RBI Grade B | Know about Syllabus & Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Job Profiles
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RBI Grade B

RBI (Reserve Bank of India), recruits persons across different levels to handle operations within the organization. RBI is the architect of the nation’s economy and is an important benefactor of the everyday Indian life as it is the central bank of the country. The bank decides upon the stability of interest rates to that of the exchange rates. It is responsible for the liquidity of productive sectors as well and ensures an adequate supply of currency to the nationalized and other banks around the nation. The flow of credit to desired sectors and development of financial markets are also responsibilities of RBI. It works towards the economic as well as the financial growth of the nation through the host of duties and responsibilities it carries on an everyday basis.

RBI Grade B Examination 2019 is a recruitment drive to select candidates for the posts of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) – DR: General, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams for the year 2019. RBI Grade B exam is a national level competitive test and the Reserve Bank of India Services Board conducts the test annually.

Job Profile and Vacancies of RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer

There are a various departments of RBI Grade ‘B’ Officer according to which duties and responsibilities of an officer may vary. These departments can be listed as:

  1. Officer of Grade ‘ B’ DR – General
  2. Officer of Grade ‘ B’ DR – DEPR
  3. Officer of Grade ‘ B’ DR – DSIM


The RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers have to fulfill a number of duties. Their most fundamental work involves:

Ensuring Nation’s Financial Stability: The RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officers need to work towards keeping the inflation under check and ensure that adequate supply of liquidity of the productive sector is taken care off. This is an important factor to maintain the financial stability of the country and the RBI officers are responsible for the smooth functioning of the same.

Currency Issue and circulation: RBI issues the coins and currency and the RBI - Grade ‘B’ Officers are responsible for its circulation to the various nationalized banks under the range of RBI. They are responsible for the smooth functioning of the currency to the subordinate units of RBI and take note of the same.

Management of Government accounts: They are also entitled with managing the state and central government accounts by performing various merchant banking functions for them.

RBI has announced a total of 166 vacancies for the post of Grade ‘B’ Officer. A category – wise and post – wise breakdown of vacancies is as follows:

Post Name

General

OBC

EWS

SC

ST

Total

Officer Grade B (General)

65

40

15

25

11

156

Officer Grade B (DEPR)

9

5

2

3

1

20

Officer Grade B (DSIM)

11

4

2

2

4

23

 


Eligibility Criteria for RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Exam

There are a set of expected eligibility criteria that you should qualify to apply for RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Exam Recruitment.


  1. Age Limit

  • Minimum Age Limit : 21 years
  • Maximum Age Limit : 30 years

For candidates with M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.


Age Relaxation


  • SC/ ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • Physically Disabled: 10 years
  • Physically Disabled + OBC: 13 years
  • Physically Disabled + SC/ ST: 15 years

  1. Educational Qualification


Following educational qualification criteria, has been fixed for RBI Grade B Officer.

Post Name

Eligibility

For General/ OBC

For SC/ ST

Officer Grade B (General)

Bachelor Degree, Class 12 and Class 10 Exam.

60%

50%

Officer Grade B (DEPR)

Master Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance.

55%

50%

Officer Grade B (DSIM)

Master Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ Statistics & Informatics.

55%

50%

 

  1. Number of Attempts

If General Category candidates have already appeared 6-times for Phase-I Exam of this post in the past, then they would be considered ineligible to apply. However, there is no such restriction in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD if the posts are reserved for them.

RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern

RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Recruitment Exam consists of 3 phases: Paper – 1, Paper – 2 and Interview.

Paper – 1 is an Objective Based Online Mode Exam. This paper is divided into 4 sections, having a total of 200 questions of 200 marks and composite time of 120 minutes.

Paper – 2 is an Objective as well as Descriptive Online Mode Exam. This paper is divided into 3 sections, where each section is of 100 marks and contains time of 90 minutes.

Interview is the last phase of selection for RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer.


RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Paper – 1/ Prelims

Paper – 1 is an Objective Based Online Mode Exam. This paper is divided into 4 sections, namely, General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability, having a total of 200 questions of 200 marks and composite time of 120 minutes.

SECTION

No. of
Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration

General Awareness

80

80

Composite time of 2 Hours

English Language

30

30

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

Reasoning Ability

60

60

TOTAL

200

200

 

RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Paper – 2/ Mains

Paper – 2 is an Objective as well as Descriptive Online Mode Exam. This paper is divided into 3 sections, namely, Economic & Social Issues, English and Finance & Management, where each section is of 100 marks and contains time of 90 minutes. In paper – 2, Economic & Social Issues and Finance & Management are objective papers while English is a descriptive paper.

SECTION

Type of Paper

Max Marks

Exam Duration

Economic and Social Issues

Objective

100

90 minutes

English

Descriptive

100

90 minutes

Finance and Management

Objective

100

90 minutes

TOTAL

300

270 minutes

 

RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Final Phase/ Interview

After qualifying both the phases of RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer, candidates have to go through a face – to – face Interview. This is the final phase of this exam. The qualifying marks in Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

RBI – Grade ‘B’ Officer Exam Date

RBI has released the exam dates for the post of Grade ‘B’ Officer. The tentative exam dates for the post of Grade ‘B’ Officer are:

ACTIVITIES

DATES

Online Registration Starts From

21 September, 2019

Last date to Register Online

11 October, 2019

Last Date to Pay Fees

11 October, 2019

Paper - 1 Admit Card

To be announced

Paper - 1  Exam Date

9 November, 2019

Paper - 2 Admit Card

To be announced
Paper - 2 Exam Date 

1 - 2 December, 2019


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