What to Read for RBI Grade B Phase II in 25 Days (To Do List)

Brajesh Mohan

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2023: RBI Grade B is a national-level government exam which is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the aspirants who have been looking forward to being a part of the Banking sector.

RBI Grade B 2023 Notification: The Reserve Bank of India announces vacancies for direct recruitment every year for the posts of officers in Grade B (DR) (GENERAL), officers in Grade B (DR) (DEPR) and officers in Grade B (DR) (DSIM). 

RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Date: RBI Grade B 2023 notification is expected to be out in the month of February 2023 and Prelim Exam will be conducted on 1st April 2023 and Mains on 6th May 2023.

RBI has conducted RBI Grade B Phase I Exam on 28th May 2022 and the RBI Grade B Phase II exam 2022 is scheduled on 25th June 2022. Around 25 Days left for some Serious Preparation. Due to scarcity of time it is very much important to know what to read and what to leave in these 25 days. 

What to Read for RBI Grade B Phase II in 25 Days (To Do List)

RBI Grade B 2022 :  Phase-II online Examination

The Phase-II online Examination will be conducted on 25th June, 2022 only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase-I and based on the cut-off decided by the Board. The Phase-II examination will be in shifts. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. 

Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. The time-table for Phase-II will be intimated to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Phase-II. Phase–II online examination will consist of three papers as under:

@For both Paper I and III, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). In case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each). In case, candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, first 4 shall be evaluated.

NOTE: All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

RBI Grade B 2022 : Word Limit for Descriptive Questions

As per RBI Grade B Exam 2021, the Word Limit in Descriptive Answer Writing Section of Economics and Social Issue, Finance and Management are 400 Words for 10 Marker Questions and 600 Words for 15 Marker Question. Overall you need to attempt 4 out of 6 Questions in each paper and accordingly Total word that needs to be typed is 2000 words in 90 min which comes around 22 Words/Min.

Paper - I. Economics and Social Issue

Paper - II. Descriptive English Writing 

Paper - III. Finance and Management

Note - Paper III will be conducted in morning shift from 10:00 AM and then after a One hour break Paper I and Paper II will be conducted in afternoon shift. So it's full day thing starting from as easy as 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM in evening with multiple biometric and Irish verification.

new exam pattern of RBI Grade B exam

RBI Grade B Phase II 2022: Subject Wise Check List

Till now you must have understood, what is expected from you as an officer, now lets understand What to Read for RBI Grade B Phase II in 25 Days.

Paper - I. Economics and Social Issue

Objective Part (50 Marks) - 20 - 2 Marker Questions and 10 - 1 Marker Questions. Two markers will be based on lengthy paragraph followed by 2-4 questions from Government Schemes, Reports and RBI Circular. 

What to do for ESI Objective Section:-
I. Current Affairs - As you saw in Prelim exam RBI asked Questions from Sep-October too which means cut off month will be September for Phase II, although it can go beyond but we can't due to time constraint. Prepare Banking specially RBI, SEBI and Other Regulatory Body circulars and News on priority, also covering Banking and Economy News (They ask it in One markers and every marks in mains is important)

II. Union Budget and Economic Survey: It is must even you can expect Questions in Descriptive Answer Writing, so cover all the terminology or anything new discussed in Economic Survey, do go through the gist of Union Budget, note down all the allocations to different ministry and flagship programs, see if any new programs have been launched.

III. Reports and Indices: Focus on RBI reports, NITI Aayog, any other national report then World Bank, IMF, OECD, UNDP, UN-DESA, UNCTAD, UNESCO (Related to Education) or any report which talk related to Poverty, Employment, Inequality, Education, Health, Status of Women and Economy.

IV. Government Schemes - First Note down the schemes mentioned in Union Budget, Economic Survey, Major Flagship programs of Govt of India, Programs which completed 2-7 years of launch, recently launched schemes (after May 2020) and then Cover PIB summary from Sep - May 2022.

What to do for ESI Descriptive Section:-

It can be based on Current Topic which is connected to our syllabus like Rising Inflation, Unemployment, Poverty, Geopolitics and Various Groups like QUAD, WTO, Recent Economic Reforms such as new labour Law, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, New FTA etc.

It can also be based on static topics mentioned in our syllabus, below are the priority chapters:-
I. Economic Growth and Development 
II. Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment
III. Sustainable Development and Environmental Issue
IV. Labour Reforms 
V. Economic Reforms after 1991
VI. Balance of Payment 
VII. Inflation and Its Impact
VIII. Regional Economic Partnership

Check Descriptive Practice Sets

RBI Grade B Mains 2022: Descriptive Q&A Practice Set - I 
RBI Grade B Mains 2022: Descriptive Q&A Practice Set - II 
RBI Grade B Mains 2022: Descriptive Q&A Practice Set -  III

RBI Grade B Mains 2022: Descriptive Q&A Practice Set - IV

RBI Grade B Mains 2022: Descriptive Q&A Practice Set - V

Paper III - Finance and Management

Objective Part (50 Marks) - 20 - 2 Marker Questions and 10 - 1 Marker Questions. Two markers will be based on Management case studies, RBI circulars and Finance static topics (In this if there are 3 or 4 Questions they will ask 2 questions from current and this current can be 2 years old too like Last year there was a Question from FinTech). Budget and Economic Survey can also asked here, same baking current affairs recommended in ESI will be important here.

What to do for FM Descriptive Section:-

I. Questions - Answer Approach: Prepare a list of probable Questions from each chapters of Management covering all dimension and try to Prepare a model answer for it so even they different question, somehow you will be able to write on it. Same can be done for few Finance topics such as Functions of Various regulatory bodies, Financial Inclusion, Priority sector lending, Role of FinTech, Digital Currency etc.

II. Prepare a probable list of Current affairs based Finance Questions such CBDC, Role of monetary policy, Microfinance, Basel Norms, Ombudsman scheme of RBI, Digital Payment, Disinvestment etc.

Questions can also be based on static topics mentioned in our syllabus, below are the priority chapters:-

Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions: RBI, SEBI, NABARD, IRDAI, PFRDA, IBBI, NFRA, NHBs, EXIM Bank
Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy
Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response
Financial Markets: Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
Risk Management in Banking Sector
Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control), WPI, CPI - components and trends
Financial Inclusion

Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, McCllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vrooms expectancy theory).
Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership
Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions
Ethics at the Workplace: Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in business
Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
Role of Information Technology in Communication
Nudge theory
Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality
Concept of reinforcement
Johari Window
Kurt Lewin Theory of Change

Paper II - Descriptive English Writing

I. Essay Writing (300-350 Words) - 1 Out of 5 Topics  - 40 Marks
II. Precis Writing (150 Words) - Marks
III. Comprehension Writing (5 Questions - 80 to 100 words each Question) - 30 Marks

This is most under-rated section but if prepared well people can score 70+ in this section with minimum effort by just practicing 2 hours daily (1 - Essay and 1 - Precis in an hour and then an hour for analysis and improvement).

I will write a detailed post on what to keep in mind in descriptive English, I have already shared a list of 50 most probable topics and you can use that to start practicing.

In Precis and Comprehension writing, you need to keep few things in mind such as in precis don't forget to give your own title, not required in essay. Maintaining flow and writing it in a single paragraph.

What to do on Daily Basis for Next 25 Days:-

I. Practice writing One answer from each subject Economics, Finance and Management.

II. Write an Essay and precis on daily or alternate day. For precis you can use editorial of Business Line, Business standard or Live Mint.

III. Get a mock test but don't attempt it like attempting mocks, just go through the whole mock in half and see what all Questions you can do and then submit and then solve or note down the information in Questions which you were not able to solve.

Thank You, Wishing you the best.

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