Is RBI Grade B Officer Exam Tough? Pattern & Cutoffs Explained


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Bank jobs have become the hot career choice for many young Indians during the past few years.Among the various jobs in govt. sector, RBI Grade B Officers Recruitment notification is one important event eagerly awaited by bank job aspirants. Candidates selected for this post get to work in the nation`s highest authoritative organization – Reserve Bank of India.

 

Due to the large number of registrations, Govt. of India along with other public sector banks implemented various measures to streamline the entire process.It included bringing in changes at various levels of the selection procedure.

 

Now, RBI has changed the exam process for grade B officers recruitment so that they can select & appoint the best available talent across its branches.

 

2 Stage Exam goes Online

You may know that IBPS conducts its written test in two stages - preliminary & main exam.From 2015 onwards, RBI Grade B officers exam will also be held as Phase I & Phase II – through online mode only.

 

Phase I would contain objective type questions under four sections – General awareness, English language, Quantitative aptitude & Reasoning.This online test is for a total of 200 marks & you need to complete it within 2 hours.

 

Phase II shall be conducted three weeks after the Phase I, only for those candidates who successfully qualify in the Ist phase.It comprises of three papers.

  • Paper I – English (descriptive type to be answered online)
  • Paper II – Economic & Social Issues
  • Paper III – Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics (select any one)

Each paper carries 100 marks with a duration of 1 hr 30 mins.While the first two are compulsory, you are allowed to choose the subject for paper III.

 

Cutoff Scores:

Just like previous years, there will be section-wise cutoffs in Phase I exam.Therefore only those candidates who have secured the minimum total score will become eligible for the IInd stage.

Based on your scores in Phase II only, shortlisting for interview will be done.

Similarly, the final merit list is to be prepared by taking into account the total marks secured in Phase II (paper I + II + III) & Interview.

 

Eligibility Conditions also Changed

There are certain criteria fixed by the organization for every recruitment & it determines who can apply & who cannot.So these conditions are the first things that a person looks in a notification.

 

RBI has brought in sweeping changes in its qualification rules for grade B recruitment exam.As per it,

  • Age limit will be 21 – 30 years (category-wise relaxations apply)
  • The upper age for M.Phil & Ph.D candidates is 32 & 34 years respectively.
  • Must have secured 60% marks in Degree, Std.12 & Std.10 (50% for SC/ST/PWD)

Did you write the exam before? The maximum no. of attempts belonging to general category has been increased to 6.There are no such restrictions for candidates from other categories.

 

RBI Grade B – A Tough Nut to Crack

From the newer procedures, its clear that the Reserve Bank of India is looking to only hire candidates who have a sound knowledge about the Indian financial scene.

 

The syllabus specified by RBI provides insight on the type of skillset that it is looking for in aspirants.Some of the topics mentioned under economic issues subject are Growth reforms, planning, functions of RBI, policy matters, reforms etc.,

 

Similarly, the bank is very specific to test candidates on the latest trends in banking sector.That is the reason why they have provided list of latest topics to cover under each section along with the necessary reference books to prepare.

 

All this points to one thing – RBI grade B recruitment exams are not going to be the same hereafter.A strict eligibility criteria coupled with an elaborate syllabus makes it one of the toughest bank exam in India.


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51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am Ajita.
I have already applied for the said position and sent a DD along with the hard copy of application form to the given address. Till now i have not received any admit card or hall ticket.
Could you please guide me on this.

jobs in reserve bank of india said...

Ajitha,the exam is to be held only in Oct.You can expect the hall ticket for RBI exam within this month.If not,contact RBI office directly & ask for duplicate hallticket

Anonymous said...

Hi,
is there any specific book for RBI exam preparation?.
Please provide me if there is any study material..
Help appriciated

Thanks
Raj

Anonymous said...

hi

plz give only one previous rbi paper for grade B officer

Anonymous said...

how many times of candidate ,they will select for the phase 2

Anonymous said...

HI
IM BRAJENDRA
PLZ SEND ME PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS OF RBI
ALSO ADVICE SOME BOOK
PLZ IF U CAN
AT: brajendraworld@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi sir/madam,

i'm appearing for RBI officers exam,please send me previous exam papers and books to refer for RBI exam. also please give me some important tips and notes which you gained with your experience. please mail me at sourya.katuri@ymail.com

thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Pooja. Please forward me previous papers on pujaapte@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

PLease fwd me the previous RBI exam question paper - kavithaje@hotmail.com ..thanks!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE SEND ME PREVIOUS YEAR FOR RBI GRADE-B EXAM-VIPUL-VIPUL2209@GMAIL.COM

raja said...

PLease fwd me the previous RBI exam question papers

pratheep said...

hi.Please fwd me the previous RBI exam question paper.pratheep687@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello every body,

I am sreedevi.can any send me RBI grade B previus paper and meterial with guidece please.My Id is srdv.9b@gmail.com.

Thanks
sree

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

Try R.b.i. Officers Grade b Exam,Upkar publications......by Lal & Jain (or) Ramesh RBI Grade B Officers Exam Guide.These books will only help for preliminary phase.I have no idea about the main paper.......

Anonymous said...

plzz suggest ne reading material(spcly for general awareness) and previous year papers for RBI officers B grade.. sen me at apoorvajecrc@gmail.com

Thanx
Apoorva

Anonymous said...

Sir...!
I have online filld my form on 12th but i didn't take printout of that form & my voucher is missplaced now so is there any procedure to get my ID & Password again ???

Lakshmi said...

hi sir...!
i have applied for Rbi grade b officer exam. So please suggest me with the name of the book and author's name which help me in the written test
lakshmi.gangadhara@gmail.com

Ramya said...

Hi,

I have already sent a DD along with the hard copy of application form to the given address. I havent received the hall ticket.

Which office should i approach in chennai to get a duplicate hall ticket./

Anonymous said...

If a candidate does not receive 'AL' for 'WE'/any other communication from the Board, he/she should contact the in-charge of the RBI office, (SBI office in case of Agartala, Aizawl, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Port Blair and Shillong) during office hours, at the Examination Centre indicated in the App. along with a passport size signed photograph, two days before the date of examination for necessary guidance

Anonymous said...

Does any one have any link to any web site which has some preparatory materials for the RBI grade B prelims exam....plz share for the common benefit...

Regards'

Raman Jaiswal

Ashish K. Jha said...

Plz send me the previous paper on my id which is
ashishkjha007@gmail.com
Thank you in advance

Anonymous said...

how to apply 4 dis job
is dis still open

Anonymous said...

when i expect to get admit card of rbi group b officer exam.which is likely to held on oct.

Anonymous said...

hi.. plz send previous rbi grade b officer question paper to kokilaca@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi.. plz send previous rbi grade b officer question paper to babitakumarii@rediffmail.com

Anonymous said...

hello sir, pls send me the previous grade b officer question paper in priyajitsett@gmail.com... it will be a great help for me ....

Anonymous said...

Hi this is garima!

Please forward last year RBI question papers at my mail id-
garimacs@yahoo.com

garima

PRIYA said...

hello.... this is priya....
Im doing my 1st year in Bse Applied science....
I would like to know d eligility criteria for writing reserve bank exam...
Awaiting for a reply.......

Anonymous said...

hi.. this is saranya..
i am preparing for RBI grade B officer exam.. Kindly mail me one set of previous question paper of RBI grade B Officer exam to my e-mail id saranya_251086@yahoo.co.in. and also give me instructions how to prepare for general awareness for the same..Thank you very much..

Anonymous said...

pls send me previous years paper of rbi grade officer exam at my id monikaeximsinha@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi sir,
i have applied for Rbi grade b officer exam. So please suggest me with the name of the book and author's name which help me in the written test
and also give me instructions how to prepare for general awareness for the same on my id monikaeximsinha@gmail.com

reserve bank grade b exam said...

For all those looking for RBI Grade B Exam Books,read Popular Books for RBI Exam

Anonymous said...

hi sir,
can u plz send me the previous papers of RBI grade B exam..
also i applied for training for RBI till nw i didnt get ny intimation of hall ticket abt training..
so plz mail me to my id sujeetha.karnati@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello Sir,

This is Priyajit... can u suggest what type of General Awareness would like to be coming in RBI exam... and what will be the cut offs....is thr any individual sectional cut off or over all cutoff??? pls give some suggestion

Smita said...

hi sir,
i am kamal sinha, i have applied for the post of RBI grade officer but till now i could not get my admit card so please help me sir......

kamal kumar sinha
kamalkumarsinha@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hello iam b.tech student (electronics and instrumentation branch) i got 56%. can i eligible for oriental bank of commerce

Anonymous said...

Sir,
Please send me previous papers of RBI Officer Grade B.
Id parul72969@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i have applied for rbi b grade exam when i will get admit card of exam

sunil said...

i am waiting for admit card of rbi grade b exam

srinvas said...

hello any wants 2 read abt General awareness,plz mail me

sree.physics@gmail.com
srinu.uoh@gmail.com

thank u so much.

Anonymous said...

Sir,
Please send me previous papers of RBI Officer Grade B.
my mail id is -
piyush.baranwal@rediffnmail.com

Anonymous said...

pls send me previor yeras papers to sheenaj.joseph@rediffmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi
I have not recieved my admit card yet. could u tell me how can i get it.

mohammed said...

Dear sir..
i have applied the post of rbi grade-b.. still i didnt receive.. i am in coimbatore.. here i dont know whom to contact and get duplicate cop of call letter.. please help. what should i do further..

Anonymous said...

is there any book for RBI Officers Grade-B exam?

rbi grade b officers exam halltickets said...

We have already posted about RBI Grade B Exam Books.So please look into it.

Still not received RBI Grade B Officer Exam halltickets - Read on who to contact for RBI Halltickets

Anonymous said...

TO ALL
YES THER IS A BOOK FOR RBI
OF SAKTHI PUBLICATIONS
PLS FIND OUT AT UR NEAREST BOOK STORE

AND EVEN I HAVENT RECEIVED MY HALL TICKET
:(

Anonymous said...

HI, can i find material of rbi grade b examination through net , if can please let me know the link ........ or is there any book which covers all the previous years question papers . pls help ( chandu_357@yahoo.co.in )

Anonymous said...

hi, i am going to appear the rbi exam grade b. so i need some previous question paper.so plz help (subha_anandan@yahoomail.com)

Anonymous said...

sir,it would be very helpful if u cud post previous yr. question papers of rbi grade b exam at preranaroy_2007@rediffmail.com

Anonymous said...

hai
plz send me some previous question paper of rbi grade b officer.