RBI Officer Grade B 2024 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates

Reserve Bank of India conducts Grade B exams for candidates seeking a job in RBI. RBI is the central bank for India and all the banks are regulated by RBI only and therefore, it becomes a very lucrative exam for candidates to participate in the examination. In this article, we will discuss RBI Grade B 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, etc.

RBI Officer Grade B Important Dates 2024

EventsDates 
Announcement of Official notification1st week of July
RBI Officer Grade B registration form Available1st week of July
Application form Last date of submission3rd week of July
Deadline for the Application FeeTo Be Notified
Release of admit card for phase -1To Be Notified
Phase I Exam Date2nd week of August 
Phase I exam result dateTo Be Notified
RBI Officer Grade B Phase II Admit card ReleaseEnd of June 
Date of phase II examination1st week of September 
Phase II Exam Result announcementSecond Week of October 
Interview Date of RBI Officer Grade BOctober 
Final result announcementNovember  

RBI Officer Grade B Highlights

Exam Name RBI Grade B Officer
Conducting Body RBI – Reserve Bank of India Services Board
Post NameB Grade officer: General/DEPR/DSIM
Exam ModeOnline & Offline modes
Official Website Name www.rbi.org.in
Release Date Application form First Week of May 2024
Exam DurationPrelims – 120 minutes, Mains – 270 minutes
Exam Category National Level Recruitment Exam
Exam Level3 Level – Prelims, Main, Interview

RBI Officer Grade B Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for RBI Officer Grade B-

  • The number of attempt available to candidates is 6 times only
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal. A Tibetan refugee who came here before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle here permanently
  • Candidate must have completed graduation from a recognized university with at least 60% marks  aggregated in the qualifying examination (50% for those belong to SC, ST, and PWD)
  • Candidate must have completed class 12th  from a recognized board with at least 60% marks  aggregated in the qualifying examination (50% for those belong to SC, ST, and PWD)
  • Candidate must be between 21 years of age to 30 years of age, however, for candidates having Ph.D. and M.Phil. must have age limit extension till 34
  • There are age relaxations also for special category candidates which is as follows-
Candidate’s CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH (OBC)13 years
PH (General)10 years
PH (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen (General)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
Ex-servicemen (SC/ST)8 years

RBI Officer Grade B 2024 Application Form

The Application form of RBI Grade B can be filled out online. The following are the steps by step application process-

  • Visit the official website of the RBI- https://www.rbi.org.in/
  • Click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ and start filling in the required details like email ID password etc.
  • Now, verify the email by clicking on the verification link send by RBI website
  • Now, Log in to your account and click on the apply button
  • A form will appear, fill the form with correct information
  • Now upload your scanned passport size photograph
  • Now you have to upload the scanned copy of all the certificates and documents mentioned below
  • Now a payment gateway will open where you have to pay the application fee using Credit/Debit, UPI, Net Banking, or challan
  • Take a print out of the payment confirmation slip and the application for future uses

Documents required for RBI Officer Grade B

The following are the list of documents required for RBI Officer Grade B-

  • Scanned Passport Size photograph under 1 MB
  • Scanned copy of class  10th & 12th passed certificate/ Mark Sheet showcasing all the marks obtained in the subjects
  • Bachelor Degree/ Mark Sheet
  • Aadhar Card

RBI Grade B Officer Application Fee

The application fee for the RBI Grade Bentrance examination is as follows-

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs.850/-
Reserved Category-Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and PWDRs.100/-

RBI Grade B Examination Pattern

The selection process of RBI Grade B is divided into three phases- Prelims, Mains and personal interview. Candidates has to pass prelims and then participate and pass mains followed by interview to get appointed as grade b officer. The following are the examination pattern for RBI Grade B officer-

RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam Pattern

SubjectsNumber Of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Awareness8080120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3030
English Language3030
Reasoning6060
Total200200

RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Pattern

SubjectsPaper TypeMaximum MarksDuration
Economics and Social IssuesObjective10090 minutes
Paper-II English (Writing Skills)Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard)10090 minutes
Paper III Finance & ManagementObjective Type10090 minutes

RBI Grade B Syllabus

The following are the RBI syllabus for Grade B examination-

English

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Average, Ratio, Percentages
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Data Interpretation
  • Probability

Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Directions and Distance
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality

General Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Monetary Policies
  • Economic Terms
  • Current Affairs
  • Financial & Economics News
  • Static GK
  • Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals
  • Banking terms, rates, processes

RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Syllabus

The following are the syllabus for RBI Phase-II examination-

PapersSyllabus
Paper-I: Economic and Social IssuesGrowth and Development, Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in IndiaSustainable Development and Environmental issues, Economic Reforms in India, Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Role of Economic Planning.Globalization, Opening up of the Indian Economy, Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy, International Economic Institutions, IMF and World Bank,WTO, Regional Economic Co-operation, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Gender Issues,Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged, Social Movements, Indian Political System, Human Development, Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.
Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.
Paper-III: Finance and Management1.Finance: Financial System, Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India,Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc, Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments,,Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap, Changing Landscape of Banking sector, Recent Developments in the Financial Sector,Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments, Financial Inclusion- use of technology, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private PartnershipCorporate Governance in Banking Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector, The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission,Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components, and trends.

2.Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal, and development, Feedback and Performance Counselling,Career Planning, Training and Development, Rewards, Employee Welfare.Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication;upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

RBI Grade B Preparation Books

The following are the list of RBI Grade B examination book recommended for scoring good marks in the entrance test-

SubjectsName of Book and Author/Publications
Quantitative AptitudeFast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S.Agarwal
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
Reasoning AbilityVerbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal
Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
General AwarenessLucent’s General Knowledge
Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
English LanguageObjective English by S.P.Bakshi
High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Simple by Normal Lewis
Finance and ManagementIndian Financial System by M.Y.Khan
Public Finance by K.K.Andley and Sundaram
Banking and Finance: Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutes by Arun Arora
Financial Management by Prasanna Chandra
Economic and Social SciencesEconomic and Social Issues in India by Dhrub Kumar
Indian Economy by Uma Kapila
Growth and Development by Devraj Dey

RBI Grade B Admit Card

The admit card is an important document that each candidate must carry with them on the examination centre. Admit Card can be downloaded online from the official website of RBI. Admit card has guidelines that the candidate must follow failing could cause illegibility to participate in the examination.

RBI Grade B Result

RBI Grade B Result will be released after examination in form of merit list. The test score based on written test will be taken into consideration and a merit list will be prepared. You can check the result from the official website. Candidates whose name is on the merit list will be eligible for participating in the interview. After interview phase, a final merit list will be provided by RBI with the names of the candidates who are selected for RBI Grade B post.

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