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RBI Grade B Exam

RBI Grade B

Reserve Bank Of India Grade B Examination



Education Qualification: A candidate must have Bachelor's degree with min 60% from a recognized university.


Age Limit for RBI Grade B Officer :  Age must be between 21 to 30 Years.
Upper Age limit for OBC : 33 Years
Upper Age limit for SC/ ST: 35 Years


Application Fee RBI Grade B officer
For General/ OBC : RS 800/-
For ST/ SC/ PWD: RS 400/-
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The RBI Grade B exam consists of III stages

RBI Grade B Phase I

Phase – I Exam Consist a paper of 100 Marks: Subjects are
(I) General Awareness (II) Quantitative Aptitude
(III) English Language and (IV) Reasoning

RBI Grade B Phase II

Phase II exam consist of III Papers of 100 Marks Each:
(i) Paper I Economic & Social Issues (ii) Paper-II English (Writing Skills) and (iii) Paper III Finance & Management

RBI Grade B Interview

RBI Grade B Interview : successful candidates of Phase II called up for interview which carry 50 Marks.

RBI Grade B Syllabus

Click Here to Download detailed RBI Assistant Syllabus Pdf.


Most frequent questions and answers

It stands for the Reserve Bank of India Grade ‘B’ Exam. This exam is organised for the selection of Grade B officers to fill the vacancies in RBI.

If you are the candidate desiring to put the feather in your cap then use following techniques:

  1. Delve into the syllabus.(must to understand the need)
  2. Analyze the previous year question papers.
  3. Then, set-up a time-table.
  4. Make a routine to read Newspaper to learn vocab, and go through current affairs.
  5. Mark/Note down the important information.
  6. Make notes of the formulas if required.
  7. Take mock tests on weekly basis.
  8. Solve as many question paper as you can.
  9. Keep your eyes on the bull’s eye.

Educational Qualification:


Minimum Qualifications

RBI Grade B Officer (General)

A minimum of 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th and 10th Standard examinations

RBI Grade B Officer (Department of Economic and Policy Research)

A Master’s Degree in Economics or Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks from a

recognised Indian or Foreign University

RBI Grade B (Department of Statistics and Information Management)

A Master’s Degree in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical with a minimum of 55% marks

MINIMUM AGE: 21 years

MAXIMUM AGE:30 years

There are three phases of the examination and books can be used according the phases mentioned below:



Best books for RBI Grade B

Logical Reasoning

·         Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal

·         Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

English Language

·         Word Power Made Simple by Norman Lewis

·         Objective General English by S P Bakshi

·         High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

Quantitative Aptitude

·         Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra

·         How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT written by Arun Sharma

·         Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations written by R S Agarwal

Banking Awareness

·         Banking Awareness by Arihant Experts

·         Banking Awareness for SBI and IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/RBI Exams/RRB by Disha Expert


  1. Economic and Social Issues


  • Indian Economy: Uma Kapila (Series of Books)
  • Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
  • Growth And Development: Devraj Ray

Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao

Other Material


  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Southern Economist
  • Yojana
  • Business India
  • RBI Bulletins


  • Economic Times
  • Hindu
  • Business Standard


  • World Development Report
  • Economic Survey of India

Finance Management

The RBI has suggested some prep material specifically for topics related to finance:

  • An introduction to Economics- A W Stonier and DC Hauge
  • Monetary Theory and Public Policy-Kenneth Kurihara
  • Indian Economy-Mishra and Puri
  • Indian Economy-R Dutt and KPM Sundaram
  • Economic Growth and Development-Mayer and Baldwin
  • Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
  • Public Finance-K K Andley and Sundaram
  • Financial Management-Prasanna Chandra

ENGLISH for this one must read Articles, newspaper, AND Magazines.

To clear RBI Grade B Exam in first attempt 

Firstly, have faith in whatever your’re indulged.

Secondly, Solve as much questions as you can.

Thirdly, Clear your doubts from the books that are recommended.

Fourthly, Keep your focus on the crucial topics.

Yes. As you know nothing is impossible in this world. One need to keep on challenging ones own performance which is the difficult. If ones it’s done then there will be no difficulty left. 

To attend the meetings, conferences,training etc., RBI Grade B officers are offered foreign trips.

SBI PO gets a good package, allowances, perks  etc., as compare to RBI Grade B officer. Despite this, the level and steps of promotion is same in both the fields.



Phase 1


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


General Knowledge, 

English Language, 

Reasoning Ability, 

Quantitative Aptitude



2 hours


200 Questions

200 Marks

120 minutes




Type of Paper

Maximum Marks


Economics and Social Issues



90 minutes

English (Writing skills)



90 minutes

Finance and Management



90 minutes


3 Papers

300 Marks

4 hours 30 minutes



Yes, as in all the govt. exams negative marking is done apart from some.

In this Exam, 0.25 marks is deducted for every wrong answer. 

Yes, RBI grade B officers get the facility of the quarters in the metro areas which are well furnished by the RBI only.

Yes, RBI officers get pension after the initiation of NPS Pension.


Indian Express and The Hindu can be considered the best Newspaper for the RBI Grade B.

Basically, age is considered but there is a limit to crack the exam on the basis of categories.

For General : 6 attempts

For SC/ST/PWD : no limit