The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Grade B Officer Exam annually to select suitable candidates for the position of Grade B Officer in its various branches across the country. Due to the excellent pay scale and reputed job profile offered by the Reserve Bank of India, thousands of candidates apply for this examination every year. The RBI Grade B Exam has limited vacancies, so it is crucial to prepare effectively for this exam. The selection of RBI Grade B Officers will be done through a nationwide competitive examination in three phases, namely - Prelims, Mains examination, and Interview.

RBI Grade B 2024

The RBI Grade B exam is a nationwide government exam administered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is aimed at individuals who aspire to work in the banking industry. The Grade B Officer positions at RBI provide a lucrative salary and a prestigious job profile, making it a highly competitive exam. The RBI Grade B Notification 2024 will be released for various posts, including:

  1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)
  2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR
  3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

RBI Grade B Notification 2024

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will release the detailed RBI Grade B 2024 notification pdf for the post of Grade B Officer Exam to recruit eligible candidates at the official website of https://www.rbi.org.in in shortly. It would be an excellent opportunity for graduates who are looking for an opportunity in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI Grade B 2024 exam has a three-phase selection process. Candidates who get selected after Phase-I & Phase-II of the exam are called for the final interview process. Click on the below link to know complete details about RBI Grade B Notification for last year.

RBI Grade B Notification PDF (Last Year)- Download PDF

RBI Grade B 2024- Exam Summary

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is solely responsible for conducting the recruitment process for RBI Grade B 2024 Exam. To learn about the RBI Grade B Exam 2024, candidates can refer to the exam summary table below, which contains important information about the RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024. 

RBI Grade B 2024- Important Details
OrganisationReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Exam NameRBI Grade B 2024
PostsGrade B Officers
VacanciesTo be released
CategoryGovt Jobs
Recruitment BasisDirect Recruitment
Selection ProcessPhase I, Phase II & Interview
RBI Grade B SalaryRs. 55,200/- Basic Pay [Revised]
Job LocationAcross India
Official websitehttps://www.rbi.org.in/

RBI Grade B 2024- Important Dates

Reserve Bank of India will release the RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Date and other important dates along with the official RBI Grade B Notification 2024. All the important dates for RBI Grade B 2024 will be updated here when announced by RBI.

RBI Grade B 2024- Important Dates
EventsDates (tentative)
Release of RBI Grade B Notification--
RBI Grade B Apply Online Starts--
Online Application Last Date--
Online Payment of Application Fees Last Date--
Phase-I Exam Date--
Phase-II Exam Date--

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2024 

The number of vacancies will be released along with its official RBI Grade B Notification 2024. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced 291 vacancies. Let's have a look at the post-wise vacancy distribution for the RBI Grade B 2024 Exam.

PostsURSCSTOBCEWSVacancies
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–(General)10925174922222
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–DEPR140406 (04)110338
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–DSIM0908 (05)05 (05)060331
Total 291

RBI Grade B 2024 Online Application

The dates for the online application process for RBI Grade B 2024 exam will be notified with the release of official notification. The candidates have to submit online application forms to get register themself by visiting the https://opportunities.rbi.org.in. All candidates who are interested in applying for RBI Grade B 2024 exam have to fill out the online application before the last date arrives. 

RBI Grade B 2024 Application Fees

A total of Rs. 850/- is the application fee to be paid by candidates belonging to the General and OBC Categories. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD Category.

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBCRs. 850/- + 18% GST
SC/ST/PWDRs. 100/- + 18% GST
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RBI Grade B 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to follow the given RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria (as per the previous year Notification) to be eligible for upcoming RBI Grade B 2024 Exam:

Citizenship & Nationality

• Must be a citizen of India

• Must be a subject of Nepal

• Must be a subject of Bhutan

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

• A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India.

Age Limit

RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both ages included) to apply for RBI Grade B Exam 2024. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and PhD qualifications, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

Age Relaxation

Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

RBI Grade B Age Limit Relaxation
CategoryAge relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Physically Handicapped10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years

RBI Grade-B Educational Qualification

RBI Grade B Educational Qualification
PostsMinimum Educational Qualifications 
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

• Graduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or Post-Graduation / Equivalent technical qualification with minimum 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters / years.

Note:

• Any such full-time course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after Class XIIth and is at least of 3 years’ duration/ candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination.

• Candidates who have passed the Final Examination for Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India may also apply for the post.

OR

• Any such full-time course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after graduation and is at least of 2 years’ duration / recognised by the Government as equivalent to post graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR

• Essential: a. A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

OR

b. PGDM/ MBA Finance with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

OR

c. Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the sub-categories of economics i.e. agricultural/ business/ developmental/ applied, etc., with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute

d. (i) Candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

Essential:

a. A Master's 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 or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years.

OR

b. Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one-year post-graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an Institute of repute.

OR

c. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years.

OR

d. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years.

RBI Grade B 2024 Selection Process

RBI Grade B 2024 Exam is conducted in three phases, while the Prelims examination is Objective in nature while the Mains examination comprises of the objective as well as descriptive test

  1. Phase-I exam
  2. Phase-II exam and
  3. Interview process

RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates are required to clear all three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in the Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B 2024 Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims exam of RBI Grade-B Officer 2024 comprises a single Paper for 200 marks. A total time of 120 minutes will be given for answering. However, separate time will be allotted for each test.

RBI Grade B 2024 Prelims Exam Pattern
Subject NamesGeneral Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Reasoning
No. of Questions200
Total Marks200
Time Duration2 Hours

Note:

  1. A total time of 120 minutes will be given for the prelim exam. However, separate time will be allotted for each test. Detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter for RBI Grade B 2024 prelims exam.
  2. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate.

RBI Grade B 2024 Mains Exam Pattern

S NoSections / SubjectsPaper TypeMaximum MarksDuration (minutes)
1.Paper I: Economics and Social Issues50% Objective Type, 50% Descriptive (to be typed with the help of the keyboard)

50
50

Total-100

30
90

120 minutes

2.Paper II: English (Writing Skills)Descriptive (3 questions)10090 minutes
3.Paper III: Finance and Management50% Objective Type and 50% Descriptive

50
50

Total-100

120 minutes

RBI Grade B Officer Interview Process

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I, Paper II, and Paper III of the Phase II exam. The interview process will carry 50 marks.

RBI Grade B 2024 Syllabus

The RBI Grade B Syllabus for the prelims exam is similar to the other Bank Exams. The major sections from which the questions are asked are:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. General Awareness and
  4. English Language
RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus
EnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoningGeneral Awareness
GrammarMensurationPuzzlesBanking & Financial Awareness
VocabularyTime and WorkSeating ArrangementMonetary Policies
Error SpottingAverage, Ratio, PercentagesDirections and DistanceEconomic Terms
ComprehensionSpeed, Distance and TimeData SufficiencyCurrent Affairs
Passage MakingMixture and AllegationsBlood RelationsFinancial & Economics News
Jumble WordsPermutation and CombinationSyllogismStatic GK
Fill in the BlanksData InterpretationCoding-DecodingGovernment Schemes, Agreement & Deals
Sentence FramingProbabilityInequalityBanking terms, rates, processes

Click to check RBI Grade B Syllabus 2024 (Prelims + Mains)

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts for a general candidate to appear for the RBI Grade B Exam is 6 (six) while for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM there is no limit for appearing in the exam unless they reach the maximum age level. 

RBI Grade B 2024 Salary Structure

The Pay Scale for the RBI Grade B Officer is Rs. 55,200-2850(9)-80850-EB-2850(2)-86550-3300(4)-99750(16 years). This means that you will be having basic pay of Rs. 55,200/- in which you will get an increment of Rs. 2850/- up to nine years of your service. After the completion of nine years, you will get into the executive band wherein the basic pay will be Rs. 80850/- and then again for the next two years you will get an increment of Rs. 2850/- and further an increment of Rs. 3300/- for the following 4 years thus ending up with the basic pay of Rs. 99,750/- and this is when you don't get any promotion. Apart from the Basic Pay, multiple emoluments such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Conveyance Allowance etc. will also be provided.

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RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Centers

RBI Grade B Prelims and Mains Exam will be conducted at the following exam centres. The candidates have to choose their preferred exam centres at the time of registration and the alotted exam centres will be notified with the release of admit cards. 

RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Centers for Phase-I Exam

States /UTsExam Centers for Prelims Exam
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra Pradesh & TelanganaGuntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshItanagar, Naharlagun city
AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
BiharBhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChattisgarhRaipur, Bhilai
Daman & DiuJamnagar
GoaVarna
GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
HaryanaHissar, Karnal, Rohtak
Himachal PradeshDharamsala, Shimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBelgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi
KeralaKannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil
LakshadweepKavaratti
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
MaharashtraAurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandKohima
New DelhiDelhi –NCR
OrissaBalasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
PuducherryCuddalore, Villupuram
PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
SikkimGangtok, Bardang City
TamilnaduChennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City
West BengalBerhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Centers for Phase-II Exam

Name of the Examination Cities
AhmedabadJammu
BengaluruKanpur
BhopalKochi
BhubaneswarLucknow
KolkataMumbai
ChandigarhNagpur
ChennaiNew Delhi
GuwahatiPatna
HyderabadPune
JaipurThiruvananthapuram

RBI Grade B 2024 Result

The results for RBI Grade B 2024 Exam will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. A candidate is required to qualify for both Phase-I and Phase-II exams to get a chance to sit for the interview process. The merit list is prepared in descending order of the marks obtained by candidates after the interview process is complete. The final selection is based on how well you do in your interview.

RBI Grade B 2024 Cut Off

The cut off for RBI Grade B 2024 Exam will be released after each phase of the examination is completed. The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by the cut off for the Phase-II exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut-off list released by RBI. Check last year's RBI Grade B Exam Cut-Off for reference. 

RBI Grade-B Cut-Off 2023 for Phase-I Exam 
Section General/UR EWS OBCSCST PwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD) 
General Awareness12 12 86.256.256.25
Reasoning9964.754.754.75
English Language4.504.5032.252.252.25
Quantitative Aptitude4.504.5032.252.252.25
Total Score Aggregate  54.25 54.25 54.25 52.7544.7540.25

RBI Grade B Cut Off Previous Year- Click Here

RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Preparation

To score high in the RBI Grade B 2024 Exam, every candidate must look into the latest exam pattern and the change in the syllabus so that preparation can be done accordingly. Candidates have the option to opt for the Offline Coaching Program offered by Career Power to enhance their skills. They can also solve Mock Test Papers to self-analyze themselves and prepare judiciously for this upcoming exam.

RBI Grade B 2024- FAQs

The RBI Grade B 2024 Exam Date will be announced by the officials after the release of RBI Grade B Notification 2024.

Rs. 850/- is the application fee for General and OBC category. Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted as negative marking system for each wrong answer in both the RBI Grade B Preliminary and Main examination.

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.

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