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AtoZofRBIGradeBSyllabus,Patternetc.
GoodMorningReaders,
With the announcement of RBI Grade B Officer vaccancies, we have
constantly been getting mails about the exam and the new pattern the RBI
has introduced. So here we are with most valuable information about the
wholeprocess.Lastmonth,outoftheblues,RBIproposedanewpatternfor
the examination to be held for the recruitment of Grade B Officer. It was a
signalfortheaspirantstostartpreaparingfortheexam.Thisisconsideredto
be one of the prestigious job in the banking industry and people who have
already been working in any of the banks also desire for this position. So
believeus,thecompetitionthatyouaregoingtofaceinthisrecruitmentdrive
will be totally different from others and it will be more fierce. Let us go into
details.

Beforedescribinganythingabouttheexam,letushavealookonthenumber
ofvacanciespublishedinthenotice:

Unreserved
(GEN/UR)
67

NumberOfVacancies
Scheduled Scheduled
Other
Caste(SC)
Tribes
Backward
(ST)
Classes
(OBC)
15
13
39

Total

134

One thing is pretty much clear from the above fact is that this process will
require more focussed approach and smart work. If you are filling this form
and thinking that it is still a month and half left, then believe me friends,
many more aspirants are thinking that its just a month and half left. So the
preparationstartsnowbecauselaterwillbetoolate.Andbeforestartingyour
preparation,youallmustbethinkingaboutwhatcouldbethesyllabusforthe
exam and how to start the preparation with such a little time left. So let me
introduceyoutothesyllabusforeachandeverysubjectthatyouaregoingto
get in the examination. For PhaseI which is tentatively scheduled on
21st/22ndNovember2015,followingisthesubjectwisebreakup:
(1)PhaseIonlineExamination(ObjectiveType):
PhaseI will be similar to any banking exam that you have appeared for and
the level of questions will be of PO level. The only difference is the marks
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distribution for every subjects. In this, you have to be well versed with
General Awareness section to get an edge. If you want to remain in the
competition,thenyouwillneedtobethoroughwithallthebankingbasicsand
terminologies.Itmightsoundsimple,yetthemostdifficultsectionofphaseI.
And for the rest of the sections, whatever you are preparing for the PO is
sufficient.Noneedtodoanythingelsebutpractice.

Sr
No.
1
2
3
4

Subjects
General
Awareness
English
Language
Quantitative
Aptitude
Reasoning
Total

Numberof
Questions
80

Marks

30

30

30

30

60
200

60
200

Time

80
Composite
timeof120
minutesfor
allthe
sections

Note:Theabovementionedbreakupofthesubjectsandthemarksallottedis
according to the last year and is expected to remain same. But the real
picture of this part will be more clear once the handouts will be released by
theRBI(asmentionedintherecruitmentnotice).
(2)PhaseIIonlineExamination:
PhaseII of the examination is tentatively scheduled on 7th December. The
studentswhowillbeabletoclearthephaseIoftherecruitmentprocesswill
only be eligible to appear for the phaseII exam. The PhaseII examination
will be in shifts. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. Separate
Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. The below are the subject
wisedetailsofphaseIIexam:

NameofPaper

TypeofPaper

PaperI:
ObjectiveType
EconomicandSocial
Issues
PaperII:
Descriptive,tobe
English(Writing
typedwiththehelp
Skills)
ofkeyboard
PaperIII:
ObjectiveType
Financeand
Managementor
Economicsor
Statistics

Time
(Minutes)
90

Marks

90

100

90

100

100

NOTE: In PaperIII, candidates have to choose one of the three subjects at


thetimeofonlineapplication.Allquestionpapers(inboththePhases,except
thetestofEnglish)willbesetbilinguallyinHindiandEnglish.
ThePhaseIIexamisitselfveryvastasitwillfocusoncertainsubjectsand
topics.TheSyllabusprovidedbyRBIisreallyveryhugeanditisreallyvery
difficultfortheoneswhoarenotfromthosebackground.Letushavealook
atthesyllabusnow:
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SYLLABI(PhaseII)
PaperIEconomicandsocialIssues:
GrowthandDevelopmentMeasurementofgrowth:NationalIncomeandper
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
PrivatizationRoleofEconomicPlanning.GlobalizationOpeningupofthe
IndianEconomyBalanceofPayments,ExportImportPolicyInternational
Economic Institutions IMF and World Bank WTO Regional Economic
Cooperation. Social Structure in India Multiculturalism Demographic
Trends Urbanization and Migration Gender Issues Social Justice :
PositiveDiscriminationinfavoroftheunderprivilegedSocialMovements
Indian Political System Human Development Social Sectors in India,
HealthandEducation.
PaperIIEnglish(WritingSkills):
ThepaperonEnglishshallbeframedinamannertoassessthewritingskills
includingexpressionandunderstandingofthetopic.
PaperIIIFinanceandManagement/Economics/Statistics:
(A)FinanceandManagement:

(I)Finance
(a)FinancialSystem
RegulatorsofBanksandFinancialInstitutions
ReserveBankofIndiafunctionsandconductofmonetarypolicy,
Banking System in India, Financial Institutions SIDBI, EXIM,
NABARD,NHB,etc.
(b)FinancialMarkets
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond,
Equity,etc.),functions,instruments,recentdevelopments.
(c)GeneralTopics
RiskManagementinBankingSector
BasicsofDerivatives:Forward,FuturesandSwap
ChangingLandscapeofBankingsector
Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio
Investment,PublicSectorReforms,Disinvestments
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FinancialInclusionuseoftechnology
Alternate source of finance, private and social costbenefit,
PublicPrivatePartnership
CorporateGovernanceinBankingSector,roleofegovernancein
addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the
governmentsector.
TheUnionBudgetDirectandIndirecttaxesNontaxsourcesof
Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST,
Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and
BudgetManagementAct(FRBM),
Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and
remedies(control):WPI,CPIcomponentsandtrends.
(II)Management:
Management: its nature and scope The Management Processes Planning,
Organisation,Staffing,DirectingandControllingTheRoleofaManagerinan
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
andPerformanceCounsellingCareerPlanningTrainingandDevelopment
RewardsEmployeeWelfare.Motivation,MoraleandIncentives: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 nonverbal
Communication upward, downward and lateral communication Barriers to
Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance:
Factors affecting Corporate Governance Mechanisms of Corporate
Governance.Thequestionsonthissectionwillbebasicinnature.
(B)Economics

(a)Microeconomics
Consumers behaviour and firms value of resources like land,
labourandcapital
Marketsmonopoly,perfectandimperfectcompetition
General Equilibrium of price and activity, economic welfare and
caseforregulatory/policyinterventions
(b)Macroeconomics
Measuring national income and its components basic macro
identitiesandideaofmacrobalanceGoodsandFinancialMarket
Equilibrium(ISLMFramework)
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Major macroeconomic school of thoughts Classical, Keynesian


andMonetarist
Consumption and Investment demand demand management
policiesandtheireffectiveness
Moneydemandandsupplymonetaryandfiscalpolicies
(c)InternationalEconomics
Benefit of International trade comparative and absolute
advantage effect of International trade on resources allocation
and factor price equalisation nonconventional trade barriers,
optimumcurrencyareasandeffectofcustomsunion
International finance and exchange rates issues in an open
economy, benefits and costs of an interconnected financial
marketsevolutionofinternationalfinancialarchitecture
(d)PublicEconomics
PublicGoods,instrumentsoffinancing,governmenttaxandnon
taxrevenue
Direct and Indirect taxes, efficiency costs of commodity taxes,
income taxation, labour supply and savings, corporate taxation
andcorporatebehaviour
Government expenditure policyvarious components, deficit
financing and its impact on the economy, government debt and
crowdingoutofprivatecapital
(e)IndiasEconomyandDevelopmentIssues
Indias experimentations with planned development models and
the outcomes, structural issuessavings and investment,
demography,urbanization,productivity,etc.,issueswithpoverty,
inequalityandemployment
Agriculture
policy
and
developments,
manufacturing
competitivenesswhatisholdingIndiaback,roleofpublicsector
enterprises in the key economic sectors, Indias resilient service
sectortrade,tourism,communication,ITES,etc.
Financial sector regulation and reformsbanking, insurance and
capital market, fiscal policy and the changing priorities of
government,emergenceofmonetarypolicyanditsnewrole
(C)Statistics:

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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, Lognormal,
BetaandGammadistributions,Weibull,Uniform,Bivariatenormal
distribution and truncated distributions, Markovs inequality,
Chebyshevs inequality, CauchySchwarz inequality, Laws of
largenumbers,Centrallimittheoremsandapplications.
StatisticalMethods:Populationandsample,Measuresofcentral
tendencies Parameter and Statistic, Correlation and Regression,
intraclass correlation, multiple and partial correlations,
Spearman's coefficient of rank correlation, Z, chisquare, t and F
statistics and their properties and applications, Large sample
distributions, Variance stabilizing transformations, sin inverse,
squareroot,logarithmicandztransformation.
Linear Models: General Linear models, BLUE, method of least
squares, GaussMarkoff theorem, estimation of error variance,
Simple and Multiple linear regression models, Important
assumptions and treatments in case of assumptions violation,
Regression diagnostics, Analysis of variance in one, two and
threewayclassifications,AnalysisofCovarianceinoneandtwo
wayclassifications.
Statistical Inference: Properties of estimators, MVUE, Rao
Blackwell and LehmannScheffe theorems, CramerRao
inequality, methods of estimation, properties of maximum
likelihood and other estimators, confidence intervals. Simple and
compositehypotheses,TypeIandTypeIIerrors,sizeandpower
of a test, Most Powerful and Uniformly Most Powerful tests,
NeymanPearson lemma, Likelihood Ratio test and its properties
and applications. SPRT, OC and ASN functions, Tests of
goodness of fit. Parametric vs. Nonparametric Test, Frequently
usednonparametricinferentialstatisticalmethods.
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 and S, Mahalanobis D2 and
Hotelling'sT2anditsapplications.
Optimisation
Control:Linear

Techniques
and
Statistical
Programming,
Transportation

Quality
Problem,

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Assignment Problem, Basics of Simulation, Quality control,


ProcessControlandProductControl,controlcharts,Acceptance
Samplingplan,singleanddoublesamplingplans(ASN,OC,ATI,
LTPD,AOQL).
Sample Surveys and Design of Experiments: Simple and
Stratified random sampling, ratio and regression methods of
estimation,Doublesampling,Systematic,Cluster,twostageand
PPS sampling. Sampling and Nonsampling errors. Principles of
Design of Experiments, Completely Randomized Design,
Randomized Block Design, Latin Square Design, missing plot
technique, 22 and 23 factorial designs, SplitPlot Design and
Balanced Incomplete Block Design, Fractional factorial
experiments
Applied Economic Statistics: Time Series vs. cross sectional
data, Multiplicative and additive models, Autocorrelation, 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, Ginis
coefficient, Lorenz curves, Application of Pareto and Lognormal
asincomedistributions.
Vital Statistics: Sources of vital statistics compilation, Errors in
censusandregistrationdata,Measurementofpopulation,rateand
ratioofvitalevents,StationaryandStablepopulation,LifeTables,
Measures of Fertility, Mortality and Reproduction, Crude rates of
naturalgrowth,PearlsVitalIndex.
Numerical Analysis: Principles of floating point computations
and rounding errors, Linear Equations factorization methods,
pivoting and scaling, residual error correction method, Iterative
methods, Jacobi, GaussSeidel methods, Newton and Newton
like methods, unconstrained optimization, Lagrange interpolation
techniques, Cubic Splines, Error estimates, Polynomials and
leastsquaresapproximationIntegrationbyinterpolation,adaptive
quadraturesandGaussmethods.
Basic Computer Applications: Functional organization of
computers, algorithms, 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,
ProgrammingusingC,MINITABandFORTRAN.
Thechoiceisyoursthatwhichsubjectoutof(A),(B)and(C)youwanttogo
with. The ball is in your court and you are the one to make the ultimate
decision. But before making any decision, do remember that whatever you
chose will affect your performance in the exam. And last but not the least,
we are providing you the link of RBI where you will get the sample pappers
forGradeBOfficerrecruitmentprocess.Itwillclearlygiveyouanideawhat
andhowitisgoingtobe.
CutOffforPhaseIin2014:

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