RBI Grade B 2023 Recruitment: Online Form, Vacancies & Eligibility

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

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Apr 16, 2024 15:23 IST

 RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to release RBI Grade B recruitment notice in April 2024. The recruitment notice is released to select Grade B Officers for General, DSIM & DEPR. Selected candidates join the Combined Seniority Group (CSG). The candidates selected through RBI Grade B recruitment are entitled to a gross salary of INR 1,08,404 after 7th Pay Commission. The selection process of RBI Grade B recruitment comprises Phase I, II and Interview. The recruitment process of RBI Grade B includes certain processes such as filling the application form, release of admit card, result declaration, appearing in the exam and interview, etc. In this article, candidates can find details regarding RBI Grade B recruitment.

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 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:   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.
 

RBI Grade B Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria 2024

To apply for RBI Grade B recruitment, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria prescribed by the examination authority. The eligibility criteria as per age, educational qualification, and the number of attempts are given below:

Age limit: The minimum age of candidates is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years.

Educational qualification: The educational qualification for the General post is graduation with 60 per cent and 50 per cent for SC/ST/PwBD candidates. For the DSIM/DEPR post, the educational qualification is 55 per cent and 50 per cent for SC, ST, and PwBD candidates.

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RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

RBI Grade B dates.

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.

 

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:   What is the educational qualification criteria for RBI Grade B exam?

A:

The candidates who want to appear for the RBI Grade B exam must fulfill the educational qualification eligibility criteria for the RBI Assistant exam: 

a)The candidates who want to appear in the RBI Grade B exam must have completed graduation

b) The candidates have to secure the minimum percentage to appear for RBI Grade B exam

 

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2024

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

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

May '24

RBI Grade B Application Form 2024

TENTATIVE

May '24

RBI Grade B Notification 2024

TENTATIVE
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 Recruitment 2024: Application Form

RBI Grade B application form is released online. Interested candidates need to fill the application form within the prescribed deadline by paying the requisite exam fees. The application fee is INR 850 for General/OBC and INR 100 for SC/ST/PwBD. The application process comprises steps such as registration, uploading the scanned documents, entering educational qualification and work experience, previewing of application, fee payment, and final submission. 

Q:   What is the mode of RBI Grade B application?

A:
RBI Grade B application forms should be submitted online only. No offline applications are accepted by the examination authority. Candidates are not required to send the hard copy of the application form. The application fee for the RBI Grade B exam is INR 850 for General/OBC and INR 100 for SC/ST/PwBD. The application fees can be paid online only through credit/debit cards, internet banking, etc. The application process comprises several steps such as registration, uploading of scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, previewing the application, uploading the scanned left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, paying the application fee and submission of application.
 

Q:   Do I need to send the printout of the RBI Grade B application form and e-receipt?

A:

No, candidates should not send the printout of the RBI Grade B application form and e-receipt. However, candidates must keep the printout of the application form and fee receipt for future reference. They should keep the printout of the application form and fee receipt till the completion of recruitment process. Candidates need to fill the application form of RBI Grade B online. The application fee for the exam is INR 850 for General/OBC and INR 100 for SC/ST/PwBD, can be paid online only. The application process of RBI Grade B comprises registration, uploading the scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, uploading left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, previewing the application form, paying the application fees and final submission.

 

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

A:
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
 

RBI Grade B Vacancies 2024

RBI Grade B vacancies 2024 are announced along with the notification. Candidates can check below the vacancy break-up of previous year's. 

Post Total

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General

222

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR

38

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM

31

Total 

291

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.
 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2024

The exam pattern is different for different posts. RBI Grade B exam pattern for General post is divided into Phase I, II, and Interview. Phase I carries 200 marks while Phase II is held for 300 marks. The interview carries 50 marks. The exam pattern for DSIM & DEPR is divided into Paper 1, 2, and 3. The total marks for the exam are 300.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Pattern 

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

General Awareness

80

80

Reasoning

60

60

English Language

30

30

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

Total

200

200

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Name of the Paper Type of Paper Duration Marks
Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues 50 per cent Objective Type 50 per cent Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard 120 Minutes

Objective: 30

Descriptive: 90

Total: 100 Marks

Objective: 50

Descriptive: 50

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard. Candidates opting to type the answers in Hindi may do so with the help of either Inscript or Remington (GAIL) keyboards layout. 90 Minutes 100
Paper-III: Finance and Management 50 per cent Objective Type and 50 per cent Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard. Candidates opting to type the answers in Hindi may do so with the help of either Inscript or Remington (GAIL) keyboards layout. 120 minutes

Objective: 30

Descriptive: 90

Total: 100 Marks

Objective: 50

Descriptive: 50

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.

 

Q:   What is RBI Grade B exam pattern?

A:

RBI Grade B exam pattern is such that it is divided into Phase I, II, and Interview. The Phase 1 comprises subjects such as General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The total marks allotted to the exam are 200. The duration of the test is 120 minutes. The language of the question paper is English and Hindi. Phase II comprises Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues, Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) and Paper-III: Finance and Management. The Phase 2 exam carries 300 marks. The duration of Paper I and III are 120 minutes (30 minutes for the objective test and 90 minutes for the descriptive test) while Paper-II is held for 90 minutes. All papers of Phase II, except the English Language, are set in English and Hindi. The interview carries 75 marks.

 

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024

The syllabus of RBI Grade B is prescribed by the examination authority, which highlights the topics that candidates need to cover under different sections of the exam. RBI Grade B syllabus is of graduation level. The syllabus of RBI Grade B is given below:

General Post: Phase I comprises topics from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. Phase II comprises topics from Economic and Social Issues, English Language and Finance, and Management.

DEPR: The syllabus for this post comprises topics from Economics and English.

DSIM: The syllabus for this post comprises topics from Statistics and English.

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:   What is RBI Grade B Syllabus?

A:

RBI Grade B syllabus consists of four sections in prelims and three sections in the Mains exam. RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase 1 exam comprises General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude English Language, and Reasoning. The Phase 2 exam consists of three papers where Paper 1 is Economic & Social Issues, Paper 2 is English (Writing Skills) and Paper 3 is Finance & Management. The total marks allotted to the phase 1 exam are 200. The Phase 2 exam carries a total of 300 marks. The total marks allotted to interview are 75. RBI Grade B syllabus for phase 1 exam is given below:

General Awareness

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.

English

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Spotting Error

Phrase Replacement / Error Spotting

Para Completion

Fill in the Blanks (Vocabulary)

 

Quant

Number Series

Data Interpretation (Missing DI, Pie Chart, Caselet DI, Mix DI)

Quadratic Equation

Miscellaneous Questions (Profit Loss, Average, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, etc.)

Data Sufficiency

Reasoning

Syllogism

Seating Arrangement

Linear Arrangement

Puzzle

Input-Output

Logical / Analytical Reasoning

Data Sufficiency

Inequality

Coding-Decoding

Miscellaneous Questions

 

RBI Grade B Admit Card 2024

RBI Grade B admit card is released separately for prelims, mains and interview. Candidates need to download their admit cards online by logging with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates need to take the printout of the admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre. The steps to download RBI Grade B admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the RBI Grade B admit card link on the home page
  • Enter the required credentials
  • RBI Grade B admit card appears on the screen

Q:   Can I change RBI Grade B exam centre allotted to me?

A:
No, you cannot change RBI Grade B exam centre once it is allotted to you. Candidates need to select the exam centres correctly as per their preferences while filling the application form. The exam centres can be selected at the time of filling the application form. One exam centres each can be selected for the prelims and Mains exam. The exam centres are allotted to candidates as per their preferences. However, the examination authority reserves the right to allot exam centres to candidates.
 

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:   What details are mentioned on RBI Grade B admit card?

A:

RBI Grade B admit card is released online. Candidates need to download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials such as registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. RBI Grade B exam is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam. The following details are mentioned on the admit card:

  • Candidate's name
  • Roll number
  • Date of Birth
  • Scanned photograph & signature
  • Address of exam centre
  • Exam day guidelines
  • Reporting time
 

RBI Grade B Salary 2024

RBI offers a lucrative salary to Grade B officers. The basic salary offered to candidates is INR 55,200. The pay scale is INR 55,200-2850(9)-80,850-EB-2850 (2)-86,550-3300(4)-99,750 (16 years). Candidates are also eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, and Grade Allowance. The initial monthly gross emoluments are INR 1,08,404. 

RBI Grade B Selection Process

RBI Grade B selection process comprises prelims, mains and interview. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. The Phase 1 exam is conducted for 200 marks. The Phase 2 exam comprises three papers and total marks allotted to the exam are 300. Candidates qualifying the Phase 2 exam are required to appear for psychometric test before appearing in the interview. The interview carries 75 marks.

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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).. .
 

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 salary structure of RBI Grade B?

A:

RBI Grade B salary structure is decided including several allowances, perks and benefits. The gross salary is INR 1,08,404 incluiding allowances, perks and benefits. The pay scale of RBI Grade B is INR 55,200-2850 (9)-80850-EB-2850 (2)-86550-3300 (4)-99750 (16 years). RBI Grade B Salary structure is given below.

ParametersRBI Grade B Salary (In INR)

Basic Pay

55,200

Grade Allowances

6,800

Dearness Allowances

23,144

Housing Allowance

5273

CVPS Incentives 

827

Special Prerequisite Allowances

1465

Special Allowances- Direct Recruit

1800

Local Compensatory Allowances

3664

Meal Allowance

160

Gross Pay

1,08,404

Note:

  • For candidates having high academic educational qualifications, RBI at its own discretion considers granting up to four advance increments
  • The bank, at its own discretion, shall consider requests for higher emoluments because of higher qualification/special experience at the interview stage only
  • The number of increments will be a maximum of four
  • RBI will not entertain any request received after the interview
 

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below RBI Grade B recruitment 2024 FAQs.

Q:   What is RBI Grade B Syllabus?

A:

RBI Grade B syllabus consists of four sections in prelims and three sections in the Mains exam. RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase 1 exam comprises General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude English Language, and Reasoning. The Phase 2 exam consists of three papers where Paper 1 is Economic & Social Issues, Paper 2 is English (Writing Skills) and Paper 3 is Finance & Management. The total marks allotted to the phase 1 exam are 200. The Phase 2 exam carries a total of 300 marks. The total marks allotted to interview are 75. RBI Grade B syllabus for phase 1 exam is given below:

General Awareness

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.

English

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Spotting Error

Phrase Replacement / Error Spotting

Para Completion

Fill in the Blanks (Vocabulary)

 

Quant

Number Series

Data Interpretation (Missing DI, Pie Chart, Caselet DI, Mix DI)

Quadratic Equation

Miscellaneous Questions (Profit Loss, Average, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, etc.)

Data Sufficiency

Reasoning

Syllogism

Seating Arrangement

Linear Arrangement

Puzzle

Input-Output

Logical / Analytical Reasoning

Data Sufficiency

Inequality

Coding-Decoding

Miscellaneous Questions

 

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.
 

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 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 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
 

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RBI Grade B Exam Exam

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Answered a month ago

RBI Grade B application form needs to be filled online within the deadline precribed by the examination authority. To fill the application form, candidates need to upload certain documents or else their application forms will be rejected. Following are the documents that candidates need to upload:

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered a month ago

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Shubhiksha Singh

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Answered 2 months ago

RBI Grace B syllabus is divided into Phase 1 and 2. The topics covered in RBI Grade B syllabus are given below:

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus for DR (General)
ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral 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

SubjectSyllabus

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

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