RBI Grade B 2023 Exam – Notification, Dates, Syllabus, Application Procedure, Cutoff

In light of what RBI stands for, if you wish to work for it, the RBI Grade B 2023 exam can lead you there. Each year, RBI holds an exam to recruit officers into its Manager cadre, also referred to as RBI Grade B officers.

RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Overview

The RBI Grade B notification 2023 is expected to be out in the month of February or March 2023 on the official website of RBI. We would help you get a brief overview of what all the RBI Grade B notification pertains to. Please have a look at the table given below:  

For RBI Grade B Officers (DR) General
ParticularsDetails
Name of the ExamRBI Grade B 2023
Exam Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India 
Exam CategoryRegulatory Body Exam
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline
Vacancies for Grade B Officers (DR) for Generalist PostExpected vacancies: 150 – 200
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi
PeriodicityOnce a Year
Selection ProcessPhase 1 (Prelims), Phase 2 (Mains), Interview
Official Websitehttps://opportunities.rbi.org.in/Scripts/Vacancies.aspx
Maximum Number of Attempts6 for a General Category Candidate(If you have attempted the Phase 1 exam 6 times, then you are not eligible.)
Online Registration Start DateExpected in March 2023
Last Date to Apply Expected in March 2023
Phase 1 Exam Date for Grade B (DR) GeneralTentatively – April 2023
Phase 2 Exam Date for Grade B (DR) GeneralTentatively – May 2023
Eligibility – Age Limit 21 to 30 Years
Eligibility – EducationGraduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks for General candidate or  Post Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks.
Application FeeRs 850 for General Category Candidate

This was a brief overview of the RBI Grade B 2023 exam. You should definitely take a look at our comprehensive courses for your RBI Grade B preparation in 2023 

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List of Free Study Material Available in our RBI Gr. B Complete Course

Free Notes 

1. Introduction to Economics

2. Basics of Finance

3. Probable Essay Writing Topics

4. Management, Finance, ESI  Descriptive Q&A

Free Video Lessons

1. 15+ ESI & FM Video Lessons

Free Mock Tests

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2. RBI Grade B ESI Free Mock Test

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4. 10 RBI Grade B Past Year Paper Mock Tests

5. 6 RBI Grade B Phase 2 Topic Tests for ESI & FM

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RBI Grade B 2022 Notification Overview

  • The Reserve Bank of India announces vacancies for direct recruitment every year for the posts of Officer in Grade B (DR) (GENERAL), Officer in Grade B (DR) (DEPR) and Officer in Grade B (DR) (DSIM).

  • RBI Grade B 2022 notification got published on the RBI website on the 28th of March 2022 with a total of 294 vacancies for the Grade B cadre. 

  • Out of these 294 vacancies, 238 vacancies are announced for the Grade B (DR) Generalist posts. 

  • The registration started on the 28th of March 2022, and the last date to apply is the 18th of April 2022. 

  • The RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam date is the 28th of May 2022 and the RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam date is the 25th of June 2022. 

  • The eligibility criteria are basic. You would need Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks Or Post Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks.

     
  • You should be a minimum of 21 years of age and not have crossed 30 years of age as of the 1st of January 2022 (Born not earlier than January 02, 1992, and not later than January 01, 2001). 

  • The scheme of selection of the RBI Grade B comprises 3 stages. These 3 stages are Phase 1 (prelims), Phase 2 (mains) and the last Interview stage.

RBI Grade B 2022 Notification PDF

You can download RBI Grade B 2022 notification pdf here.


RBI Grade B Mock Tests 

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  • 10 RBI Grade B Phase 1 Mock Tests with Solutions

  • 30 Objective Phase 2 Mock Tests (15 – ESI & 15 – FM) with Solutions

  • 10 Descriptive Phase 2 Tests (5 Descriptive Mock Tests for ESI & 5 Descriptive Mock Tests FM) with Expert Evaluation

  • 75+ ESI & FM Topic-Tests

  • 1000+ MCQs in RBI Mock Marathon Tests

  • 100 Free RBI Grade B Phase 2 Descriptive Tests

  • 10 RBI Past Year Papers Mock Tests (FREE)

  • 150+ Topic Tests and Sectional Tests for Phase 1

  • 100+ Current Affairs Tests for Phase 1

In addition to these, our subject matter experts also evaluate your descriptive mock tests. 

You can visit our mock test page to take up the free mock tests.


RBI Grade B 2021 Notification

The recruitment notification for RBI Grade B 2021 exam was released on the 28th of January 2021. A total of 322 vacancies were announced. Out of these 322 vacancies, 270 posts were for the RBI Grade B General post, 29 posts were for the DEPR post and 23 posts were for the DSIM post.


RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Date

Here are the expected exam dates for the RBI Grade B 2023 exam:

EventRBI Grade B 2023 Exam Date
RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Date for (DR) GeneralTentatively – April 2023
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Date for (DR) GeneralTentatively – May 2023

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates, intending to apply for RBI Grade B 2023 exam should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by RBI in their advertisement.

RBI Grade B 2023 Age Limit

The minimum age to apply for the RBI Grade B officer exam is 21 years. You should have completed 21 years of age as of the 1st of January 2022.

The maximum age to apply for the RBI Grade B officer exam is 30 years of age. This means you should not be 30 years of age.

RBI Grade B 2023 Category-Wise Age Relaxations

The upper age limit extension for RBI Grade B exam aspirants is as mentioned below: 

  • For SC/ST Candidates: 5 years

  • For OBC Candidates: 3 years

  • For candidates having experience as an officer in Scheduled Commercial Banks, Public Sector Insurance Companies and All India Financial Institutions (AIFI) namely Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), National Housing Bank (NHB) and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, the upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of the number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, the upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, the probationary period will not be reckoned.

  • Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or because of the bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year’s service and currently registered with Employment Exchange: 5 years

  • Candidates who had been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989: 5 years

  • Ex-servicemen: 5 years

  • ECOs/SSCOs: 5 years

  • Persons with disabilities: 10 years

You can read about the upper age relaxation in the RBI Grade B 2022 notification pdf for more clarity. 

RBI Grade B 2023 Education Qualification

For RBI Grade B (DR) – (General)

You will need a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of 55% percentage in your Post Graduation if you are a postgraduate (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants)

The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters/years. 

Note:  

1. Graduation Level: Any such course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after Class XII and is at least 3 years duration/ candidates possessing professional or technical qualifications which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional or technical graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination, subject to obtaining minimum marks prescribed above.

2. Post-Graduation Level: Any such course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after Graduation and is at least 2 years duration / recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional or technical Post-graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination, subject to obtaining minimum marks prescribed above.

You can read in detail about it in the RBI Grade B notification pdf and gain more clarity. 


RBI Grade B Vacancy 2023 – Expected

A total of 238 vacancies were announced for the RBI Grade B (DR) generalist category in the RBI Grade B 2022 notification. You can check the expected vacancies for the RBI Grade B 2023 exam here:

RBI Gr. B 2023 – Vacancies 
Post Name Expected Number of Vacancies 
RBI Gr. B Officer (DR) – General 150 – 200
RBI Gr. B Officer (DR) – DEPR 30
RBI Gr. B Officer (DR) – DSIM25
Total200 – 255

You can read in detail about it in the RBI Grade B 2022 notification pdf and gain more clarity. 

We would like to tell you that a total of 322 vacancies were announced in the RBI Grade B 2021 recruitment notification. Out of these 322 vacancies, 270 posts were for the RBI Grade B General post, 29 posts were for the DEPR post and 23 posts were for the DSIM post.


RBI Grade B Online Application

You will have to fill up the online application form to be able to take the exam. 

Important EventsDates
Commencement of online registration of applicationExpected in March 2023
Closure of registration of applicationExpected in March 2023
Closure for editing application detailsExpected in March 2023
Last date for printing your applicationExpected in March 2023
Online Fee PaymentExpected in March 2023

 RBI Grade B Application Form

The RBI Grade B application form has five sections. 

Filling up the RBI Grade B officer application form involves the following steps-

Prerequisites for Applying Online

  • Scanned Passport size Photograph (as per given guidelines)
  • Scanned copy of Signature
  • Documents related to address proof, educational qualification, etc.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • Rs 850-/ General/OBC/EWS
  • Rs 100-/ SC/ST/PWD
  • No application fee for the RBI Staff

Step to Apply Online for the RBI Grade B Exam

  • Step 1: Visit the RBI official page.

  • Step 2: Click on the notification that says ‘RBI Grade B Officer Application Form Released’. You will be redirected to a new page for online registration.

  • Step 3: Select ‘Click Here for New Registration’.

  • Step 4: Fill in the requested basic details – Name, Address, Age, Contact Number Email ID etc. After you have entered all the details click on Save and Next. After the completion of the registration process, a registration number and a password will be displayed on the screen. Candidates are requested to save/note down the password and registration number for future use.

  • Step 5: Upload the photograph and signature (as per the instructions specified in the notification pdf).

  • Step 6: Enter details of his/her educational background – qualifications (High school/Graduation etc), marks/grade (as per the mark sheet), and work experience (if any).

  • Step 7: Validate all the information/details uploaded in the form. Candidates are required to carefully preview the application form and check for any errors. This is crucial because you will not be allowed to make further changes once you click on the submit button.

  • Step 8: Click on the ‘Save’ button.

  • Step 9: Fees payment of application form. The payment has to be made online through net banking/debit card/credit card. Your application form will be considered ‘submitted’ only after the payment of the application fee.

The candidate will receive an email or a text message as a notification alert upon successful submission of the application form. Get a printout of the payment details and application form. Candidates can download RBI Grade B admit cards/hall tickets 10 days prior to the scheduled preliminary exam date.

You can read in detail about it in the RBI Grade B notification pdf and gain more clarity. 


RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2023 Scheme of Selection

Stage-I – Phase 1 (Prelims)

Stage-II – Phase 2 (Mains)

Stage-III – Phase 2 – Interview

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Pattern (Prelims)

The RBI Grade B Prelims exam consists of 4 sections: Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The detailed exam pattern in a tabular format is presented below.

SectionsTotal QuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning606045 minutes
General Awareness808025 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
Total2002002 hours

*For RBI Bolt, log in through the exam page >> Click on the RBI Current Affairs in RBI Grade B Resources.

RBI Grade B Exam Negative Marking

There is a negative marking in the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam. 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted for every wrong/incorrect answer. 


RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern

The RBI Grade B Mains exam consists of three papers: Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 and 3 are a combination of both objective and descriptive questions, while Paper 2 is completely descriptive in nature. The detailed format is presented below in a tabular format.

For the General Posts

PapersType of testTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1 – Economic and Social Issues50% Objective Test (30 objective questions)
50% Descriptive Test (6 descriptive questions out of which 4 need to be answered)
50 marks
50 marks
30 mins
90 mins
Paper 2 – English (Writing Skills)Descriptive Test100 marks90 mins
Paper 3 – Finance and Management50% Objective Test (30 objective questions)
50% Descriptive Test (6 descriptive questions out of which 4 need to be answered)
50 marks
50 marks
120 minutes

RBI Grade B Interview

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on the aggregate of marks obtained in Phase 2 (Paper 1 + Paper 2 + Paper 3).
 

The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for an interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
 

Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on the RBI website at an appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID.
 

The interview will comprise 75 marks. 
 

The candidate shall be required to undergo Psychometric Test conducted by the Bank before appearing for the Interview.

No marks will be allotted for the same and this will not form part of the final selection criteria.
 

Candidates may opt for an interview either in Hindi or English.
 

Final Selection will be through a merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase 2 examination and interview and grace marks as applicable as per extant rules.


RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Syllabus

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Data Interpretation, Quantity Based Questions (Q1, Q2, Q3 etc), Data Sufficiency, Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic Inequalities, Number Series (missing and wrong no. series).
Important Arithmetic Topics: Partnership, Average, Ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed-Time-Distance, Boat & Stream, Trains, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion.

RBI Grade B Reasoning Syllabus

Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Direction Sense, Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Logical Reasoning.

RBI Grade B English Language Syllabus

Cloze Test, Fillers, Spotting the Errors, Para Jumbles, New Pattern Questions, Idioms and Phrases, Word Rearrangement, Column Based Questions, Sentence Improvement, Paragraph Completion, Grammar, Reading Comprehension.

RBI Grade B General Awareness Syllabus 

  • Daily News (for Phase 1 & 2)

  • Static GK (for Phase 1)

  • Economic Survey (for Phase 1 & 2)

  • Union Budget (for Phase 1 & 2)

  • Census 2011 (for Phase 1 & 2)

  • SECC 2011 (for Phase 1 & 2)

  • Important RBI Notifications, Circulars, Reports (for Phase 2 – high priority, Phase 1 – fewer chances)

  • Government Schemes (Union & State Govt schemes, Phase 1 & 2)

*To access current affairs material, Log in through the exam page >> Click on the RBI Current Affairs in RBI Grade B Resources.


General Awareness – Specific Topics for Current Affairs

  • Appointments/Committees/Constituencies

  • Sports

  • Awards/Film Festivals

  • Meetings/Summits

  • Schemes/Campaigns/Portals

  • International News/India’s initiative with other countries

  • Miscellaneous – Ports/Industrial Parks, museums, Power plants, nuclear plants, any missile launch etc

  • Reports/Indices

  • Obituary

  • Banking Terminology

  • Headquarters of Banks

  • Economic and Financial news (like news related to Monetary Policy; Important Guidelines)

  • Census Data

  • Socio-Economic Caste Census

  • Union Budget

  • Economic Survey

Topics that are marked in bold are specific to Phase 1.

General Awareness – Specific Topics for Static GK

  • Biography/Autobiography

  • Abbreviations

  • Festivals

  • Stadiums

  • National Parks / Sanctuaries

  • Books

  • Sports

  • Places of Importance like World Heritage Sites/Lakes/Rivers/Mountains/Temples

  • Currency

  • Headquarters

  • Capitals

  • National and International Days/Themes

  • Dams

  • Miscellaneous

  • Airports

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Syllabus

RBI Grade B Economic and Social Issues (ESI) Syllabus 

a) Growth and Development: Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income – Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.

b) Indian Economy: Economic History of India – Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991 – Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget – Indian Money and Financial Markets: Linkages with the economy – Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process – Public Finance – Political Economy – Industrial Developments in India- Indian Agriculture – Services sector in India.

c) Globalization: Opening up of the Indian Economy – Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy – International Economic Institutions – IMF and World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation; International Economic Issues.

d) Social Structure in India: Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

RBI Grade B Descriptive English Syllabus

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic, Essay writing, Letter writing, Precis’ etc.

RBI Grade B Finance and Management Syllabus

a) Financial System 

1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions 

2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct monetary policy 

3. Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector. 

4. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response 

b) Financial Markets

Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, and recent developments.

c) General Topics 

1. Risk Management in Banking Sector

2. Basics of Derivatives

3. Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.

4. Financial Inclusion

5. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

6. Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.

7. The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends

8. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies. 

9. FinTech

d) Management

Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour: Introduction to management; Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to management; Management functions and Managerial roles; Nudge theory.

Meaning & concept of organizational behaviour; Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality; the concept of reinforcement; Perception: concept, perceptual errors. 

Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, McCllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two-factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vroom’s expectancy theory). 

Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership; Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions. Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window; Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Management of Conflict; Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change; Organizational Development (OD): Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model).

Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance: Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in business. Theories of ethics: Utilitarianism: weighing social cost and benefits, rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights, justice and caring, An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory, relativism theory, Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc. Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc. 

Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.


RBI Grade B Salary 

We have tabulated the RBI Grade B officer’s monthly salary here. Please take a look. 

As per the recent salary revision in the RBI Grade B salary, the basic pay has become Rs 55,200/- per month on the scale of Rs. 55200 – 2850 (9) – 80850 – EB – 2850 (2) – 86550 – 3300 (4) – 99750 (16 years) and the gross monthly emoluments will stand at Rs 1.08 Lakhs approx.

RBI Grade B Salary Structure

RBI Grade B Officer’s Basic Pay Rs 55,200/- p.m.
Payscale for an RBI Grade B OfficerRs. 55200 – 2850 (9) – 80850 – EB – 2850 (2) – 86550 – 3300 (4) – 99750 (16 years)
RBI Grade B Salary – Allowances Giveni. Dearness Allowance,
ii. Local allowance,
iii. House Rent Allowance,
iv. Family allowance and
v. Grade Allowance
The gross monthly emoluments for an RBI Grade B OfficerRs 1.08 Lakhs approximately. 

The RBI Grade B in-hand salary is Rs 80,000/- (approximately).

Although the RBI Grade B officer’s basic pay is Rs 55, 200 per month and the gross monthly emoluments are Rs, 1.08 Lakhs but they keep getting other perks and allowances in different forms taking their gross pay to Rs 2 lakhs per month. 


RBI Grade B Admit Card 2023 – Download Link

RBI Grade B 2023 admit cards for the online exam of Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be out on the official website of RBI at least 10 to15 days before the date of the exam. Candidates will have to visit the official RBI website for downloading call letters for RBI Grade B online examination. Intimation for downloading call letters will also be sent through email/SMS.

The candidate is required to use:

(i) Registration Number/Roll Number, 

(ii) Password/Date of Birth for downloading the call letter.

Here is the direct link to download your admit cards for RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam.

Important Dates

Commencement of Call letter DownloadTentatively in April 2023
Closure of Call letter DownloadTentatively in April 2023

RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Analysis

Read the detailed exam analysis by our regulatory bodies’ exams expert Riti Maám for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 here in this blog. You will also find the memory-based questions here for your reference.


RBI Grade B Exam Cut Offs – Complete Details

Year-Wise Cut Off Marks Comparison for General/UR Category

For Phase 1 Exam
Section2022202120192018201720162015
General Awareness
(Max. Marks = 80)
1216202016.52020
Reasoning
(Max. Marks = 60)
9121515111515
English Language
(Max. Marks = 30)
4.567.57.56.757.57.5
Quantitative Aptitude
(Max. Marks = 30)
4.567.57.547.57.5
Phase 1 Cut-Off Marks
(Max. Marks = 200)
63.7566.75122105.757898.5088.50

For Phase 2 and Interview
Recruitment Stage202120192018201720162015
Aggregate Cut–Off Marks in Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 (Out of 300)187.75193.25201.25196.75176.75197
Aggregate Marks in Written Examination (Paper- 1, 2 and 3) and Interview were taken together (Out of 375)252.25238.25248.5245.75225.50244

You can refer to the RBI Grade B previous year’s cut-off marks for a detailed overview.


RBI Grade B Exam – Complete Details

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question. Will there be RBI Grade B exam in 2023?

Answer: The RBI Grade B notification for the year 2023 is expected to be out in the month of February or March 2023 on the official website of RBI. The online registrations might start in the month of March 2023. The 2023 Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam tentatively/expectedly might get conducted in the month of April 2023 and May 2023 respectively.

Question. Is RBI Grade B exam held every year?

Answer: Yes, the RBI Grade B exam is conducted every year to recruit officers into the Reserve Bank. However, due to the pandemic, it wasn’t conducted during the year 2020.

Question. How many times can I attempt RBI Grade B exam?

Answer: If you are a general category candidate, you have 6 attempts, whereas there is no bar on the number of attempts for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. By 6 attempts, it means you should have taken the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 6 times. If you have already taken the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 6 times, then you are not eligible to apply.

Question. Is there any negative marking in RBI Grade B exam?


Answer: Yes, there is a negative marking in Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B exam. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in RBI Grade B Phase 1.

Question. Does RBI Grade B exam happens every year?

Answer: Yes. The RBI Grade B exam happens every year barring a few years. It was conducted in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. The RBI Grade B exam was not conducted in the year 2020. The RBI Grade B 2022 notification got out on the 28th of March 2022.

Question. What is the Application Fee for RBI Grade B 2022 Exam?

Answer: The application fee for the RBI Grade B is as follows:
For GEN/OBC/EWSs – Rs 850
For SC/ST/PwBD – Rs 100
For RBI Staff – Nil.
There is no application fee for the RBI staff.

Question. How is Oliveboard's Course for RBI Grade B exam preparation?

Oliveboard’s RBI Grade B online course is at present the best course for your preparation.
The course is curated by Riti Maám and this course covers all your preparation needs:
1. ESI & FM Video Lessons,
2. LIVE Revision Classes,
3. Descriptive Mock Tests with Expert Evaluation,
4. ESI & FM Topic Tests,
5. Descriptive Ans-Writing Platform,
6. ESI & FM Study Notes,
7. Current Affairs Capsules,
8. Descriptive English Preparation,
9. Model Descriptive Answers,
10. Objective Mock Tests,
11. Interview Preparation and much more.
Toppers have trusted and so can you!

Question. Do I need a minimum of 60% criteria in my 10th and 12th class in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam?

Answer: No, your 10th and 12th class/standard marks/percentage do not matter. You will need a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of 55% percentage in your Post Graduation if you are a postgraduate (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants).

Question. Are the RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 Admit Cards/Call Letters Out?

Answer: Yes, the call letters for RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam are out on the RBI website along with the information handout. Check the RBI website to download these.


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