RBI Officer Grade B

RBI Officer Grade B

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  • Overview

    RBI Grade B Officer is a national level exam conducted by the RBI for recruitment of candidates in the Grade B category career opportunities.It encompasses both general as well as specialist posts.Through General DR posts, RBI encourages fresh graduates who are interested to contribute in the economic and financial arena of the country along with an attractive professional and personal growth.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Post NameAge LimitEducational QualificationExperience
    Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)21 - 30 YearsGraduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification.
    Note - Minimum marks required at degree level are as follows.
    UR - 60%
    SC/ST/PwBD - 50%
    Post Graduation in any discipline / Equivalent technical or
    professional qualification.
    Note - Minimum marks required at PG degree level for various categories are as follows.
    UR - 55%
    SC/ST/PwBD - Pass marks
    Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR21 - 30 Years
    A Master's Degree in Economics (or any other master's degree where "Economics" is the principal constituent of the curriculum/syllabus)
    A Master's Degree in Finance (or any other master's degree where "Finance" is the principal constituent)
    PGDM / MBA with specialization in Economics / Finance.
    Note - Minimum marks required in the above mentioned master degree for various categories are as follows.
    UR - 55%
    SC/ST/PwBD - 50%
    A Doctorate Degree in Economics, or research or teaching
    experience in economics, or publication in the field/area of Economics in standard journals.
    Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM21 - 30A Master's Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ Statistics & Informatics/ Applied Statistics & Informatics.
    Master's Degree in Mathematics or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an Institute of repute.
    M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years.
    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta.
    Note-The minimum marks required in Master’s Degree for various categories is as follows.
    UR - 55%
    SC/ST/PwBD - 50%
    (i) Candidates with a Doctorate in topics related to above subjects
    will be given preference.
    (ii) Research or teaching experience and publication
    in standard journals will be considered as an additional qualification.

    Age Relaxation for Different Categories

    CategoryAge Relaxation
    OBC3 years
    SC/ST5 years
    PwD (Unreserved)10 years
    PwD (OBC)13 years
    PwD (SC/ST)15 years
    Ex-Servicemen (ESM)Up to a maximum of five years for ex-employees of banking institutions
    Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on January 01, 2022 and have been released
    Other For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.
    There is also some age relaxation for candidates having experience as officials in the Banking and Financial Institutions as per RBI guidelines.

    Exam Pattern


    The exam for the selection of GR B (DR)-GENERAL post contains three parts(Phase I , Phase II and Interview).Qualifying Phase I and then Phase II is obligatory to go for the Interview round.Interview will be of 75 marks. Final selection will be made on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in Phase II and Interview subject to the cut-off.

    Phase-I online Examination (Objective Type)

    SubjectsNo. Of QuestionsNo. Of MarksTime Duration
    General Awareness808025 minutes
    Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
    English Language303025 minutes
    Reasoning606045 minutes
    Total200200120 minutes

    Phase-II online Examination

    SubjectType Of PaperTime DurationNo. Of QuestionsNo. Of Marks
    Paper-I: Economic and Social IssuesObjective30 minutes5050
    Descriptive90 minutes6 (3 needs to be attempted out of 6)50
    Paper II: English (Writing Skills)Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard90 minutes3100
    Paper-III: General Finance and ManagementObjective30 minutes30 50
    Descriptive90 minutes650

    GR B (DR)-DEPR

    Selection will be through Online/ Written Examination and interview. There are 3 papers for the Examination.Paper I will be objective type and Paper II and Paper III will be descriptive type

    SubjectsNo. Of Marks Time Duration
    Paper-I (Economics)100120 minutes
    Paper-II (Economics)100180 minutes
    Paper-III English 10090 minutes

    Grade B (DR)-DSIM

    Selection will be through Online/ Written Examination and interview. There are 3 papers for the Examination.Paper I will be objective type and Paper II and Paper III will be descriptive type.

    SubjectsQuestion TypeTime Duration No. Of Marks
    Paper-I (Statistics)Objective120 minutes100
    Paper-II (Statistics)Descriptive180 minutes100
    Paper-III English Descriptive90 minutes100




    Quantitative AptitudeRatio & Proportion
    Data Interpretation
    Time & Distance
    Time & Work
    Mixtures & Alligations
    Permutation & Combination
    Quadratic Equation
    Number System
    Sequence & Series
    ReasoningLogical Reasoning
    Alphanumeric Series
    Data Sufficiency
    Seating Arrangement
    Blood Relations
    Coded Inequalities
    Ranking and Direction
    General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
    Monetary Plans
    Banking Awareness
    National Institutions etc
    English LanguageReading Comprehension
    Cloze Test
    Para Jumbles
    Error Spotting
    Paragraph Completion


    Paper-I: Economic and Social IssuesGrowth and Development
    Measurement of growth
    National Income and per capita income
    Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
    Sustainable Development and Environmental issues
    Indian EconomyEconomic History of India
    Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy
    Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991
    Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget
    Indian Money and Financial Markets : Linkages with the economy
    Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process
    Public Finance
    Political Economy
    Industrial Developments in India
    Indian Agriculture
    Services sector in India
    GlobalizationOpening up of the Indian Economy
    Balance of Payments
    Export-Import Policy
    International Economic Institutions
    IMF and World Bank
    Regional Economic Cooperation
    International Economic Issues
    Social Structure in India Multiculturalism
    Demographic Trends
    Urbanization and Migration
    Gender Issues
    Social Justice
    Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged
    Social Movements
    Indian Political System
    Human Development
    Social Sectors in India
    Health and Education
    Paper-II -English (Writing Skills)The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.
    Paper-III - General Finance and Management:

    Financial System
    Reserve Bank of India and Financial Institutions
    Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy
    Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc., Changing landscape of banking sector
    Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response
    Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
    Financial Markets
    General TopicsRisk Management in Banking Sector ,
    Basics of Derivatives ,
    Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.
    Financial Inclusion
    Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
    Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
    The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends
    Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies.
    Introduction to management
    Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to
    Management functions and Managerial roles
    Nudge theory
    Meaning & concept of organizational behavior
    Personality : meaning, factors affecting personality
    Big five models of personality
    Concept of reinforcement
    Perception: concept, perceptual errors
    Motivation:Concept, importance,
    Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, McCllelands’theory of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vroom's Expectancy theory).
    Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and
    Transformational Leadership
    Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions
    Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window;
    Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types,
    Management of Conflict;
    Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change;
    Organizational Development (OD): Organizational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model).
    Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance:
    Meaning of ethics
    Why ethical problems occur in business
    Theories of ethics: Utilitarianism
    Weighing social cost and benefits, Rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights,
    Justice and caring, An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory,
    Relativism theory, Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources,
    Marketing, etc. Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of
    Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc.
    Corporate Governance
    Factors affecting Corporate Governance
    Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
    Steps in the Communication Process
    Communication Channels
    Oral versus Written Communication
    Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
    Upward, downward and lateral communication
    Barriers to Communication
    Role of Information Technology.

    GR B (DR)-DEPR

    Economics (For Paper I)Based on Master’s degree level syllabus of a Central University
    Economics (For Paper II)Based on Master’s degree level syllabus of a Central University
    English (For Paper III)Writing skill and understanding of topics

    Grade B (DR)-DSIM

    Statistics (For Paper-I)Probability: Definition of Probability, Standard distribution,
    Large and small sample theory, Analysis of Variance, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses,
    Multivariate analysis and Stochastic Processes
    Statistics (For Paper-II)Probability and Sampling
    Linear Models and Economic Statistics
    Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Non-parametric Test
    Stochastic Processes
    Multivariate analysis
    Numerical Analysis and Basic
    Computer Techniques.
    English (For Paper-III)English: The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.

    Registration Process

    • Candidates are required to apply only online using the website https://www.rbi.org.in/ and no other means/mode of application will be accepted. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available at Appendix-I which is available on the Bank’s website click here
    • Read the instructions carefully and fill the form.
    • Candidates have to make the payment of requisite fee/intimation charges through the online mode only.

    Next, candidates need to pay the Application Fee which is different for each category

    General /EWS850 INR
    OBC850 INR
    SC/ST100 INR
    PwD100 INR
    Staff Nil

    Previous Year Cut Offs

    Grade ‘B’ (DR)-General

    Recruitment StageCategory & Cut off Marks
    Aggregate Cut – Off marks in Paper- I, Paper-II and Paper- III taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidates for interview (out of total 300 marks).171.25167.00150.50150.25171.25150.25
    Aggregate marks in written examination (Paper- I, II and III) and interview taken together (out of total 375 marks) obtained by the last recommended candidate with reference to the No. of vacancies notified in the advertisement.234.50223.00202.50179.00187.50208.25(GEN)
    No PwBD Candidate qualified in ST and EWS category