RBI Grade B 2021
RBI Grade B Highlights 2021
Reserve Bank of India is one of the prestigious institutions responsible for maintaining 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 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 RBI Grade B exam.
RBI doesn't just limit its opportunities here and provides other favourable options such as RBI Grade B DEPR exam and RBI Grade B DSIM exam which may prove to be quite helpful for those who dream to work in this esteemed organization.
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.
The RBI Grade B Phase 2 result is out for General Stream and for Grade B DSIM and DEPR as well. The Grade B- DSIM and DEPR Phase 2 result has been uploaded on the official website. The merit list, cutoff score, any RTI queries regarding the total number of candidates selected/appeared for Phase 2 or answer keys for ESI and F&M paper will be furnished once the complete recruitment process is over. Also if you are selected for the RBI Grade B Interview round, you are required to forward your scanned eligibility documents, and you are required to email the same on email@example.com. The last date to do it was May 15, 2021.
RBI Grade ‘B’ (General) Phase-II Result Out. Click here
RBI Grade B Notification 2021
RBI Grade B 2021 notification has been released recently. RBI is inviting applications from young and eligible candidates to fill a total of 322 vacancies. The RBI Grade B notification has all the details regarding vacancies, exam pattern, exam dates and more.
|Conducting Authority||Reserve Bank of India|
|RBI Posts||Grade B officer|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Stages of Exam||Prelims, Mains, Interview|
|Opening Date for Submission of Online
|January 28, 2021|
|Closing Date for Submission of Online
|February 15, 2021|
|RBI Grade B (DR) General- Phase I and DEPR/DSIM Paper I Examination||March 06, 2021|
|RBI Grade B (DR) DEPR/DSIM Paper II and III Examination||March 31, 2021|
|RBI Grade B (DR) General- Phase II Examination||April 01, 2021|
|RBI Grade B Vacancy||322|
|RBI Grade B (DR) General- Phase I and DEPR/DSIM Paper I Examination Result||March 13, 2021 (Click Here)|
|RBI Grade ‘B’ (General) Phase-II Examination Result||May 04, 2021 (Click Here)|
|Short Listed Candidates for Interview (DEPR)||Click Here|
|Short Listed Candidates for Interview (DSIM)||Click Here|
RBI Grade B Vacancy
RBI has released a total of 322 vacancies for Grade B posts. You can have a look at the breakup of the number of vacancies released for RBI Grade B 2021. Also to give your preparation a strong hold, you can enrol in RBI Grade B online course.
|Posts||Number of Vacancies||Total|
|RBI Grade B Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)||108||49||27||59||27||270|
|RBI Grade B Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR||13||5||3||6||2||29|
|RBI Grade B Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM||9||5||5||3||1||23|
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021
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.
|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 Phase 1 DR- General (Prelims) 2021 Exam Pattern
RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2021 consists of four sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. You will be given a total of 120 minutes to solve the exam. RBI Grade B Prelims exam will have a sectional time limit also that will be informed later by RBI. Please refer to the table below for further information.
|Sl. No.||Name of Test||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration (Minutes)|
RBI Grade B Phase 2 (DR- General) Exam Pattern (As per the Information Handout 2021)
As per the RBI Handout, there will be a total of 2 shifts i.e. Morning Shift and Afternoon Shift, in RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam, in which the papers are going to be conducted. Paper 1 and Paper 2 are scheduled for the afternoon shift whereas Paper 3 will be organized in the morning shift.
For Paper 1 (ESI) and Paper 3 (FM) Descriptive Type Paper, the word limit prescribed is as follows
- 600 words for 15 marks questions.
- 400 words for 10 marks questions.
Let’s look at the Paper 1 (Economic and Social Issues) Exam pattern in detail.
|Shift||Paper||Name of Paper||Type of Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (Minutes)|
|Afternoon||Paper-I||Economic and Social Issues||Objective type||30||50||30|
|Descriptive type, Descriptive to be typed with the help of the keyboard*||6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]||50||90|
RBI Grade B Phase 2 DR- General Exam Pattern (Paper 2-English Language)
RBI Grade B Paper 2 will be in the English Language. This paper will be descriptive type in which you have to type answers through the keyboard. The number of questions asked will be three and a total of 90 minutes will be allotted to answer these questions. The paper constitutes 100 marks.
|Shift||Paper||Name of Paper||Type of Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (Minutes)|
|Afternoon||Paper-II||English (Writing Skills)||Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard||3||100||90|
Please note that there is no break in between Paper 1 and Paper 2 i.e. the paper 2 will immediately start after Paper 1
RBI Grade B Phase 2 DR General Exam Pattern (Paper 3-Finance Management)
RBI Grade B Phase 2 (Paper 3) will be of Finance Management. In this paper, you need to answer 60 Objective MCQs and 4 out of 6 descriptive-type questions. You will get 120 minutes to answer these questions. Please note that you need to type your answers with the help of a keyboard. No pen or paper will be provided for that. For more details, please look at the table below.
|Shift||Paper||Name of Paper||Type of Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (Minutes)|
|Morning||Paper-III||Finance and Management||Objective type||30||50||30|
|Descriptive type, Descriptive to be typed with the help of the keyboard*.||6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]||50||90|
RBI Grade B DEPR Exam Pattern 2021
Given below is the detailed exam pattern of the RBI Grade B (DEPR) Exam.
|Name of Paper||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper-I Objective Type (on Economics)||100||120 minutes|
|Paper-II Descriptive Type (on Economics) (Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper)||100||180 minutes|
|Paper-III English-Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard)||100||90 minutes|
RBI Grade B DSIM Exam Pattern 2021
Detailed Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B (DSIM) Exam 2021 is provided in a tabular form below.
|Phase I (Objective)||Paper-I Statistics||120 Min||100|
|Phase II (Descriptive)||Paper-II Statistics||180 Min||100|
|Paper-III English||90 Min||100|
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 previous year cut-off that gives an idea of the level of the examination.
RBI Grade B Cut-Off 2021 Phase 1
RBI has released the RBI Grade B cut off for Phase 1. Given below is the detailed insight into category wise and section wise cut off for RBI Grade B.
(Maximum Marks = 80)
(Maximum Marks = 60)
(Maximum Marks = 30)
(Maximum Marks = 30)
|TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate
(Maximum Marks = 200)
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 (DR) General 2019: (Examination and Interview)
|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||
|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||
RBI Grade B Cut-Off (DR) DEPR 2019: (Examination and Interview)
|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)
|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|
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 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 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 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.||Category||Application 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 Admit Card 2021
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. 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.
|State/UT/NCR||RBI 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|
|Daman & Diu||Jamnagar|
|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|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur|
|Maharashtra||Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur|
|New Delhi||Delhi –NCR|
|Orissa||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur|
|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|
|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 Syllabus 2021
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 Prelims Syllabus has four tests -
- General Awareness
- English Language
- Numerical Ability.
You should note down the complete RBI Grade B syllabus of all the four subjects for Prelims. Refer to the complete RBI Grade B - General (DR) exam syllabus for Prelims in our dedicated syllabus page for RBI exam.
- RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus consist of three papers-
- Paper 1 consists of Economic and Social issues.
- Paper 2 consists of English Language (Descriptive).
- Paper-3 comprises Finance and Management.
Detailed syllabus for RBI Grade B 2021 exam can be checked out from our dedicated RBI Grade B syllabus page.
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|
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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, RBI gives handsome compensation to its Grade B Officer. 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
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RBI Grade B 2021 Related Quick Links
- RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
- RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus
- RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2021
- RBI Grade B 2021 Notification Out!
- RBI Grade B Previous Year Cut Off
- RBI Grade B Salary
- RBI Grade B Exam Dates
- RBI Grade B General Awareness
- RBI Grade B Study Material with Study Plan 2021
- RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Analysis/Review 9th November 2019(All shifts)
- RBI Grade B Previous Year Papers with Answers
- RBI Grade B DEPR Exam 2021
- RBI Grade B Department of Statistics and Information (DSIM) Exam 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1:Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in RBI Grade B?
A: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?
A: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?
A: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?
A:No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.
Q5:RBI Grade B 2021 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?
A:RBI Grade B 2021 Exam will be in online mode.
Q6:Is there SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in RBI GRADE B Exam?
A:Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .
Q7:Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?
A:Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.
Q8:How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B?
A: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?
A: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 ?
A: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 ?
A: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 ?
A:Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.
Q13:What would be the word limit for ESI and FM Descriptive paper?
A: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.