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SEBI Grade A Preparation Plan

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Government exam aspirants have another reason to rejoice as they have another window to fulfill their dream to get a government job. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) conducts a recruitment exam for Grade A (Assistant Manager) in various streams like General, Legal, Information Technology, Research, etc. Before jumping for the preparation plan, the aspirants must first of all be well aware of the exam like eligibility criteria, number of vacancies, list of posts, etc. Now that is out of the picture let’s kickstart to prepare for the SEBI Grade A exam in 2 months.

SEBI Grade A Exam Preparation Strategy

The aspirants are shortlisted for SEBI Grade A posts if they qualify in all the stages of the recruitment process

which are Phase 1, Phase 2, and Personal Interview. Each phase has two papers (Paper 1 and 2). Students appearing for SEBI Officer Grade A recruitment can check the preparation tips for the same from below.

Preparation Tips for SEBI Grade A Phase 1 (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Paper 1 will consist of multiple-choice type questions from topics like the English language, general awareness, reasoning ability, and quantitative aptitude (basic maths). Now, the best way to prepare for these sections will be to always prepare for the exam as per the syllabus as given by the authority. Also, practice through mock tests which will further give you an idea of the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions that will be asked in the paper.

Always and always analyze your performance in these mock tests. Identify your weakness and topics which you need to work on. Other than the mock tests, to study for each of the topics, aspirants can take a look at the youtube videos which are prepared by subject experts and coaching institutes.

For the General knowledge/awareness section, read the newspaper, magazines related to finance for the past 8 months. Also, know everything which is going in SEBI.

Key Points to Remember for SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Preparation (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

SEBI recruitment exam for Grade A Phase 2 is divided into two papers. Paper 1 shall have descriptive type questions on topics like essay writing, reading comprehension, whereas, Paper 2 will have MCQ type questions on topics like Companies Act, Accountancy, Finance, Commerce, Management, and Economics.

Aspirants can expect this section to be of moderate difficulty level which will test your basic understanding of the subjects, hence clarity on the basic concepts is very important. Hence, it is important that as you are preparing for these sections, you must have a crystal clear understanding of the basic concepts. So, don’t try to master all the subjects but instead make sure that your basic concepts are clear.

Now, note that you have very limited time on your hand, hence, do not start studying from a voluminous amount of books. So, try to keep limited resources on your desk. Furthermore, the syllabus for RBI Grade B and SEBI Grade A is kind of similar, so you can go through it once to prepare for Phase 2 Paper 2.

SEBI Grade A Phase 3

Candidates who qualify for Phase 1 and Phase 2 are further selected to appear for Phase 3 which is Personal Interview. Hence, aspirants whose name is listed in the merit list are eligible to appear for the round 3. This is the last and final round of the SEBI Grade A recruitment process.

FAQ – What is the salary for SEBI Grade A?

One of the important thing which candidates always ask is what is the salary? So, SEBI Grade A salary is expected to be anywhere around –

  • Without accommodation – 1,07,000
  • With accommodation – Rs. 73,000/-

Crucial Tips for SEBI Grade A Exam Preparation

Here we have summarised the important tips for the candidates appearing for SEBI Grade A exam. Take a look below

  1. First of all, go through the exam pattern and syllabus for the recruitment exam.
  2. Practice mock tests and solve previous year papers as much as possible.
  3. Study from only limited books and to get a better idea of the same, you may go online and check the list of books that are best for the SEBI Grade A exam.
  4. Make notes of important points, formulas, etc as you are studying. This will come in handy at the time of revision.
  5. As the D-day comes near, the only thing which you need to do is solve practice papers, previous year question papers, mock tests. Do not start any new topic but instead revise your syllabus once.
  6. Make this a habit of reading newspapers, and watching news related to Finance every day.

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