Exam Date : 17th June 2019
Result Date : 30th June 2019

RBI Grade B 2019 Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Introduction:

  • Purpose: The Reserve Bank of India employs professionals across various departments to handle the internal functioning of the organization. RBI will conduct Grade 'B' examination #yearto recruit eligible candidates for the following posts: Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) streams. 

  • Official website: The official website of the Reserve bank of India is www.rbi.org.in.
  • Conducting Authority: The test will be conducted at the national level and will administrated by the Reserve Bank of India Services Board.

  • Stages: The recruitment drive can be divided into Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates will be considered eligible for the 2nd and 3rd round of selection only if they qualify the previous one.

  • Mode of exam: RBI Grade B Exam is conducted in both online and offline modes depending upon the post in concern.

  • Eligibility for recruitment: The eligibility can be divided based on age, nationality and academic qualification. The criteria will vary according to the posts.

  • Duration of exam: The preliminary exam of RBI Grade B recruitment will be conducted for a duration of 120 minutes/2 hours. The main exam will be conducted for a duration of 270 minutes/4 and a half hours. 
  • Headquarters: RBI is headquartered at 6, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001. Since the RBI controls the Monetary and Banking system of India, recruits will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the country. 

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Details:

Exam Name


Level of exam

National level

Mode of Test

Online/Offline (depending on the post)


Candidate must have completed a Bachelor Degree from government recognised university/ institution.


Reserve Bank of India Services Board



RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Recruitment

  • Payscale: RBI is expected to offer the Grade 'B' recruits a payscale ranging between 4,20,000 (per annum) up to 8,00,000 (per annum) depending on the post.

  • Official Notification: The official notification for RBI Grade B exam 2019 will be released in the first week of May 2019

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Dates

  • Application Window: The application window will be functional as and when the official notification has been released. Candidates can start applying from the month of May 2019. The last date to fill the application form will be notified when the official notification is released.

  • Date of Examination: RBI Grade B 2019 exam date will be announced on the official website. The preliminary exam (phase-I) is expected to be conducted in June 2019. And the phase-II (main examination) will be conducted a month after the conduction of the preliminary exam (July 2019 - expected).  

  • Check RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Dates to know more about RBI Grade B 2019 exam dates, registration dates, admit card release date and results. 

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Vacancy

  • Posts offered: RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 will be conducted for recruiting the following officers: Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) streams.

  • Vacancies: The exact number of vacancies will be notified in the official RBI Grade 'B' 2019 notification. The number of vacancies expected to be released in 2019 is 160. Reservations will be provided for SC/ST, OBC candidates, and PH candidates.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria in order to apply for the RBI Grade 'B' post. The eligibility can be divided into the following categories:

  • Nationality: A candidate must be any of the following:

    • must be a citizen of India, or

    • must be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or

    • must be a Tibetan refuge, permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962, or

    • a subject of Indian origin who migrated from either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam having the intention to reside in India permanently.

Note that the applicants belonging to any of the (b), (c), and (d) category, must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

  • Age:

    • Upper & Lower Limit: All applicants must be atleast 21 years to be eligible to apply. However, an applicant cannot be more than 30 years of age on May 1st, 2019. If the candidates are M.Phil. or Ph.D., the upper age limit will be relaxed to 32 and 34 years respectively.

    • Relaxation: All reserved category candidates are entitled to age relaxation. The exact amount of relaxation will be based on the Government of India norms.

  • Educational Qualification: Following are the prescribed eligibility criteria for the various posts: 


Minimum Educational Qualification required

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate for all semesters/years (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or any grade equivalent to the above in Bachelor’s degree/12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th board examinations.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR

The candidate must possess a Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, obtaining at least 55% marks or any equivalent grade. 5% of relaxation in aggregate score will be provided for reserved category candidates.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

The candidate must have obtained a Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/Mathematical Statistics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay scoring a minimum of 55% aggregate marks considering all semester/years or any grade equivalent to the above; OR

The candidate must have obtained a Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate considering all semester/years and 1-year PG Diploma in Statistics or related subjects from a recognised and well-known institute; OR

A M. Stat. degree holder from Indian Statistical Institute obtaining a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate considering all semesters/years; OR

A PG Diploma holder in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered and administrated by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta obtaining a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate considering all semesters/years or any equivalent grade.

Note: All reserved category (SC/ST/PWD) candidates, must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in Master's degree


  • Number of Attempts: For general category candidates, the maximum limit for application is 6 whereas there is no such restrictions for other category of candidates. 

Read more about the RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 Eligibility.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Syllabus 

The RBI exam syllabus for the preliminary and the main exam are as listed below:

  • Preliminary exam: RBI GRADE B exam 2019 syllabus for Paper 1 (prelims) includes General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning

  • Main exam: RBI GRADE B 2019 syllabus for Paper 2 (main) includes English (writing skills), Economic & Social Issues, Finance & Management/Economics/ Statistics.

  • Read in detail about RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 Syllabus.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Pattern

RBI Exam Pattern is different for Preliminary and Mains Examination. Candidates obtaining equal or more than the qualifying marks in the preliminary exam will be deemed eligible to write the main examination.

Preliminary Examination

  • Total Questions: The test will have a total of 200 questions.

  • Type: All questions asked will be objective in nature and multiple choice type.

  • Duration: Candidates will be given 2 hours to finish the test.

  • Questions asked: The questions will be set from the following disciplines: Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning

  • Total Marks: All 200 questions will carry 1 mark each which adds to a total of 200 marks.

Check the division of questions and marks for RBI Grade B Phase I examination:





No. of Questions

Marks alloted

General Awareness



English Language



Quantitative Aptitude






Main Examination

  • The questions asked will be provided with multiple choices (MCQ). There will be a subjective question section as well.

  • The main exam will be conducted only for the candidates who qualify the preliminary exam.

  • Questions asked: The questions will be set from the following disciplines: Economic and Social Sciences, English, Finance, and Management

  • Type: There will be both objective and subjective type questions in the main examination. 

  • Medium of paper: Other than English, the question paper section for other subjects will be set bilingually (Hindi and English).

  • Duration: Candidates will be provided 1 hour and 30 minutes for completing every section.

The distribution of questions and marks for RBI Grade B Phase II examination is tabulated below::



Time alloted


Economic and Social Issues








Optional Subject






270 minutes

300 marks

Distribution of marks

  • Correct response: For every correct response, the applicants will be awarded 1 mark.

  • Negative marking: For every incorrect response, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • No marks will be deducted for un-answered questions.

  • Read more about RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 Exam Pattern.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Application Process

All applications must be submitted online on the official website. There is no provision for offline application.

Note: Applicants for posts in both Gr. B (DR)-General and Gr B (DR) DEPR / DSIM will be required to apply separately for each of these positions. Also, the application fees must be paid separately for the posts.

How to Apply?

  • The candidates must visit the official website, www.rbi.org.in. Once on the website they should navigate and click on the link “Recruitment for the post of Officers in Gr. B (DR) General/DEPR/DSIM”.

  • The Application links for Gr B -(DR)-General and DEPR/DSIM will be displayed separately.

  • In case of a fresh registration, the candidate must choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and provide details of your name, contact and email-id.

  • Once registered, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system.

  • The above particulars will be sent to the registered candidate via email & SMS on the very ID and number provided by them during the registration process.

  • Once done, fill the remaining fields with the required information.

  • After this point, the candidate must upload scanned images of their recent passport sized photograph and signature of following specifications:



Recent, color, passport-sized photograph of the candidate (light/white background prefered)

Dimensions: 200 X 230 pixels

Image File Type: JPG or JPEG

Image File size: not more than 50KB

Signature of the candidate on a white paper (signature must be done using black ink)

Dimensions: 140X60 pixels

Image File Type: JPG or JPEG

Image File size: not more than 20K

  • Now, the candidates will be required to pay the application fee using Debit/Credit Cards, Internet Banking, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.

  • Once the fee has been paid, the candidate must obtain and preserve the ‘e-receipt’ as a proof.

  • Lastly, choose "Save and Next" once you have verified all the details entered.

RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Application Fee

The application fee can be paid online only. Check the fee payable for candidates belonging to various categories:

Category of Candidate

Particulars of charge



Intimation Charges



Application Fee including intimation charges






  • Candidates are advised to obtain a printout of duly filled RBI Grade B Exam Application Form for reference purpose.

  • Note that there will not be any Application Form Correction window, so all details must be entered carefully.

  • There will not be any refund for the fee paid.

  • Application fee charges waiver will be applicable only for the RBI Staff who meet specific eligibility criteria.

Read more about RBI Grade B 2019 Application Process.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Admit Card

  • Release Date: Candidates who register succesfully on the official website will be issued the admit card. The Admit Card is expected to be released two weeks prior to the conduction of the exam.

  • Where to download: Candidates will have to visit the official website of RBI to download admit card of both the Prelims and Main exams.

  • In case of any discrepancies in the information printed on the admit card, candidates must notify the authority immediately.

Documents to be furnished along with Admit Card:

  • Along with the admit card, candidates will be required to carry a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification at the examination centre.

  • The IDs which will be considered acceptable are: PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Centres

  • Choices: For RBI Grade B Examination 2019, applicants will be required to provide one choice each for the preliminary and main exam. 

  • "First-apply-first-allot" policy will be used for the allotment of RBI Grade B Exam Centers in 2019.

  • The preliminary and main exam are expected to be conducted across 158 and 20 test centres respectively.

Check out all the RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Centres.

RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Results

Score cards will not be issued for qualifying candidates. Marks obtained in RBI Grade B Examination 2019 Phase-I(prelims) will be released on the official website. But, the marks obtained in Phase-II(main) exam and Interview will be published on the bank's website once the results for the same have been declared.

  • Only those who obtain the minimum marks as prescribed by the Board in Phase I will qualify to appear in the Phase II or main examination.

  • Scores obtained by the candidates in various stages of RBI Grade B Exam 2019 will undergo normalization using the equi-percentile method.

  • Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board.

  • The list of candidates shortlisted for Phase-II exam will be notified on the official website within a week of Phase-I exam.

  • Candidates who qualify for subsequent rounds would be sent notifications via E-mail/SMS to download Admission Letters or Interview Call Letters.

Steps to check result are as follows:

  • Go to the official website rbi.org.in

  • Navigate and click the link “Result of RBI Grade B Examination 2019”.

  • Enter your Name and Roll Number.

  • Download and obtain a print-out of the same for further reference.

Read about all important dates and other details regarding RBI Grade B 2019 Results.

RBI Grade B 2019 Interview

  • Candidates obtaining equal or more than cut off prescribed for the Main exam will be shortlisted for the interview based on total score secured in Phase-II Exam.

  • The board will finalize the final cut-off score and notify the test-takers.

  • After the results of the main exam have been declared, a list of candidates selected for the interview will be published on the official website and interview call letters will be sent to the candidates on their registered email ID.

  • Interview will be conducted for a total of 50 marks. 

  • Candidates can either appear for the interview in Hindi or English.

  • The final selection will involve a merit list prepared by the Board by adding Main exam score and interview marks secured by the candidates.

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