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Easetolearn will cover and provides you an updated syllabus of RBI Grade B 2023 EXAM which covers topics of Phase-1 (General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude) and Phase-2 (Economic and Social Issues, English (Writing Skills), Finance and Management). My Study Room of Easetolearn will provides you study material on these RBI Grade B Exam syllabus topics. 


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As you are aware, the selection of RBI Grade B Officers will take place in three stages. The first two are written exams, and the third are interviews.


There is no set syllabus for RBI Officers in Grade B (DR) - GENERAL. However, the exam mostly covers the following topics:


RBI Grade B Officers Phase-I online Examination Syllabus consist test of -

i.   General Awareness
ii.  English Language
iii. Quantitative Aptitude             
iv. Reasoning


RBI Grade B Officers Phase-II online Examination Syllabus consist test of -

  • Paper-I:    Economic and Social Issues
  • Paper II:   English (Writing Skills)
  • Paper-III: Finance and Management




Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus


Questions are asked mainly from the following topics/subtopics

Elementary Mathematics               
     Arithmetic (Number Theory)          
          Number Systems          
          Square Roots           
          Cube Roots          
          Fractions and Decimals     
          H.C.F. and L.C.M.           
          Chain Rule          
          Ratio and Proportion     
          Additional Topics In Arithmetic
               Boats and Streams     
               Clocks and Calendars
               Mixture and Alligation
               Pipes and Cisterns     
               Races and Games     
               Problems on Trains     
               Unitary Method     
                    Time and Distance
                    Time and Work
                    Work and Wages
     Commercial Maths               
               Simple Interest     
               Compound Interest     
          Profit and Loss          
     Mensuration- Areas and Volumes     
          Area and Perimeter of Plane Figure
          Volume And Surface Area of Solid


Reasoning/Mental Ability/Aptitude Syllabus


Questions are asked mainly from the following topics/subtopics

 Verbal Tests                    
     Reasoning Tests               
          Analytical Reasoning     
          Direction and Distance Test     
          Linear Arrangement Test     
          Complex Arrangement Test     
          Analogy Test          
          Classification (Odd Man Out) Test
          Coding Decoding Test      
          Series Test          
          Blood Relationships Test     
          Symbols and Notations     
          Alphabet Test          
          Data Sufficiency Test     
          Data Interpretation Test     
     Logic Tests               
          Statements Assumptions     
          Statements Arguments     
          Statements Conclusions     
          Statements Action          
Non Verbal Tests                    
     Problems Based on Symmetry          
     Problems Based on Visual Ability     
     Classification (Non Verbal Tests)     
     Series (Non Verbal Tests)          
     Analogy (Non Verbal Tests)          


English Syllabus


Questions are asked mainly from the following topics/subtopics

 English Vocabulary               
     Spelling Mistakes          
English Proficiency               
     Idioms and Phrases          
     One Word Subsitution     
     Sentence Formation          
     Sentence Completion     
     Sentence Improvement     
     Sentence Reconstruction     
     Rearrangement of  Words In Sentence
     Rearrangement of Sentence In Paragrph
     Paragraph Formation     
     Paragraph Completion     
     Fill in The Blanks          
     Cloze Tests          
English Usage Errors          
     Common Errors          
     Spotting Errors          
     Inappropriate Usage of Words     
     Sentence Correction     
English Comprehension


General Awareness Syllabus


General Topics                         
     General Knowledge                    
          Animals    Famous Personalities     
          Books And Authors    First Largest Longest Etc In World
          Buildings    Inventions And Discoveries     
          Calendars    Languages          
          Countries    Music               
          Currencies    Religions               
          Dances    Sanctuaries          
          Disasters    World Organisations     
          Enviornment    Statistical Data - World     
          Fashion    Prizes And Awards          
          Famous Places    Trade Awareness          
     General Studies    Solar System          
          Universe    Earth               
          General Geography                    
          General History    General Concepts (Polity)     
          General Economics Study               
          General Polity                    
          General Science                    
          General Computer Science               
          Sports And Recreation                
     Current Events                    
          Current Events Period Wise    National               
          Current Events Topic Wise    International           
               Persons Places Awards Authors
               Science And Technology      
               Trade Awareness           




(i) RBI Grade B Officers Paper I –  Economic and Social Issue Syllabus


Growth and Development – Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income – Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.


Indian Economy: Economic History of India - Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991 – Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget – Indian Money and Financial Markets: Linkages with the economy – Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process - Public Finance - Political Economy - Industrial Developments in India- Indian Agriculture - Services sector in India. 


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; International Economic Issues.


Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice:  Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.


(ii) RBI Grade B Officers Paper II – English Writing Skills Syllabus


The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.


(iii) RBI Grade B Officers Paper III – Finance and Management Syllabus


(i) Finance

(a) Financial System

  1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy
  3. Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector.
  4. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response.

(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

3. Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.

4. Financial Inclusion

5. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

6. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.

7. The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends

8.  Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control):  WPI, CPI -components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies.

9. FinTech


(ii) Management:


Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour: Introduction to management; Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to management; Management functions and Managerial roles; Nudge theory


Meaning & concept of organizational behaviour; Personality: meaning, factors affecting Personality, Big five model of personality; concept of reinforcement; Perception: concept, perceptual errors. Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslows need theory, Alderfers ERG theory, McCllelands theory of needs, Herzbergs two factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vrooms expectancy theory).


Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership; Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions. Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window; Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Management of Conflict; Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change; Organizational Development (OD): Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewins change model, Action research model, Positive model).


Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance:


Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in business. Theories  of  ethics: Utilitarianism: weighing social cost and benefits, Rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights, justice and caring, An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory, relativism theory, Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc. Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc.


Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance


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.

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