RBI Grade B - Recruitment 2017

Reserve Bank of India almost every year holds common recruitment examination for the post of Grade B officers. RBI Grade- is not same as the other bank exams. RBI exam conserves a virtuous level of difficulty and has a different procedure in phase-11 while comparing to other banking examinations. It is deliberated as one of the most respected jobs in India.

 

RBI Grade B Vacancy 

This year RBI is going to employee Grade B officers for 161 Posts. RBI has three different Cadres for group B officers named as General, DEPR & DSIM. Given are the details of vacancies.

Name of PostNumber of Vacancies
GeneralOBCSCSTTotal
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)73392211145
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR930012
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM10124

 

RBI Grade B - 2017 Application Dates

The important dates for RBI Grade B exam -2017 is mentioned below.  Please ensure to complete the process in time.
The tentative schedule for RBI Grade B exam is as follows.
 

EventDates
Official Notification, Online Registration and Fees Payment for RBI Grade - B General (DR)03.05.2017 to 23.05.2017
Official Notification, Online Registration and Fees Payment for RBI Grade - B (Economic and Social Policy Department & Statistics and Information Management)05.05.2017 to 23.05.2017
RBI Grade - B General Preliminary Exam17.06.2017
RBI Grade - B General Mains Exam07.07.2017
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR) Paper I17.06.2017
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR) Paper – II & III Online/Written Examination6th & 7th July (Tentative)
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM) Phase I17.06.2017
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM) Paper – II & III Online/Written Examination6th & 7th July (Tentative)

 

RBI Grade B Exam Center

Given is the list of Examination center for RBI Grade B - Phase -I and Phase- II

(i) Online Examination Centres for Phase – I (Gr. B (DR)-General / Paper I (DEPR/DSIM)

State /UTCentre
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra Pradesh & TelanganaGuntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshItanagar,Naharlagun city
AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
BiharBhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChattisgarhRaipur, Bhilai
Daman & DiuJamnagar
GoaVarna
GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
HaryanaHissar, Karnal, Rohtak
Himachal PradeshDharamsala, Shimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBelgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi
KeralaKannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil
LakshwadweepKavarrati
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior , Indore, Jabalpur
MaharashtraAurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandKohima
New DelhiDelhi –NCR
OrissaBalasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry, Cuddalore, Villupuram
PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
SikkimGangtok, Bardang City
TamilnaduChennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City
West BengalBerhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani,Siliguri

(ii) A. Centres for Phase – II - Gr B (DR) - General / Paper II & III (DEPR /DSIM)

Name of the Centres
AhmedabadJammu
BengaluruKanpur
BhopalKochi
BhubaneswarLucknow
KolkataMumbai
ChandigarhNagpur
ChennaiNew Delhi
GuwahatiPatna
HyderabadPune
JaipurThiruvananthapuram

 

RBI Grade B- Recruitment 2017

RBI is all set to conduct examination for Grade B officer at 150 Test center in almost all states of India. This exam is one the important examinations amongst all banking examinations conducted every year. Grade B comprises of 3 different grades of employees alternating General, DEPR & DSIM's. Online Registration is going to start from 3rd May 2017 onwards.

 

RBI Grade B- Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Educational Qualifications (as on 01-05-2017):

Educational QualificationOfficers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPRA Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM
  1. A Master's 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 or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR
  2. Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute; OR

  3. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years OR

  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years

Age:  A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of May, 2017 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd May, 1987 and not later than 1st May, 1996. For candidates possessing M.Phil.and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

Maximum age for following candidates:

S.noCategoryAge in Years
1General30
2OBC33
3SC/ST35
4Person with disabilities40

 

RBI Grade B- Examination Pattern

Phase I:

S.noSubjectsNo. of questionsTime DurationMaximum Marks
1General Awareness80120 minutes200 Marks
2English Language30
3Quantative Aptitude30
4Reasoning Ability60

Phase II:

PapersName of PaperType of PaperTime DurationMax. Marks
IEconomic and social issueObjective90 minute100
IIEnglish (Writing skill)Descriptive90 minute100
IIIFinance and ManagementObjective90 minute100

Interview Phase III:

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, centered on the aggregate of marks obtained in  Phase-II (Paper-I  +Paper-II  +Paper-III).   The interview  will be  of  50  marks.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.

RBI Grade B - Syllabus

RBI has released notification for 161  Grade B Officer  few days ago. RBI is bankers bank and thus it has a lot of variation in exam syllabus and pattern as compared to IBPS exams. 
It is advisable to know the latest exam pattern and syllabus of RBI Grade B Officers There is no such change expected this year, the exam pattern is expected to bethe same for Prelims exam as that of last year. The candidates who are preparing for RBI Grade B Exam needs to know the areas to focus to crack the exam. Let us share the topics and types of questions to be asked in the RBI Grade B exam

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase I)

S.noSubjectsNo. of questionsTime DurationMaximum Marks
1General Awareness80120 minutes200 Marks
2English Language30
3Quantative Aptitude30
4Reasoning Ability60

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase II)

PapersName of PaperType of PaperTime DurationMax. Marks
IEconomic and social issueObjective90 minute100
IIEnglish (Writing skill)Descriptive90 minute100
IIIFinance and ManagementObjective90 minute100

RBI Grade B Officer Interview (Phase III)

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview on the basis of the aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I  +Paper-II  +Paper-III).   Interview  will  be  of  50  marks .Candidates  may  opt  for  interview in any of the two languages either Hindi or English.  The final selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks obtained by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

Detailed Syllabus of RBI Grade B Prelims 2017 (Phase I)

General Awareness Syllabus for RBI Grade B:

The level of General Awareness section expected to be easy to moderate. 

This is the only segment where candidates can score more and be able to be in merit list. There are total 80 questions which will be asked from this section. The questions can be asked from different topics which are mentioned below-

(i) Current Affairs – National  & International News, Awards & Authors , Sports News, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Science & technology etc.

(ii) Banking & Financial + Economic News– Banking Terminology, Banking & Economic news, Monetary policies, Current rates, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc.

(iii) Static GK – Static GK – Mountains  Rivers ,Ports ,Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc.

English Language syllabus for RBI Grade B:

  • English Language syllabus for RBI Grade B:
  • Level of English Language section expected to be moderate. 
  • Given is the list of important topics and questions to be asked from them-
     

(i) Spotting Error – 5 Questions  (Moderate Level) 

(ii) Reading Comprehension (R.C) – 10 Questions (Lengthy) based on Banking & Economy 

(iiI) Cloze Test  – 10 Questions (Moderate Level) 

(iV) Parajumbles (6-7 sentences)– 5 Questions (Moderate Level)
 

Quantitative Aptitude syllabus  for RBI Grade B:

Level of Quantitative Aptitude section expected to be moderate. 

(i)  Quadratic Equation - (Moderate to Tough)

(ii)  Number Series – (Moderate to Tough level)

(iii) Data Interpretation – Based on Missing DI, Pie Chart , Caselet DI , Mix DI - (Tough level)

(iv)  Miscellaneous Questions –  (Tough)

Miscellaneous Questions may contain of questions from topics like –Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit loss, SI & CI, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Permutation& Probability etc.
 

Reasoning Ability Syllabus for RBI Grade B:

Overall level of this section is expected to be Moderate. Questions will be asked from following -

(i) Puzzle Test – (Tough Level) 
(ii) Seating Arrangement (Circular) (Inside Outside) Blood Relation based – (Tough Level) 
(iii) Linear Arrangement – (Moderate Level) 
(iv) Syllogism  (Moderate Level)
(v) Input Output – (Tough Level)
(vi) Logical / Analytical Reasoning –  (Tough Level) 
(vii) Data Sufficiency  –  (Moderate Level) mostly on seating arrangement 
(viii) Inequality – (Moderate Level) 
(ix) Coding Decoding –  (Moderate Level)
 

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus (Phase II)

Paper-I - Economic and social Issues:

Economic Issues

1. Inflation
2. Poor educational standards
3. Poor Infrastructure
4. Balance of Payments deterioration.
5. High levels of private debt
6. Inequality has risen rather than decreased.
7. Large Budget Deficit
8. Rigid labour Laws
9. Inefficient agriculture
10. Slowdown in growth

Social Issues:

1. Poverty

2. Illiteracy

3. Child Marriage

4. Child Labour

5. Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism and Language Conflicts
 

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills) -

This Descriptive paper of English is conducted to judge the writing skills of the candidate.

Paper-III -Finance and Management 

This paper cover all important topics of Finance and management. 

 

RBI Grade B Application Fee

S. No.CategoryApplication Fees
1.GEN/OBCRs.850/- (Application fee including Intimation charges)
2.SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation charges only)
3.StaffNil

@ Fee/Intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of RBI (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank vide its circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview. In case they are not eligible to be treated as staff candidates (in terms of above referred HRMD circular), they are advised to indicate themselves as non-staff candidates and pay fees/ intimation charges as applicable to non-staff candidates.

RBI Garde B Admin Card - 2017

Every candidate who is registered for RBI Grade B exam through  RBI official website  within stipulated time will be issued an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter which can be downloaded from the official website.

For more information and download link for the admit card follow our page as the same will be displayed with the website official link of RBI the moment it is released.

RBI Grade B Exam Preparation

RBI Grade B exam preparation should be planned systematically and according to the latest syllabus and exam pattern.  Since the syllabus comprises of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Besides self -study one can join Coaching institute and Online Test Series for an enhanced exam preparation.

RBI Grade B Coaching

IBT Classroom programs have very effective training Programmes for RBI Grade Exam across India. It is quiet evident from the encouraging result which is more than 40 per cent of the students enrolled are selected in Banking jobs every year.

RBI Grade B Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT provides Online Test Series for RBI Grade B examination. All tests are well-researched and closely emulate the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last years exam pattern and exptected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

RBI Grade B Examination Dates

1. Officers in Gr B (DR) - General

Phase-I Online Examination

Phase-II Online Examination

June 17, 2017 $

July 7, 2017£

2. Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR)*

Paper –I Online Examination

Paper – II & III Online/Written Examination

June 17, 2017 $

July 6 and / or 7, 2017£
(To be confirmed in Admit cards)

3. Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM) @

Paper –I Online Examination

Paper – II & III Online/ Written Examination

June 17, 2017 $

July 6 and / or 7, 2017£
(To be confirmed in Admit cards)

 

RBI Grade B Cut Off:

Previous Year Final Cutoff of RBI Grade B Officer (General) 2016

Name of SectionMaximum MarksCategory
GeneralOBCSCSTPWD (OH/VI)
General Awareness80201614.2514.2514.25
Reasoning Ability60151210.7510.7510.75
English Language307.506.005.255.255.25
Quantitative Aptitude307.506.005.255.255.25
Total20098.5088.5084.5084.5084.50

RBI Grade B Officer 2016 Final Cutoff  (General)

Cutoff Marks Decided by Board at various stages of Recruitment Process
Recruitment StageCaetgory
General OBCSCST

Aggregate Cutoff marks in Paper - I, II & III taken together in written examination for shortlisting candidates for Interview (Out of 300 marks)

176.75161.75155.75155.75

Aggregate marks in Written Examination and Interview taken together (out of 350 marks), obtained by last recommended candidate 

225.50211.00204.25210.25

RBI Grade B Results 2017

RBI Grade B Phase-II online Examination will be held on July 7, 2017 for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase-I. The Phase-II examination will be conducted in shifts. Candidates have to appear for all shifts. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. The timetable for Phase- Reserve Bank of India Services Board, Mumbai Advt. No. 5A/2016-17 Page 25 of 34 II will be informed to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Phase-II. Phase–II online examination will consist of three papers as under. Those who are targeting RBI exams should keep searching the page for latest updates regarding the final result for RBI Grade B examination