RBI Grade B Syllabus is notified by the Reserve Bank of India in their official notification that is released on their official website. The first and foremost element of RBI Grade B preparation is the thorough knowledge of RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus. Hence, it is imperative that students are well informed about it.
In this article, we have provided a detailed list of topics along with the booklist for the convenience of the aspirants. RBI Grade B Exam 2020 will be conducted in three phases:
The first and foremost element of RBI Grade B preparation is the thorough knowledge of RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus. Hence, it is imperative that students are well informed about the RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020. We’ve here provided a detailed list of topics along with the booklist for the convenience of the aspirants.
RBI Grade B Prelims consists of 200 questions carrying 200 marks spread across four sections viz Maths, Logical Reasoning, English and General Awareness. A composite time of 120 minutes or 2 hours is allocated for Prelims wherein candidates can traverse across the section to complete the exam within the stipulated time.
Candidates will have to qualify sectional cutoff as well as an overall cutoff to qualify for the Phase II or the RBI Grade B Mains. RBI Grade B Prelims is qualifying in nature which means the score of Prelims will NOT add up in final merit.
The syllabus for each of the section is given below:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Ratio & Proportion, Mensuration, Percentage, Average, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Permutation and Combination, Mixture and Alligation, Data Interpretation, Probability, Stocks and Shares, Simplification and Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Number Series, Upstream and Downstream, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest|
|Logical Reasoning||Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Inequalities, Direction Test, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Reasoning, Analogy Coding-Decoding, Ranking, Alphanumeric series|
|English||Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs, Indian Financial Systems, Indian Banking Systems, Monetary Plans, National Institutions, Banking Terms|
You can refer to the following books for the preparation of RBI Grade B 2020 Prelims:
|Logical Reasoning||Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey|
|English Language||Word Power Made Simple by Norman Lewis Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT written by Arun Sharma Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations written by R.S. Agarwal|
|General Awareness||Banking Awareness by Arihant Experts Banking Awareness for SBI and IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/RBI Exams/RRB by Disha Experts|
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RBI Grade B Phase II (Mains) is held at a gap of 15 days from Prelims. Hence, it is advised that candidates prepare for both prelims and mains simultaneously. There are three sections for RBI Grade B (Mains) viz Economic & Social Issues, English (Writing Skills), and Finance & Management. While ESI and FM are objective papers, candidates are required to type the answers for English as it is done to assess the writing skills of the candidates. Each section is of 100 marks each and the time allocated is 90 minutes for each section.
RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020 for Phase II (Mains) is mentioned below:
RBI Grade B Syllabus For Economic & Social Issues (ESI)
|Growth and Development||Economic Reforms in India|
|Social Structure in India||Corporate Governance|
|Development in the Financial Sector||Export-Import Policy|
|Illiteracy||Balance of Payments|
|Rise in Inequality||Rigid Labour Law|
|Human Resource Development||Inflation|
|Regionalism and Language Conflicts||Poor Education Standards|
|Globalisations||Social Structure in India|
|Employment Generation in India||Sustainable Development|
|Monetary and Fiscal Policy||Social Sectors in India|
|Benefits of International Trade||Direct and Indirect Taxes|
|Insurance and Capital Marketing||Government debt|
RBI Grade B Syllabus For Finance & Management (FM)
|Union Budget||Regulation of Banks|
|Risk Management in Banking Sector||Technology in Finance|
|Corporate Governance||Human Resource Development|
|Motivation and Incentives||Regulators of banks and financial institutions|
|Development in the Financial Sector||Financial sector Regulations|
|Monetary Policy||Union Budget|
|Inflation||The Managing Process|
|Career Planning||Role of Incentives|
|Role of Information Technology||Communication Channels|
|Leadership||Nature and Scope of Management|
For RBI Grade B Phase II (Mains), the suggested booklist is offered by RBI itself. Following are the books that you must refer to while preparing for Mains:
|Economic & Social Issues||Indian Economy: Uma Kapila (Series of Books) Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition) Growth And Development: Devraj Ray Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao||Magazines: Economic and Political Weekly, Southern Economist, Yojana, Business India, RBI Bulletins Newspapers: Economic Times, The Hindu, Business Standard Reports: World Development Report, Economic Survey of India|
|Finance & Management||An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and DC Hauge Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin||Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra|
|English Writing Skills||Hindu Editorials PIB News Summary||Economic Survey & Budget|
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