In 2019, we can expect close to or more than 166 vacancies for the post of RBI Grade B Officer based on the vacancies that were released last year in 2018. The details of the RBI Grade B Exam are as follows:
RBI Grade B 2019
Name of the Exam
RBI Officer Grade B 2019
Exam Conducting Body
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
No. of Vacancies
To be notify soon.
Online (Computer Based Test)
The RBI Grade B 2019 Exam was conducted through a nationwide competitive examination, in three phases as mentioned in the table below. A similar exam pattern is expected in the year 2019. Any change in the Exam Pattern for 2019 Exam will be updated once the official notification for RBI Grade B 2019 is released.
Written-Objective & Descriptive
As indicated above, the RBI Grade B Exam 2019 will be consisting of three phases, the details of each of which are given below.
The RBI Grade B Preliminary Examination comprises of 200 objective type questions, for 200 marks, with a composite time of two-hours. The examination consists of 4 sections/subjects, as mentioned below:
Name of Test
No. of Questions
Composite Time of 2 hours
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 cutoffs of preliminary examination are shortlisted for the Mains Examination.
The RBI Grade B (Phase II) Mains Examination is held for only those candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results in Phase I. This Phase II examination comprises of Paper I and Paper III in the form of Objective Tests of 200 marks and Paper II as Descriptive Test of English comprising 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.
Marking Scheme for RBI Grade B Exam
The Marking Scheme for RBI Grade B 2019 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 Mains Examination decide 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 the Mains Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in PI (Personal Interview), (Phase-III) for the preparation of the final merit list.
Final Selection in the RBI Grade B Exam is done through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III) and Phase III examination (Interview).
Phase-III selection is made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have finally been selected will be made available at the RBI’s official website - www.rbi.org.in
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