RBI Grade B Exam 2017

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RBI Grade B Exam 2017

RBI Grade B Exam 2017 will be held in 3 stages – Phase I, Phase II and Interview. This year Reserve Bank of India has issued the recruitment notification early as compared to last year. This means that the aspirants are expected to start preparing for this highly prestigious and challenging exam at the earliest. The total number of applicants will surely be higher than the previous years and so will be the overall level of competition.

In the current post, I will elaborate on the details of the RBI Grade B exam pattern and the syllabus. The details mentioned in the post will be strictly official in nature. In case of any doubts or queries, feel free to leave your comments below.

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RBI Grade B Exam 2017

Date of Phase I of RBI Grade B ExamJune 17th, 2017
Date of Phase II Exam of RBI Grade B ExamJuly 7th, 2017
Online Commencement of RegistrationsMay 3rd, 2017
Total Vacancies161
Official Websitewww.rbi.org.in

 

RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Scheme of Test

Stage IPhase I Exam (Objective)
Stage IIPhase II Exam (Objective and Descriptive). Phase II consists of 3 papers
Stage IIIPersonal Interview

RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Phase I (2 hours, 120 Marks)

SectionsQuestions/Marks
General Awareness80/80
English Language30/30
Quantitative Aptitude30/30
Reasoning60/60

 RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Phase II (1.5 Hours per exam, 300 Marks)

ExamMarks
English (Writing Skills)100
Economic and Social Issues100
Finance and Management100

 

RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Personal Interview 

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. Interview will be of 50 marks. 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 RBI Grade B exam and interview.

 

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RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Prescribed Official Syllabus

In the subsequent sections, I will elaborate the detailed official syllabus for RBI Grade B Exam 2017.

Phase I

 GENERAL AWARENESS
Current Affairs of National + International importance, Sports News, Awards, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, etc. Banking awareness, financial awareness, IMF, World Bank, RBI, SEBI, Stock Exchange, Niti Ayog etc. Static General Knowledge

 

 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Paraphrase rearrangement, Errors, Parajumbles.

 

 QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
  Number Series, Data Interpretation – includes  Missing DI, Pie Chart , Caselet DI , Mix DI – (Tough), Quadratic Equations, Profit loss, Average, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Mensuration.

 

 REASONING
Syllogism,  Seating Arrangement – (Circular) (Inward Outward), Blood Relations,  Linear Arrangement, Puzzle, Input Output, Logical / Analytical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Inequality, Coding Decoding.

Phase II 

 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES
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 Co-operation. 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.

 

 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.

 

 FINANCE 
(i) 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.

(ii) Financial Markets

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

(iii) Miscellaneous Topics 

  1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
  2. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  3. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  5. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  6. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  7. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  8. 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
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.

The questions on this section will be basic in nature.

 

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RBI Grade B Recruitment 2017: Mock Test Details

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  • nisha nujumudeen

    I want to know the detailed syllabus of Economics for RBI officer grade b DEPR ( department of economic policy and research ) exam , 2017 for the post of RESEARCH OFFICER. It would be of great help if you could send the link of the previous year question papers on economics for phase-1 exam of DEPR WHICH is based ON MCQ in Economics. i could get the previous years question papers for phase-2 but for phase -1 in depr its not available in RBI website. kindly send me if you could get it in my mail id: nisha.nujumudeen@yahoo.com THANK YOU.

  • rajan dwivedi

    Sir,I have done my graduation from Mumbai University.My degree i.e, my final mark sheet has total more than 60% but my aggregate for the previous semesters are not 57%.The mark sheet of Mumbai university for B.Sc(IT)consists of marks of only final year,so the aggregate of previous years is not taken into consideration.Only the final year marks matters.So according to the final mark sheet am I eligible for the post of RBI Grade B officer?Pls rly asap

  • Prasad

    I have 60%+ marks in diploma and Graduation but 56% in 10th. I belongs to OBC category. Can I eligible?

  • Tashi

    Is the syllabus(GA,QA,Eng,Reasn) of first paper for Grade B Gen, DEPR and DSIM same??

    • Tashi

      I wish to know the syllabus for the phase I paper for Grade B(DEPR) which will be held on 17th of June.

    • yes

  • deepak nayak

    my graduation result will come next month… can i apply?

    • Abhi

      no

  • Somya Sathpathy

    what is the age limit for applying?

    • Manish

      30 for General

    • 30 for general along with relaxation for certain categories

      • Somya Sathpathy

        mam can you tell ssc sgl ka exam kab niklega 2017 ka?

  • Arpit Pandey

    Mujhe ye 299 vala mock test lena hai.

    • Sure go ahead and buy it. It’ll prove useful.

      • ?Väni `a mägical melody?

        Akriti ma’am r u there??

        • Yes Vani. How may I help you ?