SEBI Officers Grade A 2020: Dates, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
SEBI Officers Grade A 2020: Dates, Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Dear Readers,
SEBI has recently released the 2020 recruitment notification for SEBI Officer Grade A officer (Assistant Manager).

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Important Dates:

Activity Important Dates (SEBI reserves the right to make any change in these dates)
On-Line Application and Payment of fee On-Line March 07, 2020, to March 23, 2020
Availability of Call Letters on SEBI website (for On-Line Examinations) Will be intimated by email/SMS
Phase I On-Line Examination April 12, 2020
Phase II On-Line Examination May 03, 2020
Phase III Interview Dates will be intimated


Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit (as on 29/02/2020):

  • A candidate must not have exceeded the age of 30 years as on February 29, 2020, i.e., a candidate must have been born on or after March 01, 1990.
  • The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
    • up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe if the posts are reserved for them;
    • up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates if the posts are reserved for them.

Educational Qualification:

  • General Stream: Master’s Degree in any discipline, Bachelors’ Degree in Law, Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA / CFA / CS / Cost Accountant.

    Application Fees:

    • Rs. 1000/-(General & Others).
    • Rs. 100/- (SC/ST/PWD)

    Exam Pattern:

    Phase I On-Line Examination

    Paper Streams/Subjects Maximum Marks Duration Cut off
    Paper 1 All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Test of Reasoning. 100 60 minutes 30%
    Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40%
    Aggregate Cut off 40%

    Phase II On-Line Examination

    Paper Streams/Subjects Maximum Marks Duration Cut off Weightage
    Paper 1 All Streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills 100 60 minutes 30% 33.33%
    Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40% 66.67%
    Aggregate Cut off 40%

    Note 1: A Post Graduate Diploma in any discipline will be accepted as an educational requirement for General stream.

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    Note 2: Candidates are permitted to apply for a maximum of 2 streams only for which he/she is eligible to apply, as per their educational qualifications. Separate on-line application for each stream will have to be submitted and requisite fees are to be paid for each application

    Service Conditions/ Pay and Allowances:

    • Probation: The successful candidates recruited for the post of Officer Grade ‘A’ shall undergo probation of two years.
    • Pay: The pay scale of officers in Grade A is Rs. 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600-EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600 (17 years).

    Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase I & Phase II in General Stream (Common Syllabus for both phases)

    A. Commerce & Accountancy 
    • Accounting as a financial information system; 
    • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments. 
    • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis; 
    • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares. 
    • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities. 
    • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
    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 Leader. 
    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 
      • Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in the Financial Sector. 
    2. Financial Markets 
      • 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 Sectors. 
      3. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis - (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control. 
      4. Lean System and Innovation:- 
        1. Introduction to Lean System 
        2. Just-in-Time (JIT) Page 20 of 26 
        3. Kaizen Costing 
        4. 5 Ss 
        5. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) 
        6. Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems 
        7. Six Sigma (SS) 
        8. 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 
        1. 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 
        2. Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

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