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RBI Grade B 2018: Detailed Exam Syllabus for RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II

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The most awaited RBI Grade B 2018 Exam notification is out. Today, we bring to you detailed exam syllabus for RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II Exam. This post is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government exams.

RBI-grade-b-syllabus 2018RBI Grade B Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problems on Ages
  • Partnerships
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages, Mixtures & Alligation
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Work & Time
  • Time, Speed & Distance

RBI Grade B Syllabus: Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogisms
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Order Alphabet Test
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Data Sufficiency

RBI Grade B Syllabus: English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Antonyms Synonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One-Word Substitution

RBI Grade B Syllabus: General Awareness

RBI Grade B Detailed Exam Syllabus – Phase II

RBI Grade B Syllabus: 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 Reformsin 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
  • IMFand World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation
  • Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic Trends
  • Urbanization 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

RBI-Grade-B-2018-Reference-BooksRBI Grade B Syllabus: Finance and Management

Financial System

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

Financial Markets

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

General Topics

  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  • Changing Landscape of Banking Sector
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector
  • 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)
  • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends


  • 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 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.

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