RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021: Revised Exam Pattern And Syllabus For RBI Grade B Phase 1 & Phase 2 Exam

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020: The Reserve Bank of India has opened the online application window for RBI Grade B recruitment 2021 today on 28th January 2021. The last date to apply online is 25th February 2021. RBI has announced the 322 vacancies of RBI grade B for various posts through an advertisement. RBI Grade B exam is a three-tier process namely: Prelims, Mains and Interview. In this article, we will be discussing the syllabus of Prelims and Mains. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus on the official website of RBI or click on the link to download the PDF of the RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

Practice with,

RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus for Prelims (Phase 1)

Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B Exam 2021 is an objective type test consisting of four subjects:

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

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 Eligibility 2021: Check Educational Qualification And Age Limit For RBI Grade B

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)

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)

General Awareness

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

RBI Grade B Mains (Phase 2): Exam Pattern and Syllabus

RBI Grade B Mains Phase-2 Exam Pattern

Name of the Paper Type of Paper Duration Number of Questions Marks
Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues 50% Objective Type 50% Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard 120 Minutes

Objective: 30

Descriptive: 90

@ Total: 100 Marks

Objective: 50

Descriptive: 50

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard  90 Minutes 3 100
Paper-III: Finance and Management 50% Objective Type and 50% Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard 120 minutes

Objective: 30

Descriptive: 90

@ Total: 100 Marks

Objective: 50

Descriptive: 50

RBI Grade B Mains Phase-2: Syllabus

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.

(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.

(II) Management:

  • Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organization.
  • Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal; Potential appraisal and development; Feedback and Performance Counseling; Career Planning; Training and Development; Rewards; Employee Welfare.
  • Motivation, Morale, and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  • 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. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

Above mentioned syllabus will help you in planning your strategy in a comprehensive way 2021. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. When will the online registration starts?

Ans. It will start from 28 January 2021 to 15 February 2021.

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

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

Q. Is there negative marking in Prelims and Mains?

Ans. Yes! there is negative marking in both phases.

Q. What is the syllabus for RBI Grade-B officer?

Ans. The syllabus is given above.


Download Upcoming Government Exam Calendar 2021


Download success!

Thanks for downloading the guide. For similar guides, free study material, quizzes, videos and job alerts you can download the Adda247 app from play store.

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Forgot Password?

Sign Up
Forgot Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you an OTP to verify it's you.

Reset Password
Please enter the OTP sent to