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RBI Grade B Exam

A Grade B officer working for Reserve Bank of India is one of the highly esteemed jobs of the nation. The recruitment of RBI Grade B officer is done through an annual RBI Grade B Examination. Any candidate selected for the post of RBI Grade B officer receives enormous amounts of perks apart from a reputed job. Therefore, RBI Grade B examination is considered to be one of the most sought-after jobs among banking aspirants in India. 

Students seriously preparing for RBI Grade B 2018 examination must know all information pertaining to the exam. To help students prepare for RBI Grade B exam, this page provide entire information such as notification, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, online application form, cut off marks, eligibility criteria (age limit, & education qualification) and mock tests. Scroll below to know more.

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All you need to know about RBI Grade B Exam

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Application Process

The application process for RBI Grade B 2018 exam will be updated here once the official notification is released.


The vacancies for RBI Grade B 2018 will be updated here once the official notification is released.

Selection Process

The exam selection process for RBI Grade B exam follows:

  • Preliminary 
  • Mains
  • Interview

The Preliminary examination is objective based paper. The Mains examination is objective as well as descriptive. Read syllabus for RBI Grade B Preliminary and Mains in the syllabus section below. 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for RBI Grade B 2018 exam must meet the following eligibility criteria:


  • Must be a citizen of India or
  • Must be a subject of Nepal or
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan or
  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India or
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limit

21-30 years. Read age limit section to know more.

Educational Qualification

Minimum: Graduate with 60%. Read educational qualifications to know more.

Age Limit

The age criteria for all candidates is as follows:

Candidates applying for RBI Grade B examination should be under the age group of 21 to 30 years. This is in case if you are applying under general category only. For other categories, there is certain age relaxation.

The category wise age relaxation is as follows:


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years

Physically Handicapped

10 years


13 years


15 years


Educational Qualification

The educational qualification of candidates applying for RBI Grade B is as follows:

  • Candidates planning to apply for RBI Grade B posts must be graduates from reputed university or institute. He/She must have at least 60% mark in the graduation if they are under general category.
  • All candidates if minimum 50% marks in doctorate degree can also apply for RBI Grade B examination.
  • Candidates with a masters degree with a minimum of 55% can also apply RBI exam 2018.
  • Candidates having a post-graduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI Officer Grade B exam 2018.
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.


The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2018 will comprise of the following sections:

Reasoning Ability,

Quantitative Aptitude,

English Language and

General Awareness.

Here is the detailed syllabus of RBI Grade B Prelims 2018:


Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension

Current Affairs

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Indian Financial Systems

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles

Indian Banking Systems

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices


Monetary Plans

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

National Institutions

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Banking Terms


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion



Data Interpretation



Ratio & Proportion, Percentage


Blood Relations

Number Systems


Input Output

Sequence & Series


Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination & Probability


RBI Grade B Mains syllabus:

The Mains Examination of RBI Grade B exam 2018 will cover three sections:

  • Economic & Social Issues,
  • Finance and
  • Management.

The complete syllabus of RBI Grade B is as follows:



Economic & Social Issues

Growth and Development

Economic Reforms in India


Social Structure in India


Financial System

Financial Markets

Risk Management

Basics of Derivatives

Development in Financial Sector

Union Budget



Role of Manager

Human Resource Development

Motivation, Morale, and Incentives


Corporate Governance

Shortlisted candidates who clear the Mains exam of RBI Grade B would be intimidated for an interview. 

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of RBI Grade B is as follows:

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Prelims

Serial Number

Section Asked

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



General Awareness



Composite time of 2 hours


Quantitative Aptitude




English Language












RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Mains

Serial Number

Section Asked

Paper Type

Maximum Marks



Economics and Social Issues



90 minutes


Finance and Management



90 minutes


English (Writing Skills)



90 minutes

RBI Grade B Officer Interview Process

Candidates who have good aggregate marks in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III of Phase II exam will be shortlisted for the interview. The interview process will carry 50 marks.

Job Profile

Any recruited RBI Grade B officer will firstly undergo a training session of 15 days. Thereafter, he/she will be kept on probation for next 2 years. On successful completion of probationary period, candidates will be allotted to various departments. Financial Markets, Banking Supervision, Banking Regulation, Currency Issuing, Public Debt Office, Foreign Exchange, HRD etc are a few such departments.

All aspirants should be aware that work profile will differ on the basis of the department wherein they are placed. At the same time, they should also note that they would be moved into another department after a certain period of time. RBI Grade B officers are majorly involved in planning and policy decision making for Reserve Bank of India(RBI).

Candidates recruited as RBI Grade B Officers receive a chance to scale up to the post of Deputy Directors. Any officer seeking promotion to his/her next possible position should appear and clear the promotion exam.


The result of RBI Grade B exam 2018 will be announced after the exam has been completed.


The cutoff for RBI Grade B 2018 exam will be updated here once the official notification is released.

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