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RBI Grade B notification is out and the Phase I exam is scheduled for Nov 9, 2019. For those who wish to be a part of this reputed bank must have started with their preparations keeping in mind that they have to achieve success in it. For those who have started preparing, we have introduced a free mock test for RBI Grade B phase I exam. The free mock test has its own importance as you get to know your weak and strong areas beforehand. After analyzing the mock test before starting with RBI Grade B exam preparation candidates would already be knowing as in what areas they will have to focus more.

Here we talk about RBI Grade B 2019 detailed syllabus for both Phase I and Phase II. Moreover, the syllabus of Phase I is similar to that of any other bank exam. A candidate needs to prepared basically for four sections:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • English Language

These sections are further classified into topics out of which questions can be asked. Though, the weightage of the topics cannot be predicted, however all are to be prepared well in order to score well in each section.

It is recommended that the candidates must go through the previous years’ papers. It gives you an idea as from where aspirants can start their preparation. Mentioned below is the section-wise syllabus.

RBI Grade B 2019 Reasoning Syllabus

  • Inequality
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Tabulation
  • Direction and Distance
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RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude

In Quantitative aptitude section, the difficulty level comprises of easy, moderate and difficult topics. Most of the topics cover class X syllabus, so candidates will have to prepare accordingly. Mentioned below is the details topics:

  • Permutation and Combination
  • Time, Distance and Speed
  • Probability
  • Ration Proportion
  • Number Series
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Set Theory
  • Average etc…
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RBI Grade B English Section

Candidates generally find English section difficult as people lack practice here. With the below-mentioned topics, aspirants may find it easy to prepare.

  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Framing
  • Fill in the Blanks etc.
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RBI Grade B 2019 General Awareness Syllabus

General Awareness for RBI Grade B exam includes Current Affairs along with Banking Terms and Indian Financial Systems as well. It is one of the most scoring sections. The detailed syllabus is mentioned below:

  • Indian Banking Systems
  • Monetary Plans
  • Banking Terms
  • Current Affairs
  • National Institutions
  • Indian Financial System etc.
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Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B Phase II

Paper Type Time (In Minutes) Marks
Paper I: Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (typing) 90 100
Paper III: (Finance & Management) Objective type 90 100

RBI Grade B 2019 Phase II Syllabus

The second phase of the exam contains the below mentioned three sections:

  • Economic and Social Issues
  • Finance
  • Management
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RBI Grade B 2019 Economic and Social Issues Syllabus

  • 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
    • (A) Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Privatization
  • Role of Economic Planning
  • Globalization
    • (A) Opening up of the Indian Economy
    • (B) Balance of Payments
    • (C) Export-Import Policy
  • International Economic Institutions
    • (A) IMF, World Bank and WTO
    • (B) Regional Economic Co-operation
  • Social Structure in India
    • (A) Multiculturalism
    • (B) Demographic Trends
    • (C) 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

Since most of the questions in Economic and Social Issues are from government schemes, past and present:

  • Every current scheme has to be read
  • For past schemes only major ones should be covered
  • Current financial, economy issues are very important

RBI Grade B 2019 Finance and Management


(A) Financial System

  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • 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.


  • Management: its nature and scope
  • The Management Processes
    • (A) Planning(B) Organisation(C) Staffing(D) Directing and Controlling
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organisation
  • Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader
    • (A) Leadership Styles
    • (B) Leadership Theories
    • (C) A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
  • Human Resource Development
    • (A) Concept of HRD
    • (B) Goals of HRD
    • (C) Performance Appraisal
    • (D) Potential appraisal and development
    • (E) Feedback and Performance Counselling
    • (F) Career Planning
    • (G) Training and Development
    • (H) Rewards and Employee Welfare
  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives
    • (A) Theories of Motivation
    • (B) How Managers Motivate
    • (C) Concept of Morale
    • (D) Factors determining morale
    • (E) Role of Incentives in Building up Morale
  • Communication: Steps in the Communication Process
    • (A) Communication Channels
    • (B) Oral versus Written Communication
    • (C) Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
    • (D) upward, downward and lateral communication
    • (E) Barriers to Communication
    • (F) Role of Information Technology
  • Corporate Governance
    • (A) Factors affecting Corporate Governance
    • (B) Mechanisms of Corporate Governance

Start Practicing via Mock Tests

Attempting mock tests on a regular basis is the key to success for RBI Grade B 2019 exam. The exam preparation for RBI Grade B requires lot of skill as it is one of the most reputed bank exams which lot many candidates strive for. Start practising via mock tests will help you analyse your performance well in the below metrics:

  1. Your Weak Areas and Strengths
  2. Your Rank and Percentile
  3. Comparison of your performance with other test takers
  4. Topics where candidates took usually high time

Mock tests the actual test in terms of the number of questions and their difficulty level and even sectional time limits if any. While taking a mock test candidate is likely to go through the exam in a controlled manner. Moreover, while practising mock tests candidates can try out different strategies and then can implement the final one which suits them the most.

The detailed syllabus mentioned above for both RBI Grade B Phase I and Phase II 2019 will surely help candidates in better exam preparation.

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