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RBI Grade B 2021: Check Exam Date, Admit Card, Vacancy, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off, Eligibility

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RBI Grade B 2021: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had released RBI Grade B Notification 2021 to fill a total of 322 vacancies to the posts of Grade B General/DSIM/DEPR officers. The online application process for RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 was concluded successfully @rbi.org.in.  Candidates who look forward to fetch the job of a Grade B General/DSIM/DEPR officer in the central bank can check here the information related to the RBI Grade B 2021 exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Selection Process, Mock Test, Cut Off, Salary and Job Profile. Go through the complete information below and brush up your preparation level. 

RBI Grade B officer gets a handsome salary in the pay scale of Rs 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750 (2) - 54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years) along with allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance and Grade Allowance. The RBI Grade B Recruitment is carried out in three phases - Phase-I exam, Phase -II exam and Interview. The Phase I Exam is conducted online in the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) format. Those who qualify the exam are hired as the Grade B Officers in the Reserve Bank of India in General, DEPR and DSIM categories.

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RBI Grade B 2021: Important Dates

Events

Date

Release of RBI Grade B 2021 Recruitment Notification

28th January 2021

Start Date of Online Registration

28th January 2021

Last Date of Online Registration

15th February 2021

RBI Grade B 2021: Exam Dates

Grade B (DR) - General

Phase I – Online Exam

6th March 2021

Phase II – Paper I, II & III Online Exam

1st April 2021

Grade B (DR) – DEPR

Phase I - Paper I - Online Exam

6th March 2021

Phase II - Paper II & III Online/Written Exam

31st March 2021

Officers in Gr B (DR)- DSIM

Phase I - Paper I - Online Exam

6th March 2021

Phase II - Paper II & III Online/Written Exam

31st March 2021

RBI Grade B 2021 Application Process

The  RBI Grade B 2021 registration and application process will begin from 28th January 2021 on the official website of RBI - www.rbi.org.in. For registration, candidates need to fill the RBI Grade B application form by paying a certain fee. The RBI Grade B 2021 application fee will vary from category to category.

Go through the detailed application process here - RBI Grade B Application Process & Fee

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2021

Post

Vacancies

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - General

270

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR

29

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

23

Total

322 Vacancies

RBI Grade B Eligibility 2021 - Educational Qualification & Age Limit 

Age Limit

There is a relaxation of the Maximum age limit for RBI Grade B 2021 exam for different categories:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 Years

OBC

3 Years

PwD (General)

10 Years

PwD (OBC)

13 years

PwD (SC/ ST)

15 years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers & ECOs/SSCOs who rendered minimum 5 years Military Service as on 1st January 2021 and were released

Up to 5 Years

Educational Qualifications

Grade B (DR) – General: Graduation or professional qualification with at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD)

Grade B (DR) – DEPR: Master's Degree with a minimum 55% marks in Economics/Econometrics/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Economics/Integrated Economics Course/Finance

Grade B (DR) – DSIM: Master's Degree with a minimum 55% marks in any of these - Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Mathematical Economics/Econometrics/Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay OR Master's Degree in Mathematics + 1 Year post-graduate diploma in Statistics OR Masters in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks OR Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) of ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with minimum 55% marks

RBI Grade B Admit Card 2021

Candidates who have applied for the examination are allotted with the admit card which can be downloaded from the official website of the IBPS - ibpsonline.ibps.in. Here is the complete process to download the RBI Admit Card for Grade B Phase-I Exam along with the direct download link:

Step 1: Visit the website & click on Download RBI Grade B Admit Card 2021

Step 2: Fill Registration No/Roll No & Date of Birth/Password

Step 3: Download & Save the admit card 

RBI Grade B Selection Process 2021

Candidates need to clear these three rounds for recruitment as Officer in Grade B (DR) – General/DEPR/DSIM posts:

RBI Grade B Phase I

RBI Grade B Phase II

RBI Grade B Interview

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2021
Grade B (DR)- General Post

Phase I Exam Pattern: The RBI Grade B Phase I is an online examination that comprises a single Paper of 200 marks. The exam pattern for Grade B (DR)- General Phase I exam is as follows include:

Section

No. of Questions

Time

Marks

General Awareness

80

 

2 Hours

 

200

English Language

30

Quantitative Aptitude

30

Reasoning Ability

60

- The exam will be held online in Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) format.

- A total of 200 MCQs will be asked from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. 

- The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each candidates in different shifts, if any, will be normalized using equipercentile
method. 

- Candidates who would secure minimum marks separately for each section as well as in aggregate will get shortlisted for Phase II exam.

Phase II Exam Pattern: The Grade B (DR)- General Phase-II examination is held in shifts for Paper I, Paper II & Paper III and timetable for the shifts will be intimated through the Admit Card. The RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for Phase II is as follows:

Paper

Type

Time  (Minutes)

Marks

Paper-I: Economic & Social Issues

Objective -

Descriptive - 

30 Min

90 Min 

50

50

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)

3 Questions

Descriptive

90 Min

100

Paper-III: Finance and Management

Objective -

Descriptive - 

30 Min

90 Min 

50

50

In Objective Test for Paper I and Paper III, there will be 30 MCQs for 50 marks wherein some questions will carry 2 marks and some will carry 1 mark.

In Descriptive Test for Paper I and Paper III, 6 questions will be asked, of which, you need to attempt only 4 questions (2 of 15 marks & 2 of 10 marks).

Exam Pattern for Grade B (DR)- DEPR Post

Paper

Type

Time  (Minutes)

Marks

Paper-I

Economics

Objective

120 Min 

100

Paper-II

Economics

Descriptive

180 Min

100

Paper-III

English

Descriptive

90 Min 

100

- Paper I will be held as Phase I exam in Objective format

- Candidates who would secure minimum cut off marks in Phase I or Paper I will get shortlisted for Phase II Exam comprising Paper II & III.

Exam Pattern for Grade B (DR)- DSIM Post

Paper

Type

Time  (Minutes)

Marks

Paper-I

Statistics

Objective

120 Min 

100

Paper-II

Statistics

Descriptive

180 Min

100

Paper-III

English

Descriptive

90 Min 

100

- Paper I will be held as Phase I exam in Objective format

- Candidates who would secure minimum cut off marks in Phase I or Paper I will get shortlisted for Phase II Exam comprising Paper II & III.

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021

RBI Grade B Phase I Syllabus for Grade B (DR)- General Post

General Awareness

Section

Topics

Banking Awareness

MICR, IFSC code, Clean Notes policy, Fake notes, ATM, NEFT, RTGS,  Kisan credit card, RBI functioning, Organizational structure of RBI, RBI intervention on currencies, RBI Committees, CBS, ECS, SWIFT, BankNET, Digital Signatures, Bank guarantee, Letter of Credit, Bancassurance, Banking Awareness for RBI

Organizations

Banking structure of India, RBI, NABARD, Banking Ombudsman, SIDBI, EXIM Bank, Cooperative Banks, CIBIL Planning Commission, 5-year plans, Finance Commission, CRISIL, LIC, Bretton Woods, BASEL, World Bank, IBRD, IMF, SENSEX, NIFTY, Moody, S&P, Fitch

Yearbook

Acts, committees, legislation, Bank mergers, Information Technology Act, SARFAESI Act, FEMA & FERA, Tarapore Committee, Narsimhan Committees, FRBM Act, Budget Highlights, Tax ceilings, Deductions, Foreign Direct Investment, Policy changes

Current Affairs

To prepare current affairs, read Pratiyogita Darpan, Chronicle, & Wizard competitive magazines, The Hindu, Economic Times & Live Mint newspapers, know about International Affairs, Indian Economy, Indian Polity

Static GK

GDP, GNP, Purchasing Power Parity, Human Development Index, Inflation, Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR), Cash Reserve Ratio, Repo rate, Reverse Repo, Bank rate, Marginal Standing Facility (MSF), Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF), Priority Sector Lending, Non Performing Assets (NPA), Capital Adequacy Ratio, Derivatives, Futures, Currency of India, VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST)

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Completion

Sentence Correction

Double Fillers

Phrase/Word Replacement

Vocabulary

Error Spotting

Passage Making

Sentence Framing

Jumble Words

Data Interpretation

Ratio and Proportion

Average

Time and Work

Speed, Distance and Time

Mixture and Allegations

Percentage

Permutation and Combination

Probability

Time, Speed and Distance

Mensuration

Profit, Loss and Discount

Quadratic Equation

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Logical Reasoning

Seating arrangement

Data Sufficiency

Alphanumeric Series

Puzzle

Syllogism

Coding-decoding

Inequalities

Input - Output

Blood Relation

Ranking

Direction and Sense

Series

RBI Grade B Mock Test 2021

RBI Grade B Mock Test (Free) with Answers 2021: Phase I & II - General Awareness Section

RBI Grade B Cut off 2021

The RBI Grade B 2021 cut off is released after each phase of the examination. Candidates can evaluate themselves by matching their scores with the cut off list released by the RBI.

RBI Grade B Interview 2021

Candidates who will qualify Phase I and Phase II exams will get shortlisted for the interview round based on their aggregate marks in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The Interview will be of 75 marks.

RBI Grade B: Key points to note

Candidates need to qualify sectional as well as overall cut off in every phase of RBI Grade B exam.

RBI Grade B Phase-I is just qualifying in nature.

There is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every attempted wrong answer.

General category candidates can attempt the exam 6 times, while SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories can attempt for innumerable times.

Candidates with a minimum age of 21 years can apply RBI Grade B exam.

Tips to clear RBI Grade B 2021 examination

Read regularly:
Candidates must read newspapers and magazines daily to be acquainted with the latest updates and Current Affairs.

Take Mock Tests:
Undertaking mock tests is the perfect way to sharpen the skills. Timed quizzes and mock tests help one to strengthen his or her knowledge. It is a better way to fine learning.

Revise, Rework, Recover: The best mantra to improvise and perform well is 3Rs – Revise, rework, recover. Revision will let you know about your weak points and will motivate you to rework on the same topic thoroughly, which will ultimately enable you to recover from the weak spot.

Work on speed: Knowledge and learning go in vain if there is no speed. Attempting RBI Grade B 2021 examination would require intelligent hard work of speed, accuracy and knowledge. So, work on your speed!

Follow these tips and ace the RBI Grade B exam!

FAQ

What is the RBI Grade B Exam Date 2021?

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What is selection process for RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021?

Candidates need to clear three-phased selection process for recruitment as Officer in RBI Grade B. These phases are - Phase I Exam, Phase II Exam & Interview.

How many vacancies will be filled through RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021?

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 will fill a total of 322 vacancies.

What is the last date to apply online for RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021?

The last date to apply online for RBI Grade B 2021 is 15th February 2021.

Has RBI Grade B Notification 2021 released?

Yes, RBI has released Notification for Grade B Recruitment 2021.

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