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RBI Grade B 2019 Notification: Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Salary

The RBI Grade B 2019 Notification will soon be released by the RBI for recruiting the candidates for the RBI Grade B post. Until then, know the complete details of RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form, Eligibility, Age limit, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Salary, Job Profile, Tips and cut off here!

Jun 15, 2019 10:20 IST
    RBI Grade B 2019
    RBI Grade B 2019

    RBI Grade B 2019 Notification: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon be releasing the RBI Grade B 2019 recruitment notification for the selection of Officers in Grade B. The information regarding the beginning & closing of registration process, release of admit card, exam dates and schedule will be revealed along with the notification. In 2018, RBI Grade B recruitment was held to fill in 166 vacancies and the RBI Grade B 2018 result was released in February 2019.

    RBI Grade B Officer Recruitment is generally conducted annually by the RBI and lakhs of students take down the examination. This year as well, the RBI Grade B notification will be released for posts of Officers in General, DEPR, and DSIM categories.

    Important dates of the RBI Grade B 2019 recruitment


    Date (Tentative)

    Release of RBI Grade B 2019 Recruitment Notification

    Will be released soon

    Start Date of Online Registration

    Will be released soon

    Last Date of Online Registration

    Will be released soon

    Release of RBI Grade B 2019 Admit Card

    Will be released soon

    Exam Date of RBI Grade B Phase-I

    Will be released soon

    Result Date of Phase-I

    Will be released soon

    Exam Date of RBI Grade B Phase-II

    Will be released soon

    Result Date of Phase-II

    Will be released soon

    RBI Grade B Interview

    Will be released soon

    Result Declaration

    Will be released soon

    RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form

    The registration for RBI Grade B 2019 recruitment will begin once the RBI releases the notification. The registration will be done online on the official website of RBI - www.rbi.org.in. For registration, candidates need to fill the RBI Grade B application form by paying a certain fee. The RBI Grade B 2019 application fee will vary from category to category.

    RBI Grade B 2019 Admit Card

    Candidates who have applied for the examination and who fulfill the eligibility criterion and educational qualifications will be eligible to download the admit card. The RBI Grade B admit card is generally released 15 days prior to the examination.

    RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern (Officer Post)

    The RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern will be same as that of the 2018. Candidates need to clear all these three phases to become RBI Grade B officer.

    RBI Grade B Phase I

    RBI Grade B Phase II

    RBI Grade B Interview

    Phase I Exam Pattern

    The RBI Grade B Phase I is an online examination that comprises a single Paper of 200 marks. The syllabus of Phase I would include:


    No. of Questions



    General Awareness



    2 Hours



    English Language


    Quantitative Aptitude


    Reasoning Ability


    Phase II Exam Pattern

    Candidates who qualify the Phase-I examination will be shortlisted for Phase-II. The RBI Grade B Phase I Result is tentatively announced within a week of Phase-I examination. The Phase-II examination is held in shifts and separate Admission Letters are issued for each shift. The RBI Grade B Syllabus of Phase II would include:



    Time  (Minutes)


    Paper-I: Economic & Social Issues




    Paper II: English (Writing Skills)




    Paper-III: Finance and Management




    RBI Grade B Interview

    Candidates who qualify both the phases with minimum aggregate cut off marks are shortlisted for the RBI Grade B Interview. The minimum aggregate cut off marks are decided by the RBI Recruitment Board considering the number of vacancies. The Interview round of the RBI Grade B exam is of 50 marks.

    The shortlisted candidates get to know about their selection on the RBI website. The candidates’ names and Roll Numbers are published on the RBI website and interview call letters are sent on the registered email IDs of the candidates.

    Exam Syllabus

    RBI Grade B Phase I Syllabus

    General Awareness



    Banking Awareness

    MICR, IFSC code, Clean Notes policy, Fake notes, ATM, NEFT, RTGS,  Kisan credit card, RBI functioning, Organizational structure of RBI, RBI intervention on currencies, RBI Committees, CBS, ECS, SWIFT, BankNET, Digital Signatures, Bank guarantee, Letter of Credit, Bancassurance, Banking Awareness for RBI


    Banking structure of India, RBI, NABARD, Banking Ombudsman, SIDBI, EXIM Bank, Cooperative Banks, CIBIL Planning Commission, 5 year plans, Finance Commission, CRISIL, LIC, Bretton Woods, BASEL, World Bank, IBRD, IMF, SENSEX, NIFTY, Moody, S&P, Fitch

    Year book

    Acts, committees, legislation, Bank mergers, Information Technology Act, SARFAESI Act, FEMA & FERA, Tarapore Committee, Narsimhan Committees, FRBM Act, Budget Highlights, Tax ceilings, Deductions, Foreign Direct Investment, Policy changes

    Current Affairs

    To prepare current affairs, read Pratiyogita Darpan, Chronicle, & Wizard competitive magazines, The Hindu, Economic Times & Live Mint newspapers, know about International Affairs, Indian Economy, Indian Polity

    Static GK

    GDP, GNP, Purchasing Power Parity, Human Development Index, Inflation, Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR), Cash Reserve Ratio, Repo rate, Reverse Repo, Bank rate, Marginal Standing Facility (MSF), Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF), Priority Sector Lending, Non Performing Assets (NPA), Capital Adequacy Ratio, Derivatives, Futures, Currency of India, VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST)

    English Language

    Quantitative Aptitude

    Reasoning Ability

    Reading Comprehension

    Sentence Completion

    Sentence Correction

    Double Fillers

    Phrase/Word Replacement


    Error Spotting

    Passage Making

    Sentence Framing

    Jumble Words

    Data Interpretation

    Ratio and Proportion


    Time and Work

    Speed, Distance and Time

    Mixture and Allegations


    Permutation and Combination


    Time, Speed and Distance


    Profit, Loss and Discount

    Quadratic Equation

    Simple Interest & Compound Interest

    Logical Reasoning

    Seating arrangement

    Data Sufficiency

    Alphanumeric Series





    Input - Output

    Blood Relation


    Direction and Sense


    RBI Grade B 2019 Cut off

    The RBI Grade B 2019 cut off will be released after each phase of examination. Candidates can evaluate themselves by matching their scores with the cut off list released by the RBI.

    RBI Grade B 2019 Age Limit

    • The Minimum age limit to apply for RBI Grade B 2019 exam is 21 years.
    • The Maximum age limit for General category candidates is 30 years.

    There is relaxation of Maximum age limit for RBI Grade B 2019 exam for different categories:


    Age Relaxation


    5 Years


    3 Years

    PwD (General)

    10 Years

    PwD (OBC)

    13 years

    PwD (SC/ ST)

    15 years

    Divorced Women & Widows

    10 Years

    Jammu and Kashmir residents (Between January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989)

    5 Years


    To the extent of service provided by them to Armed Forces + 3 years additional (Up to 50 Years of age)

    RBI Grade B: Key points to note

    Candidates need to qualify sectional as well as overall cut off in every phase of RBI Grade B exam.

    RBI Grade B Phase-I is just qualifying in nature.

    There is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every attempted wrong answer.

    General category candidates can attempt the exam 6 times, while SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories can attempt for innumerable times.

    Candidates with minimum age of 21 years can apply RBI Grade B exam.

    Tips to clear RBI Grade B 2019 examination

    Read regularly:
    Candidates must read newspapers and magazines daily to be acquainted with latest updates and Current Affairs.

    Take Mock Tests:
    Undertaking mock tests is the perfect way to sharpen the skills. Timed quizzes and mock tests help one to strengthen his or her knowledge. It is a better way to fine learning.

    Revise, Rework, Recover: The best mantra to improvise and perform well is 3Rs – Revise, rework, recover. Revision will let you know about your weak points and will motivate you to rework on the same topic thoroughly, which will ultimately enable you to recover from the weak spot.

    Work on speed: Knowledge and learning go in vain if there is no speed. Attempting RBI Grade B 2019 examination would require intelligent hard work of speed, accuracy and knowledge. So, work on your speed!

    Follow these tips and ace the RBI Grade B exam!


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