RBI Grade B Exam 2021: How to Prepare?; Syllabus Covered, Exam Pattern, Sample Paper Available Here

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Nov 5, 2020

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RBI Grade B Examination is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India for various Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) recruitment posts including DERP, DR, and DSIM in the Common Seniority Group (CSG).

In order to clear the RBI Grade B Exam, applicants need to qualify the three-round selection process; Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview Round.

RBI Grade B Exam is one of the most common examinations to secure a government job in India. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for 150 and more available RBI vacancies from around the country.

Read More: RBI Grade B 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Eligibility & Syllabus

RBI Grade B Exam 2021: Highlights 

Check RBI Grade B Exam Highlights and topics covered from the table below: 

Exam Name RBI Grade B Exam – DR, DEPR, and DSIM
Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India 
Exam Level  National
Selection Process Preliminary exam > Main exam > Interview
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online and offline
Topics Covered
  • General Knowledge, 
  • English Language, 
  • Reasoning Ability, 
  • Quantitative Aptitude
Number of Questions  200
Exam Duration 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Paper Type
  • Economics and Social Issues- Objective 
  • English (Writing skills)- Descriptive
  • Finance and Management- Objective 
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Read More: RBI Grade B 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Eligibility & Syllabus

RBI Grade B Exam 2021: Syllabus Covered (Preliminary, and Mains Exam)

RBI Grade B Exam consists of a well-defined syllabus and exam pattern. Before starting the preparation, candidates are advised to read the syllabus covered and exam pattern of the exam.

In order to qualify for the RBI Grade B Exam, applicants have to appear for three selection rounds of the examination, namely; 

  • 1st Round- Preliminary Exam
  • 2nd Round- Mains Exam
  • 3rd Round- Interview

Selection is based on marks scored by the candidates and merit list ranks. As lakh of candidates apply for 150+ seats, only eligible and qualified candidates are selected for the next round selection process.

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RBI Grade B Exam: 1st Round (Preliminary Exam) Topics Covered

Check RBI Grade B 1st Round (Preliminary Exam) Topics Covered from the table below:

English Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning General Awareness
Grammar Mensuration Puzzles Banking & Financial Awareness
Vocabulary Time and Work Seating Arrangement Monetary Policies
Error Spotting Average, Ratio, Percentages Directions and Distance Economic Terms
Comprehension Speed, Distance, and Time Data Sufficiency Current Affairs
Passage Making Mixture and Allegations Blood Relations Financial & Economics News
Jumble Words Permutation and Combination Syllogism Static GK
Fill in the Blanks Data Interpretation Coding-Decoding Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals
Sentence Framing Probability Inequality Banking terms, rates, processes

RBI Grade B Exam: 2nd Round (Mains Exam) Topics Covered

Check RBI Grade B Exam 2nd Round (Mains Exam) Topics Covered different paper type are as follow; 

Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues
Growth and Development Measurement of growth  Poverty Alleviation
Employment Generation in India Sustainable Development Environmental issues
Monetary and Fiscal Policy Role of Economic Planning Globalization
Social Movements Social Justice Regional Economic Cooperation
Opening up of the Indian Economy Balance of Payment Multiculturalism
Paper-II: English
Writing skills Understanding of the topic -
Paper-III: Finance
Financial System Reserve Bank of India Financial Institutions 
Risk Management in Banking Sector Changing Landscape of Banking sector role of e-governance
Alternate source of finance Union Budget- Direct and Indirect taxes Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST
Budget Management Act (FRBM) Fiscal Responsibility, Public-Private Partnership
Paper-III: Management
Management Processes Leadership Human Resource Development
Career Planning, Training, and Development Morale, and Incentives Oral versus Written Communication
Upward, downward and lateral communication Corporate Governance Concept of Morale

RBI Grade B Exam 2021: Preparation Tips and Previous Year Questions

Candidates who are preparing to appear for RBI Grade B Examination can refer to the reference books mentioned below: 

Word Power Made Simple Norman Lewis
High School Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Magical Book on Quicker Maths M Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R S Agarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Agarwal
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
Banking Awareness Arihant Experts
Banking Awareness for SBI and IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/RBI Exams/RRB Disha Expert
RBI Grade B Exam Sample Paper and Previous Year Questions Click Here

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