RBI Grade B

Preliminary Examination dates: November 9, 2019 

Main Examination: December 1 & 2 2019

RBI Grade B 2019

Every year Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts RBI Grade B 2019 Officer Exam to select eligible candidates for the position of Grade B officer in its various branches all across the country. As Reserve Bank of India offers an excellent pay scale and reputed job profile, it lures thousands of candidates every year to take this examination. With a handful of vacancy to be filled through RBI Grade B Exam, it is really important to prepare effectively for this exam. Selection for RBI Grade B Officers will be done through a country-wide competitive Examination in three phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by an Interview.

RBI Grade B Phase-II Result

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released RBI Grade B 2019 Mains Exam Result. All candidates can check RBI Grade B 2018 Mains (Phase-II) Exam Result by clicking on the link mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Phase-II Admit Card

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released RBI Grade B Phase-II Admit Card for 2019 RBI Grade-B officer Mains Exam. All candidates can download RBI Grade B 2019 Mains Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:

RBI Grade B 2019 Notification

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the recruitment notification for the post of RBI Grade B Officer on 19th September 2019. RBI Grade B 2019 exam has a three phase selection process. RBI Grade-B Officer Phase-I Exam is scheduled on 09 November 2019 and Phase-II will be conducted on 01 and 02 December 2019. Candidates who get selected after Phase-II of the exam are called for the final interview process.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Dates

The important dates for RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2019 are as follows:

Event Date
Release of online application form 21 September 2019
Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges: 21 September to 11 October 2019
Commencement of Phase-I exam 09 November 2019
Commencement of Phase-II exam 1st/2nd December 2019
Interview Process To be notified later
Declaration of final result To be notified later

RBI Grade B Online Application

The online application for RBI Grade B 2019 exam will start from 21st September 2019 and the closing date is 11 October 2019.

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2019

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced 199 Vacancies for 2019 RBI Grade B Exam. Let's have a look at the tentative vacancy for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.

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 Grade B Salary 2019

All the Officers selected through RBI Grade B 2019 Exam will be given the annual salary of 12-14 Lac. Along with this CTC comes numerous emoluments and perks. The Pay Scale for the RBI grade B Officer is Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400. This means that you will be having basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- in which you will get an increment of Rs. 1,750/- up till nine years of your service. After the completion of nine years you will get into the executive band wherein the basic pay will be of Rs. 50,900/- and then again for the next two years you will get an increment of Rs. 1,750/- and further an increment of rs. 2000/- for the following 2 years thus ending up with the basic pay of Rs. 62,400/- and this is when you don't get any promotion. Apart from the Basic Pay, multiple emoluments such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Conveyance Allowance etc. will also be provided.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase-I exam
  • phase-II exam and
  • interview process

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

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Prelims

Serial Number 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

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern Mains

Serial Number Section Asked Paper Type Maximum Marks Duration
1. Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 minutes
2. Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 100 90 minutes
3. Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 100 90 minutes

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.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Syllabus

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

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

RBI Grade B 2019 Eligibility

Candidates are required to follow the given criteria to be eligible for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam:

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a subject of Nepal
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan
  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Criteria: RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both age included) to apply for RBI Grade B exam 2019.

Age Relaxation: Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Physically Handicapped 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Educational Qualification: Candidate appearing for the RBI Officer Examination-2019 must be a graduate from a recognized university or institute. He/Shemust have attained 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Candidates having Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination. In addition to this, candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks will be allowed to apply for the RBI Exam 2019. Candidates having post graduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI Officer Grade B exam 2019. Chartered Accountant (CA), Company secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Application Fees

A total of Rs. 850/- is the application fee to be paid by candidates belonging to General and OBC category for RBI Grade B 2018 exam. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

RBI Grade B 2019 Admit Card

The RBI Grade B Admit Card 2019 will be released separately for both Phase-I and Phase-II exam. The admit card for Phase-II Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the Phase-I exam of RBI Grade B.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Results

The results for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. A candidate is required to qualify both Phase-I and Phase-II exam to get a chance to sit for the interview process. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates after the interview process is complete. The final selection is based on how well you do in your interview.

RBI Grade B Exam Cut Off

The cut off for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by cut off for Phase-II exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut off list released by RBI.

Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2017 – Phase I

Section Category
GENERAL AWARENESS General OBC SC ST PWD (OH/HI/VH)
16.50 12.50 11.00 11.00 11.00
REASONING 11.00 8.00 6.75 6.75 6.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 6.75 5.25 4.75 4.75 4.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 4.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00
Total Marks 78.00 68.00 64.00 64.00 64.00

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

Recruitment Stage Category
Aggregate of Paper- I, Paper-II and Paper-III Gen OBC SC ST
176.75 161.75 155.75 155.75
Aggregate marks in Written exam & Interview 225.50 211.00 204.25 210.25

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