RBI Grade B 2019 : Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is soon expected to release the RBI Grade B 2019 Notification on their official website. Once the notification is released, candidates are allowed to apply online, the online application link for RBI Grade B Recruitment is generally activated on the same day of the release of the notification. When the notification is released, we will update you with the direct link to apply online. 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 Notification 2019

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Notification 2019 is expected to be released in the month of August this year. The online application for the same will begin after the release of official notification of RBI Grade B 2019. However, you can click on the official notification of the year 2018 to have an idea about last year vacancy, exam pattern and syllabus.

Check RBI Grade-B 2018 Official Notification

RBI Grade-B Exam Dates 2019

In the year 2018, 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 2018 events mentioned in the table given below:

Serial Number Event Date
1 Release of online application form To be updated soon
2 Last date to submit online application form
3 The release of Admit card for Phase-I Exam To be updated soon
4 Commencement of Phase-I exam To be updated soon
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 To be updated soon
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 Grade-B Officers will be released when the official notification for the recruitment process is out.  In the year 2018, the total number of vacancies was 166, the details of which are given in the table below:

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 Officers (Grade-B) Salary and Career Growth

Check RBI Grade B officer Salary & Career Growth

RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 Exam Centers

Examination centers for RBI Officers (Grade-B) examinations are there in almost 35 States and Union Territories.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria include 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.

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.

You’ll have to wait until the notification is released on the official RBI website for this year’s eligibility criteria.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2019 Application Fees

This was the application fees for the previous RBI Officers (Grade-B) 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 and (iv) Reasoning, which are to be attempted in a composite time of 120 minutes.

Subject No. Of Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 80
Maths 30 30
English 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Mains 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:

Phase-1 2017

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
TOTAL 98.50 88.50 84.50 84.50

Final 2017

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) 176.75 161.75 155.75 155.75
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 225.50 211.00 204.25 210.25