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RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 PDF and Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022: It’s important for candidates to be well aware of the syllabus of RBI Grade B 2022. The syllabus gives us an overview of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the RBI Grade B 2022 examination. The selection process for RBI Grade B consists of prelims, main with the descriptive test, and the interview. To help aspirants we have given all the important topics, weightage-wise, so that it becomes easier for the candidates to plan their RBI Grade B 2022 exam preparation. Below mentioned is the RBI Grade B 2022 syllabus in detail.

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RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022

Many Candidates are eagerly waiting for RBI Grade B notification 2022 and RBI has released the Grade B notification PDF 2022 for 294 Grade B officer Posts on 28th March 2022. There are only a handful of seats in RBI Grade B making the task to clear the exam extremely tough. Therefore, the preparation of a candidate must be well strategized and detailed. Before starting the preparation, the syllabus and exam pattern are the first things that must be seen in order to get an overview of the exam. Candidates can check the entire RBI Grade B syllabus for prelims and mains in this article, Syllabus gives us a crystal clear outline which we have to follow to prepare according to the standard of the exam.

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 Prelims

  • Total questions- 200
  • Total marks- 200
  • Total time- 120 Minutes/2 Hours
  • Negative marking-0.25 Marks
  • There will be a sectional cut off for each section therefore in order to get into the next stage, candidates will have to clear both sectional as well as overall cut off
  • Marks scored by candidates in the RBI Grade B Prelims exam will not be considered in the final merit list.
RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2022
Name Of The Section No. Of Questions  Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 25 Minutes
General Awareness 80 80 25 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 Minutes
Reasoning 60 60 45 Minutes
Total 200 200 120 Minutes

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The marks scored by candidates in the main exam of RBI Grade B 2022 will be added to reach in the final merit list. The exam pattern of the RBI Grade B exam is both objective and descriptive in nature. Candidates can check the RBI Grade B Mains exam pattern from the table provided below

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern
Name Of Paper Type Of Paper Time No. Of Questions Marks
Economic and Social Issues
50% Objective 30 Minutes 30 Objective Questions 50
50% Descriptive 90 Minutes 4 Descriptive Questions 50
English (Writing Skills)
Descriptive 90 Minutes 3 100
Finance & Management
50% Objective 30 Minutes 30 Objective Questions 50
50% Descriptive 90 Minutes  4 Descriptive Questions 50

*In the case of descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard. Candidates opting to type the answers in Hindi, may type with the help of either Inscript or Remington(GAIL) keyboards layout.
* In papers 1 & 3, out of 6 descriptive questions candidates will need to answer 4 questions.


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RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022: Prelims (Phase 1)

Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B 2022 is an objective type test consisting of four subjects:

  1. English Language
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning Ability

RBI Grade B Syllabus For English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

RBI Grade B Syllabus For Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

RBI Grade B Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
    Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

RBI Grade B Syllabus For General Awareness

Banking Awareness
Financial Awareness
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Current Affairs
Static Awareness

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RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 for Mains (Phase 2)

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 Mains Phase-2

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 – Opening up of the 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 (Writing Skills):

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic

Paper-III -Finance and Management:

(I) Finance

(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.
  • India’s response towards the impact of global financial of 2007-08

(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, Disinvestment
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, 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.

(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; 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: Concepts, 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 & 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 program, 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 nonverbal communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology

FAQs: RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022

Q. What is the syllabus for RBI Grade B officers?

Ans. Candidates can check the RBI Grade B syllabus 2022 which is given above.

Q. How many stages are there in RBI Grade B recruitment?

Ans. There is a total of three stages namely: Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Q. Is there negative marking in Prelims and Mains?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking in both phases.

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