RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020

RBI Grade B syllabus is similar to that of any other bank exam. There are four major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

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RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Candidates must look into the change in syllabus and exam pattern and prepare accordingly for RBI Grade B 2020-21 examination.

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

Prelims exam of RBI Grade B Officer 2020-21 is an online mode of examination having 4 sections in total. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of all the sections of Preliminary exam is 120 minutes. 0.25 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in RBI Grade B Prelims 2020 exam.

S. No Sections / Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
  Total 200 200  

RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam syllabus

The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2020 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Current Affairs
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Indian Financial Systems
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles Indian Banking Systems
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Monetary Plans
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks National Institutions
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Banking Terms
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion  
Tabulation Data Interpretation    
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage    
Blood Relations Number Systems    
Input Output Sequence & Series    
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability


RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

Mains exam has a total marks of 300. The mains (Phase-II) examination is consist of 2 papers (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. A total of 100 questions are asked in each section with 200 questions asked in the English Language Section. A time limit of 1 hour is provided to the candidate to complete each section of RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam. The total time to complete Phase-II exam is 3 hours.

S So Sections / Subjects Paper Type Maximum Marks Duration
1. Paper II: Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 minutes
2. Paper II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 100 90 minutes
3. Paper III: Finance & Management Objective Type 100 90 minutes

RBI Grade B Mains syllabus

The Mains Examination of RBI Grade B exam 2020 will constitute of 3 sections: Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Subject Syllabus
Economic & Social Issues Growth and Development
Economic Reforms in India
Social Structure in India
Finance Financial System
Financial Markets
Risk Management
Basics of Derivatives
Development in Financial Sector
Union Budget
Managemnet Role of Manager
Human Resource Development
Motivation, Morale and Incentives
Corporate Governance

RBI Grade B Interview

The Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. 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-II examination and interview.

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of RBI Grade B Officer exam.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.