SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022: Download free syllabus PDF here!

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Security Exchange Board of India conducts SEBI Grade A Recruitment Exam. The notification for SEBI Grade A Exam 2022 has been released on January 5, 2022. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. SEBI Grade A syllabus comprises of the important list of topics from which questions are asked in the exam. Knowing the syllabus is important to score well in the exam.

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SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022

There are two papers in SEBI Grade A Exam- Paper I and Paper II. The detailed syllabus for each of these papers is as given below.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus: Paper I

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Inequalities
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Logical Reasoning etc.
  • Error Spotting
  • Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Passages
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Idioms & Phrases etc.
Also Check: SEBI Grade A Salary
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • HCF and LCM
  • Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and work & Pipe and cistern
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Mensuration
  • Average, Ratio and Proportion, etc.
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs – National & International
  • Budget
  • Awards and Honours
  • Important Financial & Economic News
  • Important Days
  • International & National Organizations
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Countries & Capitals etc

SEBI Grade A Syllabus: Paper II

  • Management:-its nature and scope; The Management Processes. Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing, and Controlling.
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader.
  • Leadership Styles;-Leadership Theories;A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  • Human Resource Development:-Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD
  • Motivation, Morale, and Incentives:-Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Financial Markets:- Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

General topics:-

  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  • Direct and Indirect taxes;-Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act(FRBM),
  • Inflation:-Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI-components, and trends
  • Overview of Cost and Management Accounting- Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting.
  • Methods of Costing- Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors.
  • Basics of Cost Control and Analysis- (a) Standard Costing, (b) Marginal Costing, (c) Budget, and Budgetary Control.
  • Lean System and Innovation - Introduction to Lean System, Just-in-Time (JIT), Kaizen Costing, 5 Ss, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems, Six Sigma (SS), Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering(BPR)

Companies Act
The Companies Act, 2013- Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XXVII.

  • Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income:-Concepts and Measurement, Classical Vs 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
  • Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus: Stream-wise

Legal Stream

Phase I Phase II
  1. Constitution of India
  2. Law of Contracts
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Law of Evidence
  5. Code of Civil Procedure
  6. Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice
  7. Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes
  8. Important Latin terms and maxims
  9. Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act
  10. Arbitration and Conciliation Act
  11. Transfer of Property Act
  12. Companies Act, 2013
  13. Securities Laws – SEBI Act
  1. Constitution of India
  2. Law of Contracts
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Law of Evidence
  5. Code of Civil Procedure
  6. Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice
  7. Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes
  8. Important Latin terms and maxims
  9. Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act
  10. Arbitration and Conciliation Act
  11. Transfer of Property Act,1882
  12. Corporate Law- Companies Act, 2013, Ltd. Liability Partnership Act 2008, Insolvency & Bankruptcy code
  13. Securities Laws – SEBI Act
  14. Taxation

Information Technology

Phase 1 

  • Database Concepts
  • SQL Queries
  • Programming Concepts (Java/C C++ )
  • Data Analytics Languages (Python / R)
  • Algorithms for problem-solving
  • Networking Concepts
  • Information & Cyber Security Concepts
  • Data warehousing
  • Shell Programming

Phase 2 

Topic Concept Language to test concepts Weightage
Algorithms Sorting, Searching, Greedy
Algorithms, Dynamic Programming,
Backtracking, Divide and Conquer,
Pattern Searching
C++/JAVA/Python 40
Data Structure Array, Linked List, Stack, Queue,
Binary Tree, Indexing, Binary Search
Tree, Heap, Hashing, Matrix
C++/JAVA/Python 40
String Manipulation Length, Substring, Regex, Search C++/JAVA/Python 20
Total 100



  • Demand and Supply
  • Market Structures
  • National Income
  • Determination of output and employment
  • Investment Function
  • Multiplier and Accelerator
  • Demand and Supply for Money
  • IS-LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve
  • Business Cycles
  • Inflation
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Non-banking Financial Institutions

Public Economics: 

  • Public Goods
  • Tax & Non-Tax Revenue
  • Direct & Indirect Taxes
  • Progressive and Non-Progressive Taxation
  • Incidence and Effects of Taxation
  • Public expenditure
  • Public Debt
  • Public Budget
  • Budget Multiplier

Statistics and Econometrics: 

  • Measures of Central tendency & dispersions
  • Correlation
  • Sampling methods
  • Sampling Distribution
  • Statistical Inferences
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Regression Analysis

International Economics: 

  • Balance of Payments
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Role of International Financial Institutions: BIS, IOSCO, IMF & World Bank

Financial Markets: 

  • Asymmetric Information
  • Market Model
  • Market Efficiency
  • Primary Market
  • Secondary Market
  • Commodity Markets
  • Mutual Funds
  • Stock Exchanges
  • Depositories
  • Clearing Corporations
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Corpo
  • rate Debt Market
  • Forwards, Futures, Options, Hedging,
  • Speculation and Arbitrage

SEBI Grade A Syllabus FAQs

Q. How many stages are there in SEBI Grade A selection process?

A. There are three stages in SEBI Grade A selection process- Phase I, Phase II and Personal Interview.

Q. What is the weightage of a Personal Interview in the final selection?

A. Personal Interview is given 15% weightage in the final selection.

Q. Is there a negative marking in SEBI Grade A Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in SEBI Officer Grade A Exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. What is the mode of language in which the SEBI Grade A Exam is conducted?

A. SEBI Officer Grade A Exam is conducted in Hindi and English.

Q. Are Phase I marks considered while preparing the final selection list for SEBI Grade A Exam?

A. No, Phase I marks are not considered for final selection.


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