RBI Officer Grade B 2018 Exam – Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibilit, Syllabus, Admit Card

RBI Officer Exam (Grade B)

The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) recruits candidates for the Officer level (Grade ‘B’) through the entrance exam. This is conducted on an all India level. The application form for RBI Officer Grade B 2018 Exam has been released. There are a total number of 161 vacancies. The gross salary offered to selected officers (Grade B) is ₹ 54970.

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RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2018 Important Dates

About the exam

Important dates

Issue of online Application Form

May 2018

Closing date of online Application Form

May 2018

Date of issue of Admit Card for Written Exam Phase 1

In June 2nd week 2018

Date of Written Exam Phase 1

June 2018

Announcement of result for Written Exam Phase 1

June 2018

Issue of admit card for Written Exam Phase 2

July 2018

Date of Written Exam Phase 2

July 2018

Announcement of result of Written Exam Phase 2

August 2018

Interview date

August 2018

Announcement of final result

August 2018


RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

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 there are objective and descriptive type questions of 300 marks. Those candidates who qualify 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 for this section 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 IssuePaper 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) 2018 Eligibility

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate belonging to the General category should have a minimum score of 60% marks in Class 10th, Class 12th and Graduation.
  • The Reserved category (Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe/PwD) candidate should have a minimum score 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 candidates there is no restriction on the number of attempts until 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 age relaxation in the upper age limit.


RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2018 Application Process

Candidates can get application form online on the RBI’s official website. 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 candidates is ₹ 850. It is ₹100 for SC/ST or PwD category candidates. There will be no fee for the staff of the RBI.

Mode of application fee payment

The application fee can be paid online through net banking or credit or debit card.


Other Details

Interview Stage

Those candidates who qualify the written exam phase 2 are called for the interview. The total weightage for 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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RBI Officer 2018 Exam: 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 cutoff marks. Candidates can check their results on the official website of the RBI. There will be 3 results in this exam declared at each phase of the exam. After the interview the final result will be announced on the official website of the RBI.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will the RBI Officer Grade B exam for 2018 will be conducted?

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

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

The application form will be made available from 03rd May 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 200 marks.


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