The Written Exam (WE) for RBI Officers - Grade B is conducted in two phases as described below:


1. Phase I (Objective Type Test):

Duration: 03 hours

Max. Marks: 200

The Paper consists tests of

i) General Awareness

ii) English Language

iii) Quantitative Aptitude

iv) Reasoning

Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as prescribed by the Board.

2. Phase II (Descriptive Type Test):

The Phase II Examination will be conducted only for those candidates who are successful in Phase I (Objective Type Test).

The Examination will consist of three Descriptive Type papers. Each of these papers is of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks.

1. Paper I - English

2. Paper II - Economic and Social Issues

3. Paper III - Finance and Management


Detailed Syllabus for RBI Officers - Grade B (Phase II):


(i) Paper I- English:

  1. Essay
  2. Precis writing
  3. Comprehension
  4. Business/Office Correspondence

(ii) Paper II - Economic and Social Issues:

1. Growth and Development

a. Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income
b. Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
c. Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.

2. Economic Reforms in India

a. Industrial and Labour Policy
b. Monetary and Fiscal Policy
c. Privatisation
d. Role of Economic Planning

3. Globalization

a. Opening up of the Indian Economy
b. Balance of Payments
c. Export-Import Policy
d. International Economic Institutions
e. IMF and World Bank
f. WTO
g. Regional Economic Co-operation

4. Social Structure in India

a. Multiculturalism
b. Demographic Trends
c. Urbanisation and Migration
d. Gender Issues
e. Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged
f. Social Movements
g. Indian Political System
h. Human Development
i. Social Sectors in India
j. Health and Education

(iii) Paper III - Finance and Management:


1. The Union Budget
2. Direct and Indirect taxes
3. Non-tax sources of revenue
4. Outlays
5. New Measures
6. Financial Sector Reforms
7. Capital Market
8. Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market
9. Stock Exchanges and their Regulation
10. Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation
11. Role of SEBI
12. Functions of the Money Market
13. Growth and Operation of the Money Market
14. The Foreign Exchange Market
15. From FERA to FEMA
16. Exchange Rate Management
17. Exchange Risk Management
18. Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development
19. Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions
20. Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.


1. Management:

a. nature and scope
b. The Management Processes
c. Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling
d. The Role of a Manager in an Organisation

2. Leadership:

a. The Tasks of a Leader
b. Leadership Styles
c. Leadership Theories
d. A successful Leader versus an effective Leader

3. Human Resource Development:

a. Concept of HRD
b. Goals of HRD
c. Performance Appraisal - Potential appraisal and development
d. Feedback and Performance Counseling
e. Career Planning
f. Training and Development
g. Rewards
h. Employee Welfare

4. 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

5. Communication:

a. Steps in the Communication Process
b. Communication Channels
c. Oral versus Written Communication
d. Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
e. upward, downward and lateral communication
f. Barriers to Communication

6. Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance:

a. Factors affecting Corporate Governance
b. Mechanisms of Corporate Governance

What to Study?

According to RBI the above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive. Keeping in view that candidates from different faculty backgrounds apply for the post, the questions in Papers II and III will be basic in nature.

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