SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022 & Exam Pattern, Download PDF

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022: As SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification has been released on 05th January 2022 announcing that phase-1 online exam to be held on 20th February and phase- 2 on 20th March & o3rd April 2022. The candidates interested in SEBI Grade A vacancies must be rushing to prepare for the examinations. To help you in a better way, we have provided the updated SEBI Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern. If you are one of those who are beginning with your preparation for SEBI Grade A 2022, then you must not skip any topic mentioned in this article. To ace good marks, the candidates must prepare as per the SEBI Grade A Syllabus which is discussed in detail here. 

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022

Being familiar with the SEBI Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern is the most essential step for any aspirant, to begin with, their preparation. Before proceeding to SEBI Grade A Syllabus for each subject, let’s have a look at the highlights for SEBI Grade A Exam 2022 from the below table- 

Exam Conducting Body Securities and Exchange Board of India
Exam Name SEBI Grade A 2022
Mode of Exam Online
Category Syllabus
Phase-I Exam Date 20th February 2022
Phase-II Exam Date 20th March 2022 & 03rd April 2022
Marking Scheme 1 Mark
Negative Marking ¼th mark 
Selection Process Phase-I Online Examination
Phase-II Online Examination
Phase-III Interview Round
Official website https://www.sebi.gov.in/

SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification Out- Click to Check

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

The selection of the candidate will be done through 2 online examinations followed by an interview round. Phase-1 is a screening test and the marks scored in this stage will not be considered for final selection. The final merit list for SEBI Grade A 2022 will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in mains & interview round. SEBI Grade A Syllabus consists of two online papers for which the complete exam pattern is as follows-

SEBI Grade A Phase-1 Exam Pattern

1. An online examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each. 

2. Paper-1 will be of 60 minutes (1 hour) duration and common for all streams. 

3. Paper-2 will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions, the duration of each section is 40 minutes. 

4. The Aggregate Cut-off to be scored is 40%.

5. There shall be a negative marking of ¼th mark for both Paper-1 & 2.

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

SEBI Grade A Phase-2 Exam Pattern

1. An online examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each. 

2. Paper-1 will be descriptive in nature and the duration will be 60 minutes (1 hour)

3. Paper-2 will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions, the duration of each section is 40 minutes. 

4. The Aggregate Cut-off to be scored is 50%.

5. There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase II

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:-Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream: Specialized subject-related to stream 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Research Stream:-Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, and Commerce
Information Technology Stream: Coding Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python) 100 180 minutes 40% 2/3rd

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Phase-1

SEBI Grade A Syllabus Phase I for Paper I will be common for all the candidates and to get shortlisted for Phase-2 & interview round, the candidate must have to qualify the 1st stage for which the SEBI Grade A Syllabus has been discussed in the below section of this article. 

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper-1

Paper, I will have four sections: English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness (including Financial Awareness). Go through the topics to be covered for SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Phase-1 as mentioned below. 

English Language

  1. Error Spotting
  2. Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors
  3. Paragraph Completion
  4. Sentence Rearrangement
  5. Comprehension
  6. Fill in the Blanks
  7. Passages
  8. Synonyms and Antonyms
  9. Active and Passive Voice
  10. Direct and Indirect Speech
  11. Idioms & Phrases etc.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Puzzles
  2. Seating Arrangements
  3. Direction Sense
  4. Blood Relations
  5. Syllogisms
  6. Inequalities
  7. Order and Ranking
  8. Coding-Decoding
  9. Machine Input-Output
  10. Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  11. Data Sufficiency
  12. Number System and Conversions
  13. Logical Reasoning etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Data Interpretation
  2. Inequalities
  3. Number Series
  4. Approximation and Simplification
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. HCF and LCM
  7. Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Time and work & Pipe and cistern
  10. Permutation, Combination & Probability
  11. Problem on Ages
  12. Work and Time
  13. Speed Distance and Time
  14. Mensuration
  15. Average, Ratio and Proportion, etc.

General Awareness

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Financial Awareness
  3. Current Affairs – National & International
  4. Budget
  5. Awards and Honours
  6. Important Financial & Economic News
  7. Important Days
  8. International & National Organizations
  9. Sports
  10. Books and Authors
  11. Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  12. Countries & Capitals etc

SEBI Grade A Syllabus- Subject wise

Check the subject-wise topics to be prepared for SEBI Grade A 2022 Exam from the below section and boost up by revising each topic till the time you are confident about your preparation. 

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for  Commerce & Accountancy

  1. Accounting as a financial information system
  2. Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
  3. Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis
  4. Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
  5. Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
  6. Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Management

  1. Management:-its nature and scope; The Management Processes. Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing, and Controlling.
  2. The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader.
  3. Leadership Styles;-Leadership Theories;A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  4. Human Resource Development:-Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD
  5. Motivation, Morale, and Incentives:-Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  6. 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.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Finance

Financial System:- Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in the Financial Sector.

Financial Markets:- Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

General topics:-

  1. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
  2. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
  3. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  4. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  5. Direct and Indirect taxes;-Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act(FRBM),
  6. Inflation:-Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI-components, and trends

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Costing

  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)

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Companies Act

The Companies Act, 2013- Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XXVII.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Economics

  1. 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
  2. Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus- Stream Wise

The syllabus for each of the specialized streams – Legal, Information Technology, Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Research Streams, Official Language Stream is given below. Choose the stream you have applied for and begin with your preparation. 

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Legal Stream

Phase I Phase II
  1. Constitution of India
  2. Law of Contracts
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Law of Evidence
  5. Code of Civil Procedure
  6. Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice
  7. Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes
  8. Important Latin terms and maxims
  9. Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act
  10. Arbitration and Conciliation Act
  11. Transfer of Property Act
  12. Companies Act, 2013
  13. Securities Laws – SEBI Act
  1. Constitution of India
  2. Law of Contracts
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Law of Evidence
  5. Code of Civil Procedure
  6. Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice
  7. Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes
  8. Important Latin terms and maxims
  9. Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act
  10. Arbitration and Conciliation Act
  11. Transfer of Property Act,1882
  12. Corporate Law- Companies Act, 2013, Ltd. Liability Partnership Act 2008, Insolvency & Bankruptcy code
  13. Securities Laws – SEBI Act
  14. Taxation

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Information Technology

Phase 1 IT Stream

  1. Database Concepts
  2. SQL Queries
  3. Programming Concepts (Java/C C++ )
  4. Data Analytics Languages (Python / R)
  5. Algorithms for problem-solving
  6. Networking Concepts
  7. Information & Cyber Security Concepts
  8. Data warehousing
  9. Shell Programming

Phase 2 IT Stream

Topic Concept Language to test concepts Weightage
Algorithms Sorting, Searching, Greedy
Algorithms, Dynamic Programming,
Backtracking, Divide and Conquer,
Pattern Searching
C++/JAVA/Python 40
Data Structure Array, Linked List, Stack, Queue,
Binary Tree, Indexing, Binary Search
Tree, Heap, Hashing, Matrix
C++/JAVA/Python 40
String Manipulation Length, Substring, Regex, Search C++/JAVA/Python 20
Total 100

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Research Stream

  1. Economics: Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income, Determination of output and employment, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money, IS-LM,
    Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.
  2. Public Economics: Public Goods, Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Progressive and nonProgressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of Taxation, Public expenditure, Public Debt, Public Budget and Budget Multiplier
  3. Statistics and Econometrics: Measures of Central tendency & dispersions, Correlation, Sampling methods, Sampling Distribution, Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing, Regression Analysis.
  4. International Economics: Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions: BIS, IOSCO, IMF & World Bank
  5. Financial Markets: Asymmetric Information, Market Model, Market Efficiency, Primary Market, Secondary Market, Commodity Markets, Mutual Funds, Stock Exchanges, Depositories, Clearing Corporations, Credit Rating Agencies, Corporate Debt Market. Forwards, Futures, Options, Hedging, Speculation and Arbitrage.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Official Language

  1. भारत सरकार की राजभाषा नीति से सम्बंधित प्रश्न  (Official Language Policy of the Govt. of India)
  2. हिन्दी से अंग्रेजी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्यांश/ वाक्य / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]
  3. अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्यांश / वाक्य / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]
  4. हिन्दी से अंग्रेजी – विधिक  शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)
  5. अंग्रेजी से हिन्दी – विधिक  शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)
  6. हिन्दी से अंग्रेजी – प्रशासनिक/ बैंकिंग/ पूंजी बाज़ार संबंधी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)
  7. अंग्रेजी से हिन्दी – प्रशासनिक/ बैंकिंग/ पूंजी बाज़ार संबंधी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)

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