Reserve Bank of India (RBI Grade B) Exam Syllabus & Job Profile

Reserve Bank of India (RBI Grade B) Exam Syllabus & Exam Pattern

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA - DIRECT RECRUITMENT FOR THE POSTS IN COMMON SENIORITY GROUP (CSG) STREAMS

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Candidates to Ensure their Eligibility for the Posts:

Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the advertised posts. The Reserve Bank of India Services Board, hereinafter referred to as 'Board’ would admit to the Examinations all the candidates applying for this post with the requisite fee/intimation charges (wherever applicable) on the basis of the information furnished in the ONLINE application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage i.e. interview stage.

If at that stage, it is found that any information furnished in the ONLINE application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Board, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/ her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview and can be removed from service without notice, if has already joined the Bank. Student we have mentioned RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus.


B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates, intending to apply for CRP-PO/MT-VIII should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement:

I. Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age:

Minimum: 21 years Maximum: 30 years

III. Minimum Educational Qualifications:

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General):

  • A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor's degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years

Phase-I online Examination (Objective Type): (200 Marks):

Subject
No. Of Questions
Marks
Duration
  General Awareness
80
80
120 minutes
  Quantitative Aptitude
30
30
  English Language
30
30
  Reasoning
60
60
  Total
200
200


Phase-I  Online Examination:

Name of the Paper
Type of the Paper
Time (Mins)
Marks
Paper I
Economic & Social Issues
Objective Type
90
100
Paper II
English (Writing Skills)
Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard)
90
100
Paper III
Finance & Management
Objective Type
90
100

Interview (50 marks): 

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidate may opt for 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.

Syllabus: (Phase I)

English Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
 Reading Comprehension 
Puzzles
Data Interpretation
Banking Awareness
Cloze Test
Seating Arrangements
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Financial Awareness
Fillers
Direction Sense
Number Series
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Sentence Errors
Blood Relation
Approximation and Simplification
Current Affairs
Vocabulary based questions
Syllogism
Data Sufficiency
Static Awareness
Sentence Improvement
Order and Ranking
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss,

Jumbled Paragraph
Coding-Decoding
SI & CI, Ages,

Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership,


Inequalities
Mensuration,


Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time,


Data Sufficiency
Probability, Permutation and Combination,


Machine Input-Output
Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

SYLLABI: (Phase-II)


 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 under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

Suggested reference material:Books:

1. Indian Economy: Uma Kapila.(Series of Books)
2. Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
3. Growth And Development: Devraj Ray
4. Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao

Weekly/Monthly Magazines/Bulletins /Reports:

1. Economic and Political Weekly
2. Southern Economist
3. Yojana
4. Business India
5. RBI Bulletins

News Papers: 

1. Economic Times 2. Hindu, 3. Business Standard

Reports: 

1. World Development Report 2. Economic Survey of India

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:

Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
RBI and its functions
Financial Markets
The Union Budget 
Inflation
Corporate Governance in Banking Sector
Financial Inclusion
Risk Management in Banking Sector
Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
Changing Landscape of Banking sector
An alternate source of finance
Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

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