RBI Grade B 2022 – Syllabus & Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022: Reserve Bank of India will conduct the Grade B exam annually. RBI has released the recruitment notification for RBI Grade B Officer post 2022. In the upcoming days, the detailed notification PDF will be released. Candidates preparing for the exam must have a clear idea about the RBI Grade B Syllabus to start the preparation. RBI Grade B exam will be conducted in three stages  Prelims, Mains and Interview. Here we posted the detailed RBI Grade B Syllabus and Exam Pattern for prelims and mains exam 2022.

Selection Procedure:

RBI Grade B selection process involves three steps as follows.

  • Online Preliminary Exam
  • Online Main Exam
  • Personal Interview

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Prelims 2022:

The Exam pattern for prelims consists of 4 parts namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Reasoning Ability. Once the sectional timing is completed the particular section will close and eventually next section will be opened, your answers in that section will be saved. For each correct answer one mark is awarded and for each wrong answer 0.25 get reduced. Candidates can refer the below exam pattern and start preparing for the RBI Grade B prelims exam 2022.

S. No.TopicNo of QnsMax MarksDuration
1General Awareness808025 minutes
2English Language303025 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
4Reasoning606045 minutes
Total200200120 minutes

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Mains 2022:

The exam pattern for RBI Grade B Mains consists for 3 sections namely Economic and Social Issues, English (Descriptive) and Finance and Management. Candidates who qualified in prelims can refer the below exam pattern and start preparing for the RBI Grade B Mains exam 2022. Aspirants can also check the exam dates in our website. We will provide the exam dates immediately when announced by Reserve Bank of India.

PaperName of PaperMax MarksDuration
Paper-IEconomic and Social Issues10090 minutes
Paper-IIEnglish (Descriptive)10090 minutes
Paper-IIIFinance and Management10090 minutes


  • The test will be of bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • All questions will be of objective type with five options.
  • For each wrong answer there will be 0.25 marks detected from total marks.
  • Unanswered questions will not carry any negative marks.
  • There will be sectional as well as overall cut off.

RBI Personal Interview:

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview based on the marks obtained in the main exam. The interview carries 50 Marks. Candidate can choose the language for interview either in Hindi or English.

Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020 (General):

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Single/ Double Fillers
  • Close Test
  • Word/ Phrase Replacement
  • Column Based/ Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Para Jumbles
  • Miscellaneous

Reasoning Ability

  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Alphabet Test
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzle
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Machine I/O
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous

Quantitative / Numerical Aptitude

  • Approximation/ Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations/ Inequality (Data 1, Data 2)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems (Average, Mixture and Allegation, CP and SP, Profit and Loss, Partnership etc.)

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs of past 6 months
  • Banking Awareness (Past 6 months)
  • Static Awareness
  • Economic Survey 2018-19
  • Union Budget 2019
  • Census 2011
  • SECC 2011

Paper-I – 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 – Privatization – 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 – Urbanization and Migration – Gender Issues – 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-II – English (Writing Skills):

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper-III – Finance and Management:

(I) Finance

(a) Financial System

  1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.

(b) Financial Markets

Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

(c) General Topics

  1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
  2. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  3. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Dis-investments
  5. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  6. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  7. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  8. 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),
  9. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI -components and trends.
(II) 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; Styles of Leadership; 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.

The questions on this section will be basic in nature.

Important Links of RBI Grade B Syllabus:

RBI Recruitment 2020Click here
RBI Grade B 2020 NotificationClick here
RBI Official Websitewww.rbi.org.in

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