Syllabus for RBI officer’s exam


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has invited job applications for recruitment of officers.The exam is being held to fill 117 vacant posts.

The exam include three papers-

(i) Paper I: English

(ii) Paper II: Economic and Social Issues and

(iii) Paper III: Finance and Management.


  • Essay,
  • Precis writing,
  • Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence 

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, Privatisation, 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, Urbanisation 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. 

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, 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 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.

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