RBI Grade B Exam Pattern


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.

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 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 TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration (Minutes)
1. English Language 30 30  25
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30  25
3. Reasoning Ability 60 60  45
4. General Awareness 80 80  25
Total 200 200 120

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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.

ShiftPaperName of PaperType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration (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
Total 100 120

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.

ShiftPaperName of PaperType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration (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.

ShiftPaperName of PaperType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration (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
Total 100 120

RBI Grade B DEPR Exam Pattern 2021

Given below is the detailed exam pattern of the RBI Grade B (DEPR) Exam. 

Name of PaperMaximum MarksDuration
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
Total 300  

RBI Grade B DSIM Exam Pattern 2021

Detailed Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B (DSIM) Exam 2021 is provided in a tabular form below. 

PhasePaperDurationMarks
Phase I (Objective) Paper-I Statistics 120 Min  100

PhasePaperDurationMarks
Phase II (Descriptive) Paper-II Statistics 180 Min 100
Paper-III English 90 Min  100

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RBI Grade B Interview Round

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021

After the candidate clears the RBI Grade B Mains, she/he will get a call letter for the interview. The marks obtained in the mains and the interview stage will decide the applicant’s final selection in the merit list. The interview will be of 75 marks.

RBI Grade B Final Selection

Result of the final merit list of RBI Grade B 2021 will be made available in the official website - www.rbi.org.in

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RBI Grade B Marking Scheme

RBI Grade B 2021 Marking Scheme

RBI Grade B Marking SchemeMarks deductions
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

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