RBI Grade B Officer – Exam Details & Syllabus

Grade B Officer post in Reserve Bank of India is a highly esteemed job of the country. RBI Grade B Exam is conducted annually by Reserve Bank of India and lakhs of students take part in this recruitment drive. RBI is the central bank of the country and the numerous perks offered by RBI Grade B post apart from the reputed job, makes it the most sought after job among students in large number.

RBI Grade B Notification 2017

Reserve Bank of India released the notification for Grade B Exam 2017 on 3rd May this year.

The notification was released for various posts including-

  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General)
  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR
  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM

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You can go through the official notification of RBI Grade B Exam 2017 for more details.

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2017

Event Name Dates
Online Registration and Fees Payment for RBI Grade – B General (DR) 03.05.2017 to 23.05.2017
Online Registration and Fees Payment for RBI Grade – B (DEPR & DSIM) 05.05.2017 to 23.05.2017
Preliminary Exam RBI Grade – B General 17.06.2017
Mains Exam RBI Grade – B General 07.07.2017
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR) Paper I 17.06.2017
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR) Paper – II & III Online/Written Examination 6th & 7th July (Tentative)
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM) Phase I 17.06.2017
RBI Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM) Paper – II & III Online/Written Examination 6th & 7th July (Tentative)

RBI Grade B 2017 Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for RBI Grade B exam, candidates should fulfill following-

Age Eligibility-

Minimum age 21 years and maximum age 30 years as on 01/05/2017. If a candidate possess M.Phil and Ph.D. degree, the upper age limits in these cases are 32 and 34 years respectively.

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Educational Qualification (for RBI Grade B (General)-

Candidate should have minimum 60% marks (for SC/ ST/ PWD, 50%) or equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree, 12th (Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard.

RBI Grade B 2017 Vacancy Details

Post Name

Number of Vacancies

General OBC SC ST Total
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) 73 39 22 11 145
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR 9 3 12
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM 1 1 2 4

RBI Grade B Application Form

RBI Grade B online application was started on 3rd May 2017. Online registration for RBI Grade B has been closed now (last date – 23rd May 2017). Online registration link for RBI Grade B was made available on the official website of Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B Officer Admit Card

Reserve Bank of India is expected to release the admit card for Preliminary Exam of Grade B 10 days prior to the exam date (17th June 2017). Call letters of RBI Grade B Prelims exam will be updated as soon as they are released on the official website.

RBI Grade B Job Profile

After selection as Grade B Officer in RBI, candidates undergo training of 15 weeks. Total probation period for RBI Grade B is 2 years. Candidates are allotted to various departments of the bank after the training period. You can read about more details of RBI Grade B Officer Job Profile here.

RBI Grade B Officer Promotion & Career Growth

Candidates selected as Officers in Grade B scale have fair chances to reach up to the level of Deputy Directors in their promotion policy. Eligible candidates need to appear for specific promotional exams, in order to be promoted to the next level. You can read here about career growth & promotion of RBI Grade B.

RBI Officer Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure of RBI Grade B Exam (General) comprises of following steps –

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview
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While the Prelims phase is Objective in nature, Mains phase would comprise of objective as well as descriptive test. You can go through the details of Preliminary and Mains Exams below.

RBI Grade B Syllabus – Phase I & II

Topics asked in Prelims as well as Mains phase of RBI Grade B exam vary to a great extent. Prelims phase consists of the common sections that are asked in exams, i.e., Quant, Reasoning, English and General Awareness. Mains phase on the other hand tests Finance, Management, Economic and Social issues.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase I, II)

RBI Grade B Prelims exam would comprise of 4 sections, with a total 2 hours duration. The Mains phase on the other hand would have 3 separate tests, 2 objective and 1 descriptive.

Exam pattern & Syllabus of RBI Grade B Phase I & II can be viewed here.

RBI Grade B Cutoff

You can go through the cutoff of RBI Grade B phase I exam conducted in 2016 below-

Test Name Maximum Marks


General OBC SC ST PWD (OH/ VI)
General Awareness 80 20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
Reasoning Ability 60 15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
English Language 30 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 30 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
Overall Cutoff 200 88.50 78.50 74.50 74.50 74.50

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RBI Grade B Exam Preparation Tips

Overall level of RBI Grade B exam is on a higher side when compared with other bank exams. You should have a proper study plan in place while preparing for this exam. Overall and sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you score better. Check here to read more about the strategy to crack RBI Grade B Exam.

RBI Grade B Test Series

If you wish to prepare for RBI Grade B exam properly, especially in a simulated environment as that of actual exam, attempting mock tests for the same is a must. We have already released the test series for RBI Grade B Phase I as well as Phase II exam.


RBI Grade B Exam Analysis

Preliminary Exam of RBI Grade B will be conducted on 17th June 2017. Meanwhile, you can go through the Exam analysis of RBI Grade B for previous year, in order to identify the overall level of difficulty of this exam.

RBI Grade B Result

The result of RBI Grade B Prelims exam is expected to be released within 10-15 days of this exam. The official result of RBI Grade B will be updated as soon as it is released by Reserve Bank of India on its site.

RBI Grade B Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

While applying for this exam, students face numerous difficulties in various aspects of application procedure. To address such issues, we have shared some important Frequently asked Questions for RBI Grade B exam, which help students to sort out their queries easily.

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