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RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2015 Phase I II Previous Papers at www.rbi.org.in

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern 2015 Syllabus Download Previous Papers for Phase I and Phase II Online Exam at www.rbi.org.in – Reserve Bank of India Officers in Grade B Exam Date 2015 (Phase I 21, 22 November 2015) and (Phase II 07 December 2015):

The Reserve Bank of India has released RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2015 and Previous Papers on its official website at www.rbi.org.in. The RBI Recruitment Department is going to conduct Phase I and Phase II Online Examinations for Officers in Grade B (General) on Phase I: 21st & 22nd November 2015 and Phase II: 7th December 2015. The candidates can easily download RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2015 and Previous Papers by visiting the official website at www.rbi.org.in OR @opportunities.rbi.org.in.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2015 Phase I II Previous Papers at www.rbi.org.in

The Reserve Bank of India has issued an advertisement about RBI Grade B Officer Recruitment 2015 for 134 Vacancies of Officers in Grade B Posts on its official website at www.rbi.org.in. RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2015 Download Previous Papers of Phase I & Phase II Exams at opportunities.rbi.org.in. The candidates who have applied for RBI Officers in Grade B Recruitment 2015, are searching for the Exam Pattern and Syllabus on internet. The RBI Recruitment Department has already Declared RBI Grade B Officer Exam Dates (Phase I – 21.11.2015, 22.11.2015 and Phase II – 07.12.2015), Officers in Grade B (General) Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2015 and Previous Papers on its official website at www.rbi.org and @ opportunities.rbi.org.in.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Dates for Phase I & Phase II Online Examinations:

PHASE I Exam: The RBI Officers in Grade B (General) Phase I Online Exam 2015 will be conducted on 21st & 22nd November 2015. (The candidate needs to attend any one session of 21.11.2015 or 22.11.2015 as mentioned in his/her Admit Card.

PHASE II Exam: The RBI Officers in Grade B (General) Phase II Online Exam 2015 will be conducted on 7th December 2015. (The candidate will have to appear in all sessions/shifts of Phase II Exam on 07.12.2015).

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2015 for Phase I Online Exam (21/22 November 2015):

The Phase I Online Exam 2015 for Officers in Grade B (General) will contain following topics:

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning

All the questions will be of Objective Type.

Total Marks of Phase I Exam is 200 Marks.

Time Duration is set for 2 Hours (120 minutes).

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern 2015 for Phase II Online Exam (07 December 2015):

The Phase II Online Exam 2015 for RBI Officers in Grade B (General) will be of Qualifying Nature (i.e. the candidates who obtain Aggregate Cut Off in Phase I Exam, only those will be shortlisted for Phase II Exam 2015).

  1. Paper I – Economic and Social Issues [Objective Type]
  2. Paper II – English (Writing Skills) [Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard]
  3. Paper III (Optional) – Finance and Management OR Economics OR Statistics [Objective Type].

All the Papers (Paper 1, 2, 3) will contain 100 marks and time duration of 90 minutes.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Syllabus 2015 for Phase II Online Exam (7th December 2015):

Paper I – Economic and Social Issues:

The Paper I of Economic and Social Issues will include the questions relating to 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 Co-operation. 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 Education.

Paper II – English (Writing Skills):

The Paper II of English will be prepared for testing the English Writing Skills of the candidates. The topics in this paper will also check the Expression and Understanding of the candidates towards the topic (given in question).

Paper III – Finance and Management:


(1) Financial System:

  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions.
  • Reserve Bank of India – functions and conduct of Monetary Policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.

(2) Financial Markets:

Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity,etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

(3) General Topics:

  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  • Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  • Financial Inclusion- use of Technology
  • Alternate source of Finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, 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 (13th) Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM),
  • Inflation: 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; 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.

Paper III – Economics:

(1) Microeconomics:

  • Consumers behaviour and firms; value of resources like land, labour and capital.
  • Markets-monopoly, perfect and imperfect competition.
  • General Equilibrium of price and activity, economic welfare and case for regulatory / policy interventions.

(2) Macroeconomics:

  • Measuring national income and its components; basic macro identities and idea of macro-balance; Goods and Financial Market Equilibrium (IS-LM Framework).
  • Major macro-economic school of thoughts; Classical, Keynesian and Monetarist.
  • Consumption and Investment demand; demand management policies and their effectiveness.
  • Money demand and supply; monetary and fiscal policies.

(3) International Economics:

  • 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.
  • International finance and exchange rates issues in an open economy, benefits and costs of an inter-connected financial markets; evolution of international financial architecture.

(4) Public Economics:

  • Public Goods, instruments of financing, government tax and non-tax revenue.
  • Direct and Indirect taxes, efficiency costs of commodity taxes, income taxation, labour supply and savings, corporate taxation and corporate behaviour.
  • Government expenditure policy-various components, deficit financing and its impact on the economy, government debt and crowding out of private capital.

(5) India’s Economy and Development Issues:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Paper III – Statistics:

(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, Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, Laws of large numbers, Central limit theorems and applications.

(2) Statistical Methods:

Population and sample, Measures of central tendencies Parameter and Statistic, Correlation and Regression, intra-class 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.

(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.

(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 non-parametric inferential statistical methods.

(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 and S, Mahalanobis D2 and Hotelling’s T2 and its applications.

(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).

(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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

RBI Grade B Officer Previous Question Papers for Phase I & Phase II Exams:

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  1. English
  2. Economic and Social Issues
  3. Finance and Management


  1. English
  2. Economic and Social Issues
  3. Finance and Management


  1. English
  2. Economic and Social Issues
  3. Finance and Management


  1. English
  2. Economic and Social Issues
  3. Finance and Management

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