RBI Grade ‘B’ Officer Recruitment – 2018

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officer Recruitment – 2018

RBI Grade B 2018

Last updated on August 2nd, 2018 at 04:36 pm

RBI Grade B 2018 applications are closed now.


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.

Suggested: Read about the SBI PO Recruitment 2018.

List of Contents

  1. RBI Grade B: Job Profile and Salary
  2. RBI Grade B: Important Dates
  3. Number of Vacancies
  4. RBI Grade B Exam Date
  5. Medium of Examination
  6. Mode of Examination
  7. RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria
    1. Nationality.
    2. Educational Qualifications.
    3. Age limits.
    4. Number of Attempts.
  8. RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
  9. RBI Grade B Interview
  10. How to Apply?
    1. Application fee.
    2. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
    3. Registration procedure.
  11. RBI Grade B Syllabus
  12. RBI Grade B Admit Card
  13. RBI Grade B Results
  14. 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)

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Release of Official Notification for RBI Grade B 20183rd July 2018
Start of RBI Grade B 2018 Online Registrations3rd July 2018
End of Online Registrations23rd July 2018
Issuance of Admit Card for RBI Grade B 2018 Phase I1st week of August 2018
RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Date (Phase I/Paper I)

  • Officers in Gr B (DR) General (Phase I exam)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR (Paper I)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM@ (Paper I)
16th August 2018
Phase I Exam Results3rd week of August 2018
Issuance of Admit Card for Phase II last week of August 2018
RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Date (Phase II/Paper II & III)

  • Officers in Gr B (DR) General (Phase II exam)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR (Paper II & III)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM@ (Paper II & III)
  • 6th September 2018.
  • 6th/7th September 2018.
Phase II Exam Results4th week of Sept 2018
RBI Grade B 2018 Interview DateOct 2018
Declaration of Final ResultsNovember 2018

RBI Grade B 2018 Vacancies

The vacancies announced for various posts in the exam are as follows:

CategoryOfficers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- GeneralOfficers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPROfficers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM
Scheduled Castes (SC)200401
Scheduled Tribes (ST)100103
Other Backward Classes (OBC)330602

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Date

RBI Grade B Exam 2018 will be held for 3 posts – 

  • Officers in Gr B (DR) General
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM@

The exam date for the following posts and corresponding phases or papers is as follows:

ParticularsExam date
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) General (Phase I exam)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR (Paper I)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM@ (Paper I)
16th August 2018.
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) General (Phase II exam)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR (Paper II & III)
  • Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM@ (Paper II & III)
  • 6th Sept 2018.
  • 6th/7th Sept 2018.
  • 6th/7th Sept 2018.
InterviewsOct 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.
  • 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.
  • Age relaxations will be provided as per post availability for reserved categories. Last year following relaxations were provided:
CategoryAge Relaxation
Ex-employees of banking institutions5 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH10 years
Citizens of Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 19895 years
Defense Service Personnel disabled on duty3 years

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:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks
General Awareness8080
English Language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3030

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.

PapersType of PaperTime Allotted (min)Marks
Economic and Social IssuesObjective90100
English LanguageSubjective90100
Finance and Management/Economics
Total 270300

Pattern Summary

Phase IPhase II
Type of questionsObjectiveObjective and Subjective
Examination modeOnlineOnline
Total no. of questions200N/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)
Duration2 hours1.5 hours X 3
Total marks200300
Negative marking0.25 marksN/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?

Application portal for RBI Grade B 2018 examination is open now.

The last date to apply for the exam was 23rd July 2018.

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.

Aspirants can go through the RBI Grade B exam Syllabus in detail.

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.

RBI Official Websitehttp://www.rbi.org.in/
RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Official Notificationhttps://opportunities.rbi.org.in/Scripts/bs_viewcontent.aspx?Id=3503
RBI Grade B 2018 Application Closed.
RBI Grade B 2018 Admit Card DownloadN/A
RBI Grade B 2018 Score Card DownloadN/A
RBI Grade B 2018 Merit ListN/A


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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


Date of birth :25 Apr 1988… Am I eligible for RBI 2018




Mam i have secured in college 73% but in 10th 53% and in 12th i have secured 71% with arear in mathamatics..shall i apply for RBI PO


Age relx on category

Chanchala Thakur

I have secured 60%+ in (10th & graduation) but , haven’t in 12th ( 58%). &
I belong to general category,
So can I apply for this or not

Nitesh Tiwari

No dear.

Sonam tobgyal

I m a ST candidate from Arunachal pradesh. Only Simple pass in b. Com..
But on the other hand i scored 65 percent in M. Com.
Can i apply..
Plz plz reply…




My age is 20 and on June 30 2018 , my age will be 21, will I be able to give rbi grade b examination on 2018

Mayuri Ghagare

I got 58% in 12th.
Can you please tell me if I am eligible for this exam?

Vivek Sharma

No you are not

Chumki Mukherjee

Sir/madam I belong to a general category.I got more than 75% marks in both 10th and 12th standard.But in graduation I got only 57%.am I eligible for R.B.I grade B exam??


My degree programme will be getting over in 2018 by August, can I apply for this exam?

Ankita Patil

As per the above mentioned work experience whether Multipurpose co-operative society being a financial institution is considered as for the age relaxation ?

Mahendra varma R

Mam , My name is Mahendra varma . I have required qualifications in my 10 th 80% , 12 the 86% . In college my cgpa is 6.51 though in my college (anna university , mit )degree certificate conversion to % from cgpa is given as *10 . ie 6.51* 10 =65%. Am eligible ? ???


Hello Sir

I am working in punjab state cooperative bank. my age is 30yrs. Am I eligible for age relaxation under those working in Financial institution.

Ankita Bangre

Mam i have required qualification in my 10th std 80.15% , 12 std 52 % ,graduation 59.40 % and in post graduation 7.78 %. So can i apply for this exam?



I am an OBC candidate. 12th and graduation my percentage is above 60%. but at 10th is 50% only.
Can I apply for the examination?

Easha Tripathi

I am BCA graduate and pursuing MCA secnd year…
And my question is related to age that my 20 will complete on 29 December… May I eligible for this my 21 starting after the 29 ..so may I eligible for this exam


i have done my MBA with 70% marks and y engineering with 56% marks but in last year of the engineeirng my aggregate was 60% and in the degree it is written that Passed with first class. so will I be eligible for the EXAM. also will my Post graduation or Gradutation marks would be taken into Consideration?


i have secured 60+ % in degree and 12 std but in 10th secured 54% only am i eligible to write grade b.

Please help…

Sangeeta Gahlot

Madam I am currently working in sbi as branch manager. Do I have to take permission before giving exam?? What are other requirements for employee of SBI?


Mam i have scored 67.20%in last year of my degree… And 58.62% is my overall agreegate of degree…. Is m eligible for exam.. Which one % is considerable for exm…

Aniket Sanjay Mandvikar

Sir Iam 26 yrs and working as engineer. I want to prepare for RBI grade B officer2018. Since Iam from engineering background, how should I begin.

shubham, gupta

hii sir mere inter me 56 % marks hai kya mai rbi grade b ke form ke liye apply kar sakta hu
mai genral hu


Details about the call letters


can u tell me that after accomodation hra is provide or not in rbi grade b. Because after deduction of hra in hand salary will be lower that what u have mentioned. please clarify.

Nishu Singh

what is the maximum upper age for general category.my D.O.B.= 06 .01.1986. I have been working in Psu since 2010.


PLEASE REPLY TO MY MAIL aswini.jobs22@gmail.com


my graduation percentage is 58 according to my degree certificate which calculates just last 4 semester, but notification says all semesters which would make my percentage 62 in which case I would be eligible, so want to clarify if I can apply.


Hello! I’m currently pursuing B.tech degree 4th year.
Am I eligible for exam ?
10,12 and till last semester I have secured 60%


hello i am in final semester doing BBA and i got 58% in 10th class and 80% in 12th class. am i elegible for this exam?


could you please confirm the date of Grade B in 2018? or could you please tell the exact month in which exam could take place ?


Hello sir madam myself asha and my age is 22 .I have scored in 10th 70% and in 12th 69%.but I’m not graduate bcoz I got married so can I apply this exam

bharat bhushan

My d.o.b oct27,1988.Am i aplicable for rbi grade b officer exam 2018…if it happen in june-july2018.

Abhishek Malhotra

how to prepare for this exam if i haven’t studied economics and finance. I have done Bca …can u pls lead me what stuffs to be read.

Swathi s

Hello I am swathi completed my b.com with 64% of aggregate marks and my 10th & 12th has 58% of marks in each am i eligible to participate in this exam??? Please do reply for me……

Swathi s

Hello i am swathi completed my b.com with 64% of aggregate marks and my 10th &12th has 58% of marks am i eligible for this exam….

Vivek Sharma

Is it worth to join it as I am currently working in CIL as MT Environment.


Hello Sir/Mam, I am a B.Sc. graduate with maths. I have not study finance,management,statistic. But I have keen interest to join RBI.How I cop with these subjects.except these I am good enough in other subjects.
please help.

Shekhar kumar singh

Expected vacancy for 2018 rbi grade b officer.

Avaya Kumar

I passed my Graduation from utkal University with aggregate 53 percent but in hons physics I have 60 percent,m a general candidate,m I eligible for Rbi grade b ,I have above 60 percent in both 10th & + 2 sc.

Alka Arora


I’m Alka arora, worked as Assistant branch manager im Svc Bank.Ltd for 6 yrs. Engineer by qualification. I’m born 11july 1985. Will I be eligible to give the exam as per relaxation for banking experience candidates?


I have 70% in 10th & 12th but 50% in Graduation , am I eligible ???


Hii my DOB is 13-05-88. and currently working in State Bank of India. Am I eligible for exam as it is mentioned here upper age limit relaxed for staff working in financial institutions


Final year btech student can apply ?


i have 10 years of experience working in commercial retail banking . Kindly advice if im eligible for RBI grade B . My present age is 33 years . Can i apply for RBI grade B .


49% in HSLC ,68% in HSSLC and 65% in degree am i eligible for this exam in case of ST


Hello sir me general category candidate hu mere graduation me 63% he and 10th and 12th me 60% se kam he kya me apply kr Santa hu… ?

Smriti Singh

Hello Ma’am,
I’m pursuing BE and right now I’m in last semester. My exam is going on and i will complete my graduation by the end of may . My average scores is more than 65% and I’m also full filing the criteria of 10th and 12th marks. Am i eligible to apply for rbi grade b exam.?


Mam I have more than 60% in both 10th n 12th but i have 57% in graduation nd i have reserved backward category…I belong to jk state can i apply??


Will I get RBI grade b previous year question paper.