RBI Grade B 2019 Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Date

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Exam is conducted in three phases. It takes two phases of written examination to get to the third phase of 'Personal Interview'. 

RBI Grade B 2019 Phase I Syllabus

The RBI Grade B Phase I comprises of 4 sections containing total 200 Questions worth 200 marks that require the students to be well- versed with the following topics: 

Quantitative Aptitude


English Language

General Awareness

· Percentage

· Ratio and proportion

· Average

· Mixture and Alligation

· Time and Work

· Speed, Distance and Time

· Stocks and Shares 

· Partnership

· Clocks

· Volume and Surface Area

· Height and Distance

· Permutation & Combination

· Simple and Compound Interest

· Equations

· Probability

· Trignometry

· Profit, Loss, and Discount

· Mensuration

· Elements of algebra

· Data Interpretation: Pie charts and Caselets

· Tables

· Bar & Graphs

· Line Charts

· Mixed DI

· Missing DI

· Radar/Web 

· Verbal Reasoning

· Analogy

· Classification

· Word Formation

· Statement and Conclusion

· Statement and Argument

· Syllogism

· Statement and Assumptions

· Coding Decoding

· Blood Relations

· Passage and Conclusions/ Inferences

· Alphabet test

· Series test

· Number, Ranking and Time sequence

· Direction Sense Test

· Decision-making Test

· Figure series

· Machine Input/Output

· Assertion and Reasoning

· Sitting Arrangement

· Puzzles

· Seating Arrangement

· Inequalities

· Data Sufficiency 

· Non-Verbal Reasoning 

· Odd figure out

· Analogy

· Series test

· Miscellaneous test etc.

· Vocabulary

· Synonyms

· Homonyms

· Antonyms

· Spelling

· Word formation

· Idioms and Phrases

· Fill in the suitable words

· Grammar

· Spotting Errors

· Sentence Correction

· Active/ Passive voice

· Phrases and Idioms

· Direct and Indirect speech

· Reading Comprehension

· Passage Completion

· New Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

· Theme Detection

· Deriving conclusion

· Rearrangement of passage

· Banking Terminologies

· Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

· History and Overview of Indian Financial System

· Recent Credit and Monetary Policies

· Banking Awareness, including Important Government Schemes on capital & money market

· Financial Awareness that is inclusive of Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc.

· Introduction to International Organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.

· Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months

· Static Awareness

RBI Grade B 2019 Phase II Syllabus

RBI Grade B Phase II consists of two objective papers and one English descriptive paper , the syllabus of each of which is as follows: 

Economic and Social Issues

English (Descriptive Paper)

Finance and Management

· 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

· Privatization

· Role of Economic Planning

· Globalization

· Indian Economy

· Balance of Payments

· Export-Import Policy

· International Economic Institutions

· IMF and World Bank


· Regional Economic Co-operation

· Social Structure in India

· Multiculturalism

· Demographic Trends

· Urbanization 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

· 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.

· Finance

· 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.

· General Topics

· 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)

· Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends