RBI Grade B Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Books help you prepare for the coveted RBI Grade B exam. Know the exam pattern of RBI Grade B Officer Recruitment 2017-2018, its syllabus, and which books should be referred to for studying.

The Reserve Bank of India Grade B Exam will be taking place on June 17, 2017. This means that you have just a few days left to prepare for the RBI Grade B Prelims exam and therefore there’s no time to relax. After all, you are aiming to see your name in the list when RBI Grade B Result is declared. Candidates must study efficiently and revise everything you are already over with. You must try to solve a variety of questions. I am going to share the name of the books which are good for brushing up the revised topics and contain the type of questions which are frequently asked.

Exam schedule

Duration: 2 Hours

Mode of conduct: Phase I of RBI Grade B will be conducted online and it will be an objective type test.

Total number of questions: 200 multiple choice questions

Marking: 1 mark will be rewarded for every correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Cutoff: Candidates will have to clear cutoffs for individual sections along with the total cutoff so as to clear the exam and emerge among the selected candidates for next round.

RBI Grade B Phase I

Phase 1 exam is online for Officers in Gr B (DR) General.

Section wise breakup of RBI Grade B Phase I exam is given in the table below:

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Topic Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 80
Reasoning 60 60
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Total 200 200

RBI Grade B General Awareness

This section will test the general knowledge of the candidate and other than that test his knowledge about Banking Awareness, Business Economics, Financial Awareness and current affairs.

In order to crack this section, the following books will help you

Name of the Book Author Publication
Banking Awareness Editorial team Arihant
Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank/ Clerk/PO/SO/RRB and RBI exams Disha Experts Disha Publications
Banking Awareness
(Banking Aptitude Test)
RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House
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RBI Grade B Current Affairs

Best Current Affair books

S. no Name of the book Author
1 India Yearbook 2017 English Publication Division
2 India Yearbook 2017 HIndi Publication Division
3 Manorama Yearbook English Matthew Manorama Group
4 Manorama Yearbook Hindi Malayala Manorama Group
5 General Knowledge 2017 RPH Editorial Board

RBI Grade B Reasoning

RBI Grade B Reasoning Syllabus

The next section is reasoning. This section is scoring, though it takes maximum time to solve this section, but, if you have practiced from some good books then you will be highly accurate. The topics covered in reasoning includes:

  • Blood relation
  • Inference, assumption, argument and conclusions based on statements
  • Coding – decoding
  • Data sufficiency and Interpretation
  • Analogy Test
  • Seating arrangement
  • Weight arrangement
  • Classification (Odd Man Out) Test
  • Inequality based statement-conclusions
  • Input output
  • Logical reasoning based on paragraph.
  • Find the odd words in the group
  • Syllogism
  • Direction and Distance Test
  • Series Test
  • Problems on symmetry and visual ability
S.no Name of the Book Author
1 Modern approach to verbal Reasoning R.S.Agarwal
2 A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non Verbal BS Sijwali
3 Analytical Reasoning R.S. Agarwal

RBI Grade B English

RBI Grade B English Language syllabus

This section to some people seems quite difficult but it’s not at all difficult if you focus on main topics and master them by regularly trying questions. This section will contain 30 questions and the topics it will cover are as follows:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test(fill in the blanks)
  • Sentence Formation
  • Para jumbles

In order to master the above topics, refer to the books given in the table below:

S. no Name of the book Author
1 Word Power made Easy Norman Lewis
2 Objective General English R.S. Agarwal and Vikas Agarwal
3 Descriptive General English S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
4 High school English Grammar Wren and Martin

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude/ Math syllabus

This section will test the calculation and solving skills of the candidate and it will conatin 30 questions and will contain the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equation Comparison
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ratio
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Time Speed and Distance
S.no Name of the Book Author
1 Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
2 Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S.Agarwal
3 Advance maths for General Competitions
4 Arithmetic for General Competitions
5 Data Interpretation Magical Book Series

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