SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022: Exam Pattern, Section wise Topics

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022: Exam Pattern, Section wise Topics

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Jan 6, 2022SEBI Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern are discussed here to help you the marking scheme, duration allotted along with the important topics to prepare for the SEBI Grade A 2022 exam.
SEBI Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern are discussed here to help you the marking scheme, duration allotted along with the important topics to prepare for the SEBI Grade A 2022 exam.
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Know here the detailed SEBI Grade A Syllabus along with the SEBI Grade A exam pattern in order to prepare in the right direction for the exam. With the help of the SEBI Grade A syllabus you can easily cover the topics asked in the exam. While SEBI Grade A exam pattern allows you to be aware of the number of questions, marking scheme, and time duration respectively.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022

Security and Exchange Board of India has prescribed the SEBI Grade A syllabus 2022 on their official website in the notification PDF. Candidates preparing for SEBI Grade A 2022 exam need to have a look at the syllabus in order to have an idea of what to prepare and where to prepare from.

The syllabus comprises various subjects as per the SEBI Grade A exam pattern 2022 comprising of important topics from which questions can be asked in the examination.  Thus it is important for the candidates to have a look at SEBI Grade A Syllabus.

Here we will tell you about all the important topics covered under SEBI Grade A 2022 Syllabus which candidates need to prepare in order to excel in the examination. Security and Exchange Board of India has released the official notification for SEBI Grade A Assistant Manager Recruitment along with which they will also provide the syllabus for the examination. Check out the post further to know about SEBI Grade A Syllabus. 

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

Before you read the syllabus you first take a look at SEBI Grade A Exam pattern to know how the various topics under the syllabus are divided and how the questions are asked in the examination. Also with the help of exam pattern and SEBI Previous year's Question Paper, candidates will get to know the weightage of each topic under the SEBI syllabus.

The SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022 is a systematic representation of online exams. This countrywide competitive exam is divided into three phases wherein phase 1 there is an online screening exam comprising 2 papers each carrying 100 marks followed by phase 2 exam, which is also an online exam having two question papers of 200 total marks, and finally the interview phase.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern - Phase 1

In phase 1, all the candidates will have a common paper I and paper II from the general stream. All the questions asked in both the phases will be of MCQ type except the language subject.  All question papers of both the phases are set in a bilingual manner (Hindi and English), except the English test.

To compete well, you must be well aware of all the details of the exam, including the unique syllabus and exam pattern. The following table will help you understand the latest SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern well as released under the latest handout.

Paper

Stream/Subjects

No. of Ques.

Maximum Marks

Duration in minutes

Cut-Off (%)

Paper 1

English Language

20

25

60

30

General Awareness

20

25

Quantitative Aptitude

20

25

Test of Reasoning

20

25

 

Total

80100  

Paper 2

General Stream: Accountancy, Commerce, Costing,  Management, Finance, Companies Act and Economics

50

100

40

40

Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language Stream

50

100

40

40

Research Stream: Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.

50

100

4040

Aggregate Cut off

    

40

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern - Phase 2

Candidates securing the cut-off marks in Phase 1 will be allowed to take the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam. In Phase 2 exams there will be two papers: Paper I and Paper II of 100 marks each. In phase 2, all the candidates will have a common paper I (1/3 weightage) and paper II (2/3 weightage) from the general stream. It is suggested to secure more marks in this phase as this is considered for the final selection.

All the information regarding Phase SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern is given below in the tabular form:

Paper

Stream/Subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration in minutes

Cut-Off

(%)

Paper 1

All Streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills

100

60

30

Paper 2

General Stream: MCQ’s on Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act & Economics

100

40

40

Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream: MCQs on Specialized subject related to the stream.

100

40

40

Research Stream: MCQs on Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.

Aggregate Cut off

   

50%

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022 Section Wise

SEBI Grade A syllabus has been shared here for both Phase I and Phase II examination under various streams.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase I & Phase II in General Stream (Common Syllabus for both Phases)

A. 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
  5. Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of
  6. Preparation and Presentation of Company Final

B. 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
  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.

C. Finance

1) Financial System

  1. Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial

2) Financial Markets

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

3) 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.

D. 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
  3. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis - (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) 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).

E. Companies Act

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

F. 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

Specialized Subject (Legal/Information Technology / Engineering/ Research Streams/Official Language Stream):

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase I & Phase II in Legal Stream

Phase I

Sr. No.

Subject

Weightage*

1.

Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI.

10%

2.

Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters I to VI), Specific Relief Act, 1963.

10%

3.

Criminal Law – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

15%

4.

Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

5.

Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Part I, Part II.

6.

Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice

10%

7.

Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes

10%

8.

Important Latin terms and maxims

9.

Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019

5%

10.

Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I

5%

11.

Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.

5%

12.

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.

15%

13.

Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996

15%

* Weightages are indicative only

Phase II

Sr. No.

Subject

Weightage*

1.

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.

10%

2.

Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters VIII to X), Indian Partnership Act, 1932, Specific Relief Act, 1963

10%

3.

Criminal Law – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

10%

4.

Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

5.

Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII, Schedule I.

6.

Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice

10%

7.

Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes

8.

Important Latin terms and maxims

9.

Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019

15%

10.

Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I, Part III, Part IV.

11.

Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.

11.

Law of Trusts – Parties to a Trust Deed and Duties of Trustees.

12.

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)

20%

13.

Taxation – General principles, Capital Gains Tax, Securities Transaction Tax

5%

14.

Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996

20%

* Weightage of each topic are indicative only

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase I in Information Technology Stream

Phase I

Sr. No.

Topic

Details

Weightage*

1.

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.

10

2.

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

10

3.

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

30

4.

Data Analytics Languages (Python / R)

Regex, Slicing, Data reshaping, Dataframes, Dictionaries and Sets, File Management, Classes and Functions, Data Mining, Lists, Importing and exporting

data, charts and graphs

10

5.

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)

10

6.

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

10

7.

Information & Cyber Security Concepts

Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA - Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit

10

8.

Data warehousing

Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data

Models,

5

9.

Shell Programming

Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands

5

Total

100

Weightages are indicative only

Please note that Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase II of Information Technology Stream shall be made available on SEBI website (www.sebi.gov.in ) in due course.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper 2 in Research Stream (Common for phase 1 & 2)

  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 non- Progressive 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
  4. International Economics: Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions: BIS, IOSCO, IMF & World
  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.
  6.  

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Official Language Stream (Common for phase 1 & 2)

1. भारत सरकार की राजभाषा नीतत (Official Language Policy of the Gov of India) से संबंतित प्रश्न

2. तिन्दी से अंग्रेजी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्ांश / वाक् / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]

3. अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्ांश / वाक् / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]

4. तिन्दी से अंग्रेजी - तवतिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)

5. अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी - तवतिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)

6. तिन्दी से अंग्रेजी – प्रशासतनक / बैंतकं ग / प ंजी बाजार संबंिी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)

7. अंग्रेजी से तिन्दी - प्रशासतनक / बैंतकं ग / प ंजी बाजार संबंिी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)

Paper 1 of Phase- II :- 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.

Related Important Links:
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SEBI Grade A Online CourseSEBI Grade A Cut Off
SEBI Grade A Previous Year Question PapersSEBI Grade A Preparation Tips
SEBI Grade A BooksSEBI Grade A Admit Card
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  • SEBI Grade A Phase I exam will be a 140 minutes test divided into 2 papers 3 sections. The total weightage of the Phase-I test is 100 marks each and there is a negative marking of 1/4 marks for every wrong answer. Candidates need to secure 30% marks in Paper-1 and 40% marks in Paper-2 in order to qualify for the Phase-I exam.

  • SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam will be an online test of 100 marks divided into 2 papers and 3 sections just like Phase-I. There is a sectional cutoff of 40% marks for each section and an overall cutoff of 40% in order to qualify the paper.

  • As per the exam pattern, candidates need to prepare for General Aptitude(English, Reasoning, Mathematics) and apart from that candidates need to prepare for Economics, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and other subjects depending on their qualification and the post for which they have applied for. All the subjects have been mentioned above under SEBI Grade Syllabus.

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