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SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Check Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme Here

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Dec 24, 2020

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December 24, 2020: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently invited applications to fill in a total of 147 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Manager in Legal, Information Technology, General, and Engineering Stream. A huge number of candidates applied for the SEBI recruitment 2020 and they will be required to appear for the SEBI Officer Grade A Exams. Now, with the latest notification by SEBI, it has been decided that the Phase 1 online exam will be conducted on January 17, 2021, while the Phase 2 online exam will be held on February 27, 2021. 

Therefore, the candidates who are going to take up the SEBI Officer Grade A Phase 1 online exam 2020 must know the exam pattern, exam duration, marking scheme, overall syllabus, number of questions asked, total marks, and negative marking for effective and better preparations of the upcoming exam in January 2021. 

Check: SEBI Grade A 2020: Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Exam Pattern 

Candidates who have registered for the SEBI Officer Grade A recruitment 2020 for the posts of Assistant Manager in General, Engineering, IT, and Legal are required to qualify 3 stages of selection which are as follows: 

  • 1st Phase: Online Test
  • 2nd Phase: Online Test
  • 3rd Phase: Personal Interview 

Those who qualify all the 2 stages of selection are then finalized for the posts of SEBI Officer Grade A. 

SEBI Officer Grade A Exam Pattern 2020: Phase 1 

The phase 1 online exam of SEBI Officer Grade A is common for all the candidates who have chosen different streams. Candidates can go through the table below to know the sections, time duration, and the maximum marks for both the papers below. 
 

Phase 1 Of SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Paper 1 
Subjects  Maximum Marks  Time duration 
General Awareness  100 marks  60 minutes 
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability 


 

Phase 1 Of SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Paper 2 
Subjects  Maximum Marks  Time duration 
Commerce/ Management/ Accountancy/ Costing/ Finance/ Companies Act/ Economics 100 marks  40 minutes 
Engineering (Civil & Electrical), Legal, Information Technology Stream and Official Language stream 100 marks  40 minutes 
Economics/ Econometrics/ Statistics/ Finance/ Commerce 

SEBI Officer Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern 2020: Highlights 

Candidates can check the highlights table for the phase 1 of the SEBI Officer Grade A Exam Pattern 2020. 
 

Name of the Exam  SEBI Officer Grade A Phase 1 Exam 2020
Exam mode  Online 
Language  English & Hindi (bilingual) 
Duration  Paper 1: 60 mins Paper 2: 80 mins 
Total marks for paper 1 & paper 2  Paper 1: 100 marks Paper 2: 200 marks 
Negative marking  0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong attempt 
Cutoff  Paper 1: 30% Paper 2: 40% 

Check: SEBI Grade A 2020: Preparation Tips 

SEBI Officer Grade A Exam Pattern 2020: Phase 2 

The phase 2 of the SEBI Officer Grade A Exam is different for the candidates who have opted various streams. Go through the table below to know the exam pattern for the phase 2 SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020. 
 

Phase 2 Of SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Paper 1 
Subjects  Maximum Marks  Time duration 
All the Streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills of the candidates  100 marks  60 minutes 


 

Phase 2 Of SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Paper 2 
Subjects  Maximum Marks  Time duration 
Commerce/ Management/ Accountancy/ Costing/ Finance/ Companies Act/ Economics 100 marks  40 minutes 
Legal/ Engineering(Civil & Electrical)/ Official Language 100 marks  40 minutes 
Economics/ Econometrics/ Statistics/Finance/ Commerce

SEBI Officer Grade A Phase 2 Exam Pattern 2020: Highlights 

 Candidates can go through the table below to know the exam pattern highlights for the phase 2 of the SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020. 

Name of the Exam  SEBI Officer Grade A Phase 2 Exam 2020 
Language  English & Hindi (bilingual) 
Duration  Paper 1: 60 mins Paper 2: 40 mins 
Total marks for paper 1 & paper 2  Paper 1: 100 marks Paper 2: 200 marks 
Negative marking  ¼ marks will be deducted for every wrong attempt 
Cutoff  Paper 1: 30% Paper 2: 40% 

Check: SEBI Grade A 2020: Results & Counselling 

SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Selection Process 

Candidates who will qualify both the sectional and overall cutoff marks of the phase 2 SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020 will be then called for the next stage of selection, i.e the Personal Interview. This will be conducted in both English and Hindi and the candidates can prefer any language to appear for the SEBI Officer Grade A Interview 2020. Phase 2 of the SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020 will have the weightage of 85% while the marks obtained in the interview process will have a weightage of 15%. 

Check: SEBI Grade A 2020: Selection Process 

SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020: Final Selection 

Candidates will be finally selected for the posts of Assistant Manager (Officer Grade A) in all the streams including General, IT, Legal, and Engineering based on their marks obtained in the phase 1 & 2, and phase 3 of the SEBI Officer Grade A Exam 2020. 

Check the Latest SEBI Grade A 2020 News HERE

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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