RBI Grade B 2023 Exam – Get Complete Overview Of The Exam

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The RBI will release the 2023 Grade B notification. Aspiring candidates must check this article or refer to the official link to apply for the exam. The RBI conducts the Grade B exam to select eligible candidates for the posts of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) – DR, DEPR (Department of Economic and Policy Research), and DSIM (Department of Economic and Policy Research). These posts are for the Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams in the RBI. Read the article to know about the exam pattern, syllabus, vacancies, steps to apply, how to check answer keys, cut-offs and download results.

  • The Reserve Bank of India Services Board conducts the RBI Grade B exam annually. It is a national-level competitive test and lakhs of candidates appear for this exam to work with the most reputed and trusted bank in the country. It offers the best career opportunity with good salary compensation and security in the job.
  • Read the below details related to the RBI Grade B exam pattern, vacancies, eligibility, application process, and much more.

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RBI Grade B Overview 2023

Exam Conducting Authority

Reserve Bank of India

Name of the Exam 

RBI Grade B

Mode of Application

Online

No. of Vacancies

294 (2022)

To be announced (2023)

RBI Grade B Notification Date 

21st March 2022

To be announced (2023)

RBI Grade B Start Date to apply online

28th March 2022

To be announced (2023)

RBI Grade B Last Date to apply online 

18th April 2022

To be announced (2023)

Grade ‘B’(DR)- General Phase 1 exam date

28th May 2022

To be announced (2023)

Grade ‘B’(DR)- General Phase 2 exam date

25th June 2022

To be announced (2023)

Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR/DSIM Phase 1 exam date

2nd July 2022

To be announced (2023)

Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR/DSIM Phase 2 exam date

6th August 2022

To be announced (2023)

RBI Grade B result 2022

7th June 2022 (DR (General)-PY 2022 Phase-I)

12th August 2022 (DEPR/DISM – Phase II)

To be announced (2023)

Qualification

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RBI Grade B Latest Updates:

4th November 2022: RBI Grade B Marksheet Released

The Reserve Bank of India has released the marksheet for RBI Grade B exam. This is for General/DEPR/DISM posts. The candidates can view their marksheets by logging in to the links given below.

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Marksheet – DSIM

Direct Link to Download RBI Grade Marksheet- General

Direct Link to Download RBI grade B Marksheet- DEPR

21st October 2022: RBI Grade B Final Result Out!

The Reserve Bank of India has released RBI Grade B Final Result for the General/DEPR/DISM. Below is the direct link to download the list of recommended candidates.

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Final Result (General)

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Final Result (DEPR)

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B DISM Final Result

12th September 2022: RBI Grade B Phase II DEPR/DISM Result Out!

The Reserve Bank of India has released RBI Grade B Phase II DEPR/DISM result. The Phase II was held on 6th August 2022. The candidates who are qualified in the Phase II are eligible to attend the Interview. Below is the direct link to download the result.

Direct Link to Download RBI Grade B Phase II DEPR Result

Direct Link to Download RBI Grade B Phase II DISM Result

21st July 2022: RBI Grade B Phase II DEPR/DISM Admit Card Out!

The RBI Grade B Phase II Admit Card for DEPR/DISM has been released for the exam which is scheduled on 6th August 2022. Below is the direct link to download the call letter.

Direct Link to Download RBI Grade B Phase II Admit Card

11th July 2022:RBI Grade B Phase II Result Out!

The RBI has released the Result for the DR (General)-PY 2022 Phase-II Examination. Candidates who have qualified the exam have been shortlisted for the interview. The marksheet and cut off will be released after completion of the selection process. Candidates can download their result using the link given below.

Download RBI Grade B Phase II Result Notice

Download RBI Grade B Phase II Result

27th June 2022: RBI Grade B Phase I Marksheet & Cut Off Released

The RBI has released the marksheet and Grade B (General) – DR-PY-2022 Phase I. The exam was conducted on 28th May 2022. The direct link to view the marksheet is given below.

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Phase I Marksheet & Cut Off

RBI Grade B Vacancy 

The RBI Grade B Vacancies 2023 will be released by the RBI authorities. The 2023 vacancy list is expected to have largely the same vacancy as 2022. Let's have a look at the vacancy distribution for RBI Grade B 2023 Exam.

Post

Vacancies 2022

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General-PY

238

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR*-PY

31

Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM-PY

25

Total

294

The aspirants can also have a look at the previous 5 years' trend for the number of vacancies released by the RBI

Post

2023

2022

2021

2019

2018

2017

General

To be announced

238

270

156

127

145

DEPR

To be announced

31

29

20

22

12

DSIM

To be announced

24

23

23

17

4

Total

To be announced

294

322

199

166

161

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RBI Grade B Apply Online 2023

The eligible candidates can proceed to RBI Grade B apply online for the RBI Grade B exam from the official site once it is released or from the link that will be provided here. The online application process for RBI Grade B 2023 exam will start after the notification. The candidates have to submit online application forms to get registered themselves for RBI Grade B Exam 2023. You can follow the below-given step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth online application process.

Step 1: Go to the official website and proceed to the new registration.

Step 2: Fill the application form with valid details i.e personal and academic details.

Step 3: Keep with you one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Voter Card/Passport/Driving License/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government.

Step 4: Fill in the details as mentioned in the Photo ID proof in the online application form.

Step 5: Carefully upload the scanned copy of the required documents i.e. your photograph and signature. In case you need to resize your photo, use the PrepForSure Editing Tool

Step 6: After uploading the required photograph proceed to pay the RBI Grade B Application fee through your Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

Step 7: Make sure that you are using a valid email ID that you use till the declaration of results.

Step 8: Finally, submit the Application Form.

Step 9: And, don't forget to take a Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

In this manner, you will successfully submit your RBI Grade B Application Form.

RBI Grade B Application Fee 2023 (Expected)

The application fee varies as per category. The 2023 application fee is expected to remain the same as 2022. As per previous year’s notification, a total of Rs. 850/- is to be paid by candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories for RBI Grade B 2023 exam application form. Carefully note the application fee for the category you belong to and make an online payment to apply for the same.

Sr. No.

Category

Charges

Amount (Expected)

1.

SC/ST/PWD

Intimation Charges only

Rs.100/-

2.

GEN/OBC

App. Fee + intimation charges

Rs.850/-

3.

Staff

No Fee

No Fee

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2023

The 2023 Recruitment of RBI Grade B officer eligibility criteria is expected to remain the same as in 2022. It is based on Age and Educational Qualification. To apply against the RBI Grade B Vacancies, you need to qualify for these eligibility standards as prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India.

1. RBI Grade B Age Limit 2023

For 2023 exam, it is expected for you to have the below-mentioned upper & lower age limit (as of 1st January 2022) to apply for RBI Grade B Officer.

  • Minimum Age – 21 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

RBI Grade B Age Relaxation 2023

The Age Relaxation for RBI Grade B Exam is prescribed as per the Govt. norms. The information below will take you through the Age Relaxation criteria for different categories. The 2023 exam is expected to have similar relaxation as in 2022.

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) – 3 years
  • PWD – 10 years
  • PwD (OBC) – 13 years.
  • And PwD (SC/ST) – 15 years

2. RBI Grade B Educational Qualification 2023

RBI Grade B Educational qualifications vary from post to post. As per the previous year’s notification, the information below will take you through the educational qualification required for each post. The 2023 education qualification is expected to remain the same as in 2022.

Posts

Minimum Educational Qualifications 

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – (General)

• Graduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or Post-Graduation / Equivalent technical qualification with minimum 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note:

• Any such full-time course from a recognized University / Institute that is taken after Class XIIth and is at least of 3 years’ duration/ candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination.

• Candidates who have passed the Final Examination for Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India may also apply for the post.

OR

• Any such full-time course from a recognized University / Institute that is taken after graduation and is at least of 2 years’ duration / recognized by the Government as equivalent to post graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR

• Essential: 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

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

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

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.

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DSIM

Essential:

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

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

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

OR

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.

RBI Grade B Number of Attempts 2023

  • The number of attempts allowed in the RBI Grade B exam for the General Category candidates is 6 times (for Prelims/Phase-I). After this, they would be considered not eligible to apply.
  • For SC/ST/PWD/EXSM there is no limit for appearing in the exam unless they reach the maximum age level.

RBI Grade B Selection Process 2023 

As per the 2022 notification, the RBI Grade B selection process is based on three Phases i.e. Phase-I, Phase-II, and Interview (General). In the case of other posts i.e DSIM/DEPR, there shall be only one exam and directly an interview. You need to clear all these phases of the selection process in order to get selected for the post of Grade B Officer in the RBI. The below information covers the RBI Grade B exam pattern for Phase-I & II. Any change in selection process will be updated here.

RBI Grade B Prelims 2023 Exam Pattern – General (Expected)

RBI Grade B Prelims 2023

The Grade B Officer exam is expected to have Objective Type or MCQ. It will be held for a duration of 2 hours (200 marks). The number of questions for each section mentioned is as per the previously conducted exams. The expected pattern is as follows

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Awareness

80

80

2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

English Language

30

30

Reasoning

60

60

Total

200

200

RBI Grade B Mains 2023

After you clear Phase I of the selection process you will be called to appear for Phase II. Each paper in these-II will have a different duration. The expected Pattern is a s follows

Section

Paper Type

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-I Economics and Social Issues

Objective + Descriptive

100

120 mins

Paper-II English Based on Writing Skills

Descriptive 

100

90 mins

Paper-III Finance & Management

Objective Type + Descriptive

100

120 mins

The pattern for this exam has been changed slightly, for more details check RBI Grade B New Exam Pattern article.

RBI Grade B Interview Process 2023

After you clear Phase I & II, you will be called for the next round i.e. Interview. This is the last round after which the Final Merit List will be released.

  • The Interview round will be for 50 marks.
  • The RBI will convey the details regarding the Interview round through the Call-Letter.

RBI Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern – DSIM/DEPR (Expected)

As per the previous year’s notification, there shall be only one exam for this post and later directly an interview. The 2023 exam pattern is expected to remain the same as in 2022. Paper I and II of the DSIM posts will consist of Economics papers whereas for the DEPR posts papers will be on Statistics. The expected pattern is as follows

Subject

Duration (min)

Max. Marks

Paper I – Objective

120

100

Paper II – Descriptive

180

100

Paper III – English Descriptive

90

100

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2023 (Expected)

Candidates must know the comprehensive and latest RBI Grade B syllabus for the Prelims and Mains exam. Go through the topics carefully for the Prelims exam and make a study plan as per the topics or subjects mentioned for the RBI Grade B Recruitment exam. The 2023 syllabus for the RBI Grade B exam is expected to remain the same as in 2022.

General Awareness 2023 

  • Banking & Financial
  • Awareness
  • Economic News
  • Static Awareness
  • Current Affairs

English Language 2023

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Phrase Replacement/Error Spotting
  • Para Completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles

Quantitative Aptitude 2023

  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Mensuration 2D
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Quadratic equation
  • Average 

Reasoning 2023

  • Blood relation
  • Calendar
  • Cause and effect
  • Clock
  • Coding decoding
  • Data sufficiency
  • Circular arrangement reasoning
  • Missing number reasoning
  • Classification 
  • Critical reasoning

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus 2023 (Expected)

The 2023 syllabus is expected to remain the same as 2022. The RBI will release the 2023 syllabus in its official notification. As per the previous year's notification, the information below provides the RBI Grade B Mains exam syllabus for the concerned subjects. Check the details carefully and prepare your exam strategy around them.

Economic & Social Issues 2023 

  • Globalization
  • Social Structure in India
  • Growth and Development
  • Economic Reforms in India

Finance 2023

  • Risk Management
  • Financial System
  • Financial Markets
  • Development in the Financial Sector
  • Union Budget
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Inflation

Management 2023

  • Motivation, Morale, and Incentives
  • Role of Manager
  • Human Resource Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Communication

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RBI Grade B Admit Card 2023

The Reserve Bank of India will release the RBI Grade B admit card on the official website after the notification is out. To download the admit card, make use of the detailed steps below and the direct link to download the RBI Grade B Admit Card is given above in the update section:

Step 1: Go to the official website of RBI, then click on Current Vacancies and Select Call Letters from there

Step 2: Carefully enter details like Login Credentials i.e. Roll number and Date of Birth.

Step 3: Your admit card will flash on the screen.

Step 4: Take a print of the admit card.

Step 5: Alternatively, you can access the RBI Official Website

Step 6: And, repeat the above steps.to download the RBI Grade B admit card.

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RBI Grade B 2023 Cut Off (Expected)

The RBI Grade B cut-off for Phase I ((General) – DR-PY-2023) will be released once the exam is over. The steps to check the cut-off through the official website are

Step 1: Go to the official website of RBI, then click on Current Vacancies and Select Results from there. 

Step 2: Click the link to check RBI Grade B Marks & Cut Off.

Step 3: You can see the category-wise cut-off marks.

Step 4: Carefully go through the cut-off and take a printout for future reference.

The table below presents the RBI Grade B Phase I Cut Off 2022. Candidates can get an idea of the expected 2023 cut-off.

RBI Grade B Phase I Cut Off

Subject

Cut Off 2023

Cut Off 2022

All

GENERAL/UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

PwBD (VI, HI, LD, MD)

General Awareness

(Maximum Marks = 80)

To be announced

12

12

8

6.25

6.25

6.25

Reasoning

(Maximum Marks = 60)

To be announced

9

9

6

4.75

4.75

4.75

English Language

(Maximum Marks = 30)

To be announced

4.5

4.5

3

2.25

2.25

2.25

Quantitative Aptitude

(Maximum Marks = 30)

To be announced

4.5

4.5

3

2.25

2.25

2.25

Aggregate

(Maximum Marks = 200)

To be announced

63.75

63.75

60.25

55.25

50.75

49.75

How to Prepare for the RBI Grade B Exam 2023?

Candidates need to study the RBI Grade B syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly so that they can start preparing for the online examination. Follow the steps below to prepare better:

  • The syllabus and exam pattern should be well understood to know the topics. 
  • Allocate nearly equal time to all sections. Also, try allocating extra time to subjects that according to you are difficult. 
  • Practice Quantitative Aptitude questions regularly.
  • Candidates can also go through the RBI Grade B online test series.
  • For General Awareness, candidates can go through the latest Current Affairs topics.
  • For the interview, read through the job description. Make sure you are aware of the Job role as well.
  • Practice interview etiquette as well as work on your Body Language. To know better please refer to the article How To Crack Bank Interview.

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RBI Grade B Recommended 2023 Books

For the RBI Grade B Recruitment Online Examination, the candidates can read through some of the latest editions of these books listed below. Kindly note since the topics are vast, other books can also be referred to. These books will help candidates start their preparation in a certain direction. These books can be purchased online as well as in the nearest stationery stores. The RBI Grade B recommended books are:

Book 

Author/Publisher

How will the Books Help?

General Economics 

S K Agarwal

For various Economics related topics, this book will be helpful. 

Finance and Management

Ishwar c Dhingra

This is a specially designed book for Government exams and covers all Finance and Management related topics. 

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Agarwal

RS Agarwal

There are a lot of concepts well explained as well as it has numerous questions to solve. 

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

N D V Prasada Rao

Complete Grammar concepts can be studied in this book.

RBI Grade B Result 2023

The RBI Grade B 2023 final result will be announced once the exam is over. The mark sheets for the same later. Below are the steps to check the RBI Grade B Result.

Step 1: Go to official website of RBI, then click on the Current Vacancies and Select Show Results from there

Step 2: A PDF will be flashed on your screen where you can check the candidates who are qualified in the phase 2 result.

Step 3: Search for your roll number using CTRL+F.

Step 4: Download and take a printout for future reference.

Candidates who clear all three RBI exam stages, Prelims, Main and Interview, are required to the verification process of the RBI Grade B document. Upon examination of all certificates, mark sheets, proof of identity, proof of residence, etc. On the basis of the data uploaded with the application forms, the examination authority, i.e. RBI, will select candidates. 

Before the panelists, candidates should get the necessary list of documents: 

Interview Call Letter/Admit Card 

  • 5 copies of the application form with signed photographs attached (in original) 
  • 7 copies of Bio-Data (1 original & 6 photocopies) in the specified size with signed photographs
  • Copies of the caste certificate if the candidate belongs to a certain caste.

Hopefully, this information on the RBI 2023 Grade B Officer recruitment was informative and helpful. We will keep updating the information once the Reserve Bank of India releases the RBI Grade B official recruitment notification. You must utilize the time smartly and commence your preparation for the exam. Download the PrepForSure App to get easy access to all the practice tests and other study materials.