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

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Jul 18, 2020

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For candidates aspiring for a position in SEBI- the most important thing to do first is getting to know the complete syllabus for SEBI Grade A Officer Exam 2020. The SEBI Syllabus and Exam Pattern are quite different from other exams. Therefore, it becomes all the more important to be thorough with it. The exam will be conducted online and all the questions will be objective type.

The candidate who will qualify Phase-I will be eligible for Phase-II of SEBI 2020. The last stage of this exam procedure is the Interview round. Only the candidates who qualify the Phase-II will receive the Interview Call Letter. Check How to Download the Admit Card of SEBI 2020.

SEBI Grade A: Latest Exam Pattern and Highlights

  • For all the different posts in the organization, SEBI conducts 2 examinations: Phase-I and Phase-II
  • Phase-I online screening examination consists of 2 papers, each paper of 100 marks.
  • Phase-II online examination also consists of 2 papers, each of 100 marks.
  • There is negative marking for wrong attempts.
  • SEBI has mentioned detailed syllabus from each paper appearing from various streams.

SEBI Grade A 2020: Phase-I Exam Pattern

An online screening examination consists of two papers (MCQ Type- 100 marks per paper). 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 indefinitely.

  • There are two papers, each of 100 marks.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers.
  • In the case of Phase-I, ¼ of the marks assigned to each question will be deducted for wrong answers.
  • Only the candidates qualifying the cutoff of Phase-I will be eligible to attempt Phase-II of SEBI Grade A.
Prepp Test Series

Papers Streams/subjects Maximum Marks Duration Cutoff
Paper-I All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz.
  • General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level),
  • English Language, 
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • 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 specialized subjects 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%

SEBI Grade A 2020: Phase II Exam Pattern

  • Candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be issued new Hall Tickets.
  • Paper-II will be conducted in various shifts for the candidates applying in multiple streams, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket.
  • There is a provision of negative marking of 1/4th for Paper 2 in Phase II (not applicable for applicants of the IT stream).
  • An aggregate mark of 40% has to be acquired in phase-I to qualify for Phase-II.
  • Candidates who will qualify the Phase II will only be called for the final stage of Interview.
  • The list of those selected candidates for the Interview will be made available on SEBI website.
Paper Subjects/streams Total Marks Duration Cutoff Weightage
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% 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 on the specialized 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% -

SEBI Grade A 2020: Syllabus for Phase-I & Phase-II

SEBI has released a detailed syllabus for the candidates from each stream. Therefore, SEBI 2020 Syllabus is very essential to know for every candidate. This will guide them to prepare a plan for their preparation. In the following part of this article we are proving all candidates with a detailed form of SEBI 2020 syllabus:

SEBI Grade A 2020: Phase-I Paper-I Syllabus

In Phase-I, the syllabus of Paper-I is common for all candidates, regardless of the stream they are applying for:

Section  Topics
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. 

SEBI Grade A: Phase-I Paper-2 Syllabus

Syllabus For General Stream:

  • Commerce & Accountancy:
    • Accounting as a financial information system;
    • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
    • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis;
    • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
    • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
    • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
  • Management:
    • Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organization.
    • Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
    • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal – Potential appraisal and development – Feedback and Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development – Rewards – Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale, and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
    • 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.
    • Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.
  • Finance and Management:
    • Financial System:
      • Money Market, Capital Market
      • Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.
      • SEBI – functions and role
      • Prevention of Money Laundering
      • Know Your Client Framework
    • Financial Markets:
      • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
    • General Topics:
      • Risk Management in Financial Sector Page 21 of 25
      • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
      • Changing Landscape of Financial sector
      • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
      • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
      • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
      • Corporate Governance in the Financial Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector
      • The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)
      • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.
  • Costing:
    • Overview of Cost and Management Accounting – Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting.
    • Methods of Costing – Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors.
    • Basics of Cost Control and Analysis – (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control.
    • 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).
  • Companies Act:
    • The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.
  • Economics:
    • Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income: Concepts and Measurement, Classical & 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
    • Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

Syllabus For Legal Stream:

  • Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI.
  • Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters I to VI), Specific Relief Act, 1963.
  • Criminal Law – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  • Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Part I, Part II.
  • Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice.
  • Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes
  • Important Latin terms and maxims
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.
  • Companies Act, 2013 – Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI.
  • Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996.

Syllabus For Information Technology:

  • Database Concepts: ER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
  • SQL Queries: Select, view, truncate, delete, update, alter, Inner join, different types of outer joins,, use of aggregate functions, Union, intersection, except, in and exist clauses, nested queries.
  • Programming Concepts (Java /C C++ ): Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling.
  • Data Analytics Languages (Python / R): Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling.
  • Algorithms for problem-solving: Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide-and-conquer).
  • Networking Concepts: ISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls.
  • Information & Cyber Security Concepts: Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network Security, Authentication, CIA – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit.
  • Data warehousing: Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models.
  • Shell Programming: Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands.

Syllabus For Civil Engineering Stream:

  • Building Materials: Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminium, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates: Classification, properties and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.
  • Solid Mechanics: Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
  • Structural Analysis: Basics of the strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, the concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi-degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer-Aided Design.
  • Design of Steel Structures: Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam-column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures: Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of prestressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
  • Construction Practice, Planning, and Management: Construction – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.
  • Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power: Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow: Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modelling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.
    • Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower: Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Powerhouse – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering: Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs.
  • Water Resources Engineering: Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Resources – storages and their yields; Waterlogging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipators, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.

Syllabus for Environmental Engineering:

  • Water Supply Engineering: Sources, Estimation, quality standards and testing of water and their treatment; Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply; Physical, chemical and biological characteristics and sources of water, Pollutants in water and its effects, Estimation of water demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.
  • Waste Water Engineering: Planning & design of domestic wastewater, sewage collection and disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components and layout of sewerage system; Planning & design of Domestic Waste-water disposal system; Sludge management including treatment, disposal and re-use of treated effluents; Industrial waste waters and Effluent Treatment Plants including institutional and industrial sewage management.
  • Solid Waste Management: Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management system; Disposal system, Beneficial aspects of wastes and Utilization by Civil Engineers.
  • Air, Noise pollution and Ecology: Concepts & general methodology.

Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering:

  • Geo-technical Engineering: Soil exploration – planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and inter-relationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo-synthetics.
    • Foundation Engineering: Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, Earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis, and design, Principles of ground modifications.
  • Surveying and Geology:
    • Surveying: Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment and buildings, Setting out of Curves.
    • Geology: Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.
  • Transportation Engineering:
    • Highways – Planning & construction methodology, Alignment, and geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.
    • Tunneling – Alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting, and ventilation.
    • Railways Systems – Terminology, Planning, designs and maintenance practices; track modernization.
    • Harbours – Terminology, layouts, and planning. Airports – Layout, planning & design.

Syllabus For Electrical Engineering Stream

  • Electrical Materials: Electrical Engineering Materials, crystal structures, and defects, ceramic materials, insulating materials, magnetic materials – basics, properties and applications; ferrites, ferromagnetic materials, and components; basics of solid-state physics, conductors; Photo-conductivity; Basics of Nano materials and Superconductors.
  • Electric Circuits and Fields: Circuit elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, transient response of DC and AC networks, Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, basic filter concepts, two-port networks, three-phase circuits, Magnetically coupled circuits, Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance, dielectrics, capacitance; Maxwell’s equations.
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards; Bridges and potentiometers; moving coil, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments, measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor, instrument transformers, digital voltmeters and multimeters, phase, time and frequency measurement, Q-meters, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders, error analysis, Basics of sensors, Transducers, basics of data acquisition systems.
  • Computer Fundamentals: Number systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data representation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking, virtual memory, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
  • Basic Electronics Engineering: Basics of Semiconductor diodes and transistors and characteristics, Junction and field-effect transistors (BJT, FET, and MOSFETS), different types of transistor amplifiers, equivalent circuits and frequency response; oscillators and other circuits, feedback amplifiers.
  • Analog and Digital Electronics: Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multi-vibrators, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, basics of filter circuits and applications, simple active filters; Microprocessor basics- interfaces and applications, basics of linear integrated circuits; Analog communication basics, Modulation and demodulation, noise and bandwidth, transmitters and receivers, signal to noise ratio, digital communication basics, sampling, quantizing, coding, frequency and time domain multiplexing, power line carrier communication systems.
  • Systems and Signal Processing: Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, Shifting and scaling operations, linear, time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, sampling theorem, Fourier and Laplace transforms, Z transforms, Discrete Fourier, transform, FFT, linear convolution, discrete cosine transform, FIR filter, IIR filter, bilinear transformation.
  • Control Systems: Principles of feedback, transfer function, block diagrams, and signal flow graphs, steady-state errors, transforms and their applications; Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, root loci, lag, lead and lead-lag compensation, stability analysis, transient and frequency response analysis, state-space model, state transition matrix, controllability and observability, linear state variable feedback, PID and industrial controllers.
  • Electrical Machines: Single-phase transformers, three-phase transformers – connections, parallel operation, auto-transformer, energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Induction motors – principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, Synchronous machines – performance, regulation, parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications, servo and stepper motors.
  • Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts, steam, gas and water turbines, transmission line models and performance, cable performance, insulation, corona and radio interference, power factor correction, symmetrical components, fault analysis, principles of protection systems, basics of solid-state relays and digital protection; Circuit breakers, Radial and ring-main distribution systems, Matrix representation of power systems, load flow analysis, voltage control and economic operation, System stability concepts, Swing curves and equal area criterion. HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts, Concepts of power system dynamics, distributed generation, solar and wind power, smart grid concepts, environmental implications, fundamentals of power economics.
  • Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristics and principles of operation, triggering circuits, phase control rectifiers, bridge converters – fully controlled and half controlled, principles of choppers and inverters, basic concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives, DC-DC switched-mode converters, DC-AC switched-mode converters, resonant converters, high-frequency inductors and transformers, power supplies.

Syllabus For Research Stream

  • 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.
  • Public Economics: Public Goods, Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Progressive and non-Progressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of Taxation, Public expenditure, Public Debt, Public Budget, and Budget Multiplier.
  • Statistics and Econometrics: Measures of Central tendency & dispersions, Correlation, Sampling methods, Sampling Distribution, Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing, Regression Analysis.
  • International Economics: Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions: BIS, IOSCO, IMF & World Bank.
  • 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 Phase – II: Paper 1 Syllabus

The candidates who will qualify the SEBI Phase-I will be eligible to attend the Phase-II i.e. the SEBI Main exam this paper is common for all regardless of their streams and the post they are applying for.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2020 - English Writing Skills

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic including precis writing/ essay writing/ comprehension

SEBI Grade A Phase – II: Paper 2 Syllabus

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2020 - General Stream

The syllabus for the general stream is common for both phase and phase under paper 2. You can check the complete topic-wise list above for the idea.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2020 - Legal Stream – Paper 2 (Phase-II)

  • Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XIVA, Part XX.
  • Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters VIII to X), Indian Partnership Act, 1932, Specific Relief Act, 1963.
  • Criminal Law – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  • Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII, Schedule I.
  • Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice
  • Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes.
  • Important Latin terms and maxims
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I, Part III, Part IV.
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.
  • Law of Trusts – Parties to a Trust Deed and Duties of Trustees.
  • Corporate Law – Companies Act, 2013 (Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XXVII, Chapter XXVIII, Chapter XXIX); Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Part I, Part II)
  • Taxation – General principles, Capital Gains Tax, Securities Transaction Tax.
  • Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996.

SEBI 2020: Phase-II Syllabus - Information Technology Stream

The syllabus for information technology for paper 2 of mains (phase-II) will be notified by the SEBI authorities in the due course.

SEBI 2020: Phase-II Syllabus - Engineering Stream, Research & Official Language

The syllabus for all these streams is common for both phase 1 & 2. You can refer to the above dedicated section for the complete list of topics.

Check SEBI Grade A 2020: Detailed Syllabus and Important Books.

FAQs

Ques. Why is SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2020 Important for preparation?

Ans. SEBI Grade A has changed the Syllabus and the exam pattern this year. Candidates who wish to be a SEBI Assistant Manager must prepare for the Phase-I first and the syllabus of Phase-II is almost similar apart from a few sections. This way, you will be able to prepare for both exams simultaneously, all the difference will be the level of the question between Phase-I and Phase-II. By following the syllabus you will be able to prepare and make a plan accordingly. Such way you will be able to gain the highest marks possible.

Ques. Will there be negative marking in SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam?

Ans. Yes, in the SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam, there is negative marking. Check the exam pattern to know about the detailed marking scheme.

Ques. Will there be any descriptive questions in Phase-II of SEBI 2020 Exam?

Ans. No, all the questions of both Phase-I and Phase-II will be objective type(MCQ) for all subjects.

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

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