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. [no_toc]
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 Exam||June 17th, 2017|
|Date of Phase II Exam of RBI Grade B Exam||July 7th, 2017|
|Online Commencement of Registrations||May 3rd, 2017|
RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Scheme of Test
|Stage I||Phase I Exam (Objective)|
|Stage II||Phase II Exam (Objective and Descriptive). Phase II consists of 3 papers|
|Stage III||Personal Interview|
RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Phase I (2 hours, 120 Marks)
RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Phase II (1.5 Hours per exam, 300 Marks)
|English (Writing Skills)||100|
|Economic and Social Issues||100|
|Finance and Management||100|
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.
|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|
|Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Paraphrase rearrangement, Errors, Parajumbles.|
|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.|
|Syllogism, Seating Arrangement – (Circular) (Inward Outward), Blood Relations, Linear Arrangement, Puzzle, Input Output, Logical / Analytical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Inequality, Coding Decoding.|
|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.|
|(i) Financial System:
(ii) Financial Markets
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity,etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
(iii) Miscellaneous Topics
|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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