Scheme of the Examination for RBI Officer Grade B (General)
The Examination will be conducted in Three Phase.
Phase – IFirst stage online Examination (Objective Type)
Phase – IISecond stage online Examination (Objective Type & Descriptive)
Phase – IIIInterview
Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.
RBI Officer Grade B (General) First Stage Online Exam Pattern
SubjectsTotal MarksTime
General Awareness200 Marks120 Minutes (Total)
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted
for Phase-II of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.

RBI Officer Grade B (General) Second Stage Online Exam Pattern
SubjectsType of PaperMarksTime
Paper-I :
Economic and Social Issues
Objective Type100 Marks90 Minutes
Paper II:
English (Writing Skills)
Descriptive, to be typed with the
help of the keyboard
100 Marks90 Minutes
Finance and Management
Objective type100 Marks90 Minutes
All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.


Syllabus For RBI Officer Grade B (General) First & Second stage Online Examination
Quantitative Aptitude
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
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
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.

Financial Markets

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

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, Disinvestments
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

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. 
Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must have a 10th, 12th, Bachelor degree, Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks.