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SEBI GRADE A

 

Name of Exam

SEBI Grade Assistant Manager

Organization Name

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Post

Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager)

Vacancies

To be notified

Mode of application

Online

Application Fees

SC/ST/PWD – INR 100/- General/OBC/EWS – 1000/-

Mode of Exam

Online

Selection Process

1.    Phase-I: Prelims Exam

2.    Phase-II: Mains

3.    Phase-III: Interview

Job Location 

Across India

Official website

https://www.sebi.gov.in/ 

SEBI Grade A: Eligibility criteria

For the post of SEBI Grade A 2021, the basic eligibility criteria are conditions of educational qualification and age limit. Candidates are permitted to apply for a maximum of 2 streams only for which he/she is eligible to apply, based on their educational qualifications. Here is detailed educational criteria and Age-limit has been mentioned below:

Stream 

Educational Criteria

General

General stream candidates should hold a Master’s degree in any discipline, OR Bachelor’s degree in Law / Engineering OR Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary / Chartered Financial Analyst / Cost & Work Accountant

Legal

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University / Institute.

Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical / Electronics / Electronics And Communication / Information Technology / Computer Science) OR Masters in Computers Application OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a postgraduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers / Information Technology.

Engineering (Civil)

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University / Institute

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University / Institute

Research

Master’s Degree in Statistics / Economics / Commerce / Business Administration (Finance) / Econometrics from a recognized University / Institute

Official Language

Master’s Degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level or Master’s Degree in Sanskrit / English / Economics / Commerce with Hindi as a subject at Bachelor’s Degree level from a recognized University / Institute

Age Limit of SEBI Grade A 2021

  • The maximum age limit is 30 years, i.e. the candidate should not be born on or before 01st March 1990.
  • However, there is age relaxation for the reserved categories as per the government norms which is provided in the table below-

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

Other backward classes (OBC) Non-Creamy layer(OBC-NCL)

3 years

The person with disabilities (General)

10 years

The person with disabilities (SC /ST)

15 years

The person with disabilities (OBC)

13 years

Ex-Service-men/Disabled Ex-Service-men

5 years

Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1981

5 years

SEBI Grade A: Exam Pattern

  • For various posts, SEBI conducts 2 examinations: Phrase-I and Phase-II
  • Phrase-I online screening examination consists of 2 papers, each paper of 100 marks.
  • Phrase-II online examination also consists of 2 papers, each of 100 marks.
  • Only the candidates qualify Phrase-I will be eligible to attempt Phrase-II of SEBI Grade A.
  • The papers will be of multiple-choice questions.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers.
  • In case of Phrase-I, ¼ of the marks assigned to each question will be dedicated to wrong answers.

SEBI Grade A: Phase-I Exam Pattern:

An online screening examination consists of two papers (Multiple Choice questions of 100 marks each). This test has been announced to be held on January 17, 2021.

Papers

Streams/subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration

Cutoff

Paper-I

All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including some questions related to the Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning. 

100

60 minutes 

30%

Paper-II

General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics

100

40 minutes

40%

Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on the specialized subject related to the stream.

100

40 minutes

40%

Research Stream:-Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce

Aggregate Cut off

40%

SEBI Grade A: Phase-II Exam Pattern

  • Candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be issued new Hall Tickets.
  • Paper-II will be conducted in various shifts for the candidates applying in multiple streams, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket.
  • There is the provision of negative marking of 1/4th for Paper 2 in Phase II (except IT stream for).
  • An aggregate mark of 40 % is required to score in Phase-II to qualify.
  • Candidates who will qualify the Phase II will only be called for the final stage of Interview.
  • The list of those selected candidates for Interview will be made available on SEBI website.

Paper

Subjects/streams

Total Marks

Duration

Cutoff

Weightage

Paper-I

All streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills

100

60 minutes

30%

1/3rd

Paper-II

General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics

100

40 minutes

40%

2/3rd

Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language Stream: Multiple choice questions onSpecialized subject related to stream

100

40 minutes

40%

2/3rd

Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance And Commerce

Aggregate Cut of

40%

SEBI Grade A: Selection Process

SEBI Grade A Selection procedure is based on 3 major stages:

Stage

Weightage

Phrase -I

Entry-Level Exam

Phrase-II

85% of the Final Result

Interview

15% of the Final Result

  • The candidates have to acquire the minimum cut-off marks in the Phase-I Exam so that they qualify for phase-II. The candidate has to meet an aggregate of 40% for both papers in Phase-I to qualify. A minimum cut-off 30% in individual papers is required.
  • Only those candidates who are eligible and qualified for the Phase-I exam can download phase-II call letters from the website.
  • Candidates will be called for the interview only if they qualify the phase-II exam. minimum 30% in paper-1 and 40% in paper-2 along with 40% aggregate is required to qualify the exam.
  • The final merit list is prepared based on the Phase-II exam and the interview marks together.

RBI Grade B EXAM

The key points about the RBI Grade B 2021 exam are highlighted below:

Exam name

RBI Grade B

Conducting authority

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Exam level

National

Post name

Grade B (DR) for General, DEPR, DSIM streams

Selection stages

Grade B (DR) for General: Phase I, II, and Interview

Mode of exam

Online

Exam Duration

Phase I: 120 minutes
Phase II for General (Paper I, II, III): 120+90+120 minutes= 330 minutes
Interview: 20-30 Minutes

Language of exam

English and Hindi

Exam purpose

To select Grade B Officers in General, DEPR, and DSIM

RBI Helpdesk

011-23711333

Official website

rbi.org.in

RBI Grade B Exam Eligibility

Candidates must meet the eligibility guidelines issued by RBI before applying online. The basic eligibility criteria about nationality, age limit and educational qualification of a candidate are discussed below:

RBI Grade B Nationality

To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2021, a candidate must be either: —

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  3. a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India before January 1, 1962, or
  4. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam to reside permanently in India.

Please note that candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), and (4) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

RBI Grade B Age Limit

Candidates should fall in the 21 and 30 years of age group as of January 1, 2021. The aspirants have been not born earlier than 2 January 1991 and not later than 1 January 2000. Also, for the aspirants, who possess M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

RBI Grade B Qualifications Requirement

  • A minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD) or equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree and 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th standard examination.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage or equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree should be aggregate of all the years/ semesters.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Revised)

RBI Grade B exam Pattern 2021 has been revised. As per Revised exam pattern-

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

 

Serial Number

Section Asked

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

General Awareness

200

200

Composite time of 2 hours

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

3.

English Language

4.

Reasoning

RBI Grade B Main Exam Pattern

Sl No

Sections / Subjects

Paper Type

Maximum Marks

Duration (minutes)

1.

Paper I: Economics and Social Issues

50% Objective Type, 50% Descriptive (to be typed with the help of the keyboard)

50
50

Total-100

30
90

Total-120

2.

Paper II: English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive (3 questions)

100

90 minutes

3.

Paper III: Finance and Management

50% Objective Type and 50% Descriptive

50
50

Total-100

30
90

Total-120

 

RBI Grade B Interview

The interview will be conducted for 75 marks.

NABARD GRADE A

NABARD Grade A 2021- Important Highlights

Name of the Exam

NABARD Grade A 2021

Conducting Body

National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development

Post

Assistant Manager

Vacancies

yet to be notified

Salary

Approx INR 62,600/- per month

Job Location

Across India

Mode of Application

Online

Application Fees

For SC/ST: INR 100/- For Others: INR 750/-

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Duration

Prelims: 2 hours Mains: 3 Hours

Negative Marking

1/4th marks

Selection Process

  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Personal Interview.

Official Website

www.nabard.org

 NABARD Grade-A Eligibility Criteria

Before looking at the Eligibility criteria as per the NABARD Grade A 2021 Official Notification, candidates should be aware of the points mentioned below:

  • It is clarified that candidates applying for Asst. Manager (RDBS) – General cannot apply for another discipline and vice versa.
  • The candidate can apply only for ONE Post/ Discipline of his/ her choice. In case of multiple applications across or within disciplines for Grade A (RDBS), only the last application submitted will be considered valid and fee against all other applications will be forfeited.

NABARD Grade A- Educational Criteria

In the following paragraphs, the Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline indicates the candidate have studied it as the main subject and it is the subject on which the candidate have gained their degree and certificates:

NABARD Grade A: Exam Pattern

  • Phase-I i.e. Prelims exam will be an online objective type test.
  • Phase-II i.e. The Main exam will be of online objective as well as online descriptive test.
  • The cutoff in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages:
    • On Scores in individual tests,
    • On Total Score

NABARD Grade A: Exam Pattern of Prelims

  • NABARD prelims exam is common for all the 154 posts of Grade A officers.
  • All the Questions will be objective type (MCQs)
  • The test will be conducted online.
  • The time duration for the Preliminary exam is two hours. The different sections are not separately timed.

Sections

Marks

Number of Questions

Duration

English

40

40

120 minutes

Reasoning

20

20

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

General Awareness

20

20

Computer

20

20

Economic and Social Issues(with focus on Rural India)

40

40

Agriculture and Rural Development(with focus on Rural India

40

40

Total

200

200

2 Hours

  • The Exam is only qualifying in nature and will serve as a screening test.
  • The candidate who clears the sectional as well as the overall Cutoff, will be called for NABARD Mains.
  • The calling ratio for the Main exam shall be 1:25.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • The marks secured in Phase I – Online preliminary examination will not be considered for final selection.

NABARD Grade A: Exam Pattern of Mains

  • Phase-II Exam Dates will be released by the conducting board soon.
  • This will be an objective and descriptive type online test.
  • The paper-I will be common for the candidates who applied for all the posts.
  • The Paper-II will be differentiated as per the posts and streams.

Exam Paper

Name of Test

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-I (Descriptive Test)

General English: The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidates will be assessed through this paper comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing & letter writing.

100

90 minutes

Paper-II

Economic & Social Issues and Agricultural & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

100

90 minutes

Paper on related discipline

  • If you score the minimum cut off marks or above in the Main Exam will be shortlisted for interview. The calling ratio for Interview shall be 1:5.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

General Studies-I

 (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

  • Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian History from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence Consolidation and Reorganization within the country.
  • History of the World will include events from 18th century such as Industrial Revolution, world wars, Redrawal of National Boundaries, Colonization, Decolonization, political philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Effects of Globalization on Indian society.
  • Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism.
  • Salient features of World’s Physical Geography.
  • Distribution of Key Natural Resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
  • Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

General Studies-II

 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)

  • Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure.
  • Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein.
  • Separation of Powers between various organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme with that of Other Countries.
  • Parliament and State Legislatures—Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these.
  • Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; Pressure Groups and Formal/Informal Associations and their Role in the Polity.
  • Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.
  • Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
    Development Processes and the Development Industry — the Role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these Schemes; Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections.
  • Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to Poverty and Hunger.
  • Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability, E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens Charters, Transparency & Accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of Civil Services in a Democracy.
  • India and its Neighborhood- Relations.
  • Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.
  • Important International Institutions, agencies and fora – their Structure, Mandate.

General Studies-III

 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.
  • Inclusive Growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major Crops – Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country, – Different Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems; Storage, Transport and Marketing of Agricultural Produce and Issues and Related Constraints; E-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices; Public Distribution System – Objectives, Functioning, Limitations, Revamping; Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security; Technology Missions; Economics of Animal-Rearing.
  • Food Processing and Related Industries in India- Scope’ and Significance, Location, Upstream and Downstream Requirements, Supply Chain Management.
  • Land Reforms in India.
  • Effects of Liberalization on the Economy, Changes in Industrial Policy and their Effects on Industrial Growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment Models.
  • Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life.
  • Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology; Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology and issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Disaster and Disaster Management.
  • Linkages between Development and Spread of Extremism.
  • Role of External State and Non-state Actors in creating challenges to Internal Security.
  • Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks, Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges, Basics of Cyber Security; Money-Laundering and its prevention.
  • Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism.
  • Various Security Forces and Agencies and their Mandate.

General Studies-IV

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered:

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in – Human Actions; Dimensions of Ethics; Ethics – in Private and Public Relationships. Human Values – Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators; Role of Family Society and Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values.
  • Attitude: Content, Structure, Function; its Influence and Relation with Thought and Behaviour; Moral and Political Attitudes; Social Influence and Persuasion.
  • Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to Public Service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker-sections.
  • Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, and their Utilities and Application in Administration and Governance.
  • Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World.
  • Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and Problems; Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions; Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance; Accountability and Ethical Governance; Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance; Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding; Corporate Governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of Public Service; Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity; Information Sharing and Transparency in Government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work Culture, Quality of Service Delivery, Utilization of Public Funds, Challenges of Corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.

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