RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019

RBI Grade B Syllabus

Reserve Bank of India conducts the Recruitment for RBI Grade B every year for different posts. As candidates have already started their preparation for the exam, for more details they can check the RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019 in this article for more reference while preparing, as it is the toughest exam comparative from other Bank Exams.

  • The RBI Grade B Application Form has been released, candidates can fill the form from 21st September to 11th October 2019.
  • The age-limit would be in between 21-30 years.
  • As per the rules, there are only 6 attempts for general category and unlimited attempts for the SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
  • The RBI Grade B Vacancy will be announced soon on the official website of RBI.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019 Highlights

Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Services Board
Official Website www.rbi.org.in
Exam Mode Online
Number of Stages 3 Stages- Prelims, Mains & Interview
Exam Language English and Hindi
Phase I Syllabus
General Awareness Economic News, Static Awareness, Current Affairs ( of last six months)
English Language Error, Spotting, Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Jumble Words, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage, Algebra, DI, Mensuration, etc.
Reasoning Ability Puzzles, Blood Relations, Direction & Distance, etc.
Phase II Syllabus
Economic & Social Issues Growth Development, Globalization, etc.
Finance Union Budget, Inflation, Risk Management, etc.
English (Descriptive) Test Writing Skills
Management Communication, Role of Manager, Corporate Governance, etc.

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019 for Phase 1 (Prelims- Objective)

As per the Reserve Bank of India, the exam of Phase 1 (Prelims) must have 4 sections which are-

  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language

Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for all the prelims subject below-

English Language Numerical Aptitude Reasoning Ability General Awareness
1. Reading Comprehension

2.Sentence Completion

3.Sentence Correction 4. Double Fillers

5.Phrase/Word Replacement

6.Spotting Errors

1.Data Interpretation

2.Simple Interest/Compound Interest

3.Mixtures/ Allegation


5.Quadratic Equation

6.Time and Work

7.Profit, Loss, and Discount


9.Mensuration and Time

10. Speed and Distance

1.Puzzle & Seating Arrangement


3.Logical Reasoning

4.Data sufficiency



7.Syllogism 8.Miscellaneous Questions

Candidates have to prepare the Current Affairs of the last six months and have to be aware of all latest news and updates

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019 for Phase 2 (Mains- Objective & Subjective)

There are 3 different question papers would be there- (Phase I, Phase II & Phase III).

  • Paper I (Objective)- Economical and Social Issues.
  • Paper-II (Descriptive Test)- English Writing Skills
  • Paper III (Objective)- Finance and Management or Economics or Statistics (Optional among these)

Paper-I – Economics and Social Issues RBI Grade B Syllabus

In below table candidates can check the detailed information about the Paper 1 of Mains Section-

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
World Bank


  • Indian Economy: Uma Kapila (Series of Books)
  • Indian Economy: Mishra Puri (Latest Edition)
  • Growth and Development: Devraj Ray
  • Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao

Weekly/ Monthly/ Reports: Magazines/ Bulletins-

  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Southern Economist
  • Yojana
  • Business India
  • RBI Bulletins

News Papers-

  • Economic Times
  • Hindu
  • Business Standard


  • 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 the English Language.

Paper-III –

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Finance & Management

Here, candidates can check the topics which are mainly come for Paper 3 of the Mains Exam-

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.
Financial Markets
  • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
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, the 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.
  • An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and D C Hauge
  • Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
  • Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
  • Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
  • Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin
  • Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
  • Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram
  • Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra
Syllabus for Management
  • 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.

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