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RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern and Syllabus

RBI Officer Grade B 2018 Exam Pattern is available here for the help of candidates who are going to apply for this post. 

RBI Officer Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2018: The prelims exam will carry all objective type questions. Total 200 questions will be asked for 200 marks. Questions will be asked from 4 sections – General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and Reasoning. The time duration of prelims exam is 2 hours.

S. No Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80 2 Hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

RBI Grade B Officer Main Exam Pattern 2018: The prelims exam will have 3 sections of Economics and Social Issues, Finance and Management, and English (Writing Skills). The Economics and Social Issues & English (Writing Skills) sections will be an objective paper and 100 questions will be asked from each subject. The Finance and Management section will be a descriptive paper and 100 questions will be asked in this paper. 

S.No Subjects Type of Paper Maximum Marks Exam Duration
1. Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 Minutes
2. Finance and Management Descriptive 100 90 Minutes
3. English (Writing Skills) Objective 100 90 Minutes

RBI Grade B Officer 2018 Interview Process: Applicants will be selected for the interview round on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in Prelims and Main exam. the Interview Process will carry 50 marks.

RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus 2018 :

RBI Grade B 2018 Phase I Syllabus

The Phase I comprising of 200 Questions of 200 marks requires the students to be well- versed with the following topics: 

RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Time and work
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Stocks and shares 
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface area
  • Height and distances
  • Permutation & combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trignometry
  • Profit, loss, and discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of algebra
  • Data Interpretation: Pie charts and Caselets
  • Tables
  • Bar & graphs
  • Line charts
  • Mixed DI
  • Missing DI
  • Radar/Web 

 RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus for Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • Coding decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Passage and conclusions/ inferences
  • Alphabet test
  • Series test
  • Number, ranking and time sequence
  • Direction sense test
  • Decision-making test
  • Figure series
  • Machine Input/output
  • Assertion and reasoning
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency 

Non-Verbal Reasoning 

  •  Odd figure out
  •  Analogy
  •  Series test
  •  Miscellaneous test etc

RBI Grade B Syllabus for English Language 


  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling
  • Word formation
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Fill in the suitable words


  • Spotting errors
  • Sentence correction
  • Active/ passive voice
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Passage completion
  • New Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusion
  • Rearrangement of passage

RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Banking Terminologies
  • Abbreviations and economic terminologies
  • History and Overview of Indian financial System
  • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • Banking awareness, including Important Government schemes on capital & money market
  • Financial Awareness that is inclusive of Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc.
  • Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
  • Static Awareness

RBI Grade B 2018 Phase II Syllabus

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
  • 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 underprivileged.
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political System
  • Human Development
  • Social Sectors in India
  • Health and Education

Paper II: English (Descriptive Paper)

The paper on English shall be designed in a manner to check the writing skills of the candidate including the power of expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper III – Finance and Management:


(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 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
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