- SEBI Grade A Officers’ Exam Pattern
- SEBI Grade A Officers Exam 2020 – Changes in Syllabus?
- FREE Mock Test Series for SEBI Grade A Preparation & SEBI Topper AIR-1’s tips
- Oliveboard’s course for SEBI Grade A Officers Exam
- Oliveboard’s course for RBI Grade B Officers Exam
This March, aspirants like you have a great reason to be excited. Yes, you read it right. You got one more opportunity to get your Dream Job. Read on to know more.
SEBI (largest regulatory body of India) has just announced a total of 147 vacancies for the position of Assistant Manager under ‘Grade A’. This is one of the most prestigious government jobs in India. If you are attempting SEBI Exam 2020, this post is a must read for you.
Before moving ahead, a highlight on what all will be covered here in this article.
- Changes in SEBI Exam Pattern
- Tips from SEBI AIR 1
- Free Mock Test for SEBI Grade A Preparation
- Exclusive Coupon Code for SEBI Plans by Oliveboard
- Insights on RBI Grade B Notification
Before that, let’s quickly go through the overview of SEBI Grade A exam. The prelims phase of exam is scheduled to take place on 12th April 2020. Any aspirant with a relevant experience in General Stream, Legal Stream, Information Technology Stream, Engineering Stream, Research Stream and Official Language Stream is eligible to apply for the position.
SEBI is one of the most demanding jobs in the country because of the pay scale and satisfaction it provides. After the successful conduction of the SEBI 2018 recruitment cycle, surely many candidates waited for it to happen again in 2019 but SEBI did not show up that year.
The candidates had to wait for more than a year before the notification was finally announced on 7th Mar 2020.
But the notification was a googly for the users. There was a big change in the exam conducting pattern and simultaneously with the syllabus. New pattern introduced in the prelims phase and the content for mains exam varied at the same time.
The exam pattern is distributed into 3 phases:
- Phase 1 – Prelims (Paper 1+2 = 100+100 marks) (Qualifying in Nature)
- Phase 2 – Mains (Paper 1+2 = 100+100 marks)
- Phase 3 – Interview
The Final merit list of the selected candidates for SEBI Grade A is made after taking into consideration the marks scored in Phase 2 (Mains) & the interview. The Prelims (Phase 1) is of qualifying nature and needs to be cleared to become eligible to appear for the mains round.
Now Let’s look at the changes that are implemented in this year in the exam pattern:
|Exam Pattern Comparison|
|Phase||New Exam pattern 2020||Old Exam Pattern 2018|
|Phase 1||Paper 1 (For ALL Streams): i) General Awareness, ii) English Language, iii) Reasoning, iv) Quantitative Aptitude
Paper 2 – Multiple Choice Questions on sections like Commerce, Accountancy, Finance, Management, Costing, Companies Act and Economics
|For All Streams
i) Quantitative Aptitude – 40 Marks
ii) Reasoning – 40 Marks,
iii) English – 40 Marks,
iv) General Awareness – 40 marks,
v) Awareness about Securities & Market – 40 marks
|Total Marks – 200 (100 each) (Paper 1 + Paper 2)||Total Marks – 200|
|Phase 2||Paper 1 (For ALL Streams): Descriptive English
Paper 2: Multiple Choice Questions on sections like Commerce, Accountancy, Finance, Management, Costing, Companies Act and Economics
|Paper 1: Securities Market
Paper 2: English Writing (Descriptive)
Paper 3: F&M & ESI
|Total Marks – 200 (100 each) (Paper 1 + Paper 2)||Total Marks – 300|
*Remember the Final merit list will only consider the marks scored in mains and in interview.
The final Merit List take 1/3rd of paper 1 (phase 2) & 2/3rd of paper 2 (phase 2) into consideration for final list preparations.
With this new paper pattern candidates find themselves in a bit of a confusion as to how to prepare for the Exam, the answer is with Oliveboard.
Mock Test Series for SEBI Grade A Preparation
They say the toughest of the examinations requires a smarter approach to Ace it. And, Oliveboard helps you do just that. Oliveboard’s Mock tests helps you experience the exam before the actual exam. Preparing for an exam and strategically preparing is what makes the difference.
SEBI 2018 Topper, Rajendran Sundar Raj (AIR – 1) believes that practice makes the biggest difference in what you are and achieving what you want to be.
Here’s what he experienced in his own words.
Strategy for phase 1:
Practice, practice, practice. I had attempted all the mock tests that I had subscribed to. I was slow in solving quants. So I placed my bets on GA and awareness on securities market. Scored 70/80 in those two sections. Reasoning and Quants – reverse engineering from mock tests. Didn’t prepare specifically for these sections.
Strategy for phase 2:
1- Securities Market and Laws
Securities Market – Economics notes from UPSC preparation and the notes from the courses I had subscribed to. I covered the important acts and regulations like SEBI Act, SCRA 1956, depositories act, ICDR and LODR from the original documents.
2- ESI and FM
To be honest, I couldn’t do justice to this paper in 3 weeks time. My UPSC preparation and preparation for RBI helped me. Just revised the important chapters in ESI and F&M. I didn’t skip problems in FM because I was competing with the best of the best in the unreserved category and I had to grab each and every mark on offer.
“In all these areas, Oliveboard’s Mock Test helped me get prepared for the actual exam in many ways.
For phase 1, I completely relied on Oliveboard Mock Tests. I got complete analytical review of my performance, which in turn guided me to take measures to improve my weaker areas.
Phase 2 was no different, the level of mock test was very similar to that of actual paper in fact it was a bit on higher side, so I can say I was well prepared before the actual exam.”
Oliveboard’s SEBI Mock Tests have been updated as per latest SEBI Grade A Pattern and is available on the platform. The team has carefully crafted the Mock Tests and included maximum types of questions possible.
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- 15 Tests for Phase 1 (10 for Paper 1 + 5 for Paper 2 (GEN))
- 5 Tests for Phase 2 (Paper 2 (GEN))
- Summary Notes for Paper 2 (Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Management, Economics)
- 60 Sectional + 99 Topic Tests + 120 GK Tests for Phase 1, Paper 1
One more post that is considered of the similar level of SEBI Grade A is RBI Grade B Officer. Both these exams are very popular among the students and there is a good possibility of RBI Grade B notification to be released soon.
Aspirants preparing for SEBI Grade A are highly expectant to go for the RBI Grade B exam as well. This is the high time when aspirants should kickstart their RBI Grade B exam preparation along with SEBI, if they plan to attempt both these exams.
Oliveboard brings an exclusive RBI Grade B Cracker Course for aspirants. Take a Free RBI Grade B Mock Test to evaluate the quality of content. You can then go for the RBI Grade B course.
Highlights of RBI Grade B Cracker Course:
- Complete Syllabus of ESI & F&M
- General Awareness Syllabus
- Live Classes & Live Practice Session
- Video Lectures
- Phase 1 & Phase 2 Mock Tests
- ESI and F&M Study Notes
So, without any further delay, start your preparations right away.
ALL THE BEST!!!