RBI Grade B Officer exam Pattern and Syllabus

rbi grade b exam pattern and syllabus salary

Reserve Bank of India exam Details


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.


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 an aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for the 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 the RBI website at the appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. The interview will be of 50 marks. The candidate 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.

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)

Syllabus: (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:

  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


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)

!!! All the Best !!!


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