RBI Grade B Exam 2019

Dates | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Salary

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts RBI Grade B Exam 2019 for recruiting officers at different levels to smoothly handle the operations within the Organization. This article provides information regarding RBI Grade B Exam 2019 dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and salaries.

Reserve Bank of India conducts this exam to select eligible candidates for the position of Grade B Officer in its various branches all across the country. As the Reserve Bank of India offers an excellent pay scale of around 12-14 lacs per annum and reputed job profile, it lures thousands of candidates every year to take this examination.

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2019

Events Date
Starting Date of Submitting Online Application To be announced
Last Date of Submitting Online Application To be announced
Commencement of Exam To be announced

RBI Grade B Exam Application Fees 2019

A total of Rs. 850/- had been paid by the candidates belonging to General and OBC category as application fees for RBI Grade B 2018 exam. The same amount was reduced to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. Since the Exam notification for 2019 has not yet been released, the amount of application fees is subject to change.

RBI Grade B Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019

1. Nationality

  • Only a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962.
  • People of Indian Origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to settle in India.

2. Educational Qualification

Generally, an applicant should have secured at least 60% (50% for certain categories) marks in Graduation in any discipline as well in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th standard examinations.

3. Age Limit

  • Applicants for RBI Officer Grade B should be in the age group of 21-30 years.
  • Candidates with an M.Phil degree and Ph.D. qualification have a relaxation of 2 and 4 years in the upper age limit, i.e. the upper age limit for such candidates is 32 and 34 years respectively.
  • Candidates possessing experience as an officer in any of the commercial Banks or financial institutions in public sector (including RBI), the upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of the number of completed years of such experience subject to a max. of three years.

4. Number of Attempts

General candidates have 6 attempts at RBI Officer Grade B exam whereas there is no such restriction on SC/ST/PWD candidates.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019

RBI Grade B Exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase-I exam
  • Phase-II exam and
  • Personal Interview

Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get recruited as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern: Phase I (Prelims)

Sl. No. Section Asked No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

To appear in the Phase-II exam, a candidate must get the minimum marks in all the subjects of the Phase-I exam.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern: Phase II (Mains)

Sl. No. Section Asked Paper Type Max. Marks Duration
1. Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 min.
2. Finance and Management Descriptive 100 90 min.
3. English (Writing Skills) Objective 100 90 min.
Total 300 270 mins

RBI Grade B Officer Interview Process

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III of Phase II exam. Interview Process will carry 50 marks.

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RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of RBI Grade B 2019 exam is just like the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness and
  • English Language

RBI Grade B syllabus is similar to that of graduate level exam of the recognised Universities. There are four major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness.

Apart from the above mentioned three sections in Exam, an additional section of English (Writing Skills) is also present through which a candidate is tested on his/her writing skills.

RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam Syllabus (Phase- I)

The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2019 comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Current Affairs
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Indian Financial Systems
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles Indian Banking Systems
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Monetary Plans
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks National Institutions
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Banking Terms
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Syllabus (Phase- II)

The Mains Examination of RBI Grade B exam 2019 consists of 3 sections: Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Subject Syllabus
Economic & Social Issues Growth and Development,
Economic Reforms in India,
Social Structure in India.
Finance Financial System,
Financial Markets,
Risk Management,
Basics of Derivatives,
Development in the Financial Sector,
Union Budget,
Management Role of Manager,
Human Resource Development,
Motivation, Morale and Incentives,
Corporate Governance.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.

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Salaries and Other Allowances

The basic pay-scale for an RBI Grade B officer is about Rs. 68000 per month. In addition to that, they are also eligible to get other allowances and benefits like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Conveyance allowance, Medical allowance, Education allowance, Bank Loan facility, leave Fare Concession etc.

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