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|
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
English (Writing Skills)
|Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard||100||90|
Finance and Management
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:
(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
- 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, 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: 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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