RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

RBI Grade B Syllabus: RBI Grade B exam is a national-level competitive exam conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘B’ DR- General, DEPR, and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG). It is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main Exam, and Interview Round. 

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates who are looking to crack this exam must know about the syllabus and weightage of each topic. In this post, we have provided you with the exam pattern and syllabus which is very helpful for any candidate who is looking to crack this exam.

RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam Pattern

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Awareness505030
Quantitative Aptitude505030
English Language505030
Reasoning Ability

50

Total 200

50

Total 200

30

Total 120

Preliminary Exam Syllabus 

An aspirant needs to cover Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General Awareness.
Quantitative Aptitude:
Ratio & ProportionSimple and Compound Interest
Profit and LossUpstream and Downstream
Stocks and SharesSimplification and Approximation
Quadratic EquationsInequalities
Data InterpretationProbability
Speed, Time, and DistanceTime and Work
PercentageAverage
Permutation and CombinationMensuration
Number SeriesMixture and Alligation
Reasoning Ability:
Seating ArrangementInequalities
Alphanumeric seriesReasoning Analogy
Coding-DecodingInput-Output
Data SufficiencyBlood Relation
SyllogismRanking
Direction TestReasoning Analogy
Seating ArrangementPuzzles
English Language:
GrammarIdioms & Phrases
ComprehensionSentence Rearrangement
Passage MakingTenses Rules
Sentence FramingFill in the Blanks
Jumble WordsCloze Test
Error SpottingMatch the columns
VocabularyPuzzles
General Knowledge:
Current AffairsIndian Financial System
Monetary PlansBanking Awareness
SportsBooks and Authors
AwardsGovernment Schemes
Economic NewsBank Terms & History
Banking AgreementsGeneral Knowledge
National and International InstitutionsIndian Banking System

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

Sections / SubjectsPaper TypeMaximum MarksDuration (minutes)
Paper I: Economics and Social Issues50% Objective Type, 50% Descriptive (to be typed with the help of the keyboard)50
50

 

Total-100

30
90

 

Total-120

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)Descriptive (3 questions)10090 minutes
Paper III: Finance and Management50% Objective Type and 50% Descriptive50
50

 

Total-100

30
90

 

Total-120

Mains Exam Syllabus

This is also called phase II and the syllabus is discussed below:

SubjectSyllabus
Economic & Social IssuesGrowth and Development
Economic Reforms in India
Globalization
Social Structure in India
FinanceFinancial System
Financial Markets
Risk Management
Basics of Derivatives
Development in Financial Sector
Union Budget
Inflation
ManagementRole of Manager
Human Resource Development
Motivation, Morale, and Incentives
Communication
Corporate Governance

Interview: It will be of 50 marks. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on the aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II. The selected candidates will be based on the merit list, which is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.

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