About RBI Grade B Exam

The Grade B Officer post in Reserve Bank of India is a highly-esteemed government job in India. For recruitment into the posts, Reserve Bank of India conducts the RBI Grade B Exam annually, drawing participation from lakhs of students. Besides working in a reputed role with the central bank of the country, the numerous perks offered to an RBI Grade B Officer makes it the most sought-after job among a large number of students.

RBI Grade B 2018: Selection Process

Tier I: Objective Written Examination

This is a two-hour examination, having 200 questions. For each correct answer, a student scores +1 mark and for each incorrect response, a penalty of -0.25 is given. There is no penalty for not attempting questions. The score obtained in Tier - I examination is not considered in the final score, so it is solely a qualifying examination. Generally, the examination is conducted in different time slots over a window of 2-4 days. The 'corrected-scores' obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.
A candidate has to secure minimum marks separately in each section as well as aggregate. The question paper pattern is:

Phase I: Exam Pattern
Exam Duration: 120 minutes

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Reasoning

60

60

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

English Language

30

30

General Awareness

80

80

Total Questions

200

200

The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination is decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.


Tier II: Online Written Exam (Objective and Subjective)

This phase comprises of three different question papers, viz. Economic and Social issues, English (Writing Skills) and Finance and Management. All the three papers are compulsory and are conducted on the same day in different shifts. The pattern of the question paper is as follows:

Phase II: Exam Pattern
Exam Duration: 90 minutes

Name of Paper

Type of Paper

Exam Duration

Marks

Paper - I : Economic and Social Issues

Objective Online

90 minutes

100

Paper - II : English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive Online, to be typed with the help of keyboard on the computer screen

90 minutes

100

Paper - III : Finance and Management

Objective Online

90 minutes

100

Note: Paper I and Paper III will be set bilingually in English and Hindi. A candidate has to secure minimum marks separately in each paper as well as aggregate.


Tier III: Interview

This phase comprises of an interview of 50 marks conducted by a panel of 4-5 RBI Officers/Psychologists. The theme of the interview is HR and general perception of a candidate towards the economy, the nation, the government and the knowledge of the Indian and International Banking system.
Candidates are shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III).
The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies
A candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.
Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

The syllabus for Phase-I of RBI Grade B 2018 exam is like the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness and
  • English Language


Syllabus for Phase-I Examination

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General Awareness

  • Inequality
  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Monetary Plans
  • National Institution
  • Banking Terms


Syllabus for Phase-II Exam

Economic and Social Issues

Finance

Management

  • Growth and Development
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Globalization
  • Social Structure in India
  • Financial System
  • Financial Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Development in Financial Sector
  • Union Budget
  • Inflation
  • Role of Manager
  • Human Resource Development
  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives
  • Communication
  • Corporate Governance

Apart from the above mentioned three sections in Mains Exam, an additional section of English (Written Skills) is also present through which a candidate is tested on his/her writing skills.

RBI Grade B 2017 Vacancies & Cut-off

In 2017, the RBI had 145 vacancies for the Grade-B (General) post, 12 for the DEPR post and 4 for the DSIM post.

The Official cut-offs for Phase-I of 2017:
Test wise and aggregate cut - off marks in Phase-I examination held on June 17, 2017, for shortlisting the candidates for Phase-II examination for the post of Officers Grade-B (General) - DR-BY-2017 :

Category Section
GENERAL AWARENESS (Maximum Marks = 80) REASONING (Maximum Marks = 60) ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Maximum Marks = 30) QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (Maximum Marks = 30) TOTAL SCORE/AGGREGATE (Maximum Marks = 200)

GENERAL/UR

16.50

11.00

6.75

4.00

78.00

OBC

12.50

8.00

5.25

2.50

68.00

SC

11.00

6.75

4.75

2.00

64.00

ST

11.00

6.75

4.75

2.00

64.00

PWD (OH/HI/VH)

11.00

6.75

4.75

2.00

64.00


The Official cut-offs for Phase-II of 2017:

CUT-OFF MARKS DECIDED BY THE BOARD AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS :

RECRUITMENT STAGE CUT OFF MARKS
GENERAL OBC SC ST

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).

196.75

181.75

175.75

175.75

AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 350 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.

245.75

228.00

220.50

211.25

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