RBI Grade B Study Material with Study Plan 2021

RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy 2021

RBI Grade B Study Plan

RBI Grade B 2021 official notification ​has been released ​​with major changes in the exam pattern. ​​​​ RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam pattern is same but in phase 2 there are changes in pattern as well as a few additional topics have been added to the syllabus. Descriptive papers ​have been​ introduced ​for ESI & FM (Economics & Social Issues and Finance & Management) sections ​in the Phase 2 of RBI Grade B exam 2021. ​This means that the preparation strategy for RBI Grade B Phase 2 needs to revised and accordingly the time available to you till Phase 1 & 2 shall be utilized.

RBI Grade B 2021 Study Plan (New Pattern)

To prepare for descriptive papers of ESI and FM you need an effective study plan. A study plan based on the latest RBI Grade B exam pattern will help you in your preparation and outlining what and when you need to study. You can refer to the RBI Grade B Study Plan prepared below by our experts based on RBI Grade B new exam pattern & syllabus. It covers the syllabus based on the latest exam pattern and how to study for descriptive papers of RBI Grade B 2021.

DateDay No.Phase 1 topicTime (hr)Phase 2 TopicTime (hr)Time for Day (Hr)
25-Jan-21 1 Quant (Shortcut Tricks) 2 Measurement of Growth, National Income, Inflation 1.5 4.5
GA (monthly BeePedia Nov 2020) 1
26-Jan-21 2 Quant (Simplification) 1.5 Measurement of Growth, National Income, Inflation Chapter test 1 5
English (Tenses) 1.5
GA (monthly BeePedia Dec 2020) 1
27-Jan-21 3 Quant (Approximation + Surds & Indices) 1.5 BoP, Exim Policy, Fiscal policy 2 5.5
Reasoning(Direction) 1
GA (static GA) 1
28-Jan-21 4 Quant (Series) 2 Financial Statements and Ratios 1.5 6
English (Parts of Speech) 1.5
GA (weekly BeePedia Jan 1-15, 2021) 1
29-Jan-21 5 Quant (Quadratic Equations) 1.5 Ratios: Numericals 1.5 5
Reasoning(Alphanumeric Series) 1
GA (weekly BeePedia Jan 16-22, 2021) 1
30-Jan-21 6 Quant (Percentage) 2 Capital Budgeting 1 5.5
English (Direct Indirect + Active passive Voice) 1.5
GA (static GA) 1
31-Jan-21 7 Quant (Profit & Loss) 2 Bond valuation 1 5.5
Reasoning(Alphabet Test) 1.5
GA (monthly Quiz Dec + Jan) 1
1-Feb-21 8 Quant (Time and Distance + Train+Boat) 2.5 Bond valuation 1 6
English (SV Aggrement) 1.5
2-Feb-21 9 Govt Schemes 1 Indian Economy and Economic Reforms 1 5.5
Quant (Time & work + Pipes & Cistern) 2
Reasoning(Order & Ranking) 1.5
GA Committees and Reports (Sep - Dec 2020) 1
3-Feb-21 10 Quant (Partnership+Ages) 2 Banking System in Indian and reforms 1 5.5
English (Sentence Rearrangement) 1.5
GA - economic Survey 2020-21 1
4-Feb-21 11 Quant (Ratio & Proportion) 1.5 NBFCs 1 5
Reasoning(Coding Decoding) 1.5
GA Budget 2021-22 1
5-Feb-21 12 Quant (Average) 1.5 RBI functions and monetary policy 1 5
English (Spotting Errors) 1.5
GA monthly BeePedia Jan 2021 1
6-Feb-21 13 Quant (SI & CI) 2 Budget 1 5.5
Reasoning(Coded Inequality) 1.5
GA static 1
7-Feb-21 14 Quant (Number System + HCF LCM) 2 Economic Survey 1 5.5
English (Homonyms + Vocabulary) 1.5
Govt Schemes 1
8-Feb-21 15 Quant (Alligation) 2 Financial and Capital Markets 1.5 6
Reasoning(Syllogism) 1.5
Govt Schemes 1

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RBI Grade B Preparation Tips


Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in RBI Grade B?


No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.


Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in RBI Grade B Exam?


Yes, negative marking for wrong answers in CBTs is 1/4th of the marks for that question.


In RBI Grade B Exam, Can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, RBI Grade B Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English) exam. You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English.


Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?


No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam will be in online mode.




Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .


Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?


Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.


How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B?


Candidates belonging to the general category can attempt the examination only 6 times. Whereas, there is no restriction to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.


What is the age limit for the RBI Grade B posts?


The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.


Will there be any interview after the written result ?


Yes. There will be a final phase of Interview after RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II.


Is it possible to crack this exam in first attempt ?


To crack any exam, one needs a complete preparation strategy,along with the complete exam information. If you are dedicated towards your goal, you would surely be able to crack the exam in first attempt.


Is the exam Bilingual ?


Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.


What would be the word limit for ESI and FM Descriptive paper?


For Paper 1 (ESI) and Paper 3 (FM) Descriptive Type Paper, the word limit prescribed is - 600 words for 15 marks questions, 400 words for 10 marks questions.

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