RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus

RBI Grade B syllabus 2021

RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus 2021

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 Prelims. Refer to the complete RBI exam syllabus 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

Practice RBI Grade B Mock tests for Free here

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus: Paper 1

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus for Paper 1 consists of Economic and Social issues. Though the syllabus remains same but 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 RBI Grade B syllabus for Mains Paper-I, 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 Mains Syllabus: Paper 2

RBI Grade B Exam 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.

Know More about Comprehensive Online Learning Course for the preparation of RBI Grade B 2021 Exam

RBI Grade B Mains 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, Alderfers ERG theory, McCllelands theory of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory & amp, Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vrooms expectancy theory). Detailed syllabus for RBI Grade B 2021 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.

Click here to know about more details of RBI Grade B Officer exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

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

A:  

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

Q2:  

Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in RBI Grade B Exam?

A:  

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

Q3:  

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

A:  

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

Q4:  

Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?

A:  

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

Q5:  

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

A:  

RBI Grade B  2021 Exam will be in online mode.

Q6:  

Is there SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in RBI GRADE B Exam?

A:  

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

Q7:  

Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?

A:  

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

Q8:  

How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B?

A:  

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.

Q9:  

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

A:  

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

Q10:  

Will there be any interview after the written result ?

A:  

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

Q11:  

Is it possible to crack this exam in first attempt ?

A:  

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.

Q12:  

Is the exam Bilingual ?

A:  

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

Q13:  

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

A:  

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.