RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021: Reserve Bank of India has released the RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 pdf for the aspirants appearing in the online exam. The RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 of Phase-I and II exam has been framed by RBI. The syllabus covers all the important topics from subjects – General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Economic and Social Issues and finance and Management. Along with the syllabus, the exam pattern and list of recommended books has been mentioned in this article.
Candidates should prepare according to the RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 to score good in the exam. Helped by the syllabus of RBI Officer Grade B, candidates can get fair idea on various topics to be covered under section of the objective and subjective paper. The qualifying aspirants of the online exams – Phase-I and II will be called for the Interview for appointment to the post of Officers Grade B in RBI.
RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 – Phase I
RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 for Phase I exam has Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language sections. A total of 200 questions will be given for 200 marks. Candidates should complete the exam within 2 hours. Each question carries 1 marks equally and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer marked by a candidate in the RBI Grade B prelims exam.
Below table shows the complete syllabus of RBI Grade B exam 2021 for Phase I:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language||General Awareness|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension||Current Affairs|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test||Indian Financial Systems|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures & Allegations||Para jumbles||Indian Banking Systems|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds & Indices||Miscellaneous||Monetary Plans|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks||National Institutions|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting||Banking Terms|
|Puzzle||Mensuration, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
RBI Grade B Exam Patter 2021 – Phase I
|RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase-I)|
|General Awareness||80||80||120 minutes.|
Highlights in RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Pattern:
- The exam will comprise of objective type questions from Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness sections.
- The candidates need to answer all the questions using the mouse since the use of the keyboard is restricted.
- For every question, 1 mark will be allotted and for every wrong response ¼ of the marks will get deducted.
- There will be a total of 200 questions carrying 1 mark each which means the total marks allotted in the exam will be 200 marks.
- The candidates will get 120 minutes or 2 hours to solve all the questions.
- There will be 4 sections in the examination and the candidates can start from any section.
RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 – Phase II
RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 for Phase II/Mains exam has Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management sections. The candidates who qualify in Phase I of the examination will appear in the phase-II RBI Grade B exam. The syllabus of RBI Officer Grade B phase II/Mains exam has been illustrated below:
|Economic & Social Issues|
RBI Grade B Exam Patter 2021 – Phase II
|RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase – II)|
|Name of the Paper||Type of the Paper||Time in minutes||Marks|
|Paper I Economic & Social Issues||Objective Type||90||100|
|Paper-II English (Writing Skills)||Descriptive Type||90||100|
|Paper III Finance & Management||Objective Type||90||100|
Highlights in RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Pattern:
The candidates who qualify in the Phase I examination will take the Phase II examination.
- This phase will have both descriptive and objective questions. The candidates will have to write the answer using the keyboard for the descriptive paper. The English Paper will be descriptive in nature.
- This phase will consist of three papers out of which two will be compulsory and one will be optional.
- The compulsory papers are Paper 1 – English Language and Paper 2 – Economic and Social Issues.
- The optional paper will be Paper 3 which will have one paper i.e Finance and Management.
- There will be a total of 3 sections in the examination of 100 marks each. The candidates will get 270 minutes or 4 hours 30 minutes to solve all the questions.
- There is no negative marking in RBI Grade B Phase II exam 2021.
RBI Grade B Officer Interview
The candidates will be called for a personal interview on the basis of their result in Phase II of the examination. The Interview will be conducted by RBI officers for 50 marks. The RBI will decide the minimum marks required for the eligibility of candidates for the Interview Test.
Based on the Phase II result and the Interview, the final merit list will be drawn and the appointment will be made accordingly.
Recommended Books for RBI Grade B Preparation
Aspirants can refer recommended RBI Grade B books to prepare well and crack the exam. It’s also advised to give RBI Grade B online mock test to know the difficulty level of questions. Make sure to have a perfect study plan and start preparing for RBI grade B exam 2021.
|Subjects||Name of the book||Author Name|
|Economic and Social Issues||Indian Economy||Uma Kapila|
|Indian Economy||Mishra Puri|
|Growth and Development||Devraj Ray|
|Sociology||C.N. Shankar Rao|
|English||Descriptive General English||S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma|
|Finance & Management||Monetary Theory and Public Policy||Kenneth Kurihara|
|Economic Growth and Development||Mayer and Baldwin|
|Financial Management||Prasanna Chandra|
|Statistics||An Introduction to Numerical Analysis||Atkinson|
|Sampling Techniques||Cochran, William G|
|Fundamental of Applied Statistics||Gupta, SC, VK Kapoor|
|English||Objective English||Edgar Thorpe|
|Objective General English||R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Reasoning||Test of Reasoning||Edgar Thorpe|
|A modern approach to verbal & non-verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|How to prepare for Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
|Analytical Reasoning||M.K. Pandey|
RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam Pattern – FAQ
What is the Syllabus for RBI Grade B Prelims exam?
RBI Grade B Syllabus for Prelims/Phase I exam has Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language sections for 200 marks. It has 200 objective type questions, where test takers need to complete this online test in 2 hours.
Is there negative marks in RBI Grade B Phase I exam?
There is negative marks in RBI Grade B Phase I exam. According to official exam pattern released by the Reserve Bank of India for Grade B exam, each question carries 1 marks equally and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
What is the RBI Grade B syllabus for the Phase II exam?
RBI Grade B syllabus 2021 for Phase II exam has wide range of topics such as Economic and Social Issues, English, and Finance and Management subjects.
Is there sectional cut off in RBI Grade B exam 2021?
No, Reserve Bank of India has removed sectional cut off, so only overall cut off marks will be consider to select the candidates.
Are RBI Grade B phase I marks consider for the final selection?
No, the marks scored in RBI Grade B phase I will not be considered for the final selection.