About RBI Grade B

RBI (Reserve Bank of India), recruits personnel across different levels to
handle operations within the organization. RBI Grade B Examination 2019 is a
recruitment drive to select candidates for the posts of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General)
– DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams for the year 2019.
RBI Grade B exam is a national level competitive test and the Reserve Bank of
India Services Board conducts the test annually.

  • RBI Grade B Examination 2019 is tentatively scheduled for the month of
    June 2019. RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form will be available in the month of May, 2019.
  • RBI Grade B Exam will be conducted in both online and offline
  • Recruitment drive is split into three phases: Prelims, Mains and Interview.
    Only successful candidates from each stage qualify for the next phase.
  • For latest notifications, candidates can visit on www.rbi.org.in

RBI Grade B
Exam 2019 Highlights

Date of
RBI Grade B Examination 2019
June 2019
Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India Services Board
Mode of Exam Combination of Online as well as Offline modes
Official Website www.rbi.org.in
Duration of Exam 120 minutes for Prelims, 270 minutes for Mains
Eligibility (may vary for different exams) Nationality, Age and Academic qualification; eligibility will vary for
different category of posts.
Number of Posts approximately 145

RBI Grade B
Examination Dates 2019

The official notification for RBI Grade B 2019
Examination is expected to release in the 1st week of May 2019. Meanwhile,
candidates can have a look at the tentative schedule based on the dates from
previous year exam schedule.

Events Date
Official Notification of RBI Grade B 2019 1st Week of May 2019
Start Date of Online Registration and payment of Application Fee 1st Week of May 2019
Last Date of Online Registration and submission of Online Fee 4th Week of May 2019
Issue Date of RBI Grade B Exam Phase-I Admit Card 2019 1st Week of June 2019
Examination Date for Phase-I Exam 2nd Week of June 2019
Result Date of Phase-I 3rd Week of June 2019
Issue Date of Admit Card for Phase-II Exam 4th Week of June 2019
Examination Date for Phase-II Exam 1st Week of July 2019
Exam Result of Phase-II 2nd Week of July 2019
RBI Grade B Interview Date August – October 2019
Final Result Declaration November – 2019

RBI Grade B
Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidates must meet the eligibility guidelines
issued by RBI before applying online. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining
to nationality, age limit and academic qualification of a candidate is
discussed below:

I. Nationality: To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2019, a
candidate must be either: —

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  3. a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to
    January 1, 1962, or
  4. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan,
    Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire,
    Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of residing permanently in India.

Please note that candidates belonging to categories
(b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the
Government of India.

II. Age:

1. The minimum age limit for candidates to apply is
21 years while the upper age limit is 30 years as on May 1, 2019. For
candidates with M.Phil.and Ph.D. qualifications, upper age limit will be 32 and
34 years respectively.

2. Candidates falling under reserved category are
eligible for relaxation in upper age limit as per Government of India norms.

III. Educational Qualifications: The educational qualifications as prescribed
by the Board for the RBI Grade B Examination 2019:

Post Minimum Educational Qualifications
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) At least 60% marks in aggregate for all semester/years (50% for
SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or
Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations from recognized
University and Boards respectively.
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR 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. SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed
a relaxation of 5%
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM Essential: A Master’s Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/
Mathematical Statistics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from
IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with at
least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade; OR

Master’s Degree in Mathematics with at least
55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years and 1-year PG Diploma in
Statistics or related subjects from reputed institute; OR
M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute
with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at
least 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade.

Note:For SC/ST/PWD candidates, the minimum marks required in
Master’s Degree as in items a, b, c and d above is 50% in aggregate of all
semesters/years or an equivalent grade.

IV. Number of Attempts: If General Category candidates have already
appeared 6-times for Phase-I Exam of this post in the past, then they
would be considered ineligible to apply. However, there are no such restriction
in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD if the posts are reserved for

RBI Grade B
Examination 2019 Application Form

RBI Grade B Examination 2019 can be fill through
online mode only on the official website. Candidates willing to apply for posts
in both Gr. B (DR)-General and Gr B (DR) DEPR / DSIM need to apply separately
for each position along with requisite application fees

Steps involved in the online Application Process:

  1. Visit the official website www.rbi.org.in and click on the link
    “Recruitment for the post of Officers in Gr. B (DR) General/DEPR/DSIM”
  2. Separate links for Online applications for Gr B -(DR)-General and
    Online applications for DEPR/DSIM would be displayed.
  3. For fresh registration, choose the tab “Click here for New
    Registration” and enter Name, Contact details, and Email-id.
  4. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by
    the system.
  5. An Email & SMS is sent to registered email ID and a Mobile
    number containing Registration number and Password.
  6. Fill the remaining details in the application form.
  7. Upload scanned images of candidates’ recent photograph and
    signature, left hand thumb impression and a hand written
    declaration with following specifications:

Item Particulars
Applicant’s recent, color, passport-size photograph with a light,
preferably white background
Image dimensions: 200X230 pixels
File Type: JPG or JPEG
File size: not more than 50KB
Applicant’s signature on a white paper with black ink, Left Hand Thumb
and a Hand Written Declaration
Image dimensions: 140X60 pixels
File Type: JPG or JPEG
File size: not more than 50K

  1. Next, application fee has to be deposited using Debit/Credit Cards,
    Internet Banking, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  2. Candidates must obtain and preserve the ‘e-receipt’ as proof of
    successful fee payment.
  3. Finally, choose “SAVE AND NEXT” and verify the details in
    the form before submission.

RBI Grade B
Exam 2019 Application Fee

Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2019
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 Rs.100/-
GEN/OBC Application fee including intimation charges Rs.850/-
Staff Nil Nil


  • Candidates must obtain the print-out of duly filled RBI Grade B Exam
    Application Form for
    future correspondence.
  • No separate facility to make changes in the form will be available after
    submission of form.
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Fee/Intimation charges waiver is applicable only for the RBI Staff who
    meet specific eligibility criteria stipulated in the circular CO. HRMD. No.
    G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013

RBI Grade B
Exam 2019 Admit Card

  • Successful applicants for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 are issued
    an e-Admission Letter two week prior to exam date.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of
  • Candidates should check the e- Admission Letter carefully and bring
    discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.

Supporting Documents to be furnished along with
Admission Letter:

  • In addition to the Admission Letter, 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
Examination 2019: Exam Center

  • For RBI Grade B Examination 2019, candidates can choose one center
    for Phase-I and one center for Phase–II separately in the online
    application form
  • Allotment of RBI Grade B Examination 2019 Exam Centers will be on
    the “first-apply-first-allot” manner based on availability.
  • Online Examination Centers for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 Phase –
    I and Phase II will be conducted in approximately 158 and 20 locations
    respectively, across the country

RBI Grade B Examination Centres for Phase – I (Gr.
B (DR)-General / Paper I (DEPR/DSIM)

State /UT Centre
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,
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune,
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 Examination Centres for Phase – II – Gr
B (DR) – General / Paper II & III (DEPR /DSIM)

Name of
the Centres
Ahmedabad Jammu
Bengaluru Kanpur
Bhopal Kochi
Bhubaneswar Lucknow
Kolkata Mumbai
Chandigarh Nagpur
Chennai New Delhi
Guwahati Patna
Hyderabad Pune
Jaipur Thiruvananthapuram

RBI Grade B
Exam 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for RBI Grade B Exam will vary
according to the posts candidates wish to apply for:

  1. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-General

Paper Type Marks Duration Sections
Phase-I Online Examination
Objective 200 120 minutes English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning
Phase-II Online Examination
Economic and Social Issues Objective 100 marks each 90 Minutes each
English Descriptive (Answers need to be typed with a keyboard)
Finance and Management Objective

  1. Selection for Officers in GR B (DR)-DEPR/DISM

Paper Type Marks Duration Sections
Phase – I: Paper-I
Economics/Statistics Objective 100 120 Minutes
Phase – II: Paper-II
Economics/Statistics Descriptive (Answers to be written on paper to questions displayed on
the computer screen)
100 180 Minutes
Phase – II: Paper-III
English Descriptive (Answers need to be typed on to computer screen) 100 180 Minutes

List of
Recommended Books for RBI Grade B Exam 2019:

RBI Grade B Exam is not an easy test to crack
without proper preparation and planning. Some useful reference books to aid preparation
for RBI Grade B Exam are listed below:

Name of
the Book
Indian Economy Uma Kapila (Series of Books)
Indian Economy Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
Growth And Development Devraj Ray
Sociology C.N. Shankar Rao
Financial Management Prasanna Chandra
Public Finance K KAndley and Sundaram
Economic Growth and Development Mayer and Baldwin
Indian Economy R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
Indian Economy Mishra and Puri
Monetary Theory and Public Policy Kenneth Kurihara
An introduction to Economics A W Stonier and D C Hauge
Suggested reading material for RBI Grade B Examination: Officers in GR
B (DR)-General: Leading Dailies like Economic Times/Hindu/Business Standard
News Publications/Bulletins/Reports: Economic and Political Weekly/Southern
Economist/Yojana/Business India/RBI Bulletins Reports: Economic Survey of
India/World Development Report
Suggested reading material for RBI Grade B Examination: Officers in GR
B (DR)-DEPR/DISM: RBI publications like Annual Report, Monetary Policy Report
and the Financial Stability Report, Report on Trend and Progress of Banking
in India, and the Economic Survey published by the GOI in last couple of
years. Major Economic and Political News Publication

RBI Grade B
Exam 2019 Result

No score cards will be issued for successful
candidates after announcement of RBI Grade B Result. Marks obtained in RBI
Grade B Examination 2019 Phase-I will be available on the website after
selection of candidates for Phase-II exam. However, the marks secured in
Phase-II Exam and Interview will be available on the Bank’s website only after
the declaration of the final result.

  • Candidates, who secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Board in
    Phase I exam will be shortlisted for the Phase II.
  • The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each of the candidates in
    different phases of RBI Grade B Examination 2019 will be normalized using
    the equi-percentile method. Candidates have to secure minimum marks
    separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by
    the Board.
  • Shortlisted candidates for Phase-II exam will be published on the
    official website within a week of Phase-I exam.
  • Candidates who qualify for subsequent rounds would be sent
    notifications via E-mail/SMS to download Admission Letters or Interview
    Call Letters.

Steps to check result are:

  • Visit the official website rbi.org.in
  • Click the link “Result of RBI Grade B Examination 2019”.
  • Enter Name and Roll Number.
  • Download and Print Result for future reference

RBI Grade B
2019 Interview

  • Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on total score
    secured in Phase-II Exam of all categories.
  • Cut-off score for selection in Phase-II exams will be finalized by
    the Board based on number of vacancies.
  • List of Candidates selected for interview will be published on the
    official website and interview Call letters will be sent on candidates
    registered email ID.
  • Interview will carry 50 marks. 
  • Candidates may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.
  • Final Selection will be through merit list prepared by the Board by
    adding up Phase-II exam and interview marks secured by candidates.