RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021

RBI Grade B exam pattern 2022 is expected to go completely descriptive. Though the candidates should wait for the official announcement from the RBI, it is prudent to keep preparing for the RBI Grade B exam giving emphasis to the latest exam pattern yet practicing descriptive keeping the unpredictable nature of the exam in mind.

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

Phase 1 of RBI Grade B 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 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

To know about the RBI Grade B exam pattern in detail, please check here.

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

RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam generally consists of three papers:

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
  • Paper 3

RBI Grade B Economics and Social Issues Exam Pattern (DR- General)

As per the latest notification released by RBI for its Grade B exam, the ESI paper was objective and descriptive. For Descriptive Type Paper, the word limit was prescribed as follows

  • 600 words for 15 marks questions.
  • 400 words for 10 marks questions.

Let’s look at the ESI (Paper 1) 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 Descriptive English Exam Pattern (DR- General)

RBI Grade B Paper 2 is English Language. This paper is generally descriptive type in which you are required to type answers through the keyboard. The number of questions asked was three as per the latest RBI Grade B official recruitment notice and a total of 90 minutes were 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 Finance Management Exam Pattern (DR General)

RBI Grade B Paper 3 is Finance Management which is both objective and descriptive type. As per the latest pattern, you were supposed to answer 60 Objective MCQs and 4 out of 6 descriptive-type questions in 120 minutes. For the descriptive part, the answers were supposed to be typed using only a keyboard. 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 

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

Name of PaperMaximum MarksDuration
Paper -1 Objective Type (on Economics) 100 120 minutes
Paper -2 Descriptive Type (on Economics) (Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper) 100 180 minutes
Paper -3 English-Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 100 90 minutes
Total 300  

RBI Grade B DSIM Exam Pattern 

Detailed exam pattern of RBI Grade B (DSIM) exam 2022 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

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 Mains and the interview stage will decide the applicant’s final selection in the merit list. The interview was for 75 marks as per the latest RBI Grade B 2021 notification.

RBI Grade B Final Selection

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 latest notification, the weightage ratio of Phase 2 exam to interview was 80:20. 

RBI Grade B Marking Scheme

RBI Grade B 2022 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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