RBI Grade B Recruitment Selection Process & Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Recruitment Selection Process & Exam Pattern syllabus Personal Interview
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Selection of the candidates for the RBI Grade B Officer consisting of Three Tier Process. A two phase Online Written Examination followed by Personal Interview.

  • Phase – I (Online Examination – Objective Type)
  • Phase – II (Online Examination)
  • Personal Interview

RBI Grade B Phase-I Online Exam Pattern

The Paper consists tests of (i) General Awareness (ii) English Language (iii) Quantitative Aptitude and (iv) Reasoning, sections with composite time of 120 minutes.

S.NoSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration of Exam
1General Awareness8080120 Minutes 
(Separate time will be allotted for each test)
2English Language3030
3Quantitative Aptitude3030
4Reasoning6060
Total200200

There will be a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board. 

The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

RBI Grade B Phase - II Online Exam Pattern

The Phase-II Online Examination will be conducted only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase-I. Phase–II online examination will consist of three papers as under:
Name of PaperType of PaperTime (Minutes)Marks
Paper-I:
Economic and Social Issues
Objective Type90100
Paper II:
English (Writing Skills)
Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard90100
Paper-III: (Optional)
Finance and Management or Economics or Statistics
Objective type90100

NOTE: In Paper-III, candidates have to choose one of the three subjects at the time of online application. All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

RBI Grade B: Personal Interview

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I + Paper-II + Paper-III). Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID.

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