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Eligibilty Criteria

The applicants of the RBI Grade-B examination must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the examination.

RBI Grade B Eligibility: Age Limit

Candidates must fulfill the following age limit criteria to apply for the post of RBI Grade B which are given below:

  • The applicant's age must be between 21-30 years as of January 1, 2022.
  • There is age relaxation for applicants belonging to reserved categories, as per the norms of the Government of India.
  • The upper age limit for the applicants holding M. Phil qualification is 32 years and for the Ph. D degree is 34 years.

RBI Grade B Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

The educational qualification needed to be eligible to apply for the Post of RBI Grade-B Exam 2022 are mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Posts RBI Grade B Educational Qualifications
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) Applicants must possess 60% of marks 10th standard, 12th standard as well as in bachelors' degree from a state or Central Board/ University respectively (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD)
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR Applicants must have a Masters Degree in Economics/ Finance/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ Integrated Economics Course/ Quantitative Economics with at least 55% of marks. (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD)
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM
  • Applicants must have a master's degree in Mathematics/ Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Econometrics/ Statistical and Informatics from IIT Kharagpur with at least 55% in all years, or
  • Master Degree in Mathematics/ PG Diploma in Statistics from reputed an Institute, or M. Statistics from ISI with 55% mark in all semesters, or
  • PG Diploma in Business Analytics from ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta with 55% of marks. (5% relaxation for SC/ ST/ PWD)
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RBI Grade B Eligibility: Number of Attempts

The General aspirants can appear 6 times in the RBI Grade B Phase I exam, whereas there are no limitations for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWS aspirants.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the two phases is given below.

RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam Pattern:

RBI Phase-I of this examination consists of four sections. There is no sectional time limit. The total marks for each section are given below.

Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80 25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 minutes
English Language 30 30 25 minutes
Reasoning 60 60 45 minutes
Total 200 200 120 minutes

RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Pattern:

RBI Grade-B Phase-II examination question paper consists of three sections. Each section needs to be completed within 90 minutes. The total time duration is 270 minutes.

Name of Test Paper Type Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Paper I - Economic and Social Issues
  • 50% Objective Test
  • 50% Descriptive Test
  • 50
  • 50
  • 30 mins
  • 90 mins
Paper-II - English (Writing Skills) Descriptive Test 100 90 mins
Paper III - Finance and Management
  • 50% Objective Test
  • 50% Descriptive Test
  • 30 mins
  • 90 mins

RBI Grade B Phase-I Syllabus:

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

RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Syllabus:

The details of the topics to be covered for RBI Grade B Phase II are given in the below table.

Papers Topics
Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues
  • Growth and Development
  • Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental issues
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • IMF and World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation
  • Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic Trends
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Gender Issues
  • Privatization
  • Role of Economic Planning
  • Globalization
  • Balance of Payments
  • Export-Import Policy
  • Opening up of the Indian Economy
  • International Economic Institutions

Social Justice:

  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged
  • Social Sectors in India
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political System
  • Human Development
  • Health, and Education.
Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) This paper assesses the writing skill that includes the capability of expressing and understanding the topic
Paper-III: Finance and Management Finance:

  • Financial System
  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Banking System in India
  • Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc,
  • Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets
  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Reserve Bank of India- functions, and conduct monetary policy

Basics of Derivatives:

  • Forward, Futures, and Swap
  • Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
  • Portfolio Investment
  • Public Sector Reforms
  • Role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector

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)
  • Disinvestments
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  • Alternate source of finance
  • Private and social cost-benefit
  • Public-Private Partnership Corporate Governance in Banking Sector


  • Definition
  • Trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components, and trends.

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
  • Goals of HRD
  • Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal, Leadership Theories
  • A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
  • Human Resource Development
  • Concept of HRD 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.


  • Steps in the Communication Process
  • Communication Channels
  • Oral versus Written Communication
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Role of Information Technology
  • Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
  • upward, downward and lateral communication.

Corporate Governance:

  • Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
  • Factors affecting Corporate Governance.

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