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SEBI Grade A Previous Year Paper and Cut-Off


Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is a statutory regulatory body established by an Act of Parliament, to protect the interests of investors in securities, to promote the development of and to regulate the securities market. Security exchange Board of India SEBI has conducted exam for Grade A officer Phase-1 on 17 october 2018. Here we are providing exam analysis and some memory based questions asked in this paper.

Exam Pattern Phase-1

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning4040120 Minutes
General Awareness4040
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Security Market Awareness4040

This exam pattern is old exam pattern through which SEBI grade A officer 2018 exam was conducted. To know about latest exam pattern of SEBI grade A officer 2020 Click Here


  • line based Sitting arrangement -10 person
  • Circular sitting arrangement with 7 persons and blood relation
  • Syllogism
  • data sufficiency
  • Floor based puzzle
  • Coding decoding
  • Inequality
  • direction sense


  • DI – 20 question
  • wrong number series – 5 questions
  • Approximation – 5 questions
  • Arithmetic -10 questions


  • Reading comprehension –  10 questions
  • Cloze test – 10 questions
  • Correct uses of words – 5 distance
  • para jumble – 3
  • error detection – 5

General awareness

  • Jeremy lalrinnunga associated with which Sports –  weightlifting
  • One question related to Jaipur Literature festival.
  • where is Kanha National Park situated –  Madhya Pradesh
  • where is Bhitarkanika National Park Located – Odisha
  • on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary which country organised Gandhi March –  Netherland
  • Swachh Survekshan Grameen survey was conducted by which Ministry –  Ministry of Drinking water and sanitation
  • According to Forbes list Which person was India’s richest person in 2018 –  Mukesh Ambani
  • Jimex exercise conducted between which countries –  India and Japan
  • DY Patil Stadium is located in which city – Mumbai
  • Which airport has won Earth champion award –  Cochin International Airport
  • Which state has topped ease of living index 2018 –  Andhra Pradesh
  • President of South Korea –  Moon Jae-in
  • Literacy percentage of India – 74.04%.
  • On which river’s bank Nashik is located –  Godavari
  • in September 2018  which has recorded 137  million UPI transaction –  Paytm
  • Indra Jatra is religious festival of which country – Kathmandu Nepal
  • One question related to India for humanity initiative.
  • Theme of international girl child day 2018 – with her: a skilled girl force
  • 12 November is  known as – World Pneumonia Day
  • India’s largest global skill Park will be setup in which city –  Bhopal 
  • Which movie has been chosen for official entry of India in 91st Academy Award 2018 – Village rockstars
  • One question related to the twin city agreement between Delhi and Moscow.
  • What was the capital of Meghalaya – Shillong

Security Market

  • Chairman of Sebi –  Ajay Tyagi
  • NSIM works under which authority – SEBI
  • When one can start trading after submission of trading plan – 6 month
  • Who was the chairman of committee on insider trading – Justice NK Sodhi
  • What is listing agreement
  • Who promotes Centre for financial education – SEBI
  • In which custody of funds and securities of foreign Investors are kept – Custodian
  • Director and KMP  have to disclose their shareholding Within how many days of Appointment –  7 days
  • Full form of EPS –  Earning per share
  • Insurance Company can hold how much percent in a Stock Exchange –  15%
  • Maximum buy back from reserve and capital – 25%
  • in which year SEBI Act came into effect – 1992
  • What will be the minimum issue price for a share of face value is less than 10 – 500
  • Right issue open for maximum period of – 30 days
  • NSCCL Is subsidiary of which – National Stock Exchange
  • If  stock exchange refuse to List any security then where you can appeal – SAT
  • What is safety net arrangement
  • Stock broker is registered with – SEBI
  • SCORES Is associated with which –  SEBI
  • For how much period self Prospectus is valid – 1 year
  • What is the minimum networth of RTA in category 1 – 50 lakhs
  • First country to ban insider trading –  Japan


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