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RBI Grade B 2021 Examination: Check Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Eligibility Criteria

Updated on 05 July 2021
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Updated on 05 July 2021

The RBI Grade B examination is one of the most prominent examinations conducted in India. This exam brings in a great opportunity for those looking for a reliable job in the banking sector. The responsibilities that come with the RBI grade B post are very difficult as an individual has to be well aware of the complete functioning of this bank. Hence, as this post brings in a lot of growth and benefits for an individual, there are lakhs of candidates who appear for the RBI grade B exam each year. 


Candidates must be aware of the RBI Grade B exam pattern, syllabus and eligibility so that they can prepare for this exam without any hassle. In this article, we will list the complete details related to the RBI grade B post that one needs to know for their upcoming RBI examination. 


RBI Grade B Eligibility 


There are certain eligibility criteria defined by RBI that candidates need to fulfill. Candidates should clear certain criteria such as age, nationality, and educational qualifications. 


Take a look at the detailed RBI Grade B eligibility criteria below. 

  

Age:


Candidates should be minimum of 21 years of age to appear for this exam. 

The upper age limit for candidates varies according to their cast categories. 


Category 

Age

General 

30

OBC

33

SC/ST

35

Individuals with benchmark disabilities

40

Ex-Serviceman

35

Ex-employees of banking institutes

35


.

Nationality:


Candidates should be


  1. An Indian citizen, 
  2. A subject of Nepal/Bhutan,
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962 and is intended to permanently settle in India or 
  4. A person who is of Indian origin migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention to permanently settling in India. 


Educational Qualifications:


A candidate should complete his/her graduation from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or post-graduation/Equivalent technical qualification with a minimum of 55% marks. 


RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 


Candidates should know that there are two main phases of an RBI exam i.e. Phase 1 and Phase 2 followed by the interview round. It is important to know that candidates should crack each of these phases to enter the interview round. 


Let us take a look at the RBI grade B exam pattern for Phase 1 below 


Phase-I


Section 

No of Questions 

Total Marks 

Duration 

General Awareness

80

80




120 minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

English Language 

30

30

Reasoning 

60

60



.

There are four main sections in this phase i.e. General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and Reasoning. Phase 1 will be conducted online and the paper will be of objective type.


Note- There is a negative marking in this phase where 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 


Phase- II


Section 

No of Questions

Total Marks 

Duration 

Paper I: Economic and Social Issues

50% Objective & 50% Descriptive


30 Objective Questions & 6 Descriptive (Need to answer 4 out of 6)

100

120 Minutes

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)

3

100

90 Minutes

Paper III: Finance and Management

50% Objective & 50% Descriptive


30 Objective Questions & 6 Descriptive (Need to answer 4 out of 6)


100

120 Minutes 



















Phase 2 consists of both objective and descriptive types of questions. In this phase, candidates should prepare for subjects such as economic and social issues, English and finance and management. 


RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021 


Candidates should be thorough with the RBI Grade B exam syllabus and develop a good understanding of the same. This will help them study easily and excel in their examinations. 


Take a look at the RBI grade B exam syllabus for both the phases below 


Phase- I Syllabus


Quantitative Aptitude 


  1. Ratio & Proportion
  2. Percentage 
  3. Speed, Time and Distance 
  4. Permutation and Combination 
  5. Data Interpretation
  6. Stocks and Shares 
  7. Quadratic Equations 
  8. Number Series 
  9. Profit and Loss
  10. Mensuration
  11. Average
  12. Time and Work 
  13. Mixture and Alligation 
  14. Probability 
  15. Simplification and Approximation 
  16. Inequalities
  17. Upstream and Downstream
  18. Simple and Compound Interest 


Reasoning Ability 

  1. Syllogism
  2. Seating Arrangement
  3. Linear Arrangement
  4. Puzzle
  5. Input-Output
  6. Logical/Analytical Reasoning 
  7. Data Sufficiency
  8. Inequality
  9. Coding-Decoding
  10. Miscellaneous Questions


English Writing 

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Para jumbles 
  3. Spotting Error 
  4. Phrase Replacement / Error Spotting
  5. Para Completion
  6. Fill in the Blanks (Vocabulary)
  7. Reading Comprehension

General Awareness

  1. Banking & Financial
  2. Economic News
  3. Banking Terminology
  4. Recent RBI News like Monetary policies, Important guidelines, etc
  5. Financial & Economic News, Economics terms, etc
  6. Current Affairs both national and international, sports, awards, summits & conferences, schemes, agreements & deals, etc
  7. Static GK like Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc


Phase- II Syllabus 


Economic and Social Issues 


  1. Growth and Development 
  2. Social Structure in India 
  3. Development in the financial sector 
  4. Illiteracy
  5. Rise in Inequality 
  6. Human Resource Development
  7. Regionalism and language conflicts 
  8. Globalisations 
  9. Employment Generation in India 
  10. Monetary and Fiscal Policy 
  11. Benefits of International Trade 
  12. Insurance and Capital marketing 
  13. Economic Reforms in India 
  14. Corporate Governance
  15. Sustainable Development 



Finance & Management 


  1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Reserve Bank of India- functions, and conduct monetary policy
  3. Banking System in India
  4. Structure and concerns
  5. Financial Institutions-SIDBI, Exim Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc
  6. Changing landscape of banking sector
  7. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response


English Writing 


The English paper will be a descriptive type paper. Candidates can take a look at the last year’s question papers to know the exact questions that they can expect in the English paper. 


To conclude, we have mentioned the complete RBI grade B exam details such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and syllabus. Candidates should refer to this information for their upcoming RBI exam so that they can be well aware of the complete exam and prepare for the same accordingly. Along with that, we suggest that you check the official website of SSC regularly for the latest RBI exam updates. Good luck!

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