RBI Assistant & Grade B Syllabus

Assistant RBI Syllabus
Grade B RBI Syllabus

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Recruitment Board Reserve Bank of India
Post Name Assistant

RBI Assistant Selection Procedure 2022

  • I. Preliminary Examination (Multiple Choice):
  • II. Main Examination (Multiple Choice):
  • III. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2022

RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination Pattern
Name of Tests (Objective) No of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes
RBI Assistant Main Examination Pattern
Name of Tests (Objective) No of Questions Marks Duration
Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
Test of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Test of Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
Test of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes
  • i) The above online test/s except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • ii) Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations
  • iii) A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.
  • iv) There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination).1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • v) Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter for examination from the RBI’s website.
  • vi) Roll No. of the candidates successful in preliminary online examination will be made available on RBI’s website in February/March 2022. The Roll No. of candidates successful in main online examination will be made available on RBI’s website and a brief notice thereof will be published on the Bank’s website in March/April 2022. The successful candidates
    from the main on-line examination will be intimated on Bank’s website for submission of requisite documents to the Regional Office, within a period of fifteen days and no email/ sms in this regard will be sent to them.
  • vii) Only such number of candidates will be called for Language Proficiency Test who stand sufficiently high in merit based on the aggregate marks of the main on-line examination, Such merit will be decided by the Bank in relation to the number of notified vacancies to be filled in.
  • viii) LPT is mandatory. No exemption of any sort will be given to any candidate from appearing in LPT, which will be conducted at respective Offices of the Bank. Final Selection will depend, on the performance in online test, qualifying in LPT, Medical fitness, verification of certificates, Biometric Data, etc. to the Bank’s satisfaction. Decision of the Bank in this
    regard, shall be final. Biometric verification and LPT are qualifying in nature and the final selection will only be based on performance in main on-line examination.
  • ix) Appointment of selected candidate will be subject his/her being declared medically fit as per the rules of the Bank

III. Language Proficiency Test (LPT):The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned as detailed below). Candidate not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified.

The Office wise local language/s is/are as follows:

Area Language for LPT
Ahmedabad Gujarati
Bengaluru Kannada
Bhopal Hindi
Bhubaneswar Oriya
Chandigarh Punjabi / Hindi
Chennai Tamil
Guwahati Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
Hyderabad Telugu
Jaipur Hindi
Jammu Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri
Kanpur & Lucknow Hindi
Kolkata Bengali / Nepali
Mumbai Marathi / Konkani
Nagpur Marathi / Hindi
New Delhi Hindi
Patna Hindi / Maithili
Thiruvananthapuram Malayalam

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2022

RBI Syllabus – English Language:

  • Cloze Test.
  • Sentence Errors.
  • Sentence Improvement.
  • Word Usage.
  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Fillers.
  • Vocabulary based questions.
  • Jumbled Paragraph.
  • Phrase/ Connectors.

RBI Syllabus Prelims/ Mains  – Aptitude:

  • Number Series.
  • Average.
  • Time & Work.
  • Simplification/ Approximation.
  • Time & Distance.
  • Ratio & Proportion.
  • Boats and Streams.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Profit & Loss.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Quadratic Equation.
  • Partnership.
  • Problem on Ages.
  • Pipe and Cisterns.

RBI Syllabus – Reasoning:

  • Seating Arrangement – Circular, Square, and Linear.
  • Blood Relation.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Distance and Direction.
  • Syllogism.
  • Puzzle.
  • Inequality.
  • Coding and Decoding.
  • Ranking.

RBI Syllabus General Awareness

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India.
  • Baking/ Financial Awareness/ Economics News.
  • Current Affairs – National and International.
  • Awards.
  • Sports.
  • Summits.
  • Defence.
  • Appointments.
  • Book & Authors.

RBI Syllabus – Computer Knowledge:

  • History and Generation of Computers.
  • Computer Memory.
  • Computer Software.
  • Operating System.
  • Internet.
  • Basics of DBMS.
  • Computer and Network Security.
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation.
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices.
  • Computer Languages.
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys.
  • Computer Network.
  • Number System and Conversions.

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Reserve Bank of India has published syllabus for the post of Grade B .

RBI Grade B Syllabus Details 2022

Recruitment Board Reserve Bank of India
Post Name Graade B

RBI Grade B Selection Procedure 2022

Examination will consist of two phases, viz. – Phase-I & Phase-II followed by interview.

  • (i) Phase-I examination will be objective type with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Phase-I examination will continue as per the existing Phase-I examination for Grade-‘B’ (DR). There are four modules in Phase-I, viz.-General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
  • (ii) Phase-II examinations will consist of three papers in MCQ pattern (except Paper-I) – viz. Paper-I on English (writing skills); Paper-II – Economic & Social Issues and Paper-III -(optional subjects) – Finance & Management/Economics/ Statistics.
    Only successful candidates of Phase-I will appear for Phase-II examination on a later date.
    Based on the results of Phase-II examinations candidates will be shortlisted for interview.
  • (iii) Interview Final selection will be through merit lists which will be prepared by adding
    marks secured by candidates in Phase-II (Paper-I + Paper-II + Paper-III) and Interview.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022

RBI Grade B Phase-I Pattern
Paper Exam Type Marks Duration
English Language  


Objective Type






2 hours

General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
RBI Grade B Phase-II Pattern
Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper 1 English-( writing skills) 100 1½ hours
Paper 2 Economic and Social Issues 100 1½ hours
Paper 3 Optional Paper (Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics) 100 1½ hours

RBI Grade B Phase-I Syllabus 2022

RBI Syllabus English Language

  • Verb.
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Comprehension.
  • Tenses.
  • Grammar.
  • Adverb.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement.
  • Articles.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Synonyms.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Error Correction.
  • Sentence Rearrangement.
  • Antonyms etc.

RBI Syllabus General Awareness

  • Banking Terms, Current Rates
  • Environment.
  • International & National Organizations.
  • Books.
  • General Science.
  • History.
  • General Knowledge.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Awards.
  • Indian Economy.
  • Current Affairs.
  • Budget.
  • Authors.
  • Geography.

RBI Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude

  • Time & Distance.
  • Mensuration.
  • Average.
  • Relationship Between Numbers.
  • Use of Tables and Graphs.
  • Ratio & Proportion.
  • Percentages.
  • Simple Interest.
  • Profit & Loss.
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations.
  • Number Systems.
  • Discount.
  • Computation of Whole Numbers.
  • Time & Work.
  • Partnership.
  • Decimals and Fractions.

RBI Syllabus Reasoning

  • Analogy.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Cubes and Dice.
  • Directions.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Embedded Figures
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Number Series.
  • Number Ranking.
  • Mirror Images
  • Decision Making
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Alphabet Series etc.

RBI Grade B Phase-II Syllabus 2022

RBI Syllabus 1. English (Writing Skills):

  • The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills
    including expression and understanding of the topic.

RBI Syllabus 2. 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 – 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 Cooperation. Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends –
    Urbanization and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice : Positive
    Discrimination in favor of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian
    Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and
  • Suggested reference material:
    • Books:
      1. Indian Economy: Uma Kapila.(Series of Books)
      2. Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
      3. Growth And Development: Devraj Ray
      4. Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao
    • News Papers:
      1. Economic Times
      2. Hindu
      3. Business Standard
    • Weekly/Monthly Magazines/Bulletins /Reports:
      1. Economic and Political Weekly
      2. Southern Economist
      3. Yojana
      4. Business India
      5. RBI Bulletins
    • Reports:
      1. World Development Report
      2. Economic Survey of India

RBI Syllabus Optional Paper:

  • RBI Syllabus (A)Finance
    • RBI Syllabus (a) Financial System
      1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
      2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy,
      Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM,
      NABARD, NHB, etc.
    • RBI Syllabus (b) Financial Markets
      Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.),
      functions, instruments, recent developments.
    • RBI Syllabus (c) General Topics
      1 Risk Management in Banking Sector
      2. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
      3. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
      4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment,
      Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
      5. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
      6. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, PublicPrivate Partnership
      7. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in
      addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the
      government sector.
      8. 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),
      9. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies
      (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.
    • Suggested reference material:
      a. An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and D C Hauge
      b. Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
      c. Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
      d. Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
      e. Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin
      f. Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
      g. Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram
      h. Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra
  • RBI Syllabus (B) Management:
    • RBI Syllabus 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 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.The questions on this section will be basic in nature.
  • RBI Syllabus 4. Economics
    • RBI Syllabus (a) Microeconomics
      1. Consumers behaviour and firms; value of resources like land, labour and capital
      2. Markets-monopoly, perfect and imperfect competition
      3. General Equilibrium of price and activity, economic welfare and case for regulatory / policy interventions
    • RBI Syllabus (b) Macroeconomics
      1. Measuring national income and its components; basic macro identities and idea of macro-balance; Goods and Financial Market Equilibrium (ISLM Framework)
      2. Major macro-economic school of thoughts; Classical, Keynesian and Monetarist
      3. Consumption and Investment demand; demand management policies and their effectiveness
      4. Money demand and supply; monetary and fiscal policies
    • RBI Syllabus (c) International Economics
      1. Benefit of International trade; comparative and absolute advantage;effect of International trade on resources allocation and factor price equalisation; non-conventional trade barriers, optimum currency areas and effect of customs union
      2. International finance and exchange rates issues in an open economy,benefits and costs of an inter-connected financial markets; evolution of international financial architecture
    • RBI Syllabus (d) Public Economics
      1. Public Goods, instruments of financing, government tax and non-tax revenue
      2. Direct and Indirect taxes, efficiency costs of commodity taxes, income taxation, labour supply and savings, corporate taxation and corporatebehaviour
      3. Government expenditure policy-various components, deficit financing and its impact on the economy, government debt and crowding out of private capital
    • RBI Syllabus (e) India’s Economy and Development Issues
      1. India’s experimentations with planned development models and the outcomes, structural issues-savings and investment, demography,urbanization, productivity, etc., issues with poverty, inequality and employment
      2. Agriculture- policy and developments, manufacturing competitiveness;what is holding India back, role of public sector enterprises in the key economic sectors, India’s resilient service sector; trade, tourism,communication, ITES, etc.
      3. Financial sector regulation and reforms-banking, insurance and capital market, fiscal policy and the changing priorities of government,emergence of monetary policy and its new role
    • Suggested reference material:
      a. Microeconomics, Student Value Edition (8th edition) by Robert Pindyck, Daniel Rubinfeld
      b. Intermediate Microeconomics : A modern Approach (8th edition) by Hal R. Varian
      c. Macroeconomics (2011) by Rudiger Dornbusch, Stanley Fisher, Richard Starz
      d. Macroeconomics by N. Gregory Mankiw, (Seventh Edition),
      e. International Economics (2013) by Domimick Salvatore
      f. International Economics (2011) by Paul Krugman and Maurics Obstfeld
      g. International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics (1993) by Francisco L. RiveraBatiz, Luis A. Rivera- Batiz
      h. Public Finance in Theory and Practice (1989) by Richard Abel Musgrave and Peggy B.Musgrave
      i. The Concise Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Edited by Kaushik Basu & Annemie Maertens
      j. Indian Economy since Independence (2014) edited by Uma Kapila
      k. Indian Economy : Performance and Policies (2015) edited by Uma Kapila
      l. India Development Report (2015) edited by S. Mahendra Dev
  • RBI Syllabus 5. Statistics:
    • RBI Syllabus (1) 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, Log-normal, Beta and Gamma distributions, Weibull, Uniform, Bivariate normal distribution and truncated distributions, Markov’s inequality, Chebyshev’s inequality, CauchySchwarz inequality, Laws of large numbers, Central limit theorems and applications.
    • RBI Syllabus (2) Statistical Methods: Population and sample, Measures of central tendencies Parameter and Statistic, Correlation and Regression, intraclass correlation, multiple and partial correlations, Spearman’s coefficient of rank correlation, Z, chi-square, t and F statistics and their properties and applications, Large sample distributions, Variance stabilizing transformations, sin inverse, square root, logarithmic and z transformation.
    • RBI Syllabus (3) Linear Models: General Linear models, BLUE, method of least squares,Gauss-Markoff theorem, estimation of error variance, Simple and Multiple linear regression models, Important assumptions and treatments in case of assumption’s violation, Regression diagnostics, Analysis of variance in one, two and three-way classifications, Analysis of Covariance in one and two-way classifications.
    • RBI Syllabus (4) Statistical Inference: Properties of estimators, MVUE, Rao-Blackwell and
      Lehmann-Scheffe theorems, Cramer-Rao inequality, methods of estimation, properties of maximum likelihood and other estimators,confidence intervals. Simple and composite hypotheses, Type I and Type II errors, size and power of a test, Most Powerful and Uniformly Most Powerful tests, Neyman-Pearson lemma, Likelihood Ratio test and its properties and applications. SPRT, OC and ASN functions, Tests of goodness of fit. Parametric vs. Non-parametric Test, Frequently-used nonparametric inferential statistical methods.
    • RBI Syllabus (5) 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 X and S, Mahalanobis D2 and Hotelling’s T2 and its applications.
    • RBI Syllabus (6) Optimisation Techniques and Statistical Quality Control: Linear Programming, Transportation Problem, Assignment Problem, Basics of Simulation, Quality control, Process Control and Product Control, control charts, Acceptance Sampling plan, single and double sampling plans (ASN, OC, ATI, LTPD, AOQL).
    • RBI Syllabus (7) Sample Surveys and Design of Experiments: Simple and Stratified random sampling, ratio and regression methods of estimation, Double sampling, Systematic, Cluster, two stage and PPS sampling. Sampling and Non-sampling errors. Principles of Design of Experiments, Completely Randomized Design, Randomized Block Design, Latin Square Design,missing plot technique, 22 and 23 factorial designs, Split-Plot Design and Balanced Incomplete Block Design, Fractional factorial experiments
    • RBI Syllabus (8) Applied Economic Statistics: Time Series vs. cross sectional data, Multiplicative and additive models, Auto-correlation, 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, Gini’s coefficient, Lorenz curves, Application of Pareto and Lognormal as income distributions.
    • RBI Syllabus (9) Vital Statistics: Sources of vital statistics compilation, Errors in census and registration data, Measurement of population, rate and ratio of vital events, Stationary and Stable population, Life Tables, Measures of Fertility, Mortality and Reproduction, Crude rates of natural growth, Pearl’s Vital Index.
    • RBI Syllabus (10) Numerical Analysis: Principles of floating point computations and rounding errors, Linear Equations factorization methods, pivoting and scaling, residual error correction method, Iterative methods, Jacobi,Gauss-Seidel methods, Newton and Newton like methods, unconstrained optimization, Lagrange interpolation techniques, Cubic Splines, Error estimates, Polynomials and least squares approximation; Integration by interpolation, adaptive quadratures and Gauss methods.
    • RBI Syllabus (11) 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,Programming using C, MINITAB and FORTRAN.
    • Suggested reference material:
      1. Atkinson, K.E. (1989): An Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Wiley.
      2. Bhat, B.R. (2007): Modern Probability Theory, New Age International.
      3. Cochran, William G. (1977): Sampling Techniques. John Wiley and Sons, New York
      4. Das, M.N. and N. C. Giri (1986): Design and Analysis of Experiments. Wiley Eastern Ltd.
      5. Draper, N.R. and H. Smith (1998): Applied Regression Analysis, John Wiley & Sons.
      6. Goon, A.M., M. K. Gupta and B. Dasgupta (2001): Fundamentals of Statistics. (2 Vols.), World
      Press, Kolkata.
      7. Gibbons, J.D. & S. Chakrabarti (2007): Non parametric Statistical Inference, Chapman and Hall.
      8. Gupta, S.C. and V. K. Kapoor (2007): Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics, Sultan Chand
      and Sons.
      9. Gupta, S.C. and V. K. Kapoor (2008): Fundamentals of Applied Statistics, Sultan Chand and
      10. Hollander Myles and Douglas A. Wolfe (2006): Non Parametric Statistical method, Wiley.
      11. Kshirsagar, A.M. (1983): A Course in Linear Models Marcel Dekker, New York.
      12. Montgomery, D. C. (2008): Design and Analysis of Experiments, John Wiley and Sons.
      13. Montgomery, D.C., E. A. Peck and G. G. Vining(2006): Introduction to Linear Regression
      Analysis, John Wiley and Sons.
      14. Murthy, M.N. (1967): Sampling Theory and Methods. Statistical Publishing Society, Kolkata.
      15. Rajaraman, V. (2010): Fundamentals of Computers, Prentice-Hall India.
      16. Rohatgi, V. K. and A. K. Md. Ehsanes Saleh (2009): An Introduction to Probability and
      Statistics, John Wiley and Sons.
      17. Saxena, H.C. (2005): Finite Differences and Numerical Analysis, S. Chand and Co.
      18. Silberschatz, A., H. F. Korth and S. Sudarshan (1997): Database System Concepts, McGrawHill.
      19. Sinha, P.K. (2010): Computer Fundamentals, University Science Press.
      20. Sukhatme, P.V., B. V. Sukhatme, S. Sukhatme and C. Asok (1984): Sampling Theory of
      Surveys with Applications, Iowa State University Press, Iowa, USA.
      21. Swaroop, K., P. K. Gupta and M. M. Singh (1985): Operations Research, Sultan Chand and
      22. Taha, H.A. (1982). Operations Research: An Introduction, Macmillan Publishing Company.

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