RBI GRADE B Syllabus and Books to Read [no_toc]
RBI Grade B notification will be released shortly.RBI Grade B is a dream exam for candidates aspiring to become an officer in one of the best central banks in the world. The respect that comes attached with RBI brand name along with the perks offered makes it the primary choice for our graduates. But as it is said that with great perks comes intense competition and in order to help our you beat it we will do series of posts on tips, tricks, and recommendations for clearing the RBI Grade B exam(Phase I & II), similar to our series of tips on IBPS PO prelims.
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RBI Grade B Syllabus and Books to Read
We will start this series with RBI grade B syllabus and books. We would recommend you to go through this syllabus diligently.
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RBI Grade B Phase I syllabus
Phase I of RBI grade B will be an objective type test which would be conducted online. The exam will consist of 200 multiple choice questions with 1 mark awarded for each correct answer and 1/4th mark deducted for every incorrect answer.
There will be sectional cutoff meaning you will have to clear cutoffs for individual sections along with the total cutoff in order to clear the exam and be eligible for next round.
The duration of the paper will be 120 minutes (2 hours). There is NO sectional timing, so you can attempt questions from all the sections in any order.
Below is the section wise breakup of RBI Grade B Phase I exam:
1. RBI Grade B General Awareness Syllabus:
This section is all the difference between RBI grade B exam and other banking exams since 80 questions are asked in GA. The topics covered in GA section are
- Banking Awareness
- Business Economics
- Financial Awareness
- Current Affairs
Suggested Books for RBI GRADE B Banking Awareness:
Best Current Affairs Books for RBI Grade B Exam
2.RBI Grade B Reasoning Syllabus:
The next important section is reasoning. It will take maximum time but can have high accuracy as well. The topics covered in reasoning are:
- Blood relation
- Inference, assumption, argument and conclusions based on statements
- Coding – decoding
- Data sufficiency and Interpretation
- Analogy Test
- Seating arrangement
- Weight arrangement
- Classification (Odd Man Out) Test
- Inequality based statement-conclusions
- Input output
- Logical reasoning based on paragraph.
- Find the odd words in the group
- Direction and Distance Test
- Series Test
- Problems on symmetry and visual ability
3. English Language:
Many candidates are relieved at the fact that only 30 questions are asked in English language section of RBI grade B examination. The topics covered in this section are:
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze test(fill in the blanks)
- Sentence Formation
- Para jumbles
4. Quantitative Aptitude/Math:
There will be 30 questions asked in this section from the following topics:
- Data Interpretation
- Quadratic Equation Comparison
- Data Sufficiency
- Time Speed and Distance
RBI Grade B Phase II syllabus
Paper-I – 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.
RBI Grade B Economics and Social Issues Books:
Weekly/Monthly Magazines/Bulletins /Reports:
Paper-II -English (Writing Skills): Descriptive paper
The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic. You will have to type the answers on keyboard.
Paper-III -Finance and Management
(a) Financial System
- Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
- Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.
(b) Financial Markets
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity,etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
(c) General Topics
- Risk Management in Banking Sector
- Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
- Changing Landscape of Banking sector
- Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
- Financial Inclusion- use of technology
- Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
- Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
- 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),
- Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.
You will have to type the answers on keyboard.
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.
The questions on this section will be basic in nature.
RBI Grade B Descriptive Finance and management Books and References:
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