RBI GRADE B EXAM PATTERN

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018:

RBI follows a separate recruitment process for recruiting staffs for job vacancies in RBI, and recruitment is not done by any external firm. The Exam is conducted every year and the vacancies are less when compared to other banks. RBI Grade B Officer for Department of Economics and Policy Research and Department of Statistics and Information Management needs specific qualification and the pattern followed for these two posts is different from General Officer post. A detailed Exam pattern for each post is detailed for the candidate's knowledge.

Job Position Selection Process
RBI Grade B - General Phase I Phase II (Paper I, II and III) Interview
RBI Grade B - DEPR Paper I Paper II and III Interview
RBI Grade B - DSIM Paper I Paper II and III Interview

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018 for General Officer post:

Candidates who applied for RBI Grade B - General Officer post will have three phases. Candidates shortlisted in Phase I will have Phase II Exam (Paper I, II, and III) and candidates getting shortlisted in Phase II will be called for Phase III/Interview based on the no. of vacancies. The number of candidates to be called for the interview will be decided by the Board. Final Score will be arrived based on the Marks scored in Phase II and Interview. Find below the detailed Exam Pattern for RBI Grade B General Officer.

Exam Exam Type Marks Duration
Phase I Objective Type 200 2 hours
Phase II Paper I - Objective 100 1½ hours
Paper II - Descriptive 100 1½ hours
Paper III - Objective 100 1½ hours
Phase III Interview 50  

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018 for General Officer Phase I:

RBI Grade B General - Phase I is the basic screening process for short listing candidates to the next stage. Phase I has four sections i.e. General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The questions will be of Objective type with 200 questions. The time duration will be 2 hours. Candidates are required to secure minimum qualifying marks in each section and also an overall score to be shortlisted for Phase II.

Topic No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80 2 hours
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200  

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018 for General Officer Phase II:

RBI Grade B General - Phase II Exam is conducted for candidates who got shortlisted in Phase I. There will be three Papers in Phase II i.e. Paper I, II, and III, and will be conducted in shifts. Candidates should appear for all shifts. All question papers will be set bilingual in Hindi and English except the test of English section. Find below the Exam structure of Phase II Exam.

Name of Paper Topic Exam Type Time Duration Marks
Paper I Economic and Social Issues Objective Type 1½ hours 100
Paper II English Writing Skills (Descriptive, to be typed with the help of keyboard) 1½ hours 100
Paper III Finance and Management Objective Type 1½ hours 100

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper I, II, ad III). 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 by RBI and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. 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.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018 for DEPR post:

RBI follows a different recruitment pattern for its Grade B Officer - DEPR (Department of Economics and Policy Research). The selection will be through Online/Written Examination and Interview. There will be three papers for the Examination. Paper I is conducted first and is of Objective type (on Economics). The time duration for Paper I is 120 minutes. Candidates should secure minimum aggregate cut-off marks in Paper I to be shortlisted for Paper II and III.  
Name of Paper Topic Exam Type Time Duration Marks
Paper I Economics Objective Type 120 minutes 100
Paper II Economics Descriptive Type
(Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper)
180 minutes 100
Paper III English Descriptive Type
(To be typed using Keyboard)
90 minutes 100
Total 300

Paper II and II will be of Descriptive type on Economics and English. Paper II and III are conducted in shifts and candidates should appear for all shifts. Question paper will be set bilingually (Hindi and English) except Paper III - English. Candidates should secure minimum aggregate cut-off marks in both Paper II and III. 
Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Paper II and Paper III. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. The candidates shortlisted for interview will be published by RBI and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the Written Examination and Interview taken together.  

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018 for DSIM:

RBI follows a different recruitment pattern for its Grade B Officer - DSIM (Department of Statistics and Information Management). The selection will be through Online/Written Examination and Interview. There will be three papers for the Examination. Paper I is conducted first and is of Objective type (on Statistics). The time duration for Paper I is 120 minutes. Candidates should secure minimum aggregate cut-off marks in Paper I to be shortlisted for Paper II and III.  
Name of Paper Topic Exam Type Time Duration Marks
Paper I Statistics Objective Type 120 minutes 100
Paper II Statistics Descriptive Type
(Question paper displayed on computer, answers to be written on paper)
180 minutes 100
Paper III English Descriptive Type
(To be typed using Keyboard)
90 minutes 100
Total 300

Paper II and II will be of Descriptive type on Statistics and English. Paper II and III are conducted in shifts and candidates should appear for all shifts. Question paper will be set bilingually (Hindi and English) except Paper III - English. Candidates should secure minimum aggregate cut-off marks in both Paper II and III.
Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Paper II and Paper III. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. The candidates shortlisted for interview will be published by RBI and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the Written Examination and Interview taken together.  

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018 for General Officer:

General Awareness: Banking & Financial Awareness - Banking terms, Current rates (Bank rate, repo rate, reverse repo rate), RBI, Fiscal-Monetory Policies, Social Functions of Bank, Economic News - Indian and International Economy, Finance, shares, various schemes of Government, Monetary policies, Important guidelines, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc.

English: Reading Comprehension (Based on Economy), Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement/Error Spotting, Para Completion, Para Jumbles, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Data Interpretation, Number Series, Simplification and Quadratic Equations, Miscellaneous Questions, etc

Reasoning: Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, etc

Phase II of the RBI Grade B Exam has three Papers i.e. Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III. The syllabus for Phase II focuses on testing the banking knowledge and awareness of the candidates. Paper I on Economic and Social Issues; Paper II on English (Writing Skills); and Paper III on Finance and Management. Find detailed syllabus on General Officer post, follow RBI Grade B Syllabus.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2018 for DEPR/DSIM:

RBI follows a different pattern of recruitment process for RBI Grade B Officer - Department of Economics and Policy Research (DEPR). 
  • Paper-I will be Objective type on Economics conducted online and comprise multiple choice questions.
  • Paper-II (Economics) will be a descriptive type pen/paper based examination where the questions will be displayed on computer screen.
  • Paper-III (English) will be of descriptive type where the candidates will be expected to type out answers on a computer.

RBI Grade B Officer - Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM) follows the same pattern as DEPR but with different syllabus (on Statistics) which is related to the post. Standard of papers would be that of Master's Degree examination of any Central University in India.

For detailed Syllabus on RBI Grade B - DEPR/DSIM, follow RBI Grade B Syllabus

 


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