Complete RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020 – Phase 1 & 2

The Reserve Bank Of India provides one of the most prestigious jobs in the country in the banking sector. Are you planning to appear for the examination? Then this blog will help you with an insight into the exam pattern, syllabus and selection procedure. It becomes very important to be aware of the pattern before taking the exam.

Remember that the details shared here are completely based on the 2019 exam pattern. Any changes in these exam patterns will be updated post the release of official notifications

Here let’s have a look at the topics that will be covered in this article:

  • Exam Pattern For RBI Grade B (Phase 1&2)
  • Selection Procedure (Post-Wise)
  • Tailored Mock Test Series (Online Course)
  •  Some Frequently Asked Questions

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1. RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020/Scheme of Selection

1.1 For Officers in Grade B (DR)-GENERAL- 2020

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

1.1.1 RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020 – Phase-I Online Examination (Objective Type)

This will comprise a single Paper for 200 marks.

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. 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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1.1.2 RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020 – Phase-II Online Examination

Name of Paper Time (Minutes) Marks
Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues 90 100
Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) 90 100
Paper-III: Finance and Management 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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1.1.3 RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020 – Interview

  1. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on an aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III).
  2. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for the Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  3. The interview will be of 50 marks.
  4. The candidate may opt for an 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.

2. Officers in Grade B (DR)-DEPR – 2020 

2.1 Job Requirement & Scheme of Selection 

2.1.1 Job Requirements

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

2.1.2 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)
  • Paper-II & III 
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 a 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.
  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 the interview in Hindi or English.
  10. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board. 
  11. The final selection will be on the basis of performance in the ‘WE’ (Paper I, II and III) and the interview took together. 

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2.1.3 Sources Of Preparations

  • (i) The 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- 2020

3.1 Job Requirement & Scheme of Selection 

3.1.1 Job Requirements

To undertake the 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.

3.1.2 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.
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 a 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 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 an 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.

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3.1.3 Preparations Of Exam – Material Source

The Standard of papers would be that of a 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.

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

The examination date will be released once the official notification is released for the year 2020.

  • 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.
  • Paper – III (English) will be of the 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.

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5. RBI Grade B Cracker 2020 – Enroll Now 

Here are the course Features:

Phase I Phase II
Weekly Live Classes for GK Weekly Live Classes & 50+ Video Lectures for ESI, and F&M
Special Live Classes on Exam Pattern & Strategy for Quant, Reasoning & English Live Practice Session, Full-length Mock Tests
Sectional + Topic + GK Tests Class and Tips for Descriptive Writing
20 Full-Length Mock Tests Complete Notes for ESI, F&M

That is all from us in this article on the RBI Grade B Exam Pattern. We hope that the details shared here prove useful to you and guide you in your exam preparations.

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1. Course Details

RBI Grade B Cracker is designed to cover the complete syllabus for the 3 most important subjects: GA for Phase 1 and ESI + F&M for Phase 2 exam. Not just that, it also includes Mock Tests & Live Strategy Sessions for English, Quant & Reasoning for Phase 1. The course aims to complete your preparation in time for the release of the official notification.

1.1. Features:
Phase I Phase II
  • Weekly Live Classes for GK
  • Special Live Classes on Exam Pattern & Strategy for Quant, Reasoning & English
  • Sectional + Topic + GK Tests
  • 20 Full-Length Mock Tests
  • Weekly Live Classes & 50+ Video Lectures for ESI, and F&M
  • Live Practice Sessions
  • Class and Tips for Descriptive Writing
  • Complete Notes for ESI, F&M
  • ESI, F&M Mock Tests
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