RBI Grade B Selection Process 2023, Check Phase 1,2 & Interview!!

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RBI Grade B is one of the widely known exams and all those aspirants who want to crack this exam will have to go through the complete RBI Grade B Selection Process 2023. It consists of three stages and the candidates who will clear all three stages will finally get a posting in the Reserve Bank of India. Check out the below-mentioned points on RBI Grade B Selection Process to understand it in a better way.

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  • Out of the 3 stages in the selection process, the first two stages are online. The third stage will be offline as it is an Interview round.
  • Phase 1 of the selection process will not be considered while constituting the final result which means that Phase 1 is qualifying in nature. The final selection will be done on the basis of mains and interviews.
  • The RBI Grade B Selection Process 2023 consists of three stages which are Phase 1 (Prelims Exam), Phase 2 (Mains Exam), and Phase 3 (Interview).

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RBI Grade B Selection Process & Its Stages 2023

Every year RBI releases vacancies for this post. Out of lakhs of students, RBI chooses the most efficient and effective candidates and for the same, it conducts a three-tiered selection process. To sit for this exam, you need to fulfill RBI Grade B Eligibility. Also, note that without fulfilling all the needs of the eligibility, you won’t be able to sit for the exam as you may be rejected at any stage of the selection process. Let us move on to the stages in RBI Grade B Selection Process 2023.

  • Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam): Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B Exam consists of 4 subjects. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and English. A total of 200 questions will be asked for 200 marks. The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes. Also, note that there is sectional timing. As far as the marking scheme is concerned, 1/4 of the assigned question will be deducted as negative marking.
  • Phase 2 (Mains Exam): Phase 2 is further divided into three papers. Paper 1 & Paper 3 will be a mix of objective and descriptive papers whereas Paper 2 will be completely descriptive. This stage will be taken into consideration while creating the final result.
  • Phase 3 (Interview): This is the final stage of the RBI Grade B Selection Process. The interview stage consists of 75 marks. For this stage, the marks of all three papers of Phase 2 will be taken into consideration.

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RBI Grade B Phase 1 Selection Process 2023

Well, we have understood the basic things about Phase 1 in the above paragraphs. Now, let us understand the distribution of the questions, marks, and timings. Check out the below-given table for the same. Also note, Phase 1 is only qualifying in nature.

SectionsTotal QuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning606045 minutes
General Awareness808025 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
Total200200120 minutes

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RBI Grade B Phase 2 Selection Process 2023

This is one of the crucial stages of the RBI Grade B Exam as you need to score as high as you can. This is because the higher your score, the greater your chances to get into the final merit list after performing well in Interview. Let us understand the pattern for the mains exam below.

For the General Posts

PapersType of testTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1 โ€“ 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 โ€“ English (Writing Skills)Descriptive Test100 marks90 mins
Paper 3 โ€“ 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)

Only those aspirants who clear Phase 2 will be able to appear in the Interview. The interview will be conducted for a total of 75 marks and the candidates are allowed to opt for either language (Hindi or English). Securing good marks in the Interview will increase your chances of appearing in the final merit list.

RBI Grade B Final Selection 2023

Well, as discussed above, the RBI Grade B Final Selection will be based on Phase 2 (Paper 1+2+3) and Interview.


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RBI Grade B Selection Process FAQs

Q. What is the process of selection for the RBI Grade B Exam?

A. The process of selection includes Phase 1 (Prelims), Phase 2 (Mains), and Phase 3 (Interview).

Q. How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B Selection Process?

A. For the General Category, the number of attempts is 6.

Q. How long is RBI Grade B Selection Process 2023?

A. Well, you will have to go through the three-tiered processes. Beginning from the notification to be out to the final result, it is expected to be completed in 9-11 months.

Q. What is the Interview Process for RBI Grade B?

A. The interview will be conducted for a total of 75 marks. The candidates who will clear phase 2 will appear in the interview round.

Q. Does RBI Grade B Exam have negative markings?

A. Yes, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as negative markings in Phase 1.


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