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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019 – General, DEPR, DSIM | Phase 1 & 2

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

Reserve Bank of India on September 20, 2019 announced the official notification for recruitment of Grade B officers in  Grade B (DR) (General) (156) Grade B (DR) (DEPR) (20) and Grade B (DR) (DSIM) (23) with a total of 199 Vacancies. The online applications for the same have also begun from 21st Sep 2019. With lakhs of candidates aspiring for the Grade B Posts in RBI, one who is passionate and keen on joining the Bank must start preparing and that too rigorous preparations. This year there is a slight change in the exam pattern with the introduction of Sectional Timings in Phase 1. This blog will give you complete details regarding the pattern of Phase 1 & Phase 2 of RBI Grade B Exam. Read along RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019.

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019/Scheme of Selection

1. For Officers in Grade B (DR)-GENERAL- 2019

Selection will be through ONLINE examinations and interview. Examinations will be held in two phases i.e. Phase 1 & Phase 2. 

(I) RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019 – Phase-I Online Examination (Objective Type)

This will comprise a single Paper for 200 marks and will be held on November 9, 2019. 

Sr. No.

Name of the Test

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

1. General Awareness 80 120 Minutes

Separate time will be allotted for each test.

2. English Language 30
3. Quantitative Aptitude 30
4. Reasoning 60
  Total 200

 

Note:

  1. A total time of 120 minutes will be given for answering.
  2. However, separate time will be allotted for each test. 
  3. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board. 
  4. Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.
  5. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. 
  6. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board. 
  7. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the Admission letter for examination from the RBI website.

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(II) RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019 – Phase-II Online Examination

The Phase-II Online Examination will be conducted on December 1, 2019, only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase-I and based on the cut-off decided by the Board.

Name of Paper

Type of Paper

Time (Minutes)

Marks

Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard 90 100
Paper-III: Finance and Management Objective type 90 100

 

Note:

  1. All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.
  2. The Phase-II examination will be in shifts. Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift. The time-table for Phase-II will be intimated to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Phase-II.

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(III) RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019 – Interview

  1. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III).
  2. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  3. Interview will be of 50 marks.
  4. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.
  5. Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

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2. Officers in Grade B (DR)-DEPR – 2019 

Job Requirement & Scheme of Selection 

(A) Job Requirements

Primarily to undertake economic analysis and research and contribute to policy formulation, apart from the compilation of data relating to select sectors

(B) RBI Grade B Exam Pattern/Scheme of Selection:

  • Selection will be through Online/ Written Examination (WE) and Interview. There are 3 papers for the Examination.
  • Paper I Objective Type (on Economics) to be held on November 9, 2019, and
  • Paper-II & III will be held separately on December 2, 2019 (date to be confirmed in admit cards).

Name of Paper

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I Objective Type

(on Economics)

120 minutes 100
Paper-II Descriptive Type

(on Economics)

(Question    paper   displayed   on    computer, answers to be written on paper)

180 minutes 100
Paper-III English – Descriptive

(To be typed with help of keyboard)

90 minutes 100
Total 300

 

Note:

  1. Candidates have to secure minimum marks as may be prescribed by the Board.
  2. Candidates, who secure minimum aggregate marks in Paper I, will be shortlisted for Paper-II/ Paper III of the examination based on the marks obtained in Paper-I.
  3. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  4. Paper-II and III Online/Written Examination: The Paper II and Paper III Examination will be conducted on December 2, 2019, only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Paper-I.
  5. The Paper-II and Paper-III examination will be in Candidates are required to appear for all shifts. Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift.
  6. The time-table for Paper II and Paper III will be intimated to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Paper II and Paper III.
  7. Question papers for Written Examination will be set in Hindi and in English (except Paper-III on English).
  8. Answers for Paper-II may be written either in Hindi or English.
  9. Paper-III will have to be answered in English Candidates may opt for interview in Hindi or English.
  10. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board. 
  11. Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the ‘WE’ (Paper I, II and III) and interview taken together. 

(C) Syllabi

  • (i) Standard of papers on Economics would be that of the Master’s Degree examination in Economics of any Central University in India. (ii) Syllabus for English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.
  • Suggested reading material: RBI publications viz., Annual Report, Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India, Monetary Policy Report and the Financial Stability Report and the Economic Survey published by the Government of India over the previous two years.



3. Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM- 2019

Job Requirement & Scheme of Selection 

(A) Job Requirements

To undertake collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation of data on banking, corporate and external sectors; Modelling and forecasting of inflation, growth and other important macroeconomic indicators; Analytical studies involving statistical/econometric models in the operational areas of interest to the Reserve Bank; Planning, designing and organizing sample surveys; maintaining technology-driven centralized reporting system and Data warehouse for information management/dissemination; and Development of methodology for the measurement and estimation of variables and improvement of the database of various sectors of the economy.

(B) RBI Grade B Exam Pattern/Scheme of Selection

  • Selection will be through Online/ Written Examination (WE) and Interview.
  • There are 3 papers for the Examination. Paper I Objective Type (on Statistics) to be held on November 9, 2019, and Paper II & III will be held separately on December 2, 2019 (date to be confirmed in admit cards).
Name of Paper Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I Objective Type (on Statistics) 120 minutes 100
 

Paper-II Descriptive Type (on Statistics)

(Question    paper    displayed   on    computer, answers to be written on paper)

180 minutes 100
Paper-III English – Descriptive

(To be typed with help of keyboard)

90 minutes 100
Total 300

 

Note:

  • Candidates have to secure minimum marks as may be prescribed by the Board.
  • Candidates, who secure minimum aggregate marks in Paper I, will be shortlisted for Paper-II/ Paper III of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I.
  • The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  • Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III examination will be published on RBI web-site, tentatively within a week after Paper -I examination.
  • Paper-II and III Online/Written Examination: The Paper II and Paper III Examination will be conducted on December 2, 2019, only for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of results of Paper-I.
  • The Paper-II and Paper III examination will be in Candidates are required to appear for all shifts.
  • Separate Admission Letters will be issued for each shift.
  • The time-table for Paper II and Paper III will be intimated to the candidates concerned along with Admission Letter for Paper II and Paper III.
  • Question papers for Written Examination will be set in Hindi and in English (except Paper-III on English).
  • Answers for Paper-II may be written either in Hindi or Paper-III will have to be answered in English only.
  • Candidates may opt for interview in Hindi or English.
  • The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board.
  • Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the ‘WE’ (Paper I, II and III) and interview taken altogether.

(C) Syllabi:

Standard of papers would be that of Master’s Degree examination of any Central University in India.

Paper-I: Questions would cover Probability: Definition of Probability, Standard distribution, Large and small sample theory, Analysis of Variance, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses, Multivariate analysis and Stochastic Processes.

Paper-II: Questions would cover

(i) Probability and Sampling,

(ii) Linear Models and Economic Statistics,

(iii) Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Non-parametric Test,

(iv) Stochastic Processes,

(v) Multivariate analysis and

(vi) Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques.

There will be sufficient choice for candidates to attempt the required number of questions from any three or more of the above six groups.

Paper-III: English: Essay, Precise writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.



Manner of conduct of examinations for GR B (DR)-DEPR /DSIM

The examination will be conducted on two days i.e. Paper I on November 9, 2019, and Paper II & III will be held separately on December 2, 2019 (date to be confirmed in admit cards).

  • Paper – I (Objective type on Economics / Statistics as the case may be) will be conducted online and comprise multiple-choice questions.
  • Paper-II (Economics / Statistics as the case may be) will be a descriptive type pen/paper-based examination where the questions will be displayed on the computer screen and will be conducted in one session on December 2, 2019.
  • Paper – III (English) will be of descriptive type where the candidates will be expected to type out answers on a computer.
  • The Board reserves the right to modify the exam dates and time entirely at its direction.

This was all in this blog of RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019 for DR General & DR DSIM/DR both for Phase 1 & Phase 2 of Grade B Exams. 



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