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RBI Grade B Exam

Tier – I: Objective Written Examination

This is a two-hour examination, having 200 questions. For each correct answer, a student scores +1 mark and for each incorrect response, a penalty of -0.25 is given. There is no penalty for not attempting questions. The score obtained in Tier – I examination is not considered in the final score, so it is merely a qualifying examination.

Generally, the examination is conducted in different time slots over a window of 2-4 days. The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equip-percentile method.

A candidate has to secure minimum marks separately in each subject as well as aggregate.
The question paper pattern is –

Phase – I Exam Pattern
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Subjects Questions Marks
Reasoning 60 60
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
General Awareness 80 80
Total Questions 200 200

The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination is decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

Tier –II : Online Written Exam

This phase comprises three different question papers, viz. Economic and Social issues, English (Writing Skills) and an optional among Finance and Management or Economics or Statistics.
All the three papers are conducted on the same day in different shifts. The question paper description is as follows –

Phase – II Exam Pattern
Name of Paper Type of Paper Exam Duration Marks
Paper – I : Economic and Social Issues Objective Online 90 minutes 100
Paper – II : English (Writing Skills) Descriptive Online, to be typed with the help of keyboard on the computer screen 90 minutes 100
Paper – III : (Optional) Finance and Management or Economics or Statistics Objective Online 90 minutes 100

Note: Paper I and Paper III will be set bilingually in English and Hindi.

A candidate has to secure minimum marks separately in each paper as well as aggregate.

Tier-III: Interview

This phase comprises of an interview with a panel of 4-5 Bureaucrats / Psychologists. The theme of the interview is HR and general perception of a candidate towards the nation, the government and the knowledge of the Indian and International Banking system. The interview is of 50 Marks.

Candidates are 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. A 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.

Checkout: RBI Grade B 2018 Recruitment Notification