The Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) conducts the examination for Grade A Legal Officer (Assistant Manager). The exam is conducted in three phases. To know about the vacancies and course details for  SEBI Grade A Legal Officer, visit the official website at https://www.sebi.gov.in/sebiweb/about/AboutAction.do?doVacancies=yes.The detailed syllabus and paper pattern for SEBI Legal Officer has been d cussed below.

 

SEBI Legal Officer: Phase I

The SEBI legal officer phase I is an online examination which includes two papers of 100 marks each. Paper 1 will be common for all the streams whereas the exam pattern of Paper 2 will vary according to various disciplines. Both papers will be MCQ based examination.

 

Paper 1: Phase 1 – Syllabus

Paper 1 for SEBI legal officer phase 1 is common paper for all streams and will be of 60 minutes of duration. The cut off is 30%. Remember the cut off is NOT sectional wise. The subjects include:

General Awareness

  • Banking Reforms
  • Regulatory Bodies in India- NABARD, SEBI etc
  • Important RBI Circulars
  • Financial Terms
  • International Banking
  • Banking Terms
  • Latest Acts related to Banking
  • Priority Sector Lending
  • SARFAESI Act
  • RBI Monetary Policy
  • Capital & Money Market Instrument
  • Commercial Banks, NBFCs, HFC - Latest news
  • Credit Rating and Agencies
  • Payment Options- NEFT, RTGS, Bharat Bill payment etc.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking Companies

 

English Language

  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Para Jumbles    
  • Para Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze test

 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Clocks
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Problems based on trains
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency

 

Test of Reasoning

  • Coding & Decoding
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Machine Input Output
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Problems based on Ages
  • Rankings
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Arguments

There shall be a negative marking of 1/4th of marks assigned to the question for every incorrect answer.

 

Paper 2: Phase 1 – Syllabus

Paper 2 for SEBI legal officer will be of 40 minutes of duration. The cut off is 40%. Remember the cut off is NOT sectional wise. The subjects include:

  • Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI.
  • Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters I to VI), Specific Relief Act, 1963.
  • Criminal Law – IPC, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII);
  • CrPC, 1973.
  • Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • CPC, 1908 – Part I, Part II.
  • Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice.
  • Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes
  • Important Latin terms and maxims
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.
  • Companies Act, 2013 – Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI.
  • Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996.

 

SEBI Legal Officer: Phase II

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 will have two Papers: Paper I and Paper II of 100 marks each. Paper I and General Stream will be common to all. Candidates need to secure more marks in this phase as this would be taken into account for the final selection.


Paper 1: Phase 2 – Syllabus

This will be an English descriptive test to assess the drafting skills of the candidate. It will be of 60 minutes of duration with a cut off of 30% and the weightage of 33.33%. It includes:

  • Precise writing
  • Essay writing
  • Letter writing

 

Paper 2: Phase 2 – Syllabus

This will be the Legal examination. It will be of 40 minutes of duration with a weightage of 66.67%.

  • Constitution of India – Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XIVA, Part XX.
  • Law of Contracts – Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters VIII to X), Indian Partnership Act, 1932, Specific Relief Act, 1963.
  • Criminal Law – IPC, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII); CrPC, 1973.
  • Law of Evidence – Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • CPC, 1908 – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII, Schedule I.
  • Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice
  • Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes.
  • Important Latin terms and maxims
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Part I, Part III, Part IV.
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882 – Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V.
  • Law of Trusts – Parties to a Trust Deed and Duties of Trustees.
  • Corporate Law – Companies Act, 2013 (Chapter I, II, III, IV, V, VII, Chapter VIII, IX, Chapter X, XI, XII, XIII, XV, XVI, XXVII, XXVIII, r XXIX); Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008; IBC, 2016 (Part I, Part II)
  • Taxation law
  • Securities Laws – SEBI Act, 1992, SC(R) Act, 1956, Depositories Act, 1996.

 

SEBI Legal Officer: Phase III - Interview

Those candidates who would successfully qualify would be a call for Interviews. Candidates also have an option to choose their choice of language (Hindi or English) for the interview.

 

Final selection:

The final selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in both Phase II and the interview.

(Weightage)

Phase II - 85%,

Interview – 15%

 

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