RBI GRADE ‘B’

RBI Grade ‘B’ Syllabus: – Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the Examination for the recruitment of grade ‘B’ officers for the various branches of the banks which will be conducted online. The syllabus details of the exam are as follows…..

 

Preliminary Examination:

  1. English Language
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. Reasoning Ability
  4. General Awareness

 

  1. English Reading:-

Comprehension, cloze-test, double fillers, error spotting, sentence correction, parajumbles, paragraph completion, para summary, commonly misspelled words, Fill in the blanks, idioms and phrases, Sentence corrector and vocabulary.

 

  1. Reasoning ability:-

Sitting arrangements, tabulation, logical reasoning, syllogism, input output, coding decoding, Alphanumeric series, blood relation, ranking, data sufficiency, distance and direction, coded inequalities, verbal reasoning, assumption, argument, course of action ,cause and effect, interference, decision making , analogy,  puzzle, sitting arrangement.

 

  1. Quantative aptitude:-

Simplification and approximation, Decimal fraction, charts and graphs, data interpretation, data sufficiency, number series, ratio and proportion, quadratic equations, average, boat and stream, simple interest, compound interest percentage, profit and loss, mixture and alligations, permutation and combination, time and distance, probability, partnership, surds and indices, mensuration -cylinder, cone, sphere, sequence and series, quadratic equation, number system, Pipe and cistern, time and work.

 

  1. General awareness: – This section compiles of three different sub sections which are:-
  2. Current affairs
  3. Banking & Financial affairs
  4. Static awareness

 

  1. Current affairs:-

It includes topic such as important Bank news, economic affairs, National and international news, Sports, repo rate, reverse repo rate, Banking terms, recent state affairs, agreements, visits, award and Honors, submit and conferences and obituaries.

 

  1. Banking and Finance affairs

This topic consist of Financial news, banking abbreviations, Banking Regulation Act 1949, finance, about RBI and functions of RBI, policy rate, types of accounts, Negotiable Instruments Act 1881, money market instruments, priority sector leading, financial inclusion, money market instruments , banking Ombudsman scheme 2006 and more.

 

  1. Static awareness:-

It includes topics like International organisations, important day, capital and currency, agreements and deal, books and authors, Honors and awards, National and international appointments, famous obituaries etc.

Main Examination (Phase-II):-

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:

(I) Finance

(a) 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.

(b)Financial Markets

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

(c) 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.

(II) Management:

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. The questions on this section will be basic in nature.

SCHEME OF SELECTION FOR OFFICERS IN GR B (DR)-DEPR /DSIM:

  1. Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR-2018- Job Requirement, Scheme of Selection and syllabus

(i) Job Requirements: Primarily to undertake economic analysis and research and contribute to policy formulation, apart from compilation of data relating to select sectors

(ii) Scheme of Selection:

Name of PaperDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I Objective Type (on Economics)120 minutes100
Paper-II Descriptive Type (on Economics) (Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper)180 minutes100
Paper-III English – Descriptive (To be typed with help of keyboard)90 minutes100
Total 300

 

A composite time of 120 minutes will be given for answering Paper I. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the Admission letter for examination from the RBI website.

Candidates have to secure minimum marks as may be prescribed by the Board.

Candidates, who secure 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. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III examination will be published on RBI web-site, tentatively within a week after Paper -I examination.

(iii) Paper – II and III online/Written Examination: The Paper II and Paper III Examination will be conducted on September 6 or 7, 2018, only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Paper-I. The Paper II and Paper III examination will be in shifts. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. The time-table for Paper II and Paper III will be intimated to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Paper II and Paper III.

(iv) Question papers for ‘WE’ will be set in Hindi and in English (except Paper-III on English). Answers for Paper-II may be written either in Hindi or English. Paper-III will have to be answered in English only. Candidates may opt for interview in Hindi or English.

(v) The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board.

(vi) Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the ‘WE’ and interview taken together.

(vii) Syllabus: (i) Standard of papers on Economics would be that of Master’s Degree examination in Economics of any Central University in India. (ii) Syllabus for English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

  1. Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM- 2018- Job Requirement, Scheme of Selection and syllabus

(i) Job Requirements: To undertake collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation of data on banking, corporate and external sectors; Modelling and forecasting of inflation, growth and other important macroeconomics indicators; Analytical studies involving statistical/econometric models in the operational areas of interest to the Reserve Bank; Planning, designing and organizing sample surveys; maintaining technology-driven centralized reporting system and Data warehouse for information management /dissemination; and Development of methodology for the measurement and estimation of variables and improvement of the database of various sectors of the economy.

(i) Scheme of Selection:

Selection will be through Online/ Written Examination (WE) and interview. There are 3 papers for the Examination. Paper I Objective Type (on Statistics)

Name of PaperDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I Objective Type (on Statistics)120 minutes100
Paper-II Descriptive Type (on Statistics) (Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper)180 minutes100
Paper-III English – Descriptive (To be typed with help of keyboard)90 minutes100
Total 300

 

A composite time of 120 minutes will be given for answering Paper I. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the Admission letter for examination from the RBI website.

Candidates have to secure minimum marks as may be prescribed by the Board.

Candidates, who secure minimum aggregate marks in Paper I, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Paper-II/ Paper III of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III examination will be published on RBI web-site, tentatively within a week after Paper -I examination.

Paper – II and III online/Written Examination: The Paper II and Paper III Examination will be conducted only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Paper-I. The Paper II and Paper III examination will be in shifts. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. The time-table for Paper II and Paper III will be intimated to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Paper II and Paper III.

(iv) Question papers for ‘WE’ will be set in Hindi and in English (except Paper-III on English). Answers for Paper-II may be written either in Hindi or English. Paper-III will have to be answered in English only. Candidates may opt for interview in Hindi or English.

(v) The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board.

(vi) Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the ‘WE’ and interview taken together.

Syllabus: Standard of papers would be that of Master’s Degree examination of any Central University in India.

Paper-I: Questions would cover Probability: Definition of Probability, Standard distribution, Large and small sample theory, Analysis of Variance, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses, Multivariate analysis and Stochastic Processes. Paper-II: Questions would cover (i) Probability and Sampling, (ii) Linear Models and Economic Statistics, (iii) Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Nonparametric Test, (iv) Stochastic Processes, (v) Multivariate analysis and (vi) Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques. There will be sufficient choice for candidates to attempt the required number of questions from any three or more of the above six groups. Paper-III: English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office

  1. Manner of conduct of examinations for both GR B (DR)-DEPR / DSIM:

(i) The examination will be conducted on two days.

(ii) Paper – I (Objective type on Economics / Statistics as the case may be) will be conducted online and comprise multiple choice questions.

(iii) Paper – II (Economics / Statistics as the case may be) will be a descriptive type pen/paper based examination where the questions will be displayed on computer screen and will be conducted in one session on September 6 or 7, 2018.

(iv) Paper – III (English) will be of descriptive type where the candidates will be expected to type out answers on a computer. (v) The Board reserves the right to modify the exam dates and time entirely at its discretion.

  1. Manner of conduct of examinations for both GR B (DR)-DEPR/ DSIM:

(i) The examination will be conducted on two days

(ii) Paper – I (Objective type on Economics / Statistics as the case may be) will be conducted online and comprise multiple choice questions.

(iii)Paper – II (Economics / Statistics as the case may be) will be a descriptive type pen/paper based examination where the questions will be displayed on computer screen and will be conducted in one session.

(iv) Paper – III (English) will be of descriptive type where the candidates will be expected to type out answers on a computer.

(v) The Board reserves the right to modify the exam dates and time entirely at its discretion.

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