes, the last stage of the selection process consists of an Interview round. Also note that the weightage of 15% of the interview marks will be considered for final selection.

Q2. What are the stages of the SEBI Grade A Exam?

There are three stages namely, Phase I Exam (2 papers of 100 marks each), Phase II Exam (2 papers of 100 marks each), and Interview.

Q3. Does the SEBI Grade A Exam have negative markings?

Yes, there will be negative marking of 1/4th in both papers of Phase 1 and (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase 2.

Q4. Is SEBI Grade A Prelims Exam qualifying in nature?

Yes, the prelims will be qualifying in nature as the Phase 2 and Interview Marks will be considered for selection.

Q5. How many attempts are there for the SEBI Grade A 2024 Exam?

As of now, there are no limitations on number of attempts if the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria. We will update you if something changes in the new notification.


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