RBI Grade B - Recruitment 2018

RBI Grade B 2018 Notification Out

 RBI Grade B Notification: Check Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application, Vacancy, Pattern, Syllabus  

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 of the important examinations amongst all banking examinations conducted every year. Grade B comprises 3 different grades of employees alternating General, DEPR & DSM's. Online Registration is going to start from 3rd July 2018 onwards.

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 - 2018 Exam Dates

The important dates for RBI Grade B exam -2018  is mentioned below.  Please ensure to complete the process in time.
The tentative schedule for RBI Grade B exam is as follows.

 

Event Date
Release of online application form 03rd July 2018
Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges: 03rd July to 23rd July 2018
Commencement of Phase-I exam 16th August 2018
Commencement of Phase-II exam 07th September 2018
Interview Process To be notified later
Declaration of final result To be notified later

 

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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.

Serial Number Posts Vacancy
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 127
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 22
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 17

 

RBI Grade B- Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Educational Qualifications (as on 01-05-2018):

Educational Qualification Officers 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) - DEPR A 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 recognized 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 postgraduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute; OR

  3. M. Stat. The 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, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

Maximum age for following candidates:

S.no Category Age in Years
1 General 30
2 OBC 33
3 SC/ST 35
4 The person with disabilities 40

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RBI Grade B 2018 Application Fee

S. No. Category Application Fees
1. GEN/OBC Rs.850/- (Application fee including Intimation charges)
2. SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation charges only)
3. Staff Nil

@ 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.

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RBI Grade B 2018 - Examination Pattern

Phase I:

S.No Subjects No. of questions Time Duration Maximum Marks
1 General Awareness 80 120 minutes 200 Marks
2 English Language 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 30
4 Reasoning Ability 60

Phase II:

Papers Name of Paper Type of Paper Time Duration Max. Marks
I Economic and social issue Objective 90 minute 100
II English (Writing skill) Descriptive 90 minute 100
III Finance and Management Objective 90 minute 100

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. The 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 a 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 be the same for Prelims exam as that of last year. The candidates who are preparing for RBI Grade B Exam need 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.no Subjects No. of questions Time Duration Maximum Marks
1 General Awareness 80 120 minutes 200 Marks
2 English Language 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 30
4 Reasoning Ability 60

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase II)

Papers Name of Paper Type of Paper Time Duration Max. Marks
I Economic and social issue Objective 90 minute 100
II English (Writing skill) Descriptive 90 minute 100
III Finance and Management Objective 90 minute 100

 

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).   The interview will be of 50 marks.Ca ndidates  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 the merit list. There are total 80 questions which will be asked in this section. The questions can be asked about 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:

The 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 the 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. The balance of Payments deterioration.
5. High levels of private debt
6. Inequality has risen rather than decreased.
7. Large Budget Deficit
8. Rigid labor 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 Garde B Admin Card - 2018

Every candidate who is registered for RBI Grade B exam through  RBI official website within the 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.

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RBI Grade B Cut Off:

Official RBI Cut Off for Grade-B Phase-I
Examination – 2017
Section Category
General OBC SC ST PWD
(OH/
HI/VH)
GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum Marks = 80)
16.50 12.50 11.00 11.00 11.00
REASONING
(Maximum Marks = 60)
11.00 8.00 6.75 6.75 6.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
6.75 5.25 4.75 4.75 4.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
4.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00
Total Marks
(Max Marks = 200)
78.00 68.00 64.00 64.00 64.00
  • Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2016 – Phase I

RBI Cut Off for Grade-B Phase-I
Examination – 2016
Section Category
General OBC SC ST PWD
(OH/
HI/VH)
GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum Marks = 80)
20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
REASONING
(Maximum Marks = 60)
15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Total Marks
(Max Marks = 200)
98.50 88.50 84.50 84.50 84.50
  • Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2015 – Phase I

RBI Cut Off for Grade-B Phase- I
Examination – 2015
Section Category
General OBC SC ST PWD
(OH/HI/VH)
GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum Marks = 80)
20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
REASONING
(Maximum Marks = 60)
15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Total Marks
(Max Marks = 200)
88.50 78.50 74.50 74.50 74.50
  • Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2014 – Phase I

RBI Cut Off for Grade-B Phase-I
Examination – 2014
Section Category
General OBC SC ST  
PwD
(OH/HI/VH)
GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum marks= 80)
32 28 26 26 26
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Minimum Marks=30)
12 10 9 9 9
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
12 10 9 9 9
REASONING
(Maximum Marks = 60)
24 21 19 19 19
Total Marks
(Max Marks = 200)
104 94 89 69 69

RBI Cut Off for Phase-2 and Phase-3

  • Cut Off marks for RBI Grade-B Phase-II and III Examination – 2016

Recruitment Stage

Category

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

Aggregate of Paper- I, Paper-II
and Paper-III (Phase 2)
(Maximum Marks =300 Marks)
176.75 161.75 155.75 155.75
Aggregate marks in Written exam
& Interview (Phase 3)
(Maximum Marks =350 Marks)
225.50 211.00 204.25 210.25
  • Cut Off marks for RBI Grade-B Phase-II and III Examination – 2015

Recruitment Stage

Category

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

Aggregate of Paper- I, Paper-II
and Paper-III (Phase 2)
(Maximum Marks =300 Marks)
197.00 182.00 176.00 176.00
Aggregate marks in Written exam
& Interview (Phase 3)
(Maximum Marks =350 Marks)
244.00 234.50 238.25 216.25
    • Cut Off marks for RBI Grade-B Phase-II and III Examination – 2014

Recruitment Stage

Category

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

Aggregate of Paper-I,
Paper-II &
Paper-III (Ph-2)
(Max Marks =300 Marks)
161.00 146.00 140.00 140.00
Aggregate marks
in Written exam &
Interview (Phase 3)
(Max Marks =350 Marks)
208.00 202.50 193.00 192.00

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

Name of Section Maximum Marks Category
General OBC SC ST PWD (OH/VI)
General Awareness 80 20 16 14.25 14.25 14.25
Reasoning Ability 60 15 12 10.75 10.75 10.75
English Language 30 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 30 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Total 200 98.50 88.50 84.50 84.50 84.50


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 /UT Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Guntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun city
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chattisgarh Raipur, Bhilai
Daman & Diu Jamnagar
Goa Varna
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Hissar, Karnal, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi
Kerala Kannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
New Delhi Delhi –NCR
Orissa Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
Puducherry , Cuddalore, Villupuram
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok, Bardang City
Tamilnadu Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City
West Bengal Berhampore (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
Ahmedabad Jammu
Bengaluru Kanpur
Bhopal Kochi
Bhubaneswar Lucknow
Kolkata Mumbai
Chandigarh Nagpur
Chennai New Delhi
Guwahati Patna
Hyderabad Pune
Jaipur Thiruvananthapuram

RBI Grade B Results 2018

RBI Grade B Phase-II online Examination will be held on July 7, 2018, 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 under. Those who are targeting RBI exams should keep searching the page for latest updates regarding the final result for RBI Grade B examination