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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

India's Central Banking institution, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) controls the Issuance and Supply of the Indian Rupee. The RBI has an important role in the Development Strategy of the Government of India. The bank also actively promotes Financial Inclusion Policy. Getting to be an RBI Grade B officer is a dream that thousands of students all across the nation hold close to their hearts.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hold the RBI Grade 'B' Examination annually. The exam is conducted to recruit young dynamic professionals for the post of Officers in Grade B (General) - DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) streams in its various branches across the country. Log on to the official website to apply online or to check other important details.

RBI Grade B Exam Conducting Body:

Reserve Bank of India, also known as Banker's bank, is a Central Banking Institution which commenced it's operations on 1 April 1935 under Reserve Bank of India Act 1934. Throughout the year RBI held various exams for various posts for desiring candidates who want to pursue their career in Banking sector. The following mentioned detail is regarding Grade 'B' Examination which is held on yearly basis.

RBI Grade B Exam Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

28/03/2022

Application Date

28/03/2022 to 18/04/2022

Admit Card (For Phase I) 

13/05/2022

Preliminary Exam Date

28/05/2022

Mains Exam Date

25/06/2022

Result Date (Mains)

Will be updated soon

Interview Process

Will be updated soon

Final Result

Will be updated soon

Link

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RBI Grade B Exam Selection Procedure:-

The RBI Grade 'B' Examination is held in three stages-

  • Preliminary Examination 

  • Mains Examination 

  • Interview

RBI Grade B Exam- Exam Pattern:

Objective Online Examination - Phase1: The first stage of the examination is an Objective type examination consisting of 4 sections General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The duration of the examination is of 02 hour.

Name of the Test section

No. of Ques.

Max. Marks

General Awareness

80

80

English Language

30

30

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

Reasoning

60

60

Total

200

200

Note:- There is a provision of Negative Marking. 0.25 marks gets deducted.

Mains Examination - Phase2:- The second stage of the examination has 3 sections. All three sections of the examination are compulsory and are held on the same day in different shifts. The pattern of this examination is as follows:-

Name of Paper

Type of Paper

Exam Duration

Marks

Economic and Social Issues

Objective (Online)

90 minutes

100

English

Descriptive (Online)

90 minutes

100

Finance & Management

Objective (Online)

90 minutes

100

Note I:- There is a provision of Negative Marking. 0.25 marks gets deducted.

  • In order to qualify a applicants needs to score minimum qualifying marks separately in each paper as well as in aggregate.

  • The medium of instructions of the examination is in Hindi and English language except for the second paper of phase-2 which is in English language only. 

Interview:- The shortlisted applicants from the Online test are called for the Personal Interview. The Interview carries 50 marks. Shortlisting of the candidates depends on the aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-2 (Online Written Examination (Objective & Subjective)) by the candidate. A applicants may opt for his/her choice of language (either English or Hindi) for the interview.

Final Selection:- The final selection is through merit list which is prepared by adding marks secured by applicants in the Phase-2 examination and Phase-3 (interview).

RBI Grade B Exam Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 28 years. 

  • Age Relaxation:Age relaxations to the different reserved categories are as follows.

Category

Age relaxation

Candidates pursuing M.Phil.

The upper age limit is relaxed up to 32 years.

Candidates pursuing P.hD.

The upper age limit is relaxed  up to 32 years.

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PWD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the general category)

10 years

PWD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the OBC category)

13 years

PWD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the SC/ST category)

15 years

A candidate who has experience in a Commercial Bank or Financial Institution in the Public Sector and also in the Reserve Bank of India. His/her upper age limit must not have exceeded 33 years.

10 years

Ex-Servicemen

5 years

Ex-Employees of Banks

5 years.

Persons domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years.

Candidates holding working experience in RBI

3 years

Limits on attempts:-

Category

Attempts Limit

General (Counted from first Prelims Attempt)

6 times

For other categories

No limits


RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus:

Prelims:

English:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Synonyms & Antonyms

  • Sentence Correction

  • Word Meanings

  • Cloze Test

  • One Word Substitution

  • Sentence Rearrangement

  • Sentence Completion,

  • Phrases, Active and Passive Voice

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Test:

  • Time and Distance

  • Time and Work

  • HCF and LCM

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Average & Probability

  • Assumptions and conclusion

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Number System

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Percentage

  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry.

  • Ratio and Proportion

Reasoning:

  • Number Series

  • Blood Relations

  • Analogy

  • Odd Man Out

  • Number Series

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Directions Based Concept

  • Row Arrangements

  • Symbols

  • Statement Reading and Understanding

  • Syllogism

General Awareness:

  • Current World News

  • Current India News

  • Banking Awareness

  • RBI Terms

  • Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)

  • Economics Terms

  • Financial & Economics News

  • Important Guidelines

  • Monetary Policies

  • Polity

  • History of India

  • Geography

Mains:

Economic and Social Issues:

  • Growth and Development

  • Economic Reforms in India

  • Globalisation

  • Social Structure in India

Finance:

  • Financial System &  Markets

  • Risk Management

  • Development in Financial Sector

  • Union Budget

  • Inflation

Management:

  • Human Resource Development

  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives

  • Communication

  • Corporate Governance

RBI Grade B Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can a applicant get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. A candidate can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a applicant apply for RBI Grade B?

Ans. Applicants have to apply online for Application form and registration.

Ques 3. Which are the documents to be submitted while filling the application form?

Ans. Following are the documents:

  • Photograph

  • Signature

  • Left Thumb Impression

  • Hand Written Declaration.

Ques 4. What should be the size of the scanned documents?

Ans. The size of the Signature & LTI should be between 10-20 kbs and of the photograph & Hand Written Declaration should be 20-50 kbs.

Ques 5. How many attempts are there for RBI Grade B exam?

Ans. The detail regarding the limit is as follows:

  • For General category- 06

  • For OBC/SC/ST/PwBD- No Limits.

Ques 6. Does RBI Grade B officer get pension?

Ans. Yes.

Ques 7. What is the educational criteria for RBI Grade B?

Ans. A candidate must have minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Graduation. The same percentage must be in 10th and 12th also.

Ques 8. What are the posts available under this exam?

Ans. The post which are available under this exam are:

  • Grade B (General) - DR

  • Grade B (DR) DEPR

  • Grade B (DR) DSIM

Ques 9. Is there Interview for RBI Assistant exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a Interview part in this exam and the round carry 50 marks.

Ques 10. On what basis the merit list is prepared?

Ans. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks of the Mains Examination and Interview.

Ques 11. Is there provision of fee exemption ?

Ans. No.

Ques 12. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

Ans. Yes, candidates must secure minimum marks in each subject as well as in aggregate.

Ques 13. Is age limit same for Ph.D applicants?

Ans. No, the upper limit for candidates with Ph.D and M.Phil. qualifications is 34 and 32 years respectively.

Ques 14. Is Grade B exam bilingual?

Ans. Except the English language test, rest of the exam is conducted bilingually i.e. in English and Hindi.

Ques 15. What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Conclusion: This exam offers a great chance for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join RBI and pursue their career in Banking sector. It is an online 2 tier exam with an Interview process. The aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. We the team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your future.                             

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