RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 - Phase 1 & 2 Pattern and Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 - Phase 1 & 2 Pattern and Syllabus

ByAmrit Gouda  |  Updated on: Dec 17, 2021RBI Grade B Exam 2022 notification will be released soon on the official site. Download RBI Grade B recruitment 2022 official PDF and know vacancy, dates, eligibility, here.
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RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022 is designed and decided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Reserve Bank of India will soon release an official notification for the recruitment of Grade B Officers under various departments namely, DSIM, DR, and DEPR. RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 consists of four sections in the Prelims and 3 sections in the Mains exam.

A total of four subjects are under the RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase 1 (Prelims) exam which are general awareness, quantitative aptitude, English language, and reasoning. However, the syllabus of RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam consists of three papers where Paper 1 is Economic & Social Issues, Paper 2 is English (Writing Skills) and Paper 3 is Finance & Management.

RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam consists of 200 questions to be completed within 2 hours whereas the RBI Grade B phase 2 exam holds 100 marks and 120 minutes of time limit for each paper. Candidates preparing for the same can download the RBI Grade B syllabus 2022 PDF shared at the end of this post to help you prepare smartly.

The RBI Grade B exam date will be disclosed separately for prelims and mains examination. After a candidate qualifies for both the Prelims and Mains exam, he or she will qualify for the Interview round. For the final selection, the marks obtained in the mains exam and the interview phase shall be taken into consideration.

Below you will find all details regarding the RBI Grade B syllabus and exam pattern 2022. To crack this prestigious competitive exam, the first step is to understand the RBI Grade B new exam pattern clearly. 

RBI Grade B New Exam Pattern 2022

The RBI Grade B Recruitment Exam is divided into three phases: Phase 1, Phase 2, and Interview. To be considered for the position, applicants must complete all three phases. It is always recommended that students prepare for the examination well in advance to pass it.

Since the previous year, the RBI Grade B Interview session would be conducted for 75 marks instead of 50, as indicated in the official RBI Grade B announcement.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Phase 1

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 of Phase 1 is different from Phase 2. Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B Examination comprises a total of 4 parts. Applicants have to clear the Phase 2 examination to move ahead in the selection process and attend the Phase 2 Examination.

The following is the RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Phase 1:

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Pattern

Section

Number of Questions

Number of Marks

Time Allocated

General Awareness

80

80

25 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

25 minutes

English Language

30

30

25 minutes

Reasoning

60

60

45 minutes

Total

200

200

120 minutes

Note: 

  • For each right answer, 1 mark will be awarded to the candidate.
  • For each wrong attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the candidate's score.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Phase 2

Phase 2 of the RBI Grade B Exam 2022 comprises a total of 3 different sections. As per the latest RBI Grade B Mains exam pattern, there will be a 50% of objective test and the rest will be descriptive. Phase 2 of the selection process can be attempted only by the candidates who qualify for the Phase 1 exam.

The RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern details are given below:

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Name of the Paper

Type of Paper

Number of Marks

Time Allocated

Paper I Economic & Social Issues

  • Objective- 30 Questions
  • Descriptive- 6 Questions (to be attempted - 4)

100

120 minutes

Paper-II English (Writing Skills)

  • Descriptive Type-  3 Questions (Precis, RCs, & Essay)

100

90 minutes

Paper III Finance & Management

  • Objective- 30 Questions
  • Descriptive- 6 Questions (to be attempted - 4)

100

120 minutes

Note: 

The RBI Grade B exam pattern specifies that there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions in both Economic & Social Issues and Finance & Management (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). Candidates will only be required to attempt four questions in the Descriptive section (2 of 15 marks each and 2 of 10 marks each). If a candidate answers more than four descriptive questions, only the first four will be considered.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 for Phase 1 (Prelims)

There are four sections in the RBI Grade B Syllabus for Phase 1 (Prelims):

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

The subjects covered in each segment are listed below:

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Syllabus

Section 

Syllabus 

Quantitative Aptitude

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

Reasoning

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

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Financial Systems
  • Indian Banking Systems
  • Monetary Plans
  • National Institutions
  • Banking Terms

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 for Phase 2 (Mains)

The subjects included in the RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase 2 (Mains) are as follows:

  1. Economic & Social Issues.
  2. Finance & Management.
  3. English (Writing Skills).

The topics included in each section are mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Mains Exam

Section 

Subsection 

Topics

Economic & 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 Cooperation.
  • 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

Finance & Management

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

Management 

  • Management: its nature and scope
  • The Management Processes
  • Planning, Organisation
  • Staffing
  • Directing and Controlling
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organisation
  • 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 Counselling
  • 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. 

English Writing Skills

 

There is no defined syllabus for this section. The questions in this section will assess the aspirant's writing abilities, expression, and comprehension of the English language.

Download RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus Free PDF 

Interview for RBI Grade B 2022

The RBI Grade B Interview is the Exam's third and final phase. After you pass the first and second phases of the exam, you will be invited to an interview. Only those who pass the minimal sectional and overall cutoffs will be invited to the interview round.

Final Selection for RBI Grade B 2022

The final selection/merit list of candidates for the RBI Grade B 2022 Exam will be determined by adding the marks earned by each candidate in the Phase 2 exam and the interview.

As a result, the higher your score in the RBI Grade B Mains Exam and the Interview phase, the better your chances of being selected as a Grade B Officer. After the RBI Grade B 2022 Interviews are completed, the list of final selected candidates will be made accessible on the official RBI website within 2-3 weeks.

RBI Grade B Previous Year Papers can be used to learn about the test pattern, essential topics of the syllabus, and the scope and difficulty level of the exam.

We hope you find the RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam pattern article Informative. For further queries, write us at BYJU's Exam Prep.

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  • Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English, and General Awareness are the four areas of the RBI Grade B Syllabus for Phase 1 examination 2022.

  • You can check the latest RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022 PDF free download above for both phase 1 and phase 2 examination.

  • There will be a total of 30 questions in the English language section. The topics which are included in the English Language are as follows.

    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
    • Reading comprehension
    • Match the Columns
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Cloze test
    • Error spotting
    • Jumbled words/ sentences
    • Sentence rearrangement
    • Sentence framing
  • Economic & Social Issues, Finance & Management, and English are all covered in the RBI Grade B syllabus for the Phase 2 exam in 2022. (Writing Skills).

  • RBI Grade B Phase 1 will include 200 questions and a total of 200 marks. Phase 1 will take 120 minutes in total.

  • Yes, R.S. Aggarwal is one of the best-suggested books for reasoning questions.

  • Yes, the RBI Grade B Officer examination has a distinct syllabus from the SBI PO exam. The RBI Grade B prelims and SBI PO mains have an identical syllabus. Quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability, and English language are all tested in the SBI PO preliminary exam. The RBI Grade B exam, however, includes an additional section on general awareness.

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