Established in 1988,
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) protects the interests of
investors in securities and regulates the securities and commodities market in
India. Online Examination for SEBI Grade A is conducted for various streams like Research, Engineering, Official
Language, Information Technology and Legal. Applicants willing to secure a job
can apply for Grade A officer post, for which SEBI conducts the exam once in a
Let’s talk about the four
Key Points That can Help you Crack SEBI Recruitment:
● Steps Of Selection: Recruitment of SEBI Officer Grade A for various streams has been diversified mainly into three stages. Take a brief look at the exam pattern before getting into the preparation strategy. ❏ Phase-1 (Prelims): This is an online screening examination and bifurcated into two parts along with the provision of negative marking in each.Paper-I is applicable for all streams and is composed of 100 marks, all of which are multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The exam duration is 1 hour with cutoff marks of 30%. Paper-II consists of 100 marks, all of which can be scored through multiple-choice questions. It holds a cutoff of 40% and is conducted for 40 minutes for the General stream. Moreover, Specialized subjects and Research stream also incorporates MCQs along with 40% cutoff and 40 minutes of the period.
❏ Phase 2 (Mains): This part of the online exam consists of two papers comprising 100 marks each. Paper-I and General Stream are common to all aspirants. Pretenders need to score more marks in this phase as the score from this phase is used while preparing the final merit list. Paper-I is an English Descriptive test on given topics to check the drafting skills organized for 60 Minutes including 30% cutoff. Paper-II is also of 100 Marks, containing 30% cutoff and multiple-choice questions on subjects for 60 minutes in General stream and, for Specialized subjects and Research stream for 40 minutes of duration including 40% cutoff.
❏ Phase 3 (Interview): At this stage of the exam, the board of interviewers judge essential qualities like attitude, frame of mind and confidence level of appearing candidates. As stated, marks obtained in Interview and Phase 2 are considered while preparing the final merit list.
● The Course of Study: Syllabus of Phase-1 for paper-I is common for all the candidates. This phase incorporates four sections: ❏ English Language-Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks etc.
❏ Reasoning-Syllogisms, Inequalities, Machine Input-Output, Puzzles etc.
❏ Quantitative Aptitude-Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Average, Ratio and Proportion etc.
❏ General Awareness-Financial Awareness, Important Economics, Current Affairs, Sports etc.
Paper-II is identical for Phase-I and Phase-II of General stream and its syllabus incorporates Commerce & Accountancy, Management, Finance topics, Costing, Companies Act, Economics, each of which is furthermore diversified.
● Preparation Strategy: Nowadays competitive exams try to check multiple concepts in a single question. Therefore, it is important to be thorough with all the concepts, followed by ample practise of mock tests & sample papers. Understand and analyze your weaknesses and strengths through these tests and apply corrective mechanisms. There are four sections in Paper 1 of Phase I so prepare for each accordingly.
● Traverse the Interview: Questions asked in the interview could be based on your Academics, Relevant stream, Personal interest, banking, finance, etc. Identify your most comfortable areas, and make sure that these include current affairs, favourite subjects, hobbies and so on. And mention them during the interview along with your strengths and interests, as interviewers tend to ask questions from topics that you mention. Sometimes, the interview can head into uncharted territories, but that is just to check your articulation and discriminating abilities.