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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2024- Phase Wise Pattern

Last updated on 21-May-2024

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2024

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern consists of 4 subjects i.e. Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English were the total questions, duration and marks vary subject wise for the Phase 1 exam. The RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Phase 2 consists of three different papers. Paper 1 is for Economic & Social Issues (ESI), Paper 2 is for English (Writing Skills) & Paper 3 is for General & Finance Management.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Phase 1

The RBI Grade B Prelims exam consists of 4 sections: Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. The detailed exam pattern in a tabular format is presented below along with the duration:

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

There will be a 1/4th negative marking for each question. Candidates, who will secure minimum marks separately for each test as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase 2 of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase 1.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Phase 2

The RBI Grade B Mains exam consists of three papers: Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Papers 1 and 3 are a combination of both objective and descriptive questions, while Paper 2 is a completely descriptive paper. The detailed format is presented below in a tabular format.

PapersType of TestTotal MarksDuration
Paper I - 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-II - English (Writing Skills)Descriptive Test100 marks90 mins
Paper III - General 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 mins

For both Paper I and III, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each).

Important Notes for RBI Grade B Exam Pattern: 

  • In the case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each). In case, the candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, the first 4 shall be evaluated.
  • All question papers (in both Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

Download RBI Grade B 2024 : The Complete Guide Here

RBI Grade B Interview - Phase 3

Those who have cleared the Mains of the RBI Grade B will be called for an Interview which carries 75 marks. The final selection is based on the marks obtained on the Mains (Phase 2) and Interview.

 

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. Will there be RBI Grade B exam in 2024? +

A. Yes, the RBI Grade B exam will be conducted in 2024.

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. What is the Application Fee for RBI Grade B 2024 Exam? +

Expected Application fee for the RBI Grade B is as follows:
For GEN/OBC/EWSs - Rs 850 + 18% GST
For SC/ST/PwBD - Rs 100 + 18% GST
For RBI Staff - Nil.
There will be 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.
Toppers have trusted and so can you!

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).

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