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RBI Grade B 2023 Syllabus - Complete Details

It is good to have updated information on the syllabus for any competitive exam. It helps in fine-tuning the exam preparation strategies. This section will help you with complete details of the RBI Grade B exam covering the detailed exam syllabus.

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus (Prelims)

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Data Interpretation, Quantity Based Questions (Q1, Q2, Q3 etc), Data Sufficiency, Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic Inequalities, Number Series (missing and wrong no. series).
Important Arithmetic Topics: Partnership, Average, Ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed-Time-Distance, Boat & Stream, Trains, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion.

RBI Grade B Reasoning Syllabus

Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Direction Sense, Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Logical Reasoning.

RBI Grade B English Language Syllabus

Cloze Test, Fillers, Spotting the Errors, Para Jumbles, New Pattern Questions, Idioms and Phrases, Word Rearrangement, Column Based Questions, Sentence Improvement, Paragraph Completion, Grammar, Reading Comprehension.

RBI Grade B General Awareness Syllabus 

  • Daily News (for Phase 1 & 2)
     
  • Static GK (for Phase 1)
     
  • Economic Survey (for Phase 1 & 2)
     
  • Union Budget (for Phase 1 & 2)
     
  • Census 2011 (for Phase 1 & 2)
     
  • SECC 2011 (for Phase 1 & 2)
     
  • Important RBI Notifications, Circulars, Reports (for Phase 2 – high priority, Phase 1 – fewer chances)
     
  • Government Schemes (Union & State Govt schemes, Phase 1 & 2)
     

General Awareness – Specific Topics for Current Affairs

  • Appointments/Committees/Constituencies
     
  • Sports
     
  • Awards/Film Festivals
     
  • Meetings/Summits
     
  • Schemes/Campaigns/Portals
     
  • International News/India's initiative with other countries
     
  • Miscellaneous - Ports/Industrial Parks, museums, Power plants, nuclear plants, any missile launch etc
     
  • Reports/Indices
     
  • Obituary
     
  • Banking Terminology
     
  • Headquarters of Banks
     
  • Economic and Financial news (like news related to Monetary Policy; Important Guidelines)
     
  • Census Data
     
  • Socio-Economic Caste Census
     
  • Union Budget
     
  • Economic Survey

Topics that are marked in bold are specific to Phase 1.

General Awareness – Specific Topics for Static GK

  • Biography/Autobiography
     
  • Abbreviations
     
  • Festivals
     
  • Stadiums
     
  • National Parks / Sanctuaries
     
  • Books
     
  • Sports
     
  • Places of Importance like World Heritage Sites/Lakes/Rivers/Mountains/Temples
     
  • Currency
     
  • Headquarters
     
  • Capitals
     
  • National and International Days/Themes
     
  • Dams
     
  • Miscellaneous
     
  • Airports

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus (Mains)

RBI Grade B Economic and Social Issues (ESI) Syllabus 

a) Growth and Development: Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income – Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.
 

b) 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. 
 

c) 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 

d) Social Structure in India: Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends – Urbanisation 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 Descriptive English Syllabus

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic, Essay writing, Letter writing, Precis' etc.

RBI Grade B Finance and Management Syllabus

a) Financial System 

1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions 
 

2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct monetary policy 
 

3. Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector. 
 

4. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response 

b) Financial Markets

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

c) General Topics 

1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
 

2. Basics of Derivatives
 

3. Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.
 

4. Financial Inclusion
 

5. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
 

6. Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
 

7. The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends
 

8. 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. 
 

9. FinTech

d) 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; the 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, Vroom's 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.

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FAQs

Q. What is the selection procedure followed for RBI Grade B exam?

A. The RBI Grade B exam is conducted in three stages: Phase I (Prelims), Phase 2 (Mains), and the Interview round.

Q. What is the minimum qualification required for RBI Grade B? +

A. You will need a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree OR a minimum of 55% percentage in your Post Graduation if you are a postgraduate (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants).

Q. What is the age criteria for RBI Grade B? +

A. The minimum age to apply for the RBI Grade B officer exam is 21 years. You should have completed 21 years of age as of the 1st of January 2022. Your birth date should not be after 1st January 2001.

The maximum age to apply for the RBI Grade B officer exam is 30 years of age. This means you should not be 30 years of age. As per the RBI Grade B 2022 notification pdf, your birth date should not be prior to 2nd January 1992.

(The candidate should not have been born before 2nd Jan 1992 and not after 1st Jan 2001.)

Q. What are the RBI Grade B exam dates? +

A. RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam for the Generalist post is scheduled on the 28th of May 2022 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 is scheduled on the 25th of June 2022.

Q. Will there be RBI Grade B exam in 2022? +

A. Yes, the RBI Grade B exam is being conducted in 2022. RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is scheduled on the 28th of May 2022 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 is scheduled on the 25th of June 2022. The detailed notification got out on the 28th of March 2022.

Q. Can final year students apply for RBI Grade B exam 2022? +

A. No, the final year students cannot apply for the RBI Grade B exam. You need to complete your graduation and get a degree certificate in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam. For RBI Grade B 2022, as of the 1st of January 2022, you should hold the minimum education criteria given in the notification.

Q. How many times can I attempt RBI Grade B exam? +

A. If you are a general category candidate, you have 6 attempts, whereas there is no bar on the number of attempts for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. By 6 attempts, it means you should have taken the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 6 times. If you have already taken the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 6 times, then you are not eligible to apply.

Q. Is there any negative marking in RBI Grade B exam? +

A. Yes, there is negative marking in Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B exam. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in RBI Grade B Phase 1.

Q. Does RBI Grade B exam happens every year? +

A. Yes. The RBI Grade B exam happens every year barring a few years. It was conducted in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019, 2021. RBI Grade B exam was not conducted in the year 2020. The RBI Grade B 2022 notification got out on the 28th March 2022.

Q. What is the Application Fee for RBI Grade B 2022 Exam? +

A. Application fee for the RBI Grade B is as follows:
For GEN/OBC/EWSs - Rs 850
For SC/ST/PwBD - Rs 100
For RBI Staff - Nil.
There is no application fee for the RBI staff.

Q. How is Oliveboard's Course for RBI Grade B exam preparation? +

A. Oliveboard's RBI Grade B online course is at present the best course for your preparation.
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Q. Do I need a minimum of 60% criteria in my 10th and 12th class in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam? +

A. No, your 10th and 12th class/standard marks/percentage do not matter. You will need a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree OR a minimum of 55% percentage in your Post Graduation if you are a postgraduate (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants).

Q. Are the RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 Admit Cards/Call Letters Out? +

A. Yes, the call letters for RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam are out on the RBI website along with the information handout. Check RBI website to download these.

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