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RBI Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the RBI Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern for the post of Assistant along with official notification of RBI Recruitment 2022. There are four major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the syllabus & new exam pattern for the respective post they are going to appear in the RBI Grade B Officers exam 2022 and know about the weightage of each topic. All the candidates who are planning to appear for RBI Assistant 2022 Recruitment exam are now looking for the RBI Assistant Selection Process, Exam Pattern and Syllabus as decided by the Reserve Bank of India. Go through the article below for a detailed exam pattern and syllabus.



RBI Officers Selection Process

The selection procedure for RBI Officers2022 will be conducted in three phases as mentioned below. The candidates who want to grab the job opportunity of Assistant in the banking sector have to qualify in each stage of the selection procedure.
  • Phase 1 (Objective)
  • Phase 2 (Descriptive)
  • Phase 3 (Interview)


RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern
  1. Prelims exam of RBI Grade B Officer 2022 is an online mode of examination having 4 sections in total.
  2. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of the Preliminary exam is 120 minutes.
  3. A separate time will be allotted for each test and further details will be provided with an information handout which is to be released with admit card.
  4. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate.
  5. There will be a negative marking of ¼th mark for each incorrect answer.

S No.

Section Asked

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

General Awareness

80

80

25 minutes

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

25 minutes

3.

English Language

30

30

25 minutes

4.

Reasoning

60

60

45 minutes

Total

200

200

120 minutes


Note- The above RBI Grade B Prelims Pattern is as per the last year's Information Handout.


RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus for DR (General)

The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2022 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed RBI Grade B Prelims syllabus:

Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
Quantitative Ability
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures &Alligations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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


RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern for DR (General)
  1. RBI Grade B Mains exam has total marks of 300.
  2. The mains (Phase-II) examination for RBI Grade B Officers in Gr B (DR)- General is consist of 3 papers (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III).
  3. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts.
  4. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift.
  5. The Phase-II online Examination will be conducted only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase-I and based on the cut-off decided by the Board.
  6. The Phase-II examination will be in shifts. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts.

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern for DR (General)

SNo.

Sections / Subjects

Paper Type

Maximum Marks

Duration (minutes)

1.

Paper I: Economics and Social Issues

50% Objective Type, 
50% Descriptive (to be typed with the help of the keyboard)

50
50

Total-100

30
90

Total-120

2.

Paper II: English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive (3 questions)

100

90 minutes

3.

Paper III: Finance and Management

50% Objective Type
50% Descriptive

50
50

Total-100

30
90

Total-120


For both Paper I and III, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). In the case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each). In case, the candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, the first 4 shall be evaluated.


RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DR (General)

The Mains Examination of RBI Grade B exam 2022 will constitute 3 sections: Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Paper 1- Economic & Social Issues

1. Growth and Development
  • Measurement of growth- National Income and per capita income
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental issues
2. 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
3. Globalization
  • Opening up of the Indian Economy
  • Balance of Payments
  • Export-Import Policy
  • International Economic Institutions
  • IMF and World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation
  • International Economic Issues
4. Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic Trends
  • Urbanisation and Migration
  • Gender Issues
  • Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political System
  • Human Development
  • Social Sectors in India
  • Health and Education


Paper 2- English
  • To analyse the writing skills of the candidates including expression and understanding of the topic

Paper 3 (a) Finance

1. Financial System
  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy
  • Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector.
  • Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response
2. Financial Markets
  • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
3. General Topics
  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  • The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends
  • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies.
  • FinTech


Paper 3 (b)- Management

1. Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to management
  • Evolution of management thought
  • Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations
  • Systems approach to management
  • Management functions and Managerial roles
  • Nudge theory
  • Meaning & concept of organizational behaviour
  • Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality
  • Concept of reinforcement
  • Perception: concept, perceptual errors
  • Motivation: Concept, importance
  • Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, McCllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two-factor theory)
  • Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vrooms expectancy 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).
2. Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance
  • Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in the business
  • Theories of ethics: Utilitarianism: weighing social cost and benefits, rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights, justice and caring
  • An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory, relativism theory
  • Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc
  • Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc.
  • Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
  • 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


RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 for DEPR
  1. The selection of the candidates for RBI Grade B (DR)- DEPR will be done through Online/ Written Examination and Interview.
  2. There are 3 papers for the Examination. Paper I Objective Type (on Economics) and Paper II & III will be descriptive type.
  3. Candidates scoring minimum aggregate marks in Paper I, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Paper-II/ Paper III of the examination based on the marks obtained in Paper-I.
  4. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in Paper I, II & III and interview. The interview round shall be of 75 marks.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 for DEPR

Phase

Paper

Duration

Marks

Phase I (Objective)

Paper-I Economics

120 minutes

100

Phase II (Descriptive)

Paper-II Economics

180 minutes

100

Paper-III English

90 minutes

100

Total

 

300



RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DEPR

The syllabus for RBI Grade B (DR) DEPR is designed as per the job profile which includes primarily undertaking economic analysis and research and contributing to policy formulation, apart from a compilation of data relating to select sectors.

Paper I: Economics Related
  • based on Master’s Degree examination in Economics
Paper-II: Economics Related
  • based on Master’s Degree examination in Economics
Paper III: English
  • The English paper will be framed to assess the candidates’ writing skills, expression, and understanding of the topic


RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern for DSIM
  1. The selection of the candidates for RBI Grade B (DR)- DSIM will be done through Online/ Written Examination and Interview.
  2. There are 3 papers for the Examination. Paper I Objective Type (on Statistics) and Paper II & III will be descriptive type.
  3. Candidates scoring minimum aggregate marks in Paper I, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Paper-II/ Paper III of the examination based on the marks obtained in Paper-I.
  4. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in Paper I, II & III and interview. The interview round shall be of 75 marks.

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern for DSIM

Phase

Paper

Duration

Marks

Phase I (Objective)

Paper-I Statistics

120 minutes

100

Phase II (Descriptive)

Paper-II Statistics

180 minutes

100

Paper-III English

90 minutes

100

Total

 

300




RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DSIM

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DR- DSIM has been discussed below for Paper 1, 2, and 3 as mentioned by RBI.

Paper I: Statistics (Objective)

Probability
  • Definition of Probability
  • Standard distribution
  • Large and small sample theory
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Estimation
  • Testing of Hypotheses
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Stochastic Processes
Paper-II: Statistics (Descriptive)
  • Probability and Sampling
  • Linear Models and Economic Statistics
  • Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Non-parametric Test
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques

Paper III: English (Descriptive)
  • The English paper will be framed to assess the candidates’ writing skills, expression, and understanding of the topic

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