RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021
RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021
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.
RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Candidates must look into the change in syllabus and exam pattern and prepare accordingly for RBI Grade B 2021-21 examination.
RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern
Prelims exam of RBI Grade B Officer 2021-21 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 2021 exam.
|S. No||Sections / Subjects||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||General Awareness||80||80||Composite time of 2 hours|
RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam syllabus
The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2021 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|
|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 2021 will constitute of 3 sections: Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:
|Economic & Social Issues||Growth and Development
Economic Reforms in India
Social Structure in India
Basics of Derivatives
Development in Financial Sector
|Managemnet||Role of Manager
Human Resource Development
Motivation, Morale and Incentives
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.
Frequently Asked Questions on RBI Grade B Exam
Q 1. What is the salary given to an RBI Grade B Officer?
Q 2. Can the RBI Grade B Exam be given directly after class 12th?
Q 3.When is the RBI Grade B exam 2021 scheduled to be conducted?
Q 4. What details need to be filled in the RBI Grade B Application form?
Q 5. What is the negative marking scheme for the RBI Grade B examination?
Q 6. Which are the best books to study for the RBI Grade B exam?
Ans. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam:
- Indian Economy by Mishra & Puri
- Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
- An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and DC Hauge
- Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra
- Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram