RBI Officers in Grade B 2015 notification – Changes in exam pattern

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised the scheme of selection for Officers in Grade – B (DR) positions from year 2015. According to this new scheme, there will be no change in Phase I exam. The changes made in the Phase II exam are as follows,

Changes in pattern of Phase II : 

a) In Phase II, the English paper & ‘Economic & social issues’ paper are compulsory. 

b) The third paper in Phase II will be an optional paper. Candidates can choose any one of Finance & management / Economics/ Statistics.

c) The English paper in Phase II will be of descriptive type and computer based. For this paper, candidates have to type the answers on the computer screen using keyboard.

* Phase I of this exam will be of qualifying nature for Phase II.

* Phase II examination will be conducted within 2-3 weeks from the commencement of Phase I exam.

* Final selection of candidate will be done on the basis of marks secured by candidates in Phase II & Interview.

Eligibility criteria: Candidate should possess at least 60% marks or equivalent in Bachelor’s degree , 12th standard & 10th standard examination. 

For SC/ST/PWD candidates the minimum requirement of marks secured in Bachelor’s degree, 12th & 10th standard exam are 50%.

Number of attempts : RBI has increased the available number of attempts for ‘General’ category from 4 to 6.

For further details, refer to the official notification.