Last updated: April 19, 2019

RBI (Reserve Bank of India), recruits personnel across different levels to handle operations within the organization. RBI Grade B Examination is a recruitment drive to select candidates for the posts of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) – DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams. RBI Grade B exam is a national level competitive test and the Reserve Bank of India Services Board conducts the test annually. RBI Grade B Exam will be conducted in both online and offline mode.Recruitment drive is split into three phases: Prelims, Mains and Interview. Only successful candidates from each stage qualify for the next phase.

The exam pattern for RBI Grade B Exam will vary according to the posts candidates wish to apply for:

  1. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-General
Paper Type Marks Duration Sections
Phase-I Online Examination
Objective 200 120 minutes English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning
Phase-II Online Examination
Economic and Social Issues Objective 100 marks each 90 Minutes each
English Descriptive (Answers need to be typed with a keyboard)
Finance and Management Objective
  1. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-DEPR/DISM
Paper Type Marks Duration Sections
Phase – I: Paper-I
Economics/Statistics Objective 100 120 Minutes  –
Phase – II: Paper-II
Economics/Statistics Descriptive (Answers to be written on paper to questions displayed on the computer screen) 100 180 Minutes  –
Phase – II: Paper-III
English Descriptive (Answers need to be typed on to computer screen) 100 180 Minutes  –

RBI Grade B Interview

  • Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on total score secured in Phase-II Exam of all categories.
  • Cut-off score for selection in Phase-II exams will be finalized by the Board based on number of vacancies.
  • List of Candidates selected for interview will be published on the official website and interview Call letters will be sent on candidates registered email ID.
  • Interview will carry 50 marks. 
  • Candidates may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.
  • Final Selection will be through merit list prepared by the Board by adding up Phase-II exam and interview marks secured by candidates.
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