RBI Grade B 2023 Expected Exam Dates & Strategy


Read here about the RBI Grade B exam 2023 expected dates and also refer to the preparation strategy for RBI Grade B 2023.

The RBI Grade B 2023 notification is just around the corner. Known for its hefty perks, allowances, and incentives, the post of RBI Grade B carries out many other important responsibilities. The exam, which is conducted almost every year by the RBI, is a dream job for many candidates- right from freshly graduated students to working professionals across various disciplines.

We have come up with the expected dates for this year’s RBI Grade B Exam. In this article, we’ll see the preparation strategy keeping in mind those expected dates.

Expected Dates for RBI Grade B 2023

Our expert faculty member Mr. Susheel Ragade ensures that students get the exam dates well in advance every year. He has been consistent in providing the exam dates with almost 100% accuracy. Accordingly, this year’s RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam is likely to be held on May 6, 2023. The Phase 2 exam consequently will be held on June 11, 2023. Please note, both dates are tentative.

So, there is about a 3 month period in our hands before we appear for the Phase 1 exam. Before that, let us see the RBI Grade B exam pattern for Phase 1.

Sr. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
4.General Awareness808025
Total 2002002 Hours

General Awareness

The General Awareness section is the game-changer section in Phase 1. It carries a weightage of 80 marks. However, the difficulty level of the GA section has been increasing for the last 2 years. Thus it is important to analyze the RBI Grade B previous year question papers.  

The analysis will help us understand the types of questions asked in the exam. It is a blend of both static and conceptual questions. Also, the time to answer the questions is very less which makes it very difficult to score even 50% marks in this section.

To overcome the difficulties, it is important that you read quality current affairs content from reliable sources. The BeePedia of ixamBee covers all the topics relevant to the exam. Thus, you may not have to refer to any other source. The concise size of the magazine also makes it easy to revise all the content again and again. Revision is the key considering the types of questions asked in the exam, which expects accurate details from candidates.

Apart from BeePedia, the PIB videos in the RBI Grade B Course will add to your already strong foundation of GA preparation.

Only reading the content is not sufficient, and you’ll have to keep attempting the RBI Grade B Free Mock Tests to get used to the speed with which you’ll have to answer the questions and complete the paper.


After GA, Reasoning has the highest weightage of 60 marks in phase 1. However, despite getting good marks in other sections of Phase 1, and clearing the overall cutoff, many were not able to clear the sectional cut-off of the Reasoning section.

Hence, it is important to do the basics of all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. One must practice questions of Puzzles, Input-Output, and other major topics, but must not leave other topics unprepared. As questions could be asked from any topic which could come in handy in clearing the sectional cut-off of the section.

To understand the level of questions asked, refer to the RBI Grade B previous year question papers of the Reasoning section and also practice a lot of Mock Tests.

Quantitative Aptitude

Similar to the Reasoning section, many were not able to clear the sectional cut-off of the Quant section in Phase 1, despite clearing the overall cut-off. The quant section is manageable as the topics are fairly easy if one tries to understand the concepts.

For the last 2 years, RBI has been relying a lot on conceptual questions unlike the ones asked in the exams like SSC CGL. Thus, it is important to clear your conceptual understanding to be able to clear the sectional cut-off here.

The PYQs analysis and solving of RBI Grade B Free Mock Tests is again mandatory in order to get a hold over the exam pattern.


This is comparatively the easier section in the Phase 1 exam. As there is no real worry about clearing the sectional cut-off for a large number of people. However, if you have a good hold over English, you should capitalize on your advantage to score more in this section.

You may refer to the PYQs of the English Section of IBPS PO, RBI Asst, and other similar exams. This will help you understand your weak areas which you can work upon. Do not leave any topic in this section, as it will give you the necessary edge over other candidates in clearing the cut-off.

Previous Year Cut-offs of RBI Grade B

The Overall cutoffs of the last 2 years have been in the range of 60s. This clearly shows the higher difficulty level in the exam. The cut-off has also been more than 120 at one time. So, you should not really pay much attention to the RBI Grade B previous cut-offs, as they could change according to the difficulty level of the exam on the day.

Also, the Sectional cut-offs have been around 15% to 20% of the total marks of the paper. Thus, if the paper seems difficult, you may try and target at least 25% of the total marks in the exam. This will alleviate unnecessary panic in the last moments.


The RBI Grade B is one of the most prestigious exams in the banking sector exam. The period of about 3 months is sufficient enough to identify your mistakes and weaknesses and rectify them. ixamBee has largely maintained its date prediction record. Now it is your responsibility to make the most of these 3 months to increase your chances of clearing RBI Grade B Phase 1.

Also see: Life of an RBI Grade B Officer: RBI Grade B Career Growth, Work profile, Perks

All the Best! 

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