RBI Grade B Syllabus - Phase I and II

Hello friends,
RBI Grade B notification is out now. Under 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

Examination Pattern

Examination will consist of two phases, viz. - Phase-I & Phase-II followed by 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/ Economics/ Statistics. 1½ hours 100 marks
Phase-II (Three papers)
(300 marks)

Interview The interview will continue in its existing format
50 marks

Syllabi 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 and 
  • Miscellaneous problems

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.

3. English Language

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

4. General Awareness

  • Banking related General knowledge
  • Current affairs
  • Important days
  • Recent Appointments
  • Awards and Honours
  • Committees related to banking
  • Cabinet members
  • Budget
  • FDI limits
  • Railway Budget etc.

Syllabi 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 and Precis writing (This part will be updated soon)

Paper 3:- Optional (Select one 1 of 3)

The paper will be based on the subject that was chosen by the applicant
Subject wise topic:-

Optional 1: Finance and Management:-
  • Financial System
  • Financial Markets
  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Derivatives
  • Changing landscape of Banking sector
  • Financial inclusion
  • Management Process
  • Leadership theories
  • Leadership styles
  • Performance Appraisal

Optional 2: Economics:-
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • International Economics
  • Leadership Economics
  • Public Economics
  • India’s Economy and
  • Development issues

Optional 3: Statistics:-              
  • Probability
  • Statistical Methods
  • Linear Methods
  • Statistical inference
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Sample Surveys and Design of Experiments
  • Applied Economics Statistics
  • Vital Statistics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Basic Computer Applications.

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