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RBI grade B 2022 Eligibility

RBI Grade B – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates preparing for the RBI Grade B exam need to follow certain eligibility criteria in order to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria have been briefly described below:

 

Nationality crietria for RBI Grade B

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India,
  • subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a
  • Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India.

 

Age limits for RBI Grade B

  • Candidate must have attained a minimum age of 21 years and must not be more than 30 years in age.

RBI Grade B Age Relaxation: Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Physically Handicapped 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

 

Educational Qualification for RBI Grade B

The educational qualification differs for candidates applying for General, DERP and DSIM specialisations. 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria
Post Minimum Qualifications
RBI Grade B Officer (General) A minimum of 60% marks for RBI Grade B in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th and 10th Standard examinations
RBI Grade B Officer (Department of Economic and Policy Research) A Master’s Degree in Economics or Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks from a

 

recognised Indian or Foreign University

RBI Grade B (Department of Statistics and Information Management) A Master’s Degree in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical with a minimum of 55% marks

The number of attempts for RBI Grade B are restricted to six for candidates belonging to the General category. No such restrictions are there for candidates belonging to other categories.

To know more about the RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria, visit the linked article.

 

 

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RBI grade B Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

The first step of a fruitful prep for this exam is to become familiar with its pattern. The recruitment of RBI Grade B officers takes place in two stages, which are followed by the interview. Let’s have a look at the RBI Grade B officer exam pattern for the initial three stages:

  • Phase I examination
  • Phase II examination
  • Interview

RBI Grade B is one of the toughest exams in India, especially in the banking sector. Aspirants can also check details of  IAS Exam, which has some overlap with the pattern and syllabus of RBI Grade B.

 

Phase – I

The table below highlights the exam pattern of phase – I for the RBI Grade B Officer exam:

S No.

Section Asked

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

General Awareness

200

200

Composite time of 2 hours

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

3.

English Language

4.

Reasoning

Phase – II

The table below highlights the exam pattern of phase – II for the RBI Grade B Officer exam:

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern for Phase – II
Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Duration (in minutes) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues 50% Objective Type
50% Descriptive, answers to be
typed with the help of the
keyboard
30
90
Total-120
50
50
Total-100
Paper-II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management 50% Objective Type
50% Descriptive, answers to be
typed with the help of the
keyboard
30
90
Total-120
50
50
Total-100

For both Paper I and III, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). In case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each). In case, candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, first 4 shall be evaluated.
NOTE: All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

The Board reserves the right to modify the exam dates and time entirely at its discretion.

RBI Grade B 2022 Application Fees

A total of Rs. 850/- is the application fee to be paid by candidates belonging to General and OBC category for RBI Grade B 2022 exam. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

 

RBI Grade B 2022 Admit Card

The RBI Grade B Exam Admit Card 2022 will be released separately for both Phase-I and Phase-II exam. The admit card for Phase-II RBI grade B Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the Phase-I exam of RBI Grade B Exam.

 

 

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RBI grade B Mains Syllabus

RBI grade B Mains Syllabus (Phase -II)

 

Paper-I - Economic and social Issues

  • Growth and Development – Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income –
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India –
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental issues. Economic Reforms in India –
  • Industrial and Labour Policy – Monetary and Fiscal Policy –
  • Privatization – Role of Economic Planning. Globalization –
  • Opening up of the Indian Economy –
  • Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy –
  • International Economic Institutions – IMF and World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation.
  • Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends – Urbanization and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged –
  • Social Movements –
  • Indian Political System –
  • Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

 

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills)

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.

 

Paper-III -Finance and Management:

(I) Finance

(a) Financial System

  1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.

(b) Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

(c) General Topics

  1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
  2. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
  3. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
  5. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  6. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
  7. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
  8. The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM),
  9. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI -components and trends.

(II) Management:

  1. Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
  2. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  3. Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal – Potential appraisal and development – Feedback and Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development – Rewards – Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  4. Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateralcommunication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

 

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

The table below highlights the exam pattern of phase – II for the RBI Grade B Officer exam:

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern for Phase – II
Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Duration (in minutes) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues 50% Objective Type
50% Descriptive, answers to be
typed with the help of the
keyboard
30
90
Total-120
50
50
Total-100
Paper-II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management 50% Objective Type
50% Descriptive, answers to be
typed with the help of the
keyboard
30
90
Total-120
50
50
Total-100

For both Paper I and III, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). In case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each). In case, candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, first 4 shall be evaluated.
NOTE: All question papers (in both the Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

The Board reserves the right to modify the exam dates and time entirely at its discretion.

 

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RBI grade B Prelim Syllabus

RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam syllabus

The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Alphanumeric Series

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Data Sufficiency

Coded Inequalities

Seating Arrangement

Puzzle

Tabulation

Syllogism

Blood Relations

Input Output

Coding Decoding

Simplification

Profit & Loss

Mixtures &Alligations

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Work & Time

Time & Distance

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Data Interpretation

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Number Systems

Sequence & Series

Permutation, Combination &Probability

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Miscellaneous

Fill in the blanks

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Paragraph Completion

Current Affairs

Indian Financial Systems

Indian Banking Systems

Monetary Plans

National Institutions

Banking Terms

 

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

Prelims exam of RBI Grade B Officer is an online mode of examination having 4 sections in total. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of all the sections of Preliminary exam is 120 minutes. 0.25 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in RBI Grade B Prelims exam.

S. No Sections / Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
4. Total 200 200

 

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RBI grade B Interview

RBI Grade B Interview

The Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. 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.

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of RBI Grade B Officer exam.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.

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RBI grade B Strategy of Preparation

Strategy of Preparation

 

Phase I

One has to good at Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English. Practise for mastering the skills is the key. Check out the detailed Phase –I syllabus at this article . After preparation each type regular practice is the key.  One has to take a lot of mock tests before the actual examination. Before the Exam about 25 full-length mock tests are essential. Although a lot of websites are available but Abhipedia RBI provide immense flexibility through MICRO courses and Test series . Do not forget to see the explanation and listen to YouTube videos for faster calculations and easier techniques.

After a every mock test, at least 60 minutes should be spent in the analysis of performance in the mock test. Identify you Weak topics and cover through focused study material and with the hrelp of a mentor .

However, some small/basic tips may be found below:

Quant:

  • conceptual clarity is a must, Should be comfortable with  formulas, multiplication tables.
  • Learn how to form equations based on the data given in the questions and then proceed with the calculation.
  • Speed up mental arithmetic.
  • Learn fraction to decimal conversions and vice-versa, Learn perfect squares up to 50 and cubes up to 20.
  • Learn as many tricks as you can for faster mental arithmetic, because this phase is all about speed.
  • Practice questions from mock tests. Initially donot think of time and increase your speed in a stepped manner.
  • Practise Topic wise tests for the types in which you are weak. Identifying weakness is the key . The next logical step is to remove it through Practise and mentor Help. Better get hold of a source which provides both full length tests and tests for individual topics. Check out micro tests here
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