How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SEBI Grade A Phase 1 2022?: Check Tips and Tricks

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

The Quantitative Aptitude preparation will play a crucial role when it comes to the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam. You should know the important tips and tricks to ace in this section. You will have to solve 20 questions worth a total of 25 marks. With a clear-cut strategy, you can easily score very good marks in this section.

Keeping the cut-throat competition in mind, you should prepare for this section in the most effective way. Also please remember that revision will play a major role in your actual SEBI Grade A exam performance. Let’s discuss how you should prepare for the Quantitative Aptitude section with some important tips.

Important Quant Topics for SEBI Grade A Phase-1 Exam 2022

In order to crack the SEBI Grade A Phase-1 exam, you need to excel in the Quantitative Aptitude of the exam. You must know the name of the standard SEBI Grade A books to start your preparation in the most effective way. Now, let us have a look at the important topics that you need to prepare in the Quantitative Aptitude for the SEBI Grade A Phase-1 exam 2022.




Simplification & Approximation


Calculation Short Tricks


D.I Basics


Number series


Quadratic Equation


Simple Interest


Compound Interest


Mixture & Alligation






Pipes & Cisterns


Age-based problems


Profit, Loss & Discount


Ratio & Proportion


Time, Speed & Distance


Time & Work



You can practice the most expected questions in the SEBI Grade A Test series of BYJU’S Exam Prep Regulatory body Test series.

Best Tips to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SEBI Grade A

Before discussing the chapter-wise strategy, you may once go through the SEBI Grade A syllabus and SEBI Grade A question paper to understand the important chapters and most expected question pattern. Now let’s go through the approach you should follow while attempting these topics in your SEBI Grade A exam.

1. Number Series

Typically, a series of 2-4 questions are asked from this topic, with some of them being simple to answer. Before sitting in the exam hall, you should practice a lot and become familiar with the patterns asked in the number series questions. If you find the pattern, you’ll know the answer in a matter of seconds. If you can’t figure out the pattern in less than a minute, move on to the next question.

  • Prime Numbers
  • Square/Cube Series
  • Difference based Series
  • Alternate term series
  • Multiplication or Division Series
  • Series involving the combination of arithmetic functions

2. Simplification/ Approximation

  1. You can expect 4-5 questions from this chapter. It’s the simplest subject, and all you need is a quick calculating speed to succeed.
  2. Answer in accordance with the ‘BODMAS’ rule.
  3. To ace this section, know the tables up to 25, squares up to 30, and cubes up to 20.
  4. It cuts down on the time you spend on calculation and hence improves your speed.
  5. You can also use the option elimination approach to answer these questions.

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3. Quadratic Equations

It’s nothing more than a polynomial equation. The formula is as follows: ax2 + bx + c = 0. You’ll be given two equations with two separate variables and asked to solve them and determine their relationship. If factorization fails, remember the following formula to calculate the variable’s value:


4. Data Interpretation

You must first understand and practice the core concepts of Average, ratio-proportion, percentage to tackle this part. Types of Data Interpretation questions that can be asked in the SEBI Grade A Exam:

  • Pie Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Tabular Charts
  • Mixed Graphs 

General Tips to Solve DI Questions:

  1. Work on your calculation skills: DI involves a variety of quick calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios, and percentage values, among others. Practice a lot of questions to enhance your speed. Also, try to do the computations without the need for a pen and paper.
  2. Try to analyze answers from the graph: Many questions can be answered simply by looking at the graph’s data. Eliminate choices and estimate the graph visually to arrive at the answer.
  3. Practice previous year D.I questions: You will only be able to comprehend the nature of the questions if you practice SEBI Grade -A questions paper of previous year’s examinations. Compare and analyze your solutions after each attempt to learn about your weak areas and how to improve them.

5. Miscellaneous Questions

This topic consists of questions from the following –

Expert Tips for SEBI Grade A Prelims Quantitative Aptitude

  • You should have a clear order of questions to attempt to follow in the exam hall.
  • Do not involve in a single question more than the required time.
  • You may check the SEBI Grade A cut-off for a better understanding of the exam difficulty level and accordingly prepare your plan.

  • Avoid lengthy and calculative questions at first. Leave them to try in the end if time permits.
  • Do not go for miscellaneous questions at first if you are not confident enough in them.
  • Keep in mind the accuracy factor while maintaining speed.
  • Attempt Quantitative Aptitude Quiz once you have gone through the basic concepts. 

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SEBI Grade A Question Papers SEBI Grade A Salary 

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