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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 2018 Phase I Syllabus

The Phase I comprising of 200 Questions of 200 marks requires the students to be well- versed with the following topics: 

RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Time and work
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Stocks and shares 
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface area
  • Height and distances
  • Permutation & combinations
  • 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 

 RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus for Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • 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 Arrangements
  • Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency 

Non-Verbal Reasoning 

  •  Odd figure out
  •  Analogy
  •  Series test
  •  Miscellaneous test etc

RBI Grade B Syllabus for English Language 


  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling
  • Word formation
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Fill in the suitable words


  • 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

RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness

  • 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 2018 Phase II Syllabus

Paper I: 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
  • Privatization
  • Role of Economic Planning
  • Globalization
  • Indian Economy
  • Balance of Payments
  • Export-Import Policy
  • International Economic Institutions
  • IMF and World Bank
  • WTO
  • 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

Paper II: English (Descriptive Paper)

The paper on English shall be designed in a manner to check the writing skills of the candidate including the power of expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper III - Finance and Management:


(a) 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.

(b) Financial Markets

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

(c) 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

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