RBI Grade B 2019 | Check All Details of the Exam Here

RBI Grade B 2019
RBI Grade B 2019

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
  • Syllabus
  • Books
  • Selection Process
  • Cutoff
  • Admit Card
  • Answer Key
  • Results

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.

Events Date (Tentative)
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.

Fill Your RBI Grade B Application Form Here

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

Paper Type Marks Duration Sections
Phase-I Online Examination
Objective 200 120 Minutes English Language

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude


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

Paper Type Marks Duration Sections
Phase-I: Paper 1
Economics/Statistics Objective 100 120 Minutes
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.

Phase-I syllabus

Section Syllabus
Reasoning Inequality

Coding Decoding


Machine Input Output

Data Sufficiency


Alpha-Numeric Symbol Series


Seating Arrangement

Verbal Reasoning

Ordering and Ranking

Arrangement and Pattern

Blood Relations

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



Data Interpretation



Set Theory

English Language Grammar


Error Spotting


Passage Making

Jumble Words

Fill in the Blanks

Sentence Framing

General Awareness Current Affairs

Indian Financial System

Indian Banking System

Monetary Plans

National Institution

Banking Terms

Phase-II Syllabus

Section Syllabus
Economic and Social Issues Growth and Development

Economic Reforms in India


Social Structure in India

Finance Financial System

Financial Markets

Risk Management

Basics of Derivatives

Development in the Financial Sector

Union Budget


Management Role of Manager

Human Resource Development

Motivation, Morale, and Incentives


Corporate Governance

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.

Best Books for RBI Grade B exam Preparation

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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.

Phase-I Cutoff

Section Wise Cutoff Marks for Phase-I
Section Category
General OBC SC ST
General Awareness 20 16 14.25 14.25
Reasoning 15 15 10.75 10.75
English 7.50 6 5.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 7.50 6 5.25 5.25
Total 98.50 88.50 84.50 84.50

Final Cutoff

Cutoff Decided by the Board by Various Stage of the Recruitment Process
Recruitment Stage Category
General OBC SC ST
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.

Download Your RBI Grade B 2019 Admit Card

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 Answer Key

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.

Check Your RBI Grade B 2019 Results Here

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.

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