RBI Grade ‘B’ Exam Pattern: – Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the Examination for the recruitment of grade ‘B’ officers for the various branches of the banks which will be conducted online. Candidates, intending to apply for the post should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by RBI. Examination pattern details are given below…


Exam Pattern: – Examination will be conducted in two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main which consists of objective type questions. Total marks of the Preliminary (Phase- I) exam are 200 and duration is 2 hour & total marks on Main exam are 300 marks and duration is 270 minutes. There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, there will be no negative marking for that question. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.


The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows….

  1. Preliminary Examination (Phase- I)
S. No.Name of testDuration
1.General AwarenessComposite Time of 2hour
2.English Language
3.Quantitative Ability
4.Reasoning Ability


  1. Main Examination (Phase- II)
S. No.Name of PaperType of paperDurationMarks
1.Paper-I: Economic and Social IssuesObjective Type90 Minutes100
2.Paper II: English (Writing Skills)Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard90 Minutes100
3.Paper-III: Finance and ManagementObjective type90 Minutes100


  1. Interview: – Candidates will be 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. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 50 marks. 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.
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