RBI Grade b | RBI Educational Qualification & Selection Process

RBI Grade b 2018-2019 | RBI Educational Qualification & Selection Process

Eligibility Criteria of RBI Grade b: Age must be between twenty-one and thirty years. For applicants possessing M.Phil. and PhD qualification for those applicants the age limit are going to be thirty-two and thirty-four years severally. Applicants having expertise as a political candidate in business Bank/ financial organization publically Sector. As additionally previous expertise in Reserve Bank of India. Higher regulation is relaxed to the extent of the range of years of such expertise, subject to a most of 3 years. For such candidates, higher regulation mustn’t exceed thirty-three years together with expertise. For expertise, conditional time won’t be reckoned.RBI GRADE B
Educational Qualification of RBI Grade b:

A minimum of sixty marks (50% just in case of SC/ST/PWD) or the same grade in Academic degree. Also as in twelfth and10th normal examinations. The minimum qualifying share or the same grade for the academic degree are going to be in combination for all semesters/years.

Number of Attempts for RBI:

Candidates happiness to unreserved i.e. General class, who had already appeared six-fold for Phase-I Examination for this post within the past, don’t seem to be eligible to attend the exam. No such restriction applies to applicants who belongs to SC/ST/OBC/PWD if the posts vacancy are reserved for them.


Selection Process for RBI Grade b:

The Selection process for RBI Grade B consist of three phases which are given below:

1-Phase I: Objective written exam.

2-Phase II: Online Written Exam which consists of Objective and Subjective.

3-Phase III: Interview.

Objective written exam of Phase I:

This is a two-hour examination, having two hundred queries. For every correct answer, a student scores +1 mark, and for every incorrect response, a penalty of -0.25 is given. There’s no penalty for not making an attempt queries. The score obtained in Tier – I Examination isn’t thought about within the final score. Thus it’s simply a qualifying examination.
Generally, the examination is conducted in numerous time slots over a window of two to four days. The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by every of the applicants in numerous sessions (if held) are going to be normalized victimization equi-percentile methodology.
A candidate must secure minimum marks singly in every subject yet as a mixture.


Exam Pattern of Phase I:

Section  Questions  Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
General Awareness 80 80
Reasoning 60 60
TOTAL 200  20

The Exam Duration for the Phase I Exam is for two hours only.

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Online Written Exam of Phase II:

The Online Written Exam consist of three different queries papers such as Social issues & Economics, English and an optional between the Finance & Management or Economics or Statistics. All these papers are organized on the same day but in a different shift. The Exam Pattern of phase II is given below:

Exam Pattern of Phase II:     

SECTION  Paper type Duration Marks
Section – I: Economic and Social Issues Objective type Online 90 min 100
Section – II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive type Online, to be typed with the help of keyboard on the computer screen 90min 100
Section – III :  Finance and Management or Economics or Statistics (Optional) Objective type Online 90 min 100

NOTE: The Section I & Section II will be bilingually in Hindi and English. The applicants have to score minimum marks differently in each paper as well as aggregate.


RBI Syllabus Phase II:

Section I Economics and Social Issues:

  • Growth and development
  • National Income and per capita income
  • Poverty Alleviation & Employment Generation in India
  • Sustainable Development and Environment issues
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Privatization
  • Role of Economic Planning Globalization
  • Opening up of Indian Economy
  • Balance of Payments
  • Export Import Policy
  • International Economic Institution
  • IMF and World Bank
  • Regional Economic Co-operation
  • Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic Trends
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Gender Issues
  • Social Justice
  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged
  • Social Sectors in India
  • Health and Education
  • Measurement of growth

Section II English:

The paper on English shall be framed in a very manner to assess the writing skills. As well as expression and understanding of the subject.

Section III Finance and Management:

Financial System:

Financial Markets:

General Topics;

  • Recent Development in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments.
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Changing Landscape of Banking Sector
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • The Union Budget
  • Inflation
  • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector


  • The Management Processes
  • Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
  • Factors affecting Corporate Governance
  • Role of Information Technology
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Upward, downward and lateral communication
  • Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
  • Oral versus Written Communication
  • Communication Channels
  • Steps in the Communication Process
  • The role of a Manager in an Organization
  • The Tasks of a Leader
  • Leadership Theory
  • Human Resource Development
  • Concept of HRD
  • Goals of HRD
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Potential appraisal and development
  • Feedback and Performance Counselling
  • Career Planning
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Welfare
  • Theories of Motivation

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RBI Grade B Exam 2016 Cut Off

Test wise and combination cut off marks in Phase I exam held on September 4, 2016, for selecting the applicants for Phase-II examination for the post of Officers Grade-B (General):

Section Marks GEN OBC SC ST PWD
REASONING 60 15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
GENERAL AWARENESS 80 20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
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
TOTAL 200 98.50 88.50 84.50 84.50 84.50

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