Detailed RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018 for Phase II

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018- Check detailed syllabus for both RBI Grade B Exam Phase II here.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018

The Reserve Bank of India will hold the RBI Grade B Phase II exam soon. The score card has been released for the Phase I exam. All aspirants who have qualified the Phase I exam can check the complete syllabus for Phase 2 exam here. Knowing the syllabus before-hand is of paramount importance. One can prepare accordingly and know exactly what and how to study for the exam. RBI Grade B syllabus contains important topics like Social and Economic issues, English Language, Management and Finance. The Phase II of RBI Grade B online examination will include both objective and subjective type questions. Apart from that, there will be an interview scheduled for a candidate clearing the phase II exam.

RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Pattern

There are three papers in RBI Grade B Phase I. Two of them are objective in nature – Social/Economic Issues and Finance & Management. And the last one is descriptive – English.

Detailed RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Phase 2

After clearing the Phase 1 exam, candidates have to appear in the Phase 2 exam. The Phase 2 RBI Grade B  Exam will include the following topics on Social and Economics issues, English writing skills, Finance and Management. The topics covered will be as follows:

Paper I – Economics and Social Issues RBI Grade B Syllabus

  • Growth & Development- Measurement of Growth of National Income and Per-capita income, poverty alleviation and employment, environmental and sustainable development.
  • Social Structure of India- Demographic Trends in India, Social Decimation, Favoring the unprivileged, Human Development, Urbanization and Migration, Demographic trend, Social movements and Political movements, Social sector in Health and Education.
  • Economic Reforms in India- Industrial and Labour policies, Monetary policies, Fiscal policies, Privatization and Economic Planning.
  • Globalization- Indian Economy opening up to globalization, EXIM policy, Balance of Payments, IMF, World Bank, etc
Suggested Study Material and Books for Paper 1 
  • Indian Economy: Uma Kapila(Series of Books)
  • Indian Economy: Mishra Puri(Latest Edition)
  • Growth and Development: Devraj Ray
  • Sociology: C.N Shankar Rao

Newspapers: Economic Times, The Hindu, Business Standard.
Magazines: Economic and Political Weekly, Southern Economist, Yojana, Business India, RBI Bulletins.
Reports: World Development Report, Economic Survey of India.

Paper II – English (Writing Skills) 

The aim of this paper is to test the writing skills and understanding of English Language.

Paper III – Finance & Management RBI Grade B Syllabus


Financial Systems: Bank Regulators and Financial Institutions.
Reserve Bank of India: Monetary Policy, Banking System of India, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB.
Financial Market: Primary and Secondary Markets, Financial Instruments, Developments.
General Topics: Risk Management in Banking Sector, Public Private Partnerships, E-governance and Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Technology in Finance, Union Budget.

Suggested Study Material & Books – Finance
  1. An Introduction to Economics- A.W Stonier & D.C Hauge.
  2. Monetary Theory and Public Policy- Kenneth Kurihara.
  3. Indian Economy- Mishra and Puri.
  4. Economic Growth and Development- Mayer and Baldwin.
  5. Public Finance- K K Andley and Sundaram.
  6. Financial Management- Prasanna Chandra.
Management RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018
  • Nature and Scope of Management, Roles and Leadership.
  • Human Resource Development: HRD, Appraisal and Development,Performance Counselling, Career Planning, training and development, Motivation and Incentives, Morale and Moral,Building Morale.
  • Communication: Communication process, Communication channels, Oral vs Written Communication, Verbal vs Non-Verbal Communication,Role of Technology in Communication.
  • Corporate Governance:  Corporate Governance and its methods and mechanism.
Suggested Study Materials and Books – Management
  • Microeconomics, Students Value Edition(8th Edition) by Robert Pindyck, Daniel Rubinfeld.
  • Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach(8th Edition) by Hal R. Varian.
  • Macroeconomics 2011 by Rudiger Dornbusch, Stanley Fisher, Richard Starz.
  • Macroeconomics by N. Gregory Mankiw (7th Edition).
  • Indian Development Report (2015) by S. Mahendra Dev.
  • International Economics (2011) by Dominick Salvatore.
  • International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics (1993) by Francisco L. Riverabatiz
  • Indian Economy since Independence (2014) by Uma Kapila.
  • Public Finance in Theory and Practice(1989) by Richard Abel Musgrave & Peggy B. Musgrave.
  • The Concise Oxford Companion to Economy of India, Edited by Kaushik Basu & Annemie Maertens.
  • Indian Economy: Performance & Policies(2015) edited by Uma Kapila.

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Phase 1

Phase I Reasoning RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018

The syllabus for reasoning will include the following topics:

  • Alphabet Test, Numerical Operations Test, Series Test, Analogy.
  • Analytic Reasoning, Direction Sense Test, Sitting Arrangements.
  • Number, Ranking and Tine Sequence, Causes and Effect.
  • Decision making, Input Output & Puzzles.
  • Odd Man Out, Coding-Decoding, Syllogisms, Classification, Blood Relations.
  • Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Assumption, Statement and Arguments, Statement and Action Courses, Passage and Conclusions, Assertion and Reasoning, Figure Series, Word Formation Series.

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RBI Grade B Phase 1 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The syllabus for quantitative aptitude will include the following topics:

  • Number System. H.C.F & L.C.M, Number Series, Numerical Problems.
  • Decimal Fraction, Square Roots and Cube Roots.
  • Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest.
  • Average and age’s Ratio and Proportion.
  • Simplification, Partnership, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion.
  • Probability, Permutation & Combination, Data Interpretation.
  • Pie-Chart, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs and Mixed Graphs.

Phase 1 English RBI Grade B Syllabus

  • Spotting Grammatical Errors.
  • Order of Sentence and Jumbled up Sentence.
  • Cloze Test.
  • Idioms and Phrases.
  • Phrase Substitution.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • One word substitution.
  • Commonly Misspelled words.
  • Comprehensions.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 General Awareness Syllabus

This section will include general awareness on banking and a some focus on computer section.

  • Banking Terms like Bank Rates, Repo Rates, Currency and Capital.
  • Indian and International Economy.
  • Ministers and Ministries.
  • World Bank, IMF, UN, ADB, Finance and Shares.
  • Books and their Authors.
  • GDP, Fiscal and Monetary Policies.
  • Budgets.
  • Marketing.
  • Sports(National and International).
  • Agriculture.
  • Government Welfare Scheme.
  • Candidates must also be aware of Computer basics, Software and Hardware, MS Office, Operating System, History of Computer, Internet and Networking.

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