RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.As we all know Rsereve Bank of India (RBI) has released the official notification for the recruitment of Grade B in various branches of RBI. This year RBI Grade B Notification 2021 drive is taking place to fill Grade B officer vacancies.The introduction of the sectional time limit in the prelims exam of RBI Grade B 2021 surprised many students.The online registrations for RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 start from Starting April 2021 to Last April 2021.

Before appearing in any competition exam all you need to know the complete detailed syllabus for Exam.It is also important to know the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the particular exam.The questions will be asked in RBI Grade B Exam will be based on official RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020 (Phase I & II).In this post, we are providing you the detailed Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B Exam 2021.

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RBI Grade B Notification 2021- Important Dates

Exam Event Dates
RBI Grade B 2021 Notification Release Date April 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Apply Online registration starts April 2021
Last Date of RBI Grade B 2021 Apply Online registration April 2021
Admit Card for RBI Grade B 2021 Phase I May 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Phase I Exam Date June 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Phase I Result June 2021
Admit Card for RBI Grade B 2021 Phase II July 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Phase II Exam Date July 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Phase II Result August 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Interview August 2021
Declaration of Final Results Sept 2021

RBI Grade B 2021 Selection Process

As per the RBI Grade B 2021 official notification released by RBI for recruitment of Grade B officers, the recruitment will take place with the help of online examination and & Personal Interview.

  1. Online Phase I Examination (Objective Test).
  2. Online Phase II Examination (Objective Test).
  3. Phase III – Personal Interview

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) are not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) and Interview (Phase-III) are added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the main examination and the Phase-III.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam will comprise of 4 sections, with a total of 200 marks and total time of 120 minutes has been allotted for this exam.You can go through the exam pattern  of RBI Grade B Prelims exam from the table below:-

RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Pattern 2020

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80 25 minutes
English Language 30 30 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 minutes
Reasoning Ability 60 60 25 minutes
Total 200 200 120 minutes

RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Pattern 2020

S So Sections / Subjects Paper Type Maximum Marks Duration
1. Paper II: Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 minutes
2. Paper II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 100 90 minutes
3. Paper III: Finance & Management Objective Type 100 90 minutes


  • RBI Grade B Phase II exam has a total marks of 300.The mains (Phase-II) examination is consist of 2 papers (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III).
  • The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • For every correct answer, you will be awarded 1 mark
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.
  • The descriptive paper will be of 90 minutes duration with 100 marks assigned to the test of English Language.You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the RBI.

RBI Grade B Interview (Phase III)

Based on the aggregate score obtained in RBI Grade B Phase II exam (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III), candidates will be invited for the interview round.RBI Grade B Interview round will of 50 marks.The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Phase II Examination and Interview.The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Syllabus

The RBI Grade B Prelims (Phase I) Exam 2021 will comprise of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language and General Awareness. We have covered whole syllabus of RBI Grade B 2021 and Here you can find detailed syllabus of RBI Grade B Phase I.

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Current Affairs
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Indian Financial Systems
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles Indian Banking Systems
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Monetary Plans
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks National Institutions
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Banking Terms
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Syllabus

The RBI Grade B 2021 exam will comprises 3 sections.Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Paper I – Economic & 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 underprivileged, Social Movements
  • Indian Political System, Human Development, Social Sectors in India, Health, and Education.

Paper – II English Descriptive (Writing Skills)

  • The English paper will be designed to test the writing skills of candidates including expression and understanding of the topic. 
  • You are asked to write an Essay and Precis in this paper and also solve a few questions based on a given comprehension.

Paper – III Finance and Management (FM)

(I) Finance 

(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 

  • Risk Management in Banking Sector 
  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
  • Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology 
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership 
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, the 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. 

(II) Management 

  • Nature and scope; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
  • The Management Processes- Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling;
  • 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.

RBI Grade B 2021 – Important Links

RBI Grade B 2021 Official Notification – Click Here
RBI Grade B 2021 Online Application – Apply Online
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RBI Grade B 2021 Previous Year Cut Off Marks – Click Here
RBI Grade B 2021 Previous Year Questions Paper PDF – Click Here
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