RBI Grade B 2023 – Syllabus & Exam Pattern | Download Syllabus PDF

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2023: Reserve Bank of India will conduct the Grade B exam annually. RBI has released the recruitment notification for RBI Grade B Officer posts 2023. In the upcoming days, candidates can prepare for the exams using the syllabus given below. The detailed notification PDF for RBI Grade B 2023 exam is released on 9th May 2023. Candidates preparing for the exam must have a clear idea about the RBI Grade B Syllabus to start the preparation. The 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 2023.

Selection Procedure:

The 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 2023:

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, the next section will be opened and 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 to the below exam pattern and start preparing for the RBI Grade B prelims exam 2023.

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 2023:

The exam pattern for RBI Grade B Mains consists of 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 2023. Aspirants can also check the exam dates on 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) (Writing Skills)10090 minutes
Paper-IIIGeneral  Finance and Management100120 minutes


  • The test will be 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 the total marks.
  • Unanswered questions will not carry any negative marks.
  • There will be a sectional as well as an 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 75 Marks. Candidate can choose their interview language either Hindi or English.

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

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2023 (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.

Indian Economy – Economic History of India – Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991 – Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget – Indian Money and Financial Markets: Linkages with the economy – Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process – Public Finance – Political Economy – Industrial Developments in India- Indian Agriculture – Services sector in India.

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

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. Structure and Functions of Financial Institutions
  2. Functions of Reserve Bank of India
  3. Banking System in India – Structure and Developments, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, NaBFID etc.
  4. Recent Developments in Global Financial System and its impact on Indian Financial System
  5. Role of Information Technology in Banking and Finance
  6. Non-Banking System
  7. Developments in Digital Payments

(b) Financial Markets

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

(c) General Topics

  1. Financial Risk Management
  2. Basics of Derivatives
  3. Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments
  4. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  5. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  6. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector
  7. The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends.
  8. Basics of Accounting and Financial Statements – Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, Cash Flow Statements, Ratio Analysis (such as Debt to Equity, Debtor Days, Creditor Days, Inventory Turnover, Return on Assets, Return on Equity, etc.)
  9. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI -components and trends.
(II) Management:

Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour: Introduction to management; Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to management; Management functions and Managerial roles; Nudge theory.

Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership; Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions. Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window; Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Management of Conflict; Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change; Organizational Development (OD): Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model).

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.

How to Download RBI Grade B Syllabus 2023:

  1. Visit the RBI website www.rbi.org.in
  2. Click Opportunities@RBI ->Vacancies-> Recruitment Notification.
  3. Check the Syllabus and exam pattern in the notification PDF
  4. Download and take a printout of the syllabus pdf for future reference.
  5. Click the direct link given here to easily download the syllabus.

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