SEBI Grade A

Elevate Your Career with SEBI Grade A Preparation at Shri Rajiv Gandhi Banking Academy

Are you looking to accelerate your career in the world of finance and securities? Shri Rajiv Gandhi Banking Academy is proud to announce its comprehensive SEBI Grade A preparation program designed to help you achieve your professional goals.

About SEBI Grade A:

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Grade A examination is one of the most coveted exams in the financial sector. It opens doors to a prestigious career in the securities market and regulatory framework. SEBI Grade A officers play a critical role in maintaining the integrity and transparency of India’s financial markets.

Course Highlights:

  • Thorough coverage of SEBI Grade A syllabus.
  • Intensive practice sessions to boost your confidence.
  • Regular doubt-clearing sessions.
  • Real-time exam simulations to prepare you for the actual test environment.
  • Exclusive interview and GD preparation.
  • Access to our comprehensive online learning portal.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Aspiring candidates aiming for a career in SEBI as Grade A officers.
  • Professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of financial markets and regulations.
  • Graduates and postgraduates in finance, economics, or related fields seeking a competitive edge in the job market.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2023

The SEBI Grade A Exam will be conducted in three phases.

  • Phase-I Online Examination
  • Phase-II Online Examination
  • Phase-III Interview Round

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2023

SEBI Grade A Syllabus-related details are mentioned below:

SEBI Grade A Paper I Syllabus 2023 for Phase I :

Paper 1 of SEBI Grade A syllabus 2023 phase I consists of 4 sections which is English language, reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, and general awareness (including financial awareness). The Paper I of Phase I will be common for every stream candidate.

English Language

Error Spotting

Idioms & Phrases

Sentence Connectors

Column-based Fillers

Sentence Rearrangement

Paragraph Completion

Fill in the Blanks

Direct and Indirect Speech

Synonyms and Antonyms

Word Swap

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Column Based Sentences

Spelling Errors


Sentence improvement

Sentence-Based Error Detection

 Reasoning Ability


Seating Arrangements

Direction Sense

Blood Relations


Machine Input-Output



Logical Reasoning

Order and Ranking

Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

Number System and Conversions


 Quantitative Aptitude

The candidates must go through the complete list of topics that are to be covered for the mathematical section.

Data Interpretation (Table, Pie, Line, Bar, Mix, Caselet, Arithmetic, etc.)

Number Series (Missing and Wrong)

Simplification and Approximation

Inequality (Quadratic and Quantity Comparison based)

Data Sufficiency (Two and Three Statements)

Ratio and Proportion, Average


Problem on Ages

Mixture and Alligation

Time and Work & Pipe and Cistern


Simple and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss and Discount based

Speed Distance and Time, Boat and Stream, and Train Based Problems

Probability Permutation, Combination

Mensuration (2D and 3D)

General Awareness

The candidates must be aware of the general knowledge and current issues happening around them as there will be questions in Paper-1  from this section.

National Current Affairs

International Current Affairs

State Current Affairs

Sports News

Central Government Schemes

Agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Books & Authors

Summits & Conferences

Defense News

Science & Technology News

Banking and Financial Awareness

Static Awareness

Recent RBI Circulars Based Questions

Business & Economy Related News

Recent Rain

Important Days


Important Appointments

Important Awards & Honours

Union Budget 2023-24

Economic Survey 2022-23


SEBI Grade A Paper II Syllabus for Phase I & Phase II Exam

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2023 of Paper 2 is similar for both the Phase I and Phase II exam. A detailed syllabus is mentioned below.

SEBI Grade A Paper I Syllabus For Phase II :

Paper I of the phase II exam will be the same for all streams. It is a descriptive paper that is designed to check the candidate’s English writing skills. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic including precis writing/ essay writing/ comprehension.

SEBI Grade A Paper II Syllabus for Phase I & Phase II Exam: Legal Stream

The candidates preparing for SEBI Grade A in Legal Stream must know the complete Phase-I & Phase-II Syllabus that has been mentioned below-

Commerce and Accountancy

  • Accounting as a financial information system
  • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, and Investments.
  • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis
  • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, and Right Shares
  • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
  • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts


  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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),
  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  • Inflation:-Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI components, and trends


  • 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)
  • 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.

Companies Act

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


Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, and Non-banking Financial Institutions.

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

SEBI Grade A Paper II Syllabus for Phase I & Phase II Exam: IT Stream

  • 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

 SEBI Grade A Paper II Syllabus for Phase I & Phase II Exam: Research Stream

  • Economics: 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 nonProgressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of Taxation, Public expenditure, Public Debt, Public Budget and 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, Corporate Debt Market, Forwards, Futures, Options, Hedging, Speculation and Arbitrage.