The RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2016 Results (Phase I) have been announced.This is part of the officers recruitment in Reserve Bank of India under grade B cadre.Since RBI is often called the banker to banks, their working & job profiles are always different.That is the reason why RBI hires for vacancies through their own selection process while other public sector banks follow IBPS common exam route.
The RBI Grade B Notification 2016 for 163 vacant positions was released in the month of July.They had proposed to conduct two stages of online test – Phase I & II to shortlist candidates for final selection.
2600 Qualify in Phase I
The RBI Grade B phase I exams were held on September 4, 2016 at various centres across India.
It was like any other bank exam of 120 minutes with the paper consisting of sections (i) General Awareness (ii) English Language (iii) Quantitative Aptitude and (iv)Reasoning.
Within a week`s time, the bank has declared the results by publishing a list of 2600 candidates who have successfully cleared the phase I test.You may download the document directly from their website here (.pdf)
Marks & Cutoffs: The objective exam was for a total of 200 marks.Inorder to get selected for Phase – II, you should have secured the minimum cutoff in each test & also on the total score.
Both successful & unsuccessful candidates can know their marks & category-wise phase I cutoffs once its released on RBI website in the next 2 weeks.
Phase II Exam is Next
The RBI Grade B Phase II exams are scheduled to happen on September 14, 2016.It is also an online test for 300 marks & has 3 different sections.
Some important information about the Phase II that you must know are:
- Phase II tests will be held in shifts
- Candidates should appear for all shifts as all the papers are compulsory
- There is no sectional cutoffs for each paper
Since the English paper is to test your descriptive (long format) writing skills, answers must be typed using the keyboard in the computer itself.
Here are the recommended study materials to prepare for RBI grade B phase II exams
1) RBI Phase II online mock tests (15 sets) – Rs.1299 – Click here to buy online
2) Descriptive English book – Rs.249 – Click here to Buy Online
There would be separate admit letters (hall tickets) for morning & noon shift which can be downloaded from RBI website 1 week before the exam.