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RBI Grade B Highlights 2022

RBI conducts direct recruitment (DR) drives for the Grade B exam annually for various functions and roles. Every year RBI announces a 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. For General, you have a maximum of 6 attempts and for the reserved category, you have no such limit to appear for the RBI Grade B exam.

RBI doesn't just limit its opportunities here for every aspirant who dreams to work in this esteemed organization. It provides other favourable options by conducting two major exams as mentioned below.

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, enroll for an online course.

RBI Grade B HIGHLIGHTS

Conducting AuthorityReserve Bank of India
RBI Website www.rbi.org.in
RBI Posts Grade B Officer
Mode of application Online
RBI Grade B 2022 Vacancy To be notified 
Stages of Exam
  • Phase 1- Objective
  • Phase 2- Objective and Descriptive
  • Phase 3- Interview
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Phase 1- 200 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 2-  
    • • Paper 1- 100 marks (30 min for Objective and 90 for Descriptive)
    • • Paper 2- 100 marks (90 Min)
    • • Paper 3- 100 marks (30 min for Objective and 90 for Descriptive)
  • Phase 3- 75 Marks
Opening & Closing Dates for Submission of Online
Applications 2022
To be notified
RBI Grade B Exam Date To be notified 
RBI Grade B 2021 Official Notification PDF Click Here

RBI Grade B Notification 

RBI Grade B recruitment notification will be released sometime in 2022.  "I am an RBI Grade B Officer."  Does this resonate with you? If you see yourself working as a manager in RBI, then you should pace up your preparation momentum irrespective of the RBI Grade B official announcement. The RBI Grade B vacancies vary from one year to the next with reservations for different categories. Once you adhere to RBI Grade B application guidelines and fill in the application, you should wait for the RBI Grade B call letter. The RBI Grade B admit card is generally available on the official website for download and enables you to appear for the RBI Grade B exam. 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 

It is worthwhile to invest some time in understanding the RBI Grade B 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.

PhasesExamTypeMarks
Phase 1 RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Objective 200 Marks
Phase 2 RBI Grade B Mains Exam Written+Objective(ESI and FM ) & Descriptive 300 Marks
Phase 3 RBI Grade B Interview Interview 75 Marks

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B syllabus forms an important part of your preparation strategy. So knowing the syllabus is the first and foremost step in planning your study schedule. The syllabus for RBI Grade B - General (DR) for Prelims and Mains is listed below.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus has four tests -

  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Reasoning
  • Numerical Ability.

You should note down the complete syllabus of all four subjects for Phase 1. 

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus consists of three papers-

  • Paper 1 consists of Economic and Social issues.
  • Paper 2 consists of English Language (Descriptive).
  • Paper 3 comprises Finance and Management.

Application Form and Fees

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

  • Visit the RBI’s application portal and apply on online link
  • 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 expected to be around 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 you fill in the application form, the portal directs you to the 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

RBI Grade B Previous Year Cut-off

RBI Grade B Officer is one of the most awaited jobs among all the government job aspirants which makes it even tougher to compete for. Therefore, it becomes mandatory for you to try as hard as you can to nail this examination. Preparation should always be preceded by gathering all required information, which also includes knowing the RBI Grade B exam cut-off that gives an idea of the level of the examination.

RBI Grade B 2021 Final Cut-off (General)

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT. 252.25 241.25 212.25 205.25 218.25 Gen - 226
OBC - 223.75

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 2 Cut-off (General)

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I, PAPER-II AND PAPER- III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS). 187.75 187.75 167.5 166.75 187.75 166.75(HI, LD, MD)
169.75(VI)

RBI Grade B Cut-Off 2021 Phase 1

RBI has released the cut-off for Phase 1. Given below is the detailed insight into category-wise and the section-wise cut-off for RBI Grade B.

SectionCategory
General/UREWSOBCSCSTPwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum Marks = 80)
16.00 16.00 12.00 10.25 10.25 10.25
REASONING
(Maximum Marks = 60)
12.00 12.00 9.00 7.75 7.75 7.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
6.00 6.00 4.50 3.75 3.75 3.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
6.00 6.00 4.50 3.75 3.75 3.75
TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate
(Maximum Marks = 200)
66.75 66.75 63.75 53.50 52.75 52.75

RBI Grade B (DR) General 2019: (Examination and Interview)

Recruitment StageCategory
UROBCSCSTEWSPwBD
Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in Paper- I, Paper- II and Paper- III taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidates for interview (Out of total 300 marks) 193.25 188.00 172.25 172.25 193.25
  • 172.25 ( HI, LD, MD)
  • 176.75 (VI)
Aggregate marks in written examination (Paper- I, Paper- II and Paper- III) and interview taken together (Out of total 350 marks) obtained by the last recommended candidate with reference to the no. of vacancies notified in the advertisement 238.25 215.50 206.50 194.00 197.00
  • Gen 215.75
  • OBC 194.75

RBI Grade B Cut-Off (DR) DEPR 2019: (Examination and Interview)

Recruitment StageCategory
UROBCSCSTEWSPwBD
Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in Paper- I (Objective type test) of written examination for candidates whose paper II (Descriptive type test) were assessed (ou of 100 marks) 52.67 47.67 45.67 45.67 52.67 HI- 45.67 LD/MD/VI -52.67 (As No vacancy)
Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in Paper- I, Paper- II and Paper- III taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidates for interview (Out of total 300 marks) 182.84 173.67 161.84 169.50 182.84 182.84 No candidate shortlisted for interview phase
Aggregate marks in written examination (Paper- I, Paper- II and Paper- III) and interview taken together (Out of total 350 marks) obtained by the last recommended candidate with reference to the no. of vacancies notified in the advertisement 229.17 203.17 195.67 189.34 204.17 No candidate shortlisted for interview phase

RBI Grade B Cut-Off (DR) DSIM 2019: (Examination and Interview)

Recruitment StageCategory
UROBCSCSTEWSPwBD
Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in Paper- I (Objective type test) of written examination for candidates whose paper II (Descriptive type test) were assessed (ou of 100 marks) 38.33 38.33 31.33 31.33 38.33 31.33
Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in Paper- I, Paper- II and Paper- III taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidates for interview (Out of total 300 marks) 160.00 160.00 142.33 139.00 160.00 182.84 No candidate shortlisted for interview phase
Aggregate marks in written examination (Paper- I, Paper- II and Paper- III) and interview taken together (Out of total 350 marks) obtained by the last recommended candidate with reference to the no. of vacancies notified in the advertisement 212 196.17 186.5 No candidate shortlisted for interview phase 188.33 No candidate shortlisted for interview phase

RBI Grade B Cut-off 2019 Phase 1

Below is the list of sectional cut-offs for the RBI Grade B Phase 1.

SectionCategory
UREWSOBCSCSTPwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
General Awareness (Maximum Marks = 80) 20.00 20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
Reasoning (Maximum Marks = 60) 15.00 15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
English Language (Maximum Marks = 30) 7.50 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude (Maximum Marks = 30) 7.50 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Total Score / Aggregate (Maximum Marks = 200) 122.00 122.00 115.50 108.00 108.00 108.00

RBI Grade B Admit Card 

The RBI Grade B admit card contains the examination center, centre address, date, and time of the exam and will be available on the RBI website. You 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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

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 Calendar 

The RBI Grade B  recruitment 2022 shall be released in sometime. The official RBI Grade B notification has all the details regarding the RBI Grade B exam date, exam pattern, eligibility, and more. RBI Grade B exam dates 2022 will be notified with the announcement of the official notification and therefore, the competition is going to be tough.  

RBI Grade B Pay Scale and Job Profile

RBI recently revised the salary of its officers holding Grade B posts. The job of an RBI Grade B Officer can be considered as an excellent opportunity towards making a bright career for oneself which would give enough respect, dignity, and status along with a lucrative career. From now on, an RBI Grade B Manager is entitled to Rs. 1,16,684 (approx.) as initial monthly gross emoluments excluding other perks and allowances. One of the reasons behind the popularity of the RBI Grade B exam is the job profile, the opportunities it presents, and perks and allowances that come along with the RBI Grade B officer salary.

Books

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.

PaperBookAuthor/Publisher
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 Course

ixamBee provides extensive coaching to prepare for RBI Grade B examination. Our RBI Grade B study material can be availed anytime, anywhere at your behest.  Our Preparation Strategy has helped a lot of aspirants to clear the RBI Grade B Exam. 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 encompass the following.

  • 480+ videos cover Phase 1 and 220+ videos for Phase 2 for RBI Grade B.
  • About 17000+ questions for learning reinforcement at various stages of learning.
  • 300+ Study Notes prepared by expert faculty for Phase 1 + Phase 2.
  • Get 20 Full Length Mock tests for Phase 1 and 15 full-length Mock Tests (15 Tests for FM and 15 MTs for ESI) for the Phase 2 exam. Out of 15 tests each for ESI and FM, only 5 FM tests and 5 ESI tests will be evaluated. Rest 10 tests for ESI and FM would be for practice and no evaluation will be provided for the same.
  • Live classes with faculty members who have cleared RBI Grade B, Bank PO, SIDBI and other competitive exams.
 
 

Mock Tests

Practicing RBI Grade B exam 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. For this very reason, the compensation of the RBI Grade B Officer cadre is handsome.  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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FAQs

No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.
Yes, negative marking for wrong answers in CBTs is 1/4th of the marks for that question.
Yes, RBI Grade B Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English) exam. You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English.
No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.
RBI Grade B  2022 Exam will be in online mode.
Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .
Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.
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.
The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.
Yes. There will be a final phase of Interview after RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II.
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.
Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.
For Paper 1 (ESI) and Paper 3 (FM) Descriptive Type Paper, the word limit prescribed is - 600 words for 15 marks questions, 400 words for 10 marks questions.
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