RBI Grade B 2017 Syllabus- Phase-I & Phase-II Syllabus


RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus 2017: Reserve Bank of India has declared the RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus for the aspirants appearing in the online exam. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam can check the complete syllabus of RBI Officer Grade B on this page.

RBI Grade B 2017 Recruitment: Apply Online

Reserve Bank of India to introduce a new scheme of selection for recruitment of officers in Grade-B (DR), from the recruitment year 2015. Under the new scheme of selection the examination will be computer based (an Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern) and consists of two phases, viz., Phase-I and Phase-II, followed by Interview.

New Scheme of Selection for recruitment of officers in Grade- B

A. Examination Pattern

  • The examination will consist of two phases, viz. – Phase-I & Phase-II followed by an interview.
  • Phase-I examination will be objective type with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Phase-I examination will continue as per the existing Phase-I examination for Grade-B (DR). There are four modules in Phase-I, viz.- General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
  • Phase-II examinations will consist of three papers in MCQ pattern (except Paper-I) – viz. Paper-I on English (writing skills); Paper-II – Economic & Social Issues and Paper-III – (optional subjects) – Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics.
  • Candidates will be required to write all the papers online.
  • Only successful candidates of Phase-I will appear for Phase-II examination on a later date.
  • Based on the results of Phase-II examinations candidates will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Final selection will be through merit lists which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II (Paper-I + Paper-II + Paper-III) and Interview.

Syllabi of RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus 2017

(Phase I)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness

  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

(Phase II)

Paper-I – Economic and social Issues:

  • Growth and Development
  • National Income and per capita income
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Balance of Payments
  • IMF and World Bank, WTO
  • Social Structure in India
  • Social Justice
  • Indian Political System
  • Health and Education

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
  • Alternate source of finance
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP)



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