The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to come up with recruitment notification for Grade B Officers from eligible candidates in various offices of the Bank. Selection for RBI Grade B Officers will be done through a country-wide competitive Examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by an Interview.


RBI Grade-B Notification 2018

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Notification 2018 is expected to be released soon. The number of vacancies will be 160+ following is a newspaper clipping indicating the tentative vacancies and exam dates. The online application for the same will begin after the release of official notification of RBI Grade B 2018.

RBI Grade-B Dates 2018

The preliminary exam of the RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be tentatively scheduled in the month of August 2018. While, the mains exam of this exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of September 2018. RBI Grade B 2017 exam follows a three phase selection process. Candidates who get selected after Mains exam are called for interview process. Here’s the complete schedule:

Serial Number Event Date
1 Release of online application form 03rd July 2018
2 Last date to submit online application form 23rd July 2018
3 The release of Admit card for Phase-I Exam August 2018
4 Commencement of Phase-I exam 16th August 2018
5 Declaration of the result of Phase-I exam August 2018
6 The release of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam August 2018
7 Commencement of Phase-II exam 07th September 2018
8 Declaration of the result of Phase-II Exam September 2018
9 Interview Process October 2018
10 Declaration of final result November 2018
RBI Officers (Grade-B) Vacancy 2018

A total of 166 vacancies for RBI Officers (Grade-B) recruitment are released by RBI this year. The vacancy details are given below:

Serial Number Posts Vacancy
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 127
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 22
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 17

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Salary and Career Growth

To know about RBI officer grade B salary and career growth CLICK HERE

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Exam Centre

Examination centres for RBI Officers (Grade-B) examinations are there in almost 35 States and Union Territories.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria include Age limit and Educational Qualification. For RBI Officers (Grade-B) 2018 examination the lower and upper age limits were 21 years and 30 years respectively.
Educational Qualification: A minimum of aggregate 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th standard examinations.
You’ll have to wait till the notification is released on the official RBI website for this year’s eligibility criteria.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Application Fees

This was the application fees for the previous RBI Officers (Grade-B) examination:
SC/ST/PWD Intimation Charges only Rs.100/-
GEN/OBC App. Fee including intimation charges Rs.850/-

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination (200 Marks): The Paper consisted tests of (i) General Awareness (ii) English Language (iii) Quantitative Aptitude and (iv) Reasoning, with a composite time of 120 minutes.
No. Of Questions
General Awareness

Mains Examination:

Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Time (Mins) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 90 100
Interview (50 marks): Candidates were shortlisted for the interview, based on an aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). Candidates were given the option to opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection was through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

The penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

There as a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question was deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. No marks are deducted for un-attempted questions.

RBI Officers (Grade-B) Syllabus 

(Phase I)

RBI Assistant Examination has two phases of Online Test for which candidates have to thoroughly study the following subjects:

English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)


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