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RBI Grade B Phase 1 (2017)

The free test would be available from May 08, 2017.

About Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India is India's Central Banking Institution, which controls the Monetary Policy of the Indian Rupee. It commenced its operations on 1 April 1935 during the British Rule in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. RBI has its headquarters in Mumbai.

RBI Grade B exam

Name of the Post - Grade B General DR

Number of Vacancies - 145 (includes seats reserved for various categories as per Govt. of India rules)


Selection Procedure -

  • Phase I - Preliminary Examination consisting of online objective tests of 2 hour duration for 200 marks. Approximately candidates equivalent to 20 times the number of posts would be shortlisted after the Phase - I preliminary examination for further selection process. The marks obtained in the Phase - I is only for shortlisting the candidates for the next step and shall not be considered for final selection.
  • Phase II - Mains Examination consisting of one descriptive test on (I) English, two compulsory objective tests on (II) Economic and Social Issues and (III) Finance & Management of 1.5 hours duration carrying 100 marks each. Adequate number of candidates under various categories would be shortlisted for further process on the basis of their performance in Mains Examinations.
  • Phase III - Interview - Interview is conducted of the candidates shortlisted for interviews on the basis of their performance in Mains examinations.
  • Final Selection - The final merit list is arrived at after considering candidates’ performance in Mains examinations and Interview. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Date of Examination (Phase I) - June 17, 2017

Date of Examination (Phase II) - July 07, 2017

Paper Pattern (Grade B - 2017 Prelims Examination)

1. Objective Test:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 200 marks consisting of 4 Sections as follows:

Sr. No.

Name of Test

No. of questions




General Awareness



Composite time of 2 hours


English Language




Quantitative Aptitude












Candidates have to qualify in each of the four tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.

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Test Series Schedule

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Date of Uploading

Valid Till


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) Free Test

May 08, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 01

May 13, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 02

May 17, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 03

May 22, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 04

May 26, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 05

May 28, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 06

May 30, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 07

June 02, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 08

June 05, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 09

June 07, 2017

February 28, 2018


RBI Grade B (Phase 1) - 10

June 013, 2017

February 28, 2018



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