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RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Syllabus and Patterns

RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Syllabus and Patterns – Candidates appearing for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Grade B exam may check the Syllabus and Pattern of Exam for Phase II for their references.

RBI  Grade B PART II is a Descriptive Type Test :

The Phase II written test will consist of three Descriptive Type papers – (1) Paper I – English (2) Paper II– Economic and Social Issues and (3) Paper III – Finance and Management. Each of these papers is of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks.

Syllabus For RBI Mains 
1. Paper I – English : Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension, Business/Office Correspondence.

2. Paper II – Economic and Social Issues : Ref: Datt & Sundaram Indian Economy or I C Dhingra Indian Economy is well written book to cover Indian Economy aspect. MBA Students can use there course books as well; NCERT books will also come handy for understanding Economy. Even Sociology Books of 11 & 12 will give good insight to the social Aspect of the paper.
– 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
– Privatisation
– Role of Economic Planning. Globalisation
– Opening up of the Indian Economy
– Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy
– International Economic Institutions
– IMF and World Bank
– Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India
– Multiculturalism
– Demographic Trends
– Urbanisation and Migration
– Gender Issues
– Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in Favour of the Under Privileged
– Social Movements
– Indian Political System
– Human Development
– Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

3. Paper III – Finance and Management : A good reference book will be Indian Financial Systems by MY Khan. Union Budget/ Economic Surveys can be directly referred from the ministries website. MBA Students can use there course books as well
Finance : The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect Taxes; Non-tax Sources of Revenue; Outlays; New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms; Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market, Stock Exchanges and their Regulation; Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation; Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market; Growth and Operation of the Money Market; The Foreign Exchange Market; From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management; Exchange Risk Management, Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development; Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions; Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.

Management : A good reference book written in a simple language – “Essentials of General Management” by Harold Koontz and Heinz Weihrich; MBA Students can use there course books as well
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.

NOTE : Always do remember that RBI syllabus for Grade B is only for reference purpose, they ask question from different areas which may not be included in the syllabus. What I suggest go for some good Economic current reference journals or books.


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