RBI Officer Syllabus
RBI Officer Syllabus


RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus Phase-I

RBI Grade B Officer General Awareness Syllabus

  • Basic computer knowledge (MS Office)
  • Operating Systems
  • Number System
  • Banking Terms, Current Rates (Bank rate, Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate / full forms
  • Important, Currency, and capital
  • Ministers and their departments
  • Indian Economy included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus Phase 1
  • International Economy
  • International Financial Institutions (World bank, IMF, UN, ADB-related – Members, recent development, functions)
  • Finance, Shares, Various schemes of Government (MNREGA, Swabhiman, Swavlamban, Bharat Nirman etc.)
  • Books & Their Authors
  • Microsoft-office
  • Basic knowledge of the Internet & Networking
  • Types of Banks
  • GDP related, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies
  • Social Function of Banks
  • UNO included in RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam Syllabus
  • Marketing
  • Awards & Honors
  • Sports included in RBI Grade B Officers Exam Syllabus
  • Budget included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus
  • Agriculture
  • Current Affairs(last 6 months)
  • Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication)
  • History of computers
  • Computer abbreviation

RBI Grade B Officer Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Number, ranking, and time sequence
  • Causes and effects, Analytic reasoning, Direction sense test.
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Alphabet test, Mathematical operations test, Series test, Analogy.
  • Odd Man out, Classification, Syllogism
  • Coding-decoding
  • Blood relations included in RBI Grade B Officer Pre Exam Syllabus
  • Decision making, Input-output
  • Puzzle included in RBI Grade B Officer Examination Syllabus
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Assertion and reasoning, Figure Series, Word formation, Series
  • Statement and action courses included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus.

RBI Grade B Officer Phase 1 Syllabus for English Language

  • Spotting the errors
  • Phrase substitution, Ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences
  • Double blanks in a sentence, Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Test, Idioms & Phrases, Choosing the appropriate filler
  • Synonyms and antonyms included in RBI Grade B Officer Phase 1 Detailed Syllabus
  • Reconstruction of sentence & passage
  • One word substitution Commonly misspelled words, and Comprehensions included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus

RBI Grade B Officer Reasoning Syllabus

  • Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion
  • Profit and loss, Simple interest, and compound interest
  • Number system
  • HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers.
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs
  • Approximation Wrong Number,
  • Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications
  • Time and work, Time and distance, Mensuration
  • Permutation and combination
  • Probability included in Detailed Syllabus of RBI Grade B Officer Phase 1

RBI Grade-B Officer Syllabus Phase-II

Phase-II examinations will consist of three papers

  • English (writing skills)
  • Economic & Social Issues
  • Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics (optional subjects)

RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus For Paper 1-Economic and Social Issues

Growth and DevelopmentMeasurement of growth
National Income and per capita income
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
Sustainable Development and Environmental issues
Economic Reforms in IndiaIndustrial and Labour Policy
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Role of Economic Planning
GlobalizationOpening 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 IndiaMulticulturalism
Demographic Trends
Urbanization and Migration
Gender Issues
Social JusticePositive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged
Social Movements
Indian Political System
Human Development
Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

You can click on the topics to read each one in detail.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Syllabus for Paper II: English (Writing Skills)

RBI Grade B Officer Full Syllabus is designed in a way to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper-III RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus for Finance and Management

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern and Syllabus For Finance
Financial System
Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
Reserve Bank of India- functions and
conduct of monetary policy, Banking
System in India, Financial Institutions –
RBI Grade B General Exam Syllabus For Financial Markets
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money,
Bond, Equity,etc.), functions, instruments,
recent developments.
RBI Grade B Exam Full Syllabus Of General Topics
Risk Management in Banking Sector
Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
Changing Landscape of the Banking sector
Recent Developments in the Financial Sector,
Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms,
Financial Inclusion- use of technology
Alternate sources of finance, private and
social cost-benefit, Public Private Partnership
Corporate Governance in Banking Sector,
role of e-governance in addressing the issues
of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
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), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates,
consequences, and remedies (control):
WPI, CPI – components and trends.
RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus and Pattern For Management
Its nature and scope
The Management Process
Planning, Organization, Staffing,
Directing and Controlling;The Role of a Manager in an Organization.
RBI Grade B Officer Mains Syllabus of 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
Counseling Career Planning
included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus
Training and Development Rewards –
Employee Welfare.
Motivation, Morale, and Incentives
Theories of Motivation
How Managers Motivate
Concept of Morale
Factors determining moraleRole of Incentives in Building up Morale.
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

RBI Grade B Officer Economics Syllabus

RBI Grade B Officer Detailed Syllabus for Microeconomics:

  • Consumers behaviour and firms; value of resources like land, labour and Capital Markets-monopoly, perfect and imperfect competition included in RBI Grade B Officer Phase 2 Syllabus
  • General Equilibrium of price and activity, economic welfare and case for regulatory / policy interventions included in RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019

RBI Grade B Exam Detailed Syllabus for Macroeconomics:

  • Measuring national income and its components; basic macro identities and the idea of macro-balance; Goods and Financial Market Equilibrium (ISLM Framework)
  • Major macro-economic school of thought; Classical, Keynesian, and Monetarist
  • Consumption and Investment demand; demand management policies and their effectiveness included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus
  • Money demand and supply; monetary and fiscal policies

Syllabus for RBI Grade B Officer Exam International Economics:

  • Benefit of International trade; comparative and absolute advantage; effect of International trade on resources allocation and factor price Page 6 of 10 equalisation; non-conventional trade barriers, optimum currency areas and effect of customs union
  • International finance and exchange rates issues in an open economy, benefits and costs of an inter-connected financial markets; evolution of international financial architecture

RBI Grade B Legal Officer Syllabus for Public Economics:

  • Public Goods, instruments of financing, government tax and non-tax revenue
  • Direct and Indirect taxes, efficiency costs of commodity taxes, income taxation, labour supply and savings, corporate taxation and corporate behavior
  • Government expenditure policy-various components, deficit financing and its impact on the economy, government debt and crowding out of private capital

India’s Economy and Development Issues:

  • India’s experimentations with planned development models and the outcomes, structural issues-savings and investment, demography, urbanization, productivity, etc., issues with poverty, inequality and employment
  • Agriculture- policy and developments, manufacturing competitiveness; what is holding India back, role of public sector enterprises in the key economic sectors, India’s resilient service sector; trade, tourism, communication, ITES, etc.
  • Financial sector regulation and reforms-banking, insurance and capital market, fiscal policy and the changing priorities of the government, emergence of monetary policy and its new role included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus

RBI Grade B Officer Recruitment Syllabus for Statistics

RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus Pattern for Probability

  • Random variables, Theorems of probability, Conditional probability, Independent events, Bayes’ theorem and its application, expectation, moments, distribution functions
  • Binomial, Poisson, Geometric, Exponential, Negative binomial, Hyper geometric, Cauchy, Laplace, Logistic, Pareto, Log-normal, Beta and Gamma distributions, Weibull, Uniform, Bivariate normal distribution, and truncated distributions
  • Markov’s inequality, Chebyshev’s inequality, Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, Laws of large numbers, Central limit theorems and applications.

RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus for Statistical Methods

  • Population and sample, Measures of central tendencies Parameter and Statistic, Correlation and Regression, intraclass correlation
  • Multiple and partial correlations, Spearman’s coefficient of rank correlation, Z, chi-square, t and F statistics and their properties and applications
  • Large sample distributions, Variance stabilizing transformations, sin inverse, square root, logarithmic and z transformation.

Syllabus of RBI Grade B General Officer for Linear Models

  • General Linear models, BLUE, method of least squares, Gauss-Mark off theorem, estimation of error variance
  • Simple and Multiple linear regression models, Important assumptions and treatments in case of assumption’s violation, Regression diagnostics
  • Analysis of variance in one, two and three-way classifications, Analysis of Covariance in one and two-way classifications included in RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus.

New Syllabus of RBI Grade B Officer for Statistical Inference

  • Properties of estimators, MVUE, Rao-Blackwell and Lehmann-Scheffe theorems, Cramer-Rao inequality, methods of estimation, properties of maximum likelihood and other estimators
  • Confidence intervals. Simple and composite hypotheses
  • Type I and Type II errors, size and power of a test, Most Powerful and Uniformly Most Powerful tests, Neyman-Pearson lemma, Likelihood Ratio test and its properties and applications. SPRT, OC and ASN functions, Tests of goodness of fit.
  • Parametric vs. Non-parametric Test, Frequently-used nonparametric inferential statistical methods

RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus for Multivariate Analysis

  • Bivariate and Multivariate normal distribution
  • Marginal and conditional distribution, Estimation of mean vector and covariance matrix
  • Asymptotic properties of estimators, Sampling distribution of X and S, Mahalanobis D2 and Hotelling’s T2 and its applications.

Optimisation Techniques and Statistical Quality Control

  • Linear Programming, Transportation Problem, Assignment Problem, Basics of Simulation included in Reserve Bank of India Grade B Officer Syllabus
  • Quality control, Process Control and Product Control
  • Control Page 8 of 10 charts, Acceptance Sampling plan, single and double sampling plans (ASN, OC, ATI, LTPD, AOQL).

RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus 2019 Sample Surveys and Design of Experiments

  • Simple and Stratified random sampling, ratio and regression methods of estimation, Double sampling
  • Systematic, Cluster, two stage and PPS sampling. Sampling and Non-sampling errors
  • Principles of Design of Experiments, Completely Randomized Design, Randomized Block Design, Latin Square Design, missing plot technique, 22 and 23 factorial designs, Split-Plot Design and Balanced Incomplete Block Design, Fractional factorial experiments

RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus for Applied Economic Statistics

  • Time Series vs. cross sectional data, Multiplicative and additive models, Auto-correlation, Partial autocorrelation, Smoothing techniques
  • Seasonal and cyclical adjustment. Price and Quantity Index numbers
  • Types of index numbers and their properties. Chain and Fixed base index numbers, Cost of Living Index numbers, Wholesale Price Index, Consumer Price Index, Index of Industrial Production
  • Gini’s coefficient, Lorenz curves, Application of Pareto and Lognormal as income distributions.

Syllabus for Grade B Officer in RBI Vital Statistics

Sources of vital statistics compilation, Errors in census and registration data, Measurement of population, rate and ratio of vital events, Stationary and Stable population, Life Tables, Measures of Fertility, Mortality and Reproduction, Crude rates of natural growth, Pearl’s Vital Index.

RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus of Numerical Analysis

  • Principles of floating point computations and rounding errors, Linear Equations factorization methods, pivoting and scaling, residual error correction method, Iterative methods, Jacobi
  • Gauss-Seidel methods, Newton and Newton like methods, unconstrained optimization, Lagrange interpolation techniques, Cubic Splines, Error estimates
  • Polynomials and least squares approximation; Integration by interpolation, adaptive quadratures and Gauss methods

RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus for Basic Computer Applications

  • Functional organization of computers, algorithms, and basic programming concepts
  • Program testing and debugging, Subprograms and Subroutines, Sorting/searching methods
  • Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, Basic of Networking, Internet Technologies, Web and HTML, Distributed systems, Programming using C, MINITAB, and FORTRAN.

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