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RBI Grade B Exam Cut Offs - Complete Details

The cutoff score of RBI Grade B is the minimum score that the candidates need to score at the sectional as well as the overall exam level, in order to qualify for the exam and to be eligible for the main phase. The official notification for RBI Grade B 2022 is released on the 28th of March 2022 with a total of 238 vacancies. 

The official notification for 2021 was released on 28th January 2021. Getting an idea of the previous year's cut-offs will help the candidates in setting an appropriate target for the upcoming exam.

RBI Grade B Previous Years Cut Off Marks

RBI Grade B job is regarded as one of the most prestigious jobs in the banking sector and therefore the level of competition for this position is considerably high. Getting an idea about the cut-offs from the previous year's exams will help students in setting a target so as to crack the RBI Grade B Exam with flying colours.

RBI Grade B Cut off Marks Comparison for Phase 1 Exam

Section202120192018201720162015
General Awareness
(Max. Marks = 80)
16202016.52020
Reasoning
(Max. Marks = 60)
121515111515
English Language
(Max. Marks = 30)
67.57.56.757.57.5
Quantitative Aptitude
(Max. Marks = 30)
67.57.547.57.5
Phase 1 Cut Off Marks
(Max. Marks = 200)
66.75122105.757898.5088.50

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks Comparison 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 was taken together

(Out of 375)

252.25238.25248.5245.75225.50244

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 1 Cut Off

SectionsUR EWSOBCSCSTPwBD
General Awareness16.0016.0012.0010.2510.2510.25
Reasoning12.0012.009.007.757.757.75
English Language6.006.004.503.753.753.75
Quantitative Aptitude6.006.004.503.753.753.75
Cut Off Score/ Aggregate66.7566.7563.7553.5052.7552.75

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 2 & Final Cut Off Marks

Cut-Off Marks Decided by the Board at Various Stages of the Recruitment Process:
Recruitment StageCategory & Cut Off Marks
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD

Aggregate Cut–Off Marks in Paper 1, Paper 2and Paper 3 taken together in Written Examination for Shortlisting the Candidates for Interview 

(Out of a total of 300 marks).

187.75187.75167.5166.75187.75166.75(HI, LD, MD)
169.75(VI)

Aggregate Marks in Written Examination (Paper- 1, 2 and 3) and Interview was taken together 

(Out of a total of 375 marks) Obtained by the last Recommended Candidate 

252.25241.25212.25205.25218.25Gen - 226
OBC - 223.75

RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 1 Cut Off

SectionCategory & Cut off Marks
 GENERAL/UREWSOBCSCSTPwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
General Awareness (Maximum Marks = 80)20.0020.0016.0014.2514.2514.25
Reasoning (Maximum Marks = 60)15.0015.0012.0010.7510.7510.75
English Language (Maximum Marks = 30)7.507.506.005.255.255.25
Quantitative Aptitude (Maximum Marks = 30)7.507.506.005.255.255.25
Total Score/Aggregate (Maximum Marks = 200)122.00122.00115.50108.00108.00108.00

Note: There was no RBI Grade B exam in the year 2020.

RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 2 and Interview Cut Off

For General Posts

Sections/ PapersCategory & Cut off Marks
 GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD

Cut off Marks For Paper I, II and III 

(Out of a total of 300 marks)

193.25188172.25172.25193.25172.25(HI.LD,MD) 176.75 (VI)
Cut off Marks for Paper I, II, II and Interview (Out of a total of 350 marks)238.25215.50206.50194197

GEN – 215.75 

OBC – 194.75

You can refer to the RBI Grade B previous year's cut off marks in detail here. 

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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? +

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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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