RBI Grade B 2020: RBI Grade B Syllabus, Salary, Notifications, Exam Dates

RBI Grade B Highlights 2020-21

RBI or Reserve Bank of India is India’s central bank and was established on 1st April 1935 but was nationalized in 1949. Every year RBI conducts an online exam to recruit staff in its organization and RBI Grade B recruitment is one such opportunity to work with RBI. RBI Grade B 2020-21 will be a big opportunity for all the candidates as one will have a diversity of work. The RBI Grade B notification 2020-21 will contain all the details regarding RBI Grade B salary, eligibility, syllabus, application fee, etc.

RBI Grade B Exam Highlights2020-21 

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 Notification 2020-21

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is India's Central Bank and monetary authority, which controls the money supply. The RBI plays an important part in the Development Strategy of the Government of India. RBI regulates loans offered by banks and non-banking financial institutions to government entities, businesses, and consumers and it also controls the availability of funds in the financial system.

Every year RBI conducts direct recruitment (DR) drives for RBI Grade B officers, the most paramount and prestigious job in the banking industry to start your career with. RBI Grade B is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to enter the banking sector. RBI Grade B official notification 2020-21 will be released soon.   

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2020-21

Before starting your preparation for RBI Grade B Exam 2020-21, it is important that you are well versed with topics and the detailed RBI Grade B syllabus. Syllabus is one of the most integral part of any exam preparation. Collecting information about RBI Grade B syllabus will give you an extra clarity about what all you need to study and prepare for. RBI Grade B 2020-21 will be conducted in three main phases out of which two phases will be conducted online Therefore, you should have complete information related to RBI Grade B Prelims syllabus along with the RBI Grade B Mains syllabus.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus

RBI Grade B Prelims 2020-21 consists of objective type questions from four sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Being the first step in the RBI Grade B selection process, you should duly note down the RBI Grade B syllabus for Prelims and start preparing right away.

The detailed subject wise, RBI Grade B Prelims syllabus is given below:

Quantitative AptitudeEnglishGeneral AwarenessReasoning
Time and Work Grammar Monetary Policies Puzzles
Mensuration Vocabulary Banking & Financial Awareness Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear
Average Reading Comprehension Economic Terms Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Passage Making Current Affairs Directions and Distance
Mixture and Allegations Error Spotting Static GK Coding Decoding
Permutation and Combination Jumble Words Financial & Economics News Blood Relations
Probability Sentence Framing Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals Inequality
Data Interpretation Fill in the Blanks Banking terms, rates, processes Syllogism
Algebra   National Institution Machine Input Output
Relations     Verbal Reasoning
Percentages     Ordering and Ranking
Set Theory     Arrangement and Pattern
Trigonometry     Scheduling
Stocks and Shares     Distance and Direction

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus

Those who qualify in RBI Grade B Phase 1 will be eligible for RBI Grade B Phase 2 which is another important step towards your selection as an RBI Grade B Officer. RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam has objective type questions from Finance & Management, Economics & Social Issues and English descriptive paper. The English descriptive paper is included to test your writing skills.

The detailed subject wise, RBI Grade B Mains syllabus is given below:

ManagementEconomic & Social IssuesFinance
Motivation, Morale and Incentives Globalization Basics of Derivatives
Human Resource Development Economic Reforms in India Risk Management
Role of Manager Growth and Development Financial Markets
Communication Social Structure in India Financial System
Corporate Governance   Development in Financial Sector
    Union Budget

Know detailed syllabus for RBI Grade B Exam 2020-21

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020-21

RBI offers a golden opportunity in the form of RBI Grade B recruitment. RBI follows a particular pattern when it comes to the examination process. The RBI Grade B Exam 2020-21 will be a significant opportunity and therefore you should not leave any chance of gathering complete information. While you plan to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam, it is extremely important to catch up with some necessary details like RBI Grade B exam pattern. Once the RBI Grade B notification 2020-21 is out you are advised to go through the official notification so that you do not miss any updates. RBI Grade B exam (DR) is conducted in three main phases as follows:

Phase 1 RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Written-Objective 200 Marks
Phase 2 RBI Grade B Mains Exam Written-Objective & Descriptive 300 Marks
Phase 3 RBI Grade B Interview Interview 50 Marks

RBI Grade B Phase 1 (Prelims) Exam Pattern 2020-21

The RBI Grade B Prelims exam is the first phase to become an RBI Grade B Officer. The RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of subjects like English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & General Awareness. Based on the previous year RBI Grade B Phase 1, the number of questions and marks have been indicated here. The below-mentioned table defines the exam pattern for RBI Grade B Phase 1. Any change in the RBI Grade B Phase 1 will be updated once the RBI Grade B notification 2020-21 is out.

Sl. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Allotted
1. English Language 30 30 25 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 60 60 45 Minutes
4. General Awareness 80 80 25 Minutes
Total 200 200 2 Hours

RBI Grade B Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Pattern 2020-21

After qualifying RBI Grade B Phase 1, candidates are shortlisted for RBI Grade B Phase 2. The RBI Grade B Phase 2 consists of subjects like Finance & Management, Economic and Social Issues & English (Writing Skills).  You need to keep a complete check on the updated RBI Grade B exam pattern to ensure you do not miss any information. Check complete RBI Grade B exam pattern for RBI Grade B Phase 2 below:

PaperName of PaperType of PaperTime Allotted (Minutes)Marks
Paper I Economic and Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive Type, to be typed on the computer with the help of keyboard 90 100
Paper III Finance and Management Objective Type 90 100
Total 270 300

RBI Grade B Interview 2020-21

Candidates are shortlisted for the "Interview" stage based on the total score secured in the RBI Grade B Phase 2. The RBI Grade B interview will carry 50 marks. You can choose the language for RBI Grade B Interview i.e either Hindi or English. Preparation of the interview is the most difficult part, therefore to give you an idea about the Interview questions that can be asked in RBI Grade B Phase 3, we have listed few sample Interview questions:

List of sample Interview questions for RBI Grade B Officer:-

Q. What are the attributes of an ideal job for you? Is a job in RBI the ideal one for you?

Q. Why have you decided to become an RBI Grade B Officer?

Q. What do you know about RBI and how is it different from other 'central banks' ?

Q. How should India deal with the problem of growing unemployment when still a large number of people are depending on agriculture sector?

Q. What are the major challenges of 'financial inclusion' in India?

To know more about RBI Grade B Officer interview questions you can visit this link RBI Grade B interview

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2020-21

 The RBI Grade B notification 2020-21 will come with new hopes. Before moving ahead with the process, you should in any case first gather informatin regarding the exam dates of RBI Grade B 2020-21. To avoid any last moment rush, you should apply as soon as the online link for RBI Grade B gets activated.  The exam dates of RBI Grade B 2020-21 are given below.

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2020-21

RBI Grade B Important EventsRBI Grade B Important Exam Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates To be notified later
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges To be notified later
The release of Admit Card for RBI Grade B Phase 1 will update soon
Online Examination – Pre, RBI Grade B Phase 1 , DEPR/DSIM To be notified later
Declaration of Result for Written Exam, RBI Grade B Phase-1 To be notified later
The release of Admit Card for Written Exam, RBI Grade B Phase-2 To be notified later
Online Examination- Mains, RBI Grade B To be notified later
Online Examination – Mains, DEPR/DSIM To be notified later
Declaration of Result for Written Exam, RBI Grade B Phase 2 To be notified later
Conduct of Interview - RBI Grade B Phase 3 To be notified later
Declaration of Final Result for RBI Grade B To be notified later

RBI Grade B Salary 2020-21

RBI is one of the topmost financial organizations in India. It offers career opportunities by announcing vacancies for various posts,among which the most important one is that of an RBI Grade B Officer. It is one of the best job positions once can secure. The major attraction of an RBI Grade B job is the attractive RBI Grade B Officer salary including other perks and benefits. RBI Grade B salary will be within the pay scale given below.

RBI Grade B Officer Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400

RBI Grade B Officer Job Profile

RBI being the central bank of India, surely demands competent employees who can perform their duties in a perfect manner. RBI Grade B Officer is one such dignified and highly respected position that requires utmost sincerity along with diligence. Some basic RBI Grade B job duties are as follows:

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

To understand the RBI Grade B  job profile, salary and other perks in detail, watch this video:

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2020-21

RBI  Grade B notification can be expected soon in the official website. A large number of aspirants will eagerly waits for the RBI Grade B vacancy 2020-21. RBI will announce the vacancies for the post of RBI Grade B Officers (DR)- General, DEPR and DSIM. It will have separate RBI Grade B vacancy for all the three posts.  You can refer to the table provided below to know about the RBI Grade B vacancy details for the previous year. 

PostsNumber of Vacancies
RBI Grade B Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General) 156
RBI Grade B Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR 20
RBI Grade B Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM 23

RBI Grade B 2020-21 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for RBI Grade B 2020-21 and penalty for wrong answers (applicable to both RBI Grade B Prelims and Main Exam) is as follows:

RBI Grade B 2020-21 Marking Scheme

For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)
  • For every incorrect attempt, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • For every question carrying 1 mark, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

RBI Grade B Exam Language

Both the objective and descriptive tests in RBI Grade B Exam will be conducted online. Kindly note, all questions (in both Preliminary and Main Examination, except the Test of English), will be available bilingually in English and Hindi.

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2020-21

To apply for RBI Grade B exam 2020-21, you should be aware of the detailed RBI Grade B eligibility criteria. You should be eligible with respect to the requirements mentioned in the RBI Grade B exam notification 2020-21. You should meet RBI Grade B eligibility criteria, educational qualification, age, nationality, no. of attempts permissible etc. 

RBI Grade B Educational Criteria

The most important part of RBI Grade B exam notification 2020-21 is the eligibility criteria which specifically mentions certain requirements based on a few parameters. The main criteria under this is the educational Criteria. You should possess the required minimum educational qualification failing which you will not be allowed to appear/apply for the exam. Mentioned below is the RBI Grade B educational criteria.

Name of the PostEducational Criteria
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General) A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics /Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics /Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWBD) or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM A Master's Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWBD) or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years; OR Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years and one-year postgraduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute; OR M. Stat. The degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years

RBI Grade B Age Criteria

Except the educational criteria, if you are planning to apply for RBI Grade B exam 2020-21, you will have to follow a set criteria with respect to age. You should be aged between 21 to 30 years to apply for the RBI Grade B exam. Unless you are within this age limit, you will not be allowed to apply for RBI Grade B Exam.

Name of the PostAge Criteria
RBI Grade B Officer Min-21 Years / Max-30 Years

RBI Grade B Age Relaxation

RBI has also defined the criteria for the reserved category. RBI provides a relaxation in upper age limit if you belong to certain categories. You can check the complete details of RBI Grade B age relaxation in the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989 5 years
Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment 5 years
Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment 5 years
Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or as a result of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year’s service and currently registered with Employment Exchange 5 years
PWD(OBC) 13 years
PWD (GENERAL) 10 years
PWD(SC/ST) 15 years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years

NOTE - For candidate possessing Phd or MPhil degree the upper age limit is 34 and 32 years respectively.

RBI Grade B Number of Attempts

Apart from the RBI Grade B 'Educational & Age criteria', there is also a limit on the number of times a candidate can write RBI Grade B Exam, which is as follows:

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General 6 attempts

RBI Grade B 2020-21: How To Apply Online

RBI will release the notification containing the vacancy details for RBI Grade B Officer category. The complete process of application will be done in an online mode and therefore you need to be extra careful while filling the RBI Grade B online application form.  The following is the method of online application process:

  • 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

RBI Grade B Application Fee

The RBI Grade B apply online procedure will not be considered complete until and unless you submit your application fee. The payment of application fee will also be done in online mode. The amount of application fee will vary for various categories. To apply for the RBI Grade B 2020-21, the expected application fees are as follows.

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 Exam Centres

RBI  conducts an online examination for the post of RBI Grade B Officer. To ensure that the RBI Grade B exam is properly conducted, RBI selects and allots various exam centres througout India. The online exam centres for RBI Grade B 2020-21 are as follows.

State /UTCentres
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 Admit Card 2020-21

RBI Grade B exam 2020-21 will be conducted in three phases: RBI Grade B Phase 1, RBI Grade B Phase 2 & RBI Grade B Phase 3. RBI Grade B Phase 1 & Phase 2 will be online examinations. The 'centre, venue address, date and time' for Prelims, Mains and Interview shall be intimated in the respective 'Call Letter'. The RBI Grade B admit card for Phase 1 will be released in the Official Website of RBI. You should download your call letter from the authorised website by entering your details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the RBI Grade B admit card/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

RBI Grade B Previous Year Cut-off

The cut-off depends on the difficulty level of the exam. If the exam is of moderate level cut off will be high and if difficulty level is high then cut off will be low. You can check the RBI Grade B previous year cut-off from the table below

RBI Grade B Cut-Off 2019 Phase 1

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

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 Online Course

ixamBee has a comprehensive 'Online Learning Course' for the preparation of RBI Grade B 2020-21 Exam ( Phase 1 and Phase 2 ). This 'online course' is designed by 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), and consists of Video Lessons and Live Online classes for doubt clarification. The course also provides access to 'Practice tests/ Mock Tests' and 'Assignments' for reinforcement of learning. The course contains: 

  • 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.

Know More about Comprehensive Online Learning Course for the preparation of RBI Grade B 2020-21 Exam

RBI Grade B Mock Tests 2020-21

ixamBee’s 'RBI Grade B' Mock Test series will help you score more to get your dream job. To clear RBI Grade B exam, you need to practice as much as you can so that you can qualify the actual exam, without any difficulty. Free online mock tests for 'RBI Grade B exam' are based on the latest exam pattern. ixamBee’s  free mock tests for RBI Grade B 2020-21will help you analyze your performance. To gear up for your preparation you need a lot of practice.

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RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy 2020-21

Most of the government exams are similar in what they test in you. The way of asking may be a bit different, but on the basic level, they check almost similar abilities in you. The key to nail any kind of examination is practising hard, making a proper plan and sticking to it consistently. An examination not only tests your knowledge but also your accuracy and speed. Being regular with your studies and revision is as important as practising and checking your newly gained knowledge on a regular basis. Also, try to cover all sections equally along with identifying your weaker and stronger areas. You can watch this video to understand preparation strategy for RBI Grade B Exam.

RBI Grade B Books 2020-21

RBI Grade B 2020-21 being one of the most awaited examinations needs extra attention and dedication. You should ensure that you worked hard enough to crack this RBI Grade B exam. RBI Grade B exam will be an online exam which will test their knowledge on various subjects. To make sure that you dont leave any chance of cracking the exam behind, you should collect a good quality study material for yourself. Given below is the list for the RBI Grade B books.

Economic and Social Issues     Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Sociology CN Shankar Rao
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

RBI Grade B Exam Blogs 2020-21

Our Experts have written blogs that will help you in your preparations for Phase 1 & Phase 2 as well as Interview. Below are the links for the blogs. These blogs will give you lot of information regarding RBI Grade B exam, strategy, planning, how to face interview etc.

Preparation Strategies For RBI Grade B 2020-21 Phase 2 Exam

Preparation Strategies For RBI Grade B 2020-21 Phase 1 Exam

RBI Grade B interview

Full Form of RBI with All Details - What is RBI?

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis

Given below is the detailed RBI Grade B exam analysis for all the shifts conducted on 16th August 2018. To know the RBI Grade B Phase 1 analysis and the questions asked in 2018 exams please click on the link given below:

Read more about Phase I Questions asked in RBI Grade B 2018 exam

 To check Previous year paper for RBI Grade B Officer 2020-21 Please Click here

 To check Last year General Awareness Question asked in RBI Grade B Officer Please Click here

RBI Grade B 2020-21 Additional Information

Pre-training of RBI Grade B Exam:

Being one of India’s most coveted examinations, RBI has implemented a very strenuous PET for the Grade B cadre. Also known as Phase 1 examination, the pre-training will include questions from categories to test your English Skills, General Awareness, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Video plays a very important role for any exam and if the exam is of RBI Grade B level then its usefulness increases manifold. To enhance your knowledge and keep you updated given below is the list of some useful videos.

RBI Grade B Study Plan for Working Professional and College Going Students

Important Questions for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Part 1

How to prepare for RBI Grade B 2019 - Phase 1 Exam | Strategy | Study Plan

Easy English Tricks| Precis Writing Tips | English Practice Questions

Pay, perks, promotions and career prospects of RBI Grade B Officer

RBI Grade B phase 2 Preparation Strategy | Study Plan for RBI


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: 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.

Q2: 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.

Q3: 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.

Q4: Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?

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

Q5: RBI Grade B  2020 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?

RBI Grade B  2020 Exam will be in online mode.


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

Q7: Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?

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

Q8: 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.

Q9: 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.

Q10: 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.

Q11: 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.

Q12: 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.