RBI Grade B syllabus

RBI Grade B 2022 syllabus is primarily divided into two phases. RBI Grade B Phase 1 syllabus has four subjects while RBI Grade B Phase 2 syllabus has three papers; Economic and Social Issues, Finance and Management and Descriptive English. You should keep yourself abreast of the syllabus and try to cover as many topics as possible to keep your RBI Grade B preparation top notch.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus 

RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus has four tests - General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning, and Numerical Ability. You should note down the complete RBI Grade B syllabus of all four subjects for Phase 1. Refer to the complete RBI Grade B exam syllabus 2022 here.

SectionTopics
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the blanks
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Banking and Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial and Economic News, Government Schemes. Agreement & Deals, Banking Terms- rates & processes, National Institutions
Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking

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RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus: Paper 1

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus for Paper 1 consists of Economic and Social issues. Though the syllabus remains the same, but a few topics like - Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget, Indian Money and Financial Markets, Role of Indian Banks and Reserve Bank in the development process, and many more have been added. For more details on the RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase 2 Paper-1, check the table below.

SectionTopics
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.
Globalization:  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 favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus: Paper 2

RBI Grade B syllabus for Paper 2 consists of English Language (Descriptive). In this paper, you will be judged on the basis of your writing skills. RBI Grade B syllabus for Mains (Paper 2) is given below.

SectionTopics
English (Writing Skills) The paper on English is designed in a manner to check the writing skills of the candidate including the power of expression and understanding of the topic.

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RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus: Paper 3

RBI Grade B exam for Mains Paper 3 comprises Finance and Management. This time RBI has added some topics in Finance and Management like- Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response, Global financial markets and International Banking broad trends and latest developments, FinTech, Alderfer's ERG theory, McClelland's theory of needs, Herzberg’s two-factor theory &, Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vroom's expectancy theory). Detailed syllabus for RBI Grade B 2022 exam is given below.

SectionTopics
Finance and Management Financial System: Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India –,Structure and concerns Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc,Changing landscape of banking sector,Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response
Financial Markets: Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity,etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
General Topics: Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Financial Inclusion, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership, Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector, The Union Budget –Concepts, approach and broad trends,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, FinTech
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 behaviour; Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality; concept of reinforcement; Perception: concept, perceptual errors.
Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, McCllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vrooms 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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RBI Grade B Books

Books form an integral part of RBI Grade B preparation. RBI Grade B study material should include books, study notes and pdfs. There are a number of good quality books which you can refer to up your game for the RBI Grade B exam. Reading the following books for RBI Grade B exam will give you the conceptual knowledge and the required depth in the topics relevant to the exam.

PaperBookAuthor/Publisher
Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy  Ramesh Singh
Finance & Management Financial Management Prasanna Chandra or IM Pandey
Indian Financial System Bharti Pathak
Principles of Management LN Prasad
Organisational Behaviour SP Robins
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Made Easy for English Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
General Awareness Lucent GK Knowledge Lucent Publication

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FAQs

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You must be aware of your strong and weak subjects. With time by your side, you should try to work on your weak areas while honing your strong subjects.
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