RBI Officer 2019

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:04

RBI Officer 2019 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

RBI has released the official RBI Grade B Notification 2019. Candidates can read the official RBI Grade B Notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. RBI Grade B Online Application for RBI Grade B 2019 will start after the release of Official Notification. The Vacancy, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus etc. will be announced in the official notification pdf of RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.

RBI Officer Vacancy 2019:

166 RBI Grade B Vacancies were declared for RBI Grade B 2018. We are expecting the vacancy to be almost same for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam. Let's have a look at the detailed vacancy for previous year to get an idea of the expected vacancy for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.

Serial Number
 Posts
Vacancy
1. RBI Grade B (GEN) To Be Announced
2. RBI Grade B (OBC) To Be Announced
3. RBI Grade B (SC/ST) To Be Announced
 

RBI Officer 2019: Exam Dates

The official notification for RBI Grade B 2019 Examination is expected to release in the 1st week of May 2019. Meanwhile, candidates can have a look at the tentative schedule based on the dates from previous year exam schedule.

Events  
Date (Tentative)
Official Notification of RBI Grade B 2019   To Be Announced
Start Date of Online Registration and payment of Application Fee To Be Announced
Last Date of Online Registration and submission of Online Fee To Be Announced
Issue Date of RBI Grade B Exam Phase-I Admit Card 2019 To Be Announced
Examination Date for Phase-I Exam To Be Announced
Result Date of Phase-I To Be Announced
Issue Date of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam To Be Announced
Examination Date for Phase-II Exam To Be Announced
Exam Result of Phase-II To Be Announced
RBI Grade B Interview Date To Be Announced
Final Result Declaration To Be Announced
 

RBI Officer 2019: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility guidelines issued by RBI before applying online. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality, age limit and academic qualification of a candidate is discussed below:

I. Nationality: To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2019, a candidate must be either: —

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of residing permanently in India.

Please note that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

II. Age:

  • The minimum age limit for candidates to apply is 21 years while the upper age limit is 30 years as on May 1, 2019. For candidates with M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.
  • Candidates falling under reserved category are eligible for relaxation in upper age limit as per Government of India norms.

III. Educational Qualifications: The educational qualifications as prescribed by the Board for the RBI Grade B Examination 2019:

Post  Minimum Educational Qualifications
1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)   At least 60% marks in aggregate for all semester/years (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations from recognized University and Boards respectively.
2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade. SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5%
3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM Essential: A Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade; OR
1.Master's Degree in Mathematics with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years and 1-year PG Diploma in Statistics or related subjects from reputed institute; OR
2.M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
3.PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade.
Note:For SC/ST/PWD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master's Degree as in items a, b, c and d above is 50% in aggregate of all semesters/years or an equivalent grade.
 

IV. Number of Attempts: If General Category candidates have already appeared 6-times for Phase-I Exam of this post in the past, then they would be considered ineligible to apply. However, there are no such restriction in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD if the posts are reserved for them

RBI Officer 2019: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for RBI Grade B Exam will vary according to the posts candidates wish to apply for:

1. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-General

Phase-I Online Examination
Sections Type Marks Duration
English Language Objective 200 120 minutes
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning

 

Phase-II Online Examination
Sections Type Marks Duration
Economic and Social Issues Objective 100 marks each 90 Minutes each  
English  Descriptive (Answers need to be typed with a keyboard)
Finance and Management Objective
 

2. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-DEPR/DISM

Phase – I: Paper-I
Sections Type Marks Duration
Economics/Statistics Objective 100 120 Minutes

 

Phase – II: Paper-II
Sections Type Marks Duration
Economics/Statistics Descriptive (Answers to be written on paper to questions displayed on the computer screen) 100 180 Minutes 
English Descriptive (Answers need to be typed on to computer screen)  100 180 Minutes
 

RBI Grade B Interview (Phase-III)
Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview round based on the the phase II aggregate score of Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. The minimum cutoff to be eligible for the interview round will be decided by the conducting authority.

  • RBI Interview round is the third and final phase in RBI Grade B Selection Process.
  • Interview round carries 50 marks. Final merit list will be formulated after the conclusion of the RBI interview round.
  • Candidates can choose either Hindi or English language for the interview round.
  • Selected candidates Roll number will be uploaded on the official website.
  • Invitation Letter will be sent on the email ID of the selected candidates.

The syllabus of RBI Grade B 2019 exam is just like the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language.
As RBI Grade B exam has both Phase-I exam as well as Phase-II exam, the syllabus of both the levels are entirely different from each other. Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of both preliminary examination and mains examination.

Syllabus for Phase-I Examination:

Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness
Inequality
Ratio and Proportion
Grammar
Current Affairs
Coding Decoding Average Vocabulary Indian Financial System
Syllogism Time and Work Error Spotting Indian Banking System
Machine Input Output Speed, Distance and Time Comprehension Monetary Plans
Data Sufficiency Mixture and Allegations Passage Making National Institution
Arguments Approximation & Simplification Jumble Words Banking
Alpha-Numeric Symbol Series Partnership Fill in the Blanks -
Puzzle Problems of Boats & Streams Sentence Framing -
Seating Arrangement Problems on Trains - -
Verbal Reasoning Pipes & Cisterns - -
Ordering and Ranking Percentage - -
Arrangement and Pattern Permutation and Combination - -
Blood Relations Algebra - -
Direction and Distance Trigonometry - -
- Data Interpretation - -
- Mensuration - -
- Probability - -
- Set Theory - -
 

Syllabus for Phase-II Exam:

Economic and Social Issues
Finance
Management
Growth and Development Inflation Role of Manager
Economic Reforms in India Financial Markets Human Resource Development
Globalization Risk Management Motivation, Morale and Incentives
Social Structure in India Basics of Derivatives Communication
  Development in Financial Sector Corporate Governance
  Union Budget  
 

RBI Officer 2019: Pre - Exam Training

The Pre Exam Training is conducted for the candidates who belongs to SC/ST and Minority Communities. The main aim of the Pre Exam Training is to provide training facilities to improve the abilities and to enhance the capabilities of under privilege candidates. The training is free of cost, but all the other expenses like travelling, accommodation, food etc. must be paid by the candidates themselves. Pre Exam Training for rbi assistant exam is specially conducted for candidates who could not afford to take admission in private coaching institutes.During the training, candidates will get to know the exam pattern, expected questions, tips & techniques to solve the problems, how to manage time during rbi assistant exam and how to prepare for the Exam. Training is conducted for five days just before the start of Preliminary Exam. Candidates who wish to appear Pre Exam Training must select the relevant option at the time
of Online Registration. Administrative body has all the rights to cancel the program anytime at any of the centers, depending upon the response and feasibility or add some more centers or make alternate arrangements.

 
The starting salary of RBI Grade B Salary in hand will be around Rs 35,150/-. The RBI Grade B Salary is tabulated below:
Basic Pay
 Rs 35,150/-
Pay Scale   35150 – 1750(9)– 50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-624000
Grade Pay    Grade Pay is not applicable
NET Salary Including All Allowances     Rs 67,933/-
 

RBI Grade B Salary And Perks, Allowances:
Apart from the RBI Grade B Salary, the RBI Grade B employees will enjoy various allowances, perks which are listed below:

1. Dearness Allowance: The RBI Grade B officers will receive DA of 113% of the basic salary.

2. HRA Allowance: The Reserve Bank of India will offer 2BHK/3BHK flat to the RBI Grade B employees. If the employees are not allocated with flats, then they can claim up to Rs 70,000 as rent allowance.

3. Medical Allowance: Employees can claim medical allowances up to 4000 Rupees. These medical allowances are also valid for the dependents of the employees.

4. Education Allowances: Based on various parameters the officials will offer medical allowances to some of their employees. Those selected RBI Grade B officer can avail Rs. 4000/- under education allowance every month.

5. Fuel Allowance: If the RBI Grade B employee owns a vehicle in his/her name, then they can claim up to 150 liters of fuel per month.

6. Maid Allowance: For RBI Grade B employees, Rs 3000/- will be offered under the maid allowance.

7. Mobile Allowance: RBI Grade B employees can claim up to Rs 1500/- as mobile allowance.

8. Sodexo Coupons: RBI provides the employees with Sodexo coupons worth Rs 2000/- which can be spent on food/groceries.

9. Leave Fare Concession Travel (LFC):  Once in two years the employees can avail LFC for self, spouse & dependents under LFC Travel allowance. The RBI will offer around 100000 for the employees under LFC allowance.

10. Briefcase allowance: The officers can avail Rs.7000 under briefcase allowance. Employees can reimburse the amount of briefcase every three years once.

11. Pectacles allowances: Spectacles allowance of Rs 7000/- can be claimed for either the RBI Grade B officer or the spouse of RBI Grade B officer.

 

RBI Officer 2019: Application Fees

Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 has to be paid in online mode only. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:

Category 
Charges 
    Amount
SC/ST/PWD  
 Intimation Charges only 
 Rs.100/-
GEN/OBC
 Application fee including intimation charges  Rs.850/-
Staff   Nil   Nil  
 

RBI Officer 2019: Admit Card & Other Info

  • Successful applicants for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 are issued an e-Admission Letter two week prior to exam date.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of bank.
  • Candidates should check the e- Admission Letter carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.
Supporting Documents to be furnished along with Admission Letter:
  • In addition to the Admission Letter, candidates need to present a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification.
  • Acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.
 
No score cards will be issued for successful candidates after announcement of RBI Grade B Result. Marks obtained in RBI Grade B Examination 2019 Phase-I will be available on the website after selection of candidates for Phase-II exam. However, the marks secured in Phase-II Exam and Interview will be available on the Bank's website only after the declaration of the final result.
  • Candidates, who secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Board in Phase I exam will be shortlisted for the Phase II.
  • The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each of the candidates in different phases of RBI Grade B Examination 2019 will be normalized using the equi-percentile method. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board.
  • Shortlisted candidates for Phase-II exam will be published on the official website within a week of Phase-I exam.
  • Candidates who qualify for subsequent rounds would be sent notifications via E-mail/SMS to download Admission Letters or Interview Call Letters.
Steps to check result are:
  • Visit the official website rbi.org.in
  • Click the link “Result of RBI Grade B Examination 2019”.
  • Enter Name and Roll Number.
  • Download and Print Result for future reference

RBI Officer Cut Off :

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Phase-I exam
  • Phase-II exam
  •  Interview process
Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.
The cutoff of RBI Officer Grade B will be applied in the two stages.
1. Sectional Cut off of RBI Officer Grade B – Candidates will have to qualify in each section of the Phase-I exam. Candidates who fail to clear the cutoff of any of the section will be out of the competition.
2. Overall Cut off of RBI Officer Grade B – As per RBI Grade B Cutoff candidates also need to clear the overall cutoff. If any candidate manages to clear the sectional cut off of each section but fail to clear the overall RBI Grade B cutoff, then also the candidates will be out of the competition.

RBI Grade B Cutoff  2017 | Prelims:
Below is the category-wise total score for Prelims:

Category
 Total Score (Max Marks = 200)
GENERAL/UR
78.00
OBC
 68.00
SC  64.00
ST    64.00
PWD (OH/HI/VH)  64.00
 

RBI Grade B Cutoff 2017 | Mains : 
Below is the category-wise total score for Mains:

Category 
 Total Score/ Aggregate
GENERAL/UR   98.50
OBC   88.50
SC  84.50
ST  84.50
PWD (OH/HI/VH)  84.50

 

RBI Officer Prelims Exam Analysis & Review:

RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam was conducted today (August 16, 2018). There were 200 questions, which had to be answered in 120 minutes. There were four sections - General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. All the sections except English Language were available bilingually, that is, both in English and in Hindi. Each question had 5 options and 1 mark was awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 marks was deducted for every incorrect answer.
 

The detailed break-up of the RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2018 is as follows:
Section
Total Questions
Level of difficulty
Good Attempts
Approximate time taken (in Minutes)
General Awareness
80
Moderate – Difficult
40 – 45
30
English Language
30 Easy-Moderate 18 - 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 30 Easy -Moderate 13 – 15 20
Reasoning 60 Moderate- Difficult 32 – 34 50
Total 200 Moderate – Difficult 110 – 120 120
 

Section-wise analysis of RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2018:

General Awareness:
Most number of questions came from the current affairs - both national and international. It has to be noted that a number of questions totaling 21 came from banking. Other areas that were covered in this section were sports, business, science and technology, and books and authors. Very few questions, around 4 in number, came from the static portion of GK. It is also to be noted that maximum current affairs questions came from the events and happenings that occurred from May to July 2018. Rest of the questions from the dynamic section of GK came from the events and occurrences that took place in the last one year. Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be categorized as easy to moderate.

Topics
Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Current Affairs – National
11
Easy
Current Affairs – International
12 Moderate to difficult
Current Affairs – Banking 21 Easy to Moderate
Current Affairs – Business 5 Moderate
Current Affairs – Sports 4 Easy
Current Affairs – Miscellaneous 12 Moderate to difficult
Current Affairs – Important dates 2 Easy
Current Affairs – Science and Technology 5 Easy to Moderate
Current Affairs – Books and Authors 4 Moderate to difficult
Static – History 2 Difficult
Static- Geography 1 Difficult
Static- Economy 1 Difficult
 

English Language:
The section comprised 11 RC questions in total. There were two RC passages which had 4 and 7 questions in each passage. One RC passage was based on exchange rate and the second RC passage was on life events based. Most of the questions were inference based and so, took a long time to figure out the answer. Other topics that came in the exam included Sentence correction, Statement Connection, etc. No para jumble and cloze test questions came this time. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was moderate to difficult.

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Reading Comprehension (4 + 7) 11 Moderate to difficult
Sentence Correction (Spot the Error) 5 Moderate
Match the sentences (Two columns, three sentences) 3 Moderate to difficult
Para Completion (4 sentences) 2 Moderate to difficult
Statement Connection 3 Moderate
Jumbles words ( In 6-7 paragraphs, bold words misplaced) 6 Moderate
 

Quantitative Aptitude:
There were questions 5 questions each based on Wrong numbers in series and Comparison of two quantities in this section. There were 10 questions on Data Interpretation which were split into two sets of 5 questions each. Apart from that, there were 10 quantitative aptitude questions which were lengthy, calculative and time consuming.

Topic
Number of questions
Level of difficulty
Data Interpretation (Bar graph)
5
Moderate
Data Interpretation (Table)
5
Easy to Moderate
Number Series (Wrong numbers based)
5 Easy to Moderate
Comparison of two quantities (Quantity I and Quantity II) – Topics were: TSD, Quadratic Equation, geometry etc. 5 Easy to Moderate
Time and Work 1 Easy to Moderate
Mensuration (Cone and cylinder based) 1 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance - Boat and Streams 1 Easy to Moderate
Mixture and Alligation 1 Easy to Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Easy to Moderate
Simple Interest/Compound Interest 1 Easy to Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance 1 Easy to Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy to Moderate
 

Reasoning:
This section comprised of 6 AR sets (Puzzles) which were of moderate level in nature. Rest of the questions could have been attempted easily to maximize the score. No questions were there based on input-output. However, the overall section was quite time consuming

Topic

Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Analytical Reasoning (Linear Seating facing north in single row – two variables)
5 Easy
Analytical Reasoning (Box Arrangement –  two variables) 5 Moderate
Analytical Reasoning (Blood Relation) 5 Easy
Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement – Nine people's department, name, projects  based) 5 Easy to Moderate
Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement – Birth year, age and company) 5 Moderate
Analytical Reasoning (Sitting Arrangement – Square table, both sides facing) 5 Moderate to Difficult
Mathematical Inequalities 5 Easy to Moderate
Data Sufficiency – 2 statements based   5 Moderate
Directions (Set Based) 3 Moderate to Difficult
Alphabet - symbol based (Singlets) 3 Easy
Logical Reasoning ( Inference,  CR, Decision Making,  Strong & Weak Argument, Statement Conclusion, Statement and Course of Action and logical based) 12 Moderate to difficult
Miscellaneous 2 Easy to Moderate
 

RBI Officers Recruitment 2019 : Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the start date for online registrations of RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018?
The start date of online registrations for all three posts is 3rd July 2018.
 
2. When will the online registrations of RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018 close?
23rd July 2018 is the closing date for the online registrations as well as fee payment for all the posts under RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018.
 
3. When will the online exam for RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018 is going to be conducted?
  • Phase 1 online exam for Officers in Grade B (DR) – General will conduct on 16th August 2018 and phase 2 of online exam for Officers in Grade B (DR) – General will conduct on 7th September 2018.
  • Phase 1 of online exam for both the remaining posts i.e. Officers in Gr B (DR) – ( Economics and Policy Research Department,DEPR) and Officers in Gr B (DR) (Statistics and Information Management Department,DSIM) will conduct on 16th August, 2018 and phase 2 online exam for these two posts will conduct on September 6 and / or September 7, 2018 (It is to be confirmed in admit cards ).
 
4.  What is the age eligibility criteria for posts under RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018?
  • To apply for the posts under this recruitment, As on 1st July 2018, a candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and he/she must not have attained the age of 30 years. A person must have been born earlier than 02nd July 1988 and not later than 01 July 1997 in which both the dates are inclusive.
  • There is a relaxation of upto maximum five years in upper age limit for the candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.
  • There is a relaxation of upto maximum three years in upper age limit for the candidates belonging to OBC Category.
 
5. What is the educational eligibility criteria for posts of  Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) (General) under RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018?
In Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and in 10th Standard examinations, a minimum of 60% (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade is required to apply for this post under this recruitment.

 
6. What is the educational eligibility criteria for posts of Officers in Gr B (DR)  ( Economics and Policy Research Department, DEPR) under RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2018?
A Master’s Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute is required. For SC, ST and PWD candidates having a second class with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years in Master’s Degree examination or equivalent recognized qualifications is required to apply for this post under this recruitment.

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