RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024 : Download

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024 : In the syllabus of RBI Grade B, There are four major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the syllabus & new exam pattern for the respective post they are going to appear in the RBI Grade B Officers exam 2024 and know about the weightage of each topic. In this article, we have discussed a detailed RBI Grade B Syllabus & Pattern for each post. https://opportunities.rbi.org.in/

RBI Grade B Selection Process

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

The initial two phases – Prelims (Phase 1) and Mains Exam (Phase 2) are computer-based written exams.

Both Mains and Interview marks are counted in the final selection.

The syllabus of the RBI Grade B exam is just like the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Economics, Statistics, and English Language. As the RBI Grade B 2024 exam has both Phase-I exam as well as Phase-II exam, the RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024 of both levels are entirely different from each other.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024 Phase – I

The RBI Grade B Syllabus for General (DR) Phase I of four sections.

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • English Language
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RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of the Preliminary exam is 120 minutes. There will be a negative marking of ¼th mark for each incorrect answer.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
General Awareness806025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Reasoning606045 minutes
Total200200120 minutes
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern for DR (General)

RBI Grade B Mains exam has total marks of 300. The mains (Phase-II) examination for RBI Grade B Officers in Gr B (DR)- General is consist of 3 papers (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III).

SubjectPaper TypeMaximum MarksTime
Paper I: Economics and Social Issues50% Objective
Type,
50% Descriptive
Objective-50

Descriptive-50
30 minutes

90 minutes
Paper II: English (Writing Skills)Descriptive (3 questions)10090 minutes
Paper III: Finance and Management50% Objective
Type
50% Descriptive
Objective-50

Descriptive-50
30 minutes

90 minutes
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2023 for DEPR

The selection of the candidates for RBI Grade B (DR)- DEPR will be done through Online/ Written Examination and Interview. There are 3 papers for the Examination. Paper I Objective Type (on Economics) and Paper II & III will be descriptive type. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in Paper I, II & III and interview.

PhasePaperTimeMarks
Phase I (Objective)Paper-I Economics120 minutes100
Phase II (Descriptive)Paper-II Economics180 minutes100
 Phase II (Descriptive)Paper-III English90 minutes100
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern for DSIM :-

The selection of the candidates for RBI Grade B (DR)- DSIM will be done through Online/ Written Examination and Interview. There are 3 papers for the Examination. Paper I Objective Type (on Statistics) and Paper II & III will be descriptive type. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in Paper I, II & III and interview. The interview round shall be of 75 marks.

PhasePaperMarksTime
Phase I (Objective)Paper-I Statistics100120 minutes
Phase II (Descriptive)Paper-II Statistics100180 minutes
 Phase II (Descriptive)Paper-III English10090 minutes

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus 2024

General Awareness –
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Monetary Plans
  • National Institution
  • Banking Terms
Quantitative Ability –
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Approximation & Simplification
  • Partnership
  • Problems of Boats & Streams
  • Problems on Trains
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
English Language –
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Grammar
  • Error Spotting
  • Passage Making
  • Comprehension
  • Jumble Words
  • Sentence Framing
Reasoning –
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input Output
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Arguments
  • Alpha-Numeric Symbol Series
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Puzzle
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relations
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DR (General) 2024
Paper 1- Economic & Social Issues –

1. Growth and Development :-

  • Measurement of growth- National Income and per capita income
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
  • Environmental issues
  • Sustainable Development

2. Indian Economy :-

  • Economic History of India
  • Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991
  • Public Finance
  • Political Economy
  • 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
  • Industrial Developments in India
  • Indian Agriculture
  • Services sector in India

3. Globalization :-

  • Opening up of the Indian Economy
  • Balance of Payments
  • Export-Import Policy
  • International Economic Institutions
  • WTO
  • IMF and World Bank
  • Regional Economic Cooperation
  • International Economic Issues

4. Social Structure in India :-

  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic Trends
  • Urbanisation and Migration
  • Gender Issues
  • Social Movements
  • Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
  • Indian Political System
  • Human Development
  • Social Sectors in India
  • Health and Education
Paper 2- English –
  • To analyse the writing skills of the candidates including expression and understanding of the topic
Paper 3 (A) Finance –

1. Financial System :-

  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy
  • Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector.
  • Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response

2. Financial Markets :-

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

3. General Topics :-

  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  • The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends
  • 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.
  • FinTech
Paper 3 (b)- Management –

1. Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour :-

  • Introduction to management
  • Evolution of management thought
  • Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations
  • 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
  • Perception: concept, perceptual errors
  • Motivation: Concept, importance
  • Concept of reinforcement
  • 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: 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).

2. Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance :-

  • Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in the 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DEPR 2024

Paper I: Economics Related –
  • based on Master’s Degree examination in Economics
Paper-II: Economics Related-
  • based on Master’s Degree examination in Economics
Paper III: English –
  • The English paper will be framed to assess the candidates’ writing skills, expression, and understanding of the topic
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DSIM 2024
Paper I: Statistics (Objective) –
  • Definition of Probability
  • Large and small sample theory
  • Standard distribution
  • Estimation
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Testing of Hypotheses
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Stochastic Processes
Paper-II: Statistics (Descriptive) :-
  • Probability and Sampling
  • Linear Models and Economic Statistics
  • Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Non-parametric Test
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques
Paper III: English (Descriptive) :-
  • The English paper will be framed to assess the candidates’ writing skills, expression, and understanding of the topic
RBI Grade B Interview :-
  • The Interview will be of 75 marks for each post.
  • Candidates may opt for an interview either in Hindi or English.
  • Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

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