RBI Grade B Officer exam 2018- Syllabus, pattern and question papers

Reserve Bank of India announced for the recruitment 166 vacancies of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) Direct Recruitment – (DR) for the year 2018. The last date of application will be 23rd July 2018 and the phase I Online examination will be held on September 7th , 2018 . For detailed information about the eligibility criteria, application process etc. Visit RBI Grade B  2018 Recruitment Page

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The examination will be held in 2 phases, both are computer based online tests.

Pattern of Examination

Phase I examination

  • 1 Paper 200 Marks
  • Total number of MCQ Questions: 200
  • Time: 2 hours

Phase-II: examination
Three Papers – 300 marks

  1. Paper-I – online- English-( writing skills)- 1½ hours – 100 marks

  2. Paper-II – Economic and Social Issues – 1½ hours – 100 marks

  3. Paper-III – Optional Paper (Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics) – 1½ hours – 100 mark

RBI Grade B Syllabus of Phase I examination

Pattern of RBI Grade B Phase I exam


No. of Questions Total Marks

Reasoning Ability

60 60

English Language

30 30

Quantitative Aptitude

30 30

General Awareness

80 80


200 200

Each question carries one mark

Reasoning Syllabus:

60 Questions 60 Marks: The higher level reasoning questions are expected in this section. Questions are expected to be confusing and consuming more time. Expected sections are Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Statements and assumptions, Decoding the codes, Symbol encodings and patterns, Non verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

30 Questions 30 marks: As in the other sections, the syllabus for QA is identical to bank PO exams, but in addition to that questions from Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra and Mensuration are also asked in grade B examination. Other important topics are Time and Distance, Time and work, Interest calculation (both simple and compound) Averages. The difficulty level is expected to be moderate.

General Awareness:

80 Questions 80 Marks: Most of the questions will be related to the happenings in the Indian economy, especially current affairs in economical matters. About 70% of questions are expected from this area and the rest from GK and other current affairs. Have an eye on current budget, RBI policies, economic survey, banking laws and amendments. Indian banking system, security and currency market and the like.

English Language:

30 questions 30 marks: Probably the easiest of the 4 sections, questions are asked from voabulary, antonyms and synonyms, sentence re arrangement, fill in the blanks, correction of sentences and the like.

RBI Grade B exam 2016 Phase II Papers


Time (Minutes) Total Marks

Paper-I on Economic and Social Issues (Objective)

90 100

Paper-II on English (Writing Skills- Descriptive)

90 100

Paper-III on Finance and Management

90 100

Syllabus for RBI Grade B Phase II exam:

Detailed syllabus for this phase is published by RBI for various compulsory and optioanl papers, visit the RBI Grade B Phase II exam syllabus thread to download the syllabus

Previous year Grade B question papers.

Please visit the links below to download the previous year question papers of RBI Grade B examination.

RBI Grade B Exam 2017 – Solved previous paper

RBI Grade B Exam 2016-solved question paper

RBI Grade B exam 2015- Phase I Question paper with answer key

Grade B solved question paper 2014 set 1

RBI Grade B exam 2014 paper set 2

RBI Grade B solved papers 2004-2014

Phase I solved paper 2013

Grade B Phase II Descriptive previous year solved papers

Phase 2 question paper 2014

RBI Grade B Phase 2 previous year papers of Finance and Management

RBI Grade B Phase 2 previous year papers of English

RBI Grade B Phase 2 previous year papers of Economic and Social Issues

RBI Grade B Phase II Complete previous year question papers from 2004

RBI Grade B Previous Solved Paper- Complete Collection

Model question papers for RBI Grade B Phase I and Phase II

A collection of model question papers for RBI Grade B examination are available from the links below

RBI Grade B model question paper

RBI Grade B Offier exam – 50 model question papers

Reasoning Model papers for Grade B officer

Quantitative Aptitude model paper

English language model paper

Reference books and study materials

Our users uploaded a lot of useful materials, books and notes to prepare for Grade B officer examination. All the books are in PDF format and can be downloaded and used at free of cost.

Referance books and notes for English Language

Reasoning books and materials for free download

Quantitative Aptitude guides and notes

General Awareness preparation resources for grade B

Notes on RBI

Books for Grade B Phase 2 exam Financial Management

Grade B Phase 2 exam free books and materials for Economic and Social Issues

Free online mock tests for RBI Grade B officer candidates

Check the free online mock tests for various subjects at www.exams.educationobserver.com. more than 10,000 questions are added under various useful tests to help you to prepare for grade B officer exam. write the exams as many times as possible. Each time you will be getting a new set of questions.

Free online mock test – English Language

Free online mock test – General Awareness and Current Affairs

Grade B officer online mock test- Banking awareness

RBI Grade B English language- free online mock test paper

20 thoughts on “RBI Grade B Officer exam 2018- Syllabus, pattern and question papers

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