RBI Grade B 2019 : Apply Online, Vacancy, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the RBI Grade B 2019 Notification for the recruitment of 199 posts. Apply online link for rbi grade B  is available on the official website of RBI. Selection for RBI Grade B Officers will be done through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by an Interview. RBI Grade B vacancy are more in 2019 as compared to 2018. There are bright chances of selection in RBI grade B exam.

RBI Grade-B Notification 2019

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Notification 2019 is released on the website. Candidates can click on the link given below. Rbi Grade B Online Application link has also been activated. You can click on the link given below to read the official notification of rbi grade b exam.

Check RBI Grade-B Official Notification

RBI Grade-B Exam Dates 2019

In the year 2019, the Preliminary and Mains examinations were conducted in the month of August and September respectively. The objective type examinations are then followed by a Personal Interview round which is held in the month of October. To get an idea of the complete schedule followed by RBI every year, you can check the details of RBI Grade-B 2019 events mentioned in the table given below:

Serial Number Event Date
1 Release of online application form 20th September 2019
2 Last date to submit online application form 11th October 2019
3 The release of Admit card for Phase-I Exam To be updated soon
4 Commencement of Phase-I exam 9th November 2019
5 Declaration of the result of Phase-I exam To be updated soon
6 The release of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam To be updated soon
7 Commencement of Phase-II exam 1st – 2nd December 2019
8 Declaration of the result of Phase-II Exam To be updated soon
9 Interview Process To be updated soon
10 Declaration of final result To be updated soon


RBI Officers (Grade-B) Vacancies 2019

The number of vacancies for the post of RBI Grade-B 2019 is 199.  In the year 2018, the total number of vacancies was 166. Complete details of RBI Grade B 2019 vacancies are given in the table below:

Serial Number Posts Vacancy
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 156
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 20
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 23

RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 Exam Centers

Examination centers for RBI Officers (Grade-B) examinations are there in almost 29 States and Union Territories.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria includes Age limit and Educational Qualification. For RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2018 examination, the lower and upper age limits were 21 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st September 2019 i.e. i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd September 1989 and not later than 1st September 1998.

Educational Qualification: A minimum of aggregate 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 for Grade ‘B’ (General). Complete details are mentioned in the table below.

Posts Minimum Educational Qualifications (as on 01-09-2019):
1. Officers in
Grade ‘B’ (DR)
– (General)
A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard
examinations.

The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years

2. Officers in
Grade ‘B’ (DR)
– DEPR
Essential:

a. 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 recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute; OR

b. PGDM/ MBA 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; OR

c. Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the sub-categories of economics i.e.
agricultural/ business/ developmental/ applied, etc., with a minimum of 55% marks
or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian
or Foreign University /Institute.

Note: SC, ST and PwBD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master’s Degree examination or equivalent recognized qualifications are eligible to apply.

Desirable: A Doctorate Degree in Economics or research or teaching experience in Economics or publications in standard journals would be considered as an additional qualification.

Candidates having M.Phil. Degree and Doctorate Degree from a recognized
Indian/Foreign University/Institute in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

d. (i) Candidates having Master’s Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

(ii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

3. Officers in
Grade ‘B’
(DR) – DSIM
Essential:
a. 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

b. 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

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

d. 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.

Note: For SC, ST and PwBD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master’s Degree as in items (a), (b), (c) and (d) above is 50% or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years.

Desirable: (i) Candidates with a Doctorate in topics related to above subjects will be given preference. (ii) Research or teaching experience and publication in standard journals will be considered as an additional qualification.

Note: (i) Candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D qualification in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

(ii) Candidates with research / teaching experience at a recognized Indian / Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of
number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

(iii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 Application Fees

The application fee of RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 examination:

SC/ST/PWD Intimation Charges only Rs.100/-
GEN/OBC App. Fee including intimation charges Rs.850/-

RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination (200 Marks): The Paper consists tests of
(i) General Awareness
(ii) English Language
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude
(iv) Reasoning, which are to be attempted in a composite time of 120 minutes.

However, separate time will be allotted for each test. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout.

Main Examination:

Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Time (Mins) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 90 100


Interview (50 marks):
Candidates are shortlisted for the personal interview round based on an aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). Candidates are given the option to opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection is done through merit list which is prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

The penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests. For each wrong answer, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question is deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. No marks are deducted for un-attempted questions.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 Syllabus 


(Phase I)

RBI Assistant Examination has two phases of Online Test for which candidates have to thoroughly study the following subjects:

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)


Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness

  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

(Phase II)

Paper-I – Economic and social Issues:

  •  Growth and Development
  •  National Income and per capita income
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Balance of Payments
  • IMF and World Bank, WTO
  • Social Structure in India
  • Social Justice
  • Indian Political System
  • Health and Education

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills):
The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including

expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper-III -Finance and Management:

  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • RBI and its functions
  • Financial Markets
  • The Union Budget
  • Inflation
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap
  • Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  • An alternate source of finance
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Previous Year’s Cut Off

RBI Grade-B Phase-I 2018 Exam:

RBI Grade B Phase-I 2017 Exam:

Phase-1 2017

SECTION WISE CUTOFF MARKS FOR PHASE – I 
Section  Category
General OBC SC ST
GENERAL AWARENESS 20 16 14.25 14.25
REASONING 15 12 10.75 10.75
ENGLISH 7.50 6 5.25 5.25
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 7.50 6 5.25 5.25
TOTAL 78 68 64 64


RBI Grade B Main Final 2017

 CUT-OFF MARKS DECIDED BY THE BOARD AT VARIOUS STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Recruitment Stage  Category
General OBC SC ST
Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in paper-I, paper- II And Paper-III taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidate for interviewer (Out of total 300 marks) 196.75 181.75 175.75 175.75
Aggregate marks of written examination and interview taken together (out of total 350 marks) obtained by the respective category with reference to the no. of vacancies notified under each category 245.50 228.00 220.25 211.25