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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    Phase 1: 300 Phase 2: 300
  • Medium of the exam
    Hindi and English
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    January 05, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    January 05, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    January 24, 2022
  • Exam Date
    Phase 1: February 20, 2022 Phase 2: April 03, 2022
  • Result
    To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates having Indian nationality can apply. Only a Maharashtra domicile can apply for SEBI Grade A Assistant Manager for General Stream.

SEBI Grade A Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

There are six streams for SEBI Grade A Assistant Manager. The educational qualifications for each stream are different. The stream-wise educational qualification is provided here.

Stream Educational Qualification
General Master’s Degree in any discipline, Bachelors’ Degree in Law, Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA / CFA /CS /Cost Accountant.
Legal Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized Institute /University.
Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical /Electronics /Electronics And Communication /Information Technology/Computer Science) OR Masters in Computers Application OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a postgraduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers/Information Technology.
Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/ Electrical Engineering from a recognized Institute/University.
Research Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) / Commerce / Econometrics /Economics /Statistics from a recognized University/ Institute.
Official Language Master’s Degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level or Master’s Degree in Commerce/ Economics / English /Sanskrit with Hindi as a subject at Bachelor’s Degree level from a recognized Institute/University.

SEBI Grade A Eligibility: Age Limit

The candidate must fulfill the age criteria as per the releasing date of the official notification. Age criteria are as follows:

  • The maximum age limit is 30 years, i.e. the candidate should not be born on or before 01st March 1991.
  • Age relaxation is provided for the reserved categories as per the government norms. See the table below:-
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
Other Backward Classes(OBC), Non-Creamy layer (OBC-NCL) 3 years
The person with disabilities(General) 10 years
The person with disabilities (SC/ST) 15 years
The person with disabilities (OBC) 13 years
Ex-Service-men/ Disabled Ex-Service-men 5 years
Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1981- 31st December 1982 5 years
Exam Pattern

There are three stages in this exam. Candidates should clear all three stages to be qualified to join SEBI. They are

  • Phase-1 Online Screening Test,
  • Phase-2 Online Test,
  • Interview

SEBI Grade A Phase-1 Online Test

An online screening examination consists of two papers. There are 100 multiple choice questions for each paper. The exam pattern is:-

Paper Streams/Subjects Maximum Marks Duration Cut off
Paper 1 All Streams:-Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including questions related to the Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Test of Reasoning. 100 60 minutes 30%
Paper 2 General Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40%
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ-s) on Specialized subject related to stream 100 40 minutes 40%
Research Stream:-Multiple choice Questions(MCQ-s) on subjects of Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, and Commerce
Aggregate Cut-off 40%

SEBI Grade A Phase-2 On-Line Test

An online examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each. See the table:

Paper Streams/Subjects Maximum Marks Duration Cut off Weightage
Paper 1 All streams:-English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills 100 60 minutes 30% 1/3rd
Paper 2 General Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream: Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ-s) on Specialized subject-related to stream 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Research Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects of Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, and Commerce
Aggregate Cut off 40%



Candidates other than General Stream are advised to go to the annexure part of the official notification to see detailed information on their syllabus. The syllabus for Paper 2 of both Phases is as follows:

Here is the SEBI Grade A syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase I & Phase II in General Stream:

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

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