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RBI Grade B

RBI Grade B Exam is concluded for 2018

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What is RBI Grade B?
RBI conducts RBI Grade B Officer exam annually for Direct Recruitment (DR) for the posts of officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – General, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams.

Under the new scheme of selection the examination for General posts will be consist of two phases, viz., Phase-I and Phase-II (both in online mode) followed by Interview.

RBI Grade B-Officer Career Prospects
RBI offers lucrative pay-scale and perks. There are also reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades.

Below are some of the details about the same as per RBI’s 2018 notification.

(i) Pay Scale: Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-1750 (9)-50900-EB-1750 (2)-54400-2000 (4)-62400 applicable to Officers in Grade B.
They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 75,831/-(approx.)

(ii) Perks: Reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility. Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalisation as per eligibility. Interest free festival advance, Leave Fare Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents). Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Vehicle, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. Selected candidates will be governed by ‘the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)’, in addition to the benefit of Gratuity.

(iii) Accommodation: Bank’s accommodation subject to availability. At certain centres, limited number of residential quarters are available. Facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres.

Important Dates

Important Dates
Website Link Open For Online Registration of Applications and Payment of Fees/Intimation Charges July 3, 2018 to July 23, 2018 General Application

DEPR/DSIM Application

1. Officers in Gr B (DR) General Phase-I Online Examination
Phase-II Online Examination
August 16, 2018
September 7, 2018
RBI Grade B Phase II 2018 Result
2. Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR Paper – I Online Examination
Paper – II & III
Online/Written Examination
August 16, 2018

September 6 / September 7, 2018 (To be confirmed in Admit cards)

3. Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM Paper – I Online Examination
Paper – II & III
Online/Written Examination
August 16, 2018

September 6 / September 7, 2018 (To be confirmed in Admit cards)

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2018

Number of Vacancies
General (GEN/UR) Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non Creamy Layer) TOTAL
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 64 20 10 33 127^
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 11 4 1 6 22^^
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 11 (1)* 3# 2 17
^Out of 127 vacancies for Grade ‘B’ (DR)-General, 5 vacancies are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) Category.
^^Out of 22 vacancies for Grade ‘B’(DR)-DEPR, 1 vacancy is reserved for PwBD category under blindness and low vision.

RBI Grade B 2018 Eligibility

I. Nationality

A candidate must be either an Indian citizen OR
a Nepalese/Bhutanese subject OR
a Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before 1st January, 1962 with intention to settle permanently in India OR
a person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of settling permanently in India.

II. Age Limits

(a) A candidate must be between 21 and 30 years old.

For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

(b) Age Relaxations

SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-employees (banking institutions -services terminated for reasons of economy/bank going into liquidation) or Personnel retrenched from Government Offices 5 years
Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of J&K during the period between 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989 5 years
ECOs/SSCOs*  5 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities** 10 years
Candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector 3 years
Gr. B (DR)-DEPR/DSIM candidates having Master’s Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognised University/Institute 3 years

*Please check detailed eligibility conditions in the detailed notice here

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RBI Grade B Application

Candidates have to apply only online through the Bank’s website i.e. www.rbi.org.in from July 3 – July 23, 2018. No other means/mode of applications will be accepted. Candidates desirous of applying for posts in both Gr. B (DR)-General and Gr B (DR) DEPR / DSIM (as the case may be) are required to apply using links for both the positions separately and pay the fees for both.

Quick-links for Applying for RBI Grade B
Direct Recruitment for the Post of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams – Panel Year 2018
Direct Recruitment for the Posts of Officer in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR/DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams – Panel Year 2018

RBI Grade B Application Fees and Intimation Charges

Sr. No.
1. SC/ST/PwBD Intimation Charges only Rs.100/-
2. GEN/OBC Application fee including intimation charges Rs.850/-
3. STAFF Nil Nil

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

Prelim Examination (Phase I) of RBI Grade B(DR)- General

The prelim exam for RBI Grade B will take place on 16th August 2018. The date, time and venue on which a candidate has to appear for examination will be specified in the Admission Letter (AL) to be downloaded by the candidate.

Link to download admit card to be updated here.

Mode: Online
Type: Objective
Total Marks: 200
Cutoff: Sectional as well as Aggregate
Negative Marking: Yes, 0.25 marks per wrong answer are deducted

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RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Prelims (Phase I) Syllabus – (DR) General 

Though RBI only gives broad classification of sections, the syllabus for the prelims can be broken up into section-wise sub-topics. Here is a detailed view of the syllabus based on past year questions and other banking exams.

Quantitative Ability
English Language
General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Current Affairs
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Indian Financial Systems
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles Indian Banking Systems
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Monetary Plans
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks National Institutions
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Banking Terms
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

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RBI Grade B Results

RBI Grade B Phase II Results

RBI Grade B Mains Result 2018 can be accessed by candidates using the following link RBI Grade B Mains 2018 Result

RBI Grade B Phase I Results

Candidates can access RBI Grade B Prelims Result 2018 here RBI Grade B Prelim Result 2018

RBI Grade-B Cutoff

RBI Grade B Cutoff 2018 – Phase I

Section-wise and overall  cutoff marks in Phase – I exam (held on 16th Aug, 2018 and 2nd Sept, 2018) to shortlist candidates for Phase-II exam:
(Out of 80)
(Max. Marks Out of 60)
(Out of 30)
(Out of 30)
(Out of 200)
GENERAL/UR 20.00 15.00 7.50 7.50 105.75
OBC 16.00 12.00 6.00 6.00 95.75
SC 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 91.75
ST 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 91.75
PWD (OH/HI/VH/MD) 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25