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About RBI Grade B 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India's central banking institution, was established in the year 1935. Though formerly privately owned, since nationalization in 1945, RBI is wholly owned by the Government of India.

RBI conducts the RBI Grade B examination to recruit Grade B Officers in RBI. Grade B Officers are responsible for currency issue and circulation, maintaining financial stability and managing government accounts.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern

Following is the exam pattern of RBI Grade B:

RBI Grade B 2019 Prelims Exam

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Awareness808025 minutes
Reasoning606045 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
Total200200120 minutes

RBI Grade B 2019 Mains Exam

Section Type Duration Maximum Marks
Economics and Social IssuesObjective online90 minutes100
English (Writing Skills)Descriptive online (to be typed)90 minutes100
Finance and ManagementObjective online90 minutes100

Personal Interview

The Interview round is conducted by a panel of RBI officers. The topic of discussion revolves around the economy, the Government, the nation, and banking sector. Total marks allotted to the final round are 50.

Please note that candidates need to score the minimum cut-off mark in each section of the paper to qualify for the next round.

RBI Grade B 2019 Notification

The official notification for RBI Grade B 2019 was released in the month of September this year. Every year the Reserve Bank of India notifies about the vacancies for Direct Recruitment for the Posts of Officer in Grade B (DR) (GENERAL), Officers in Grade B (DR) (DEPR) and Officers in Grade B (DR) (DSIM).

RBI Grade B 2019 Important Dates

Check the important dates for RBI Grade B Exam 2019

Stages Exam Dates
Online Registrations Begins 21 Sept,2019
Online Registrations Ends 11 Oct 2019
RBI Grade B Phase 1 9 Nov 2019
RBI Grade B Phase 2 1 Dec 2019

RBI Grade B 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS Clerk should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by IBPS in their advertisement.

The eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk 2019 is as follows

Age Criteria

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of May, 2019 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd May, 1990 and not later than 1st May, 1999. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • Ex-employees of banking institutions: 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

For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years.

Educational Qualifications

Officers in RBI Grade B (DR) - (General)

  • A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years

RBI Grade B 2019 Vacancy - Details

A total of 199 Vacancies have been declared for RBI grade B 2019 Recruitment-:

  • Grade B officer (General) – 156 Vacancies
  • Grade B officers (DSIM) – 23 Vacancies
  • Grade B officers (DEPR) – 20 Vacancies
Post Unreserved i.e., General (GEN/UR) Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) Other Backward Classes (OBC) EWS TOTAL
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General6525114015156
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR9315220
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM11244223

RBI Grade B 2019 Application Process

The application form has five sections. Filling up the RBI Grade B officer application form involves the following steps-

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • Visit RBI official page and click on the notification that says ‘RBI Grade B Officer Application Form released’. You will be redirected to a new page for online registration. Select ‘Click here for New Registration’. To register, the candidate needs to fill in basic details- name, address, age, contact number and email id etc. After you have entered all the details click on ‘Save and Next’. After the completion of 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.
  • The next step is to upload the photograph and signature (as specified below).
  • Upload a recent passport-sized, scanned photograph, preferably clicked against a white background. The photograph should be in JPEG format, size 20-50KB, dimension 200×230. The signature should be in JPEG format, size 10-20KB, dimension 140×60. Applicants should use a black pen to sign on a white paper.
  • Next, the candidate has to enter details of his/her educational background- qualifications (High school/Graduation etc), marks/grade (as per the marksheet), and work experience (if any).
  • The next step is to validate all the information/details uploaded in the form. Candidates are required to carefully preview the application form and check for any error. This is crucial because you will not be allowed to make further changes once you click on the ‘Save’ button.
  • The final step is the 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 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 2018 admit cards/hall tickets 10 days prior to the scheduled Preliminary exam date.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • Rs850-/ General/OBC
  • Rs 100-/ SC/ST/PWD

RBI Grade B Admit Card

Candidates will have to visit the official RBI website for downloading call letters for RBI Grade B 2019 online examination. Intimation for downloading call letter 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.

RBI Grade B Cutoffs

The RBI Grade B 2018 Phase 1 Cutoffs are given below, you can refer it to get an idea:-

Category General Awareness Reasoning English Language Quantitative Aptitude Total Score

The RBI Grade B Phase 2 Cutoff Scores

Recruitment Stage GENERAL OBC SC ST PWBD
Aggregate Cut off Marks in Paper- I, Paper-II and Paper- III in Written Examination for Shortlisting the Candidates for Interview. (Out of Total 300 Marks)201.25186.25180.25180.25180.25
Aggregate Marks in Written Examination (Paper- I, II And III) and Interview taken together (Out of Total 350 Marks) obtained by The last recommended candidate248.5235.5221.25219.5Gen-235.50

Refer to the blog here for complete list of cut off marks from 2015 to 2018.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019

RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus 2019

Quantitative Aptitude

ta Interpretation, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Data Sufficiency, Problems on Ages, Partnerships, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Mixtures & Alligation, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time, Speed & Distance


Seating Arrangement, Syllogisms, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/OrderAlphabet Test, Coded Inequalities, Puzzles, Logical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Data Sufficiency.

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Improvement, Phrase Replacement, Antonyms Synonyms, Idioms and Phrases, One-Word Substitution.

General Awareness

Banking and Financial Awareness, Static General Knowledge, Current Affairs

Economic and Social Issues

Growth and Development, Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India, Sustainable Development and Environmental issues, Economic Reforms in India, Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Role of Economic Planning, Globalization, Opening up of the Indian Economy, Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy, International Economic Institutions, IMF and World Bank, WTO, Regional Economic Cooperation, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Gender Issues, Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged, Social Movements, Indian Political System, Human Development, Social Sectors in India, Health and Education

Finance and Management

Financial System

Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions, and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB

Financial Markets

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

General Topics

Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap, Changing Landscape of Banking Sector, Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments, Financial Inclusion- use of technology, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership, Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector, The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components, and trends

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