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RBI Grade B Learn



  • Notes:
  • Detailed notes for each chapter of ESI, Finance & Management
  • Monthly Current Affairs Capsule especially crafted for RBI Grade B 2020 (Phase 2)
  • BOLT Magazine for Phase 1 GA
  • Coverage of important RBI Notifications - monthly capsules
  • Complete Coverage of Current Affairs - Union Budget, Economic Survey, Census, SECC, Important Reports
  • Complete Coverage of Government Schemes
  • List of Important Topics for Essays for Descriptive English (Phase 2)
  • Tests:
  • 10 Full Length Mock Tests for Phase 1
  • 20 Full Length Mock Tests for Phase 2 (10 - ESI & 10 - FM)
  • 60 Sectional Tests for Phase 1
  • 90+ Topic Tests for Phase 1
  • Validity: End of Phase 2 Exams

RBI Grade B Complete



  • Video Lessons:
  • Recorded Classes on each chapter of ESI, Finance & Management
  • Revision Live Classes on important topics of ESI, Finance & Management
  • Live Classes on Descriptive English Paper
  • Live Classes on Important Current Affairs Topics for Phase 2
  • Recorded Lessons for Phase 1 Sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & English
  • Exam Strategy Sessions
  • Past Year Exam Analysis Sessions
  • Live Practice Sessions on important topics of Phase 2
  • Notes:
  • Detailed notes for each chapter of ESI, Finance & Management
  • Topic-wise Tests for each chapter of ESI, Finance & Management (1 Markers & 2 Markers)
  • Monthly Current Affairs Capsule especially crafted for RBI Grade B 2020 (Phase 2)
  • BOLT Magazine for Phase 1 GA
  • Coverage of important RBI Notifications - monthly capsules
  • Complete Coverage of Current Affairs - Union Budget, Economic Survey, Census, SECC, Important Reports
  • Complete Coverage of Government Schemes
  • List of Important Topics for Essays for Descriptive English (Phase 2)
  • Tests:
  • 10 Full Length Mock Tests for Phase 1
  • 20 Full Length Mock Tests for Phase 2 (10 - ESI & 10 - FM)
  • 60 Sectional Tests for Phase 1
  • 90+ Topic Tests for Phase 1
  • Validity: End of Phase 2 Exams

Complete Bank, Insurance, SSC & Railways 2020




  • Validity: January 31st, 2021
  • Includes 1000+ tests
  • All Mock Tests for IBPS, SBI, RBI, Insurance & Other Bank exams
  • All Mock Tests for SSC & Railways Exams
  • 200+ OliveBoard Concept Videos
  • 99 Topic Tests
  • 60 Sectional Tests for Banking & Insurance
  • 60 Sectional Tests for SSC & Railways
  • New Pattern English Tests
  • High Level Reasoning Tests
  • GK Tests
  • - Includes RBI Grade B & SEBI Tests
  • Does not Include study material for RBI, NABARD and SEBI
  • *All mocks will be updated after Official Notification

About RBI Grade B Recruitment

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 Exam Pattern

Following is the exam pattern of RBI Grade B:

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Awareness808025 minutes
Reasoning606045 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
Total200200120 minutes

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

SectionTypeDurationMaximum 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.
You can read more details about RBI Grade B Exam Pattern in our blog

RBI Grade B Notification

The official notification for RBI Grade B 2019 was released in the month of September 2019. 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 Exam Dates

The important exam dates for RBI Grade B Recruitment are released along with the notification. You can have a look at the important dates for RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Recruitment in the following table:

StagesExam Dates
Online Registrations Begins21 Sept,2019
Online Registrations Ends11 Oct 2019
RBI Grade B Phase 19 Nov 2019
RBI Grade B Phase 21 Dec 2019

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

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

The eligibility criteria for RBI Grade B Recruitment is as follows

Age Criteria

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years
    Maximum Age: 30 years

(For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.)

  • Category-wise Age relaxations:
  • 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 Vacancy - Details

A total of 199 Vacancies were declared for RBI grade B 2019 Recruitment. the details are as follows -:

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

RBI Grade B 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

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

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

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

Step to Apply for RBI Grade B Exam

  • Step 1: Visit 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 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.
  • 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 marksheet), 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 error. This is crucial because you will not be allowed to make further changes once you click on the Step 8: Click on ‘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 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.

RBI Grade B Admit Card

Candidates will have to visit the official RBI website for downloading call letters for RBI Grade B 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.

You can download & read more about RBI Grade B Admit Card in our blog

RBI Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus

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

Read the detailed analysis of all important topics from RBI Grade Syllabus in our blog

RBI Grade B Mock Test Series

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RBI Grade B Mock Tests: FAQs

Q. How many RBI Grade B Phase 1 Mock Tests are provided by Oliveboard?

A. Oliveboard provides 10 RBI Grade B Phase 1 Mock Tests. Solving these mock tests and analyzing your performance after each mock test is the best way to clear the RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam.

Q. How many RBI Grade B Phase 2 Mock Tests are provided by Oliveboard?

A. Oliveboard provides 20 RBI Grade B Phase 2 Mock Tests - 10 ESI Mock Tests & 10 F&M Mock Tests. Along with these, you can also solve Special High level Reasoning Mock Tests, High level DI Mock Tests, 100+ Sectional & Topic Tests, etc.

Q. Can Oliveboard’s RBI Grade B Mock Tests help me clear the exam?

A. Yes. Oliveboard’s RBI Grade B Mock tests are prepared by experts & Toppers. They are based on the latest exam pattern. Practising these mock tests gives you a definite edge over your competitors. Also the Advanced Analytics provided by Oliveboard after each mock test helps you understand your performance in the most comprehensive manner. This helps you improve your performance after each mock test.

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A. Oliveboard provides RBI Grade B Mock tests in 2 Languages - English & Hindi. The solutions for all questions are also available in both languages.

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A. Yes, all the Oliveboard mock tests for RBI Grade B Exam are available on our mobile app (android) as well where you can attempt them. You can also access these mock tests through our mobile website.

RBI Grade B Online Classes

RBI Grade B Cracker is an online course designed to cover the complete syllabus for the 3 important subjects: GA for Phase 1 and ESI + F&M for Phase 2 exam. It also includes tests & Live Strategy Sessions for English, Quant & Reasoning for Phase 1. This course aims to complete your preparation in time for the release of the official notification.

Course Features for Phase 2:

- Weekly Live Classes for ESI, and F&M

- 50+ Video Lectures for ESI and F&M

- Live Practice Sessions

- Special Live Classes on Exam Pattern & Strategy

- Class and Tips for Descriptive Writing

Course Features for Phase 1

- Weekly Live Classes for GK

- Special Live Classes on Exam Pattern & Strategy for Quant, Reasoning and English.


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