RBI Grade B Advertisement Is Out 2018: Notification Date, Exam Date, Syllabus, Cut Off




RBI Grade B Advertisement Is Out 2018: Notification Date, Exam Date, Syllabus, Cut Off




RBI Grade B notification 2018 will be out soon with 166 Grade B Officer vacancies. The offline notice for RBI Grade B recruitment 2018 has been published in the newspaper. The online application link will get activated on 3rd July 2018. 23rd July is the last date of RBI Grade B application form. The tentative exam dates of RBI Grade B Officer 2018 exam also announced with notification. The exam will be held on 16th August and 7th September 2018 in multiple shifts. So if you’re preparing for RBI Grade B exam 2018, check out the syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, vacancies, question paper, and free mock test for Officer online preparation.



Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for RBI Grade B exam, candidates should fulfill the following criteria –

  1. Age Eligibility-

    To qualify in RBI exam the minimum required age is 21 years and maximum age 30 years. If a candidate possesses M.Phil and Ph.D. degree, the upper age limits in these cases are 32 and 34 years respectively.

  2. Educational Qualification (for RBI Grade B (General)-

    Candidate should have minimum 60% marks (for SC/ ST/ PWD, 50%) or equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree, 12th (Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard.


RBI Grade B Online Application

The online application for RBI Grade B 2018 exam will start from 03rd July and the closing date is 23rd July 2018. The Apply online link will be updated here on 3rd July.

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2018

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will introduce 160+ Vacancies for 2018 RBI Grade B Exam. Let’s have a look at the tentative vacancy for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam.

Serial Number Posts Vacancy
1. RBI Grade B (GEN) 127
2. RBI Grade B (OBC) 22
3. RBI Grade B (SC/ST) 17

RBI Grade B Salary 2018

All the Officers selected through RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be given the annual salary of 12-14 Lac. Along with this CTC comes numerous emoluments and perks. The Pay Scale for the RBI grade B Officer is Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400. This means that you will be having basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- in which you will get an increment of Rs. 1,750/- up till nine years of your service. After the completion of nine years you will get into the executive band wherein the basic pay will be of Rs. 50,900/- and then again for the next two years you will get an increment of Rs. 1,750/- and further an increment of rs. 2000/- for the following 2 years thus ending up with the basic pay of Rs. 62,400/- and this is when you don’t get any promotion. Apart from the Basic Pay, multiple emoluments such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Conveyance Allowance etc. will also be provided.

RBI Grade B 2018 Detailed Syllabus

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RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase-I exam
  • phase-II exam and
  • interview process

Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Prelims

Serial Number Section Asked No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern Mains

Serial Number Section Asked Paper Type Maximum Marks Duration
1. Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 minutes
2. Finance and Management Descriptive 100 90 minutes
3. English (Writing Skills) Objective 100 90 minutes

RBI Grade B Officer Interview Process

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III of Phase II exam. Interview Process will carry 50 marks.

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of RBI Grade B 2018 exam is just like the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness and
  • English Language


Apart from the above mentioned three sections in Mains Exam, an additional section of English (Written Skills) is also present through which a candidate is tested on his/her writing skills.





RBI Grade B 2018 Eligibility

Candidates are required to follow the given criteria to be eligible for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam:

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a subject of Nepal
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan
  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Criteria: RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both age included) to apply for RBI Grade B exam 2018.

Age Relaxation: Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Physically Handicapped 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Educational Qualification: Candidate appearing for the RBI officer examination-2018 must be a graduate from a recognized university or institute. He/Shemust have attained 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Candidates having Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination. In addition to this, candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks will be allowed to apply for the RBI Exam 2018. Candidates having post graduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI Officer Grade B exam 2018. Chartered Accountant (CA), Company secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.

RBI Grade B 2018 Detailed Syllabus


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RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Application Fees

A total of Rs. 850/- is the application fee to be paid by candidates belonging to General and OBC category for RBI Grade B 2018 exam. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

RBI Grade B 2018 Admit Card

The RBI Grade B Admit Card 2018 will be released separately for both Phase-I and Phase-II exam. The admit card for Phase-II Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the Phase-I exam of RBI Grade B.

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Results

The results for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. A candidate is required to qualify both Phase-I and Phase-II exam to get a chance to sit for the interview process. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates after the interview process is complete. The final selection is based on how well you do in your interview.

RBI Grade B Exam Cut Off

The cut off for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by cut off for Phase-II exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut off list released by RBI.

Official RBI Grade B Cut Off 2017 – Phase I

Section Category
16.50 12.50 11.00 11.00 11.00
REASONING 11.00 8.00 6.75 6.75 6.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 6.75 5.25 4.75 4.75 4.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 4.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00
Total Marks 78.00 68.00 64.00 64.00 64.00

Cut Off marks for RBI Grade-B Phase-II and III – 2016

Recruitment Stage Category
Aggregate of Paper- I, Paper-II and Paper-III Gen OBC SC ST
176.75 161.75 155.75 155.75
Aggregate marks in Written exam & Interview 225.50 211.00 204.25 210.25

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Preparation

To score high in RBI Grade B 2018 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in the syllabus so that preparation can be done accordingly. Candidates have the option to opt for Offline Coaching Program offered by Career Power to enhance their skills. They can also solve Mock Test Papers to self-analyse themselves and prepare judiciously for this upcoming exam



RBI Grade B Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Event Name Dates
Start date of RBI Grade B Online Application 3rd July 2018
Last date to apply online for RBI Grade 2018 23rd July 2018
RBI Grade B Exam Date 2018 16th Aug 2018, 07th Sep 2018
RBI Grade B Admit Card Download Date 10 days prior to the exam



RBI Grade B Preliminary Exam syllabus:

The preliminary examination of RBI Grade B exam 2018 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Current Affairs
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Indian Financial Systems
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles Indian Banking Systems
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Monetary Plans
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks National Institutions
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Banking Terms
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

RBI Grade B 2018 Detailed Syllabus


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RBI Grade B Mains syllabus:

The Mains Examination of RBI Grade B exam 2018 will constitute of 3 sections: Economic & Social Issues, Finance and Management. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Subject Syllabus
Economic & Social Issues Growth and Development
Economic Reforms in India
Social Structure in India
Finance Financial System
Financial Markets
Risk Management
Basics of Derivatives
Development in Financial Sector
Union Budget
Managemnet Role of Manager
Human Resource Development
Motivation, Morale and Incentives
Corporate Governance

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of RBI Grade B exam.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.










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RBI Grade B 2018 Detailed Syllabus

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4 Thoughts to “RBI Grade B Advertisement Is Out 2018 : 166 Posts Notification Date, Exam Date, Syllabus, Cut Off”

  1. Shraddha

    I have 49% and I belong sc category can I apply for RBI GRADE B

    1. Akshay Kothari


      No, you cannot apply for RBI Grade B Officer.

      But don’t worry, there are many other bank exams you can apply for. Check the list of all the upcoming bank exams here:


      Best of Luck!

  2. Nipendra kumar

    Sir, I have a degree in computer science. Am I eligible for only DR GENERAL post?

  3. Vikram

    I have 6.66 (CGPA) in masters HR & MARKETING ..can i apply for rbi grade b

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