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SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions

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SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions

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SEBI Officer Grade A General Instructions are provided to familiarize the candidates with the different policies and regulations of the Examination, Examination center and in general about the Do’s and Dont’s in the recruitment process. SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions chapter covers the instructions pertaining to but not limited to: what kind of stationery items to be carried inside the examination hall, particulars to be noted, during the examination, end of the examination, proof of identity to be submitted, action against guilty of misconduct found.


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SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Prohibited Items:

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/ Scanner.
  • Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hairpin, Hairband, Belt, Cap, Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Any metallic item, Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle.
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, blue tooth devices etc.


SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Particulars to be Noted

  • Please note carefully your Roll Number, date, time and venue for the examination given.
  • Please do not bring any valuable belongings except the essential materials required for the examinations.
  • Students should report at the centre
  • Do not leave your seat unless you are allowed.


SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Punctuality in Attendance

  • Candidates should be present at the examination hall at least 30 minutes prior to reporting time.
  • Candidates arriving late will not be permitted to enter the Examination Hall.


SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Compliance with Instructions

  • You should scrupulously follow the instructions given by test administrators and the invigilators at all the stages of the examination for which you have been called.
  • If you violate the instructions you will be disqualified and may also be asked to leave the examination hall.


SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Use of Books, Notes, Calculators & Cell Phones

  • No calculator separate or with watch is allowed inside the examination hall.
  • No Cell phones will be allowed inside the examination hall.
  • No books, slide rulers, note books or written notes will be allowed inside the examination hall.


SEBI Officer Grade A General Instructions – Use of Stationery

  • You must bring stationery such as pencils and ball point pen with you.


SEBI Officer Grade A General Instructions – Rough work

  • You should do all the necessary rough work on sheet provided only. After the online test is over, you should hand over the sheet, given for rough work to the invigilator.
  • Any candidate who does not return the above material or is found to attempt to take or pass on the questions or answers inside or outside the examination hall will be disqualified and the SEBI may take further action against him as per rules of the rules.


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SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Photograph Guidelines

In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the application may be rejected. Candidate may edit the application and re-upload the photograph/ signature in such case.

Candidate should also ensure that photo is uploaded at the place of photo and signature at the place of signature. If photo in place of photo and signature in place of signature is not uploaded properly, candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Guidelines for Upload of Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression & Handwriting Declaration:

Photograph Image

  • Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture (4.5cm × 3.5cm)

  • The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white background. Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.

  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.

  • If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”.

  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.

  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.

  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).

  • Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb.

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb. If the size of the file is more than 50KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, number of colours etc., during the process of scanning.


Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Handwriting Declaration Image:

  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.

  • The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on a white paper with black or blue ink.

  • The applicant has to write the declaration in English clearly on a white paper with black ink.

  • The signature, left thumb impression and the hand written declaration should be of the applicant and not by any other person.

  • The signature will be used to put on the Call Letter and wherever necessary.

  • If the Applicant’s signature on the attendance sheet or Call letter, signed at the time of the examination, does not match the signature uploaded, the applicant will be disqualified.

  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).

  • Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb for signature and left thumb impression.

  • For handwriting declaration size of file should be 20kb – 50 kb

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb or 50 kb (for hand written declaration)

  • Signature/ Handwriting declaration in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted.


Scanning the Documents:

  • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)

  • Set Color to True Color

  • File Size as specified above

  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/ signature/ left thumb impression / hand written declaration, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).

  • The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.

  • Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain documents in .jpeg format not exceeding 50kb (photograph and handwriting declaration) & 20kb (signature and left thumb impression) by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned documents in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50 kb (photograph and handwriting declaration) & 20 kb (signature and left thumb impression) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.

  • If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.

  • While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his/ her photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwriting declaration.


If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.

While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature.

Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature:

  • There will be separate links for uploading Photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand writing declaration

  • Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph/ signature/ left thumb impression/ hand writing declaration”

  • Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph/ signature/ left thumb impression/ hand writing declaration file has been saved.

  • Select the file by clicking on it

  • Click the ‘Open/Upload’ button


Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your Photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwriting declaration as specified.


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SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – During Examination

  • You are not allowed to communicate by word of mouth or otherwise with other candidates (this includes the time when answer scripts are being collected).
  • Please raise your hand if you wish to communicate with an invigilator.
  • Unless granted permission by an invigilator, you are not allowed to leave your seat.
  • Once you have entered the examination hall, you will not be allowed to leave the hall until one hour after the examination has commenced.
  • If for any reason, you are given permission to leave the hall temporarily, you must be accompanied by an invigilator throughout your absence from the examination hall. You are required to leave your handphone on your desk when you leave the hall temporarily.
  • All answers, with the exception of graphs, sketches, diagrams, etc. should be written in black or blue pen unless otherwise specified. Answers written in pencil will not be marked. The blank pages in the answer book are to be used only for candidates’ rough work. Solutions or any other materials written on these blank pages will not be marked.
  • Do not write on, mark, highlight or deface any reference materials provided for the examination. If found doing so, the reference materials will be removed from your use for the rest of the examination and you will be made to pay for the cost of the materials that have to be replaced.


SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – End of the Examination

  • You are NOT allowed to leave the examination hall during the last 15 minutes of the examination and during the collection of the answer scripts. All candidates must remain seated throughout this period for invigilators to properly account for all answer scripts to be collected.
  • Do NOT continue to write after the examination has ended. You are to remain seated quietly while your answer scripts are being collected and counted.
  • No papers, used or unused, may be removed from the examination hall. You may take your own question paper with you unless otherwise instructed.
  • You are to stay in the examination hall until the Chief Invigilator has given the permission to leave. Do NOT talk until you are outside of the examination hall.
  • You are responsible to ensure that your answer scripts are submitted at the end of the examination. If you are present for the examination and do not submit your answer script, you will be deemed to have sat for and failed the examination concerned. Any unauthorised removal of answer script or part of answer script from the examination hall would deem the answer script as null and void.
  • Once dismissed, you should leave the examination hall quickly and quietly, and remember to take your personal belongings with you.


SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Proof of Identity:
The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/ Adhar/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Id Card/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

SEBI Assistant Manager General Instructions – Guilty of Misconduct:
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered with or fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting online application.

At the time of examination, interview or in a subsequent selection procedure, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of

    i. Using unfair means or

    ii. Impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or

    iii. Misbehaving in the examination/interview hall or disclosing, publishing , reproducing, transmitting, storing or facilitating transmission and storage of contents of the test(s) or any information therein in whole or part thereof in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronically or mechanically for any purpose or

    iv. Resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature or

    v. Obtaining support for his/her candidature by any unfair means or

    vi. The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Such a candidate may in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable:

      a. To be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate.

      b. To be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination conducted by SEBI.

      c. For termination of service, if he/ she has already joined SEBI.





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