About RBI Grade B Officer 2018

Reserve Bank of India released the notification for RBI Officer Grade B for three posts that are – Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – General, Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – DEPR (Department of Economics and Policy Research) and Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – DSIM (Department of Statistics and Information). Candidates whose age is between 21 to 30 years of age are eligible to apply for RBI Officer Grade B. The application form can be filled in online mode from July 3 to July 23, 2018. The selection process for RBI Officer Grade ‘B’ (DR) – General, Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – DEPR and Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – DSIM includes two phases of online examination that are phase – I online examination and phase – II /paper – II and III online/written examination followed by interview. Candidates are required to appear in all the shifts of Phase - II/Paper - II and paper III to get selected for the next round of recruitment process.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Reserve Bank of India
RBI Grade B Phase I - Duration 2 Hours +1 More

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RBI Grade B Officer 2018 Important Dates

15 Sep, 2018 - 16 Sep, 2018 RBI Grade B Phase II - Exam | Mode: Online
06 Sep, 2018 (Tentative) RBI Grade B Phase I - Result | Mode: Online
16 Aug, 2018 RBI Grade B Phase I - Exam | Mode: Online
31 Jul, 2018 - 16 Aug, 2018 RBI Grade B Phase I - Admit Card | Mode: Online
29 Sep, 2018 (Tentative) RBI Grade B Phase II - Result | Mode: Online
03 Jul, 2018 - 23 Jul, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
07 Sep, 2018 - 16 Sep, 2018 (Tentative) RBI Grade B Phase II - Admit Card | Mode: Online

RBI Grade B Officer 2018 Eligibility Criteria

RBI Officer Grade B Eligibility Criteria 

Before filling the online application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria of RBI Officer Grade B so that they cannot be disqualified at any later stage of the selection procedure. The eligibility criteria are prescribed by the exam conducting body which includes details such as nationality, age, educational qualification and number of attempts.

Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

All the candidates applying for RBI Officer Grade B must be a 

  • Citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • or Tibetan refugee who came to India with an intention to settle permanently. Indian origin persons, migrated from Sri Lanka, Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, the United Republic of Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, Tanzania to settle permanently in India. 

Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit 

Candidates must be between 21 to 30 years of age to apply for RBI Officer Grade B. However, for the candidates who have qualified M.Phil and Ph.D. the upper age limit is 32 and 34 years respectively.

Category-wise age relaxation                                                                                                  

            

Category                        

        
            

Age             Relaxation            

        
            

OBC

        
            

3 Years            

        
            

SC/ST

        
            

5 Years

        
            

PH

        
            

10 Years

        
            

PH (OBC)

        
            

13 Years                        

        
            

PH             (SC/ST)

        
            

15 Years                        

        


Eligibility Criteria: Number of attempts 

Candidates belonging to the general category will be given a maximum of 6 attempts whereas there are no restrictions for the reserved categories.


Eligibility Criteria : Educational Qualification

            

Post            

        
            

Educational Qualification

        
            

RBI Officer Grade ‘B’ (DR) - General

        
            

Candidates with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in graduation as well as in class 12th and 10th                        

        
            

RBI Officer Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR

        
a)  Candidates must have a master’s degree in Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Economics/Economics/Econometrics/Integrated             Economics Course/ Finance with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized foreign or Indian institute.          

b) Also, candidates with Ph.D. and M.Phil degree from a recognized Indian or foreign institute can also apply for this post.    

            

RBI Officer Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM

        
a) Candidates must have a master’s degree in Mathematical Economics/Econometrics/Statistics/Mathematical Statistics or master’s degree in Mathematics with a minimum aggregate of 55%  marks.            
b) A PGDBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics with minimum 55% marks from IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta or ISI Kolkata
Or                      

A degree from Indian Statistical Institute in M.Stat is needed with a minimum of 55% marks      

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 850
OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 850
General PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 100
OBC PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 100
SC PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 100
ST PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 100

RBI Officer Grade B Application Form 

The application form of RBI Officer Grade B is being released by Reserve Bank of India in online mode. The application procedure includes steps such as – registration, filling personal details, uploading of required documents and payment of RBI Officer Grade B application fees. Before entering any details make sure all the information and spellings are correct. Also, keep the following documents ready while filling the online application form of RBI Officer Grade B. 

  • A valid phone number and email ID
  • Scanned photograph, signature, hand-written declaration and left thumb impression 
  • Bank details for the online payment of fees. 

Steps to fill the online RBI Officer Grade B application form

  • Registration
  • Uploading of scanned signature, left thumb impression, hand-written declaration, and photograph
  • Filling up of personal and educational details
  • Preview the application form
  • Payment of application fees

RBI Grade B Officer 2018 Preparation Tips

RBI Officer Grade B preparation tips

Preparation is the key to success. In order to understand the exam and prepare well, candidates must have an understanding of RBI Officer Grade B exam pattern and syllabus. After going through the syllabus and exam pattern, candidates are advised to make a routine and follow it for better results. Also, try to read and get some of the best books for RBI Officer Grade B. Some other important tips for preparation are, 

  • Do not go for any new topics especially at the last minute.
  • Try to spend the last month before the exam in revision
  • Solve question papers
  • Take mock tests and
  • Take proper sleep

RBI Officer Grade B Exam Pattern 

The Exam pattern of RBI Officer Grade B helps the candidates to get an overall idea about the exam. RBI Officer Grade B exam pattern has been released separately for RBI Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – General, Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – DEPR and Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR) – DSIM. Exam pattern deals with different subjects, topics, and sections, marking scheme and duration of the exam. 

RBI Grade B Phase I

Exam Pattern of RBI Officer Grade B - Phase - I (DR)-GENERAL  

            

S No.

        
            

Topics

        
            

Number  of Questions

        
            

Marks

        
            

Time

        
            

1.

        
            

English Language

        
            

30

        
            

30

        
            


            

           


            

           

2 hours

        
            

2.

        
            

Quantitative Aptitude

        
            

30

        
            

30

        
            

3.

        
            

General  Awareness

        
            

80

        
            

80

        
            

4.

        
            

Reasoning

        
            

60

        
            

60

        
            

Total

        
            

200

        
            

200

        


Exam Pattern of RBI Officer Grade B - Phase - I (DR) - DEPR                                 

Name of Paper        Maximum Marks        Duration        
 Paper-I-Objective Type  (Economics)         
100
            

2 hours   


Exam Pattern of RBI Officer Grade B - Phase - I (DR) - DSIM                                                                            

Name   of PaperMaximum   Marks        Duration 
            

Paper-I Objective Type  (Statistics)

        
            

100

        
            

2 hours        

        

RBI Grade B Phase II

Exam Pattern of RBI Officer Grade B - Phase - II (DR)-GENERAL                                   

            

Paper

        
            

Topics

        
            

Duration

        
            

Marks

        
            

Paper 1

        
            

Economic and Social Issues

        
            

90 minutes

        
            

100

        
            

Paper 2

        
            

English  (writing skills)

        
            

90 minutes

        
            

100

        
            

Paper 3

        
            

Finance  and Management/Economics/Statistic (Optional Paper)

        
            

90 minutes        

            

100

        
            

Total             Marks

                  

300


Exam Pattern Officer Grade B Phase -II  (DR)-DEPR                                                                                                                                       

            

Paper

        
            

Topics

        
            

Duration

        
            

Marks

        
            

Paper 2

        
            

Economics (Descriptive)

All the answers have to be written on a paper and the questions will appear on the computer screen)        

            

180 minutes

        
            

100

        
            

Paper 3

        
            

English (Descriptive) -           Answers have to be typed        

            

90  minutes            

        
            

100

        


Exam Pattern Officer Grade B Phase -II  (DR) - DSIM                                                                                                                                    

            

Paper

        
            

Topics

        
            

Duration

        
            

Marks

        
            

Paper 2

        
            

Statistics (Descriptive)

All the answers have to be written on a paper and questions will appear on the computer screen)        

            

180 minutes

        
            

100

        
            

Paper 3

        
            

English (Descriptive) -           Answers have to be typed        

            

90 minutes            

        
            

100

        

RBI Officer Grade B Admit Card 

The admit of RBI Officer Grade B is released separately for RBI Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) and DEPR/DSIM in online mode only.  Only those candidates who have successfully completed the application procedure will receive the admit card of RBI Officer Grade B. Along with the admit card, candidates have to carry one valid ID proof such as Pan Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport or Voter ID card to the assigned exam centres. The details that are given in the admit card are – name, roll number, registration number, gender, the address of the exam venue, time and important guidelines related to the exam.

RBI Grade B Phase I

RBI Officer Grade B Admit Card - Phase - I

The admit card of RBI Grade B Phase - I examination has been released on July 31 in online mode. Candidates can download their admit card by entering their roll number/registration number and password/date of birth in the login window on the official website. Candidates are advised to carry at least one ID proof such as Voter ID Card, Passport, Bank Passbook, Pan Card or Aadhar Card along with their admit card to the exam centres. The details given in the admit card of RBI Officer Grade B are - date of birth, name, gender, roll number, the address of the exam centre, and reporting time.

RBI Grade B Officer 2018 Exam Centers

RBI Grade B Phase I, 2018

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kakinada
Tirupati
Chirala
Kurnool
Nellore
Vijayawada
Rajahmundry
Vizianagaram
Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Arrah
Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Punjab Mohali
Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Patiala
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Bhilai
Bilaspur
Gujarat Rajkot
Ahmedabad
Anand
Mehsana
Gandhinagar
Surat
Vadodara
Goa Panaji
Haryana Ambala
Hisar
Kurukshetra
Karnal
Faridabad
Gurugram
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Solan
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Thane
Nagpur
Nashik
Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Greater Noida
Ghaziabad
Meerut
Agra
Allahabad
Aligarh
Bareilly
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Varanasi
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Ganjam
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Erode
Madurai
Virudhunagar
Dindigul
Salem
Namakkal
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
K.V.Rangareddy
Karimnagar
Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Kerala Kannur
Kochi
Alappuzha
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Thrissur
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Kollam
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol
Berhampore
Kolkata
Hooghly
Kalyani
Siliguri

RBI Grade B Phase II, 2018

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
West Bengal Kolkata
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Punjab Mohali
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Uttar Pradesh Kanpur
Lucknow
Kerala Kochi
Maharashtra Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Passbook of Bank with photograph
  • Employee ID
  • Photo identity proof issued by Gazetted officer on official letterhead

RBI Officer Grade B Result 

RBI Officer Grade B result will be declared separately for phase – I, phase - II and Interview. Candidates selected in the first phase have to undergo the phase - II (online/written examination) to get selected for the interview. After all the selection procedures, a final merit list will be prepared by Reserve Bank of India. The final selection will be done on the basis of marks obtained in phase – II and interview by the candidates and the result will be available on the official website of RBI.

RBI Officer Grade B Cut Off

All the appearing candidates for RBI Officer Grade B have to secure the minimum cut off marks in all the phases in order to get shortlisted for the next round of selection process. Candidates appearing for RBI Officer Grade B 2018 phase – I examination, have to secure the minimum qualifying marks to get shortlisted for the next phase. The minimum RBI Officer Grade B cut off marks for paper – II and paper – III is decided by RBI in accordance with the number of vacancies available.

RBI Grade B Officer 2018 Selection Process

RBI Officer Grade B Selection Procedure 

The RBI Officer Grade B selection procedure includes – online/written exam and personal interview. Candidates have to write all the exams according to the post they have applied for to get shortlisted for the next phase. They need to qualify phase – I to appear for the phase – II examination. Those who qualify the phase – II examination will be called for a personal interview. The interview will be conducted for a total of 50 marks. Final selection will be based on the marks obtained in phase – II and interview by the candidates. For the candidates who have applied for the post of RBI Officers in Grade B (DR) - DEPR/DSIM will be selected on the basis of their marks obtained in online/written examination (WE) and interview.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Mark Sheet/Certificate of Class 10 and 12 examination
  • Certificate regarding degree/post-graduate/other examinations passed
  • Character certificate
  • Passport size photographs and one should attached to interview call letter
  • SC/ST/OBC categories must bring the Caste/Community certificate issued by the Competent Authority
  • Medical Certificate for physically challenged candidates
  • Aadhaar Card/Passport/Pan Card/Voter Id Card /Driving License /any other photo id card issued by the statutory authorities with affixed photograph
  • Date of Birth Certificate or high school mark sheet with date of birth
  • Original result of RBI Officer Grade B along with two xerox copies

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