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

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.

General Awareness Questions asked in SEBI Officer Grade-A Phase-I Exam 17 November 2018

  1. Nashik is an ancient holy city. Nashik situated on the bank of which river- Godavari River
  2. Dushanbe is the capital of- Tajikistan 
  3. Who is the present President of South Korea- Moon Jae-in
  4. The human capital index topped by which country- Finland
  5. Every Year 12th November observed as- World pneumonia day
  6. Where is the Global Skills Park (GSP)- Madhya Pradesh
  7. Which city signed a twin city agreement recently- New Delhi and Moscow
  8. The Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in- Kerala
  9. Kanha National Park is a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of-Madhya Pradesh
  10. Bhitarkanika National Park situated in the state of- Odisha
  11. The DY Patil Sports Stadium is a football and a cricket stadium in- Navi Mumbai
  12. The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur in- January
  13. Dashain Festival is a popular holiday among both Hindus and Buddhists in- Nepal
  14. One question related to Union Budget 2018-19.
  15. One question related to Literacy Rate in India according to Census 2011. 
  16. Pakyong Airport is a greenfield airport near- Gangtok
  17. Name the cricketer who got the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2018- Virat Kohli
  18. The 2018 edition of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in- New Delhi
  19. One Question related to Natural Calamities and Disasters head
  20. One Question related to Cyclone city
  21. Which state has topped the charts among States in terms of “Ease of Living Index” rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)- Andhra Pradesh 
  22. International Day of the Girl Child 2018 – Raising Skilled Girl Force observed on 11th October every year. The theme of this year (2018) is- With her: A skilled Girl Force.
  23. Which state has won three major national tourism awards for 2016-17- Gujarat
  24. 19th India Russia bilateral summit in - New Delhi
  25. The number of taxpayers increased by ___________ per cent in one year- 19.5 per cent.
  26. Which Ministry had commissioned “Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018” (SSG-2018) - The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  27. Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences/Winners 2018- Paul Romer, William Nordhaus

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


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