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July 17, 2014

Syllabus and Study Plan of RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2014


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Friends, today we shall discuss about the Syllabus and Preparation plan for upcoming RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam. As you know, we have already discussed the exam pattern and last year cutoff marks details of RBI Grade B Officers. Please read from here before proceeding further. 

Now let's have a look at the detailed syllabus and what to prepare for RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam.

Difficulty Level : The difficulty level of this exam will be almost similar to IBPS PO Exam. Of-course there will by no tricky questions, but you can expect high level aptitude and reasoning problems. For Aptitude section you will have some new topics which you don't find in regular bank exams (check details below). English will be of Clerical level, you can easily solve this section with good command over grammar but you should focus more on reading comprehension. For General Awareness, most of the questions will be from Economy. So don't waste much time preparing regular current affairs. Now, let's have a look at section wise analysis.

Syllabus of RBI Grade B Officers Exam (Phase I) 2014

General Awareness : You will get 80 questions from this section. So this will be the fate changer. If you observe old papers, you will get almost 60 questions from Economy. Aprox 14 questions from current affairs  and remaining 6 are from standard gk. You can expect maximum number of questions from RBI Policies, Union and Railway Budgets 2014-15, Economic survey 2013-14, Taxes, various plans and schemes launched by the government of India, Indian economy basics, economy and banking terminology, committees and heads, agreements and MOUs between nations, major financial organizations and their recent activities etc. Keep in mind that you are preparing for the job in India's central banking institution. Prepare accordingly.
  • Important Points to Note :
    • If you are already preparing for IBPS bank exams, then you can use the same Banking Awareness material for RBI Grade B Officers exam too. You can paralelly prepare both IBPS PO and RBI Grade B officers exam as the syllabus is almost same. 
    • You can completely avoid regular current affairs stuff if you feel you don't have enough time. But you should get good command over the current economy of India and world. 
    • Its better to read any of the following business news papers daily. 
      • Business Standard 
      • Financial Express 
      • The Economic Times
      • The Hindu Business Line
    • If you can't afford buying them, then just follow their websites regularly. Try to read atleast one article per day and make notes. This not only helps you in your General Awareness preparation, but also helps you for the reading comprehension questions of English Language section.
English Language : This will be the easiest section of this exam. You will get 30 questions from this section. If you have good command over the English grammar. You should work with your vocabulary, antonyms and synonyms. You can expect questions from fill in the blanks, sentence arrangement, sentence correction, phrases, substitution of words (5 marks for each topic). If you are not good at English, then its better to start your preparation with any English grammar book of your local language.
  • Important Point to Note :  For reading comprehension, you will get a passage from Economic news. So its better to read any of the above mentioned dailies. Try to understand each and every sentence at the first glance itself. The more you read, the more you can improve your speed reading skills.
Quantitative Aptitude : For this section, you will get 10 questions from arithmetic (basic maths simplifications), 10 to 15 questions from regular competitive maths (Time and work, Averages, Speed and Distance, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry,  Algebra, Trigonometry, Mensuration etc) and 5 to 10 questions from Data Analysis and Interpretation. 
  • Important Point to Note : As we don't have the topics Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry and Mensuration in banking exams, these topics will be new for you. So, you should focus more on these topics.
Reasoning : This section will be of 60 marks and you can expect questions from syllogisms, input-output, statements and assumptions, cause and effect, relations, directions, arguments, inference, seating arrangements, inequalities, coding and decoding etc. As this is going to be online exam, they may not ask questions from non-verbal reasoning. But it's better to have a quick view on this section too.

Reference Books and Materials :
  • NCERT books of 6to 12th and Economy
  • National Institute of Open Schooling Study materials 
  • Basics of Indian Economy (you can follow any book available in market according to your convinience)
  • Aptitude and Reasoning books of R. S. Aggrawal / any other institute material
  • India year book 
  • Any local grammar book for English (you can go for Barrons GRE book, if you feel you need some extra practice)
  • Our Banking Awareness material
That's all for now friends. Feel free to ask us if you have any doubts. All the Best and Happy Reading :)

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  1. Hello Mam Please Provide us with a Fantabulous Study material for Economy for RRB . :D

  2. Which book of nscert(6-12) is it english books?
    Plz guide me for english preperation as m weak in this section?
    Any reasoning book having topics alongwith practise sets?

  3. what is mean by NSCERT....

    1. National Council of Educational Research and Training

  4. sir also suggest basic book for understanding of economy and economics terms as would like to cover everything in banking terms.

  5. Thanks a trillion and please upload sidbi asst manager exam pattern and what to prepare

  6. Kindly suggest some book for economics

  7. thankyou for the post :-) kindly tell us from where can we get stock gk question of RBI like which topics to cover

    1. Just read it basic economic from ncert book micro and macro economic then after u have to read indian economic by ramesh singh remaining general awareness ,buget,economic survey...:-)

  8. when will they release admit card

  9. Thanks a lot for this post :D :D

  10. is there sectional cut off in RBI group b exam?

  11. guys go for pratiyogita darpan general studies indian economy issue... best for rbi economics preparation.

  12. Please post quick reference of indian economy

  13. hi please tell me what to read from india year book and tell some maths simplification short cut techniques

  14. thanks for providing information

  15. sir,
    pls tell me this exam have section-wise cutoff or not..?

  16. wht we have to study in rbi policies


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