RBI Recruitment Exam Details

RBI Exam 2017 - Reserve Bank of India Exam acronym as RBI Exam is conducted by the Apex bank  i.e Reserve Bank of India Service Board, Mumbai for selection and appointment of RBI GRADE –‘A’/’B’ Officers and RBI Assistants. RBI Recruitment Exam is one of the Most Preffered Banking Exams in India.

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RBI Grade-B - Bank Exam Complete Details

RBI Grade B Exam 2017 will be held in 3 stages – Phase I, Phase II and Interview. This year Reserve Bank of India has issued the recruitment notification early as compared to last year. This means that the aspirants are expected to start preparing for this highly prestigious and challenging exam at the earliest. 
RBI Grade-B Exam Eligibility
Eligibility conditions for taking Reserve Bank of India Recruitment exam are as follows:

Educational Qualification
  • 60% marks(min) for General & OBC categories and 50% for SC/ST/PWD or an equivalent grade in Graduation (Bachelor’s Degree) and in 12th and 10th grade.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s Degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years.

RBI Exam Pattern

RBI Grade A/B Officers Exam consists of following two steps selection process.

Step 1 - Phase I Written Test (Objective Type)

Candidate will be called for an objective and descriptive type written Examination. Question paper will be in bilingual form. i.e. in Hindi and English except the test of English language.

The Objective type examination will consist of:
  • Test of Reasoning
  • Test of Quantitative Aptitude
  • Test of Comp Lit/English
  • Test of General Awareness.
Sr. No Objective Type Test No  of Ques Marks Time
1 General Awareness 80 80 Composite
time of
120 minutes
for all tests
2 English Language 30 30
3 Quantitative
30 30
4 Reasoning 60 60
TOTAL 200 200

Maximum time allowed for Objective type examination will be 3 Hr.

Step 2 - Phase II (Descriptive Type)

The Phase II Examination will be conducted only for those candidates who are successful in Phase I (Objective Type Test). The date and time-table will be intimated to the candidates concerned. The Examination will consist of three Descriptive Type papers -
S.No Subject Time Allowed Maximum Marks
Paper I English 3 Hr. 100
Paper II Economic and Social Issues 3 Hr. 100
Paper III Finance and Management 3 Hr. 100

Note: Papers II and III of Phase II will be set bilingually in Hindi and English and can be answered either in Hindi or English at the candidate's option.

Important: A candidate has to qualify in each of the Descriptive Papers separately. Candidates will be short-listed for interview based on the aggregate marks obtained only in Phase II - Papers I, II and III. The minimum cut off marks for being short-listed will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

Step 3 - Group Discussion and Interview
Qualifying candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview and the shortlisted candidates from Step 2 will be considered for final selection to the post of probationary officer.

Note: Candidates may answer the Interview either in Hindi or English at their option. Final selection will be based on the performance of the candidate in Phase II of the Written exam and Interview.
Important: Candidates belonging to General Category, who had already appeared four times for Written Exam for post in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH.

RBI Exam Syllabus

RBI Grade B Exam 2017: Prescribed Official Syllabus

In the subsequent sections, I will elaborate the detailed official syllabus for RBI Grade B Exam 2017.

Phase I

Current Affairs of National + International importance, Sports News, Awards, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, etc. Banking awareness, financial awareness, IMF, World Bank, RBI, SEBI, Stock Exchange, Niti Ayog etc. Static General Knowledge

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Paraphrase rearrangement, Errors, Parajumbles.

  Number Series, Data Interpretation – includes  Missing DI, Pie Chart , Caselet DI , Mix DI – (Tough), Quadratic Equations, Profit loss, Average, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Mensuration.

Syllogism,  Seating Arrangement – (Circular) (Inward Outward), Blood Relations,  Linear Arrangement, Puzzle, Input Output, Logical / Analytical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Inequality, Coding Decoding.

RBI Grade B Exam 2017 - Important Date

Date of Phase I of RBI Grade B Exam June 17th, 2017
Date of Phase II Exam of RBI Grade B Exam July 7th, 2017
Online Commencement of Registrations May 3rd, 2017
Total Vacancies 161
Official Website www.rbi.org.in

How to apply for RBI Exam?
Candidates can adopt any of the following give two procedures to apply for RBI Grade A/B exam.
Candidates can apply for RBI Exam either on the prescribed Application form OFF-LINE or submit the application ON-LINE followed up by sending a printout of the ONLINE application to the RBI Board’s office.
For OFF-LINE application
Candidates can download the Format for Application from the link http://onlinedr.rbi.org.in. and send it with applicable amount of DD to “The General Manager, Reserve Bank of India Services Board, Post Bag No. 14501, Mumbai Central Post Office, Mumbai-400008″.
The cover of the application should be super scribed as “APPLICATION FOR THE POST __________”.
For ON-LINE application
For ONLINE application candidate have to visit the online Links http://onlinedr.rbi.org.in/psc/recruitment/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/RBI_RCT_APL_MNU.RBI_RCT_APL_CMP.GBL OR http://onlinedr.rbi.org.in

Here the candidates can Apply ON-LINE with DD or IPO for Rs. 100/- (except SC/ST/PWD candidates who are exempted from payment of fees).
After applying ONLINE candidates MUST take a PRINTOUT of their ON-LINE application after submission of the data through the system. A signed photograph must be pasted (not to be stapled) at the specified place on the printout and the candidate must sign on the printout of the application and attach DD or IPO of Rs,100 (if required to pay fee).
Candidates is supposed to send the system generated print out of the ON-LINE Application to the Reserve Bank of India Services Board’s Office (RBISB) by ordinary post.

Imp: In case the print out (hard copy) is not received by the Board by the prescribed CLOSING DATE mentioned in this advertisement, the ON-LINE application will will be rejected.
Applications should not be submitted more than once. Duplicate applications will be rejected.
Note: Candidates should apply either by ON-LINE mode or OFF-LINE mode. They should not submit application by both the modes. Duplicate applications will be rejected.

RBI Exam Dates
RBI Officers Grade Exam is normally held in the month of October-Novermber

RBI Exam Centres
The main Examination Centers of this test are:

Ahmedabad (11), Agartala (32), Aizawl (33),Bangalore (12), Bhopal (13), Bhubaneswar (14)
Chandigarh (16) Chennai (17),Guwahati (18),Hyderabad (19),Imphal (34), Itanagar (35),Jaipur (20),Jammu (21),Kolkata (15), Kanpur (22), Kochi(23), Kohima (36),Lucknow (24),Mumbai (25),Nagpur (26),New Delhi (27),Panaji (28), Patna (29), Pune (30), Port Blair (37),Shillong (38),Thiruvananthapuram (31)

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