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RBI Grade B Syllabus - Phase I and II

Published on Friday, April 30, 2021
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Today I am providing the 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

    Syllabus for Phase I

    Quantitative Aptitude


    General Awareness

    English Language

    Data Interpretation

    Statement and Assumptions

    Current Affairs

    Reading Comprehension

    Number Series

    Seating Arrangement

    Dams/ Power plants/ National Parks


    Data Sufficiency

    Puzzles (Floor Based/  Month Based)

    Organizations, Heads, and Headquarters




    Books and Authors

    Double Fillers

    Time and Work

    Data Sufficiency

    Cabinet Ministers and their Constituency
    CM and Governors -India

    Idioms and Phrases


    Machine Input/ Output

    Countries - Capital/ Currency

    Vocabulary based questions


    Blood Relation

    Famous Waterfalls/ Rivers/ Bridges/ Hill/ Tribes/ Mountain Peaks

    Error Spotting

    Time Speed and Distance

    Direction Sense Test

    Stadiums and Museum

    Match the sentences

    Ratio and Proportion


    Games-Venue/ Host Countries


    Simple/ Compound Interest

    Statement & Assumption/ Arguments

    Summits and Conferences


    Dates and Days


    Syllabus for Phase-II exam

    (Phase-II consists of three exams)

    Paper-I - Economic and Social Issues (ESI):

    Growth and Development 

    • Measurement of growth
    • National Income and per capita income 
    • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India 
    • Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.

    Indian Economy

    • Economic History of India 
    • Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991 
    • Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget 
    • Indian Money and Financial Markets: Linkages with the economy 
    • Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process 
    • Public Finance 
    • Political Economy 
    • Industrial Developments in India
    • Indian Agriculture 
    • Services sector in India.


    • Opening up of the Indian Economy 
    • Balance of Payments
    • Export-Import Policy 
    • International Economic Institutions 
    • IMF and World Bank 
    • WTO 
    • Regional Economic Cooperation
    • International Economic Issues

    Social Structure in India 

    • Multiculturalism 
    • Demographic Trends 
    • Urbanisation and Migration 
    • Gender Issues 
    • Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged 
    • Social Movements 
    • Indian Political System 
    • Human Development 
    • Social Sectors in India
    • Health and Education.

    Paper-II -English (Writing Skills):

    The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic. 

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    Paper-III - Finance and Management:

    a) Financial System 

    1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
    2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy
    3. Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing the landscape of the banking sector.
    4. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response 

    b) Financial Markets 

    • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments. 

    c) General Topics 

    1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
    2. Basics of Derivatives
    3. Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.
    4. Financial Inclusion
    5. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
    6. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
    7. The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends
    8. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies.
    9. FinTech

    d) Management: 

    • Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour: Introduction to management; Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to management; Management functions and Managerial roles; Nudge theory. 
    • Meaning & concept of organizational behavior; Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality; the concept of reinforcement; Perception: concept, perceptual errors. 
    • Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfer's ERG theory, McCllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two-factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vroom's expectancy theory). 
    • Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership; Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions. Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window; Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Management of Conflict; 
    • Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change; Organizational Development (OD): Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model).
    • Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance: Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in business. 
    • Theories of ethics: Utilitarianism: weighing social cost and benefits, rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights, justice and caring, An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory, relativism theory, 
    • Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc.
    • Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc. 
    • Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.

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