RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021
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RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

The syllabus of RBI Grade B is equivalent to the syllabus of various other bank exams. The Grade B Officer exam is conducted in two stages, and the Reserve Bank of India determines the syllabus for both.
 
There are four parts of the RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase-I: Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English language. Three areas of the Phase-II exam includes economic and social sciences, English and finance and management.
 
The Reserve Bank of India is the country’s central bank, and candidates are looking forward to RBI recruitment for all bank exams. The RBI Grade B Officer syllabus is vast, and the number of candidates applying for the exam each year is also high. Hence, candidates need to note that they prepare themselves well enough to qualify for the exam on the first attempt.
 
This article will cover the RBI Grade B Syllabus for both phases along with the exam pattern. 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B examination is conducted in the following stages: 
 

  1. Phase-I Exam 
  2. Phase-II Exam 
  3. Interview

 

The examination pattern of RBI Grade B consists of two stages, followed by an interview stage. The candidate’s answers are also very different, as there are only objective questions in Phase-I. Phase-II, by comparison, requires candidates to write explanatory answers. Let’s take a look at the exam pattern for each of these stages. 
 
Moreover, RBI conducts exam for Assistants at RBI. But, the RBI Grade B officer exam is more difficult to qualify. 
 
Here is the detailed exam pattern for RBI Grade B (DR) – General Officer 2021:
 

Exam Phase Section No of questions Marks allocated Duration
Phase I  General Awareness 80 80 120 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Phase II Paper I: Economic and Social Issues

50% Objective & 50% Descriptive

30 Objective Questions & 6 Descriptive Questions of which 4 have to be answered 100 120 mins
Paper II: English (Writing Skills) 3 100 90 mins
Paper III: Finance and Management

50% Objective & 50% Descriptive

30 Objective Questions & 6 Descriptive Questions of which 4 have to be answered 100 120 mins
Interview
75 

 

Candidates can check the exam pattern and selection scheme for the Officers in Grade B (DR)-DSIM/DEPR 2021 here:

 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern – Scheme of Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-DEPR
Exam Phase Subject Marks Time allocated
Phase I  Paper I: Objective Type on Economics 100 120 mins
Phase II Paper II: Descriptive Paper on Economics 100 180 mins
Paper III: English (Descriptive) 100 90 mins
Interview
75

 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern – Scheme of Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-DSIM
Exam Phase Subject Marks Time allocated
Phase I  Paper I: Objective Type on Statistics 100 120 mins
Phase II Paper II: Descriptive Paper on Statistics 100 180 mins
Paper III: English (Descriptive) 100 90 mins
Interview
75

 

RBI Grade B previous year paper can be solved by candidates preparing for the RBI Grade B Exam 2021. Solving the previous year’s paper will help candidates to understand the actual paper’s complexity.

RBI Grade B Syllabus (Phase 1)

There are 4 sections in the RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam. 
 

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

 
The section-wise syllabus is provided below in detail. 
 

Quantitative Aptitude

 

Ratio & Proportion Mensuration
Percentage Average
Speed, Time & Distance Time & Work
Permutation & Combination Mixture & Alligation
Data Interpretation Probability
Stocks & Shares Simplification & Approximation
Quadratic Equations Inequalities
Number Series Upstream & Downstream
Profit and Loss Simple & Compound Interest

Reasoning Ability

 

Puzzles Seating Arrangement
Inequalities Direction Test
Blood Relation Syllogism
Input-Output Data Sufficiency
Reasoning Analogy Coding-Decoding
Ranking Alphanumeric series

 

English Language

 

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test
Fill in the Blanks Sentence Rearrangement
Jumbled Words/Sentences Error Spotting
Sentence Framing Match the columns
Vocabulary Grammar
Tenses Rules Idioms & Phrases

 

General Awareness

 

Current Affairs Indian Financial System
Indian Banking System Banking Awareness
Banking History Monetary Plans
Economic News National & International Institutions
Bank Terms & Abbreviations Government Schemes
Banking Agreements Sports News
Awards Books & Authors
Static GK – General Knowledge about Dams, Sanctuaries, National Parks, Stadiums, Airports, Country, Capital & Currency, etc.

 

RBI Grade B Syllabus (Phase 2)

There are 4 sections in the RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam.
 

  1. Economic and Social Sciences
  2. English
  3. Finance & Management

 

Economic and Social Sciences

 

Growth and Development Economic Reforms in India
Social Structure in India Corporate Governance
Development in the Financial Sector Export-Import Policy
Illiteracy Balance of Payments
Rise in Inequality Rigid Labour Law
Human Resource Development Inflation
Regionalism and Language Conflicts Poor Education Standards
Globalisations Social Structure in India
Employment Generation in India Sustainable Development
Monetary and Fiscal Policy Social Sectors in India
Benefits of International Trade Direct and Indirect Taxes
Insurance and Capital Marketing Government debt

 

Finance and Management

Union Budget Regulation of Banks
Risk Management in Banking Sector Technology in Finance
Corporate Governance Human Resource Development
Motivation and Incentives Regulators of banks and financial institutions
Development in the Financial Sector Financial sector Regulations
Monetary Policy Union Budget
Inflation The Managing Process
Career Planning Role of Incentives
Role of Information Technology Communication Channels
Leadership Nature and Scope of Management

 

English

The English Language RBI Grade B Officer syllabus is a descriptive exam. This exam is conducted at regular intervals, and candidates can solve previous year papers regarding the type of questions asked in the Grade B exam for this paper. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions on RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam Pattern

 

When is the RBI Grade B exam 2021 scheduled to be conducted?

On 25th January 2021, the RBI Grade B recruitment notification was issued. The Phase I exam is scheduled to take place on 6th March 2021, and the Phase II exam is scheduled for 31st March and 1st April 2021.
 

Is the job in RBI is considered a government job?

No, an RBI job does not fall under the purview of the state or central government. Banks fall under the public sector, and no gazetted rank is appointed to RBI officers.
 

What is the eligibility criteria for the RBI Grade B officer exam?

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen 
  • The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be more than 30 years
  • The candidate appearing for the exam should have a graduate degree in any stream for the generalist cadre.  And, for the specialist category, the candidate should have the desired degree from their particular specialisations

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