RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019: Notification, Recruitment, Application Form, Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2019 Notification: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the central bank of India. This Governmental body helps in regulation of country’s currency. RBI plays a role of a regulator in the banking chain of the country it is headquarter in Mumbai. Reserve bank of India conducts the RBI GRADE ‘B’ Exam under IBPS (Indian Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) banner. This is one of the most waited for recruitment of the year.

This is a great deal of opportunity for the eligible candidates who want to make their career with the central bank of the country. This article will guide your way throughout the scenario of the recruitment. Kindly go through the complete article for thorough detail

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Application form

RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 exam notification comes in the month of May 2019. The registration process starts from the 1st week of May 2019. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the banner of IBPS Conducts this exam in three phases. Prelims, Mains where prelims is just qualifying in nature and the marks of mains and Interview are considered. Prelims is most probably in the 2nd week of June and Mains is in the 1st week of July. The application can be filled online only through the official website. The fees could only be paid through online mode which is Rs. 850/- for General and OBC whereas Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Exam Schedule

The important dates in regard to the exam is mentioned below:

Event Date(Tentative)
Date of release of notification of RBI Grade B 2019 Third week of  May 2019
Start of registration for  online submission of application First week of May 2019
Last date of registration for  online submission of application Last week of May 2019
Admit Card for RBI Grade B Phase I 1st week of June 2019
Exam date of RBI grade B General prelims 2019 3rd week of June 2019
Exam date of RBI Gr B (DR)-(DEPR) paper I 2019 3rd week of June 2019


Exam date of RBI Gr B (DR)-(DSIM)paper I 2019 3rd week of June 2019
Result of RBI Grade B Phase I 3rd  week of June 2019
Admit Card for RBI Grade B Phase II Last week of June 2019
Exam date of RBI grade B General mains 2019 Second week of July 2019
Exam date of RBI Gr B (DR)-(DEPR)paper II and III 2019 Second week of July 2019
Exam date of RBI Gr B (DR)-(DSIM)paper II and III 2019 Second week of July 2019
Result of RBI Grade B Phase II August 2019
Interview August 2019
Final Result September 2019

RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 Eligibility criteria

As to fill any form there must be some criteria to be fulfilled by the candidates as is set by any exam conducting organisation and therefore as per the norms of RBI the mandatory eligibility criteria for different posts is as follows:

  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General)- Candidates must have a 10th, 12th, Bachelor degree, Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks.
  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (DEPR)- Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in all semesters/years from. Candidates must have passed from recognized University or Institute.
  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) –( DSIM)- Candidates must have 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% aggregate marks.

RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 Exam pattern

As it is said that half knowledge is harmful and in this competitive era before preparing for an exam one must be completely aware of the exam pattern to be successful and to have the complete knowledge of the RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 respective subjects, so below is the thorough detail of the exam.


SL. No Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks     Exam Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80          2 Hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

 Mains :

SL.No Subjects Maximum Marks Time duration
1. Economics and Social Issues 100 90 Minutes
2. Finance and Management 100 90 Minutes
3. English (Writing Skills) 100 90 Minutes

RBI GRADE ‘B’ 2019 Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the syllabus and accordingly start their preparation. As RBI always comes with a bunch of surprises and for candidates must not leave even a single topic of the syllabus. so below is the detailed syllabus:

REASONING: Alphabetical test, coding decoding, analogy, classification, direction sense, Blood relation, word formation, sitting arrangement, syllogisms, inequalities, Statement and conclusion, statement and assumption, statement and course of action, statement and argument, input and output, Puzzles, Data Sufficiency.

APTITUDE: Permutations And Combinations, Probability, Time And Work, {Distance, time and speed}, Boats and  Streams, Average, Ratio Data Interpretation – line graph, bar graph, mixed chart, pie chart ,quadratic Equation , Series, Simple and –Compound interest, Pipes and cisterns, Trains, Percentage, Mixture, LCM-HCF, Profit and Loss, problems on Ages.

ENGLISH: Cloze Test, Errors in sentences, Passage Comprehension, Sentence Improvement, Selecting The Correct Sentences.

GA: Current Affairs of last 6 months, Indian Economy Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture  History of Banking, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary policies  etc.

Economic and Social Issues: Growth and Development, Economic Reforms in India, Globalization, and Social Structure in India.

Finance: Financial System, Financial Markets, Risk Management, Basics of Derivatives, Development in Financial Sector, Union Budget, Inflation.

Management: Role of Manager, Human Resource Development, Motivation, Morale and Incentives, Communication, Corporate Governance.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Question Paper/ Mock paper

RBI Previous year question paper gives us an idea about what the pattern of exam likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper or mock test gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves.

Before facing the real challenge it is must to know the level of one’s preparation. Below is the link of some previous year question papers/ mock tests kindly make use of them.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Admit card

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for RBI Grade B prelims comes in the month of June while the admit card for RBI Grade B comes in the month of July.

Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website to download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Result

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 result is the important part of the examination. It is the authentic step for the next level of examination. RBI announces the result of prelims in the month of end of June (tentative) while the result for mains is announced in the month of August and the final result for selection of the candidate in the month of September.

To check the result go through the official website. To check the result the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth are required.

RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019 Selection Procedure

The final selection is on the basis of the objective type prelims, objective and subjective type mains and finally Interview

  • Phase 1
  • Phase II
  • Interview

The merit list will be generated for the finally selected candidates and they will be called for the further training process.

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