About RBI Grade B
- RBI Grade B exam is held to recruit for the job of Grade B officers in Reserve Bank of India.
- It is administered by Reserve Bank of India.
- There are 157 vacancies available at its different regional and central branches all over India.
- The salary for the post is Rs. 54,970.
- The exam is conducted in two stages: phase-I and phase-II.
- The candidates that clear the phase-I exams are qualified for the phase-II examination.
- The paper can be attempted 6 times in life.
Who Accepts RBI GR B
- RBI Grade B score and rank is only accepted by SBI and depending upon it the post is assigned to various branches across the country.
- The application fee for SC/ST/PWD/XS is Rs.100.
- The application fee for General and OBC is Rs.850.
- The candidate needs to be a citizen of India.
- The candidate’s age should be between 21 to 30 years.
- The minimum educational qualification required is graduation degree with the minimum of 60% marks.
- The candidate can appear for the paper for six times in total.
- The online registration starts from the second week of July 2017.
- The candidate needs to register online and make payment within the mentioned period.
- The last date of online application form is the first week of August 2017.
- The applicants are required to print their application form before the end of August 2017.
- The phase-I exam is held in the month of September.
- The results of the phase-I exam are displayed in the month of September.
- The phase-II exam is held in the month of September.
- The result of the phase-II exam is displayed in October.
- The candidates need to prepare for an interview held at the end of October.
- The final selected candidate’s list is displayed by November 2017.
- The students can register for RBI GRADE B online in the month of July.
- Candidate needs to fill up the basic details and upload a recent photograph along with the signature.
- The details are to be carefully filled, and then the form is submitted.
- The details, spelling and information must be valid, and candidates should carry a valid ID proof along with them during the examination.
- The payment can be done via Debit/Credit/Net Banking.
- The exam takes place in two stages: phase-I and phase-II.
- The phase-I exam is of 2 hours while phase-II is 4 hours 30 minutes.
- Phase-I Exam:
- Consists of 200 questions carry 1 mark each.
- Questions are of objective type.
- Questions are asked from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
- Candidates need to qualify in each section as well as overall marks to appear for next paper.
- Phase-II Exam:
- The examination is conducted in shifts.
- The candidates are to be present in each shift.
- The total marks of the paper are 300.
- There are three papers: paper-I Economic and Social issues, paper-II English and paper-III Finance and Management.
- Paper-I and Paper-II are bilingual in Hindi and English.
- Each paper is conducted for 90 minutes.
- Paper-III is optional while its compulsion to appear for Paper-I and Paper-II.
|Phase-I Examination Sections||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Phase-II Examination Sections||Type of paper||Marks||Time|
|Economic and Social Issues||Objective Type Questions||100||90|
|English (writing skills)||Descriptive to be typed with the help of keyboard||100||90|
|Optional Subject||Objective Type Questions||100||90|
- There is a negative marking associated with each question of phase-I.
- ¼ of the marks of the question is deducted as negative marking.
- Candidate should be updated with latest facts and news.
- The maximum question in this section is from current affairs.
- Topics are Banking & finance, current affairs, Science & Technology, etc.
- This section has a negative marking.
- This section determines the selection of the candidate.
- This section is time-consuming, so the time from the previous section is to be saved.
- The questions of this section are tough in the whole paper.
- Usually, questions related to data interpretation and simplification are asked.
- This section is an easy scoring section
- The topics in this section are inequality, input-output, coding & decoding, puzzles, seating arrangements, etc.
RBI B Grade Score
- There are two stages, and one need to clear both the stage to get the job.
- The cut off depends upon various factors such as difficult, the number of applicants, etc.
- The interview carries 50 marks and the total marks obtained, i.e. phase-II and interview are calculated.
- The candidates are selected by marks and rank.
- The results of the phase-I exam are displayed in the month of September.
- The result of mains exam is displayed in October.
- The final selected candidate’s list is displayed November.
- Topics to focus: Making series/analogy, Number Series questions, Coding, and decoding, Logical Reasoning Problem Solving, Passage and conclusions type questions, Comprehension Reasoning,
- It is one of the most scoring sections of the exam.
- First of all, collect the study materials related to the exam like previous year question papers, important books, sample question paper, etc.
- Learn all the formulas and revise it again and again.
- Make short notes of tricks of all the sections.
- Practice more and more no of the question. The more you practice, the better you get.
- During the exam don’t panic and solve the questions with full concentration.
- Topics to focus: Current Affairs of last six months, Indian Economy Questions, Marketing, Awards &Honors Sports, Finance, Indian Constitution, Agriculture, History of Banking, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc.
- Read newspapers, magazines, etc.
- Watch news channels.
- Solve previous year GK question paper of RBI to know the pattern and section from which most questions are being asked.
- Make notes of current affairs.
- Involve yourself in group discussions regarding current topics.
- Topics to focus: Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension Passage, phrases, and idioms, Spotting Error Questions, Preposition, Sentence Rearrangement Questions, etc.
- Improve your grammar and vocabulary by reading the newspaper, magazines, nobles, etc.
- For basic grammar go for any Standard English grammar book.
- Watch English TV series and movies.
- Watch English news channels.
- Practice previous year question paper to improve your comprehension skills.
- Write blogs, the diary to improve your writing skills and sentence forming skills.
- Topics to focus: Data Interpretation, Sequence & Series, Number System, Quadratic Equations, Sequence & Series, Ratio, Proportion Percentage & Averages, Simplification, etc.
- Solve lots of sample question paper.
- Check your speed by attending mock tests.
- Solve previous year question papers to get acquainted with question pattern.
- In today’s competitive scenario smart work pays more than hard work.
- The examination has a time limit with difficulty evenly distributed, so it is advised to have a strategy before the examination.
- One need to prepare the time to be given for each question of different sections and utilising certain time saved for attempting the difficult question.
Check on Preparation:
- It is always necessary to know whether the study plan prepared is doing the needful work.
- One can take up mock test and appear once a week and know the pro-RBI Grade B ss.
- The areas of focus are to be marked and improved.
- The stronger areas are also to be revised as to get maximum efficiency from such areas.
Familiarise with each section instructions:
- Each section is allotted its time.
- The questions of a section are to be attempted when the time for the section is given.
- The section contents and the way of writing answers in them should be well prepared.
- In doing so, the efficiency is maximised as one gains confidence and stays calm during the examination.
Minimise the stress:
- There is always an immense pressure during the day of examination.
- One need to stay calm and relaxed while attempting the paper.
- This helps to take the correct decision under difficulty and think clearly for an answer.
- Proper sleep and diet are recommended to keep the stress level low.
For more details download the following pdf: RBI Grade – B