RBI Grade B Recruitment 2017 is being done in Phase I and II. The Phase I exam was held on June 17, 2017. Result of RBI Grade B 2017 Phase I has been released on June 21, 2017. Whereas, the Phase II or the Main Paper will be held on July 06 or 07, 2017. Total 161 vacancies will be filled under RBI Grade B Recruitment process. The Reserved Bank of Indian (RBI) has declared the result for the Phase I examination. Candidates may check it from the link below. Also, check the exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, detailed selection process, and more information on RBI Grade B Recruitment 2017 from this page.
Latest: RBI Grade B Officer Admit Card 2017 has been released, Scroll down to download call letter.
Salient Features of RBI Grade B Recruitment 2017:
- Organization – Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
- Position – Officer Grade B (General DR)
- Number of Posts – 161
- Application Mode – Online
- Basic Pay – Rs. 35,150
RBI Grade B Recruitment 2017 Important Dates
|Events||RBI Grade B important Dates|
|Application form will be available from||May 03, 2017|
|Last date to submit the application form is||May 23, 2017|
|Issuance of admit card||Two weeks before the exam|
|RBI Grade B Officer Preliminary Exam:
Officers in Gr B (DR) – General
Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR)
Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM
|June 17, 2017|
|RBI Grade B Officer Main Paper:
Officers in Gr B (DR) – General
Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DEPR)
Officers in Gr B (DR) – (DSIM)
|July 07, 2017
July 06, 2017
July 06, 2017
RBI Grade B Recruitment – Vacancy and Pay Scale Details
The total distribution of vacancies is as below:
|Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General)||73||39||22||11||145|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR||09||03||00||00||12|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM||01||00||1||02||4|
RBI Grade B Salary – The starting basic salary is Rs. 35,150 per month, in the scale of Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400. The candidates will also be entitled to Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance, and Grade Allowance. The approximated initial monthly gross emoluments will be 67,933.
|Application Form||Click Here|
|Admit Card – Released||Click Here|
|Books, Syllabus, Exam Pattern||Click Here|
|Result – Phase I Announced!||Click Here|
RBI Grade B 2017 – Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of RBI Grade B 2017 is to be fulfilled by all the candidates and is as below:
Nationality – Candidate must be a citizen of India. The citizens of Nepal/Bhutan/Tibetan Refugee/Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam can also apply but if they are intending to settle permanently in India.
Age Limit – Candidates should be more than 21 years but less than 30, as on May 01, 2017. The relaxation on upper age limit is as below:
- SC/ST – 5 years
- OBC – 3 years
- J&K (Domicile issued between 1st January, 1980, to the 31st day of December, 1989) – 5 years
- Ex-Service Men – 5 years
- PwD – 10 years
Educational qualification – The education qualification form each position is as below:
- Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR General) – 60% marks in 10, 12, and Graduation. Criterion is 50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
- Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR DEPR) – 55% marks in Master’s. For SC/ST/PwD 50% marks.
- Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR DSIM) – 55% marks in Master’s. For SC/ST/PwD 50% marks
Number of Attempts – There is no attempts bar for reserved category candidates. However, general category candidates who have already appeared for Paper I six time, are not eligible.
RBI Grade B 2017 Selection Process
The selection of the candidates will be done in three phases.
- First, the candidates will have to appear for Phase I (Preliminary Exam).
- Candidates who will qualify pre exam will be allowed to appear for Phase II (Main Exam).
- The qualifiers of Main examination will be called for Interview Round and final selection.
RBI Grade B Application Form 2017
The application process for RBI Grade B Application Form 2017 has ended. The candidates may still know the process from below:
First, the candidates were required to register. For registration, following details were to be submitted:
- Contact Detail
- E-Mail Id
After registration, a RBI Grade B Registration Id and Password was allocated. With the help of it, the candidates were able to login and fill the application form of RBI Grade B Recruitment 2017.
After filling the details, candidates had to upload Photograph and Signature and remit the application fee. The fee amount is as below and it could only be paid through online medium:
- Gen and OBC – Rs. 800
- SC/ST/PwD – Rs. 100
RBI Garde B Recruitment Admit Card 2017
The admit card for RBI Grade B officer is available. The candidates may download it from the link above. It has only been released for the registered candidates.
To download the admit card, the candidates will have to enter the Registration Number/Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth. The candidates will have to carry admit card at the exam hall and with it, they must also carry one Photo ID Card.
The acceptable photo id card are:
- PAN Card
- Driving Licence
- Voter’s Card
- Bank Passbook with photograph
- Photo identity
- Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead
- e-Aadhar card
- Employee ID
- Bar Council Identity card with photograph
RBI Grade B 2017 Exam Pattern
Phase 1 – Exam
- Total duration will be of 2 hours.
- Maximum marks that can be obtained is 200.
- Questions will be objective type.
Phase 2 – Exam
- Duration for each paper will be 90 minutes or 1.5 hours.
- Total duration will be of 4.5 hours.
- Maximum marks that can be obtained is 300.
|Paper I – Economic and Social Issues||100|
|Paper II – English (writing skills)*||100|
|Paper III – Finance and Management**||100|
* English paper will be descriptive type. Candidates will key in answes using keyboard of computer.
* In last RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam, Paper III consisted of optional papers Finance and Management, Economics, Statistics. Now only Finance and Management will be there in Paper III of Phase 2 exam.
Information handout for RBI Grade B Phase II 2017 – Click here for information handout containing scheme of exam and sample questions.
Phase 3 – Interview
Maximum marks that can be obtained is 50.
RBI Grade B Exam Centre
The exam centres for Phase I and II are as below:
|RBI Grade B Recruitment Exam Centre for Phase I|
|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|
|Daman & Diu||Jamnagar|
|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|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior , Indore, Jabalpur|
|Maharashtra||Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur|
|New Delhi||Delhi –NCR|
|Orissa||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur|
|Puducherry||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|
|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 Recruitment Exam Centre for Phase II|
RBI Grade B Cut Off
RBI decides Grade B Cut Off for each stage of selection. Cut Off indicate minimum marks required to qualify an exam. Candidates can go through previous RBI Officer Grade B Recruitment Cut Off to get an idea of how much they should aim to score in RBI Grade B 2017 Recruitment.
Test wise and total cut – off marks in Phase- I (ON-LINE) examination held on November 22, 2015, for shortlisting the candidates for Phase-II examination for the post of Officers Grade-B (General)- DR-BY-2015
|Section||Gen||OBC||SC / ST|
|General Awareness (Max Marks = 80)||20.00||16.00||14.25|
|Reasoning (Max Marks = 60)||15.00||12.00||10.75|
|English Language (Max Marks = 30)||7.50||6.00||5.25|
|Quantitative Aptitude (Max Marks = 30)||7.50||6.00||5.25|
|Total Score (Max Marks = 200)||88.50||78.50||74.50|
Cut off marks for Phase II and III of previous RBI Officer Grade B Recruitment was as follows.
|Category||Aggregate cut – off marks in paper- i, paper ii and paper- iii taken together in written examination for shortlisting the candidates for interview (out of total 300 marks).||Aggregate marks in written examination and interview taken together (out of total 350 marks) obtained by the last recommended candidate under the respective category with reference to the no. Of vacancies notified under each category.|
Cut off marks vary each year. As an aspirant seeking job in Reserve Bank of India, set goals much above last year cut offs.
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How to prepare for RBI Officer Grade B Recruitment 2017
Job in RBI is extremely popular for Bank Job aspirants. Even for those looking for other Government Jobs, RBI Grade B 2017 is important. To prepare for Phase I exam and Phase II exam, first of all candidate should know exam pattern. Exam pattern is given above. Next thing to do is to start studying from good books. Some of most popular books for RBI Grade B 2017 preparation are given in table below.
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|Kiran’s RBI Grade-B Officer’s Phase-I Objective Type Practice Work Book||Buy from Amazon|
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For Finance and Management paper, candidates can refer to following books
- An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and D C Hauge
- Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin
- Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra
- Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
- Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
- Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
- Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
- Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram.
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