RBI Grade B 2021 exam pattern revised; check details here

RBI Grade B 2021 exam pattern revised; check details here

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Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial
New Delhi, Updated on Feb 1, 2021 16:23 IST

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised RBI Grade B 2021 exam pattern. Paper-I and III of Phase II will have both descriptive and objective type papers. This year, RBI has introduced a psychometric test in which candidates need to appear before the interview. The interview will be held for 75 marks instead of 50 marks. Read below to check the revised exam pattern.

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised RBI Grade B 2021 exam pattern. According to the revised RBI Grade B exam pattern of Phase II, Paper I (Economic and Social Issues) and III (Finance and Management) will have both objective and descriptive type papers. 50% of questions in these two papers will have objective type questions and 50% of questions will be descriptive type which candidates need to type with the help of the keyboard. Earlier, these two papers carried only objective type questions. Paper-II, as earlier, will carry only descriptive type questions of 100 marks. There is no change in the exam pattern of Phase I RBI Grade B exam.

There is also a change in the exam timings of Paper-I and III of Phase II. The objective test will be held for 30 minutes while the descriptive paper will be conducted for 90 minutes. Therefore, the total exam duration of these papers is 120 minutes. Earlier, these papers were conducted for 90 minutes. In Paper-I and III, 50 marks each are allotted to the objective and descriptive papers. In the objective section of Paper-I and III of Phase-II, there will be 30 questions. Some questions will carry two marks while some will carry one mark. In the descriptive section, there will be six questions, out of which candidates need to attempt four questions. Two questions will be for 15 marks while two questions will be for 10 marks. In case, candidates answers more than four questions in a descriptive test, the first four will be evaluated.

Check here the revised exam pattern 

RBI has included a Psychometric Test in the exam pattern for all posts. Candidates before appearing in the interview are required to appear for the Psychometric test. No marks will be allotted for the Psychometric Test. The performance in this test will be considered for the final selection criteria. The total marks of the interview for all posts will carry 75 marks instead of 50 marks.

Currently, RBI Grade B 2020 application form filling process is underway. Candidates can fill their application forms till February 15. The Phase I RBI Grade B exam will be conducted on March 6. Paper-II and III for DEPR and DSIM posts will be conducted on March 31. Phase-II exam for the General post will be conducted on April 1.

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Anangsha Patra
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A mass communication and journalism post-graduate, Anangsha has worked as a reporter and sub-editor and enjoys working in the education domain.

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