RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Pattern

By Ajay | Updated on: Aug 11, 2022

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022, Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2022 notification is out on the official website. RBI Grade B exam pattern 2022 has not been changed which is a big relief for all aspirants who are preparing for RBI Grade B exam 2022. The RBI Grade B exam pattern 2022 for Phase 1 consists of four sections and for Phase 2, it depends on the post for which you have applied.

The RBI Grade B selection process 2022 has a total of three phases as provided below.

PhasesExam TypeNo. of marksDurationExam Language
Phase 1 (Prelims) Objective 200 marks 2 hours Bilingual (Except the test for English language.)
Phase 2 (Mains) Paper 1 (Objective & Descriptive)- 100 marks 30 minutes (Objective) & 1 hour 30 minutes (Descriptive)
Paper 2 (Writing Skills)- 100 marks 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 3 (Objective & Descriptive)- 100 marks Composite time of 2 hours
Phase 3 (Interview) Interview 75 marks    

The marks obtained in the Mains and the interview stage will decide the applicant’s final selection in the merit list.

If you are in search of a complete preparation guide for RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam, you have the chance to access the RBI Grade B Phase 2 Study Plan at ixamBee. This will be a complete study plan which will solve all your queries related to the RBI Grade B Phase 2 preparation.

RBI Grade B DR General Exam Pattern 2022 (Phase 1)

As per the RBI Grade B 2022 notification, the RBI Grade B Phase 1 / Prelims exam pattern consists of four sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. You will be given a total of 120 minutes to attempt the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam. RBI Grade B Prelims exam will have a sectional time limit. You have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board. Please refer to the table below for further information on the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam pattern 2022.

Sl. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
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 2 hours

RBI Grade B DR General Exam Pattern 2022 (Phase 2)

RBI Grade B Mains Exam 2022 will be held only for those candidates who will be shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase 1 or Prelims and also based on the cut-off decided by the Board. RBI Grade B Mains / Phase 2 exam pattern is expected to have three papers i.e. Economics and Social Issues, Descriptive English and Finance Management. The paper will be objective as well descriptive in nature. The RBI Grade B Phase 2 examination will be held in shifts. Also, separate RBI Grade B Call Letters will be issued for each shift. A total of 300 marks will be allotted to these three papers and a proposed time will be 330 minutes or five and a half hours (each paper will be held separately). Detailed RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern 2022 has been provided below.

PaperName of PaperExam TypeNumber of QuestionNumber of MarksTime Allotted (Minutes)
Paper 1 Economic and Social Issues Objective Type (50%) 30 50 30 minutes
Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard (50%) 6 (required to attempt 4 questions) 50 90 minutes
Total 34 100 2 hours
Paper 2 English (Writing Skills) Descriptive type, to be typed on the computer with the help of keyboard 3 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 3 Finance and Management Objective Type (50%) 30 50 Composite time of 2 hours
Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard (50%) 6 (required to attempt 4 questions) 50
Total 34 100 2 hours

Note: RBI Grade B Phase 2 - Paper 3 i.e. Finance and Management will have a consolidated time of 120 minutes for solving 100 questions as compared to last year where individual timing was allotted to Paper 3 - objective and descriptive section.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 - DEPR

You can check complete details about the RBI Grade B DEPR Exam Pattern on our dedicated page of the RBI Grade B DEPR Exam. RBI Grade B DEPR selection process 2022 consist of an online exam and Personal Interview. RBI Grade B DEPR Paper 1 exam pattern 2022 consist of multiple-choice questions related to Economics. A composite time of 120 minutes will be allotted to solve these questions. Be careful while choosing the answer options. You will be shortlisted for Paper 2 and Paper 3 on the basis of minimum marks decided by the bank.

PaperExam TypeMaximum MarksDuration
Paper 1 Objective Type (on Economics) 100 2 hours
Paper 2 Descriptive Type (on Economics) (Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper) 100 3 hours
Paper 3 Descriptive English (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Total 300  

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022 - DSIM

RBI Grade B DSIM recruitment will take place in three stages- Phase 1- Paper 1- Objective type questions on Statistics, Phase 2 - Paper 2 and 3 - Descriptive type and Personal Interview. We have a dedicated page for the RBI Grade B DSIM exam, you can visit that page to have complete information about the exam. RBI DSIM Paper 1 is an objective type online exam where questions will be based on Statistics. A composite time of 120 minutes is given to answer Paper 1.

PaperExam TypeMaximum MarksDuration
Paper 1 Objective Type (on Statistics) 100 2 hours
Paper 2 Descriptive Type (on Statistics) (Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper) 100 3 hours
Paper 3 English – Descriptive (To be typed with help of keyboard) 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Total 300  

If you clear RBI DSIM Paper 1, you will be called for RBI DSIM Paper 2 and Paper 3. In RBI Grade B DSIM Phase 2 2022 exam pattern, you are required to appear for all the shifts. RBI DSIM Paper 2 will be of descriptive type (on Statistics). Here questions are displayed on the computer and you need to write answers on paper. It comprises 100 marks with a composite time of 180 minutes. Paper 3 will be of an English descriptive paper to be typed with the help of a keyboard.

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

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2022- Interview Round

After the candidate clears the RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam, she/he gets a call letter for the interview. The marks obtained in the RBI Grade B Mains / Phase 2 and the interview stage will decide the applicant’s final selection in the merit list. The interview has a weightage of 75 marks as per the RBI Grade B 2022 notification.

Note: You need to undergo Psychometric Test conducted by the Bank before appearing for the RBI Grade B Interview, no marks will be allotted for the same and it will not form part of the final selection process.

RBI Grade B - Final Selection Process

The final merit list is drawn on the basis of the marks secured in the RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam and the RBI Grade B interview. As per the RBI Grade B 2022 notification, the weightage ratio of Phase 2 exam to interview is 80:20. 

RBI Grade B Marking Scheme

RBI has certain RBI Grade B guidelines regarding the marking scheme. In RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam, each question carries 1 mark and ¼ of the marks or 0.25 will be deducted in case of any incorrect answer. In the RBI Grade B Mains exam, for both Paper 1 and 3, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). In Paper 2 or Descriptive English, 6 questions will be asked, of which you will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each and 2 of 10 marks each). Please note that if you answer more than 4 questions in descriptive, the first four answers will be evaluated. Detailed information regarding RBI Grade B Marking Scheme has been provided in the table below.

RBI Grade B 2022 Marking Scheme

Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
Phase 1 (Prelims)
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)
Phase 2 (Mains)
Paper 1 & 3 (Objective) Some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each
Paper 2 (Descriptive English) 2 of 15 marks each and 2 of 10 marks each

RBI Grade B Exam Language

All question papers in the RBI Grade B exam (Phase 1 and Phase 2) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English except the test of English Language.

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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.
No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.
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.
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.
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.
RBI Grade B  2022 Exam will be in online mode.
Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .
As long as you can justify your gap in the interview, there will not be any problem in your selection. Also, RBI encourages freshers to apply for this post.
There will be three phases: Phase 1 and Phase 2 followed by an Interview in the RBI Grade B recruitment process.
There are a total of three posts available in RBI Grade B Recruitment. DR-General, DEPR and DSIM. To know more about each in detail please visit our website.

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