ELIGIBILITY

Age Criteria: RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both age included) to apply for RBI Grade B exam.

Age Relaxation: Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Physically Handicapped 10 Years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Educational Qualification: Candidate appearing for the RBI officer examination-2018 must be a graduate from a recognized university or institute. He/She must have attained 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Candidates having Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination. In addition to this, candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks will be allowed to apply for the RBI Exam. Candidates having post graduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI Officer Grade B exam. Chartered Accountant (CA), Company secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
RBI Grade B Exam will be conducted in three phases: Phase-I exam, phase-II exam and interview process. Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.

Preliminary Examination

Subject No of Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 80
Quants 30 30
English 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

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

RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus
Phase-1 exam is an objective type examination conducted online. It will have mainly 4 sections: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

Phase-2 exam of RBI Grade B 2018 is both objective & descriptive type. The major areas to focus upon are: Economic & Social Issues, English Language and Finance & Management.

Syllabus for Phase-I Examination:

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Inequality
Coding Decoding
Syllogism
Machine Input Output
Data Sufficiency
Circular Arrangement
Linear Arrangement
Verbal Reasoning
Ordering and Ranking
Arrangement and Pattern
Blood Relations
Direction and Distance
Ratio and Proportion
Average
Time and Work
Speed, Distance and Time
Percentage
Permutation and Combination
Algebra
Trigonometry
Data Interpretation
Mensuration
Probability
Data interpretation
Number series
Grammar
Vocabulary
Error Spotting
Comprehension
Passage Making
Jumble Words
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Framing
Current Affairs
Indian Financial System
Indian Banking System
Monetary Plans
National Institution
Banking Terms

Syllabus for Phase-II Exam:

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Inequality
Coding Decoding
Syllogism
Machine Input Output
Data Sufficiency
Circular Arrangement
Linear Arrangement
Verbal Reasoning
Ordering and Ranking
Arrangement and Pattern
Blood Relations
Direction and Distance
Ratio and Proportion
Average
Time and Work
Speed, Distance and Time
Percentage
Permutation and Combination
Algebra
Trigonometry
Data Interpretation
Mensuration
Probability
Data interpretation
Number series
Grammar
Vocabulary
Error Spotting
Comprehension
Passage Making
Jumble Words
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Framing
Current Affairs
Indian Financial System
Indian Banking System
Monetary Plans
National Institution
Banking Terms

Apart from the above mentioned three sections in Mains Exam, an additional section of English (Written Skills) is also present through which a candidate is tested on his/her writing skills.