SEBI Phase I Exam Analysis – 17th November 2018

The most awaited SEBI Phase I Exam was conducted today. For your reference, we bring to you detailed section-wise SEBI Phase I Exam analysis. Let’s glance through the exam pattern first.



Maximum Marks


General, Legal, Information Technology and Engineering General Awareness 40 120 minutes
English Language 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40
Test of Reasoning 40
Awareness about Securities Market 40

SEBI Phase I Exam Analysis – 17th November 2018

Overall the exam was easy to moderate. Please do share your experience and review of the exam in the comment section.

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

  • Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Caselet, Tabular, Bar Graph): 20 Qs
  • Missing Number Series: 5 Qs
  • Approximation: 5 Qs
  • Misc: 10 Qs


Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Reading Comprehension: 12 Qs
  • Error Spotting: 8 Qs
  • Cloze Test: 5 Qs
  • Fillers: 5 Qs
  • Misc: 10 Qs

Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Sitting Arrangement & Puzzles: 17 Qs
  • Coding Decoding: 5 Qs
  • Inequalities: 5 Qs
  • Syllogism: 5 Qs
  • Direction Sense: 3 Qs
  • Misc: 5 Qs

General Awareness

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Most of the questions were current affairs related from the month of September and October. There were few questions related to static GK and Banking awareness.

Awareness about Securities Market

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Few topics around which questions were asked:

  • Shares & Debentures
  • Mutual Funds
  • Regulation Act
  • Foreign Commercial Bond
  • Securities Appellate Tribunal

Hope this was helpful. Now, start preparing for SEBI Phase II Exam with Oliveboard Mock Tests!

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