SEBI Grade A Phase I is on Nov 17

There are hardly 4 days left for SEBI Grade A Phase I. Now is the time to put out your best and get an opportunity to secure your place in one of the 120 vacancies. These vacancies are for one of the most lucrative & highly paid government jobs. Whatever preparation you have done till date will obviously matter a lot but properly utilizing these 4 days will give your preparation the right finishing touch. To quickly remind you of the Phase I pattern, there will be questions of 40 marks in each of the sections: general awareness, Engish language, quantitative aptitude, reasoning, and securities market awareness. A new notification is also there that aspirants have to secure at least 40% cut-off marks in each section.

Keep an eye on the cut-offs

As mentioned above, this exam has this unique feature of a minimum cut-off of 40%. So all aspirants who want to be qualified for Phase II, have to have 40% cut-off in each of the sections. There is no such clarity about the overall cut-off but you can take the reference of previous years’ cut-offs. You need to be really fast while answering questions. We’re sure you have already practiced a lot via mock tests and have been working on to increase your speed.

Walking on the tight-rope of speed & accuracy

Talking about speed, please bear in your mind that each incorrectly answered question attracts a negative marking of ¼ mark. So, ensure that you don’t gain too much speed on the cost of accuracy.

High-time for time management

Since there isn’t any sectional time-limit in this test, you are free to use a total of 120 minutes at your discretion. While solving mock tests you must have got a fairly good idea of which sections to start with to get maximum marks. Plan your strategy accordingly and keep the time-limit in your mind. Don’t spend too much time on general awareness and securities market awareness and answer them quickly since these questions don’t take much time.

One day before the exam

We suggest you not to take any mock test on Nov 16. Rather spend the time on revising general awareness and securities market awareness notes. Stay calm and be ready for the showtime tomorrow. Keep your documents and stationery ready and if possible take a tour of your test- center.

Wishing you all the best for your Phase I exam!


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