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RBI GRADE - B Overview:

RBI Grade-B is a national level competitive exam. It is conducted by Reserve Bank of India. The recruitment for the post is offered under Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG). The recruitment of RBI Grade-B 2020 is conducted into three phases Preliminary, Main exam and Interview Round.

In the Section of RBI, We will discuss the topics mentioned below related to Official Notice and highlight of RBI Grade-B 2020 important updates followed by Important dates relates to Date of registration, exam dates, Result and final Interview. Compare to the last year the number of vacancies are also increased so get details in the table. Also, get details of Eligibility, application fees, exam pattern, syllabus, step to apply online application, Interview, result and many more.

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RBI GRADE - B Official Notice:

Name of the exam

RBI Grade-B DR, DEPR, DSIM

Conducts

RBI

Number of Vacancies

199

Selection Procedure

Preliminary, Mains and Interview

Syllabus

English/Quantitative/Logical Reasoning/General Awareness/Computer Knowledge

Exam Level

National

Mode of application

Online

Mode of Exam

Online & Offline

Official Website

http://www.rbi.org.in/

 

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RBI GRADE - B Important Dates:

The Reserve Bank of India has officially announced the registration schedule and exam dates:

Events

Important Dates

Release of RBI Grade B 2020 Official Notification

September 20, 2020

RBI Grade B Registration Began on

September 21, 2020

Last Day to Submit RBI Grade B 2020 Application Form

October 11, 2020

RBI Grade B Exam Date for Phase – I 

November 9, 2020

Release of RBI Grade B Phase 1 Result

November 18, 2020

Release of RBI Grade B 2020 Phase 2 Admit Card

November 22, 2020 

RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (General)

December 1, 2020

RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (DEPR and DSIM)

December 2, 2020

Release of RBI Grade B Phase-II (General) Result

December 18, 2020

RBI Grade B Interview Dates

January 13 – March, 2021

Final Result Declaration

Not Announced Yet

 

RBI GRADE - B Vacancies:

The Reserve Bank of India Services Board (Board) invites applications from eligible candidates for the post mentioned below in Reserve Bank of India (RBI/Bank):

Post

Number of Vacancies

General

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

Total

Officers in Grade

‘B’(DR)- General

65

25

11

40

15

156

Officers in Grade

‘B’(DR)- DEPR

9

3

1

5

2

20

Officers in Grade

‘B’(DR)- DSIM

11

2

4

4

2

23

 

RBI GRADE - B Eligibility:

I. Nationality: a candidate must be either:-

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

 

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate is issued to him/her by the Government of India.

 

II. Age Limits:

 

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of September 2020 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd September 1990 and not later than 1st September 1999. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

 

(b) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxed:

 

i. up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe if the posts are reserved for them;

 

ii. up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates if the posts are reserved for them;

 

iii. up to a maximum of five years for ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or because of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange;

 

iv. up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December,1989;

 

v. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st September 2019 and have been released;

 

a. on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be

completed within one year from 1st September, 2019) otherwise than by way of

dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or

 

b. on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or

 

c. on invalidment.

 

vi. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st September 2019 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months' notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

 

vii. For Gen/EWSs up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of PwBD. For SC/ST/ PwBD up to a maximum of 15 years and for OBC PwBD up to a maximum of 13 years, subject to reservation of vacancies under the respective post. Relaxation in upper age limit for PwBD will be subject to the posts having been identified suitable for such disabilities.

 

viii. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

 

ix. For eligible staff candidates, the relaxation in age limit is according to RBI circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.

x. For recruitment to the post of Gr. B (DR)-DEPR/DSIM candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognised Indian/Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

 

III. Minimum Educational Qualifications: The following minimum educational qualifications are prescribed for the posts:

Posts

Minimum Education Qualification

1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR)- (General)

• A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.

• The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years

2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR

Essential:

a. A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics /

Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute; OR

b. PGDM/ MBA Finance with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in

aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University

/Institute; OR

c. Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the sub-categories of economics i.e.

agricultural/ business/ developmental/ applied, etc., with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

 

Note: SC, ST and PwBD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree

examination or equivalent recognized qualifications are eligible to apply.

 

Desirable: A Doctorate Degree in Economics or research or teaching experience in Economics or publications in standard journals would be considered as an

additional qualification.

Candidates having M.Phil. Degree and Doctorate Degree from a recognized

Indian/Foreign University/Institute in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

d. (i) Candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a

recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

(ii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DSIM

Essential:

a. A 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% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR

b. Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an Institute of repute; OR

c. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR

d. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI

Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note: For SC, ST and PwBD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master’s

Degree as in items (a), (b), (c) and (d) above is 50% or an equivalent grade in

aggregate of all semesters/ years.

Desirable: (i) Candidates with a Doctorate in topics related to above subjects will be given preference.

(ii) Research or teaching experience and publication in standard journals will be considered as an additional qualification.

 

Note: (i) Candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D qualification in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

(ii) Candidates with research / teaching experience at a recognized Indian / Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

(iii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

 

IV. Number of Attempts: Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e. General Category, who have already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post/s in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWSs, if the posts are reserved for them.

RBI GRADE - B Application Fees:

Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2020 has to be paid in online mode only. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:

Category

Charges

Amount 

SC /ST/ PWD

Intimation Charges only

INR 100/-

GEN/ OBC/ EWS

Application fee including intimation charges

INR 850/-

Staff

Nil

Nil

 

RBI GRADE - B Exam pattern:

Phase-I: Preliminary Written Exam

 

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Exam Duration

Reasoning

60

60

120 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

       

English Language

30

30

       

General Awareness

80

80

       

Total Questions

200

200

       

 

Note: For each incorrect response, a penalty of -0.25 is given. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination is decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

 

Phase-II: Mains written Exam

 

Name of Paper

Type of Paper

Exam Duration

Marks

Paper – I : Economic and Social Issues

Objective Online

90 minutes

100

Paper – II : English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive Online, to be typed with the help of keyboard on the computer screen

90 minutes

100

Paper – III : (Optional) Finance and Management or Economics or Statistics

Objective Online

90 minutes

100

Note: Paper I and Paper III will be set bilingually in English and Hindi. A candidate has to secure minimum marks separately in each paper as well as aggregate.

RBI GRADE - B Syllabus:

The syllabus is determined by RBI itself. But, the syllabus varies from Preliminary to Mains exam.

 

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Prelims:

 

English

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning

General Awareness

Grammar

Mensuration

Puzzles

Banking & Financial Awareness

Vocabulary

Time and Work

Seating Arrangement

Monetary Policies

Error Spotting

Average, Ratio, Percentages

Directions and Distance

Economic Terms

Comprehension

Speed, Distance and Time

Data Sufficiency

Current Affairs

Passage Making

Mixture and Allegations

Blood Relations

Financial & Economics News

Jumble Words

Permutation and Combination

Syllogism

Static GK

Fill in the Blanks

Data Interpretation

Coding Decoding

Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals

Sentence Framing

Probability

Inequality

Banking terms, rates, processes

 

Papers

Syllabus

Paper-I: Economic and social Issues

Growth and Development, Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India

Sustainable Development and Environmental issues, Economic Reforms in India, Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Role of Economic Planning.

Globalization, Opening up of the Indian Economy, Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy, International Economic Institutions, IMF and World Bank,

WTO, Regional Economic Co-operation, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Gender Issues,

Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged, Social Movements, Indian Political System, Human Development, Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper-III: Finance and Management

1.Finance: Financial System, Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India,

Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc, Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments,, 

Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap, Changing Landscape of Banking sector, Recent Developments in the Financial Sector,

Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments, Financial Inclusion- use of technology, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector,

 The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission,

Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.

2.Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.

Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal and development, Feedback and Performance Counselling,

Career Planning, Training and Development, Rewards, Employee Welfare.

Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication;

upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

RBI GRADE - B Apply online:

Candidates applying for the RBI Grade B exam 2020 can apply for the exam by following a certain set of steps:

 

  • Aspirants can visit the official website of Reserve Bank of India ( https://www.rbi.org.in/ ) to apply online.
  • Candidates need to enter their basic qualifications and other details asked in the form and upload documents accordingly.
  • Candidates need to upload a set of documents, which includes a photograph, signature, handwritten declaration and thumb impression.
  • Candidates must verify the details carefully before making the final submission as no changes can be made in the form once the payment is complete.
  • The form will not be accepted until the online payment is complete. The application fee for this exam is Rs. 800 for Gen/OBC candidates and Rs. 400 for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.
  • Candidates must also note that if any discrepancy is found in the application form, RBI holds the right to reject the application at any time during the recruitment procedure.

 

RBI GRADE - B Admit Card:

  • RBI Grade B Exam 2020 Admit Card Successful applicants for RBI Grade B Main Examination 2020 will be issued their interview call letters in January 2020.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of bank.
  • Candidates should check the e- call letter carefully and bring discrepancies/ errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.

Documents Required with Admit Card:

 

  • In addition to RBI Grade B Admit Card, candidates need to present a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification.
  • Acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.

RBI GRADE - B Interview:

  • RBI Grade B 2019 interview round for selected candidates scheduled to be held from April 20 -28, 2020 has been postponed amidst nationwide lockdown due to COVID – 19 Outbreak. Candidates will be intimidated with the revised dates on the official website.
  • Only candidates qualifying in the Main exam will be invited for interview round beginning from January 13, 2021.
  • RBI Grade B Admit Card (with New Roll Numbers) indicating date, time and venue of the interview will be sent separately to shortlisted candidates on their registered email address.
  • The interview round will carry 50 marks and can be done in English or Hindi language as opted by the candidate.
  • Final merit list will be based on candidates performance in main exam and interview round.

RBI GRADE - B Exam Center:

  • For RBI Grade B Examination 2020, candidates can choose one center for Phase-I and one center for Phase–II separately in the online application form Allotment of the exam centers will be on the "first-apply-first-allot" manner based on availability.
  • RBI Grade B 2020 Prelims and main exam will be conducted in 158 and 20 exam cities respectively.
  • RBI Grade B Exam Centers for Prelims exam

 

State/UTs

Exam Centers

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Guntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun city

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar

Bihar

Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chattisgarh

Raipur, Bhilai

Daman & Diu

Jamnagar

Goa

Varna

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Haryana

Hissar, Karnal, Rohtak

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Karnataka

Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi

Kerala

Kannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

New Delhi

Delhi –NCR

Orissa

Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur

Puducherry

Cuddalore, Villupuram

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok, Bardang City

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City

West Bengal

Berhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

 

  • RBI Grade B Exam Centers for Mains exam:

Name of Examination Center

Ahmedabad

Jammu

Bengaluru

Kanpur

Bhopal

Kochi

Bhubaneswar

Lucknow

Kolkata

Mumbai

Chandigarh

Nagpur

Chennai

New Delhi

Guwahati

Patna

Hyderabad

Pune

Jaipur

Thiruvananthapuram

 

RBI GRADE - B Result:

RBI Grade B Final Result will be released in April 2021. Candidates scorecards and cutoff for all phases will be published after the final result declaration.

RBI GRADE - B Cutoffs:

As there are two phases, cut off for each phase will be released separately. RBI Grade B Prelims exam took place on 9th November 2019, the cut off of same was released on 02nd December 2020.

 

Section

Category

GENERAL/UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

PwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)

GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum Marks = 80)

20.00

20.00

16.00

14.25

14.25

14.25

REASONING
(Maximum Marks = 60)

15.00

15.00

12.00

10.75

10.75

10.75

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50

7.50

6.00

5.25

5.25

5.25

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50

7.50

6.00

5.25

5.25

5.25

TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate
(Maximum Marks = 200)

122.00

122.00

115.50

108.00

108.00

108.00