RBI Grade B 2021

Basic Information

Reserve Bank of India is one of the prestigious institutions responsible for maintaining the economic sanity in India. It regulates the monetary policies and banking system across India. RBI governs loans offered by banks and non-banking financial institutions to the government entities, businesses, and consumers and it also controls the availability of funds in the financial system. RBI was established on April 1, 1935 and later nationalized in the year 1949.

RBI conducts direct recruitment (DR) drives for Grade B Officer exam annually for various functions and roles. Every year RBI announces certain number of vacancies for which the institution receives about 1000 applications per seat. This should be a sufficient indicator of the level of competition for these vacancies. RBI Grade B is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to enter the banking sector.

To become a part of the Grade B officers’ group, you need to understand the exam pattern and syllabus, check the eligibility criteria, look out for exam notification, take free mock tests, solve previous years question papers and to ace your preparation enrol for an online course.

RBI Grade B Notification 2021

Conducting AuthorityReserve Bank of India
RBI Website www.rbi.org.in
RBI Posts Grade B officer
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Prelims, Mains, Interview
Application form Window To be notified later
RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Date To be notified later
RBI Grade B (General) Mains Exam Date To be notified later
RBI Grade B (DEPR/DSIM) Mains Exam Date To be notified later
RBI Grade B Vacancy To be notified later

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should be between 21 and 30 years of age to be eligible for RBI Grade B exam. There are age relaxations based on whether you belong to a SC/ST, OBC or a person with disability category.

Application Form and Fees

The steps of filling in the application form are as follows.

  • Visit https://opportunities.rbi.org.in , you will be redirected to RBI’s application portal.
  • Register yourself for the first time on the portal.
  • Then provide basic information about yourself such as Name, Age, Contact Particulars such as Phone, Address and Email ID.
  • A photograph & your signature should be uploaded, as per specifications provided therein.
  • Provide your educational qualification information and then save & preview your application form for any errors.
  • Payment of the fees (which is Rs. 850 or Rs. 100 depending on your category) can be made through Credit / Debit Card or Netbanking.
  • Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email with your login credentials.
  • Guidelines for uploading the picture and signature are as follows.
    • Picture Image dimensions: 200X230 pixels File Type: JPG or JPEG File size: not more than 50KB
    • Signature Image dimensions: 140X60 pixels File Type: JPG or JPEG File size: not more than 20KB

After filling in the application form the portal will direct you to application fees page. Upon successful completion of the transaction an e-receipt is generated. You are required to take a print out of this receipt. Once the candidate is successfully registered, a registration number and password are generated which should be duly noted down. Following is the expected application fees for different categories.

S. No.CategoryApplication Fees
1. GEN/OBC Rs.850/- (Application fee including Intimation charges)
2. SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation charges only)
3. RBI's Staff Member Nil

Admit Card

The admit card contain examination centre, centre address, date and time of the RBI Grade B exam and will be available on the RBI website. The candidate can download the admit card by using the registration number and password provided during the time of registration. No hardcopy of the call letter will be mailed to the candidate.

Examination Centres


State/UT/NCRRBI Grade B Examination Centres
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Guntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun city
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chattisgarh Raipur, Bhilai
Daman & Diu Jamnagar
Goa Varna
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Hissar, Karnal, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi
Kerala Kannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
New Delhi Delhi –NCR
Orissa Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
Puducherry Cuddalore, Villupuram
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok, Bardang City
Tamilnadu Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City
West Bengal Berhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021 and Cut-off

It is worthwhile to invest sometime in understanding the exam pattern since there are a few sections that carry more weightage than the other sections. The difficulty level of the exam determines the cut-off marks for the exam. It is important to know that the cut-off is sectional and category dependent as can be seen in RBI Grade B previous year cut-off.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021

RBI Grade B Syllabus

This pretty much summarizes the result of every fifth bright student. Hence, have a thorough understanding of the RBI Grade B syllabus.


There are a number of good quality books which you can refer to up your game for the RBI Grade B exam. Reading the following books will give you the conceptual knowledge and the required depth in the topics relevant to the RBI Grade B exam.


Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy  Ramesh Singh
Finance & Management Financial Management Prasanna Chandra or IM Pandey
Indian Financial System Bharti Pathak
Principles of Management LN Prasad
Organisational Behaviour SP Robins
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Made Easy for English Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
General Awareness Lucent GK Knowledge Lucent Publication

Online Tutorial

ixamBee provides extensive coaching  to prepare for RBI Grade B examination which can be availed anytime, anywhere at your behest. The course content is designed by the likes of industry veterans; Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, PhD)  and Ms. Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO).  The online classes encompasses the following.

  • 300+ videos cover the Phase 1 and 275 videos for Phase 2 for RBI Grade B.
  • About 6500+ Practice questions for Phase 1 and 4000+ question for Phase 2 to make your fundamentals strong.
  • 150+ and 180+ Study Notes prepared by expert faculty for Phase 1 and Phase 2 respectively.
  • 20 mock tests for Phase 1 and 15 mock tests for Phase 2 exam & 5 Mock tests for Descriptive Exam with Personalized feedback.
  • Live classes with faculty members who have cleared RBI Grade B, Bank PO, SIDBI and other competitive exams.

rbi grade b online course

Mock Tests

Practicing mock tests are a great way to understand your strong and weak areas. The mock tests give you a chance to improve where you lack while keeping up the momentum in your strong foothold. To attempt Free Mock tests for RBI Grade B, Please click here.

Life of an RBI Grade B officer

RBI requires competent staff to perform its smooth functioning. An RBI Grade B officer has to perform her/his duties distinctly to ensure that the position is well respected. Following are a few of the basics which an RBI Grade B officer has to be privy with.

  • Managing government's accounts
  • Supervision of assigned regional office
  • Issuing & circulating the currency

Blogs & Videos

We have written blogs and have a lot of videos to help you address your anxieties at different stages of your preparation. These blogs and videos cater to the preparation strategy of RBI Grade B Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam, facing the interview, tips and tricks of the RBI Grade B exam and salary, perks, and prospects of the RBI Grade B officer.

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RBI Grade B: 13 Mistakes to Avoid for Becoming an RBI Grade B Officer (Part 2)

RBI Grade B Phase 2: Descriptive Writing Strategy and Tips

Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in RBI Grade B?


No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.


Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in RBI Grade B Exam?


Yes, negative marking for wrong answers in CBTs is 1/4th of the marks for that question.


In RBI Grade B Exam, Can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, RBI Grade B Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English) exam. You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English.


Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?


No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam will be in online mode.




Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .


Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?


Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.


How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B?


Candidates belonging to the general category can attempt the examination only 6 times. Whereas, there is no restriction to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.


What is the age limit for the RBI Grade B posts?


The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.


Will there be any interview after the written result ?


Yes. There will be a final phase of Interview after RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II.


Is it possible to crack this exam in first attempt ?


To crack any exam, one needs a complete preparation strategy,along with the complete exam information. If you are dedicated towards your goal, you would surely be able to crack the exam in first attempt.


Is the exam Bilingual ?


Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.

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