RBI Grade B Syllabus - Phase I and II

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Today I am providing RBI Grade B syllabus. Under new the scheme of selection the examination will be computer-based (Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern) and consists of two phases, viz.,
  • Phase-I 
  • Phase-II 
  • Interview
RBI GRADE B syllabus
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    Examination Pattern

    The examination will consist of two phases, viz. - Phase-I & Phase-II followed by the interview.
    Objective Type Exam pattern

    1. Quantitative Aptitude
    2. Reasoning
    60 marks
    3. English Language
    30 marks
    4. General awareness
    80 marks
    2 Hours 200 marks

    Exam pattern (Phase-II of the examination will be conducted within two to three weeks of Phase-I exam)
    Paper-1 English (Writing skills) 1½ hours 100 marks
    Paper-2 Economic & Social Issues 1½ hours 100 marks
    Paper-3 (optional subjects) Finance & Management 1½ hours 100 marks
    Phase-II (Three papers)
    (300 marks)

    Interview The interview will continue in its existing format
    50 marks

    Syllabus for Phase-I

    1. Quantitative Aptitude (30 marks)

    • Simplifications
    • Number series
    • Averages
    • Time and distance
    • Time and work
    • Profit and loss
    • Simple interest
    • Compound interest
    • Ratio and proportions
    • Partnership 
    • Miscellaneous problems
    • Data Interpretation
    • Data Analysis

    2. Reasoning (60 marks)

    • Statements and Conclusions
    • Puzzle test
    • Seating arrangement
    • Statements and Assumptions
    • Coding and decoding
    • Classification
    • Analogy
    • Series test
    • Permutations and Combinations etc.
    • Data Sufficiency

    3. English Language

    • Comprehension passage
    • Antonyms
    • Synonyms
    • Sentence Correction
    • Cloze test etc.
    • Sentence rearrangement

    4. General Awareness

    • Financial instruments
    • Financial market terms (Options, put, call, buyback etc)
    • Financial market regulator (RBI, SEBI, IRDA etc)
    • RBI - Powers, authorities, obligations, organisational structures
    • Stock market indices of various countries
    • International organization Their heads, head offices, member countries, reports, vision and updates (IMF, EU, UN, WT etc)
    • Recent changes in taxation (Direct/indirect)
    • Union Budget
    • Bank around the world (Their heads, head offices, facts)
    • Government schemes
    • Updates related to bluechip companies and PSUs
    • List of Cabinet Ministers
    • Important days
    • Basics of financial statement analysis
    • Basics of corporate laws and taxes (Concepts related to issue of stocks, buyback, esops etc)
    • Money market and capital market
    • Bank in India (Their heads, head offices, facts and recent agreements with banks)
    • Types of ATMs, Cheques, Negotiable instruments, crossing of cheques etc
    • States their CMs, Capital, Area, Governor, State language and State language
    • Countries with their Presidents, Prime ministers, Capitals and Currencies
    • National parks in India
    • Important sports events - Location, winners
    • GDP, GNP, National income 
    • Taglines of various banks
    • FEMA and FERA act
    • India's MOU with various countries (Last 6 months)
    • Current affairs (Last 6 months)
    • Updates related to RBI (Very Important) 

    Syllabus for Phase-II exam

    (Phase-II consists of three exams)

    Paper-I : Economic and Social issues Syllabus

    Question will be asked from the Economic and Social issues-oriented topics like

    Measurement of Growth:-
    • National Income and Per capita income
    • Poverty
    • Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
    • Sustainable Development and
    • Environmental issues.

    Economic reforms in India:-
    • Industrial and Labour policy
    • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
    • Privatization
    • Role of Economic planning

    • Opening up of the Indian economy
    • Balance of Payments
    • Export-Import policy
    • International Economic institutions
    • IMF and World Bank
    • WTO
    • Regional Economic Co-operation

    Social Structure in India:-
    • Multiculturalism
    • Demographic trends
    • Urbanisation and Migration
    • Gender issues

    Social justice:-
    • Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged
    • Social Movements
    • Indian Political System
    • Human Development
    • Social Sectors in India
    • Health and Education

    Paper 2:- English (Writing Skills)

    • Essay writing
    • Paragraph writing
    • Letter writing
    • Precis writing
    • Reading comprehension
    • Vocabulary and framing sentences

    Paper 3:-  Finance and Management


    • Financial System
    • Regulators of banking sector
    • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.) (Very important)
    • Risk Management in Banking Sector
    • Derivatives
    • Changing landscape of Banking sector
    • Financial inclusion
    • The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST
    • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.
    • Recent topics in banking industry (Very important)
    During last 2-3 years we have noticed that 20% of the paper consists of numerical questions.


    Development of Management thoughts:-
    • Henry Fayol's Principles of management
    • Scientific Management
    • System theory
    • Hawthrone experiments

    Planning :-
    • Definition and Process
    • Types of Plans
    • Planning methods
    • Methods of budgeting

    Organisation :-
    • Principles of Orgnaziaition
    • Orgazanizing process
    • Organization chart
    • Co-ordination and co-operation
    • Authority and responsibility

    Staffing :-
    1. Process
    2. Recruitment and selection
    3. Training and development
    4. Appraisal
    5. Motivation
    Directing and Controlling
    Leadership theories (Very important)
    Leadership styles
    Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal – Potential appraisal and development – Feedback and Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development – Rewards – Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale and Incentives
    Theories of Motivation (Very important)
    Performance Appraisal
    The role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

    Communication :-

    • Communication: Steps in the Communication Process
    • Communication Channels
    • Oral versus Written Communication
    • Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
    • Upward, downward and lateral communication

    Corporate Governance

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