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RBI Grade B 2022 - Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Online Preparation - Oliveboard

About the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country's central bank, was established in 1935. Although it was formerly privately owned, since its nationalization in 1949, the RBI is wholly owned by the Government of India. It is responsible for currency issuance and circulation, maintaining financial stability, and managing government accounts.  

7 Major Functions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  1. The sole issuer of all currency notes except one rupee note
  2. Banker to the Government
  3. Custodian of cash reserves of commercial banks
  4. Custodian of the country's foreign currency reserves
  5. Lender of last resort
  6. Central Clearance and accounts settlement
  7. Controller of credit

About RBI Grade B Exam

In light of what RBI stands for, if you wish to work for it, the RBI Grade B 2022 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 Exam Overview

As the RBI Grade B notification for the year 2022 is out on the official website of RBI, we would help you get a brief overview of what all the RBI Grade B 2022 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 2022
Exam Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India 
Exam CategoryRegulatory Body Exam
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline
Vacancies for Grade B Officers (DR) for Generalist Post238
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 Attempts

6 for a General Category Candidate

(If you have attempted the Phase 1 exam 6 times, then you are not eligible.)

Online Registration Start Date28 March 2022
Last Date to Apply 18th of April 2022 till 6 PM
Phase 1 Exam Date for Grade B (DR) General28 May 2022
Phase 2 Exam Date for Grade B (DR) General25 June 2022
Eligibility - Age Limit 

21 to 30 Years as of 1st January 2022 

(Candidate should not have been born before 2nd Jan 1992 and not after 1st Jan 2001.

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 Fee Rs 850 for General Category Candidate

This was a brief overview of the RBI Grade B 2022 exam. You should definitely take a look at our comprehensive courses for your RBI Grade B preparation in 2022. 

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Note: We will update the RBI Grade B 2023 course material with the latest current affairs. 

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Phase 1 - 28 May 2022, Phase 2 - 25 June 2022

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FAQs

Q. What is the selection procedure followed for RBI Grade B exam?

A. The RBI Grade B exam is conducted in three stages: Phase I (Prelims), Phase 2 (Mains), and the Interview round.

Q. What is the minimum qualification required for RBI Grade B? +

A. 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).

Q. What is the age criteria for RBI Grade B? +

A. 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. Your birth date should not be after 1st January 2001.

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. As per the RBI Grade B 2022 notification pdf, your birth date should not be prior to 2nd January 1992.

(The candidate should not have been born before 2nd Jan 1992 and not after 1st Jan 2001.)

Q. What are the RBI Grade B exam dates? +

A. RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam for the Generalist post is scheduled on the 28th of May 2022 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 is scheduled on the 25th of June 2022.

Q. Will there be RBI Grade B exam in 2022? +

A. Yes, the RBI Grade B exam is being conducted in 2022. RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is scheduled on the 28th of May 2022 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 is scheduled on the 25th of June 2022. The detailed notification got out on the 28th of March 2022.

Q. Can final year students apply for RBI Grade B exam 2022? +

A. No, the final year students cannot apply for the RBI Grade B exam. You need to complete your graduation and get a degree certificate in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam. For RBI Grade B 2022, as of the 1st of January 2022, you should hold the minimum education criteria given in the notification.

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

A. 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.

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

A. Yes, there is 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.

Q. Does RBI Grade B exam happens every year? +

A. 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, 2021. RBI Grade B exam was not conducted in the year 2020. The RBI Grade B 2022 notification got out on the 28th March 2022.

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

A. 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.

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

A. 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:
ESI & FM Video Lessons, LIVE Revision Classes, Descriptive Mock Tests with Expert Evaluation, ESI & FM Topic Tests, Descriptive Ans-Writing Platform, ESI & FM Study Notes, Current Affairs Capsules, Descriptive English Preparation, Model Descriptive Answers, Objective Mock Tests, Interview Preparation and much more.
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Q. Do I need a minimum of 60% criteria in my 10th and 12th class in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam? +

A. 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).

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

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

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