SEBI Grade A Exam 2018 – Important Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Application Process, Result

SEBI Grade A Exam

The Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has started the online application process for Officer Grade A recruitment on 15th September 2018. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for various posts latest by 7th October 2018.

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 has started the online application process for officer Grade A exam on 15th September. The last date to apply for the exam is 7th October. The SEBI Grade A exam 2018 will be conducted on 17th November 2018 (Phase I) and 16th December 2018 (Phase II).

SEBI Grade A Exam 2018 – Quick Overview

Exam Name

SEBI Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) 2018 Exam

Exam conducting authority

Securities and Exchange Board of India

Official website

https://www.sebi.gov.in/

Mode of Exam

Online

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Vacancies

120


Available Application Forms

SEBI Grade A Exam 2018 Important Dates

Following is the tentative schedule for SEBI Grade A exam 2018

SEBI Grade A Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins

15th September 2018

Online application process ends

7th October 2018

Availability of admit cards

Will be intimated by SMS/Email

Phase I online examination

17th November 2018

Phase II online examination

16th December 2018

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 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

SEBI Grade A 2018 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:

Department/Stream

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration

General, Legal, Information Technology and Engineering

English Language

40

120 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

Test of Reasoning

40

General Awareness

40

Awareness about Securities Market

40

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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:

Department/Stream

Subjects/Papers

Maximum Marks

Duration

General

Paper I: Securities Market (MCQs)

100

40 minutes

Paper II: English (Writing Skills) (Descriptive)

100

60 minutes

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

100

40 minutes

Legal/Information Technology/Engineering

Paper I: Financial Sector (MCQs)

100

40 minutes

Paper II: English (Writing Skills) (Descriptive)

100

60 minutes

Paper III: Specialized subject related to stream (MCQs)

100

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.

Interview

Candidates who qualify Phase II examinations are shortlisted for the Interview phase. The list of shortlisted candidates is released on SEBI’s official website, https://www.sebi.gov.in. 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 2018 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 2018 (born on or after 1st September 1988). 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)

Or

  • Master’s degree in Computer Application

Or

  • 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 2018 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 become active from 15th September to 7th October 2018.

Documents Requirements and Complete Details - Know More 

Steps to Apply for SEBI Grade A Exam

  • Go to SEBI’s website; https://www.sebi.gov.in
  • Click on ‘SEBI Recruitment of Officers in Grade A – Online Registration open from 15.09.2018 till 07.10.2018 (Check Careers section)’ 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.

Category

Amount

Unreserved/OBC

₹ 850/-

SC/ST/PWD

₹ 100/-


Other Details

SEBI Officer Grade A Vacancy Details

Here are the vacancy details as per the latest intimation for 2018 recruitment:

Streams

Number of Posts

General

84

Legal

18

Information Technology

08

Engineering (Civil)

05

Engineering (Electrical)

05

TOTAL

120

Selected candidates will have to undergo a probation period of two years.

SEBI Grade A Officer Exam Admit Card

Admit cards for SEBI Officer Grade A exam 2018 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 2018 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 2018 application form available?

SEBI Grade A exam 2018 application forms are available on the official website from 15th September to 7th October 2018.

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

The SEBI Grade A Online exam Phase I will be conducted on 17th November 2018 and Phase II exam will be conducted on 16th December 2018.

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.


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