The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has published the revised schedule for conducting the Grade A Exam. As per the schedule, SEBI Grade A Phase I examination will be held on 17 January 2021. On the other hand, the Phase II online examination will be conducted on 27 February 2021. The Phase II examination is based on Information Technology, which will be the coding test. The application fees are INR 1000/- for unreserved candidates and INR 100/- for reserved candidates. To know the application process, Check Application Process of SEBI Grade A 2020.
This is the third time that SEBI has extended the last date to apply for Grade A Officer Recruitment 2020 due to COVID-19 ongoing situation. Previously the last date of application and payments were on May 31, 2020. SEBI Grade A 2020 is offering 147 vacancies for the post of the Assistant Manager 2020 for which candidates can apply online available on the official website.
A SEBI Grade A Officer gets approx. Rs. 1,07,000/- per month without accommodation and Rs. 73,000/- per month with accommodation along with perks and allowances. Know more about the SEBI Grade A 2020: Vacancy, Salary Structure, Work Profile and Promotion
The SEBI Grade A exam offers entry-level job designations like Grade A officers. If you want to be a part of this organization, this is the best way to begin your career. The following table depicts the different factors about the exam that you should know about the organization:
|Name of Exam||SEBI Grade Assistant Manager|
|Organization Name||Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)|
|Post||Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager)|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Application Fees||SC/ST/PWD - INR 100/- General/OBC/EWS - 1000/-|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Job Location||Across India|
|SEBI Grade A 2020 Notification||March 07, 2020|
|SEBI Apply Online 2020 Starting Date||March 07, 2020|
|Last Date of SEBI 2020 Apply Online||July 31st, 2020 (extended)|
|SEBI Grade A Admit Card||To be notified|
|SEBI Phase-I Online Examination||July 04, 2020 (postponed)|
|SEBI Phase-II Online Examination||August 23rd, 2020 (Revised)|
|SEBI Grade A Interview||To be notified|
For the post of SEBI Grade A 2020, the basic eligibility criteria are conditions of educational qualification and age limit. Candidates are permitted to apply for a maximum of 2 streams only for which he/she is eligible to apply, based on their educational qualifications. Here is detailed educational criteria and Age-limit has been mentioned below:
|General||General stream candidates should hold a Masters degree in any discipline, OR Bachelors degree in Law / Engineering OR Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary / Chartered Financial Analyst / Cost & Work Accountant|
|Legal||Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University / Institute.|
|Information Technology||Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical / Electronics / Electronics And Communication / Information Technology / Computer Science) OR Masters in Computers Application OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a postgraduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers / Information Technology.|
|Engineering (Civil)||Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University / Institute|
|Electrical Engineering||Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University / Institute|
|Research||Master’s Degree in Statistics / Economics / Commerce / Business Administration (Finance) / Econometrics from a recognized University / Institute|
|Official Language||Master’s Degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level or Master’s Degree in Sanskrit / English / Economics / Commerce with Hindi as a subject at Bachelor’s Degree level from a recognized University / Institute|
|Other backward classes (OBC) Non-Creamy layer(OBC-NCL)||3 years|
|The person with disabilities (General)||10 years|
|The person with disabilities (SC /ST)||15 years|
|The person with disabilities (OBC)||13 years|
|Ex-Service-men/Disabled Ex-Service-men||5 years|
|Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1981||5 years|
Know details about SEBI Grade A 2020: Eligibility criteria and Vacancy
Candidates who have not applied for SEBI Grade A 2020 as well as wish to apply yet very confused about the application process of this exam, can follow the below-mentioned steps while applying :
Check How to Apply for SEBI Grade Assistant Manager 2020?
|UR/OBC/EWS||INR 1000/-+ intimation charges|
|SC/ST/PwBD||INR 100/- + intimation charges|
SEBI has declared a detailed guideline for uploading the required documents. In the below tabular, candidates will find a summarized list of documents that are required to complete the application process:
|Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)||200 x 230 pixels||20kb-50kb.||.JPG/ JPEG|
|Signature||140 x 60 pixels||10kb –20kb||.JPG/ JPEG|
|Left Thumb Impression||140 x 60 pixels||10kb –20kb||.JPG/ JPEG|
|Handwriting Declaration||140 x 60 pixels||20kb –50 kb||.JPG/ JPEG|
For detailed guidelines of the Application process, Check How to Apply for SEBI Grade Assistant Manager 2020?
It is duly advised that you should download your SEBI Admit Card 2020 within a few days after they release it on their official website. This will save you from last-minute hustle and time. Candidates will not be allowed in the exam hall of SEBI 2020 without the hard copy of the admit card. The following paragraph, candidates will find a step-by-step procedure of download the admit card:
Step-1: Visit the SEBI official website i.e. sebi.gov.in
Step-2: Then go to the “About” tab and click on the tab named “Career”
Step-3: Click on “SEBI Recruitment – 2020 – Download of Call Letter” under the Human Resource Department (HRD) section.
Step-4: Enter the required information:
Step-5: Click on “Submit”
Step-6: The SEBI Grade A 2020 Admit Card will be on your display.
Step-7: Check the details of your admit card and download it.
Step-8: Take a few printouts for future reference. Another thing, you can upload the soft copy of the admit card in your cloud storage so that you can access it from anywhere anytime.
To know more about the other documents and instructions of download admit card, Check How to Download Admit Card for SEBI Grade A 2020?
At the time of filling the application form, candidates have to choose an exam centre. The Phrase-I will be conducted in approximately 100+ cities all over India. The Phrase-II of SEBI 2020 will be allocated in almost every state.
The Admit Card should reflect the same location of your exam venue as what you have chosen. Once chosen, candidates cannot amend the exam centre later. The list of exam centres is present, candidates can choose the exam centre suiting them the most from the same. To know the list, check SEBI 2020 Exam Centres for Phrase-I and Phase-II
An online screening examination consists of two papers (Multiple Choice questions of 100 marks each). This test has been announced to be held on April 12, 2020. However, considering the effect of COVID-19 on the nation, it is postponed with no further notice.
|Paper-I||All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including some questions related to the Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning.||100||60 minutes||30%|
|Paper-II||General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics||100||40 minutes||40%|
|Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on the specialized subject related to the stream.||100||40 minutes||40%|
|Research Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce|
|Aggregate Cut off||-||-||40%|
|Paper-I||All streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills||100||60 minutes||30%||1/3rd|
|Paper-II||General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics||100||40 minutes||40%||2/3rd|
|Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language Stream: Multiple choice questions onSpecialized subject related to stream||100||40 minutes||40%||2/3rd|
|Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance And Commerce|
|Aggregate Cut of||-||-||40%||-|
To know the complete exam pattern and marking scheme, check SEBI Grade A 2020: Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus
SEBI has specified syllabus for both the papers of each phrase for each stream they are recruiting candidates from. The following part of the article shows the detailed form of the syllabus:
|General Awareness||Current Affairs – National & International, Budget, Awards and Honours, Important Days, International & National Organizations, Sports, Books and Authors, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Countries & Capitals|
|English Language||Error Spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Reading Comprehension, Passages, Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases etc.|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation, Inequalities, Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Mensuration, Average, Ratio and Proportion|
|Reasoning||Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Number System and Conversions, Number System and Conversions, Logical Reasoning.|
The paper-I for Phase-II exam is common for all and is a descriptive type English exam to check the drafting skill of the candidate. Its syllabus comprises basic grammar and comprehension skills. For Paper—I, the syllabus is specific depending on the qualification and stream chosen by the candidate for the exam. To know about the Detailed Syllabus mentioned by SEBI and the preferable books, check SEBI Grade A 2020: Detailed Syllabus and Important Books.
SEBI Grade A Selection procedure is based on 3 major stages:
|Phrase -I||Entry-Level Exam|
|Phrase-II||85% of the Final Result|
|Interview||15% of the Final Result|
Read Detailed SEBI Grade A 2020 Selection Process
The expected cut off will be updated here once the exam is conducted. It is expected that the exam dates will be released once the application is complete. The last date of applying for SEBI Grade A 2020 is July 31, 2020. Expected Cut Off is measured taking into consideration various factors where the difficulty level of the exam is an important one.
The below table shows the minimum marks were required to clear Phrase-I of SEBI Grade A 2018:
The cut-off trends are different for the different streams which you are choosing and hence, you must check accordingly. Studying the past cut-off marks is very helpful to estimate the prospective cut-off for the present year and take preparations accordingly. The three-staged examination process has been designed to choose the deserving candidates for the post of SEBI Assistant Manager. Candidates who have already prepared their mind to go for SEBI Grade A 2020, should start their preparation. Check Preparation Tips for SEBI 2020.
A key criteria of the SEBI Grade A exam is that the candidate has to acquire the minimum marks separately for the different papers and sections in order to be qualified for the final merit list. Once the results are out, the candidate can check them, following the steps mentioned below:
SEBI Assistant Manager Grade A 2020 vacancy details have been released along with the official notification. A total of 147 vacancies are released for the Assistant Manager Post of 2020. Here is a detailed vacancy list of SEBI Grade A 2020:
|Stream||Number of posts|
Check SEBI Grade A Vacancy, Salary Structure, Work Profile and Promotion, for more details.
The pay scale of the SEBI Grade A Manager is INR 28150-1550(4)-343501750(7)-46600-EB-1750(4) -53600- 2000(1)-55600 (17 years). The in-hand salary can be either with accommodations or without accommodation and there is a major difference depending on this factor.
Some of the allowances that officers get:
There is a lot of scope for growth in this specific career path. The SEBI Grade A officer post is an entry level designation and skill and experience together can help you grow in this field as high as the chairman. The following is the career graph that a SEBI Grade A officer is likely to have eventually:
Ques. What is SEBI Grade A?
Ans. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is a statutory regulatory body established by an Act of Parliament, to protect the interests of investors in securities, to promote the development of and to regulate the securities market.
Each year SEBI releases its vacancies to recruit eligible candidates for various posts. In this year also SEBI released recruitment for Grade A 2020 on their official website for General, Legal, Information Technology Stream, Engineering (electrical), Research, and Official Language streams. Visit the official Website www.sebi.gov.in, to apply only.
Ques. Which is better: RBI Grade B or SEBI grade A?
Ans. Aspirants often compare among the competitive exams. As for the RBI Grade B and SEBI Grade A, here are some major differences are shown below so that candidates can decide with their own intellectuality and differentiate among these two prestigious exams:
|Comparison||SEBI Grade A||RBI Grade B|
|Advertised Post||Assistant Manager||Manager|
|Organization||Securities & Exchange Board of India||Reserve Bank of India|
|Eligibility Criteria||Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a master’s degree in any discipline.||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 60% marks.|
|Salary Offered||Gross monthly salary of Rs 1,07,000 per month without accommodation Or Rs 73,000 per month with accommodation||Gross monthly emoluments Rs 77,208/- (approx)|
|Selection Procedure||Three-stage process I. Phase 1 – Paper 1 & Paper 2 II. Phase 2 – Paper 1 & Paper 2 III. Interview||Three-stage process I. Phase 1
II.Phase 2 – Paper 1, Paper 2 & Paper 3
Check RBI Grade B exam 2020 to know more details.
Ques. What is the salary of an SEBI Grade A officer?
Ans. The pay scale of SEBI Grade A officer is Rs. 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600 -EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600 (17 years). Currently, the gross salary includes SEBI's Contribution towards National Pension Scheme (NPS), Special Allowance, Family Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Grade Allowance, Local Allowance, etc. Check SEBI Grade A Vacancy, Salary Structure, Work Profile and Promotion to know details about the life of a SEBI Grade Assistant Manager.
Ques. When can I apply for the SEBI Grade A exam 2020?
Ans. You can apply now. This is the third time SEBI has expended the last dates of applying for SEBI Grade A. You can apply through the official website of SEBI till July 31, 2020. Check SEBI Grade A 2020: Application Procedure
Ques. When will SEBI Grade A Phase-I be conducted?
Ans. The SEBI Grade A Phrase-I was scheduled on July 4, 2020. However, it has been postponed with no further notice.
Ques. Has SEBI changed the Exam Pattern?
Ans. Yes, the exam Pattern of SEBI Grade A has been changed. There are only two papers in both Phrase-I and Phrase-II consisting of 100 marks in each paper. Check SEBI Grade A: Exam Pattern.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.