Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) Grade B Officers Exam

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the highest order bank in the country. It leads and functions differently from all other banks in the country. The bank was established in 1935 and was nationalized in 1949. The RBI hires employees based on several entrance exams held for different posts. These exams are conducted by the Reserve Bank of India Service Board. The RBI Grade ‘A’/'B’ Officer’s Examination is conducted for recruitment of Grade A/B Officers.

Quest Education offers a 3 months regular classroom program, covering all  sections of RBI Grade B Officer Exam Phase I and 3 months classroom program for Phase II Exam.

Study Material for Phase II Exam of RBI Grade B Officer Exam is also available through post all over India. For further details contact student counselor at Quest Education.

Weekend Batches also available.

Quest Education is the obvious choice because:

  • - RBI Phase II Classroom program best in Delhi
  • - Best comprehensively designed study material for RBI Phase II Exam
  • - Exhaustive Course Content
  • - Maximum classroom hours – Over 4 Months Rigorous Training
  • - Small Batches size of 15 students
  • - Mock Tests Every Week on current pattern which are Followed by Doubt Sessions
  • - Unlimited classes up to Selection
  • - Special need based classes for specific government exams
  • - Personal Interview and Group Discussion preparation by Senior Bankers
  • - Regular Exam Alerts and Application Assistance

 

Eligibility

Age: Between 21 and 30 years. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 31 and 33 years respectively. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned. Refer item 4 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories.

Educational Qualifications : i) A First Class Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade OR ii) A Second Class Master’s Degree with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade OR iii) A Doctorate Degree with 50% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent grade OR iv) Chartered/Cost Accountant/Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor’s Degree OR v) A Post Graduate Diploma in Management / MBA qualification from institutions recognized by Government of India / University Grants Commission, with Graduation / Bachelor’s Degree.

Pattern of Exam :

Selection will be through Written Examinations (WE) and Interview. ‘WE’ will be held in two phases as under:

(I) Phase I (Objective Type Test) : Paper of 3 hours duration for 200 marks. The Paper consists tests of:
i) General Awareness
ii) English Language
iii) Quantitative Aptitude and,
iv) Reasoning.
Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as prescribed by the Board. Candidates who secure minimum marks separately for each Test as prescribed will be shortlisted for Phase II of the ‘WE’ based on the aggregate marks obtained in the Objective Test. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Phase II of the WE will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates successful in Phase I of the exam are likely to be published around March/April 2011 in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and on the RBI website and a brief notice thereof in leading newspapers.

(II) Phase II (Descriptive Type Test):  The Phase II Examination will be conducted in May/ June 2011(tentative) only for those candidates who are successful in Phase I (Objective Type Test). The date and time-table will be intimated to the candidates concerned at the appropriate time. The Examination will consist of three Descriptive Type papers –

(i) Paper I – English
(ii) Paper II – Economic and Social Issues and
(iii) Paper III – Finance and Management
.
Each of these papers is of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks.

NOTE : Phase I (except the test of English) and Papers II and III of Phase II will be set bilingually in Hindi and English. Phase I is Objective Type and only marking the correct choice is required. However, Papers II and III of Phase II can be answered either wholly in Hindi or English at the candidate’s option.

(III) Syllabus (Phase II) :
(i) Paper I – English :
Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension, Business/Office Correspondence.

(ii) Paper II – Economic and Social Issues: 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 favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

(iii) Paper III – Finance and Management :

Finance : The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of revenue; Outlays; New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms; Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market; Stock Exchanges and their Regulation; Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation; Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market; Growth and Operation of the Money Market; The Foreign Exchange Market; From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management; Exchange Risk Management; Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development; Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions; Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.

Management : Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organization. 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 Counseling – 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.