RBI Grade B Exam Analysis

RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam was conducted today (November 09, 2019). There were 200 questions, which had to be answered in 120 minutes. There were four sections – General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. All the sections except English Language were available bilingually, that is, both in English and in Hindi. Each question had 5 options and 1 mark was awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 marks was deducted for every incorrect answer. This year, separate time has been allotted for each section.

RBI Grade B Exam Dates

The exam dates for RBI Grade-B Officer exam has already been released along with its Official Notice. The important dates for RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2019 are as follows:

RBI Grade-B Events


Release of online application form

21st September 2019

Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges:

11th October 2019

Commencement of Phase-I exam

9th November

Commencement of Phase-II exam: General

1st December 2019

RBI Grade-B- DEPR / DSIM Phase-II Exam

2nd December 2019

Interview Process

To be notified later

Declaration of final result

To be notified later

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2019

166 RBI Grade B Vacancies were declared for RBI Grade B 2018. We are expecting the vacancy to be almost same for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam. Let's have a look at the detailed vacancy for previous year to get an idea of the expected vacancy for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.

Posts Vacancy
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 156
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 20
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 23
Total 199

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for RBI Grade B exam, candidates should fulfil the following criteria-

  • Candidates are required to follow the given criteria to be eligible for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam:
  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a subject of Nepal
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan
  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Eligibility

  • To qualify in the RBI exam the minimum required age is 21 years and maximum age 30 years.
  • If a candidate possesses M.Phil and Ph.D. degree, the upper age limits in these cases are 32 and 34 years respectively.

Educational Qualification for RBI Grade B (General)


Educational Qualification

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

Graduation degree with a minimum of 60% marks is required as well as in 12th & 10th examination.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR

Master degree in economics with a minimum of 55% marks.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

Master degree in statistics/mathematical statistics/mathematical economics/econometrics/statistics & informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/ applied statistics & informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks

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