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RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2019

The competitive exam comprises two successive exams; RBI Grade B Prelims (Phase I) and (Phase II).  After clearing these two tests, the candidate will move to the interview for the final selection.


 1. RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase I)

 2.  RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase II) 

 3. RBI Grade B Officer Interview (Phase III)

 4. RBI Grade B Prelims 2019 Exam Syllabus

 5. RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Important Dates 

 6. RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Vacancy Details


1. RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase I)

S.noSubjectsNo. of questionsTime DurationMaximum Marks
1General Awareness80120 minutes200 Marks
2English Language30
3Quantative Aptitude30
4Reasoning Ability60


2. RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase II)

PapersName of PaperType of PaperTime Duration Max. Marks
IEconomic and social issueObjective 90 minute100
IIEnglish (Writing skill)Descriptive90 minute100
IIIFinance and ManagementObjective90 minute100


3. RBI Grade B Officer Interview (Phase III)

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained  in  Phase-II (Paper-I  +Paper-II  +Paper-III).   Interview  will  be  of  50  marks .Candidate  may  opt  for  interview either in Hindi or English.  Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.


4. Detailed Syllabus of RBI Grade B Prelims 2019

General Awareness Syllabus for RBI Grade B:

Level of General Awareness section expected to be easy to moderate. 

This is the only section where candidates can score more and be able to be in merit list. This  Total 80 questions will be asked from this section. The questions can be asked from different topics which are mentioned below-

(i) Current Affairs – National  & International News, Awards & Authors , Sports News, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Science & technology etc.

(ii) Banking & Financial + Economic News– Banking Terminology, Banking & Economic news, Monetary policies, Current rates, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc.

(iii) Static GK – Mountains  Rivers ,Ports ,Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc.

English Language syllabus for RBI Grade B:

Level of English Language section expected to be moderate. 

Given is the list of important topics and questions to be asked from them-

(i) Spotting Error – 5 Questions  (Moderate Level) 

(ii) Reading Comprehension (R.C) – 10 Questions (Lengthy) based on Banking & Economy 

(iiI) Cloze Test  – 10 Questions (Moderate Level) 

(iV) Parajumbles (6-7 sentences)– 5 Questions (Moderate Level)

Quantitative Aptitude syllabus  for RBI Grade B:

Level of Quantitative Aptitude section expected to be moderate. 

The questions in this section can be asked from different topics which are mentioned below

(i)  Quadratic Equation - (Moderate to Tough)

(ii)  Number Series – (Moderate to Tough level)

(iii) Data Interpretation – Based on Missing DI, Pie Chart , Caselet DI , Mix DI - (Tough level)

(iv)  Miscellaneous Questions –  (Tough)

Miscellaneous Questions may contain of questions from topics like –Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit loss, SI & CI, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Permutation & Probability etc.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus for RBI Grade B:

Overall level of this section is expected to be Moderate. Questions will be asked from following - 

(i) Puzzle Test – (Tough Level) 

(ii) Seating Arrangement (Circular) (Inside Outside) Blood Relation based – (Tough Level) 

(iii) Linear Arrangement – (Moderate Level) 

(iv) Syllogism  (Moderate Level)

(v) Input Output – (Tough Level)

(vi) Logical / Analytical Reasoning –  (Tough Level) 

(vii) Data Sufficiency  –  (Moderate Level) mostly on seating arrangement 

(viii) Inequality – (Moderate Level) 

(ix) Coding Decoding –  (Moderate Level)

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus (Phase II)

Paper-I - Economic and social Issues:

Economic Issues

1. Inflation

2. Poor educational standards

3. Poor Infrastructure

4. Balance of Payments deterioration.

5. High levels of private debt

6. Inequality has risen rather than decreased.

7. Large Budget Deficit

8. Rigid labour Laws

9. Inefficient agriculture

10. Slowdown in growth

Social Issues:

1. Poverty

2. Illiteracy

3. Child Marriage

4. Child Labour

5. Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism and Language Conflicts

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills) -

This Descriptive paper of English is conducted to judge the writing skills of the candidate.

Paper-III -Finance and Management – 

5 Important Dates:

Starting Date of online applicationTo Be Notified
Closing Date of online applicationTo Be Notified

6. Vacancy Details

Total Number of Vacanies: 200+ Expected

All the best for your exams...


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