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
Three Papers – 300 marks
Paper-I – online- English-( writing skills)- 1½ hours – 100 marks
Paper-II – Economic and Social Issues – 1½ hours – 100 marks
Paper-III – Optional Paper (Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics) – 1½ hours – 100 mark
RBI Grade B Syllabus of Phase I examination
|No. of Questions||Total Marks|
Each question carries one mark
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.
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.
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.
|Time (Minutes)||Total Marks|
Paper-I on Economic and Social Issues (Objective)
Paper-II on English (Writing Skills- Descriptive)
Paper-III on Finance and Management
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
Grade B Phase II Descriptive previous year solved papers
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
Reference books and study materials
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Grade B Phase 2 exam free books and materials for Economic and Social Issues
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