RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Exam 2016 Syllabus & Pattern

RBI grade B Officers Exam is being conducted to select the candidates which are best for the post. The selection criteria for RBI Grade ‘B’ officers is- Phase I, Phase II & Interview. The candidates need to pass through these phases to get selected in RBI for this post.

RBI Grade ‘B’ Exam Pattern-

Phase I Exam Pattern:

  • Exam Type: Objective
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Subjects Included: GK, English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning
  • Total Time: 2 Hours

Phase II Exam Pattern: 3 Papers (2 are compulsory- English & Economic/Social issues and 1 optional- Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics) Out of these English is a descriptive paper based on paper and computer both.

  • Total Marks: 300 (100 marks for each paper)
  • Total Time: 270 minutes (90 minutes each paper)

Exam Syllabus: For each section the detailed topics are-


Quantitative Aptitude: Number system, LCM & HCF, Fractions, Algebra, Trigonometry, Simple & Compound interest, profit & loss, bars & charts, ratio & proportion, probability, permutation & combination, binomial theorem etc.

English: The questions will be asked from grammar section- Verbs, nouns, phrasal verbs, idioms, proverbs, speech, narration etc. Vocabulary section including synonyms, antonyms and meanings. The questions will be asked from comprehension passages also in the exam.


Reasoning: Verbal + Non- Verbal type- Similarities & differences, decision making, discrimination, relationships, coding & decoding, missing pattern, odd man series etc.

GK: Current events, History, Political science, geography, socio Economic issues, banking, sports, national events, important dates & events, scientific research etc.


Economic & Social Issues: The questions will be asked in very simple way like- national income, per capita income, Sustainable Development, Industrial policy, Labour Policy, Indian Political System, economic planning, payments, Globalization, Social Movements etc.

English: Basically writing section will be asked in exam like Essay writing, Précis writing or some professional works

Finance and Management: The questions will be asked in a very basic format from both finance and management. Finance will include Union Budget, taxes, Outlays, Money Market, Foreign Exchange Market, stock exchanges, From FERA to FEMA, Exchange Rate & Risk Management and many others. Management includes processes, planning, organization, leadership qualities, HRD, performance appraisal, training & Development, Communication skills etc.

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  1. Please sent RBI previous year question paper pdf

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