SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam Analysis 17 November 2018

SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam Analysis 17 November 2018

SEBI has conducted the Grade A officer Prelims exam on 17th Nov 2018. So aspirants must be looking for SEBI Grade A Exam analysis. We are providing you the SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam Analysis 17 November 2018 below to keep you updated of latest exam trends. 

In this post, we'll walk you through the detailed exam analysis of SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam for General Stream along with topics asked, difficulty level and good attempts.

SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam Highlights 

SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I 2018 - Level of Exam

  • The level of the exam was Moderate. As compared to exam conducted last year, the exam was a bit easier.
  • The level of Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude section was easy as compared to other sections. These two sections helped the students in increasing their attempts as no tricky or very time-consuming questions were asked.
  • English Language Section and General Awareness section were of Moderate level.
  • Awareness about the Securities Market section was slightly difficult as the questions asked in it were required a good knowledge of the section.

SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I 2018 : Good Attempts 

Most of the candidates managed to attempt a good number of questions. Considering the level of the exam and previous year cutoff, attempting 130+ questions is good to go.

Good Attempts: SEBI Grade A Phase I 2018

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness Awareness about Securities Market Overall Exam
Total Questions  40  40  40  40  40  200
Level of the questions Easy Easy  Moderate  Moderate  Difficult Moderate
 Good Attempts  28-32 Questions  25-28 Questions 18-24 Questions  25+ Questions 17+ Questions 130+ Questions

 SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam Analysis 2018: Section Analysis

1. Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis

Topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section of SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam 2018 is shared below -

  • Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Caselet, Tabular, Bar Graph): 20 Qs
  • Missing Number Series: 5 Qs
  • Approximation: 5 Qs
  • Misc: 10 Qs

Number Series  Questions asked in SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam 17 November 2018

  • Missing Number Series questions were asked.
  • The questions were of Moderate level.

Data Interpretation (04 Sets)  Questions asked in SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam 17 November 2018

  1. A Tabular DI was asked. In this data related to number of viewers, subscribers and unsubscribes was provided.
  2. Another set of DI was based on double pie chart.
  3. Bar Graph-based DI was asked.
  4. A caselet DI was asked.

2. Reasoning Ability Section Review

You can check the topics and number of questions asked in this section in the table below-

  1. Inequality: 5 Qs
  2. Syllogism: 4 Qs
  3. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 15 Qs
  4. Coding -decoding: 5 Qs
  5. Blood Relation: 1 Qs
  6. Direction  Sense: 3 Qs
  7. Logical Reasoning: 5 Qs
  8. Data Sufficiency: 3 Qs

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement Questions asked in SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam 17 November 2018

  • A Floor Based Puzzle with 2 variables was asked.
  • A circular seating arrangement with 7 persons were asked in this Blood Relation parameter was also there.
  • A linear seating arrangement with persons facing North and south direction was asked. There were 10 persons.
  • Order & Ranking based Puzzle- arrangement of 6 ropes of varying lengths and different colours

3. English Language Section Analysis

  • Reading Comprehension: 12 Qs
  • Error Spotting: 8 Qs
  • Cloze Test: 5 Qs
  • Fillers: 5 Qs
  • Misc: 10 Qs

Reading Comprehension  Questions asked in SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam 17 November 2018

  • Two RCs were asked. One RC was related to Education and the other one was related to Small, Large and Medium Enterprises.
  • 2 -2 vocabulary based questions were asked in each of the questions.

4. General Awareness Section Analysis

The questions of this section were mostly asked from Current Affairs and Banking Awareness / insurance awareness. 
  • Mostly questions were related to current affairs
  • 4 questions were related to static GK.
  • Questions from SEBI were not asked in GA section. These were asked in Awareness about Securities Market Section.

5. Awareness about Securities Market Section Review

This section included questions from following topics :
  • SEBI
  • Regulation Acts and Committee
  • Capital Market
  • Shares and debentures
  • Mutual funds
  • Commercial Papers
  • Depository Acts
  • Foreign Commercial Bond
  • Securities Appellate Tribunal etc.
Hope this was helpful. Now, start preparing for SEBI Phase II Exam with aimsuccess


Find the Balance: The Hindu Editorial

Find the Balance : The Hindu Editorial

TRAI must protect telecom infra investments while encouraging digital innovations

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) consultation paper seeks to kick off a discussion on creating a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) communication service providers such as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and home-grown messaging apps like Hike. It looks to balance the economic interests of the telecom service providers (TSPs) who have created the infrastructure, the OTT services and consumers. There is no denying that OTT services have become the default choice for communication for millions of people not only in India but the world over. However, the growth of these services has disrupted the business models of TSPs; they have lost their traditional sources of revenue from voice calls and text messages, and need to now rely on data. But while technological advancements often disrupt business models, curbing innovation cannot be the solution. Rather, smart businesses embrace technology changes and adapt their revenue models.

That said, the angst of TSPs is that they make all the investment in infrastructure and maintain it not just to retain consumers but also to meet the regulatory requirement that stipulate minimum standards in data speed. TSPs and the OTT services have a symbiotic relationship of sorts. The quality of OTT services depends on the quality of telecom infrastructure. So does the quality of various other data-based services such as video streaming that are increasingly being bundled as packages by telecom service providers. TSPs have to comply with various licensing conditions, regulatory obligations and statutory requirements, pay license fee and taxes and preserve user data in the interest of national security. In comparison, the OTT players are not subject to any licensing or taxes, and can exercise self-regulation. They are not obligated yet to maintain users’ data in the users’ home country and investigative and law enforcement agencies are usually unable to access it. OTTs also have the advantage of providing encrypted services to offer more secure communication but has been misused to wreak havoc in nations and spread misinformation. Some of that needs to change, but in creating the regulatory framework for OTTs, TRAI must ensure innovation and free speech are not compromised.

One approach being considered in many nations, where the OTT players provide services that are identical or similar to those provided by telecom service providers, is to subject them to licensing and registration obligations. The EU has proposed a mix of deregulation and application of a limited set of rules to OTT services. The French telecom regulator does not regulate OTTs but treats all voice over internet protocol (VoIP) providers who connect to public switched telephone networks as equivalent to traditional TSPs. A white paper by German authorities has proposed measures such as subjecting OTTs to the same rules of consumer protection, data protection and security as TSPs. The TRAI should be in step with major democracies in this regard.

Important Words from Article & Their Meaning

1. Word: Embrace (ग्रहण करना)
  • Pronunciation: em-breys/ इम्ब्रैस
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.
  • Synonyms: hold, embody, accept, take in 
  • Antonyms: discard, reject, eliminate
  • Use in a Sentence: Some people are not willing to embrace new technologies.
2. Word: Disrupt (अस्त-व्यस्त करना)
  • Pronunciation: dis-ruhpt/डिस्रप्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem.
        b. drastically alter or destroy the structure of.
  • Synonyms: distort, damage, buckle, warp
  • Antonyms: organize, arrange, mend
  • Use in a Sentence: He refuse to hear anything that might disrupt his plans.
3. Word: Angst (चिंता)
  • Pronunciation: ahngks/आंगक्स्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
        b. a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial.
  • Synonyms: apprehension, worry, distress, unease
  • Antonyms: comfort, calmness, assurance
  • Use in a Sentence: Indulging in angst about the unfairness of it all will just make the problem worse.
4. Word: Obligate (बाध्य करना)
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Adjective
  • Pronunciation: ob-li-geyt/आब्लगैट
  • Meaning: 
    a. require or compel (someone) to undertake a legal or moral duty. [Verb]
    b. commit (assets) as security. [Verb]
    c. restricted to a particular function or mode of life. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: constrain, pledge
  • Antonyms: release, absolve
  • Use in a Sentence: We were obligated to attend the opening ceremony.
5. Word: Comply (स्वीकार करना)
  • Pronunciation: kuhm-plahy/कम्प्लाइ
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. act in accordance with a wish or command.
        b. (of an article) meet specified standards.
  • Synonyms: observe, obey, adhere to, conform to, follow, respect
  • Antonyms: disobey, refuse, defy
  • Use in a Sentence: When requested to leave, they refused to comply.
6. Word: Curb (नियंत्रण करना)
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Pronunciation: kurb/कर्ब
  • Meaning: a check or restraint on something.
  • Synonyms: inhibit, hinder
  • Antonyms: encourage, support
  • Use in a Sentence: We are trying to keep a curb on their activities.
7. Word: Wreck (विनाश)
  • Pronunciation: rek/रेक
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. cause the destruction of (a ship) by sinking or breaking up. [Verb]
       b. something, especially a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: devastate, demolish, annihilate
  • Antonyms: blessing, compensate, fabricate
  • Use in a Sentence: The collision reduced the car to a useless wreck.
8. Word: Stipulate (प्रतिज्ञा करना)
  • Pronunciation: stip-yuh-leyt/स्टिप्यलैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
       a. demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement.
  • Synonyms: require, condition, promise
  • Antonyms: approachable, apply, appeal
  • Use in a Sentence: The company fails to pay on the date stipulated in the contract.
9. Word: Kick off (प्रारम्भ करना)
  • Pronunciation: kik-awf/किक ऑफ
  • Part of Speech: phrasal verb of kick
  • Meaning: 
    a. become very angry; suddenly start an argument or fight.
        b. the initial stage of something; start; beginning
  • Synonyms: lead off, initiate, succumb
  • Antonyms: cancel, abstain, end up
  • Use in a Sentence: It might be a good idea to kick off with a few folk songs.
10. Word: Enforcement (प्रचलन)
  • Pronunciation: en-fawrs-muh nt/एन्फोर्स्मन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation. 
  • Synonyms:  imposition, implementation
  • Antonyms: dismissal, expiration
  • Use in a Sentence: The doctors want stricter enforcement of existing laws.

Practice Time

Based on the above article, we have some practice questions for you. Try to answer these questions in the comments section & our team will review them at the earliest!
 Exercise 1:
Here are some of the words from the above article. Try to frame sentences from them in your own words and share them with us in the comments section!
  • Angst
  • Kick off
  • Enforcement
  • Wreck
  • Comply
Exercise 2: Match the column.
S No. Words Antonym/Synonym
1 Curb
2 Stipulate
3 Disrupt
4 Obligate
5 Embrace
Answer in the comment section.
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Mensuration (2D Figures) : Formulas & Short Notes

In this article, we have discussed formulas of important 2D figures which are frequently asked. We have compiled important information which are mostly asked in SSC Exams at one place.
# Rectangle
Let d1 and d2 are diagonals of the given rectangle ABCD.
then, both diagonals are equal but not perpendicular to each other.
 Area of rectangle = length x breadth and perimeter = 2(length+breadth)

# Path outside the rectangle
Suppose there is a park having length l and breadth b. There is a road of width x outside of it.
Then, Area of path = 2x (l + b + 2x)

# Path inside the rectangle
Suppose there is a park having length l and breadth b. There is a road of width x inside of it.
Then, Area of path = 2x (l + b – 2x)

# When there is a road along both the length and breadth of the park.
Then, Remaining area of Rectangle (shaded region) = (l–x) (b-x)
Area of the path = lx + bx – x2

# Circle: Given a circle of radius ‘r’
We recommend you learn this table as it will save your time in calculating these all.
If radius is ‘r’, then perimeter = 2πr and Area = πr2
Perimeter (2πr)
Area (πr2)

# Length of Rope
Let ‘d’ is the diameter of pulley and ‘r’ is the radius, then d = 2r. All pulleys are similar.
Length of rope = 2d + 2pr
Length of rope = 3d + 2pr
Length of rope = 4d + 2pr
Note: Trick to remember these formulas: number of pulleys x diameter + Perimeter of one pulley

In this circle, ‘r’ is the radius, θ is the angle made by the arc of length ‘l
Length of arc 
Area of sector 
Area of sector when ‘l’ is given 

# Segment
Area of minor segment 
Area of major segment 

# Area of shaded portion

# Inradius and Circumradius of Square:
There is a square of side ‘a’; ‘r’ is the inradius and ‘R’ is the circumradius.

# Triangle:
Let ABC is a triangle and M1, M2 and M3 are medians of the given triangle.

# Inradius of triangle:
Given, ABC is a triangle and a, b and c are the sides of given triangle. Let ‘r’ is the inradius of triangle.

# Circumradius of triangle:
Given, ABC is a triangle and a, b and c are the sides of given triangle. Let ‘R’ is the circumradius of triangle.

# Right angle triangle
Given ‘a’ is the base, ‘b’ is the perpendicular and ‘c’ is the hypotenuse of triangle ABC.

# Equilateral triangle:
Where, h is the height of triangle, 
Hence, we can say that height of equilateral triangle is equal to the sum of side perpendicular of the triangle.

# Isosceles triangle

# Regular Polygon
Let, n = no. of sides of regular polygon and a = length of side of regular polygon
# Internal angle of regular polygon = 
# Sum of internal angle of regular polygon  
# Angle made by centre = 
#Area of Regular polygon  
# External angle of regular polygon 
# sum of all external angle = 360º

# For Regular Hexagon

Circumradius R = a

# Cyclic Quadrilateral

# Parallelogram
Let a and b are the sides, h is the height and d1 and d2 are the diagonals of parallelogram

Area of parallelogram = (i) Base × height
Imp. Relation 
Imp. Note: In rectangle, parallelogram, square and Rhombus diagonals bisect other.

# Rhombus
In Rhombus, diagonals are not equal to each other but they bisect each other at 90 degree. 
Area = Base × height = a x h
Or Area 

# Trapezium
Case 1: If AD = BC, then DM = CN

# Quadrilateral

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