SEBI Grade A Officer Exam 2022

The SEBI Grade A Recruitment Exam is conducted by the Security Exchange Board of India. SEBI issued a notification to hire individuals for different positions such as General Stream, Legal, IT Engineer, and others. A total of 120 job vacancies were announced. The SEBI Grade A selection method calls for three steps of recruitment. The first step will be an online screening test, an online examination and an interview round.

Recently, the exams for the two stages of SEBI Grade A recruitment were held. On February 20, 2022, a screening test was held, followed by an online examination on March 20, 2022. On April 26, 2022, the Security and Exchange Board of India published the Interview Letter for the SEBI Grade A exam. The chosen applicants will now go to the third stage. Get the details of the notification, in the given article.

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Who is a SEBI Grade A Officer?

Candidates who are chosen for SEBI Grade A as Assistant Managers would be required to conduct a variety of tasks. Though a candidate will be placed in a variety of departments upon selection. The SEBI Grade A Assistant Manager position is an entry-level position within the SEBI. The advancement path takes a candidate from Grade B, Grade C, Grade D, Grade E and Grade F all the way to the highest position of Executive Director. Furthermore, the Executive Director has the option of being promoted to Chairman. Some of the important features of an Assistant Manager’s job function in SEBI are listed below:

  • Amendments of Stock Market by-laws.
  • Approval of by-laws for stock markets.
  • Inside Financial Markets, detect and prosecute any malpractices.
  • Inspection of stock exchange accounts and separate players.
  • Protection Trade Suspension in a Stock Exchange.
  • Take measures to improve the knowledge of investors in the capital markets.

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SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Notification

The official notification for the SEBI Grade A 2022 Exam was released on January 05, 2022. The candidates could fill out the form til January 24, 2022. The first stage of the exam was held on February 20, 2022, and the second stage was on March 20, 2022, & April 3, 2022. Candidates can see the official notification by clicking the direct link below:

SEBI Grade A 2022 Recruitment Official Notification –Download PDF Here

The SEBI Grade A Interview Letter has been published by the Security and Exchange Board of India. Candidates can read the Interview Letter for SEBI Grade A by clicking on the links provided below.

SEBI Grade A 2022: Direct Link to Download Interview Letter

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Vacancy

A total of 120 SEBI Grade A Officer positions have been announced in the SEBI recruitment 2022 notification PDF (Assistant Managers). The Security and Exchange Board of India hires for a variety of roles in IT, Legal, Engineering, Research, and other fields. The following SEBI Grade A posts for various streams have been officially announced:

Stream Vacancy
General 80
Information Technology 14
Legal 16
Official Language 3
Research 7
Total  120

For Category wise vacancy details, visit SEBI Grade A 2022 Vacancy.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Exam Dates

Candidates interested in applying for SEBI Grade A Assistant Manager positions should be aware of the relevant examination dates. SEBI Grade A exam dates for 2022 are now available on the Security and Exchange Board of India’s official website.

SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2022
Release of Notification 5th January 2022
Start of Applying online 5th January 2022
Last Date to Apply Online 24th January 2022
Last Date for Fee Payment  24th January 2022
Phase 1 Admit Card Release Date 9th February 2022
Last Date to Download Admit Card 20th February 2022
Phase 1 Exam Date 20th February 2022
Phase 1 Result 25th February 2022
Phase 2 Admit Card Release Date 8th March 2022
Last Date to Download Admit Card 20th March 2022
Phase II Exam Date

(Except Information Technology)

20th March 2022
Phase II Information Technology Exam 3rd April 2022
Phase II Results 7th April 2022
Interview Call letter 26th April 2022
Interview Date May 2022

For more details, visit the linked article SEBI Grade A 2022 Exam Dates.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Application Process

Candidates must complete the online application along with full payment once the SEBI Grade A application form is available. Candidates must follow the step-by-step rules for filling out the SEBI Application form before applying for the SEBI Grade A Exam in order to avoid making any mistakes. Details of the steps to fill the application form is given in the SEBI Grade A 2022: Notification is given in the linked article.

The application fee for SEBI Assistant Manager Grade-A 2022 recruiting varies depending on the category and is as follows:

Category Application Fees
General/OBC/EWS ₹ 1000/- (Application fees cum intimation charges)
SC/ ST/ PWD ₹ 100/- (As intimation charges)

While filling out the application form candidates will be required to select the examination centres for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the examination. The list of the SEBI Grade A 2022 Exam Centres is given in the linked article.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil the qualifying standards set by the organising authorities, which include age limit, educational qualification, nationality, and others, in order to apply for the SEBI Grade A examination. The maximum upper age limit is 30 years, however, reserved category candidates may be given age relaxation. The overview of the eligibility criteria is:

SEBI Grade- A 2022: Eligibility Overview
Eligibility Criteria
Nationality Indian Citizen
Age Limit Minimum age limit- 21

Maximum age limit-30

(Age relaxation for upper age limit provided to reserved category candidates)

Education Graduate from a recognised University

(educational qualification varies as per the post)

Number of Attempts Not mentioned
Work Experience No minimum work experience is required.

The detailed SEBI Grade A 2022 Eligibility Conditions are given in the linked article.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Exam Pattern

All SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2022 exams will be conducted online. The exam pattern is the same for all positions and selection is based on the marks obtained and rank in the final merit list. The exam pattern for both Stage1 and Stage 2 is given below:

SEBI Grade A Officer Screening Test exam Pattern
Papers Streams/subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I
  • General Awareness (including some questions related to the Financial Sector),
  • English Language,
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Test of Reasoning.
100 60 minutes
Paper-II General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics 100 40 minutes
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on specialized subjects related to the stream.
Research Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects of Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce
Total 200 100 minutes
SEBI Grade A Officer Online Test Exam Pattern
Paper Subjects/streams Weightage Total Marks Duration
Paper-I English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills 1/3rd 100 60 minutes
Paper-II General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics 2/3rd 100 40 minutes

(180 minutes in case of IT Stream)

Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical)and Official Language Stream: Multiple choice questions on the specialized subject related to stream
Research Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance And Commerce
Information Technology Stream: Coding Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python)
Total 200 100 minutes
(240 minutes in case of IT Stream)

The detailed SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022 is given in the linked article.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Syllabus

For both phase 1 and phase 2 examinations, the SEBI Grade A syllabus includes courses in commerce, finance, management, costing, economics, and other subjects. The first is the Screening Test, which qualifies applicants for the Online Examination’s second stage. All applicants who pass the online examination will be called to the personal interview in phase three.

The syllabus for Phase 1, paper 1 is given below:

Syllabus for Phase 1: Paper 1 
English General Awareness Aptitude Reasoning Ability
  • Substitution
  • Spotting error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Passage completion
  • Error correction
  • Para correction
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Prepositions
  •  Idioms and phrases.
  • General Science I
  • Indian history
  • famous places in India
  • Invention and discoveries
  • Literature
  • Countries and capital
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Indian economy
  • Biology
  • Indian parliament
  • Sports
  • Famous days and dates
  • Heritage tourism.
  • Banker’s discount
  •  Volume and surface area
  •  Computer interest
  •  Chain rule
  •  Stock and Share
  •  Problem on ages
  •  Ratio and proportion
  •  Number average
  •  Height and distance
  •  Permutation and combination
  •  Boats and streams
  • Simple interest
  • Probability
  • Area
  • Non-verbal series
  • coding-decoding
  •  Number ranking
  •  Decision making
  •  Data interruption
  •  Clock and calendars
  •  Cubes and dice
  •  Analogue alphabet
  •  Series
  • Directions
  • Statement and conclusion

Paper 2 in both, the Phase 1 and Phase 2 has the same syllabus, which includes the following Subjects:

  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Management
  • Financial Markets
  • General Topics
  • Finance and Management
  • Costing
  • Companies Act
  • Economics
  • Legal Stream
  • Information Technology
  • Civil Engineering Stream
  • Environmental Engineering

The detailed syllabus for all these subjects is given in the SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Syllabus.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Admit Card

The admit card is the most significant document for any exam, and without it, a candidate would be denied admission in the examination hall. It is crucial since it certifies the applicant’s identity when they take the test. For authentication reasons, applicants must bring their Aadhar Card or another form of identification that confirms the information on the Admit Card.

Get the detailed information on how to download the SEBI Grade A 2022 Admit Card in the link attached.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Cut-Off

The admit card is the most significant document for any exam, and without it, a candidate would be denied admission. It is crucial since it certifies the applicant’s identity when they take the test. For authentication reasons, applicants must bring their Aadhar Card or another form of identification that confirms the information on the Admit Card. Given below is the expected cut-off for SEBI Grade A 2022 Exam recently conducted:

SEBI Grade A Phases Cut Off
Sectional Cut-Off SEBI Grade A – Phase 1 – Paper 1 Cut Off 30%
SEBI Grade A – Phase 1 – Paper 2 Cut Off 40%
Overall Cut-Off SEBI Grade A – Phase 1 40%
Sectional Cut-Off SEBI Grade A – Phase 2 – Paper 1 Cut Off 30%
SEBI Grade A – Phase 2 – Paper 2 Cut Off 40%
Overall Cut-Off SEBI Grade A – Phase 2 50%

For detailed category wise cut-off marks and previous years’ cut-off mark list visit SEBI Grade A 2022 Cut-Off.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Results

After the Pahse 1 and Phase 2 of the SEBI Grade A 2022 exam was over, the Security and Exchange Board of India revealed the results within a few days. The SEBI 2022 results are  available on the official website in the form of a PDF including the roll number of qualifying candidates for those who took the test. The step by step process to see the SEBI Grade A 2022 Results can be found in the linked article.

Candidates who perform very well in the first phase advance to the next level. The overall qualifying percentage for Phase 1 is 40%, while the qualifying percentage for Phase 2 is 50%. The final SEBI Grade A results comprise 85 percent of the Phase II result and 15 percent of the interview. Candidates who make it to the SEBI Grade A final list successfully will be given the desired position. The Phase I results will have no bearing on the SEBI Grade A final results.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Salary

One of the primary factors attracting applicants to this post is the SEBI Grade A Salary that any candidate would receive if recruited as Assistant Manager at the Security and Exchange Board of India. Anyone working as an Assistant Manager would receive a handsome salary, as well as several bonuses and privileges that come with the SEBI Grade A Salary.

The pay scale of a Grade A manager is INR 28150-1550(4)-343501750(7)-46600-EB-1750(4) -53600- 2000(1)-55600 (17 years). (EB is an abbreviation for Efficiency Bar).

Details related to the salary structure of an Assistant Manager (Grade A) is given below:

  • The SEBI Grade A officer’s basic pay would be INR 28,150/- in the first year. Followed by four-yearly increments of INR 1550/-.
  • After 5 years, the starting salary will be INR 34,450/-.
  • From the sixth to the twelfth year of the service (7 years), the officers will receive an annual increase of INR1,750/-.
  • The following four-yearly increments would be INR1,750/-. As a result, the basic pay is INR 53,600/-.
  • The next yearly increment would be INR 2,000/-, bringing the base wage to INR 55,600 at the end of the 17th year.

Aside from the base salary, each SEBI Grade A officer receives the following bonuses and benefits:

  • Monthly Petrol Allowance (100-200 litres)
  • Local Allowances
  • Quarterly Allowances
  • Dearness Allowances
  • House Rent Allowance (optional)

Taking into account allowances, the gross emolument scale is approx. Rs. 1, 07,000/- per month without accommodation and INR 73,000/- per month with accommodation.

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SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Previous Years’ Question Paper

Toppers suggest the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers as one of the best study materials for competitive examination preparation. It gives applicants for the SEBI Grade A Examination the following advantages:

  • Using the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Question Papers, candidates may learn about the many types of topics covered in the test as well as all of the crucial ideas.
  • One may considerably enhance their speed and accuracy by using the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers and solving them on a regular basis.
  • Regularly using the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers may aid candidates by allowing them to analyse their test preparation.
  • The SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers give applicants direct knowledge of the actual test, which helps them gain confidence.

Get the SEBI Grade A Previous Year’s Papers in the link attached.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Books

Getting your hands on the right books may be a time-consuming and difficult task. To save the candidates time, we have compiled a selection of SEBI Grade A Exam 2022 Books. Visit the linked article, for a detailed booklist for the exam. Few important books are provided in the table below:

Subject Book  Author/Publisher Comment on the Book
English English for Bank Exams S Chand This book contains questions that are only asked in Banking Exams.
Objective General English R. S. Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal This book will help in the practice of Objective Type English.
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations S Chand This book will help with questions from Quantitative Aptitude.
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Disha Publication; Third edition This book will provide aspirants with the questions from aptitude and Data Interpretation
Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal This book will help in the reasoning type questions.
A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali This is a book which has reasoning type questions and contains a various questions on verbal and non-verbal reasoning
General Knowledge Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information Publisher: N.S. Toor Book helps in covering Bank Exams related current issues.
Lucent General Knowledge Dr Binay Karna & R. P. Suman A complete book for general knowledge

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Frequently Asked Questions about SEBI Grade-A Officer Exam

Is there a sectional cut off in the SEBI Grade A examination?

Yes, in addition to the overall cut off, SEBI Grade A will have a sectional cut off.

What are the SEBI Grade A cut-off marks?

The minimum cut off marks that a candidate must obtain in both rounds are 40% of the total marks.

Are the marks obtained in Phase I taken into account for final selection in SEBI Grade A Exam?

Marks obtained in Phase I will only be used to screen applicants for the Phase II examination process and will not be utilised to determine final candidate selection.

Is it possible for a candidate to select Hindi as a language in the SEBI Grade A Exam?

Except for the Language test, the exam pattern is offered in both English and Hindi.

What is the maximum number of attempts for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2022?

Candidates can apply for SEBI Grade A Recruitment if they meet the eligibility requirements. There is no limit on the number of attempts by the organisation.

What is the overall cut off required to qualify the Phase 2 of the SEBI Grade A Exam?

In order to be eligible for the Interview round a candidate needs to score 30% marks in the Paper 1 and 40% marks in Paper 2. In addition, the overall cut off for Phase 2 is 50%.

What is the starting pay for a SEBI Grade A Assistant Manager?

SEBI Assistant Manager Grade A salaries range from Rs 73000 to Rs107000,along with other allowances and benefits.

What is the job description of a SEBI Assistant Manager?

As an Assistant Manager at SEBI, you will be responsible for numerous legal procedures, maintaining workflow, overseeing various acquisitions and mergers, and other tasks will be assigned based on the position you have obtained.

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