RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020

Preparation of any examination requires a lot of determination, grit and hard work. RBI Grade B notification2020 will be available on the official website.Therefore you should start your preparation in a proper manner. But before you start the preparation, you should first get all the information regarding the RBI Grade B syllabus, so that you are not directionless when you start your preparation.

RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus

RBI Grade B Prelims have four tests ie General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning, Numerical Ability. You should note down the complete RBI Grade B syllabus of all four subjects for Prelims. Refer to the complete RBI Grade B syllabus here:

Quantitative AptitudeEnglishGeneral AwarenessReasoning
Time and Work Grammar Monetary Policies Puzzles
Mensuration Vocabulary Banking & Financial Awareness Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear
Average Reading Comprehension Economic Terms Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Passage Making Current Affairs Directions and Distance
Mixture and Allegations Error Spotting Static GK Coding Decoding
Permutation and Combination Jumble Words Financial & Economics News Blood Relations
Probability Sentence Framing Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals Inequality
Data Interpretation Fill in the Blanks Banking terms, rates, processes Syllogism
Algebra   National Institution Machine Input Output
Relations     Verbal Reasoning
Percentages     Ordering and Ranking
Set Theory     Arrangement and Pattern
Trigonometry     Scheduling
Stocks and Shares     Distance and Direction

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus: Paper-I 

RBI Grade B syllabus for Mains Paper-I  is given below:

Economic and social Issues
Growth and Development
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
Role of Economic Planning
Indian Economy
Balance of Payments
Export-Import Policy
International Economic Institutions
IMF and World Bank
Regional Economic Co-operation
Social Structure in India
Demographic Trends
Urbanization and Migration
Gender Issues
Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
Social Movements
Indian Political System
Human Development
Social Sectors in India
Health and Education

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus: Paper-II  

RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase-2 or Mains Paper-II is given below:

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.

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus: Paper-III 

RBI Grade B syllabus for Mains Paper-III  is given below:

Finance and Management
Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends
Financial System: Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.
Financial Markets: Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity,etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
Risk Management in Banking Sector
Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
Changing Landscape of Banking Sector
Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
Financial Inclusion- use of technology
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 – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: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.

Q 2: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.

Q 3: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.

Q 4:Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?

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

Q 5:RBI Grade B  2020 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?

RBI Grade B  2020 Exam will be in online mode.


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

Q 7:Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?

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

Q 8: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.

Q 9: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.

Q 10: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.

Q 11: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.

Q 12: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.