1. SEBI Officers Recruitment
  2. SEBI 2018: Important Dates
  3. SEBI Phase I Exam Pattern
  4. SEBI Phase II Exam Pattern
  5. FREE EBook by Oliveboard
  6. Official Syllabus of SEBI Exam
    1. Securities Markets
    2. Securities Law
  7. Free SEBI 2018 Tests

SEBI Officers Recruitment

The SEBI Recruitment 2018 notification is recently out for the post of Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) and a total of 120 vacancies is announced in streams like General, Legal, IT and Engineering (Civil and Electrical).

SEBI Office Grade A is a reputed position and with handsome salary and perks, it is also one of the most demanded one. The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the highest regulatory body with regards to the functioning of the Security Markets, Stock Exchanges, Commodities Markets etc in India. The gross monthly salary of a SEBI Grade A officer is Rs.92000 (without accommodation) and Rs.62000 (with accommodation). Read more about salary, benefits and job role here.

Moving on to the exam, let’s glance through the important dates and the exam pattern.

SEBI 2018: Important Dates

  • Online Application: 15 Sep to 7 Oct 2018
  • Phase I Online Exam: 17 Nov 2018
  • Phase II Online Exam: 16 Dec 2018

SEBI Phase I Exam Pattern

Stream Paper Maximum Marks Duration
General, Legal, Information Technology and Engineering General Awareness 40 120 minutes
English Language 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40
Test of Reasoning 40
Awareness about Securities Market 40

SEBI Phase II Exam Pattern

Stream Paper Maximum Marks Duration
General Paper I: Securities Market 100 marks 40 minutes
Paper II: English (Writing Skills) 100 marks 60 minutes
Paper III: Economic & Social Issues and Finance & Management 100 marks 40 minutes
Legal / Information Technology / Engineering Paper I: Financial Sector 100 marks 40 minutes
Paper II: English (Writing Skills) 100 marks 60 minutes
Paper III: Specialized subject related to stream 100 marks 40 minutes

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The level of difficulty for SEBI exam would be like RBI Grade B. If you were preparing for the RBI exam, your study on ESI and F&M along with English, Quant and Reasoning would come handy. However, you need to study from scratch for Securities Market. Awareness about Securities Market is one of the five sections in Phase I exam with 40 marks. To assist you prepare better for this section, we bring to you this post. Read on to know about:

  • Awareness about Securities Market – Official Syllabus
  • 20+ Solved Questions on Securities Market – Free Download
  • Securities Market – Books & Resources to Refer
  • Free SEBI 2018 Mock Test

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Official Syllabus of SEBI Exam

Securities Markets

  • Indian Financial system – introduction – structure – finance commission – financial administration – receipts of the Government – Expenditures of the Government.
  • 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 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 – 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.

Securities Law

  • Relationship between Company Law and securities law
  • Basic concepts related to securities law, like capital, public offer and securities
  • Historical Background of securities law
  • 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, Dematerlisation and Rematerlisation
  • Rights and duties of Depository (NSDL AND CSDL), Depository Participant, Issuer and beneficiary
  • Unpublished Price Sensitive Information (UPSI), Insider as connected person, Insider as the person having access to UPSI, Trading on the basis of UPSI
  • Mergers Amalgamation and takeovers, Types and legal processes during takeover, Substantial Acquisitions, Exemptions by law, Exemption BY SEBI
  • Public offer and disclosure requirements
  • Unfair Trade Practices in the securities market, Securities Market offences, Prohibition of Insider Trading
  • SEBI ICDR Regulations
  • Public Offer requirements
  • Role of SEBI as a Regulator
  • Securities Appellate Tribunal
  • Role of Courts in enforcing securities regulations

Suggested Reading

  • NCFM Modules – Available in NSE India Official Website.
  • Capital Markets and Securities Law by N.S. Zad
  • Financial Markets Institutions and Financial Services by Vinod Kumar and Atul Gupta
  • Financial Management (selective study) by IM Pandey

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