RBI Grade-B Syllabus 2018 PDF

RBI Grade-B 2018 Syllabus PDF
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RBI (Reserve Bank of India) conducts RBI Grade-B exam every year for the recruitment of Grade-B level officers. The RBI offers more compensation and perks compared any other like SBI or IBPS recruitment. Most often bank aspirants will claim this as the most toughest banking exam.

RBI Grade-B 2018 Notification:

The RBI official notification was released was released on 29th June 2018. While the full detailed notification is yet to be released.

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RBI Grade-B Number of Attempts:

For General category, candidates, the RBI has changed the number of attempts from 4 to 6. The Reserved category, students can take any number of times.

RBI Grade-B 2018 Vacancies:

The RBI Grade-B 2018 total vacancies are 166.

Type of Post Number of Vacancies
Category SC ST OBC General Total
General Officers (GR) 127
RBI Grade-B DEPR 22
RBI Grade-B DSIM 17
Total 166

Category wise vacancy not released yet

RBI Grade-B exam dates 2018:

Event Date
Starting date for registration 3rd July 2018
Notification 28th June 2018
Last date for registration (General) 23rd July 2018
Last date for registration (DEPR & DSIM) 23rd July 2018
Prelims Exam Date (General) 16th August 2018
Mains Exam Date (General) 7th September 2018
DEPR Paper-I Exam Date August 2018
DEPR Paper-II Exam Date September 2018
DSIM Paper-I Exam Date August 2018
DSIM Paper-II Exam Date September 2018

RBI Grade-B Syllabus 2018:

Download RBI Grade-B Syllabus PDF:

You can download the detailed/complete syllabus for the 2018 for RBI grade-B officer exam, using the link below.

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Download RBI Grade-B Phase-I Official Handout PDF (Sample Questions)

Download RBI Grade-B Phase-II Official Handout PDF (Sample Questions)

RBI Grade-B Previous Papers

RBI Grade-B Prelims (Phase-I) Exam Pattern:

  • Each Question carries 1 mark
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks
  • and Exam duration is 2 hours.
  • No Sectional Time limit
  • Sectional Cutoff & Total Cutoff
  • Qualifying (Prelims Marks are Not considered in final selection)
S.No Subject No. of Questions
1 General Awareness 80
2 English Language 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 30
4 Reasoning Ability 60
Total 200 Questions

RBI Grade-B Topic Wise Syllabus:

RBI Grade-B Prelims English Syllabus

  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Grammar
  • Spotting errors/spellings
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms/Antonyms
  • Odd sentence out
  • Para jumbles and Para completion
  • One word Substitution and double fillers
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Miscellaneous

RBI Grade-B Prelims – English Topic Weightage

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8-10
Cloze test 7-10
Fill in the Blanks 5
Para jumbles & Completion 5
Error Spotting / Correction 5


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RBI Grade-B Prelims Reasoning Syllabus

  • Inequalities
  • Ranking/ordering Test
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Number Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coding and decoding
  • Logical reasoning
  • Einstein’s Puzzle
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Directions
  • Grouping/arrangement
  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency

RBI Grade-B 2018 Reasoning Topic wise syllabus

Topic Qs Topic Q.s
Number Series/Alphabet test 5 Arrangement 5-10
Coding / Decoding 5 Puzzles 5-10
Syllogism 5 Input & Output 5
Inequalities 5 Data Sufficiency 5
Ranking test 1-3 Verbal Reasoning 10
Blood relationship 2
Directions 2


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RBI Grade-B Prelims Quantitative Ability Syllabus

  • Number System
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, loss and Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time, Distance and Work
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Simplification & approximation
  • Data Sufficiency

RBI Grade-B Quant Topic wise syllabus

Topic Qs Topic Q.s
Number System 5 Simple & Compound Interest 1-2
Data Sufficiency 3-5 Probability 1-2
Ratio & Proportion 2-3 Averages & Mixtures 1-2
Time, Speed, Distance 1-2 Profit & Loss 1-2
Geometry 1-2 Percentages 2-3
Data Interpretation 10 Algebra 0-3


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RBI Grade-B Prelims General Awareness Syllabus

  • National & International Current Affairs
  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Banking Terms & Definitions
  • Economy news
  • Static General Awareness (GK)
  • National Institutions
  • Monetary Plans

Current Affairs of last 3 Months from the date of Notification is very Important

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RBI Grade-B Phase-II (mains) Exam Pattern:

  • The candidate has to attempt all the papers
  • All the papers will be conducted on same day (though in different shifts)
  • Paper-I and Paper-III are bilingual (English/Hindi)
  • Cutoff in each paper and overall cutoff
S.No Test Type of Test Max. Marks Time Limit
1 Paper-I Economic & Social Awareness Objective Test 100 90 min.
2 Paper-II English (Writing skills) Descriptive Test 100 90 min.
3 Paper-III Finance & Management Objective Test 100 90 min.


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RBI Grade-B Phase-II Economic & Social Awareness 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.

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 Cooperation.

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 – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

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RBI Grade-B Phase-II Finance & Management Syllabus

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.

Financial Markets

Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

General Topics

1 Risk Management in Banking Sector

  1. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  2. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  3. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  4. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  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 the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  7. 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.

Management Syllabus

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.

RBI Grade-B Statistics / Economics Syllabus:

For Candidates who have opted for papers having Statistics or Economics

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RBI Grade-B Interview Stage (Phase-III):

The Phase-III is interview for 50 marks. The Questions can be on basic banking, why you wanted to join RBI, About yourself and your profile.

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Scoring 240/300 ( average 80) in all three papers increases chances of selection.

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