RBI Grade B Syllabus 2022: Check Syllabus & Exam PatternApril 26, 2022
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RBI Grade B Recruitment 2022: The Reserve Bank of India conducts RBI Grade B Officer Exam to select eligible candidates for the position of Grade B officer in its various branches all across the country. RBI announced the total number of vacancies for the RBI Grade B 2022 exam along with its official notification on March 28, 2022. According to the RBI Grade B notification, there are 294 vacancies this year.
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The RBI Grade B 2022 selection process is based on 3 Phases: Phase-I, Phase-II, and Interview (General). In the case of other posts like DSIM/DEPR, there shall be only one exam and directly an interview. Candidates need to clear all these phases of the selection process in order to get selected for the post of Grade B Officer in the RBI. Check out the article to know more about the dates, vacancies, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and other relevant details.
Before getting into the details of RBI Recruitment 2022 for Grade B officers, let us have a look at the overview of RBI Grade B examination mentioned below:
|Conducting Body||Reserve Bank of India (RBI)|
|Exam Name||RBI Grade B|
|Posts||Officers in Grade B (DR)- General- PY 2022|
Officers in Grade B (DR)- DEPR PY 2022
Officers in Grade B (DR)- DSIM PY 2022
|Recruitment Basis||Direct Recruitment|
|Selection Process||Phase 1 (Complete)|
|RBI Grade B Salary||Rs. 55,200 (Basic Pay)|
|Job Location||Across India|
Candidates can check important dates of the RBI Grade B Exam as mentioned below:
|Release of RBI Grade B Notification||March 28, 2022|
|RBI Grade B Application Start Date||March 28, 2022|
|RBI Grade B Application Last Date||April 18, 2022 – 6:00 P.M|
|Phase-1 Admit Card Download Date||May 13, 2022|
|RBI Grade B Phase I Exam for General Officer Post||May 28, 2022|
|RBI Grade B Phase I result for General Officer Post||June 8, 2022 (Out)|
|RBI Grade B Phase-II Paper I, II & III for General Officer Post||June 25, 2022|
|RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam for DEPR, DSIM Officer Posts||July 2, 2022|
|RBI Grade B Phase-II Paper II & III for DEPR, DSIM Officer Posts||August 6, 2022 (Tentative)|
|Interview Process||To be notified|
|Declaration of the final result||To be notified|
Candidates appearing for the RBI Recruitment 2022 for Grade B officers examination can check category-wise RBI Grade B vacancy 2022 from the table below:
|Posts||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||109||32||15||59||23||238|
|2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR||11||4||5(3)||8||3||31|
|3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM||7||7(4)||7(4)||4||2||25|
NOTE: () indicates backlog vacancies.
Candidates selected for RBI Grade B will be offered an annual salary of 12-14 lakhs. Along with a monthly salary, candidates will get several perks and allowances. It includes Dearness, House Rent, Family, Travel and telephone allowances. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are ₹83254/- (approx). The House Allowance of 15% of Basic Pay will be paid if accommodation is not provided by the Bank.
Candidates must make sure that they fulfil all the RBI Grade B eligibility criteria. If there is any discrepancy in the candidate’s eligibility, the candidate will be disqualified, and they will not be called for the interview.
Nationality: A Candidates must be either:
Age Limit: Between 21 to 30 years.
Relaxation In Age Limit: The upper age prescribed below will be relaxed:
|Category||Relaxation in upper age limit|
|SC/ST||Up to 5 years|
|OBC||Up to 3 years|
|Ex-employees of banking institutions||Up to 5 years|
|State of Jammu and Kashmir||Up to 5 years|
|Ex-servicemen||Up to 5 years|
|Gen/EWS – PwBD||10 years|
|SC/ST/ PwBD||15 years|
|OBC PwBD||13 years|
|Candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial institutions in Public Sector||3 years|
|For eligible staff candidates||According to the RBI circular|
|For recruitment to Gr. B (DR) – DEPR/DSIM. Candidates having a Master’s Degree with Research/ Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/ Foreign University/ Institute||3 years|
Education Qualification for Officers in Grade B (DR) – General:
Education Qualification for Officers in Grade B (DR) – DEPR:
Essential: A Master’s Degree in Economics/ Econometrics/ Quantitative Economics/ Mathematical Economics/ Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC, ST and PwBD candidates) or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University/Institute.
Desirable: A Doctorate Degree in Economics or research or teaching experience in Economics or publications in standard journals would be considered an additional qualification.
Education Qualification for Officers in Grade B DR – DSIM
Number of Attempts
Candidates belonging to unreserved, i.e. General Category, who have already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD if the posts are reserved for them. Even the employees of RBI (Staff Candidates) are eligible to appear for this exam. The eligibility criteria for RBI Staff is separately stipulated by the Bank vide their circular.
Here are some essential documents that a candidate needs to have before they start filling the application form:
|In JPG or JPEG format||Size|
|Photograph||20KB – 50KB|
|Signature (Not in Capitals)||10KB – 20KB|
|Left Thumb Impression||10KB – 20KB|
|Hand Written Declaration||20KB – 50KB|
Note that the board will not communicate with the candidates through any means other than Email/SMS.
Candidates should keep the following key points in mind when filling out the application form:
Note: There will be no refund of application fees if the RBI Grade B application form has been found invalid due to any mistake committed by the applicant.
Before filling the RBI Grade B Application Form, candidates are required to register themselves. Here is the process to register for RBI Grade B as mentioned below:
1st Step: Go to the official website of RBI.
2nd Step: Under Opportunities @RBI click on the Current Vacancies and go to the Vacancies.
3rd Step: Click on the ‘Online application form’.
4th Step: It will redirect to the online registration page.
5th Step: In order to do the registration, click on the link available on the tab ‘Click Here for New Registration’.
6th Step: Enter Name, Contact details and Email-ID.
7th Step: After submitting the above details, a provisional registration number and password will be generated.
8th Step: An email which will be having the provisional registration number and password will also be sent.
After the registration is over, candidates can fill the application form in Online mode. No other means or mode of sending the application form will be accepted. Check the following steps to fill application form mentioned below:
1st Step: Visit the official website of the Reserve Bank of India.
2nd Step: Click on the online application form for the post.
3rd Step: Now log in using the login and password generated during registration.
4th Step: Fill in all the details asked and upload all the required documents such as the signature, photo, and handwritten declaration.
5th Step: Now submit the application fee as per the candidate’s category.
6th Step: Take out the print of the RBI recruitment application form and fee payment receipt.
Note: Candidates need to apply online through the official website of RBI. In case if the candidate wants to apply for both the posts, i.e. Gr. B (DR) – General and Gr. B (DR) – DEPR / DSIM, then they are required to apply and pay the fees for both the posts separately.
Candidates can make the payment of RBI Recruitment for Grade B Application Fee only through the online mode:
|SC/ST/PwBD||Intimation Charges only||Rs.100/-|
|GEN/OBC||Application fee including intimation charges||Rs.850/-|
For payment of the application fee, candidates can use any one of the below-mentioned modes:
Note: Please do not hit the refresh button while making the payment to avoid a double charge. After the payment, an e-receipt will be generated. Take the print-out of that receipt. If the e-receipt is not generated, then it means that the payment has been unsuccessful.
Allotment of the exam centre will be based on a ‘first-apply-first allot’ basis, so candidates can apply as soon as possible to get the exam centre of their choice. Once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. No change in the exam centre will be done once allocated. There will be a separate exam centre for Phase 1 and Phase 2.
RBI Officer Grade B Exam Centers for Phase 1
There are over 147 exam centres present across the country for Phase 1. So all the candidates who will be appearing for Phase 1 will be allocated from any one of the below exam centres:
|State/ Union Territories||Centre|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Guntur, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chirala, Kurnool, Nellore, Vijaywada, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram Vishakhapatnam|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Naharlagun city|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna|
|Chhattisgarh||Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur (CG)|
|Daman & Diu||Rajkot|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Mehsana, Gandhi Nagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|Haryana||Ambala, Hissar, Kurukshetra, Karnal|
|Himachal Pradesh||Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi|
|Kerala||Kannur, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune|
|New Delhi||Delhi-NCR, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida& Greater Noida, Faridabad, Meerut, Gurugram|
|Orissa||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur|
|Tamilnadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli|
|Telangana||Hyderabad- Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzzafarnagar, Varanasi|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee City|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Berhampore (WB), Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri|
RBI Officer Grade B Exam Centers for Phase 2
|Ahmedabad – Gandhi Nagar||Jammu|
|Kolkata||Mumbai- Navi Mumbai|
|Chennai||New Delhi- NCR|
The Selection process for GR (DR) General, GR (DR) DEPR and GR (DR) DSIM includes written examinations and interviews. The written exam for GR (DR) General consists of 2 phases, and for GR (DR) DEPR and GR (DR) DSIM, the exams are conducted for 3 papers. 1 is a subject-specific objective paper, and 2 papers are descriptive in nature. The details of the exam pattern and selection are explained below:
Let us take a look at the exam patterns for various RBI Grade B posts.
The RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Grade B (DR)- General- PY 2022 are as follows:
Phase I will be a total of 200 marks. The examination will be conducted in multiple shifts depending upon the number of candidates. The time duration for Phase I is 2 hours. Candidates will be appearing in any one of the shifts depending upon the shift allotted by the board.
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Candidates have to secure minimum marks in phase I to get selected for phase II. The minimum aggregate cutoff marks will be decided by the board.
RBI Grade B Phase 2
Candidates qualified in Phase 1 will be called for phase II. In phase 2, candidates are required to appear for all the shifts. A separate admission letter will be allotted for each shift. The time duration for each paper is 90 minutes. The timetable for the three papers will be mentioned in the admit card of the candidate.
|Paper I Economic and Social Issues||Objective type||100|
|Paper II English |
Descriptive type, to be typed with the help of keyboard
|Paper III Finance and Management||Objective type||100|
3. RBI Grade B Interview
Based on total aggregates marks scored in Phase 2 (Paper I, II and III), candidates will be shortlisted for the interview process. The total marks allotted for the interview process is 50. To appear for an interview, candidates will be given the option of two languages Hindi and English. After the interview, the authorities will issue a merit list of selected candidates.
The RBI Grade B (DR)-DEPR Officer primarily undertakes economic analysis and research. Also, contribute to policy formulation apart from the compilation of data. The selection of candidates is based on Online/Written examinations and interviews. There are three papers for the examination where Paper I is an objective type, and Paper II, and III are descriptive types. The paper II and III examinations will be conducted for the candidates shortlisted based on the results of Paper I. Check the following Exam Pattern as mentioned below:
|Name of Paper||Time Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Paper I Objective Type (Economics)||120 minutes||100|
| Paper II Descriptive Type (Economics) |
(Question paper displayed on the computer, answers to be written on paper)
| Paper III English – Descriptive Type|
(To be typed with the help of a keyboard)
The RBI Grade B (DR) DSIM officer primarily takes the following job responsibilities as mentioned below:
The selection will be through an Online/written exam and interview. There are three papers for the examination. Candidates will be given 120 marks for Paper I. Candidates securing aggregate marks in Paper I will be shortlisted for Paper II and Paper III. The minimum marks cut off marks are decided by the board based of the number of vacancies. Candidates are required to appear for all the shifts. Check the exam pattern for GR (DR) DSIM mentioned below:
|Name of Paper||Time Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Paper I Objective Type (on Statistics)||120 minutes||100|
|Paper II Descriptive Type (on Statistics)|
(Question paper displayed on a computer, answers to be written on paper)
|Paper III English – Descriptive Type|
(To be typed with the help of keyboard)
Candidates can check the RBI Grade B Syllabus mentioned below:
RBI Grade B (DR)- General Syllabus
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
Quantitative Aptitude and;
|Paper I – Economic and Social Issues|
Paper II – English (Writing Skills)
Paper III -Finance and Management
RBI Grade B (DR)- DEPR Syllabus
| (i) Standard of papers on Economics would be that of Master’s Degree examination in Economics of any Central University in India. |
|(ii) Syllabus for English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.|
RBI Grade B (DR)- DSIM Syllabus
Questions would cover Probability: Definition of Probability, Standard distribution, Large and small sample theory, Analysis of Variance, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses, Multivariate analysis and Stochastic Processes.
|Paper II: |
(i) Probability and Sampling
(ii) Linear Models and Economic Statistics
(iii) Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Non-parametric Test
(iv) Stochastic Processes
(v) Multivariate analysis
(vi) Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques.
|Paper III: |
English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.
Aspirants who have successfully applied for the examination can download the admit card from the official website. The RBI will release RBI Grade B admit card 2022 for Phase I and Phase II separately. The admit card will be sent to the registered mail addresses of the selected candidates. RBI Admit card is a mandatory document and must be carried to the exam hall.
The RBI will release the answer key after the completion of the examination. Candidates will be able to download the answer key from the official website after it is officially released. Check the following steps to download the answer key as mentioned below:
RBIS has released the RBI Grade B Phase I result 2022 after the completion of the exams via the official website. After the result for Phase I is declared, RBI will release the Phase II result as well. The final merit list will be declared based on the marks scored in Phase II and the interview. Candidates can check the following steps to download the results mentioned below:
1st Step: Visit the official website of RBI at www.rbi.org.in.
2nd Step: Click on the link ‘[email protected]’ to download the result.
3rd Step: After that, select the tab of ‘Current Vacancies’ and then click on the link of ‘Results of RBI Grade B’.
4th Step: A list of the latest result will be displayed on the screen.
5th Step: Then, enter the roll number and download the result.
6th Step: After that, take out the print for future reference.
To clear the exam, the candidate must score the cut-off marks as decided by the board. The cut off is based on the number of vacancies, candidates appearing for the exam, and difficulty level of the exam. The cutoff for the RBI Grade B exam will be released after completion of each Phase. For now, candidates can check the previous year cut-off from below:
RBI Grade B Recruitment 2019 Phase I cut-off
FOR SC, ST, PwD (OH/HI/VH):
|Section||SC, ST, PwD (OH/HI/VH)|
The frequently asked questions on RBI Grade B Recruitment are given below:
Q.1: When will the RBI Grade B Phase I Admit Card be released?
Ans: The RBI Grade B Phase I admit card has been released on March 13, 2022 on the official website. Steps to download the admit card are given in this article.
Q.3: What is the last date for the online application?
Ans: The last date for online application was April 18, 2022.
Q.4: When is Phase I and II RBI Grade B Exam for General Officers scheduled?
Ans: The Phase I and Phase II exam is scheduled on May 28, 2022 and June 25, 2022 respectively.
Q.5: How many vacancies have been announced for RBI Grade B 2022?
Ans: The total number of vacancies announced for RBI Grade B is 294.
Q.6: What is the application fee for the RBI Grade B examination?
Ans: The application fee for the RBI Grade B exam is Rs. 850 for General and OBC categories. Check the article for more details.
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