RBI Grade B Officer Phase 1 & 2 Exam Pattern 2020 - Download rbi.org.in Gr B Syllabus

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2020 - Overview

Board Name
Reserve Bank of India
Post Names
Grade B Officer
Total Number of Vacancies
Type of Job
Bank Jobs
Initial date to apply online
September 2020
Closing date to apply online
October 2020
Exam Pattern
Selection Process
Written Exam, Interview
Official Portal

RBI Grade B Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

Reserve Bank of India will release the RBI Grade B Exam Pattern and syllabus along with the official notification. RBI syllabus is vast and the competition among the students appearing for the exam is increasing day by day. So, candidates have to start your preparation with the help of RBI Grade B syllabus and exam pattern to qualify the written exam.

The exam is conducted in three phases - Prelims exam, Mains exam, Interview. RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam comprises four sections: Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language and phase 2 comprises three sections: Economic and Social sciences, English and Finance and Management. So, you can download the syllabus and exam pattern directly from here.

RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Pattern 2020

Number of Questions
Number of Marks
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2020 - Highlights

  • Phase 1 exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions
  • Each question carries one mark and total marks are 200
  • For every wrong answer, 0.25 of the allotted mark will be deducted
  • The duration of the exam is two hours

RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Pattern 2020

Time Duration
Paper-I - Economics and Social Issues
Objective type
90 minutes
Paper-II English (Writing Skills)
Descriptive type
90 minutes
Paper-III - Finance and Management
Objective type
90 minutes

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern 2020 - Highlights

  • Candidates those who have qualified Phase 1 are only allowed for Phase 2 exam
  • Phase 2 exam comprises three different papers
  • Two papers (Paper-I & III) are of objective type and one paper (Paper-II) is of descriptive type
  • Each section carry 100 marks
  • The duration of the exam is 90 minutes (for each paper)
  • For every correct answer, one mark is awarded
  • For every wrong answer, 1/4th of the allotted mark is reduced

RBI Grade B Interview

  • The final stage of the recruitment process is Interview
  • Candidates who have qualified mains exam are only eligible to appear for interview process
  • Interview round is conducted for 50 marks
  • They can choose either English or Hindi for interview round
  • After the final interview round, the final merit list is released and selected candidates roll numbers are uploaded in the official portal
  • Appointment/Invitation letter will also be sent to the email id

RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus PDF

  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Reasoning

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus PDF

  • Economic and Social Issues
  • Finance
  • Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the marking scheme of RBI Grade B exam?

The RBI Grade B Phase I exam is conducted for 200 marks, Phase II exam for 300 marks and interview is for 50 marks.

Q. What is the time limit for RBI grade B Exam?

The time duration for RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is 2 hours and Phase 2 exam is 90 minutes (for each paper).

Q. Is there any negative marking in RBI Grade B exam?

Yes. 1/4th of the allotted mark is reduced for every wrong answer.

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