RBI Grade B exam syllabus

Examinations held in two phase:

Phase-I: On Line Exam (Objective Type) and

Phase-II: Written Examination (Descriptive type)



Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Phase I Pattern

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning6060120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3030
English Language3030
General Awareness8080
Total200200120 minutes
Duration of exam : 120 minutes | 1 marks allotted for every correct answer
*For each wrong answer 0.25 mark is deducted



A minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th and 10th standard examinations.


Syllabus Phase – I

Paper consist of:
General Awareness – Banking + Economics + Financial Awareness + Current Affairs
English Language – Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Sentences, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Cloze Test
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic + Data Interpretation.
Reasoning  (Verbal) – Syllogism + Data Sufficiency + Miscellaneous + Seating Arrangement/ Puzzle Test + Input Output +Logical Reasoning.

  1. Phase-II Written Examination (Descriptive Type): The Phase-II Written Examination (WE) will be conducted only for those candidates who are shortlisted for the same.

Syllabus (Phase-II):
(i) Paper I –
Précis writing,
Comprehension and
Business/Office Correspondence.

(II) Paper II – 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
Role of Economic Planning. Globalization
Opening up of the Indian Economy
Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy
International Economic Institutions
IMF and World Bank
Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India
Demographic Trends
Urbanization and Migration
Gender Issues
Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in Favor of the Under Privileged
Social Movements
Indian Political System
Human Development
Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

(III) Paper III – Finance &

Budget – Direct and Indirect Taxes;
Non-tax Sources of Revenue; Outlays;
New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms;
Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market,
Stock Exchanges and their Regulation;
Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation;
Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market;
Growth and Operation of the Money Market;
The Foreign Exchange Market;
From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management;
Exchange Risk Management,
Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development;
Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions;
Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.




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