RBI Grade B 2019 - Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the admit card of RBI Grade B exam for DEPR, DSIM, and DR General on October 25, 2019 in online mode. The last date to download RBI Grade B admit card is November 9, 2019. In order to download the admit card of RBI Grade B 2019 candidates have to enter roll number/registration number and password/date of birth.Earlier notification of RBI Grade B was released for the recruitment of 199 vacancies in three departments (DR) General, (DR) DEPR & (DR) DSIM. As per the notification, the application form of RBI Grade B was available from September 21, 2019. Candidates between 21 to 30 years of age as on September 1, 2019 holding the required educational qualification could fill the form till October 11, 2019. RBI Grade B exam is conducted for two stages - prelims and mains. RBI Grade B 2019 prelims exam is slated to be held on November 9, 2019 while the mains exam is slated to be conducted on December 1 and 2, 2019.
Latest: RBI Grade B officer 2019 Admit Card (Released)
The phase I of RBI Grade B, the test is conducted for one paper for all three departments. In phase II, there are three papers - I, II and III for (DR) General, and two papers - paper II and III for (DR) DEPR & (DR) DSIM. Read complete article to know more about RBI Grade B admit card, syllabus, exam pattern and result
Number of Vacancies
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM
The examination authority has issued the admit card of RBI Grade B 2019 on October 25, for all those candidates who successfully filled the application form. RBI Grade B prelims admit card is available online and can be downloaded by the candidates by using their login credentials. Candidates must check all the details mentioned in the admit card. Details like name, roll number, registration number, exam date and time and venue details will be mentioned in that admit card of RBI Grade B 2019 exam. In case of any discrepancy in candidate’s information, candidates should immediately contact to RBI Help desk. It is important for the candidates to carry the admit card of RBI Grade B to the exam centre on exam day along with one of the prescribed ID proofs - Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card.
RBI Grade B
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Name of the Post
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - General, DEPR & DSM's.
Exam Mode Online/Offline
Mode of Application
Official Website Link
Start date of RBI Grade B application form 2019
September 21, 2019
End date of RBI Grade B 2019 application form
October 11, 2019
Issuance of RBI Grade B prelims admit card
October 25, 2019
RBI Grade B 2019 prelims exam
November 9, 2019
RBI Grade B prelims result
Issuance of RBI Grade B mains admit card
RBI Grade B 2019 mains exam
December 1 and 2, 2019
RBI Grade B 2019 mains result
To be announced later
The examination authority determines the eligibility criteria of RBI Grade B on the basis of age and education qualification. It is important for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria before they fill out the application form.
RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria on the basis of Age (as on September 1, 2019)
Lower Age Limit - 21 years
Upper Age Limit - 30 years
However, various age relaxations have been provided to the reserved category candidates.
Minimum Educational Qualifications
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)
A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
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.
Note: SC, ST and PwBD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM
Master degree in statistics/mathematical statistics/mathematical economics/econometrics/statistics & informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/applied statistics & informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks.
RBI has released the application form of RBI Grade B on September 21, 2019 in online mode. Candidase must fill the application form along with the payment of application fee of Rs. 800 for general and OBC and Rs 100 for the reserved category candidates. In order to fill the form, candidates will have to register, fill details, upload scanned image and signature and pay the prescribed application fees.
General and OBC
Mode of Payment:
The fee mentioned in the above paragraph is to be paid online using the payment gateway using net banking/credit card/debit card.
Candidates must go through the exam pattern of RBI Grade B exam before they start preparing for it. By going through RBI Grade B exam patterns, candidates can know the various sections from where the questions can be asked in the exam, marks distribution, number of questions to be asked, medium of the exam etc. As per the exam pattern, RBI Grade B Officer Preliminary Test (Screening Test) is objective in nature. It includes four Section English Language, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability. The table below contains the sections, number of questions, marks allotment for RBI Grade B prelims exam pattern.
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019 (Prelims)
Number of Questions
RBI Grade B Officer 2019 Main exam is conducted both in objective and subjective questions both.
Nature of Paper
Allotted Time (Minutes)
Economic & Social Issues (Paper I)
English (Writing Skill)
( Paper III)
RBI prescribes the syllabus of RBI Grade B containing the list of various chapters and topics from where the expected questions might be asked. The syllabus contains topics from four sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability, and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude.
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National and International Popular Events
Sports, Art and Culture
The examination authority conducts RBI Grade B exam at various cities across India. Candidates may choose their desired exam centre options while filling the application form. However the exam conducting authority reserves the right to allot the applicant to any centre of examination depending on the availability of the resources like centres /systems.
Candidates should download official RBI Grade B question papers in online mode. Candidates can go through the question papers of RBI Grade B to know all questions were asked in the exam. Candidates can also go through the previous years question papers to practice from it. Regular practice of the RBI Grade B Officer previous year question papers will enhance the knowledge and problem solving techniques of the candidates
RBI releases RBI Grade B answer Key 2019 for all the posts in online mode on the official website only. Candidates can download the answer key of RBI grade B in PDF to get an idea of how many correct and wrong answers they have given. By going through the answer key of RBI Grade B 2019, candidates can calculate their expected scores and predict their probability to qualify the exam.
The minimum qualifying marks that the candidates must secure to qualify for the next stage of the recruitment process is called RBI Officer Grade B cut off. RBI determines the cut off separately for each stage of the exam – Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Candidates must check the cut off of RBI Grade B 2019 to know how much marks they need to score in order to qualify for the next stage of the selection process. To get an idea of RBI Grade B 2019 cut off, go through the table below to know the cut off of the test conducted for (DR) General in 2018.
RBI Grade B Cut Off 2018 – Phase I (General)
(Maximum Marks = 80)
(Maximum Marks = 60)
(Maximum Marks = 30)
(Maximum Marks = 200)
RBI will announce the result of RBI Grade B 2019 separately for all three departments and phases - phase I, II and final result. RBI Grade B result 2019 is released in the form of pdf mentioning the roll numbers of all the shortlisted candidates for the next stage. The final RBI Officer Grade B 2019 result is declared on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in phase II exam and Interview. Along with the announcement of the result, the exam conducting body also releases the scorecard and cutoff. Candidates can check their scores by entering - roll number and date of birth in the login window.
Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-1750. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 75,831/-(approx.)
Once candidates are selected after passing all three stages of RBI Officer Job role, they undergo a training of 15 weeks. Post this training they are allotted various department of Banks. Candidates have to serve 2 years of Probation Period before being considered a permanent employee as RBI Grade B Officers.
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