In 2018, RBI Grade B Exam will be conducted for 166 vanancies. The details are:
RBI Grade B 2018
Name of the Exam
RBI Officer Grade B 2018
Exam Conducting Body
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
No. of Vacancies
Online (Computer Based Test)
The RBI Grade B 2017 Exam was conducted through a nationwide competitive examination, in three phases as mentioned in the table below. A similar exam pattern is expected for 2018 also. Any change in the Exam Pattern for 2018 Exam will be updated once the official notification for RBI Grade B 2018 is released.
Exam Details for RBI Grade B 2018
Written-Objective & Descriptive
Each of these phases has been detailed below.
Preliminary Examination comprised of 200 objective type questions, for 200 marks, with a composite time of two-hours. The examination consisted of 4 sections, as mentioned below:
Name of Test
No. of Questions
Composite Time of
Each section has an individual cut-off (decided by the bank), which candidates have to clear by securing pass marks. Those who successfully clear the sectional and overall cutoff of preliminary examination are shortlisted for the Main Examinations.
Phase II, Main Examination is held for only those candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results in Phase I. This examination comprised of Paper I and Paper III in the form of Objective Tests of 200 marks and Paper II as Descriptive Test of 100 marks. Scores obtained by the candidate hereafter decides his/her final selection for an interview as well as for the merit list.
Name of Paper
Type of Paper
Time Allotted (Minutes)
Economic and Social Issues
English (Writing Skills)
Descriptive Type, to be typed on the computer with the help of keyboard
Finance and Management
Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests are conducted online. Kindly note, all questions (in both Preliminary and Main Examination, except the Test of English), are available bilingually in English and Hindi.
The Marking Scheme for RBI Grade B 2018 and penalty for wrong answers (Applicable to Both Preliminary and Main Examinations) is as follows:
For correct answers
For wrong answers
For not attempted
0 (no marks)
The marks of candidates qualifying in the Main Examination decides the final list of candidates for Personal Interview (PI), in each category.
Note: The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the final selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in PI (Phase-III) for the preparation of the final merit list.
Final Selection is done through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III) examination and interview.
Phase-III selection is made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have finally been selected has been made available at the RBI’s official website - www.rbi.org.in
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