RBI Grade B Syllabus



The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the apex bank of India which conducts various RBI exams annually. One of those exams is the RBI Grade B examination, for which RBI conducts an annual exam to recruit officers for the Grade B position. The roles and responsibilities of an RBI Grade B officer include working on currency issue and circulation, managing various government accounts and maintaining financial stability, etc.

For a banking aspirant who wishes to attempt the RBI Grade B exam, he/she must be familiar with the RBI Grade B syllabus and exam pattern. In this article, we have made an attempt to cover the RBI Grade B syllabus in detail.

The RBI Grade B exam is divided into two phases:

Phase – I Examination

Phase – II Examination

As a matter of fact, there are minor changes with respect to the topics of the different sections in each stage of the exams.

RBI Grade B Phase-I Syllabus: The Phase-I is the first stage of the RBI Grade B exam. This stage is divided into four sections:

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

This phase primarily includes objective-type questions.

Reasoning Ability: This section of the RBI Grade B exam syllabus consists of logical reasoning questions like Syllogism, Linear Arrangement, Venn Diagrams, Verbal Reasoning, Inequality,  Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Circular Arrangement, Floor Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, etc. 

English Language: This section consists of basic English language topics like Synonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Antonyms, Jumble Words, Spellings, Sentence Framing, Spotting the error, Idioms & Phrases, Comprehension, Vocabulary, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: This section consists of numerical questions and includes the following topics such as Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed and Distance, Discount, Mixture and Allegation, Algebra, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Polygon, Graphs, Linear Equations, Geometry, Pie-chart, Bar diagrams, Data Interpretation, etc.

General Awareness: This section primarily assesses the Current Affairs knowledge of a candidate and includes topics of the Indian Financial System, Monetary Plans, banking terms, General Polity, Economic Scene, etc.

RBI Grade B Phase-II Syllabus:  The Phase-II is the second stage of the RBI Grade B exam. This stage is divided into four sections: 

Economic and Social Sciences

General English Language



The questions in this phase include both Objective and Subjective type of questions. We bring you a detailed breakdown of all the sections of this exam.

Economic and Social Sciences: This section includes a huge variety of economic and social sciences topics like Export-Import Policy, Poverty, Illiteracy, Child Marriage, Child Labor, Caste-ism, Communal-ism, Regionalism, Growth and Development, Economic Reforms in India, Balance of Payments, Rise in Inequality, Rigid Labor Law, etc.

General English Language: This section primarily tests the English writing skills of a candidate. This is a descriptive test which includes writing essays, letter or application, etc.

Finance: This section comprises financial topics like Technology in Finance, Union Budget, Risk Management, Conduct of Monetary Policy, Banking System in India, Financial System, Regulation of Banks, etc.

Management: Under this section, a candidate needs to study the following topics such as Performance Counselling, Training and Development, Motivation and Incentives, Corporate Governance, Role of Manager, Nature, and Scope of Management, Human Resource Development, Verbal vs Non-Verbal Communication, etc.

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