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RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Notification

Reserve Bank of India will release the recruitment notification for the post of RBI Grade B Officer in the month of May, 2018. RBI Grade B 2018 exam has a three phase selection process. The Phase-I of the RBI Grade B 2018 Exam is tentatively scheduled in June 2018. Phase-II of this exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of July 2018.. Candidates who get selected after Phase-II of the exam are called for the final interview process.

RBI Grade B 2018 Eligibility

Candidates are required to follow the given criteria to be eligible for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam:

  • Must be a citizen of India

  • Must be a subject of Nepal

  • Must be a subject of Bhutan

  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.

  • 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 Criteria: RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both age included) to apply for RBI Grade B exam 2018.

Age Relaxation: Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

Category

Age relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Physically Handicapped

10 years

PH + OBC

13 years

PH + SC/ST

15 years

Educational Qualification: Candidate appearing for the RBI officer examination-2018 must be a graduate from a recognized university or institute. He/She must have attained 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Candidates having Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination. In addition to this, candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks will be allowed to apply for the RBI Exam 2018. Candidates having 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.

 

RBI Grade B Apply Link

Please Follow the link

 

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam complete schedule

The Phase-I of the RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be tentatively conducted in the month of June 2018. Phase-II of this exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of July 2018. RBI Grade B 2017 exam follows a three phase selection process. Candidates who get selected after Phase-II of the exam are further called for interview process. The complete detail of the Exam schedule of RBI Grade B Exam is discussed below:

Serial Number

Event

Date

1

Release of online application form

May 2018

2

Last date to submit online application form

May 2018

3

Release of Admit card for Phase-I Exam

June 2018

4

Commencement of Phase-I exam

June 2018

5

Declaration of result of Phase-I exam

June 2018

6

Release of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam

July 2018

7

Commencement of Phase-II exam

July 2018

8

Declaration of result of Phase-II Exam

August 2018

9

Interview Process

August 2018

10

Declaration of final result

August 2017

 

RBI Grade B Vacancies

RBI releases the number of vacancies every year for the post of Grade 'B'. The vacancies are divided into the candidate's categories (GEN, OBC, SC & ST).

Post Name

Number of Vacancies

General

OBC

SC

ST

Total

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

73

39

22

11

145

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR

9

3

0

0

12

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

1

0

1

2

4

 

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase-I exam

  • phase-II exam and

  • interview process

Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Prelims

Serial Number

Section Asked

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

General Awareness

80

80

Composite time of 2 hours

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

3.

English Language

30

30

4.

Reasoning

60

60

 

Total

200

200

 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Mains

Serial Number

Section Asked

Paper Type

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

Economics and Social Issues

Objective

100

90 minutes

2.

Finance and Management

Descriptive

100

90 minutes

3.

English (Writing Skills)

Objective

100

90 minutes

RBI Grade B Officer Interview Process

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III of Phase II exam. Interview Process will carry 50 marks.

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B syllabus is similar to that of any other bank exam. There are four major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam syllabus:

 

The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2018 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Current Affairs

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Indian Financial Systems

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Alligations

Para jumbles

Indian Banking Systems

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Miscellaneous

Monetary Plans

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

National Institutions

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Banking Terms

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

 

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

 

 

Syllogism

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 constitute of 3 sections: Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Subject

Syllabus

Economic & Social Issues

Growth and Development

Economic Reforms in India

Globalization

Social Structure in India

Finance

Financial System

Financial Markets

Risk Management

Basics of Derivatives

Development in Financial Sector

Union Budget

Inflation

Management

Role of Manager

Human Resource Development

Motivation, Morale and Incentives

Communication

Corporate Governance

 

RBI Grade B 2018 Admit Card

The RBI Grade B Admit Card 2018 will be released separately for both Phase-I and Phase-II exam. Admit card for Phase-I Exam will be released in the first week of June. The admit card for Phase-II Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the Phase-I exam of RBI Grade B.

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Results

The results for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. A candidate is required to qualify both Phase-I and Phase-II exam to get a chance to sit for the interview process. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates after the interview process is complete. The final selection is based on how well you do in your interview.

 

RBI Grade B Previous Papers

We’re sharing the RBI Grade B Previous year papers. Do go through them in detail and evaluate yourself.

RBI Grade B Exam Cut Off

The cut off for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by cut off for Phase-II exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut off list released by RBI.

Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2017 – Phase I

Section

Category

GENERAL AWARENESS

General

OBC

SC

ST

PWD (OH/HI/VH)

16.50

12.50

11.00

11.00

11.00

REASONING

11.00

8.00

6.75

6.75

6.75

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

6.75

5.25

4.75

4.75

4.75

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

4.00

2.50

2.00

2.00

2.00

Total Marks

78.00

68.00

64.00

64.00

64.00

Cut Off marks for RBI Grade-B Phase-II and III – 2016

Recruitment Stage

Category

Aggregate of Paper- I, Paper-II and Paper-III

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

176.75

161.75

155.75

155.75

Aggregate marks in Written exam & Interview

225.50

211.00

204.25

210.25

RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy 2018

Now that you are thorough with the RBI Exam Pattern, let us jump into the RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy 2018.

Go through the Syllabus & Mark Distribution

  • Before starting with your preparation, you should know the Syllabus for the exam & Mark Distribution for each topic.

  • You should also be aware of the weightage each section carries in the exam. This will also help you to know which subjects to focused more on.

 

 


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