Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is one of the most reputed jobs in Banking sector. RBI conducts recruitment drive every year to hire candidates for various positions in Grade ‘B’ category. RBI exam is a national level exam conducted annually across India. This year, the RBI Grade B 2019 exam is scheduled in the month of June 2019. Here in this blog, we have provided complete details about the RBI Grade B 2019 exam which includes the following:
- Official Notification
- Important Dates
- Eligibility Criteria
- Application Form
- Exam Pattern
- Selection Process
- Admit Card
- Answer Key
RBI Grade B 2019 Official Notification
RBI will be releasing the official notification very shortly. Candidates go through the notification below. We will update the notification as soon as it is released. Candidates can check the PDF to know about the exam in detail.
RBI Grade B Official Notification To be Released Soon
Important Dates for RBI Grade B 2019
Below is the table comprising of important dates for RRB Grade B examination. Candidates can check the below table and prepare accordingly.
|Official Notification of RBI Grade B 2019||1st Week of May 2019|
|Start Date of Online Registration and payment of Application Fee||1st Week of May 2019|
|Last Date of Online Registration and submission of Online Fee||4th Week of May 2019|
|Issue Date of RBI Grade B Exam Phase-I Admit Card 2019||1st Week of June 2019|
|Examination Date for Phase-I Exam||2nd Week of June 2019|
|Result Date of Phase-I||3rd Week of June 2019|
|Issue Date of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam||4th Week of June 2019|
|Examination Date for Phase-II Exam||1st Week of July 2019|
|Result Date of Phase-II||2nd Week of July 2019|
|RBI Grade B Interview Date||August – October 2019|
|Final Result Declaration||November – 2019|
RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria
1. Age Limit
- The minimum age limit for candidates to apply is 21 years while the upper age limit is 30 years as on May 1, 2019.
- For candidates with M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.
- As per Government of India norms, Candidates falling under reserved category are eligible for relaxation in upper age limit
2. Educational Qualifications
- Candidates must have an aggregate of 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category.
- Candidates having a Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination.
- Candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks can also apply for the exam
- Candidates having a postgraduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI exam.
- Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.
RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form
Applications for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 can be filled through online mode only on the official website. Candidates willing to apply for posts in both Gr. B (DR)-General and Gr B (DR) DEPR / DSIM need to apply separately for each position along with requisite application fees. Below is the link to apply for the exam. The link will be activated once the application form is released.
Steps to Fill Application Form
Step 1: Visit the official website www.rbi.org.in and click on the link “Recruitment for the post of Officers in Gr. B (DR) General/DEPR/DSIM”
Step 2: Separate links for Online applications for Grade B -(DR)-General and DEPR/DSIM would be displayed.
Step 3: For fresh registration, choose the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Name, Contact details, and Email-id.
Step 4: A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system.
Step 5: An Email & SMS is sent to registered email ID and Mobile number. This contains Registration number and Password.
Step 6: Fill the remaining details in the application form.
Step 7: Upload scanned images of candidates recent photograph and signature, left-hand thumb impression and a handwritten declaration
Step 8: Next you will be redirected to the payment gateway. The application fees for General/OBC is Rs 850/- and for SC/ST/PWD is Rs 100/-.
Step 9: Take a printout of the successful payment receipt for future use.
Step 10: Click on ‘Save and next’. Verify all the details once again before submission of application form.
RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for RBI Grade B Exam will vary based on the selection of post by the candidate. Below are tables consisting of the exam pattern of two posts separately.
1. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-General
|Phase-I Online Examination|
|–||Objective||200||120 Minutes||English Language
|Phase-II Online Examination|
|Economic and Social Issues||Objective||100||90 minutes||–|
|English||Descriptive (answers need to be typed with a keyboard)||100||90 minutes||–|
|Finance and Management||Objective||100||90 minutes||–|
2. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-DEPR/DISM
|Phase-I: Paper 1|
|Phase-II: Paper 2|
|Economics/Statistics||Descriptive (Answers to be written on paper to questions displayed on the computer screen)||100||180 Minutes||–|
|Phase-III: Paper 3|
|English||Descriptive (Answers need to be typed on to computer screen)||100||180 Minutes||–|
RBI Grade B 2019 Syllabus
The phase-1 exam is an objective type of examination conducted online. It will have mainly 4 sections: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
Phase-2 exam of RBI Grade B 2019 is both objective & descriptive type. The major areas to focus upon are Economic & Social Issues, English Language and Finance & Management.
Machine Input Output
Alpha-Numeric Symbol Series
Ordering and Ranking
Arrangement and Pattern
Direction and Distance
|Quantitative Aptitude||Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Speed, Distance and Time
Mixture and Allegations
Approximation & Simplification
Problems of Boats & Streams
Problems on Trains
Pipes & Cisterns
Permutation and Combination
Fill in the Blanks
|General Awareness||Current Affairs
Indian Financial System
Indian Banking System
|Economic and Social Issues||Growth and Development
Economic Reforms in India
Social Structure in India
Basics of Derivatives
Development in the Financial Sector
|Management||Role of Manager
Human Resource Development
Motivation, Morale, and Incentives
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.
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RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Cutoff
The cut off for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut off for the Prelims exam will be released first followed by cut off for Mains exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and increase their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut off list released by RBI.
|Section Wise Cutoff Marks for Phase-I|
|Cutoff Decided by the Board by Various Stage of the Recruitment Process|
|Aggregate Cut-Off Marks in paper-I, paper- II And Paper-III have taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidate for the interviewer (Out of total 300 marks)||176.75||161.75||155.75||155.75|
|Aggregate marks in written examination and interviewer have taken together (out of total 350 marks) obtained by the respective category with reference to the no. of vacancies notified under each category||225.50||211.00||204.25||210.25|
RBI Grade B 2019 Admit Card/Call Letter
The admit card for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam will be released shortly for Prelims Exam. Candidates will be able to download RBI Grade B Prelims Admit Card by clicking on the link given below. The admit card for RBI Grade B Exam will be issued to candidates separately for Prelims & Mains. Candidates who have successfully submitted their RBI Grade B Online Application Form will be issued Prelims Call Letter and the Mains Admit Card will be issued to candidates who will qualify the prelims round of RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.
RBI Grade B 2019 Answer Key
The answer key for RBI grade B exam will be released after the completion of the exam. The answer key for Phase I and Phase II will be released separately. Below is the link to check your answer key. The link will be activated once the answer key is released.
RBI Grade B 2019 Results
RBI Grade B Result for Prelims Exam will be released by Reserve Bank of India soon after the Prelims Exam has been conducted. Candidates can check their RBI Grade B Prelims Result by clicking on the link mentioned below. The link will be activated once the results are released.
Thus, this is all about RBI Grade B exam details. We will keep updating as soon as the information is notified by the board. Stay tuned for more information about the exam.