SEBI Phase 2 Descriptive

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Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is a statutory regulatory body entrusted with the responsibility to regulate the Indian capital markets. It monitors and regulates the securities market and protects the interests of the investors by enforcing certain rules and regulations.

SEBI was founded on April 12, 1992, under the SEBI Act, 1992. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, SEBI has regional offices in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad along with other local regional offices across prominent cities in India.

The objective of SEBI is to ensure that the Indian capital market works in a systematic manner and provide investors with a transparent environment for their investment. To put it simply, the primary reason for setting up SEBI was to prevent malpractices in the capital market of India and promote the development of the capital markets.

It has released the recruitment notification for the position of Assistant Manager in the following categories; General, Legal, IT, Civil & Electrical Engg, Research & Official Language. A total of 120 vacancies has been released.



Paper Stream/Subjects Maximum
Duration Cut off
Paper 1 All Streams:
Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz.
1. General Awareness (including some questions related to  Financial  Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level),
2. English   Language,
3. Quantitative Aptitude
4.Test of Reasoning.
100 60 minutes 30%
Paper 2 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 Specialized subject related to the stream. 100 40 minutes 40%
Research Stream:
Multiple choice questions on subjects   Economics,   Econometrics,   Statistics, Finance, and Commerce.
Cut off
• There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase I.
• There shall be a cut-off of minimum 30% for Paper 1 (no sectional cut-off shall be there) and a cut-off of minimum 40% for Paper 2 in Phase I.
• Candidates would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as mentioned above as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 40% in Phase I exam to be shortlisted for Phase II.
• Marks obtained in phase I shall be used only for shortlisting the candidates for the Phase-II examination process and will not be counted for the final selection of the candidates.

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