RBI officer recruitment Exam syllabus and Pattern

This article will help those candidates who are planning to prepare for RBI officer recruitment Exam. This article gives you complete information about the Exam syllabus and Pattern for RBI Grade B exam.

Exam pattern and Syllabus for RBI Grade B officer recruitment

Detailed information about exam pattern and exam syllabus for RBI officer recruitment is given below. RBI officer recruitment exam pattern consists of Phase 1 and Phase 2.

RBI Grade B Officers Exam Phase I

Phase 1 consists of objective type questions, which will be conducted on August 17/24/25, 2013. However the candidates needs to appear on only one date which will be informed through admission letter. There will be 4 tests in Phase 1 examination, which includes the following

* General awareness test

* English language test

* Quantitative aptitude test

* Reasoning test

Maximum marks for Objective type test is 200. Each test contains 50 marks each. Candidate has to score minimum marks in each test to get selection for Phase 2 exam.

RBI Grade B Officer exam Phase II

Phase 2 consists of Descriptive type test. Candidates who attain minimum marks in each test of Phase 1 will be selected for to write Phase 2 exam. There will be 3 papers included in Phase 2, which will be in descriptive form.

Paper 1: English

Paper 1 consists of descriptive type questions relating to English language, which includes Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business or Office Correspondence.

Paper II: Economic and Social Issues

Paper II consists of questions relating to Economic and social issues which includes the following

a) Growth and Development:

Measurement of growth
National Income and per capita income
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
Sustainable Development and Environmental issues

b) Economic Reforms in India:

Industrial and Labor Policy
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Role of Economic Planning

c) 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

d) Social Structure in India:

Multiculturalism and Demographic Trends
Urbanization and Migration
Gender Issues

e) Social Justice:

Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged
Social Movements - Indian Political System
Human Development
Social Sectors in India
Health and Education

Paper III: Finance and Management

Paper III consists of questions relating to Finance and management


The Union Budget
Direct and Indirect taxes
Non-tax sources of revenue
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
Exchange Rate Management
Exchange Risk Management
Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development
Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions
Disinvestments in Public Sector Units


a) Management:

Its nature and scope
The Management Processes
Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling
The Role of a Manager in an Organization.

b) Leadership:

The Tasks of a Leader
Leadership Styles
Leadership Theories
A successful Leader versus an effective Leader

c) Human Resource Development:

Concept of HRD
Goals of HRD

d) Performance Appraisal:

Potential appraisal and development
Feedback and Performance Counseling
Career Planning
Training and Development
Rewards and Employee Welfare

e) Motivation:

Morale and Incentives
Theories of Motivation
How Managers Motivate
Concept of Morale
Factors determining morale
Role of Incentives in Building up Morale

f) 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

g) Corporate Governance:

Factors affecting Corporate Governance
Mechanisms of Corporate Governance

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