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SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2024

SEBI Grade A Syllabus will be updated in the detailed official notification for the following categories; General, Legal, Information Technology (IT), Engineering (Electrical), Research & Official Language. The most important thing to do in the first place is to get to know the complete SEBI Grade A Syllabus when it comes to preparation. The exam pattern of SEBI is quite different from other exams. Hence, it becomes more important to understand it first.

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Note: This year SEBI has released vacancies for Engineering (Electrical) as well but as the detailed notification is not yet out, the syllabus and exam pattern has not been released. We will update it here as and when out.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2024

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.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2024 – Phase I

Phase I is the online screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each. The Paper 1 is for 100 marks to be attempted in 60 minutes and the cut off is 30%. For Paper 2, the maximum marks is 100, the duration is 40 minutes and the cut off is 40%. The aggregate cut off for both the papers will be 40%.

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, Information Technology & Official Language stream: MCQs on Specialized subject related to stream.
Research Stream: MCQs on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
  100 each  40 minutes each  40% each

Important Note:

  • Negative Marking: 1/4th for both papers in Phase 1.
  • Marks secured in Phase 1 will not be counted in final selection.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2024 – Phase II

The Phase II will be further divided into two papers of 100 marks each. The detailed SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern has been mentioned below. The Paper 1 have 1/3rd weightage and Paper 2 have 2/3rd weightage. The aggregate cut off for both the papers will be 50%.

PaperStream/SubjectsMaximum MarksDurationCut Off
Paper 1All Streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills. 10060 minutes30%
Paper 2General Stream: MCQs on Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act & Economics.
Legal, Information Technology & Official Language stream: MCQs on Specialized subject related to stream.
Research Stream: MCQs on Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
  100 each  40 minutes each  40% each
Paper 2IT Stream: Coding Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python)100180 minutes40%

Important Points:

  • Paper 2 will be conducted in various shifts for those who applied for multiple streams.
  • Negative Marking will be 1/4th for Paper 2 in Phase 2 except for IT Stream.
  • Question Papers will be in Hindi & English except for the English section.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2024 – Interview

The weightage of Interview for final selection of SEBI Grade A will be 15% and the rest will be of Phase II. For Interview, the candidates can either opt Hindi or English.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus PDF 2024

To help you out, we have combined the detailed syllabus in the form of a PDF File which you can download from the link given in the blog. Also note that this is as per the last cycle’s notification as the SEBI Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern has not been released for 2024. We will update it here if any changes occur in SEBI Grade A Detailed Syllabus.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2024 – Phase 1 Paper 1

The paper 1 of Phase 1 remains same for all the streams. Check the important topics from the SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2024 for all streams here.

SectionImportant Topics from SEBI Grade A Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude1. Data Interpretation (Percentage, Ratios),
2. Quadratic Equations,
3. Wrong Number Series & Missing Number Series
4. Problems on Ages, CI, Mensuration, Simplification, Partnerships
Reasoning1. Direction Sense,
2. Blood Relations,
3. Syllogisms,
4. Miscellaneous topics (Alphabetical Series), Inequality
English1. Reading Comprehension,
2. Cloze Test,
3. Find the error (A/B/C type, correct the highlighted part),
4. Jumbled sentences
General Awareness (including some questions on the Financial Sector)1. Current Affairs Topics like Sports, Awards, Summits & Conferences
2. Static GK: Headquarters for example financial awareness

SEBI Grade A General Stream Syllabus 2024

The subjects included in the SEBI Grade A Syllabus for General Stream are Commerce & Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act & Economics. Also note that the syllabus for paper 2 of both the phases remains same.

SubjectSEBI Grade A General Stream Syllabus
SEBI Grade A Commerce & Accountancy Syllabusa) Accounting as a financial information system;
b) Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
c) Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis;
d) Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
e) Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
f) Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
SEBI Grade A Management Syllabusa) Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling;
b) The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader;
c) Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
d) Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD;
e) Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
f) 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
SEBI Grade A Finance Syllabus1) Financial System
Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector.
2) Financial Markets
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc), functions, instruments, recent developments.
3) General Topics
a) Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
b) Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
c) Financial Inclusion- use of technology
d) Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
e) Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal
Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM),
f) Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and
trends.
SEBI Grade A Costing Syllabus1) Overview of Cost and Management Accounting – Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting.
2) Methods of Costing – Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors.
3) Basics of Cost Control and Analysis – (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control.
4) Lean System and Innovation:-
a) Introduction to Lean System
b) Just-in-Time (JIT)
c) Kaizen Costing
d) 5 Ss
e) Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
f) Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems
g) Six Sigma (SS)
h) Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re -engineering (BPR)
SEBI Grade A Companies Act SyllabusThe Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII
SEBI Grade A Economics Syllabusa) 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
b) Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

SEBI Grade A English Descriptive Syllabus 2024 (Paper 1 of Phase II)

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic including precis writing/ essay writing/ comprehension.

SEBI Grade A Legal Stream Syllabus 2024

There is slight difference in the SEBI Grade A Legal Stream Syllabus for Paper 2 of both the phases, so in the below table you will find the SEBI Grade A Detailed Syllabus for Legal Stream of paper 2 of Phase I & Phase II.

SEBI Grade A Legal Stream Syllabus (Paper 2 of Phase I)
Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI.
Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters I to VI), Specific Relief Act, 1963.
Criminal Law – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Part I, Part II.
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
Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.
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.
Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996
SEBI Grade A Legal Stream Syllabus (Paper 2 of Phase II)
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 IT Syllabus 2024

The SEBI Grade A IT Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase I has been given below:

TopicDetails
Database ConceptsER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
SQL QueriesSelect, 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
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
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
Algorithms for problem solvingTree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide-and-conquer)
Networking ConceptsISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls
Information    & Cyber Security ConceptsCyber    Attacks,   Software    Development   Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit
Data warehousingData Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models,
Shell ProgrammingShell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands

The SEBI Grade A IT Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase II has been given below:

TopicConceptLanguage used to test the concepts
AlgorithmsSorting, Searching, Greedy Algorithms, Dynamic Programming, Backtracking, Divide and Conquer, Pattern SearchingC++/JAVA/Python
Data StructureArray, Linked List, Stack, Queue, Binary Tree, Indexing, Binary Search Tree, Heap, Hashing, MatrixC++/JAVA/Python
String ManipulationLength, Substring, Regex, SearchC++/JAVA/Python

SEBI Grade A Research Stream Syllabus 2024

The SEBI Grade A Research Stream Syllabus for paper 2 of both the phases is common. The syllabus has been mentioned in the table below:

SubjectsSEBI Grade A Research Stream Syllabus
EconomicsDemand 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 EconomicsPublic Goods, Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Progressive and Non Progressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of Taxation, Public expenditure , Public Debt, Public Budget and Budget Multiplier.
Statistics and EconometricsMeasures of Central tendency & dispersions, Correlation, Sampling methods, Sampling Distribution, Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing, Regression Analysis.
International EconomicsBalance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions: BIS, IOSCO, IMF & World Bank
Financial MarketsAsymmetric 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 Official Language Stream Syllabus 2024

Check out the table below to know the SEBI Grade A Official Language Syllabus for paper 2 of both phases:

SEBI Grade A Official Language Stream Syllabus 2024
भारत सरकार की राजभाषा नीतत (Official Language Policy of the Govt. of India) से संबंतित प्रश्न
तिन्दी से अंग्रेजी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्ांश / वाक् / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]
अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्ांश / वाक् / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]
तिन्दी से अंग्रेजी – तवतिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)
अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी – तवतिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology) 6. तिन्दी से अंग्रेजी – प्रशासतनक / बैंतकंग / प ंजी बाजार संबंिी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology) 7. अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी – प्रशासतनक / बैंतकंग / प ंजी बाजार संबंिी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology
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SEBI Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024 – FAQs

Q1. What is the SEBI Grade A Syllabus for 2024?

The SEBI Grade A Syllabus includes various subjects according to the streams. The subjects are Quants, Reasoning, English, GA, Commerce, Finance, etc.

Q2. What are the specialized subjects for SEBI Grade A 2024 based on the stream?

The specialized subjects vary based on the stream chosen by the candidate. For example, streams like General, Legal, Information Technology, etc., have different specialized subjects in the SEBI Grade A 2024 exam.

Q3. Is there a negative marking in the SEBI Grade A exam?

Yes, there is a penalty for wrong answers in the SEBI Grade A exam. For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty.

Q4. Is the Phase 1 syllabus common for all streams?

Yes, the syllabus of subjects like General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning is common for all streams.


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