RBI Grade ‘B’ Officer Recruitment – 2018

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officer Recruitment – 2018

RBI Grade B 2018

Currently, no official announcement with regards to RBI Grade B 2018 has been made.


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the central banking institution of India and controls the monetary policy of the country. It regulates all the banks and provides essential financial services like inflation control, the issue of currency, storage of foreign exchange reserves etc. RBI, starting from 2015, conducts a national-level recruitment examination for selection of its grade B level officers. The RBI Grade B recruitment test comprises of three stages: Phase I, Phase II (both Online), and an interview. The test takes place every year in the month of June with notification being released in May. In 2017, close to 2 lakhs candidates took the RBI Grade ‘B’ Phase I exam.

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List of Contents

  1. RBI Grade B: Job Profile and Salary
  2. RBI Grade B: Important Dates
  3. RBI Grade B Exam Date
  4. Medium of Examination
  5. Mode of Examination
  6. RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria
    1. Nationality.
    2. Educational Qualifications.
    3. Age limits.
    4. Number of Attempts.
  7. RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
  8. RBI Grade B Interview
  9. How to Apply?
    1. Application fee.
    2. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
    3. Registration procedure.
  10. RBI Grade B Syllabus
  11. RBI Grade B Admit Card
  12. RBI Grade B Results
  13. Important Links.

RBI Grade B 2018 Salary

Upon clearing the RBI Grade B 2018 Officer Exam, a probation period of 2 years (extendable to 4 years) will have to be served. A RBI Grade B Officer has to handle responsibilities like currency issue and circulation, keeping inflation in check, managing central government accounts etc.

The salary of Grade B Officer in RBI differs with the area of posting but the basic pay is around Rs. 35, 000/- pm and the average total salary in-hand is around Rs. 65,000 to 68,000/- pm initially. 

RBI Grade B 2018 Important Dates (Tentative)

Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
Release of Official Notification for RBI Grade B 2018 1st week of May 2018
Start of RBI Grade B 2018 Online Registrations 1stweek of May 2018
End of Online Registrations 4thweek of May 2018
Issuance of Admit Card for RBI Grade B 2018 Phase I 1st week of June 2018
RBI Grade B 2018 Phase I Exam Date 2ndweek of June 2018
Phase I Exam Results 3rd week of June 2018
Issuance of Admit Card for Phase II 4th week of June 2018
RBI Grade B 2018 Phase II Exam Date 1stweek of July 2018
Phase II Exam Results 2nd week of July 2018
RBI Grade B 2018 Interview Date August – October 2018
Declaration of Final Results November 2018

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Date

RBI Grade B Exam 2018 Phase I will be held in the 2nd week of June 2018 and Phase II should be held in 1st week of July 2018.

Particulars Exam date
Phase I 2nd week of June 2018
Phase II 1st week of July 2018
Interviews Beginning from 1st week of August 2018

Medium of Examination

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Phase I shall be conducted in both ENGLISH and HINDI. For Phase II, except English Language Paper, the other two papers shall be conducted in both ENGLISH and HINDI. The candidate can opt for either of the languages.

Mode of Examination

RBI Grade B 2018 exam (both Phase I and Phase II) will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and thus shall be conducted online.

RBI Grade B 2018 Eligibility 


Candidate must either be a –

  • Citizen of India or,
  • Citizen of Nepal or subject of Bhutan or,
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who have migrated from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan or East African countries and intend to permanently settle in India.


Candidate must have completed his/her graduation with 60%(50% in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates) or more marks from a recognized college or university.

He/she must have secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or more marks in 10th and 12th standard examinations too.

RBI Grade B 2018 Age Limit

  • The candidate must be in the age range 21-30 years, as on 1st May 2018.
  • For candidates pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D., upper age limit is 32 and 34 years respectively.
  • Upper age limit is relaxed for candidates with experience in commercial banks or financial institutions. The relaxation is equal to the number of years of experience subject to a maximum of 3 years. But even for them, upper age limit is 33 years.
  • No category based age relaxation is applicable.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts is 6 for General candidates. There is no cap on the number of attempts for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. 

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2018 exam will be conducted in two phases – Phase I and Phase II. The exam is followed by an interview. The mode of the exam, both Phase I and Phase II, shall be online.

Phase I

In Phase I, the questions shall be objective in nature (MCQs). There shall be 200 questions of 1 mark each. A negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer is the rule. The exam duration shall be 2 hours. Candidates have to secure both sectional and overall minimum qualifying marks.

The Phase I paper shall comprise of the following sections:

Section Number of Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 80
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Phase II

Those who will clear Phase I of RBI Grade B 2018 can appear for Phase II. In Phase II, both objective and subjective questions shall be present.

The Phase II examination of RBI Grade B 2018 exam shall comprise of 3 Papers. Each of these paper will be 1.5 hours long with 100 marks weight for each.

Paper III of Phase II shall have 3 optional subjects out of which candidate has to choose one.

Papers Type of Paper Time Allotted (min) Marks
Economic and Social Issues Objective 90 100
English Language Subjective 90 100
Finance and Management/Economics
Objective 90 100
Total   270 300

Pattern Summary

Phase I Phase II
Type of questions Objective Objective and Subjective
Examination mode Online Online
Total no. of questions 200 N/A
  • General Awareness.
  • English Language.
  • Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Reasoning.
  • Economic and Social Issues. (Paper I)
  • English Language. (Paper II)
  • Finance and Management/Economics
    /Statistics. (Paper III)
Duration 2 hours 1.5 hours X 3
Total marks 200 300
Negative marking 0.25 marks N/A

RBI Grade B 2018 Interview

Candidates shall be called for interview based on the marks received in Phase II of written exam. Total marks for the interview would be 50 marks. Candidates can opt for either English or Hindi for the interview. 

How to Apply for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam?

RBI Grade B 2018 Fee

The application fee for RBI Grade B exam 2018 would be Rs. 850 for General/OBC candidates, Rs. 100 for SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Service candidates and no fee for the staff of RBI.

Application fee can be paid through Online mode i.e. Netbanking/Credit Card/Debit Card.

Photograph and Signature Specifications

  • Photograph – JPEG format; Dimensions: 200 x 230; Size: 20-50 KB.
  • Signature – JPEG format; Dimensions: 140 x 60; Size: 10-20KB.

Registration Procedure

  • To register, the candidate has to enter basic details like name, email ID, date of birth, contact number etc. After registration is completed, a provisional registration number and password are generated for future use.
  • The candidate then needs to upload the photograph and signature as per the specifications mentioned earlier.
  • The candidate then has to fill up educational information and other details as they appear on the form.
  • The candidate then has to submit the application form after verifying all the details.
  • In the last stage, the candidate has to pay the application fee as per the mode mentioned earlier.

RBI Grade B 2018 Syllabus

The RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will test the candidate on everything from English to Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. For Finance and Management paper, knowledge of financial markets, financial systems etc. shall be tested. The English language paper shall test the writing skills of the candidates. In Economic and Social Issues paper, topics like growth and development, economic reforms etc. shall be covered.

Read the detailed syllabus on http://edupadhai.com/rbi-grade-b-2018-syllabus/

RBI Grade B 2018 Admit Card

The admit cards for Phase I will be issued in the 1st week of June 2018 (tentatively) and those for Phase II will be issued in the 4th week of June 2018 (tentatively).

Candidates need to carry a photo identity proof along with the admit card on the day of the examination. The admit card is mandatory for appearing in the examination and strictly not transferable.

RBI Grade B 2018 Results

Three results would be announced for RBI Grade B examinations – Phase I, Phase II and Final. The final results for RBI Grade B 2018 will tentatively be announced in November 2018.

The final results will take into account the marks scored in both Phase II written exam and the interview.

Action Link
RBI Official Website http://www.rbi.org.in/
RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Official Notification Not Released Yet (to be released on https://opportunities.rbi.org.in)
RBI Grade B 2018 Application Status N/A
RBI Grade B 2018 Admit Card Download N/A
RBI Grade B 2018 Score Card Download N/A
RBI Grade B 2018 Merit List N/A


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  1. Hello! I’m currently pursuing bcom from university of delhi. As mentioned above the RBI b grade exam will be helding in june-july so would I be eligible for the exam ‘2018’ considering the fact that my age will be 21 years in coming December and grad result will be out in july-august?

    Thanks in advance