Preparation Tips for SEBI Grade A Interview 2020

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Jul 16, 2020

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Sudeshna Bhar

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SEBI Interview is the third and final stage of the SEBI selection process for the post of Assistant Manager. Only the candidates who will qualify SEBI Phase-II online examination will be called for the interview. This interview has a weightage of 15% of the total marks. The final merit list will be declared on the SEBI official website based on the phase-II and interview’s combined marks.

Candidates must know that the interview is not just about the knowledge, it is also about your personality, skills and experience and physiology. There will be experienced people to judge you whether you are a deserving candidate for the post or not.

Do’s and Don'ts for SEBI Interview Preparation

There are few things that a candidate should follow while preparing for SEBI Interview in his/her preparation days as well as on the day of Interview:


  • Start your preparation as soon as possible. Do not wait for the result of SEBI Phase-II. Preparing for Interviews will take more time than you can expect.
  • Keep yourself updated on the current situation of SEBI, the changes of SEBI functions, SEBI System, contemporary issues of SEBI, etc.
  • Current affairs that are business-related, finance-related, banking related, etc. are also important for the SEBI interview round preparation.
  • Give mock interviews to get habituated with the atmosphere and the pressure of the Interview. This will make you feel comfortable in the original Interview.
  • Start learning about body language and facial expressions. This can save you from making a bad impression.
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  • On the day of the interview, maintain a formal appearance. Do not wear any bright colours or unnecessary accessories such as sunglasses.
  • Avoid smoking on the day of the interview. This can leave a bad impression on the board members.
  • Do not wear any electronic gadgets which are banned by SEBI. This can lead an interviewee to be disqualified.
  • Stay calm and composed irrespective of the circumstances.
  • Do not lie to the interviewer to create a good impression. If the falsified information is

Key questions

In the SEBI Grade 'A' interview, expect a majority of questions that test your areas of specialization you are appearing for. These areas can be broadly divided as follows:

Personal questions

To start with, apart from the personal questions about your hobbies, strengths, weakness, career goals, and achievements, and so on, you need to be thoroughly prepared with all the details given by you in your resume. Sometimes, the interviewer might ask you to tell something that is not mentioned in your resume. In such cases, what they are primarily checking is your articulation and discriminating abilities.

Profile Based Questions

Based on your graduation discipline you can expect basic level questions on the same. In case you have prior work experience, then expect questions like reasons for leaving your previous job and why do you want to shift to SEBI. So what is needed here is a logical answer convincing enough to justify your shift.

Academic Questions

This area is especially important if you are a fresher. You should expect questions on the core subjects of your specialization. For instance, a commerce graduate should be prepared with questions on Accounts, Business Studies, Organizational Research, etc.

Questions on Banking Sectors

Questions on banking and finance test your basic knowledge about key concepts, historical evolution, and the working of important institutions like SEBI, RBI, NABARD, etc.

Current Affairs

The interview panel expects the candidates to have a fair knowledge of recent developments in fields affecting the capital market in India and across the world.

The interview will be more of a discussion rather than a one-on-one conversation. We hope our advice will be helpful to you to prepare for the SEBI Exam and get through all the stages of the SEBI exam. We wish you all the best for your journey.

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