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If you are preparing for IBPS PO, RRB Officer Scale 1, RRB Clerk, RBI Grade B, SEBI Grade A etc. preparation of Static GK is a must. There are some questions of Static GK in the General Awareness section which you can use for your benefit. The best part of these Static GK questions is that most of the times their answers remain static and don’t change. You need to memorize Static GK and Static Banking topics by heart. In this article, we have come up with the list of Governors of Reserve Bank of India. This list is important from Static Banking point of view. Questions have been asked on this topic in previous banking exams. We suggest that you memorise this list and revise it on a regular basis. Let’s now have a look at the sample questions related to RBI Governors:

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List of RBI Governors- Sample Questions

Question: Who was the First Governor of Reserve Bank of India?

Answer: Osborne Smith


Question: Who is the current Governor of RBI?

Answer: Shaktikanta Das


Question: ‘I do what I do’ book was authored by which Governor of RBI?

Answer: Raghuram Rajan


Question: Who was the first Indian Governor of RBI?

Answer: C. D. Deshmukh


Question: Name the 15th Governor of RBI who later became the 13th Prime Minister of India?

Answer: Dr Manmohan Singh

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  • The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India is the Chief Executive Officer of India’s central bank and the ex-officio chairperson of its Central Board of Directors.
  • The term of office typically runs for three years and in some cases, can be extended for two years.

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List of Governors of the Reserve Bank of India:

No.OfficeholderTerm
1Osborne Smith1 April 1935 – 30 June 1937
2James Braid Taylor1 July 1937 – 17 February 1943
3C. D. Deshmukh11 August 1943 – 30 June 1949
4Benegal Rama Rau1 July 1949 – 14 January 1957
5K. G. Ambegaonkar14 January 1957 – 28 February 1957
6H. V. R. Iyengar1 March 1957 – 28 February 1962
7P. C. Bhattacharya1 March 1962 – 30 June 1967
8Lakshmi Kant Jha1 July 1967 – 3 May 1970
9B. N. Adarkar4 May 1970 – 15 June 1970
10Sarukkai Jagannathan16 June 1970 – 19 May 1975
11N. C. Sen Gupta19 May 1975 – 19 August 1975
12K. R. Puri20 August 1975 – 2 May 1977
13M. Narasimham3 May 1977 – 30 November 1977
14I. G. Patel1 December 1977 – 15 September 1982
15Manmohan Singh16 September 1982 – 14 January 1985
16Amitav Ghosh15 January 1985 – 4 February 1985
17R. N. Malhotra4 February 1985 – 22 December 1990
18S. Venkitaramanan22 December 1990 – 21 December 1992
19C. Rangarajan22 December 1992 – 21 November 1997
20Bimal Jalan22 November 1997 – 6 September 2003
21Y. Venugopal Reddy6 September 2003 – 5 September 2008
22D. Subbarao5 September 2008 – 4 September 2013
23Raghuram Rajan4 September 2013 – 4 September 2016
24Urjit Patel4 September 2016 – 11 December 2018
25Shaktikanta Das12 December 2018 to Present

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Some Quick Facts about RBI Governors:

  • The inaugural officeholder was the British banker Osborne Smith.
  • C. D. Deshmukh was the first Indian governor.
  • Holding office for over seven years, Benegal Rama Rau is the longest-serving governor, while Amitav Ghosh’s 20-day term is the shortest.
  • The bank’s 15th governor, Dr Manmohan Singh, later became India’s 13th prime minister.
  • Shaktikanta Das is the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 12 December 2018.

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We hope that the above PDF will be helpful in your preparation!

 

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