Syllabus for RBI Grade B Officers
Scheme of Selection
Selection will be through Examinations and Interview.
Examinations will be held in two phases [Phase-I ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type) and Phase-II Written Examination (Descriptive type)]
Phase - I ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type)
S No. Subject Questions Marks Time 1 Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 3 hours 2 Reasoning 60 60 3 English Language 30 30 4 General Awareness 80 80 Time 200 200
Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as aggregate, as prescribed by the Board. Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in the Objective Test. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
Phase - II Written Examination (Descriptive Type):
The Phase-II Written examination (WE) will be conducted only for those candidates who are shortlisted for the same. The Examination will consist of three Descriptive Type papers
S No. Subject Marks Time 1 English 100 3 hours 2 Economic & Social issues 100 3 hours 3 Finance & Management 100 3 hours
Quantitative Aptitude: Simplifications, approximate values, Roots, Arithmetic topics like Number system, LCM & HCF, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Percentage, Profit & loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Number series, Data Interpretation, which includes bar graphs, pie-charts, line graphs & tabulation.
Reasoning: It has both verbal and non verbal reasoning. Verbal includes classification, analogy, decision making, word formation, series, coding & Decoding, blood relation, symbol & notation, Input & output, Syllogism, Puzzle Test, Statement & Assumptions, Statements & Conclusion, Statements & Courses of actions, sitting arrangement and problem solving,. Non Verbal includes Series Completion, Finding any missing figure and Classification.
General Awareness: Current Affairs with a special emphasis on Banking industry. Questions are also been asked from geography, history, science, economics, sports, awards, constitution, politics, history, culture etc.
English Language: Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Finding grammatical errors, Sentence completion, Rearrangement of Sentences, Cloze Test, Para jumbles , Synonyms and Antonyms, word formation etc
Paper I - English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.
Paper II - 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 - Privatisation - 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 - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues - Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political System - Human Development - Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.
Paper III - Finance and Management
Finance: The Union Budget - Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of revenue; Outlays; New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms; Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market; Stock Exchanges and their Regulation; Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation; Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market; Growth and Operation of the Money Market; The Foreign Exchange Market; From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management; Exchange Risk Management; Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development; Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions; Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.
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 Counseling - 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.
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