The Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) is a governmental organization. Every year SEBI releases its notification to recruit eligible candidates for grade A. SEBI Notification 2020 has released its notification at the official website for Grade A, Assistant Manager for the year 2020.

Candidates who are looking for a job in the governmental sector, don’t miss the opportunity, grab it because being an assistant manager under SEBI is not an easy deal it’s one of the prestigious jobs in the society. If you grab this opportunity your life will be felicitous and blessed.

SEBI Information :

The SEBI Notification 2020 Grade A, assistant manager announced for 

  • General Stream
  • Legal Stream 
  • Information Technology Stream
  • Engineering Stream
  • Research Stream
  • Official Language Stream 

This year a total of 147 vacancies have been released in SEBI Notification 2020. Candidates don’t let this opportunity slip from your hands. 

Stream vacancies 
General Stream80 
Legal Stream34
Information Technology Stream22
Engineering Stream(civil)1
Engineering Stream(electrical)4
Research Stream5
Official Language Stream 1
Total vacancies 147

SEBI Notification 2020 state that Online application and payment of the fee has started from 7th March 2020 and the last date to fill online application and payment will be 23rd march 2020

Essential Dates

Important activity Important dates 
Online application and payment starts 7th march 2020
Online application and payment closes23rd march 2020 
SEBI Grade A Admit card To be informed via SMS/ email
Phase-I Online Exam 12th April 2020
Phase-II Online Exam3rd May 2020
Phase III Interview To be announced 

SEBI exam pattern and syllabus:

The exam process of SEBI is the same as any other government exam process.

The exam will be in three phases :

Stages of exam Level Examination 
Phase I  Preliminary examOnline screening examination for 200 marks 
Phase IIMains examOnline examination of three papers for a total of 200 marks 
Phase IIIInterview Interview 

Exam Pattern :

Phase I: Prelims Exam

Paper Stream Subject Maximum marks Duration Cutoff 
IAll stream Multiple Choice Questions on the subject -General awareness English language  Quantitative aptitudeTest of reasoning 10060min.30%
IIGeneral stream Multiple Choice Questions on subjects- Accountancy CommerceManagement FinanceCostingCompanies act and economies
10040 min.40%

Legal stream Information & Technology stream Engineering (civil, electrical) Stream Multiple Choice Questions on specialized subject related to stream 
10040min. 40%

Research stream Multiple Choice Questions on the subjects-EconomicsEconometricsStatisticsFinance Commerce 10040min. 40%

Phase II: Mains Exam 

Paper Stream Subjects Maximum marksDuration Cutoff 
IAll stream English (descriptive test)100 60min.30%
IIGeneral Multiple Choice Questions on the subjects-AccountancyCommerceManagementFinanceCostingCompanies act and economies10040min. 40%

Legal stream Information & Technology stream Engineering (civil, electrical) Stream Multiple Choice Questions on specialized subject related to stream 

Research stream Multiple Choice Questions on the subjects-EconomicsEconometricsStatisticsFinance Commerce 10040min.40%
  • There will be negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer in Phase I as well as in the Phase II exam.
  • Candidates need to clear cutoff separately in Paper I and Paper II
  • Marks obtained in Phase I are only for shortlisting candidates for Phases II. Marks of Phase I will not be counted for the final round selection.

Syllabus of SEBI Grade A

General Awareness:

  • National & International Current Affairs
  • Budgets 
  • Awards & Honours
  • National & International Organizations
  • Financial & Economic news
  • Sports 
  • Books & Authors
  • Latest Inventions & Discoveries 
  • Countries & its Capitals etc.

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases etc.

Reasoning Aptitude:

  • Puzzles
  • Order & Ranking 
  • Seating arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Direction & Distance
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Machine input & output
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Symbolic series
  • Logical reasoning
  • Number systems etc

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Inequality 
  • Number series
  • Data sufficiency 
  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simple interest & Compound interest 
  • Profit & Loss
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work & Time
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Mensuration
  • Probability 
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average 
  • Ratio & Proportion etc

 Commerce & Accountancy :

  • Financial information system
  • Cash & Fund Flow Statement 
  •  Financial statement and ratio analysis
  • Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares and Right Shares.
  • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
  •  Company Final Accounts: Preparation as well as Presentation.
  • Accounting Standards 
  • Revenue Recognition
  •  Fixed Assets
  •  Foreign Exchange Transactions
  • Investments.


  • Nature and scope of management
  • The Management Processes
  1. Planning 
  2. Organization 
  3. Staffing 
  4. Directing
  5. Controlling
  • Role played by a Manager in an Organization
  •  The Duty  of a Leader
  1. Leadership Style
  2. Leadership Theories
  3. A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
  • Human Resource Development
  1. Concept and Goals of Human Resources Development
  • Motivation, Morale, and Incentives
  1. Motivation theories 
  2.  How Managers Motivate
  3.  Morale concept
  4.  Factors determining morale
  5. Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  • Communication
  1. Steps in the Communication Process
  2.  Communication Channels
  3. Oral V/S Written Communication
  4.  Verbal V/S non-verbal Communication
  5. Upward & Downward and lateral communication
  6.  Barriers to Communication
  7.  Role of Information Technology


  • Financial System
  1. Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies
  2. RBI and its functions
  3. SEBI its functions and roles
  4. Monetary policy 
  5. The Banking system of India 
  6. Financial institutions like- NABARD, SIDBI etc. 
  • Financial Markets
  1. Primary and Secondary Markets 
  2. Its functions
  3. Its instruments
  4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
  5.  Financial Inclusion
  6. Use of technology 
  7. Alternate sources of finance
  8. Social cost-benefit 
  9. Public-Private Partnership 
  10. Direct and Indirect taxes
  11. Goods and Services Tax(GST)
  12.  Non-tax sources of Revenue
  13. Finance Commission
  14. Fiscal Policy 
  15. Fiscal Responsibility Budget Management Act (FRBM), 
  16.  Definition
  17. Trends
  18. Estimates etc.


  • Overview of Cost and Management Accounting
  1. Introduction of Cost and Management Accounting
  2.  Objectives and Scopes of Cost and Management Accounting.
  3. Methods of Costing 
  4.  Single Output/ Unit Costing
  5.  Job Costing
  6.  Batch Costing
  7.  Contract Costing
  8.  Process / Operation Costing
  9. Costing of Service Sectors
  10. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis
  11. Standard Costing
  12. Marginal Costing
  13. Budget and Budgetary Control.
  •  Lean System and Innovation
  • Introduction of Lean System
  1. Just-in-Time (JIT)
  2. Kaizen Costing
  3. 5 Ss
  4. Total Productive Maintenance
  5. Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems
  6. Six Sigma (SS)
  7. Introduction of Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).

  • Companies act 
  1. The Companies Act, 2013
  2. Especially Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XXVII

  • Economics: 
  1. Demand and Supply
  2. Market Structures
  3. National Income
  4.  Concepts and Measurement
  5.  Classical & Keynesian 
  6.  Consumption &   Investment Function
  7.  Multiplier and Accelerator
  8.  Demand and Supply for Money
  9.  IS-LM
  10.  Inflation and the Phillips Curve
  11.  Business Cycles 
  12. Balance of Payments etc.
  • Public economics:
  1. Public debt. And expenditure
  2. Progressive and non- progressive taxation
  3. Effects of taxation
  4. Public budget
  5. Budget multiplier etc.
  • Official language:
  1. Questions related to Official Language Policy of the Govt. of India
  2. Translation of terms, phrases, sentences in Hindi to English 
  3. Translation of terms, phrases, sentences in English to Hindi
  4. Legal terminologies
  5. Questions related to administration/ capital market/ banking terminology.

These are the important things that every candidate should need to know. So, do not wait any more, start your preparation from now and grab the opportunity.


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