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RBI Officer Grade B Exam

The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) conducts exam for selecting students on the Officer level of Grade B. This is conducted on an all India level. The application form for RBI Officer Grade B 2017 Exam has been released. There are total number of 161 vacancies. The gross salary offered to selected officers of grade B is Rs. 54970. This exam is conducted online. Those candidates who want to appear for this exam can check about the exam on the official website of the RBI.

In order to know more about the exam, read below -


Eligibility for RBI Officer Exam (Grade B)

Educational qualification

  • A candidate belonging to general category should have scored a minimum aggregate marks of 60% in his or her graduating years. In addition he or she should have scored 60% marks in the class 10th and class 12th also.
  • Those candidate who belong to the reserved category of scheduled caste Scheduled tribe or PwD should have scored a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in class 10th, class 12th and graduation.

Number of attempts

For general candidates the maximum number of attempts for the exam is 6.

For reserved category candidate there is no restriction upon the number of attempts to be made by them till the attainment of their upper age limit.

Age limit

The minimum age limit for the exam is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years for the general category candidates. For reserved category candidates there will be provision of age relaxation.


RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) Admission Process

Candidates can get application form on the official website of the RBI. The application form can be filled only online. There is no any other mode to fill the application form. Candidates should check the ‘how to apply section’ of the application form before filling it. They should fill all the necessary columns of it. It should be noted that it is important to fill all the required columns of the application form, otherwise application form might get rejected.

Application Fee

The application fee for the general and OBC candidate is Rs. 850. It is Rs.100 only for SC/ST or PwD category of candidates. There will be no fee for the staff of RBI.

Mode of payment of application fee

The application fee can be paid only through the online mode. It can be paid either through net banking or through credit or debit card.


RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) Pattern (Syllabus)

Exam Pattern For RBI Officer Grade B 2017 Exam

There are three stages in this examination. In the first stage written examination is held in which there are objective type questions of 200 marks. Those candidates who qualify the Phase 1 of written examination are called to take up the Phase 2 of the written examination. In the Phase 2 of the written examination there are objective and descriptive type questions for 300 marks. Those candidate who qualifies the phase 2 of the written examination are further called for the interview which is of 50 marks.

Exam pattern of written Phase 1 -

  • Phase 1 of written examination will be conducted online.
  • It will have objective type questions.
  • The duration of exam is 2 hours.
  • The total marks of the exam is 200.
  • There are four sections in this phase of exam namely -
    • General awareness
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Reasoning and
    • English language

There is a scheme of negative marking in the examination. For every incorrect response or answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Exam pattern of written Phase 2 -

  • This Phase 2 of written exam will also be conducted online.
  • The total duration of the exam will be 90 minutes.
  • It has objective as well as descriptive type questions.
  • There are three papers in this exam, namely Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.

The Paper 1 has economics and social issue, Paper 2 is for English Language and Paper 3 is related to Finance and Management.

There is no scheme of negative marking in this phase of exam.


RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) Important Dates

About the exam

Important dates

Issue of online Application Form

May 3rd, 2017

Closing date of online Application Form

May 23rd, 2017

Date of issue of Admit Card for Written Exam Phase 1

In June 2nd week, 2017

Date of Written Exam Phase 1

June 17th, 2017

Announcement of result for Written Exam Phase 1

22 June, 2017

Issue of admit card for Written Exam Phase 2

July 2nd, 2017

Date of Written Exam Phase 2

July 7th, 2017

Announcement of result of Written Exam Phase 2

August 2017

Interview date

August 2017

Announcement of final result

August 2017

Interview stage

Those candidates who qualify the written exam of phase 2 are called for the interview. The total weightage of interview is 50 marks.

Admit card

Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of the RBI. It can be downloaded by entering details like Registration Number, Password and Date of birth. It should be noted that the RBI will not send the hard copy of admit card and the postal address of the student candidate.

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Cut off marks and Result

In order to qualify this exam a candidate is required to score either equal to or more marks than the cut off marks. Candidates can check their result on the official website of the RBI. There will be 3 results in this exam declared at each phase of the exam. After interview the final result will be announced on the official website of the RBI.

F.A.Q.

Q. When will the RBI Officer Grade B exam for 2017 will be conducted?

The exam will be conducted on June 17, 2017 for Phase 1.

Q. When will the application form for the exam be made available?

The application form will be made available from May 3rd, 2017.

Q. How many phases are there in this exam?

There are three phases in this exam.

Q. How many papers are there in the Phase 1 of the exam?

There are four papers in the Phase 1 namely, General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Q. Is there any scheme of negative marking in the exam?

Yes there is a scheme of negative marking in the phase 1 of the exam. For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Q. How many papers are there in the Phase 2 of the exam?

There are 3 papers in this phase of the exam namely Paper 1 for Economic and social issue, Paper 2 for English language and Paper 3 for Finance and management.

Q. What is the nature of questions in the Phase 1 of the exam?

There are objective type questions in the Phase 1 of the exam.

Q. What is the nature of questions in the Phase 2 of the exam?

This phase contains objective type questions.

Q. What is the total marks of the Phase 1 of the exam?

The Phase 1 of the exam contains 300 marks.