SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 – Important Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application Process and Result

SEBI Grade A Exam

The Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will tentatively start the online application process for Officer Grade A recruitment in September 2019 and will continue till October 2019. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for various posts through the official website.

As per the official notification, “Candidates are permitted to apply for posts in multiple streams as per their educational qualifications. Separate on-line application for each stream will have to be submitted and the requisite fee is to be paid for each application.”

SEBI conducts recruitment examination for Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) posts for various streams such as General, Information Technology, Legal, Engineering, Official Language, and Research.

The Security & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is a statutory regulatory body established through an Act of Parliament to:

  • Regulate the securities market
  • Promote the development of the securities market
  • Protect the interests of investors in securities

So, if you are interested in working with the reputed SEBI, go through the article to know about eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, application process, and more.

SEBI Grade A Exam Latest Update: SEBI will start the online application process for officer Grade A exam in September 2019. The application process will continue till October 2019. The SEBI Grade A exam will be conducted in November/ December 2019.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 – Quick Overview

Exam Name

SEBI Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) 2019 Exam

Exam conducting authority

Securities and Exchange Board of India

Official website

Mode of Exam


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Vacancies

To be Announced

SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 Important Dates

Following is the tentative schedule for SEBI Grade A exam 2019:

SEBI Grade A Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins

Third week of September 2019

Online application process ends

First week of October 2019

Availability of admit cards

Will be intimated by SMS/Email

Phase I online examination

Third week of November 2019

Phase II online examination

Third week of December 2019

Phase III Interview

Dates will be intimated

Result announcement

Yet to be announced

SEBI Grade A Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

SEBI Grade A 2019 Exam Pattern

Selection through SEBI Grade A exam is done in three phases:

  • Phase I – Online exam
  • Phase II – Online exam consisting of three papers
  • Interview

Phase I – Online Exam Pattern

The online examination is of two hours duration consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The exam pattern is different for different posts. Check out the tables given below:



Maximum Marks


General, Legal, Information Technology and Engineering

English Language


120 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude


Test of Reasoning


General Awareness


Awareness about Securities Market


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Qualifying Marks: Candidates need to secure a minimum of 40% cut-off in each subject separately for qualifying Phase I. Please note that the marks of Phase I exam will not be considered for the final selection of the candidates.

Phase II – Online Exam

Phase II exam is also an online exam which consists of three papers of total 300 marks. Here is the paper pattern:



Maximum Marks



Paper I: Securities Market (MCQs)


40 minutes

Paper II: English (Writing Skills) (Descriptive)


60 minutes

Paper III: Economic & Social Issues and Finance & Management (MCQs)


40 minutes

Legal/Information Technology/Engineering

Paper I: Financial Sector (MCQs)


40 minutes

Paper II: English (Writing Skills) (Descriptive)


60 minutes

Paper III: Specialized subject related to stream (MCQs)


40 minutes

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Qualifying Marks: Minimum 40% marks in each paper.

NOTE: All papers in Phase I and Phase II (except English) will be in both English and Hindi languages.


Candidates who qualify Phase II examinations are shortlisted for the Interview phase. The list of shortlisted candidates is released on SEBI’s official website, The final selection will be done on the basis of candidates’ marks in Phase II online exam and Interview. 85% weightage will be given to marks of Phase II exam while 15% weightage will be given to Interview marks.

SEBI Grade A Exam Syllabus

SEBI Grade A exam syllabus can be downloaded from the official notification. Candidates are accessed on various abilities such as Quantitative Aptitude, reasoning skills, understanding of English language, general awareness and professional knowledge.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 Eligibility

Before applying for the exam, make sure you meet the Grade A exam eligibility criteria.

Age Limit

Candidates must not be more than 30 years of age as on 31st August 2019 (born on or after 1st September 1989). Candidates belonging to SC/ST category will get 5 years relaxation in age limit while those belonging to OBC category will get 3 years relaxation.

Educational Qualification

Educational qualification differs for different posts. Here are the details:

For General (any one of the following degree)

  • Master’s degree in any discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Company Secretary
  • Cost & Work Accountant

For Legal

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognised institute.

For Information Technology

  • Graduate in engineering (computer science/information technology/electronics and communication/electrical/electronic)


  • Master’s degree in Computer Application


  • Graduate degree in any discipline with a post-graduate degree (minimum 2 years duration) in information technology/computers.

For Engineering (Civil)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

For Engineering (Electrical)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Note: Candidates who have given the final year exam and are waiting for their result are also eligible for the exam. However, they will be eligible for a job at SEBI only on production of documents supporting their qualification.

SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 Application Process

Candidates are advised to apply online only through the official website within the given application time period. Applications will not be accepted through any other mode. The online application link will remain active from September to October 2019.

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Steps to Apply for SEBI Grade A Exam

  • Go to SEBI’s website;
  • Click on ‘SEBI Recruitment of Officers in Grade A – Online Registration’ link on the home-page.
  • Click on the ‘Online Registration Link’
  • Click on the link for new registration – ‘Click here for New Registration’.
  • Read the important instructions and continue.
  • Enter your name, contact details, and email id to register. A registration number and password will be displayed on the screen. These details will also be shared through SMS and email provided by the candidate.
  • Log-in using the registration number and password to complete the application form. If you cannot fill the form in one go, use “SAVE AND NEXT” button to save the data already entered and log out. You can log in again to complete the form.
  • Fill all the details carefully and check them before hitting the “FINAL SUBMIT” button.
  • Upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature as per the specification mentioned in the official notification.
  • Proceed to “Payment” option. Application fee can be paid by internet banking, debit cards, credit cards, and mobile wallets. E-receipt will be generated upon successful completion of the transaction. Candidates are advised to take the print out of the e-receipt.
  • Once the application process is complete, take a printout of the confirmation page/completed application form.

Important Note: Do not send system generated print out of filled-in application form to SEBI’s office.

Application Fee

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.




₹ 850/-


₹ 100/-

Other Details

SEBI Officer Grade A Vacancy Details

The vacancy details will be known only when the official notification will release.

SEBI Grade A Officer Exam Admit Card

Admit cards for SEBI Officer Grade A exam 2019 will be intimated through SMS/Email message. Applicants should download the admit card only from the official website using their registered id and password. Check all the details carefully; if you notice any discrepancy, inform the exam conducting authority. Do carry the admit card to the examination venue, it is mandatory for making entry to the examination hall.

SEBI Officer Grade A Exam Result

Result date for SEBI Grade A exam 2019 is yet to be announced. The result will be uploaded to the “Career” section on the official website. Candidates can log-in with their registration ID and password to check the result.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: When will be the SEBI Grade A Exam 2019 application form available?

SEBI Grade A exam 2019 application forms will be available on the official website from September to October 2019.

Q: What is the date of online examination for SEBI Grade A exam?

The SEBI Grade A Online exam Phase I will be conducted in November 2019 and Phase II exam will be conducted in December 2019.

Q: What is the eligibility for posts in the Legal stream?

Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognised institute is the educational qualification required for the SEBI Grade A exam. Candidates whose final year result is yet to be released are also eligible for the exam.

Q: What is the specification for the scanned image of the photograph?

Recent passport size coloured photograph in 200 x 230 pixels. The file size (scanned image) should be between 20 – 50 KB.

Q: What is the specification for the signature image?

Sign on a plain white paper with a black ink pen. The size of the scanned image should be between 10 – 20 KB with dimensions 140 x 160.

Q: How can I get the registration number and password if forgotten?

You can find these details on your registered email id or mobile number. Registration number and password are sent through email and SMS at the time of registration.