RBI Grade B exam

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RBI grade B exam: It is  meant to recruit candidate at managerial level. RBI grade B exam consists of prelims , mains and interview stage.

  • Grade A= assistant manager
  • Grade B= manager

There is no direct recruitment examination for RBI Grade A. You can get to RBI Grade A through internal promotional examination only. Whereas Grade B is the highest recruitment examination that is conducted by RBI.
Grade A is a lower profile when compared to Grade B. Grade A is Assistant Manager whereas Grade B is Manager.

Number of seats 199 (General 85)
Number of Attempts: General maximum 6


RBI Grade B Eligibility

Age: Between 21 and 30 years

Education: A First-Class Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 60% marks (and 12th and 10th board), OR ii) A Second-Class Master’s Degree with minimum of 55% marks


RBI Grade B Examination

Scheme of Selection: Selection will be through Examinations and Interview.    Online Classes

Examinations will be held in two phases A) ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type) and B) Written Examination (Descriptive type)


a. RBI Grade B Preliminary Examination Phase 1

Online, Objective Type, in Hindi/English

  • Objective test Marks: 200
  • Objective test Qs: 100
  • Objective test Time: 60 Minutes

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will be of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80 1 hour 20 min composite time
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Part b of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Part a.


b RBI Grade B Mains Exam Phase 2

Online, Objective Type and descriptive type, in Hindi/English

Name of Paper Type of Paper Marks Time (Minutes)

Economic and Social Issues

Objective Type 100 90
Paper II:

English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard 100 90

Finance and Management

Objective type 100 90


c) RBI Grade B Interview:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on total of marks obtained in Part b mains exam (Paper-1 +Paper-ll +Paper-lll).
  • 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-ll examination and interview.


RBI Grade B Syllabus:

Paper-1 – 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 – Fluman Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.


Paper-ll -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-Ill -Finance and Management:

(I) Finance

(a) Financial System

1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions

2. 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

  1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
  2. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  3. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  5. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  6. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  7. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  8. 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),
  9. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI -components and trends.

(II) 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.

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