Step 1- Understand the syllabus and demands of RBI Grade B exam.

RBI exam is conducted in three phases.

  • RBI Grade B Phase 1 comprises of Aptitude test (English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation) and General Awareness.

  • RBI Grade B Phase 2 comprises of 3 papers- English, Economic and Social Issues (ESI) and Finance and Management. While English is Descriptive, ESI and Finance and management are objective papers. Marks of RBI Grade B exam phase 2 and phase 3 are combined to prepare merit list of candidates for RBI exam.

  • RBI Grade B Phase 3 is the Interview stage.

Breakup of syllabus-

The breakup for RBI Grade B exam phase 1 is-

  • RBI Grade B preparation can be done by breaking down the preparation into General awareness in section 1 and aptitude in section 2.

  • RBI Grade B preparation for general awareness will go together for phase 1, 2 and Interview.

  • In Aptitude and GA, you can break down RBI preparation in to the following sub-topics:

DATA INTERPRETATION for RBI Grade B:

·      TABULAR GRAPHS

·      LINE GRAPHS

·      BAR GRAPHS

·      PIE CHARTS

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE for RBI Grade B:

·      VBODMAS

·      NUMBER SYSTEMS

·      SIMPLE INTEREST AND COMPOUND INTEREST

·      PERCENTAGE

·      AVERAGES

·      PROFIT, LOSS AND DISCOUNT

·      RATIOS

·      TIME, SPEED AND DISTANCE

·      TIME AND WORK

·      PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS

·      PROBABILITY

·      SET THEORY

To watch Free video on Quant for RBI Grade B phase 1: Click here

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REASONING:

·      DATA SUFFICIENCY

·      SERIES

·      PUZZLES

·      VENN DIAGRAM

·      CODING DECODING

·      BLOOD RELATIONS

·      DIRECTIONS

·      INPUT AND OUTOUT FLOWCHART

·      VISUAL REASONING

·      CALENDARS

·      CLOCKS

·      ASSUMPTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

·      STRONG AND WEAK ARGUMENTS

To watch Free video on Reasoning for RBI Grade B phase 1: Click here

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ENGLISH:

·      READING COMPREHENSION

·      REARRANGEMENT OF WORDS/ SENTENCES

·      PARAGRAPH COMPLETION

·      SENTENCE CORRECTION

·      SPOTTING ERRORS

·      SYNONYM

·      ANTONYM

·      ONE WORD SUBSTITUTION

·      SENTENCE COMPLETION

·      SPELLING CORRECTION

·      FILL IN THE BLANKS

·      IDIOMS AND PHRASES

To watch Free video on English for RBI Grade B phase 1: Click here

To get Free RBI grade b study material on english: Click here

GENERAL AWARENESS:

·      STATIC PART OF GA

·      CURRENT AFFAIRS- ANALYTICAL AND FACTUAL

·      BANKING AWARENESS

·      APPOINTMENTS

·      IMPORTANT DAYS

·      INDICES

·      SPORTS

·      AWARDS

·      SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

·      DEFENCE

·      INDIAN EVENTS

·      INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

·      SCHEMES

To watch Free video on Current affairs for RBI Grade B phase 1: Click here

To Take Daily Quiz for Current Affairs: Click here

  • Phase 1 intends to test your ability to solve general problems in a limited time frame. So, time management forms an important part of Phase 1.

The breakup for phase 2 is-

  • English- Essay, Precis, Letter, Comprehension (any combination can be made)

  • ESI Breakup-

INDIAN ECONOMY ON THE EVE OF INDEPENDENCE

·      PLANNING METHODOLOGY

·      CONDITION OF SOCIAL INDICATORS

·      DEMOGRAPHY

·      IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO

·      CONDITION OF DIFFERENT SECTORS

·      INDIAN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM

INDIAN ECONOMY- 1947-1969

·      PLANNING METHODOLOGY

·      CONDITION OF SOCIAL INDICATORS

·      DEMOGRAPHY

·      IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO

·      CONDITION OF DIFFERENT SECTORS

·      INDIAN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM

1969-1980

·      PLANNING METHODOLOGY

·      CONDITION OF SOCIAL INDICATORS

·      DEMOGRAPHY

·      IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO

·      CONDITION OF DIFFERENT SECTORS

·      INDIAN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM

1980- 1991

·      PLANNING METHODOLOGY

·      CONDITION OF SOCIAL INDICATORS

·      DEMOGRAPHY

·      IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO

·      CONDITION OF DIFFERENT SECTORS

·      INDIAN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM

1991- PRESENT

·      POLITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS

·      PLANNING METHODOLOGY

·      CONDITION OF SOCIAL INDICATORS

·      DEMOGRAPHY

·      IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO

·      CONDITION OF DIFFERENT SECTORS

·      INDIAN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM

UNION BUDGET MAKING

·      BUDGET MAKING PROCESS

·      REVENUE AND CAPITAL HEADS

·      PLAN VERSUS NON PLAN

·      DEFICITS AND SURPLUS

NATIONAL INCOME ACCOUNTING

·      EVOLUTION OF MACROECONOMICS

·      CIRCULAR FLOW OF INCOME

·      NEW METHOD OF INCOME CALCULATION

·      FORMULAS- GDP, GNP, NI, NNP ETC

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

·      BOP SURPLUS AND DEFICIT

·      FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET

·      TRADE DEFICIT, SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC DVT, SUSTAINABLE DVT, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

·      ECONOMIC VERSUS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

·      OLD AND NEW VIEW ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

·      HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

·      SDGs

·      ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

·      UNFCCC

MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY

·      MONETARY POLICY MAKING PROCESS

·      FISCAL POLICY PROCESS

·      IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONCEPTS

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS

SOCIAL ISSUES OF INDIA

·      DEMOGRAPHY

·      POVERTY

·      HEALTH

·      EDUCATION

·      GENDER

·      URBANIZATION

·      MIGRATION

·      POSITIVE DISCRIMINATION

To watch Free video on ESI & Economic survey for RBI Grade B phase 1: Click here

To get Free RBI Grade B exam Notes on ESI & Economic survey : Click here

INDIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM

·      CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

Finance and Management Breakup-

REGULATORS OF BANKS AND FIs

·      RBI

·      PFRDA

·      SEBI

·      IRDAI

·      OTHER REGULATORS

ABOUT RBI

·      HISTORY

·      EVOLUTION

·      ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

·      PRESENT RESPONSIBILITIES

·      AREA OF FUNCTIONING

·      MONETARY POLICY MAKING

INDIAN FINANCIAL MARKET- PRIMARY AND SECONDARY

·      HISTORY

·      EVOLUTION

·      PRESENT SCENARIO

·      FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

·      INSTRUMENTS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS

RISK MANAGEMENT IN BANKS

·      MEANING OF RISK MANAGEMENT

·      TYPES OF RISKS

·      METHODS OF RISK MANAGEMENT

·      PRACTICAL QUESTIONS ON RM

DERIVATIVES

·      THEORY

·      TYPES OF DERIVATIVES

·      DERIVATIVES IN INDIA

·      PRACTICAL

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

·      HISTORY OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION/ EXCLUSION IN INDIA

·      RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

·      HISTORY

·      EVOLUTION GLOBALLY

·      EVOLUTION IN INDIA

·      CONCEPT

·      E-GOVERNANCE

INDIAN BUDGET MAKING

·      PROCESS

·      TERMS

·      FRBM

·      FINANCE COMMISSION

·      UNION BUDGET

INFLATION

·      CONCEPT OF INFLATION

·      METHOD FOLLOWED IN INDIA

·      TYPES OF INFLATION

·      HISTORY OF DEPRESSION, RECESSIONS ETC

FINANCE- PRACTICAL

·      NPV

·      IRR

·      RATIOS

·      MANAGEMENT ACOUNTING

·      DERIVATIVES

·      LEVERAGE

·      CAPITAL BUDGETING

·      DIVIDEND POLICY

·      WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

To watch Free RBI Preparation videos on Finance: Click here

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ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOUR

ORGANIZATION THEORY

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

·      WHAT IS ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOUR

·      PERSONALITY

·      MOTIVATION

·      LEADERSHIP

·      COMMUNICATION

·      PERCEPTION

·      MORALE

·      EMOTIONS AND MOODS

·      ATTITUDES AND JOB SATISFACTION

·      GROUP BEHAVIOUR

·      CONFLICT AND NEGOTIATION

·      CULTURE

·      CHANGE AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

·      ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN

·      ORGANIZATION STRUCTURES

·      ORGANIZATION GOALS

·      PLANNING

·      CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

·      RECRUITMENT

·      SELECTION

·      TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

·      PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL

·      JOB ANALYSIS

·      JOB DESIGN AND WORK STUDY

·      EMPLOYEE MORALE

·      TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND KAIZEN

·      QUALITY OF WORK LIFE AND QUALITY CIRCLES

·      COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

·      STRATEGIC ROLE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

·      PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

·      MATERIALS MANAGEMENT AND INVENTORY CONTROL

To watch Free RBI Preparation videos on Management: Click here

To get Free RBI grade b study material on Management: Click here

Step 2- prepare a study plan:

  • Once you have understood the syllabus, it is time to prepare a study plan. If you start in December, you can first cover General awareness and Phase 2 (ESI and FM) and then shift towards Phase 1 aptitude. The course (Videos + study material) starts in December 2016.

Step 3- Get the right books for all subjects:

A detailed Book list for RBI grade b preparation can be found at the below link:

Book lis for RBI Grade B exam Phase 1 & 2