RBI Grade B 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Books. Tips

RBI Grade B 2019: RBI has been released the  Official Notification for the RBI Grade B 2019. the notification has been released on 21st September 2019. the exam is conducted on three phases. i.e. Pre, Main & Interview. The Application has been started from 21st September 2019. as per the official notification there are total number of 199 vacancies. Candidates can apply online mode only. In this article we will discuss about the RBI Grade B 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Pattern, Books, Syllabus.

RBI Grade B 2019

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The Reserve bank of India (RBI) has released the Notification for the post of RBI Grade B officers. The RBI Grade B Application form has been started form 21st September 2019. and the last date of Filling the Application form is 11th October 2019.

RBI has release the RBI Grade B Exam Date for the exam, the RBI Officer Grade B Phase-I exam is conducted on 16th August 2018. and phase II exam will be conducted on 7th September 2018.

RBI Grade B 2019 Important Highlights

Organized by RBI (Reserve Bank of India)
Examination Name RBI Officer 2019
Exam Mode Online
Name of Posts RBI Officer Grade B
Total Number of Vacancies 199
Apply Mode Online
Official Website rbi.org.in

RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2019

Here we discuss the Grade B 2019 Exam dates, Check below:

Event Date
Release of online application form 21st September 2019
Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges: 11th October 2019
Commencement of Phase-I exam 9th November 2019
Commencement of Phase-II exam 1st December 2019
Interview Process To be notified later
Declaration of final result To be notified later

RBI Grade B Application Form

RBI Grade B Application Form is available only in Online mode, candidates can fill the Application form form the official website of the RBI or by the given link above. the Application Link will be activated from 21st September 2019. and last date of filling the application form is 11th October 2019. The Phase I exam is conducted on 9th November 2019.

  • RBI Grade B Application Form is available in the online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the application from 21st September to 11th October 2019.
  • The Application Fee can be in the online mode only.

How to Fill RBI Grade B Application Form?

Here candidates can Check how they can fill the Grade B Application Form.

  • Candidates can register him self first by clicking the given link above.
  • Fill the basic details such as name, Mobile number, Email address etc.
  • After filling the details authority will generate the Application Number and password.
  • After that candidates can upload there scanned passport size Photograph and signature.
  • Then fill the education details and other details.
  • at the end candidates can pay the application fee.
  • the application fee can only be paid in the online mode only.
  • After paying the application fee candidates can save the application form for the future use.

Application Fee

1. SC/ST/PwBD ₹ 100/-
2. GEN/OBC/EWSs ₹ 850/
3. STAFF@ Nil
  • The Application Fee Only be paid in Online Mode.
  • Candidates can pay the Application fee through Credit Card/ Debit Card or by the Internet Banking.


There are total number of 199 Vacancies in Grade B 2019, Check Detail below:

Post Number of Vacancies
Unreserved i.e., General (GEN/UR) Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) Other Backward Classes (OBC)
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 65 25 11 40 15 156
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 9 3 1 5 2 20
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 11 2 4 4 2 23

Salary/Pay Scale

After declaring the final result, selected candidates will get the annual package of 12-14 lac. the basic pay will be starting from ₹ 35,150/- p.m., and also the selected officers will get the Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria 2019

In order to apply for the RBI Grade B, Candidates must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria, Check the RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria below:

  • Candidate must be a Citizen of India Republic.
  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.

Age Limit:

  • The Minimum age limit is 21 years and the Maximum age limit is 30 years on 1st July 2018.

Age Relaxation is

Candidates who are belonging to the different Categories,will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the RBI.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Physically Handicapped 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Education Qualification

  • Candidate appearing for the RBI Grade B 2019 Examination must be a graduate from a recognized university or Board.
  • Candidates must have attained 60% marks their Graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category.
  • Candidates having Doctorate degree (PhD) with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI Grade B examination.
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Company secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2019

Here we discuss the RBI Grade B Exam Pattern, the exam will be conducted in three phases. i.e Phase I, Phase II & Interview. Check the Exam pattern below:

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Exam Pattern for Phase I

Subject No. Of Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 80
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Exam Pattern for Phase II

Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Time (Mins) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 90 100

 Syllabus 2019

RBI Exam will be conducted in three Phases, Phase I, Phase II & interview. Phase I exam is Objective type(Multiple Choice), in Phase I there are four sections, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and the English Language. Phase II exam is is both Multiple Choice and Descriptive Exam.

Syllabus for the Phase I Exam

Here we discuss the Syllabus for Phase I Examination:

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness

Coding Decoding


Machine Input Output

Data Sufficiency

Circular Arrangement

Linear Arrangement

Floor Puzzle


Verbal Reasoning

Ordering and Ranking

Arrangement and Pattern

Blood Relations

Direction and Distance

Ratio and Proportion


Time and Work

Speed, Distance and Time

Mixture and Allegations

Stocks and Shares


Permutation and Combination



Data Interpretation



Set Theory



Error Spotting


Passage Making

Jumble Words

Fill in the Blanks

Sentence Framing

Current Affairs

Indian Financial System

Indian Banking System

Monetary Plans

National Institution

Banking Terms

Syllabus for Phase II Exam

Here we discuss the Phase II Syllabus for the Examination:

Economic and Social Issues Finance Management
Growth and Development

Economic Reforms in India


Social Structure in India

Financial System

Financial Markets

Risk Management

Basics of Derivatives

Development in Financial Sector

Union Budget


Role of Manager

Human Resource Development

Motivation, Morale and Incentives


Corporate Governance

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RBI Grade B Books 2019

Books are most important part of every examination, they help us to improve our concepts and boost knowledge which help in the exam day, so here we discuss some of the best books for RBI Grade B exam, which helps all the aspirants to crack the examination check below;

English Books For RBI Grade B 2019

Name of Book Author Buy Now

Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains 

Disha Click Here
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Click Here
Objective General English 2nd Edition S.P Bakshi Click Here

Quantitative Aptitude Books For RBI Grade B 2019

Name of Book Author Buy Now
Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan Click Here
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R.S Aggarwal Click Here
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma Click Here

General Awareness For RBI Grade B 2019

Name of Book Author Buy Now
Banking and Financial Awareness Covering general Banking Kiran Click Here

Financial Management: Theory and Practice

Prasanna Chandra Click Here

Banking Awareness

Arihant Click Here

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Admit Card

The RBI Grade B Admit Card will be released on October 2019 for the phase I Examination and the admit card for the phase II examination will be released on Last week of November 2019. candidates can download the admit card in the online mode only, to download the RBI Grade B Admit Card candidates can visit the official website of RBI(Link will given above). the authority will release the separate admit card for Pre, mains as well as for Interview.

To Download the admit card candidates can follow the below steps;

  • Visit the official website of RBI.
  • Enter Registration no and password and the security code and press enter.
  • The Admit Card will be displayed on your screen
  • Check and download the Admit Card and save it for the future use

Exam Centers

The RBI Grade B Examination will be held all over the India in the different cities at the same date check the examination venue for Phase I and for Phase II examination below;

For Phase I Exam

State /UT Centre State /UT Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior , Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Ujjain
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chirala, Kurnool, Nellore, Vijaywada, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram Vishakhapatnam, Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgoan, Kolhapur, Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune,
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun city Manipur Imphal
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Meghalaya Shillong
Bihar Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna Mizoram Aizawl
Chandigarh Chandigarh- Mohali Nagaland Kohima
Chhattisgarh Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur (CG) New Delhi Delhi-NCR, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida& Greater Noida, Faridabad, Meerut, Gurugram
Daman & Diu Rajkot Orissa Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Goa Panaji, Puducherry Puducherry
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Mehsana, Gandhi Nagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Haryana Ambala, Hissar, Kurukshetra, Karnal Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla Sikkim Gangtok-Bardang City
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli,
Ladakh Leh
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribaug, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Telangana Hyderabad- Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal,
Karnataka Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Tripura Agartala
Kerala Kannur, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzzafarnagar, Varanasi Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Lakshadweep Kavarrati Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee City
West Bengal Asansol, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

For Phase II Exam

Name of the Centres
Ahmedabad – Gandhi Nagar Jammu
Bengaluru Kanpur
Bhopal Kochi
Bhubaneswar Lucknow
Kolkata Mumbai- Navi Mumbai
Chandigarh- Mohali Nagpur
Chennai New Delhi- NCR
Guwahati Patna
Hyderabad Pune
Jaipur Thiruvananthapuram


RBI Grade B Result will be declared after the completion of the each phase, the result will be display in only in online mode. candidates can check their result by the official website of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). those candidates who qualify Phase I and Phase II are eligible for the Interview Process. the result for the phase I will be released on 15th November 2019 and the result for the Phase II will be released on January 2020.

To Check the result candidates can follow the below steps;

  • Visit the official website of RBI (Link will provide above).
  • Click on RBI Grade B Result Link.
  • A new Page will be open.
  • Enter Registration No, Password and security code and press enter.
  • The result will be displayed on your screen.
  • Check and download th Result.

RBI Grade B Cutoff 2019

RBI will release the Cutoff after the each phase of the Examination. the cutoff is the minimum required marks to qualify the examination. In first the Phase I cutoff will be release, then after the Phase II. below we discuss the Previous years cutoff:

RBI Phase I 2018 Cutoff

Category General Awareness Reasoning English Quantitative Aptitude Overall
General 20 15 7.5 7.50 105.75
OBC 16 12 6 6 95.75
SC 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 91.75
ST 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 91.75
PwD 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 91.75

RBI Phase II 2018 Cutoff

Phases General OBC SC ST PwD
Aggregate Marks in Phase II (Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III) 161 146 140 140
Aggregate Marks in Main exam & Interview 208 202 221.25 193

Official Grade B Cut Off 2017 – Phase I

Section Category
16.50 12.50 11.00 11.00 11.00
REASONING 11.00 8.00 6.75 6.75 6.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 6.75 5.25 4.75 4.75 4.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 4.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00
Total Marks 78.00 68.00 64.00 64.00 64.00

  Preparation Tips 2019

Here we discuss the Preparation tips for the Examination:

  • Create  a study plan for your preparations.
  • Collect information about the complete Syllabus and divide them equally as per your time so that every minor topic should get covered in your study plans.
  •  Selecting best study material for preparation will give you a chance to score well in the Grade B Examination.
  • Try to follow only those topics which are trending and asked frequently previously years.
  • The most important aspects while preparing for any entrance examination.
  • Solving previous year question paper will give you the idea about the question papers, difficulty level.

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