RBI Grade B 2021: Exam Date, Final Result, Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off

RBI Grade B 2021: Exam Date, Final Result, Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Sep 11, 2021RBI Grade B 2021 official notification has been released on the official site of RBI. Check out the RBI Grade B exam date, apply online date and other important details.
RBI Grade B 2021 official notification has been released on the official site of RBI. Check out the RBI Grade B exam date, apply online date and other important details.
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RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Official Detail

RBI Grade B is a national-level exam conducted every year by the Reserve Bank of India. RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 is an excellent opportunity for candidates who want to join the Banking sector. To be a part of RBI as a Grade B Officer, one has to successfully crack both the phases of the RBI Grade B exam along with the Interview.

RBI has recently released the RBI Grade B Mains Result 2021 download link. We have provided a direct link to download the Phase 2 result PDF. RBI Grade B Mains 2021 exam was conducted on 1st April 2021. 

RBI Grade B Mains Result 2021 Download Link

The Grade B Officer post in the Reserve Bank of India is one of the highly esteemed jobs of the country. RBI Grade B Exam is conducted annually by the Reserve Bank of India and lakhs of students take part in this recruitment drive.

RBI is the central bank of the country and the numerous perks offered for RBI Grade B post make it one of the most sought-after jobs among students. RBI Grade B Officer post holds a lucrative salary and job profile which is one of the main reasons for immense competition.

The Reserve Bank of India releases the notification for the Grade B Officers post in the various department of the Reserve Bank of India every year. In 2021, RBI Grade B notification is released for various posts including-

  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)
  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR
  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

Candidates who see their career as Grade B Officer need to prepare effectively and smartly in order to crack the competition and grab a seat as an RBI Grade B Officer in the Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2021 Highlights

Exam Conducting AuthorityReserve Bank of India
Post AvailableRBI Grade B Officer
RBI Grade B 2021 Notification DateJanuary 28, 2021
Frequency of ExamAnnually
Number of vacancies (2021)322
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains and Interview
Mode of ExamOnline
Language of ExamEnglish & Hindi
Job LocationAnywhere in India
RBI Help desk011-23711333
RBI Official Websiterbi.org.in

RBI Grade B Notification 2021: Latest Updates

RBI Grade B Final Result 2021 out! Reserve Bank of India has issued the final result for RBI Grade B 2021 recruitment. Candidates who appeared for the interview have been shortlisted on the basis of their performance in mains and interview stage. With the help of the direct link below, you can view the RBI Grade B 2021 final result status. With the release of the RBI Grade B final result 2021, the recruitment for the year has been concluded now.

RBI Grade B Final Result 2021, Check Here (General)!

RBI Grade B Final Result 2021, Check Here (DEPR)!

RBI Grade B Final Result 2021, Check Here (DSIM)!

Reserve Bank of India has issued the RBI Grade B 2021 Interview call letters for the DR (General), DEPR/DSIM posts personally to the candidates qualified for the RBI Grade B interview. However, keeping in mind the Covid-19 factors, RBI has decided to conduct the interview through video conferencing.

RBI Grade B 2021 Video Conference Interview Schedule, Check Here!

Previously, RBI rolled out the RBI Grade B Result 2021 for the mains examination. Only the candidates who have appeared for the RBI Grade B Phase II examination can download the RBI Grade B Result 2021 available at the official website of RBI. Also, we have updated the direct link to check the RBI Grade B Phase II Result 2021 below.

RBI Grade B Phase II Result 2021, Check Here!

Furthermore, the Reserve Bank of India has rolled out the RBI Grade B 2021 Cut off marks for the Phase I examination held on 06th March 2021. Candidates can check the RBI Grade B category-wise as well as subject-wise cut off for RBI Grade B Prelims 2021 exam here.

RBI Grade B Prelims Cut Off Marks 2021, Check Here!

RBI Grade B 2021 Notification officially released on 28th Jan 2021. Reserve Bank of India has rolled out the official notification for the recruitment of RBI Grade B Officer cadre on its official site.

There are a total of 322 vacancies for the Grade B Officer posts in the Reserve Bank of India that have been released under RBI Grade B 2021 recruitment. The RBI Grade B 2021 notification PDF contains all important details such as the exam date, eligibility criteria, apply online details, salary, exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, and more.

RBI announced the RBI Grade B Officer exam date for both Prelims and Mains phases. The RBI Grade B Prelims exam took place on March 6th 2021 while the RBI Grade B Mains 2021 exam is scheduled for 01st April 2021 respectively.

RBI Grade B 2021 Notification PDF, Download Here!

Latest Updates

  • 11th Sept 2021: RBI Grade B 2021 final result declared officially.
  • 15th July 2021: RBI Grade B 2021 Interview to be conducted through video conference.
  • 04th May 2021: RBI Grade B mains result 2021 out officially.
  • 01st April 2021: RBI Grade B mains exam conducted successfully. Check RBI Grade B mains analysis here.
  • 31st March  2021: RBI Grade B Phase I 2021 cut off marks released.
  • 20th March 2021: RBI Grade B mains admit card 2021 released.
  • 13th March 2021: RBI Grade B Phase I result in 2021 is officially out now.
  • 06th March 2021: RBI Grade B 2021 exam conducted successfully. Check shift 1 and Shift 2 analysis here.
  • 26th February 2021: RBI Grade B DEPR/DSIM call letter out now.
  • 26th February 2021: RBI Grade B Phase 1 (Prelims) call letter released.
  • 16th February 2021: RBI Grade B apply online link deactivated.
  • 28th January 2021: RBI Grade B apply online 2021 link activated.
  • 28th January 2021: RBI Grade B 2021 notification PDF released on the official website of RBI.
  • 25th January 2021: RBI Grade B notification 2021 notice released on employment news.

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2021

RBI Grade B exam date 2021 are released along with the official RBI Grade B notification PDF. For reference, you can check below the RBI Grade B exam dates, application form dates, admit card dates, etc.

Exam EventsImportant Dates
RBI Grade B 2021 Notification PDF Release Date28.01.2021
RBI Grade B Application Form Starts28.01.2021
RBI Grade B Apply Online Last date15.02.2021
RBI Grade B Admit Card Download Date26.02.2021
RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Date (Phase 1)06.03.2021
RBI Grade B Result 2021 (Phase 1)13.03.2021
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Admit Card Download Date10-15 days prior to the exam date
RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Date (Phase 2)01.04.2021
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Result 202104.005.2021
RBI Grade B Interview Call Letter 202114.07.2021
RBI Grade B Interview 202102nd August - 30th August 2021
RBI Grade B Final Result 202111.09.2021

RBI Grade B Exam Schedule 2021

Events

Important Dates**

1. Officers in Gr B (DR)- General

Phase-I – Online Examination

March 6, 2021

Phase-II – Paper I, II & III Online Examination

April 1, 2021

2. Officers in Gr B (DR) – DEPR

Phase I - Paper - I - Online Examination

March 6, 2021

Phase II - Paper - II & III Online/Written Examination

March 31, 2021 (To be confirmed in Admit cards)

3. Officers in Gr B (DR)- DSIM

Phase I - Paper - I - Online Examination

March 6, 2021

Phase II - Paper - II & III Online/Written Examination

March 31, 2021 (To be confirmed in Admit cards)

RBI Grade B Officer Vacancy 2021

RBI Grade B 2021 vacancies have been disclosed along with the official notification. The break-down of vacancies under RBI Grade B officer recruitment is shared below: 

Posts

Number of Vacancies

Unreserved i.e., General (GEN/UR)

Scheduled Castes (SC)

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

Other Backward Classes (OBC)$

EWSs

@

TOTAL

1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General

108

49

27

59

27

270

2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR

13

5

3

6

2

29

3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM

9

5

5

3

1

23

Total

130

59

35

68

30

322

RBI Grade B Apply Online 2021

The link to apply online for RBI Grade B 2021 exam has been activated on 28th January 2021. The RBI Grade B online application remains active till 15th February 2021 on the official website of RBI. Interested and eligible candidates can easily apply for their desired job profile with the help of the following steps shared below:

How to apply online for RBI Officer Grade B 2021?

  • Go to the official website of RBI rbi.org.in.
  • Click on the opportunities section, given at the top of the page.
  • A new tab will open, click on the current vacancies section.
  • Click on the "RBI Officer Grade B Recruitment 2021" link.
  • Now, click on the "Application Form" link.
  • A new tab asking your registration will open.
  • Click on the link for New Registration.
  • Fill out the form with the correct details as per your official documents.
  • Click save and upload a scanned photograph & signature image.
  • Cross-check all your details and click on the submit button.
  • At last, pay the application fee as per your category.
  • The application fee is required to pay online through debit/credit card, mobile wallets or net banking.
  • Do not forget to take an e-print of the receipt for future use.

RBI Grade B Application Fee 2021

  • Application Fee varies from category to category.
  • Bank/Transaction charges have to be borne by the candidates.
  • Applications without the application fee will be rejected.
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded in any circumstance.
  • The application fee can be paid through debit/credit card or through net banking.
  • Below is the category-wise application fee for RBI Grade B 2019 recruitment, for your reference.
CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBCRs. 850/-
SC/ST/PWDRs. 100/-
Staff@NIL

RBI Grade B 2021 Eligibility Criteria

RBI Grade B eligibility criteria are defined under two stages which are age limit criteria and educational qualification. In order to apply for RBI Grade B 2021 exam, you need to fulfil the following RBI Grade B eligibility criteria-

1. Age Eligibility (as of 01.01.2021)

  • The minimum age limit to appear for the RBI Grade B exam is 21 and the maximum age limit is 30.
  • If a candidate possesses M.Phil and PhD degrees, the upper age limits in these cases are 32 and 34 years respectively.

2. Educational Qualification [for RBI Grade B (General)]

This year a major change has been introduced in the norms of the RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria by the officials of RBI. Earlier, it was mandatory to hold a minimum percentage in 10th & 12th standard in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam, however from now onwards there are no such minimum percentage criteria for 10th & 12th standards.

CategoryEducational Qualification
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)A graduation degree with a minimum of 60% marks is required (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or post-graduation with equivalent technical qualification marks along with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPRMaster's degree in economics with a minimum of 55% marks.
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIMMaster degree in statistics/mathematical statistics/mathematical economics/econometrics/statistics & informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/ applied statistics & informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks.

For further details, read here the complete RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria for RBI Officer Grade B (General), DEPR & DISM respectively.

3. Number of Attempts

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General6 attempts
SC/ST/PWD/EXSMNo limit

RBI Grade B Salary 2021

  • The RBI Grade B officer salary for the selected candidates in RBI is ₹ 67,933/-.
  • The pay scale is Rs. 35,600/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-17 50(9)-50900-EB-17 50(2)- 54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years) applicable to Officers in Grade B.
  • The RBI Grade B officer is entitled to several other benefits such as DA, HRA, Conveyance allowance, Medical allowance, Education allowance, Bank Loan facility, leave Fare Concession & more.
  • For further details you can read here the RBI Grade B Salary, Perks and Emoluments

RBI Grade B Job Profile 2021

  • After selection as Grade B Officer in RBI, candidates undergo a training period of 15 weeks.
  • The total probation period for RBI Grade B is 2 years.
  • Candidates are allotted to various departments of the bank after the training period.
  • You can read about more details of RBI Grade B Officer Job Profile here.

Promotion & Career Growth

  • Candidates selected as Officers in Grade B scale have fair chances to reach up to the level of Deputy Directors in their promotion policy.
  • Eligible candidates need to appear for specific promotional exams, in order to be promoted to the next level.
  • You can read here about career growth & promotion in RBI Grade B.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021

  • Topics asked under the RBI Grade B syllabus for Prelims as well as the Mains phase may vary to a great extent.
  • The prelims phase consists of the common sections that are asked in exams, i.e., Quant, Reasoning, English, and General Awareness.
  • Mains phase on the other hand tests Finance, Management, Economic and Social issues.
  • Below we have described the RBI Grade B syllabus 2021 for the prelims phase:
English LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Correction
  • Double Fillers
  • Phrase/Word Replacement

Check here detailed RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021 (Phase I, II)

RBI Grade B exam pattern varies for prelims and mains stage. RBI Grade B exam pattern for prelims phase comprises of 4 sections, with a total of 2 hours duration. However, separate time will be allotted for each test. Below is the detailed RBI Grade B exam pattern:

Name of SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Awareness808025 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
Reasoning Ability606045 minutes
Total200200120 minutes
  • The Mains phase, on the other hand, has 3 separate tests, 2 objectives, and 1 descriptive.
  • However, this year one of the major changes in the mains exam pattern is the increased weightage of the descriptive test.
  • The Exam pattern & Syllabus of RBI Grade B Phase I & II can be viewed here.
Name of TestPaper TypeMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Paper I - Economic and Social Issues
  • 50% Objective Test
  • 50% Descriptive Test
  • 50
  • 50
  • 30 mins
  • 90 mins
Paper-II - English (Writing Skills)Descriptive Test10090 mins
Paper III - Finance and Management
  • 50% Objective Test
  • 50% Descriptive Test
100
  • 30 mins
  • 90 mins

RBI Grade B Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure of RBI Grade B Exam (General) comprises of following steps -

  1. Preliminary Exam/Phase I examination
  2. Mains Exam/Phase II Examination
  3. Interview

While the Prelims examination is Objective in nature, the Mains examination would comprise of the objective as well as descriptive test. You can go through the details of the Preliminary and Mains Exams below.

RBI Grade B Cut Off

The RBI Grade B cut- off list is provided to check whether you are selected or not for the next phase. You can check the RBI Grade B cut- off and the sectional marks of the RBI Grade B exam below.

RBI Grade B Phase I 2021 Cut Off

Section/ CategoryGeneral Awareness
(Max. Marks: 80)
Reasoning Ability
(Max. Marks: 60)
English Language
(Max. Marks: 30)
Quantitative Aptitude
(Max. Marks: 30)
Total Score
(Max. Marks: 200)
General/ UR16.0012.0006.0006.0066.75
EWS16.0012.0006.0006.0066.75
OBC12.0009.0004.5004.5063.75
SC10.2507.7503.7503.7553.50
ST10.2507.7503.7503.7552.75
PWD (OH/ HI/ VH)10.2507.7503.7503.7552.75

RBI Grade B 2019 Final Cut Off

Section

Category

GENERAL/UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

PwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)

GENERAL AWARENESS

(Out of 80)

20.00

20.00

16.00

14.25

14.25

14.25

REASONING

(Out of 60)

15.00

15.00

12.00

10.75

10.75

10.75

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50

7.50

6.00

5.25

5.25

5.25

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

(Out of 30)

7.50

7.50

6.00

5.25

5.25

5.25

TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate

(Out of 200)

122.00

122.00

115.50

108.00

108.00

108.00

RBI Grade B Phase I 2019 Cut Off

Section/ CategoryGeneral Awareness
(Max. Marks: 80)
Reasoning Ability
(Max. Marks: 60)
English Language
(Max. Marks: 30)
Quantitative Aptitude
(Max. Marks: 30)
Total Score
(Max. Marks: 200)
General/ UR20157.507.50122.00
OBC16126.006.00115.50
SC14.2510.755.255.25108.00
ST14.2510.755.255.25108.00
PWD (OH/ HI/ VH)14.2510.755.255.25108.00
 
You can go through the 2018 cutoff of RBI Grade B phase I exam conducted in the previous year below-
Section/ CategoryGeneral Awareness
(Max. Marks: 80)
Reasoning Ability
(Max. Marks: 60)
English Language
(Max. Marks: 30)
Quantitative Aptitude
(Max. Marks: 30)
Total Score
(Max. Marks: 200)
General/ UR20157.507.50105.75
OBC16126695.75
SC14.2510.755.255.2591.75
ST14.2510.755.255.2591.75
PWD (OH/ HI/ VH)14.2510.755.255.2591.75

RBI Grade B Preparation 2021

  • The overall level of the RBI Grade B exam is on a higher side when compared with other bank exams.
  • You should have a proper study plan in place while preparing for this exam.
  • Overall and sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you score better.
  • Check here to read more about the strategy to crack the RBI Grade B Exam.

RBI Grade B Question Papers

To help you with your exam preparation we have shared the RBI Grade B Previous year question papers in a PDF format along with the answer key. You can download the RBI Grade B Questions Papers and Answer keys through the links shared below:

Year

RBI Grade B Qs. Papers

RBI Grade B Answer Keys

2018RBI Grade B Question Paper 2018 PDF

Answer of RBI Grade B Answer Key & Solution 2018

2017

RBI Grade B Question Paper 2017 PDF

Answer of RBI Grade B Answer Key & Solution 2017

2016

RBI Grade B Question Paper 2015 PDF

Answer of RBI Grade B Answer Key & Solution 2015

RBI Grade B Mock Test 2021

  • If you wish to prepare for RBI Grade B exam properly, especially in a simulated environment as that of the actual exam, attempting mock tests for the same is a must.
  • We have already released the test series for RBI Grade B Phase I as well as the Phase II exam.

RBI Grade B Online Coaching 2021

  • RBI Grade B Online Coaching is one of the finest methods to save time and learn online.
  • Live classes, practice papers, several mock tests, doubts sessions etc. are the important factors required for RBI Grade B preparation.
  • Thus, BYJU'S Exam Prep brings you all the facilities to help you crack the RBI Officer Grade B without any difficulty.

Exam Analysis

  • Preliminary Exam/Phase I of RBI Grade B is the first phase exam that is conducted 10-15 days after the admit card is issued.
  • Meanwhile, you can go through the previous year's Exam analysis of RBI Grade B in order to identify the entire difficulty level of this exam.

RBI Grade B Admit Card 2021

  • Those candidates who successfully apply for the examination will only be eligible to download the admit card.
  • RBI has released the Grade B Mains admit card on 20th March 2021.
  • Information on downloading the admit cards will be shared through text messages on your registered number.
  • In order to receive all the details regarding the exam, make sure to mention a valid mobile number in the application form
  • Candidates need to check the details mentioned on the admit card such as name, email, contact no, father's name, address, etc.
  • In case of any discrepancies, candidates are required to bring it to the notice of the board immediately.
  • Candidates will soon be able to download the RBI Grade B Mains admit card here.

Steps to download the RBI Grade B Officer Admit Card 2021 (After the release of notification)

  • Visit the official website of RBI.
  • Click on the opportunities section.
  • Now go to the current openings.
  • Now, click on the RBI Grade B recruitment.
  • Click on the admit card link.
  • Enter the registration numbers & date of birth as the password.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Your admit card will appear on the next tab.
  • Download it & take a print out of your RBI Grade B admit card.
  • Don't forget to take a copy of the same along with an original photo ID & copy to the examination hall.

RBI Grade B Result 2021

  • RBI announces RBI Grade B Phase 1 and Phase 2 result 2021 separately on the official website of RBI.
  • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of marks secured in the Phase-II Examination and interview round.
  • The list of selected candidates is published on the official website of RBI within 15-20 days of the examination.
  • However, candidates can now check RBI Grade B Final Result 2021 through the link provided above.

Steps to Check the RBI Officer Grade B Result

  • Go to the official website of RBI.
  • Click on the link shown for the result on the home screen.
  • Enter your registration/roll number along with the date of birth.
  • Download your result & keep it safe for future reference.

RBI Grade B Interview

  • Candidates are shortlisted for the interview round based on the marks secured in the Phase-II Exam of all categories.
  • The minimum cut-off marks will be decided by the officials of the RBI for the different stages of selection.
  • The list of candidates selected for the RBI Grade B 2021 interview round will be shared by the board in 15-20 days.
  • Interview Call letters are directly to the registered email IDs of the selected candidates.
  • Candidates may opt for the interview round to be either in Hindi or English.
  • The interview session for RBI Grade B 2021 exam will carry 75 marks which will be considered for the final selection.
  • Earlier the interview session was of 50 marks which have been changed this year.

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  • Yes, RBI Officer Grade B exam is held annually by the Reserve Bank of India.

  • The pay scale of RBI Grade B Officer is of Rs. 35,600/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-17 50(9)-50900-EB-17 50(2)- 54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years) applicable to Officers in Grade B.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of a 1/4th mark for attempting every wrong answer by the candidate.

  • Practice at BYJU'S Exam Prep with a free mock test for RBI Grade B exam, designed by the subject experts to help you gain a good score in the exam.

  • RBI Grade B is an officer level reputed job in the central bank of India.

  • Yes, an RBI Grade B officer can easily become a governor. But till now no one has reached to that level.

  • Yes, candidates have to qualify the sectional as well as overall RBI Grade B cut off at each stage.

  • No, since RBI requires a minimum of 60% marks in graduation which can be only known after the result is published.

  • Yes, engineers are eligible to apply for RBI Grade B 2021 exam.

  • Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.

  • The headquarters of RBI is located in Mumbai. Besides, there are 31 other regional offices of RBI all across the country.

  • No, the RBI Grade B officer does not work abroad as their work is with respect to the Indian economy.

  • Candidates belonging to the general category can attempt the examination only 6 times. Whereas there is no restriction to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

  • You have to obtain a minimum of 60% in graduation, 12th as well as in 10th.

  • No, phase-I is just of qualifying in nature.

  • The selection is based on three stages which are as follows:

    • Phase-I Preliminary examination
    • Phase-II Mains examination
    • Phase-III Interview
  • No, RBI only accepts online application for Grade B vacancies.

  • No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.

  • As per the recently held exams, preparing current affairs of last 7-8 months will be helpful.

  • No, there is no state wise cutoff. The cutoffs will be the same in all the states.

  • It will be revealed in the information handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the Admission letter.

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