SEBI Grade A Officer Exam Analysis 2021, 17 Jan Shift 2: Difficulty Level, Questions Attempt, Review

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Updated on: September 11th, 2023

SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis 2021: SEBI Grade A exam analysis has been concluded now. We hope students have performed their best in the exam. The second and last of SEBI Grade A officer exam is over now and BYJU’S Exam Prep team has collected the reviews from the aspirants who have appeared for this exam in the second shift. Based on the feedback gathered from the aspirants, we will discuss the difficulty level, number of good attempts, section-wise topic distribution, etc.

Latest: SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis 2022 (20th Feb)

This exam analysis will be helpful for the aspirants who are preparing for SEBI Grade A exam and other exams like NABARD, RBI Grade B, etc. Students who will qualify the SEBI Grade A Phase-1 will be called for the phase 2 round which is scheduled to take place on 27th February 2021. Check the topics asked in the SEBI Grade A Phase-1 exam (Generalist stream) and plan the preparation of your upcoming exams accordingly.

SEBI Grade A Officer Exam Time on 17th Jan 2021

Shift Reporting Time Start of Examination
Shift-1 9:00 AM 10:00-11:40 AM
Shift-2 1:00 PM 2:00 -3:40 PM

SEBI Grade A Officer 17th January 2021: Good Attempts

Subject Good Attempts
English Language  15-17
Reasoning Ability 17-18 
Quantitative Aptitude 15-17 
General Awareness 12-14 
Total 60-70 

SEBI Grade A Officer 17th January, Shift-2: Overall Difficulty Level

Subject Difficulty Leve
English Language  Easy
Reasoning Ability  Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude  Easy-Moderate
General Awareness  Moderate 


1. SEBI Grade A Officer Review (Shift 2): Reasoning Ability

Level: Easy-Moderate

The following topics were asked in the Reasoning section of this exam:

Topic Name

Topic Details

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

 Total questions: 10

Date based-4 months (Feb, March, April and may) date 5th and 14th, 8 people and their 8 fav subjects given (5 ques)

Circular puzzle, 10n people facing inward.- 5 ques

Alphabet based

 Backwards forward.

A word was given.

Only was ques was there.


 Total questions: 2

New pattern based

Direction Sense

 Total questions: 3

Level: Diagram was lengthy but it was easy to solve.


 A digit was given

Even number-2, odd digit-3 (1 ques)

Sum of the digits found in new number formed was asked. (1 ques)

Inference based questions:2

   Overall: easy to moderate

2. SEBI Grade A Officer Review (Shift 2): Quantitative Aptitude

Level: Easy to moderate

Quantity Aptitude Section consisted of the following topics –

Topic Name

Topic Details

Number Series

 Wrong number series was asked.

Total questions: 5

Data Interpretation

 Total questions: 5

Tabulation DI (Based on Profit and loss) 

It was difficult

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)

 Total questions: 10

Based on profit and loss, ages, ratio and proportion, boat and stream, etc.

   Overall level: Easy to Moderate 

3. SEBI Grade A Officer Review (Shift 2): English Language

Level: Easy to moderate

English Language section comprises of topics mentioned below –

Topic Name

Topic Details

Reading Comprehension

Theme: Astronomy based

Total questions:6

Phrase Replacement / Idioms 

 Total questions:4

Level: easy

Para Jumble

  •  Total questions: 4
  • Level: easy to moderate

Error Spotting

Total questions: 3

Five sentences were given out of which one was gramatically correct

 Fill ups

 Total questions: 3

Single fillers were asked.

   Overall Level: Easy

General Awareness Questions

General awareness was moderate in level. Questions were asked from the month Feb, March, November, December. Students managed to attempt 12+ questions in GA sections. Few questions are mentioned below:

ques 1. Maharshi Arvind book writer…
ques 2. the clean energy beverage company
ques 3. Agri commodity-related..
ques 4. Bharat ETF
ques 5. Nbfc regulated by
ques 6. DRDO day
ques 7. C in LCR
ques 8. NBFS
ques 9. SME regulated by
ques 10. Mutual fund limit

SEBI Grade A Officer: Paper 2 Review

This section was easy as per the feedback received from the aspirants. Those who have prepared well for it, have managed to attempt a good number of questions. Check the questions asked in this section in today’s SEBI Grade A Phase-1 exam 2021.

1. 2 questions on CIN  
2. questions on RBI 
3. question on GST.
4. question on Companies acts total no of sections..
5. CPM in management
6. JIT in scheduling
7. Web designing language.
8. Computer booting
9. Input-output related
10. NBFC related
11. Company name by Narayan Murthy
12. who decide Money bill.

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