RBI Grade B Officers selection process involves three stages. Phase I is an objective examination on General awareness, English, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning, of 200 marks to be attempted in 2 hours. Phase II shall have three papers, each of 100 marks, of which two will be compulsory (English, Economic and Social issues), and one optional (Finance & Management / Economics / Statistics ). Interview round would be of 50 marks. To prepare for RBI Grade B officers recruitment, it is essential to know the exam pattern, syllabus and relevant study material. Get here complete strategy of RBI Grade B preparation 2016 including books, tips, syllabus and exam pattern of each stage.

RBI Grade B Preparation

If you are preparing for RBI Grade B Officers Recruitment, along with preparing for other banking exams or UPSC / SSC exams, then half the battle may have already been won. Don’t lose heart however if you are exclusively preparing for this only.

Click Here for RBI Grade B Admit Card.

The first thing to check off your list is understanding the exam pattern.

Phase I Online Examination

  • Total Marks: 200,
  • Time: 2 hours,

Modules / subjects of the exam:

  • General Awareness,
  • English Language,
  • Quantitative Aptitude,
  • Reasoning.

You need to get minimum marks in each test as well as in overall score. Those who get cut off score in RBI Grade B Phase I will be called for Phase II.

Phase II Online Examination

Paper Marks Time Description
Paper I – Economic and social issues 100 90 Objective type
Paper II – English writing skills 100 90 Descriptive type, answers to be typed with help of keayboard
Paper III (optional) – Finance and Management 100 90 Objective type

Candidates who obtain minimum cut off marks in this phase will be then called for interview.

Interview will be of 50 marks.

Now that we have this out of the way, focus on knowing the syllabus and officially recommended reference material. We suggest you to go through this link and this pdf file to understand the syllabus of RBI Grade B Officers Recruitment exam.

Most recommended books for RBI Grade B Preparation

You can pick up one good book for each specific test section. However, some subjects may require more than one book. For example, to study Economics, you should definitely reach NCERT Economics Class XI and XII. Additionally you will also need Indian Economy book by Ramesh Singh.

The most recommended books to prepare for RBI Grade B exam are listed here.

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Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh (TMH Publication) SSC CGL Buy on Flipkart SSC CGL Buy on Amazon
General Knowledge by Lucent SSC CGL Buy on Flipkart SSC CGL Buy on Amazon
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal SSC CGL Buy on Flipkart SSC CGL Buy on Amazon
RBI Grade-B Officer Exam Guide for Phase – 1 SSC CGL Buy on Flipkart SSC CGL Buy on Amazon
RBI Grade-B Officers Online Exam Phase-1 Objective Type Practice Work Book Including Model Solved Papers SSC CGL Buy on Flipkart SSC CGL Buy on Amazon
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RBI Grade – B Officers’ Phase – 1 Objective Type: Practice Work Book SSC CGL Buy on Flipkart SSC CGL Buy on Amazon
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RBI Grade B Phase 2 Preparation

Economic Survey

Check out the Economic Survey published by the Ministry of Finance.

Also go through the following for RBI Grade B Phase II Preparation.

  • Features and benefits of GST,
  • Pan-India Goods and Services Tax regime,

7 Essential Tips for RBI Grade B Preparation

By now you are aware of what to study, and from where, to prepare for RBI Grade B Officers Recruitment exam. The tips listed here will help you further your preparation.

  1. Read a current affair magazine and build up your knowledge on general knowledge and current affairs. Magazines like Competition Success Review are very helpful to get knowledgeable about what’s happening around the world, from the point of view of competitive examinations.
  2. Read one good newspaper every day. The Hindu is most recommended newspaper for competitive exam preparations. This newspaper will help you understand the political, economical aspects of several news.
  3. Pay attention to matters related to banking industry, economy, budget, stock exchange, SEBI and so on.
  4. For Quantitative aptitude, practice solving QA questions by using better approaches for longer problems. Attempts questions on trigonometry, geometry, algebra during your preparations so that you can improve your speed and accuracy.
  5. For General awareness, enhance current affairs knowledge, general knowledge, and economy related knowledge. Go through the Union budget of current year, RBI policies, economic policies. Be aware of the basic economic terms and their implications, understand and have views on trade relations between India and other countries, the banking system, money dealings.
  6. For English language test, work on basics of English grammar. Practice fill in the blanks, antonyms and synonyms, word meanings, word substitution, sentence correction.
  7. Be prepared to tackle logical reasoning questions on finding the odd word, input-output, seating arrangements, blood relation, coding-decoding, assumptions and inferences, inequality, data sufficiency.

Get previous year RBI Grade B PapersClick here for question papers of RBI Grade B.

Revised process of recruitment of Officers in Grade-‘B’- (DR)

It has been decided by the Reserve Bank of India to introduce a new scheme of selection for recruitment of officers in Grade-‘B’ (DR), from recruitment year 2015. Under the new scheme of selection the examination will be computer based (Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern) and consists of two phases, viz., Phase-I and Phase-II, followed by Interview. While Phase-I examination will continue as per existing Phase-I examination for Grade-‘B’ (DR), Phase-II examination will consist of three papers of which two will be compulsory papers and one optional paper. The compulsory papers are Paper-I on ‘English’ and Paper-II on ‘Economic and Social Issues’. The optional Paper- Paper-III will have options of subjects, viz., ‘Finance & Management’ or ‘Economics’ or ‘Statistics’. In Phase-II the paper on ‘English’ will be descriptive type and computer based, i.e. to be typed on computer screen with the help of the keyboard. Prospective candidates are advised that Phase-II of the examination will be conducted within two to three weeks of Phase-I of the examination. The new scheme of selection is furnished in the Annex-A. The Syllabi of all the papers are furnished in Annex-B.

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