Main topics to cover in RBI Grade B Exam

RBI Grade B Exam comprises two phases i.e. Phase I and Phase II. Candidates clearing both the phases are called for final selection round i.e. an interview. RBI Grade B exam pattern outlines details such as the number of questions, mode of examination, total marks, number of section and marking scheme etc.

  • In Phase I, the questions are set from four subject areas namely General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.
  • In Phase II questions will be asked from different subjects-Economic and Social Issues, English Language, Finance and Management/ Economics/ Statistics.
  • In Phase III, Candidates qualifying Phase I and Phase II will have to face interview round carrying 50 marks.
  • Duration will vary for both the exams. Negative marking is applicable for both the papers.

RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Pattern

Name of the Test (Objective) Duration
General Awareness 2 Hours
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Total Marks 200

General Awareness

This topic is very vast and you should consider the current affairs, Banking Awareness, Finance and the economy as the important topics to study.

Important Topics

  • Monthly Current Affairs since January 2018 - National + International News, Sports News, Awards, Summits Conferences, Schemes, Agreement Deals, etc
  • Static GK-arks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc.
  • Economy and Finance-Banking Terminology, Recent RBI News like-Monetary policies, Important guidelines, Financial Economics News, Economics terms, etc.
  • Economic Survey
  • Union Budget
  • Payment and Settlement Systems
  • Government Schemes

Reasoning Ability

These topics are vast and need a lot of practice in the form of mock tests. It lets you understand weaker areas which can be focused more.

Important Topics

  • Syllogism
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation
  • Analogy
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Input Output
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency

English Language

For any competitive exam a language test is to check the candidates hold over the language. Reading Comprehension, Error spotting, Para jumbles, Sentence Improvement and grammar are the important topics to cover.

Important Topics

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Parajumbles

Quantitative Aptitude

A lot of tricky questions appear in this topic and hence you should solve as many previous year papers as you can which should cover topics such as Data Interpretation, Number Series, Approximation, Quadratic Equation and other miscellaneous questions.

Important Topics

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation

Important topics for Phase II

Economic and Social Issues

  • Growth and Development
  • Economic reforms in India
  • Globalization
  • Social structure in India


  • Financial System
  • Financial Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Development in Sector
  • Inflation


  • Role of a manager
  • Human Resource Development
  • Motivation, Morale and incentives
  • Communication
  • Corporate Governance

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