The RBI Grade B notification for the post of RBI Officer Grade B has been released by Reserve Bank of India on 3rd May, 2017. Every year RBI conducts RBI Grade B Exam to select eligible candidates for the position of Grade B officer in its various branches all across the country. As Reserve Bank of India offers an excellent pay scale and reputed job profile, it lures thousands of candidates every year to take this examination. With a handful of vacancy to be filled through RBI Grade B Exam, it is really important to prepare effectively for this exam.
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Notification
Reserve Bank of India has released the recruitment notification for the post of RBI Officer Grade B on 3rd May, 2017. The last day to submit the online application form was 23rd May 2017. RBI Grade B 2017 exam has a three phase selection process. The Phase-I of the RBI Grade B 2017 Exam was conducted on 17th June 2017. Phase-II of this exam is due on 7th July 2017. Candidates who get selected after Phase-II of the exam are called for the final interview process.
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Dates
The Phase-I of the RBI Grade B 2017 Exam was conducted on 17th June 2017. Phase-II of this exam will be conducted on 7th July 2017. RBI Grade B 2017 exam follows a three phase selection process. Candidates who get selected after Phase-II of the exam are further called for interview process. The complete detail of the Exam schedule of RBI Grade B Exam is discussed below:
|1.||Release of online application form||3rd May 2017|
|2.||Last date to submit online application form||23rd May 2017|
|3.||Release of Admit card for Phase-I Exam||First week of June 2017|
|4.||Commencement of Phase-I exam||17th June 2017|
|5.||Declaration of result of Phase-I exam||End of June 2017|
|6.||Release of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam||2nd july 2017|
|7.||Commencement of Phase-II exam||7th July 2017|
|8.||Declaration of result of Phase-II Exam||August 2017|
|9.||Interview Process||August 2017|
|10.||Declaration of final result||August 2017|
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Pattern
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam is conducted in three phases:
- Phase-I exam
- phase-II exam and
- interview process
Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Prelims
|Serial Number||Section Asked||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||General Awareness||80||80||Composite time of 2 hours|
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Mains
|Serial Number||Section Asked||Paper Type||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||Economics and Social Issues||Objective||100||90 minutes|
|2.||Finance and Management||Descriptive||100||90 minutes|
|3.||English (Writing Skills)||Objective||100||90 minutes|
RBI Grade B Officer Interview Process
Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III of Phase II exam. Interview Process will carry 50 marks.
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Syllabus
The syllabus of RBI Grade B 2017 exam is just like the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- General Awareness and
- English Language
Syllabus for Phase-I Examination:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language||General Awareness|
Syllabus for Phase-II Exam:
|Economic and Social Issues||Finance||Management|
Apart from the above mentioned three sections in Mains Exam, an additional section of English (Written Skills) is also present through which a candidate is tested on his/her writing skills.
RBI Grade B 2017 Eligibility
Candidates are required to follow the given criteria to be eligible for RBI Grade B 2017 Exam:
- Must be a citizen of India
- Must be a subject of Nepal
- Must be a subject of Bhutan
- Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.
- A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Age Criteria: RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both age included) to apply for RBI Grade B exam 2017.
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.
|Physically Handicapped||10 years|
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
Educational Qualification: Candidate appearing for the RBI officer examination-2017 must be a graduate from a recognized university or institute. He/Shemust have attained 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Candidates having Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination. In addition to this, candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks will be allowed to apply for the RBI Exam 2017. Candidates having post graduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI Officer Grade B exam 2017. Chartered Accountant (CA), Company secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam 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 2017 exam. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.
RBI Grade B 2017 Admit Card
The RBI Grade B Admit Card 2017 will be released separately for both Phase-I and Phase-II exam. Admit card for Phase-I Exam will be released in the first week of June. The admit card for Phase-II Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the Phase-I exam of RBI Grade B.
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Results
The results for RBI Grade B 2017 Exam will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. A candidate is required to qualify both Phase-I and Phase-II exam to get a chance to sit for the interview process. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates after the interview process is complete. The final selection is based on how well you do in your interview.
Click Here to View RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-II Exam Result
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Cut Off
The cut off for RBI Grade B 2017 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by cut off for Phase-II exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut off list released by RBI.
Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2017 – Phase I
|GENERAL AWARENESS||General||OBC||SC||ST||PWD (OH/HI/VH)|
Cut Off marks for RBI Grade-B Phase-II and III – 2016
|Aggregate of Paper- I, Paper-II and Paper-III||Gen||OBC||SC||ST|
|Aggregate marks in Written exam & Interview||225.50||211.00||204.25||210.25|
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Preparation
To score high in RBI Grade B 2017 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in the syllabus so that preparation can be done accordingly. Candidates have the option to opt for Offline Coaching Program offered by Career Power to enhance their skills. They can also solve Mock Test Papers to self-analyse themselves and prepare judiciously for this upcoming exam