RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus 2015 Revised Exam Pattern

Reserve Bank of India RBI has issued Notification For the Recruitment of Officers in Grade, B. Now RBI is going to conduct a written Online Exam Phase 1 for this Post in the month of November. Candidates who are going to appear in this exam & want to know the Latest & Revised Syllabus & Exam pattern can check here, Check here RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus 2015 Revised Exam Pattern, Question paper of Phase-I & II Exam Paper 1st, 2nd.

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RBI Officer Grade B Syllabus 2015

Reserve Bank Of India is going to conduct an Online exam for the Post of 134 Officers Grade-B in the month of November.

Candidates who had applied for this post & want to crack this exam MUST know the Latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern Officer grade B. As these days competition is very high so candidates have to update regarding the syllabus & Exam pattern to crack the Exam. As syllabus is a guidance tool for Exams.

Reserve Bank of India has changed Exam Pattern for recruitment of Officer Grade B for Recruitment Year 2015. Check What Changes has RBI made, which are given below:

Changes in Officers Gr. B Exam Pattern:

It has been decided by the Reserve Bank of India to introduce a new scheme for the selection of officers in Grade-‘B’ (DR), from recruitment year 2015.

  • Under the new scheme of selection the examination will be computer based (Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern)
  • Consists of two phases, viz., Phase-I and Phase-II, followed by Interview.
  • Phase-I examination will continue as per existing Phase-I examination for Grade-‘B’ (DR).
  • Phase-II examination will consist of three papers of which two will be compulsory papers and one optional paper.
  • The compulsory papers are Paper-I on ‘English’ and Paper-II on ‘Economic and Social Issues’. The optional Paper- Paper-III will have options of subjects, viz., ‘Finance & Management’ or ‘Economics’ or ‘Statistics’.
  • In Phase-II the paper on ‘English’ will be descriptive type and computer based, i.e. to be typed on computer screen with the help of the keyboard.
  • Prospective candidates are advised that Phase-II of the examination will be conducted within two to three weeks of Phase-I of the examination.

RBI Conducts this exam in two Phases. Exam Pattern & Exam Syllabus Phase-I & II of RBI Officer Grade-B  exam is given below:

Exam Pattern:


  • It is an Online Objective Type Exam of 200 marks.
  • The Paper consists tests of (i) General Awareness (ii) English Language (iii) Quantitative Aptitude and (iv) Reasoning
  • Composite time of 120 minutes.


Candidates who are qualified in Phase-I exam will be Appeared in Phase-II exam.

  • In Phase-II examination there are three papers comprising of 300 Marks.

(i) Paper I – English(100 marks)

(ii) Paper II – Economic and Social Issues(100 marks) and

(iii)Paper III – Finance and Management(100 marks).

  • Each of these papers is of 1 hour 30 Minute Time duration.

Phase-I (except the test of English) and Papers II and III of Phase-II will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

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Exam Syllabus:

P H A S E 1:

English: It will be test of English comprehension. questions will be asked from antonyms, synonyms, grammar, one word substitution, idioms & phrases etc.

General Knowledge: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline. This is topic is huge so applicants are advised to go through Newspaper daily and read good GK books and other notes.

Quantitative Aptitude:- Algebra Basic algebra, Linear equation, quadratic equation, factors & simplification, polynomials, Arithmetic Simple & compound interest, installments, taxation, shares & dividends, Ratio & proportion, percentage, time, distance & work, profit & loss, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Pipes & Cisterns, Mensuration etc.

Reasoning:- Questions will be asked from analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning.

P H A S E 2:

(i) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

(ii) Paper II – 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 – Privatisation – 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 – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

(iii) Paper III – Finance and Management:

Finance: The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of revenue; Outlays; New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms; Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market; Stock Exchanges and their Regulation; Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation; Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market; Growth and Operation of the Money Market; The Foreign Exchange Market; From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management; Exchange Risk Management; Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development; Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions; Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.

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 Counseling – 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.

Important Books To Prepare: Here are some most recommended books which are advised by most of the authors to prepare smartly with appropriate time table and step by step preparation for the written exam. These books not only helpful in preparing for the exam but also gives important tips and tricks to crack exam.

  • RBI Grade-B Officers Online Exam Phase-1 Objective Type Practice Work Book Including
  • Model Solved Papers of: 25.08.2013, 18.12.2011, 06.02.2011, 11.10.2009, 2008, 2007, & 17.11.2002
  • RBI Grade B Officers Exam Guide
  • Kiran’s RBI Grade – B Officers Phase – I Online Exam Solved Papers
  • Kiran’s RBI Grade-B Officer’s Phase-I Objective Type Practice Work Book
  • Reserve Bank of India Grade ‘B’ Examination

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Updated: October 13, 2017 — 5:26 pm

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