RBI Grade B 2024: Notification (Soon), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus & Vacancies

Reserve Bank of India Grade B Exam 2024 ( RBI Grade B Exam )

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Dewesh Nandan Prasad

Dewesh Nandan PrasadAssociate Senior Executive

Updated on Jun 21, 2024 11:47 IST

RBI Grade B 2024: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release notification and application for the RBI Grade B 2024. The notification will include exam details like exam dates, eligibility criteria, patterns, vacancies, and more. The candidates will be able to download the RBI Grade B notification 2024 PDF on the official website-rbi.org.in  

RBI Grade B 2024 exam dates will be mentioned in the notification. The selection process of RBI Grade B comprises a Phase 1 exam, a Phase 2 exam, and an Interview.  RBI Grade B officers are offered handsome salaries. RBI Grade B salary is INR 1,08,404 (Approximately). The basic salary of RBI Grade B is INR 55,200 per month. For banking aspirants, RBI Grade B is an excellent career option as the job role offers a good salary, security, and an opportunity to work in the central bank. Read this article to learn more about the RBI Grade B 2024 exam.

Q:   When RBI Grade B notification 2024 will be released?

A:

RBI Grade B notification 2024 will be released soon. The notification will be released in PDF form and comprises the details related to the exam. The selection process of RBI Grade B comprises Phase 1 exam, Phase 2 exam, and Interview. The gross salary of RBI Grade B is INR 1,08,404 (Approximately). The basic salary of RBI Grade B is INR 55,200 per month. The final selection of candidates is done based on the Phase 2 exam and interview.

 

Q:   When RBI Grade B application form 2024 will be released?

A:

RBI Grade B application form 2024 is expected to be released in June 2024. RBI Grade B apply online link will be provided on this page. RBI Grade B application form comprises steps such as registration, uploading the scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed online form, previewing the application form, uploading the scanned left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, paying the application fees, and taking printout of the application form. Any graduate candidate who are between 21 to 30 years can apply for the exam.

 

Q:   Is a colour blind person fit for RBI Grade B?

A:

Color blindness is a condition that affects a person's ability to see certain colors. It is caused by a genetic mutation that affects the way the eye's cone cells respond to light. However, color blindness is not a debilitating condition and does not prevent a person from performing most tasks, including a job as an RBI Grade B officer.As per the official website of Reserve Bank of India, there is no specific mention about color blindness as a disqualifying criterion for the post of Grade B officer. However, it is recommended to go through the eligibility criteria mentioned in the official advertisement and consult with the appropriate authorities to be sure.In general, it is important to remember that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those without disabilities and should be evaluated based on their abilities and qualifications, not their disabilities.

 
 
 
 

What is RBI Grade B Exam?

RBI Grade B recruitment is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India for the direct recruitment of Grade B Officers in Combined Seniority Group (CSG) streams. RBI being the central bank of the country, conducts recruitment exams every year to fill up various posts. One such exam conducted by the organisation is RBI Grade B. The RBI Grade B exam is a very popular exam for those seeking a career in the finance sector. As the organisation offers an excellent pay scale and job profile, a large number of candidates appear in the exam. Successful candidates through RBI Grade B recruitment are inducted into the following departments:

  • Officers in Grade B (General)
  • Officers in Grade B (Department of Economic and Policy Research)
  • Officers in Grade B (Department of Statistics and Information Management

Also Read: RBI Grade B Handwritten Declaration

Q:   What if I submit more than one RBI Grade B application form?

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In the case of multiple applications, only the latest submitted RBI Grade B application with complete details is considered. The fee paid for the previous application will not be refunded. The examination authority will consider the latest submitted application for the exam. Applicants need to submit their application forms online. The steps to fill RBI Grade B application form are given below: Candidates need to visit the official website They need to click on the registration link Enter the required details to register for the exam Upload the scanned photograph and signature Fill in the detailed application form such as personal details, communication details, basic details, educational qualification, select the exam centre, etc. Preview the application form Upload the scanned left thumb impression and handwritten declaration Pay the application fee and submit the application form
 

Q:   How can I fill RBI Grade B application form?

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RBI Grade B application form needs to be filled online only. Candidates should not submit RBI Grade B application form offline. Candidates are not required to submit the hard copy of the application form. The application process comprises various steps such as registration, uploading the scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed online form, previewing the application form, uploading the scanned left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, paying the application fees and take printout of the application form. The steps to fill RBI Grade B application form are given below:

  •  Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click on the RBI Grade B registration link to register for the exam
  • Candidates need to enter the required details in the registration form
  •  After successful registration, registration ID and password are generated
  • In the detailed application form, candidates need to enter basic details, personal details, educational qualification, communication details, choose exam centres, etc.
  •  After entering the details, candidates should preview the application form and submit it
  • Candidates should upload the handwritten declaration and left thumb impression
  • They should pay the application fees and submit it
  • ·       Take the printout of the transaction receipt
 

Q:   What is RBI Grade B handwritten declaration?

A:

RBI Grade B handwritten declaration is a text which candidates need to write in their own handwriting stating that the details provided in the application form are correct and valid. The handwritten declaration should not be written in capital letters. The size of the handwritten declaration should be 20 KBs- 50 KBs and it should be in JPEG/JPG format. The steps to upload the RBI Grade B handwritten declaration are given below:

  • There are separate links for uploading photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration
  • Click on the respective link to upload the RBI Grade B handwritten declaration
  • Select the file by clicking on it
  • Click on the open/upload button
 

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2024

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of RBI Grade B Exam 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

02 Sep '23

RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam date 2023 for DEPR

19 Aug '23

RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam date for DSIM

30 Jul '23

RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam date for General post

RBI Grade B 2024 Highlights

Following are the important highlights of RBI Grade B exam.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

RBI Grade B 

Conducting Body

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Annually (The recruitment depends upon the vacancies and requirements of the concerned departments)

RBI Grade B Notification 2024

Yet to be Announced

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Purpose

To select Grade B Officers in General, DEPR, and DSIM

Exam Fees

INR 850 for General/OBC and INR 100 for SC/ST/PwBD (Along with the application form, candidates are also required to pay the intimation charges of 18 per cent)

Exam Duration

Grade B (DR) for General

Phase I: 120 minutes (with sectional timings)

Phase II

Paper-I & III: 120 minutes

Paper-II: 90 minutes

DEPR/DSIM post:

Paper 1: 120 minutes

Paper 2: 180 minutes

Paper 3: 90 minutes

No. of Papers 

Grade B (DR) for General 

Phase I: Four

Phase II: Paper 1, 2 & 3

Grade B (DR) for DEPR

Paper I: Objective-type paper on Economics

Paper II: Descriptive Type paper on Economics (Question paper displayed on the computer, answers to be written on paper)

Paper III: Descriptive Type paper on English (To be typed with the help of keyboard)

Grade B (DR) for DSIM

Paper I: Objective type paper on Statistics

Paper II: Descriptive Type paper on Statistics (Question paper displayed on the computer, answers to be written on paper)

Paper III: Descriptive Type paper on English (To be typed with the help of keyboard)

Total Marks

Grade B (DR) for General

Phase I: 200 marks 

Phase II (Paper 1, 2 and 3): 100 marks for each paper

Interview: 75 marks

Grade B (DR) for DEPR/DSIM

Paper I: 100 marks 

Paper II & III: 100 marks for each paper

Inteview: 75 marks

Total Questions

Grade B (DR) for General

Phase I: 200

Phase II

Paper I & III: 30 objective-type questions and six descriptive type questions

Paper-II: Three questions

Grade B (DR) for DEPR & DSIM

Paper I for DEPR: 62 

Paper I for DSIM: 20

Paper II & III: 

Economics/Statistics: 5

English (Writing Skills): 3

Marking Scheme

1/4 marks are deducted for wrong answers in objective type questions

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi 

No. of Test Cities

Prelims: More than 100 cities (2021)

Mains: More than 20 cities (2021)

Official Website

rbi.org.in

Contact Details

011-23711333

Q:   What is the life of a RBI B grade officer?

A:
A RBI B grade officer is a mid-level officer in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The life of a RBI B grade officer involves a range of responsibilities, including managing the country's monetary policy, regulating and supervising financial institutions, and managing foreign exchange operations. The job also involves analysing economic data, conducting research and writing reports, and communicating with other government officials, financial institutions, and the public. The work can be challenging, but also rewarding, as RBI B grade officers play a key role in shaping the country's economic policies and financial system.
 

Q:   What is RBI Grade B selection process?

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RBI Grade B is one of the sought after banking exams in the country. Large number of candidates apply for the exam. The selection process of RBI Grade B comprises-prelims, Mains and interview. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature. The final selection is done based on the marks secured in the Mains exam and interview. Selected candidates are appointed to the post of Grade B Officers in various branches of RBI. The posts announced under RBI Grade B are Officers in Grade B (General),Officers in Grade B (Department of Economic and Policy Research), Officers in Grade B (Department of Statistics and Information Management).
 

Q:   Are there any sectional timings in the RBI Grade B exam?

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There are sectional timings in Phase 1 of RBI Grade B exam. The prelims exam is conducted for 120 minutes. Candidates need to attempt the different sections of the prelims exam as per the allotted time frame. Paper 1 and 3 of the Mains exam are held for 120 minutes. The Paper 2 of the Mains exam is conducted for 90 minutes. The total marks allotted to the prelims exam are 200. The total marks allotted to the Mains exam are 300. The total marks allotted to interview are 75 marks. In Phase-I, 25 minutes each are allotted to General Awareness, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude while 45 minutes are allotted to Reasoning.
 

RBI Grade B Notification 2024

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release the detailed RBI Grade B notification 2024 PDF. Any graduate candidate aged between 21 and 30 years could apply for RBI Grade B exam. RBI Grade B recruitment 2024 comprises prelims, mains, and interview. The final selection of candidates is done based on the mains exam and interview. It is an excellent opportunity for graduates who wish to join the esteemed central bank. The notification PDF comprises all the relevant RBI Grade B exam details. Complete knowledge of the exam will drive the candidates to accomplish the desired result and the aspired job profile.

 

RBI Grade B Application Form 2024

RBI Grade B application form 2024 will be made available online in June 2024. The application fee is INR 850 for General/OBC and INR 100 for SC/ST/PwBD along with 18 per cent GST charges. The application fee can be paid online only. The application process comprises registration, uploading of photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, previewing of the application form, and payment of application fees. Candidates must fill RBI Grade B application form correctly and submit it before the last date. The details provided in the application form should be correct. 

How to fill RBI Grade B Online Form?

The steps to fill RBI Grade B online form are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Register for the exam by entering the required details
  • Upload the scanned documents
  • Fill the detailed application form
  • Preview the application form
  • Pay the application fees
  • Submit the application form

RBI Grade B Application Fees

The category-wise RBI Grade B application fees are given below.

Category Application Fee (INR)

General/OBC

850 + 18 per cent GST 

SC/ST/PWD

100 + 18 per cent GST

RBI staff

Nil

RBI Grade B Handwritten Declaration

While filling out the RBI Grade B application form 2024, candidates need to upload an RBI Grade B handwritten declaration. The handwritten declaration is an official document that candidates need to write in their handwriting to declare that the details provided in the application form are correct and valid. The text for the handwritten declaration is given below.

I, ………………(Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information provided by me in the application form is true, complete, and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have read and understood the instructions and eligibility criteria for the RBI Grade B exam. In case any of the information provided by me is found to be false or incorrect, I shall be responsible for the consequences thereof."

Q:   What is the difference between an RBI grade B and an RBI assistant?

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The difference between an RBI grade B and an RBI assistant: RBI Grade B: 1- Age limit: 21 to 30 years. 2- Qualification: Graduation with 60 percent marks. Class 12th with 60 percent marks and class 10th with 60 percent marks for the general category and for the SC, ST, and PWD categories 50 percent is required. 3- Salary: Basic pay: INR 35150 per month 4- Perks: 1- Conveyance allowance: 200 liter- Mumbai 180 liter- New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore. 150 liter- Other cities. 2- Furnishing of Residence for Officer- INR 1,60,000 (once in 5 years) FRO Maintenance (8%) 3- Leave Fare Concession (Every 2 years) The LFC amount is INR 1,12,000 per month. Maximum 4 persons 112000*4=4,48,000 5- Job Profile: There is no Public Dealing or Handling of the Public. Managing All the Government Accounts and Central Bank Account. Issuing and Maintaining the Circulation of currency and coin issued by RBI. Checking and Maintaining Financial Stability. Controlling The money supply in the system. 6- Posting in only Urban area. RBI doesn't have branches in Urban area. 7- Promotions: Manager (Grade B) Assistant GM Dupty GM Cheif GM Executive Director Governor You can reach up to Deupty Governor 8- Selection Process: Pre, Mains, Interview RBI assistant: 1- Age limit: 20 to 28 years. 2- Educational qualification: Graduation with 50 percent marks. For the SC, ST, and PWD categories passing the marks are required. 3- Salary: Basic pay: INR 146500 per month 4- Perks: 1- Conveyance allowance: 75 liter- Mumbai 65 liter- New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore. 55 liter- Other cities. 2- Furnishing of Residence for Employees- INR 50,000 (once in 6 years) FRO Maintenance INR 4000 per annum. 3- Leave Fare Concession (Every 2 years) The LFC amount is INR 11,832 per month. Maximum 4 people are allowed self and 2 spouses + 2 children Maximum 4 persons 11832*4 = 47,328 5- Job Profile: There is no Public Dealing or Handling of the Public. Managing All the Government Accounts and Central Bank Account. Remitting Fresh Currency in Your state. In financial Inclusion- Assisting The team while visiting. Various Districts in your state to Increase Financial Literacy. Banking Document Verification File work Data Entry Replying to Mails. 6- Posting in only Urban area. RBI does not have branches in Urban area. 7- Promotions: Assistant Manager (Grade A) Manager Assistant GM Dupty GM Cheif GM 8- Selection Process: Pre, Mains, Interview.
 

Q:   How tough is RBI Grade B exam?

A:
RBI Grade B is considered to be a challenging exam and it tests candidates knowledge of economic, finance, and management. The exam is conducted in three phases-Phase 1, 2 and Interview. The Paper 1 exam is held for 200 marks while Phase 3 carries 300 marks. The interview carries 75 marks. The difficulty level of each phase varies, with Phase II being generally considered the toughest. However, with proper preparation and practice, candidates can certainly crack the exam. The tips and tricks to crack the exam are given below: Candidates should first go through the exam pattern and syllabus inorder to understand the structure of the exam After going through the syllabus, candidates should make notes of the chapter-wise topics. After completing each chapters, they should revise these topics Candidates should attempt mock tests inorder to improve their speed and accuracy Candidates must analyse their performance after every mock tests and work on their weak areas Candidates should should stay calm and focused They should prepare a proper study routine and follow that diligently
 

Q:   How do I prepare for the General Awareness section of RBI Grade B exam?

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The General Awareness section of the RBI Grade B exam covers a wide range of topics, including Current Affairs static GK, economics, and banking awareness. To prepare for this section, you can start by reading newspapers, magazines, and online news portals to stay updated with current events. You can also refer to standard reference books on economics, banking, and general knowledge. Additionally, you can attempt mock tests and previous year question papers to gauge your preparation level and identify areas that require improvement. Finally, it is important to stay calm and focused during the exam and manage your time effectively to maximize your score.
 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2024

To apply for the exam, candidates must fulfill certain RBI Grade B eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, and nationality. Candidates can check below the eligibility criteria. 

Nationality

Candidates must be a citizen of India, subject Nepal/Bhutan/Tibetan refugee who has permanently settled in India.

RBI Grade B Age Limit 

Candidates must be between 21 and 30 years. For MPhil and PhD, the upper age limit is 32 and 34, respectively. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to the reserved categories

RBI Grade B Educational Qualification 

Post Educational Qualification
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR)-(General)

Graduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification
with minimum 60 per cent marks (50 per cent for SC/ST/PwBD applicants). 

or

Postgraduation in any discipline/Equivalent technical or professional qualification
with minimum 55 per cent marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters/years.

Graduate candidates should note that any technical or professional course from recognised university or institute that is taken after Class 12 and is at least three years duration or those possessing professional or technical qualifications which are considered equivalent to professional or technical graduation are eligible to apply for the exam.

Postgraduate level candidates should note that any technical or professional course taken after graduation and is at least two years duration or recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional or technical post-graduation will be eligible for the exam.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) DEPR/DSIM  Master's Degree with 55 per cent and 50 per cent for SC, ST, and PwBD candidates

Number of Attempts

There is also a cap on the number of attempts. General category candidates who have appeared six times in the Phase I exam are not eligible to apply. There are no restrictions for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWS candidates. RBI Grade B number of attempts for different categories are given below.

Category Number of Attempts

General

6 attempts

SC/ST/PWD/EXSM

No limit

Q:   What are the factors for being an RBI grade B officer?

A:

To become an RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Grade B officer, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of India.
  • You should have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university, with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade.
  • You should have at least three years of experience in the relevant field.
  • You should meet the age limit criteria, which is 21 years to 30 years for general category candidates.
  • You should be proficient in the official language of the state in which the bank is located.
 

Q:   What is RBI Grade B eligibility?

A:
Candidates applying for RBI Grade B recruitment should be between 21 and 30 years as per the eligibility criteria. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given relaxation in the upper age limit. For M.Phil and Ph.D. the upper age limit is 32 and 34, respectively. The educational qualification required for RBI Grade B is Graduation. Candidates need to secure the required minimum percentage of marks in Graduation. Candidates must secure 60 per cent in graduation (50 per cent for SC/ST/PwBD applicants). There is a limit on the number of attempts in RBI Grade B exam. Candidates belonging to the general category are permitted only six attempts. There is no limit in the number of attempts for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWS candidates. The relaxation given in the age limit to candidates belonging to the reserved categories is provided below: SC/ST-5 years OBC-3 years Physically Handicapped-10 years PH OBC-13 years PH SC/ST-15 Years
 

Q:   How can I become an RBI Grade B Officer?

A:

Any graduate candidates between 21 and 30 years can apply for RBI Grade B exam. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to the reserved categories.Candidates must be a graduate in any discipline or have equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 60 per cent marks (50 per cent for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or postgraduation in any discipline/equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 55 per cent marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters/years. The educational qualification vary as per the department. Candidates belonging to General Category/EWSs who have appeared six times for phase 1 exam for this in the past are not eligible to apply. There is no restriction for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD categories.

 

RBI Grade B Selection Process

The complete selection process of RBI Grade B is explained below:

Filling the Application Form

The RBI Grade B application form is released online on the official website. The application form comprises several stages that candidates have to complete successfully. The application form is not accepted until candidates pay the application fee. The application fee for this exam is INR 850 for Gen/OBC candidates and INR 400 for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.

Release of Admit Card

The admit card for RBI Grade B exam is released separately for different stages of the exam. The admit card for the RBI exam can be downloaded online by logging in with the registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. All registered candidates are first issued admit card for the Phase I exam. Candidates qualifying the Phase I exam are issued admit cards for Phase II. The admit card for the interview is issued to candidates qualifying the Phase II exam. 

Appearing in the Exam

RBI Grade B exam comprises several stages such as Phase I, II, and Interview. Candidates need to qualify for each stage for final selection.

Declaration of Result

The result is announced online on the official website in PDF form. The scorecard is released a few days after the declaration of result. Candidates can download the scorecard by logging with the required credentials. Along with the scorecard, RBI Grade B cut off is also released. 

Interview

Candidates are selected for interview on the basis of their performance in the Phase II exam. 

RBI Grade B Dates 2024

RBI Grade B exam dates 2024 are released along with the short notification. Candidates can strategise their preparation and draft an essential study plan for the exam. An effective preparation strategy helps candidates to complete the syllabus and ace the exam. Candidates must start preparing for the exam early to complete the syllabus well in advance.

Also Read: RBI Grade B dates 2024

 

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024

RBI Grade B syllabus is prescribed by the examination authority for different posts and phases of exams. The syllabus for Phase-I for General Post comprises questions from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The syllabus for Phase-II comprises topics from Economic and Social Issues, English, and Finance and Management. The standard of the syllabus is of Graduation and Post-Graduation levels. RBI Grade B syllabus is different for Phase 1 and 2 exams. Candidates can check below the syllabus for Phase 1 and 2 exams.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus 2024

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus for DR (General)
Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Current Affairs

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Indian Financial Systems

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Alligations

Para jumbles

Indian Banking Systems

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Miscellaneous

Monetary Plans

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

National Institutions

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Banking Terms

Puzzle

Mensuration– Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

 

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

 

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Input Output

Sequence & Series

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus for DR (General)

Subject Syllabus

Paper 1- Economic & Social Issues

1. Growth and Development 

Measurement of growth- National Income and per capita income

Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India

Sustainable Development

Environmental issues

2. Indian Economy 

Economic History of India

Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy

Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991

Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget

Indian Money and Financial Markets: Linkages with the economy

Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process

Public Finance

Political Economy

Industrial Developments in India

Indian Agriculture

Services sector in India

3. Globalization

Opening up of the Indian Economy

Balance of Payments

Export-Import Policy

International Economic Institutions

IMF and World Bank

WTO

Regional Economic Cooperation

International Economic Issues

4. Social Structure in India 

Multiculturalism

Demographic Trends

Urbanisation and Migration

Gender Issues

Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged

Social Movements

Indian Political System

Human Development

Social Sectors in India

Health and Education

Paper 2- English

To analyse the writing skills of the candidates including expression and understanding of the topic

Paper 3 (a) Finance

1. Financial System

Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions

Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy

Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector.

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response

2. Financial Markets

Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

3. General Topics

Risk Management in Banking Sector

Basics of Derivatives

Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.

Financial Inclusion

Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.

The Union Budget – Concepts, approach, and broad trends

Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies.

FinTech

Paper 3 (b)- Management

1. Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour

Introduction to management

Evolution of management thought

Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations

Systems approach to management

Management functions and Managerial roles

Nudge theory

Meaning & concept of organizational behaviour

Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality

Concept of reinforcement

Perception: concept, perceptual errors

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.

Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window

Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Management of Conflict

Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change

Organizational Development (OD): Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model).

2. Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance

Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in the business

Theories of ethics: Utilitarianism: weighing social cost and benefits, rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights, justice and caring

An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory, relativism theory

Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc

Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc.

Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance

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

Q:   What is the level of RBI Grade B syllabus?

A:

The standard of RBI Grade B syllabus is of the Graduation and Postgraduation levels. RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase 1 comprises subjects such as General Awareness, Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. RBI Grade B Phase 2 syllabus comprises topics such as Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues, Paper-II: English and Paper-III: Finance and Management. Candidates qualifying the Phase 1 exam of RBI Grade B are called for Phase 2 exam. Those who qualify the Phase 2 exam are called for psychometric test and interview. The psychometric test is qualifying in nature. The marks secured in the interview are taken into consideration for the final merit list preparation.

 

Q:   Does RBI prescribes the syllabus for Grade B?

A:
Yes, RBI prescribes RBI Grade B syllabus. The syllabus is prescribed separately for Grade B Officers General post, DEPR, and DSIM. RBI Grade B syllabus is mentioned on the notification. The examination authority releases the syllabus so that candidates can know the topics they need to prepare for the exam. The benefits of knowing RBI Grade B syllabus are given below: RBI Grade B syllabus describes the topics and concepts to be covered while preparing for the exam RBI Grade B syllabus also mentions the weightage allotted to different units and chapters. Knowing which candidates can form a strategy on how to prepare for the exam RBI Grade B question papers are designed based on the syllabus. Practising the question papers candidates can know the type of questions asked in the exam as well as the distribution of marks Having a clear understanding of the RBI Grade B syllabus and the weightage of various sections will definitely help candidates to decide how much time they should dedicate to each section
 

Q:   Which are the important topics for RBI Grade B General Awareness?

A:

RBI Grade B syllabus for General Awareness comprises topics from Banking & Financial, Economic News, Banking Terminology, Recent RBI News like Monetary policies, Important guidelines, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc. Current Affairs both national and international, sports, awards, summits & conferences, schemes, agreement & deals, etc. Static GK like Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc. RBI Grade B syllabus for General Awareness is given below.

Current Affairs

Static GK

Economic News

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2024

According to RBI Grade B exam pattern, the Phase I exam for the General post comprises objective-type questions from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The total marks for the exam are 200. The test is conducted online. A total of 120 minutes are allotted to the exam. Separate time is allotted for each test. The question paper will be set in English and Hindi.

The Phase II exam for the General post comprises three papers. The test carries 300 marks. Phase I/Paper-I exam for DEPR post comprises objective-type questions from Economics. The total marks for the test are 100.

Phase-II comprises two papers-II and III. Paper-II is conducted offline where candidates are given to answer descriptive-type questions from Economics. Paper III is a descriptive type of paper on English and is conducted online. Each paper of Phase II carries 100 marks.

Phase I/Paper 1 for DSIM post comprises objective-type questions on Statistics. The total marks for the test are 100. Phase II comprises two papers-II and III. Paper-II is conducted offline and comprises questions from Statistics. Paper III is conducted online and comprises questions from English. Each paper carries 100 marks. 

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 

The accurate knowledge of RBI Grade B prelims exam pattern will assist candidates in structuring and framing an effective strategy for the exam. The prelims exam pattern comprises four sections and total duration of the test is two hours. There are separate timings for each test.

Name of Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration

General Awareness

80

80

25 minutes

English Language

30

30

25 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

25 minutes

Reasoning Ability

60

60

45 minutes

Total

200

200

120 minutes

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam has three separate tests-two objective and one descriptive. RBI Grade B mains exam pattern is given below.

Name of Test Paper Type Maximum Marks Time Allotted

Paper I - Economic and Social Issues

50 per cent Objective Test

50 per cent Descriptive Test

50

50

30 mins

90 mins

Paper-II - English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive Test

100

90 mins

Paper III - Finance and Management

50 per cent Objective Test

50 per cent Descriptive Test

100

30 mins

90 mins

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Interview

Selection of candidates for interview for the post of Gr B (General) is done based on aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III of Phase II exam. The total marks allotted to interview are 75. 

RBI Grade B Marking Scheme for Phase 1

Marks awarded for an accurate answer

+1

Marks deducted for an incorrect answer

-0.25

Marks awarded to an unattempted question

0

Q:   Will there be a Psychometric Test in RBI Grade B exam?

A:

As per the revised exam pattern, candidates need to appear for the Psychometric Test in the RBI Grade B exam before appearing in the interview. There are no marks for this test. The performance of candidates in the psychometric test is not counted for the final merit list. It is only conducted to test the psychological knowledge of candidates. The psychometric test basically measure individuals' mental capabilities and behaviour style. The test assess a cadidate's ability to perform the assigned job role. Through psychometric test, the employer assess the following personality trait:

Focus on the ‘bigger picture’ and strategy

Initiative/proactive

Driven to attain results

Structured and logical approach to performing tasks

Making informed decisions based on objective data

Focusing on the customer

Collaborating with stakeholders (colleagues, managers, vendors and customers)

 

Q:   In which mode RBI Grade B exam is conducted?

A:

RBI Grade B exam is conducted online only for General post. The Paper 1 of RBI Grade B exam is conducted online and carries questions from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The Phase 2 of RBI Grade B exam is conducted online. In Paper 1 of Phase 2 exam, candidates need to answer the questions in the descriptive paper with the help of the keyboard. In Paper 2 and 3 of Phase 2 exam, candidates need to type the descriptive answers with the help of the keyboard. Candidates opting to type the answers in Hindi in the descriptive test can do so with the help of either Inscript or Remington (GAIL) keyboards layout. RBI Grade B exam for DEPR and DSIM is conducted online and offline.

 

Q:   What is the nature of questions in RBI Grade B exam?

A:

RBI Grade B exam comprises both objective and subjective type questions. The prelims exam carries objective-type questions whereas the Mains exam carries both objective-type and descriptive-type questions. The prelims exam carries questions from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The Mains exam carries questions from Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues, Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) and Paper-III: Finance and Management. The standard of questions asked in RBI Grade B exam is of graduation level. The total marks allotted to the Phase 1 exam are 200. The Phase 2 exam carries 300 marks. The interview carries 75 marks. Candidates need to be thorough with the exam pattern inorder to clear the exam.

 

RBI Grade B Phase Exam Analysis

RBI Grade B exam analysis 2024 will be provided on this page after the exam is over. RBI Grade B exam analysis help candidates in understanding the exam pattern well, apprehending the level of exam, analysing the type of questions asked in the exam, etc. Candidates can check below RBI Grade B previous years' exam analysis videos. 

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis 2023

Q:   What is the difficulty level of RBI Grade B phase 1 exam?

A:

The difficulty level of RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is usually moderate to difficult. In 2022, the difficulty level of the English section was easy whereas the Quant section was calculative. Current Affairs questions were asked from the recent events that took place in May and April 2022. In General Awareness, there were questions on Budget. Static GK questions were very less. The Reasoning section was difficult and time-consuming. In Quant, questions were asked from Compound Interest and Simple Interest, Quadratic Equation. Reasoning questions were asked from Seating Arrangement, Paragraph Based questions, Statement Based questions. There were two Reading Comprehension in English section. 

 

Q:   What is the difficulty level of RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam?

A:

The difficulty level of the Phase 2 exam is easy to moderate. In 2022, the descriptive paper was easy while the objective paper was moderate. Questions in the subjective paper were asked from LTRO, resistance to change and how to avoid, India's role in 2008 financial crisis, blockerchain disrupt banking, what are the barriers to interpersonal communication and how to overcome it,  managers' role in encouraging ethical behaviour in an organisation. The objective paper carried around four to five questions on RBI notification Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF). In the Management part, there were application-based questions. There were questions on five model personalities, motivation. In Finance, questions were asked from CSIR, defination of small industries, etc. The questions asked in Economics and Social Issues were easy. 

 

Q:   What type of questions were asked in the RBI Grade B Economic and Social Issues?

A:

Objective as well as Descriptive Questions are asked in the Economic and Social Issues Paper of RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam. The objective questions asked in the ESI, RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam 2023 are as follows:

Schemes

  • SWADHAR GREH Schemes
  • PM JAY Schemes-Case Study
  • Mission Life-Paragraph Based
  • PM PVTG Development Mission

Reports

  • World Economic Outlook Report-Identify The Report

World Trade Organization-

  • When Formed
  • Director General
  • the latest Round/Doha

Sovereign Gold Bond

Sukanya Samridhi Yojana

Here is the list of questions asked in Part 1 of RBI Grade B 2023 (Descriptive):

10 Marks Questions- (Attempt Any 2)

  • Monetary Policy and its Indirect and Direct Tools
  • Explain Schemes on Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation
  • Challenges Faced By Startups in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities

15 Marks Questions

  • World Migration Report- How migration can bring prosperity together for the world and suggest recommendations from the report?
  • Current and Finance Report By RBI
  • 3 Events which led to global cooperation
  • UNDP Report
 

RBI Grade B Admit Card 2024

RBI Grade B admit card is released separately for the prelims exam, mains exam and interview. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials. RBI Grade B admit card carries details such as the candidate's name, roll number, date of birth, scanned photograph, scanned signature, details related to the exam centre, exam timings, etc. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. RBI Grade B admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam.

How to Download RBI Grade B Admit Card 2024?

The steps to download RBI Grade B admit card 2024 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the 'RBI Grade B admit card' download link on the home page
  • Enter the login credentials-registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • RBI Grade B admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

Details RBI Grade B Admit Card 

The following are the details mentioned in the RBI Grade B admit card:

Candidate’s name

Roll number

User ID Password
Registration number Category
Gender

Scanned photograph and signature

Exam date and time

Address of exam centre

Subjects

Important instructions for exam

Documents to Carry Along with RBI Grade B Admit Card 

Candidates need to carry the following documents along with RBI Grade B admit card:

  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Driving License
  • Passport 

RBI Grade B Exam Day Guidelines

The exam day guidelines for RBI Grade B exam are prescribed by the examination authority:

  • RBI Grade B admit card is released online and it comprises the roll number, password, date, time and details of the exam centres
  • Candidates must reach the exam centres one hour before the exam to complete the verification of photo-identity proof and admit card
  • Candidates must bring the admit card along with recent passport-size photograph duly pasted on it
  • Candidates need to bring one valid photo-identity proof in original and a photocopy. The photo-identity proofs that candidates can carry are PAN Card/Passport/Permanent Driving Licence/Voter’s Card/Bank Passbook/Identity Card issued by a recognised college/university/Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar Card/Employee ID/Bar Council Identity Card. Ratio Card and Learner’s Driving License are not accepted as valid ID proof
  • Use of calculators, books, notebooks, written notes, pagers or any other electronic devices are not allowed during the exam
  • Candidates must bring a ball-point pen 
  • Sheets for doing rough work will be provided at the exam centre

Q:   Will I get separate RBI Grade B admit cards for different phases?

A:
Yes, you will get separate RBI Grade B admit cards for different phases of the exam. The prelims admit card is released for all the registered candidates. The Mains admit card is released for the qualified candidates of the prelims exam. The interview call letter is released for the qualified candidates for the Mains exam. To download the admit cards for different stages, candidates need to enter the required credentials.
 

Q:   I am unable to login while downloading RBI Grade B admit card. What to do?

A:

You need to check whether the login details entered are correct or not in RBI Grade B admit card. You can download your admit card by logging with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The date of birth needs to be entered correctly on the login page. Candidates need to download RBI Grade B admit card online. At times, the captcha does not reflect, therefore, refresh the captcha once. After that, try to download the admit card by logging with the required credentials. The link to download RBI Grade B admit card is made available on the official website. However, the direct link to download the admit card is provided on this page. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.

 

RBI Grade B Result 2024

RBI Grade B result 2024 will be announced separately for prelims exam, mains exam and interview. The result will be announced on the official website in PDF. RBI Grade B result PDF displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Based on the performance in the mains exam and interview, candidates are selected for appointment. The steps to check the result are given below:

  • Visit the official website
  • On the home page of RBI, candidates will find the result link
  • RBI Grade B result PDF opens on a new page
  • The result displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates
  • Download the result PDF and save it

Details in RBI Grade B Result

Candidate’s Name Roll Number
Category Sectional Marks
Overall Marks Rank
RBI Grade B cut off -

RBI Grade B Marking Scheme

For wrong answers marked in the Phase 1 exam, 1/4 marks are deducted. For correct answers, candidates get one mark. The total marks are calculated based on the number or correct and incorrect answers.

Normalisation of RBI Grade B Marks

RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is conducted in multiple shifts. To adjust the difficulty level of the question paper the marks obtained by candidates are normalised using equi-percentile method. The result is announced based on the normalised marks.

Q:   How can I check RBI Grade B result?

A:

RBI Grade B result is declared online separately for prelims, Mains and final selection. The result is made available in PDF form. The scorecard is released after the declaration of the result. To download the scorecard, candidates need to enter the required credentials. The hard copy of the result is not sent to candidates by post. RBI Grade B scorecard is released few days after the declaration of the result. To download the scorecard, candidates need to enter the required credentials. The hard copy of the scorecard is not sent to candidates by post. The steps to download the RBI Grade B result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the RBI Grade B result link on the home page
  • RBI Grade B result PDF opens on a new page
  • Search your roll number in the result list
  • Download the result PDF and save the file
 

Q:   Are the scores of RBI Grade B calculated through the normalisation process?

A:

The scores of candidates for RBI Grade B exam are calculated based on the normalisation process since the exam is held in multiple sessions. The normalisation of marks are done to adjust the difficulty level of question papers across various sessions. RBI Grade B scorecard displays the section-wise and overall scores. The scorecard can be downloaded by entering the required credentials. Candidates can download their scorecards online only. The normalisation of marks are done using equi-percentile method. In normalisation process, the marks of the difficult session are adjusted with the easier one. The marks of candidates are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.

 

Q:   How are RBI Grade B scores calculated?

A:
The scores of RBI Grade B are calculated in the following method: The number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the corrected score after applying the penalty for wrong answers The corrected scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the equated scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms Test-wise scores and scores on total are reported with decimal points up to two digits.
 

RBI Grade B Cut off 2024

RBI Grade B Cutoff 2024 will be released separately for the prelims exam, mains exam, and final selection. RBI Grade B cut off will be released section-wise for different categories. Candidates can check below RBI Grade B previous year cutoff marks for Prelims, Mains & interview for Gr B (DR) post.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Cut off 2023

Section Category
GENERAL/UR EWS OBC SC ST PwBD (A,B,C,D)

General Awareness (Maximum Marks = 80)

12.00

12.00

8.00

6.25

6.25

6.25

English Language (Maximum Marks = 30)

4.50

4.50

3.00

2.25

2.25

2.25

Quantitative Aptitude (Maximum Marks = 30)

4.50

4.50

3.00

2.25

2.25

2.25

Reasoning (Maximum Marks = 60)

9.00

9.00

6.00

4.75

4.75

4.75

Total Marks (Maximum Marks = 200)

54.25

54.25

54.25

52.75

44.75

40.25

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Cut off 2023

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Cut Off 2023
RECRUITMENT STAGE GENERAL OBC SC ST EWS PwBD 
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I, PAPER-II AND PAPER- III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS). 169.00 169.00 156.50 148.50 169.00 148.00

Q:   What is RBI Grade B prelims cut off?

A:
RBI Grade B prelims cut off is decided to select candidates for the Mains exam. The cut off marks for this stage are calculated out of 200 marks. The cut off marks are decided after normalisation since the exam is conducted in multiple shifts. The cut off marks obtained in this stage are not counted for the final merit list.
 

Q:   What is RBI Grade B Mains cut off?

A:
RBI Grade B Mains cut off is calculated to select candidates for the interview. It is the aggregate cut off marks in the Paper 1, 2 and 3 taken together in the descriptive and objective tests and is calculated out of 300 marks. The cut off for the Mains exam is released after the completion of the recruitment process.
 

Q:   What are the factors that determines RBI Grade B cut off?

A:
RBI Grade B cut off is calculated based on the following factors: Exam difficulty Total vacancies Number of candidates appearing for the exam Normalisation process Candidates needs to secure both sectional and overall cut-offs of RBI Grade B or else they are not selected for the subsequent stages of the selection process. The sectional cut off is prescribed only for the prelims exam.
 

RBI Grade B Exam Centres 2024

The list of test cities for prelims and mains was released along with the notification. Candidates could choose one exam city each for prelims and mains exams. Allotment of RBI Grade B exam centres is done on a first-apply-first allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same is frozen. Applicants who cannot get a centre of their choice, are required to choose centre from the remaining ones. Candidates are advised to apply early so that they get a centre of their choice.

RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Centres for Phase I

Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Guntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun city

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar

Bihar

Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chattisgarh

Raipur, Bhilai

Daman & Diu

Jamnagar

Goa

Varna

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Haryana

Hissar, Karnal, Rohtak

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Karnataka

Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi

Kerala

Kannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

New Delhi

Delhi –NCR

Orissa

Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur

Puducherry

Cuddalore, Villupuram

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok, Bardang City

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City

West Bengal

Berhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Centres for Phase II

The Phase II exam centres for Gr B (DR)-General and DSIM/DEPR are different.

Exam Centres for Gr B (DR)-General

Exam Centres Exam Centres

Ahmedabad – Gandhi Nagar

Jammu

Bengaluru

Kanpur

Bhopal

Kochi

Bhubaneswar

Lucknow

Kolkata

Mumbai- Navi Mumbai

Chandigarh- Mohali

Nagpur

Chennai

New Delhi- NCR

Guwahati

Patna

Hyderabad

Pune

Jaipur

Thiruvananthapuram

Raipur

 

Exam Centres for Gr B (DR)-DEPR/DSIM

Name of the Centres

Ahmedabad – Gandhi Nagar

Jammu

Bengaluru

Kanpur

Bhopal

Kochi

Bhubaneswar

Lucknow

Kolkata

Mumbai- Navi Mumbai

Chandigarh- Mohali

Nagpur

Chennai

New Delhi- NCR

Guwahati

Patna

Hyderabad

Pune

Jaipur

Thiruvananthapuram

Raipur

 

Q:   How many RBI Grade B exam centres can I choose?

A:
Candidates can choose one RBI Grade B exam centre each for prelims and Mains exams. Candidates are advised to choose the exam centres carefully while filling the application form. Exam centres once entered by candidates in the application form cannot be changed later.
 

Q:   Should I mention my preferences of RBI Grade B exam centres separately for prelims and Mains exam?

A:
Yes, you need to mention your preferences separately for prelims and Mains exam of RBI Grade B. Candidates must choose exam centres as per their convenience. They should choose the exam city the nearest to their home. Candidates can choose RBI Grade B exam centres while filling the application form. Candidates can choose one exam city each for the prelims and Mains exams while filling the application form.
 

Q:   How will I know the details of my RBI Grade B exam centres?

A:
The details of RBI Grade B exam centres are mentioned on RBI Grade B admit card. The admit card comprises the address of the exam centre, centre code, reporting time, shift time, exam date, etc. RBI Grade B exam centres are allotted to candidates as per their choice. However, the examination authority reserves the right to allot exam centres to candidates.
 

RBI Grade B Preparation Tips 2024

The preparation strategy plays a very important role for candidates to qualify for this exam. Provided below are RBI Grade B 2024 preparation tips.

  • The first and foremost thing that candidates need to know is the exam pattern and syllabus. It will give candidates an overview of what they need to study for the exam
  • Glance through the previous years' cutoffs to know how much to score to qualify for the exam
  • Solve previous years' question papers to know what kind of questions are asked in the paper
  • Make month-wise, week-wise, day-wise and hour-wise preparation strategies for the exam
  • Solve sectional and full-length mock tests

Also Read: RBI Grade B Last Minute Preparation Tips

Books for RBI Grade B Exam

Books play an important role in RBI Grade B preparation. Candidates must go through the RBI Grade B books before starting the preparation. The books help candidates to know the concepts of the topics given in the syllabus. The list of RBI Grade B books is given below:

Name of the Book

Books for Preparation

Quantitative Aptitude

Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra

Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

Reasoning Ability

A modern approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

English Language

Objective English by SP Bakshi

High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin

General Awareness

Manorama Yearbook

Q:   How can I prepare for RBI grade B officers exam?

A:
The Reserve Bank of India conducts examinations for recruitment to various posts in the RBI. The Reserve Bank of India RBI is India's central bank that regulates the entire banking in India. The bank plays an important part in the development strategy of the government of India. The central bank has 30 offices in the state capitals. Every year, RBI conducts examinations for recruitment to various posts. The two most popular exams conducted by the apex bank are RBI Grade B and RBI Assistant. You will be notified as and when it will be out. A job in RBI is considered to be highly prestigious. As a result, many candidates apply for the various exams conducted by the bank. The salary, perks, facilities, work environment, profile and career opportunities offered to the recruited officers are good as compared to other organisations. This requires deep and complete knowledge of the syllabus. How to prepare subjects in a lucid and comprehensive manner, where to focus, what to study, and time management to clear your exam to achieve your dream job.
 

Q:   What are the books to be followed to prepare for RBI Grade B?

A:
There are several books that can be helpful for preparing for the RBI Grade B exam. Here are a few suggestions: RBI Grade B Officer Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board RBI Grade B Officer Exam Phase-1 (Objective Type) Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan Objective Economic and Social Development: General Studies Paper 1 for Civil Services Preliminary Examination and State Examinations by Odisha Experts Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal Objective General English by S. P. Bakshi Candidates must also refer to the previous years' question papers and solve mock tests to prepare for RBI Grade B exam.
 

Q:   How do I clear RBI Grade B exam in 6 months?

A:
Clearing the RBI Grade B exam in 6 months can be a challenging task, but it is definitely possible with the right approach. Here are some tips that may help you prepare for the exam: Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: Familiarise yourself with the exam pattern and the syllabus. This will give you an idea of the type of questions that will be asked and the areas you need to focus on. Create a study plan: Create a study plan that includes a schedule for when you will study, what you will study, and how long you will study. Make sure to give equal importance to all the subjects. Practice mock tests: Practice as many mock tests as you can. This will help you get familiar with the type of questions that will be asked and also to manage time during the exam. Stay updated: Stay updated with the Current Affairs. This is an important part of the exam and you need to be familiar with the latest happenings. Take breaks: Make sure to take regular breaks to avoid burnout. Seek guidance from experts: If you have doubts, seek guidance from experts or your teachers. Stay positive and motivated: Stay positive and motivated throughout your preparation. The key to success is consistency and perseverance. With the right approach and dedication, you can clear the RBI Grade B exam in 6 months.
 

RBI Grade B Vacancies 2024

RBI Assistant vacancies 2024 will be released along with the notification. Candidates can refer to the post-wise RBI Grade B vacancy break-up of previous year.

Post Vacancies

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General

222

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR

38

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM

31

Total

291


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Q:   How many RBI Grade B vacancies have been announced for 2023?

A:

RBI Grade B vacancies were announced for 2023. A total of 291 vacancies have been announced. Out of the total vacancies, 222 vacancies are for General post, 38 are DEPR and 31 for DSIM post. Selection of candidates against the vacancies is done based on Phase 1, 2 and Interview. The vacancy break-up of RBI Grade B exam is given below.

PostVacancies

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General

222

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR

38

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM

31

Total

271

 

Q:   How many vacancies were announced for RBI Grade B exam in 2022?

A:

A total of 294 vacancies were announced for RBI Grade B 2022 exam. Out of the total vacancies, 238 were for Grade B General post, 31 were DEPR and 24 were for DSIM posts. The post-wise RBI Grade B 2022 vacancy break-up is given below.

Post

Total

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General

238

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR

31

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM

24

Total 

294

 

Q:   Why RBI Grade B recruitment is conducted?

A:
RBI Grade B recruitment is conducted for the following posts: Officers in Grade B (General) Officers in Grade B (Department of Economic and Policy Research) Officers in Grade B (Department of Statistics and Information Management.
 

What is RBI Grade B Salary?

RBI Offers a handsome salary and other perks. Selected candidates are also eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules. RBI Grade B salary is given below.

Parameters  RBI Grade B Salary (In INR) (Previous) RBI Grade B Salary (In INR) (Revised)

Basic pay 

35,150

55,200

Payscale 

35150-1750 (9)-50900-EB-1750 (2)-54400-2000 (4)-62400

55200-2850(9)-80850-EB-2850 (2) - 86550-3300(4)-99750 (16 years)

Gross emoluments

77, 208

1,08,404

RBI Grade B Job Profile

 It is essential for aspirants to know RBI Grade B job profile. We have provided below the job profile of RBI Grade B Officers:

  •  Candidates selected for the post of RBI Grade B Officers undergo training for a period of 15 weeks
  • The probation period is two years
  • Candidates are allotted to various departments of the bank after the training period

RBI offers numerous opportunities for career growth and promotion. Candidates selected as Grade B Officers can reach upto the level of Deputy Director as per their promotion policy.Eligible candidates need to appear for specific promotional exams to get promoted to the next level.

Career Growth of RBI Grade B 

The career growth of RBI Grade B is given below:

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. Manager
  3. Assistant General Manager 
  4. Deputy General Manager
  5. General Manager
  6. Chief General Manager
  7. Principal Chief General Manager
  8. Executive Director
  9. Deputy Governor
  10. Governor

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Q:   What is the pay scale of an RBI Grade B Officer?

A:
Selected candidates will get starting basic pay of INR 55,200 per month in the pay scale of INR 55,200-2850 (9)-80,850-EB-2850 (2) - 86,550-3300 (4)-99,750 (16 years). The initial monthly gross emoluments are INR 1,08,404. The basic pay of a Grade B Officer in RBI is INR 55,200 per month. Candidates will also receive benefits such as Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, and Grade Allowance.
 

Q:   What is the career growth of an RBI Grade B Officer?

A:
To get promoted to the next level, candidates need to appear for promotional exams. The hierarchy of RBI Grade B officers is given below: Assistants Assistant Manager Assistant General Manager Deputy General Manager General Manager Chief General Manager Principal Chief General Manager Executive Director Deputy Governor.
 

Q:   What is RBI Grade B salary?

A:
RBI Grade B salary is INR 55,200 per month. The pay scale is INR 55,200-2850 (9)-80,850-EB-2850 (2)-86,550-3300 (4)-99,750 (16 years). Candidates are entitled to Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, and Grade Allowance. Initial monthly gross emoluments are INR 1,08,404 (approximately).. .
 

RBI Grade B 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below RBI Grade B 2024 exam FAQs.

Q:   What are the factors to become an RBI grade B officer?

A:
To become an RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Grade B officer, you will need to meet the following requirements: You must be a citizen of India You should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university, with a minimum of 60 per cent marks or equivalent grade You should meet the age limit criteria, which is 21 years to 30 years for general category candidates You should be proficient in the official language of the state in which the bank is located Additionally, you will need to pass the RBI Grade B Officer Examination, which consists of three phases: Phase I: Online objective examination in General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. Phase II: Online objective examination in Economic and Social Issues, and English (writing skills) Phase III: Interview.
 

Q:   Which career path is better RBI Grade B officer or a MBA?

A:
Both the careers, RBI Grade B officer and MBA can be rewarding and successful depending on the candidate's goals and interests. A career as an RBI Grade B officer involves working for the Reserve Bank of India, which is the central bank of India. This career path typically involves roles in areas such as monetary policy, financial regulation, and banking supervision. It typically requires a strong background in economics or finance, and the selection process for these positions is highly competitive. A career as an MBA typically involves working in a business or management role, often in the private sector. This career path can be quite diverse, with opportunities in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, and strategy. It typically requires a strong background in business or a related field, and an MBA degree is often considered to be a prerequisite for many senior management positions. Both career paths have their own pros and cons. RBI Grade B officer job offers job security, prestige, and stability. MBA job offers great career growth opportunities, high salary, and international exposure. It depends on their interests, skills, and career aspirations which one is better for candidates.
 

Q:   What is the job profile of RBI grade B officer and what are the future avenues?

A:
The Reserve Bank of India RBI Grade B Officer is a highly sought-after position in the banking sector. The job profile of an RBI Grade B Officer includes managing and regulating the country's monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and financial institutions, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the payment and settlement systems. As for future avenues, RBI Grade B Officers have a lot of opportunities for growth and advancement. They may be promoted to higher positions within the RBI such as Deputy Governor or Governor. They may also be appointed to other government positions, such as Secretary in the Ministry of Finance or Chief Economic Advisory. Additionally, many private sector banks and financial institutions also value the experience and expertise of RBI Grade B Officers, and they may be offered attractive positions in these organizations as well.
 

Q:   What are the average salary and benefits availed by a Grade B officer in RBI?

A:
The average salary of a Grade B officer in the Reserve Bank of India RBI is around INR 15-20 Lacs per annum. The benefits that come with this position include medical insurance, accommodation, travel allowance, and other perks. The salary also differs as per the place of posting of candidates. RBI offers handsome salary to its Officers along with different benefits and perks. RBI Grade B salary per month is INR 55,200. The payscale is INR 55,200-2850(9)-80,850-EB-2850 (2)-86,550-3300 (4)-99,750 (16 years). After aggregating the allowances, the gross emoluments are INR 1,08,404 (approx.). Candidates get house allowance of 15 per cent of basic pay.
 

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