RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released a notification for the recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) Direct Recruitment – (DR). There are 166 vacancies to be filled. Read this post to get a comprehensive idea about the exam and the latest RBI Grade B exam pattern.

RBI Grade B – Phase I

Subjects No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80 2 hours
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

The RBI Grade B Prelims Exam consists of 4 modules (subjects) as mentioned above. The exam will be Online MCQ (Objective Type) Exam. You will have to clear this Phase to be eligible for next. This exam carries 200 marks.

RBI Grade B – Phase II

Name of Paper Type of Paper Time (Minutes) Marks
Paper-I: Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (typing) 90 100
Paper-III: (Finance & Management) Objective type 90 100

You will appear for Phase II of RBI Grade B exam only after you clear the Phase I or the Prelims exams. The Phase II or Mains exam will be carried out in either 1 or 2 days.

*The Optional Subjects for RBI Grade B Exam will be as follows:

  1. Finance & Management
  2. Economics
  3. Statistics

You will have to select any 1 subject out of the 3, as per post preference and eligibility. This exam will also be taken Online.

RBI Grade B Interview – Phase III:

After you clear the Phase II of the RBI Grade B Exam, you will then be called for an Interview. The Interview will carry 50 marks. The details regarding your Interview, i.e. Date, Time & Location will be provided to you in your Call-letter.