SEBI Grade A Exam 2022 Last Minute Expert Tips & Exam-day Strategy

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

Last-Minute Expert Tips for SEBI Grade A Exam 2022: Only a few days remain until the SEBI Grade A (Phase-1) 2021 Exam, and it is clear that the students taking this exam are under a lot of stress.

The SEBI Grade A exam is not that difficult to crack if done with all the effort. It is critical for applicants not to be stressed in the days leading up to the exam and to concentrate on getting the highest possible score. 

We are sharing the Last-Minute Expert Tips For SEBI Grade A Exam 2022 so that you make sure every topic is revised.

You must have prepared well for the exam now it’s the time to give the final touches to your preparation and follow some important last-minute tips and exam-day strategies.


SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam: Latest Exam Pattern

You must be well familiar with SEBI Grade A exam pattern 2022 which has been mentioned in the below table. To qualify for phase II, you must target to score a minimum of 40% marks in each of the tests mentioned below separately.


Name of Subject

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

General, Legal, Information
Technology and

General Awareness





The cumulative time of 2 hours English

English Language


Quantitative Aptitude


Test of Reasoning


Awareness about Securities Market





Important points that should be kept in mind are :

  • There is no sectional time limit for individual sections. A composite time of two hours will be provided to solve all sections.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer marked by the candidate.

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam: Exam Day Strategy

1. Quantitative Aptitude 

  • You can easily clear the cutoff of this section if you attempt the questions smartly. 
  • Make sure to revise the tables (1-40), Squares (1-50), and cubes (1-30) for faster calculation in the exam.
  • Understand and practice tricks of a square, square root, cubes, cube root finding. Practice techniques of approximation so that you take less time while addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division operations.
  • Be well versed in Fundamental concepts of Average, Ratio, and Percentage.
  • Start the quantitative aptitude section with the following topics :
  1. Simplification/Approximation
  2. Number Series 
  3. Quadratic Equation
  4. Data Interpretation
  •  If you have time then only move on to Miscellaneous questions. 5-10 questions are expected from the Miscellaneous topics in the exam. In miscellaneous questions, the following topics are comparatively easy to solve :
  1. Problem-based on Ages
  2. Average Questions
  3. Ratio and Proportion questions
  4. Partnership
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Percentage-based questions.
  • You should allot 22-25 minutes for this section.

 2. English Language

  • Currently, the questions asked in the English language section mainly judge your English Reading skills.
  • Good vocabulary skills, grammar skills, and good reading habits are the key to success in the English Language section.
  • Revise all the Grammar rules, must go through the rules and mistakes/errors mentioned in the topics of the Grammar Scholar Series.
  • Following topics are expected in SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam :
  1. Sentence-starter 
  2. Reading-Comprehension 
  3. Cloze Test 
  4. Fillers/Double-filers
  5. Sentence Correction/Error-spotting/Phrase-Replacement/Sentence Improvement
  6. Para-Jumble 
  • A smart trick to solve the English section is to apply the Elimination Method. Eliminate the options given one by one which is completely incorrect according to you. In this way, you can reach out to the right answer.
  • 15-18 minutes are enough to spend on the English section in the examination.

3. Test of Reasoning

Below mentioned topics are complex and take more time in solving. To be well versed in these topics, always pick higher difficulty level questions while preparing. These topics come in sets of 5 or 6 questions in the exam, So if you manage to get the arrangement, you will be able to solve all the questions set correctly in very less time. Observe the new pattern, complexity of the questions and prepare accordingly. Those topics are as follows:

  1. Puzzles/Seating Arrangement (10-18 questions)
  2. Coding-decoding (5 questions)
  3. Input-Output (5 questions)
  • You should allot 20-23 minutes for this section.

To watch concept classes and chapter-wise sessions by exam-qualified experts, you can try our SEBI Grade A Online Coaching.

4. General Awareness 

This section can prove to be the ultimate decider of your exam because in this section you can score maximum. 

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness section consists of 

Revise the current affairs of the last 4-5 months focusing on the following topics –

  • Appointments
  • RBI in news
  • Awards and Honours
  • Sports
  • New Schemes
  • National and International News
  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology
  • Railway

Also, prepare important points regarding SEBI such as chairman, important schemes launched, and other relevant information.

Note: Attempt those questions in which you are 100% confident. To increase your attempts in this section don’t do guesswork.

5. Awareness of Securities Market

For this section detailed syllabus has been provided by SEBI. We hope that you have prepared it well. Some important topics which you must revise are :

  • Capital markets – primary market – instruments – legal issues and regulations – secondary market – stock exchanges – brokers – trading in stock exchanges – forward trading – stock index – depositories – regulations.
  • Bond Market- Money market, G.sec Market, Corporate bond market, Bond valuation, Duration, sensitivity, risk.
  • Foreign Exchange market – exchange control – fixation of the exchange rate – exchange control in India – FEMA – foreign exchange transactions of commercial banks in India – currency convertibility – currency forwards, futures, and options – trading in foreign exchange market – the relationship between money market and foreign exchange market.
  • Commodity market, commodity trading, and exchanges.
  • International capital markets – instruments – Guidelines – foreign investment in India and its regulations.
  • Relationship between Company Law and securities law.
  • Basic concepts related to securities law, like capital, public offer, and securities.
  • SEBI as a Market regulator, Powers and Functions of SEBI, Quasi legislative powers, executive powers, and quasi-judicial powers.
  • Regulating the intermediaries and Stock exchanges, Meaning and Type of securities, Securities Contract, Corporatization, Demutualization and regulation of stock exchange, Listing Agreement, Dematerialization, and Re-materialization.
  • Mergers Amalgamation and takeovers, Types and legal processes during the takeover, Substantial Acquisitions, Exemptions by law, Exemption BY SEBI.

Last-Minute Tips for SEBI Grade A Phase 1

Revise the concepts : 

In the remaining time, revise the concept of topics that you have studied during your preparation. Keep practicing questions. The more you practice, the more you will gain speed in understanding and solving the questions during the actual exam.

Your focus should be on revising what you have already studied. Picking up new chapters at the last moment can confuse you.

Keep in mind your strengths & weaknesses in every section :

While preparing, you must have identified your strengths as well as weaknesses in every section. Keeping this in consideration,  you should have a clear plan in mind of which type of questions you are going to attempt and which you will leave in the actual exam. You should prepare and revise according to this plan for every section.

You can practice the most expected questions for the SEBI Grade A exam in the Regulatory body Online Test series.

Mock Test

Give Mock Test in the remaining few days before the exam. Analyze them properly. Mock tests are the best way to identify your strength and weaknesses. Through giving mock tests, you will be familiar with the pattern and level of exam and hence you will be able to tackle exam pressure in the actual examination.

Do not cram yourself :

Do not cram yourself. Do not rush among so many books or websites in the last few days. Just follow a good book and website for revising your concepts and for practicing questions. Also do not forget to revise notes of important points, formulas, rules, facts & figures during your preparation and revise them properly before the exam. 

You can do it : 

Do not feel nervous or pressured. Believe in your capabilities and be calm. If you have prepared well, you are going to make it. Just revise well and give your best shot.

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