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RBI Grade B 2024 Notification

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Every year, RBI or Reserve Bank of India releases the notification for the Grade B Officers post in the various departments of the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI Grade B notification includes exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and other important details. For 2023, RBI Grade B notification has already been released for various posts that include:

  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)
  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR
  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

With the release of the official RBI Grade B 2023 notification, RBI revealed having to fill a total of 291 vacancies, out of which 222 posts were for the RBI Grade B General post, 38 for DEPR, and 31 posts for DSIM, this year.

RBI Grade B 2024 Important Dates

Below are the important dates you should keep a track of, if you are serious about RBI Grade B 2023 preparation.

Important EventsDates (Expected)
Commencement of online registration of applicationMarch/April 2024
Closure of registration of applicationApril/May 2024
Closure for editing application detailsApril/May 2024
Last date for printing your applicationApril/May 2024
Online Fee PaymentApril/May 2024
RBI Grade B Exam Date 2024 for Phase 1June/July 2024
RBI Grade B Exam Date 2024 for Phase 2July 2024


  • *Department of Economic and Policy Research
  • @ Department of Statistics and Information Management
  • ** The Board reserves the right to make any change in these dates
  • $ Candidate will have to appear in only one shift of Phase - l examination
  • % Candidate will have to appear for both the papers
  • *** Candidates can apply for Grade B (DR) either in DEPR or DSIM stream.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2024 Highlights

Exam Conducting AuthorityReserve Bank of India
Post AvailableRBI Grade B Officer
RBI Grade B 2023 Notification StatusReleased
Frequency of ExamOnce a Year
Number of vacancies (2023)To be updated
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains and Interview
Mode of ExamOnline
Language of ExamEnglish & Hindi
Job LocationAnywhere in India
RBI Help desk011-23711333
RBI Official
Application Fees
  • General- 850/- + 18%GST
  • Other than General- 100/- + 18%GST
Exam Duration
  • RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam: 2 hours
  • RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam: 4 hours 30 minute

RBI Grade B 2024 Admit Card

RBI Grade B 2024 admit card is about to be released soon. Once the RBI Grade B admit card has been released by RBI, the candidate can download the admit card from the official website of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) i.e, . For the post of Officer in Grade-B DR (General) and Grade-B DR (DEPR/DSIM) the admit card exam will be released separately for the both RBI Grade B post.

All the candidates can download RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 1 & Phase 2 Exam Admit Cards using their credentials like application ID and password which was generated at the time of registration. To Download the RBI Grade B 2023 Admit Card the candidate must have Registration Number/Roll Number and D.O.B./Password

RBI Grade B 2024 Vacancy Details

To be updated…

RBI Grade B 2023 Vacancy Details 





Castes (SC)


Tribes (ST)

Other Backward

Classes (OBC)$


1. Officers in Grade

‘B'(DR)- General


2. Officers in Grade



3. Officers in Grade



RBI Grade B 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for RBI Grade B examination are as follows:

Age Limits

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on May 01, 2023 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than May 02, 1993 and not later than May 01, 2002.

RBI Grade B Age Relaxation Limit:

  • Up to 2 Years for M.Phil. Candidates and 4 Years for Ph.D. candidates
  • Up to 3 years for OBC candidates or Non-Creamy Layer
  • Up to 5 years for SC/ST candidates
  • Up to 10 years for PwBD (UR), 13 years for PwBD (Person with Benchmark Disability) for OBC, and 15 years for PwBD (Person with Benchmark Disability) for SC/ST

Note: A candidate applying for RBI Grade B who has experience as an officer in commercial banks/financial institutions (Public Sector) may claim a maximum of 3-years of relaxation, excluding probation period.

Minimum Education Qualification (as on May 01, 2023)

Officers in Grade ‘B' (DR) – (General): Interested applicant for RBI Grade B must be a Graduate in any discipline or must have an Equivalent technical or professional qualification with a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or a Post-Graduate or have an Equivalent technical qualification with a minimum of 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters or years.

Maximum Number of Attempts

RBI Grade B Candidates who are belonging to General Category/EWSs, who have already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post/s in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD, if the posts are reserved for them.

RBI Grade B 2024 Selection Procedure

RBI Grade B Exam is conducted in 3 phases (Phase I, II & III. Phase I or the Prelims exam is an objective-type exam consisting of 4 sections, English Language, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. Each phase acts as an elimination round, where only those candidates are allowed to appear in the Mains Examination who clear the Phase II exam. Psychometric Test & Interview (Phase III) will be the last or final stage of the exam.

RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Phase-I exam consists of 4 sections. There is no sectional time limit. The total duration of the RBI Grade B Phase- I is of 120 minutes. There is a negative marking of ¼ for wrong answers. Given below are the distribution marks amongst each section:

SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum marksDuration
General Awareness808025 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 minutes
English Language303025 minutes
Reasoning606045 minutes
Total200200120 minutes


  1. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as aggregate, as prescribed by the Board.
  2. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by you. For every wrong answer marked by you, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  3. Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for RBI Grade B Phase-II of the Examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  4. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for RBI Grade B Phase-II examination will be published on RBI website tentatively within a week after RBI Grade B Phase-I examination.

RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Pattern

RBI Grade-B Phase-II exam consists of 3 sections. You are given 90 minutes for each section of the exam, making a total time duration of 270 minutes.

Name of PaperType of PaperTime (Minutes)Number of questionsMarks

Paper-I:Economic and

Social Issues

50% Objective Type


Descriptive Type, answers

to be typed with the help of

the keyboard. Candidates

opting to type the answers

in Hindi, may type with the help of either:

(i) Inscript or

(ii) Remington (GAIL)

keyboards layout.



Total 120




Total 100

Paper II: English (Writing Skills)Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard903100


General Finance and Management

50% Objective Type

50% Descriptive Type

answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard. Candidates opting

to type the answers in Hindi, may type with the help of either: (i) Inscript or(ii) Remington (GAIL)

keyboards layout.



@For both RBI Grade B Paper I and III, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each). In case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each). In case, candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, first 4 shall be evaluated.

All question papers (in both the RBI Grade B Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

RBI Grade B Phase-III- Interview

Candidates will be shortlisted for the RBI Grade B interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 75 marks.

Candidate shall be required to undergo Personality Assessment conducted by the Bank before appearing for the Interview, no marks will be allotted for the same, and will not form part of the final selection criteria. Candidates may opt for an interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection will be through a merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase- II examination and interview and grace marks as applicable as per extant rules.

RBI Grade B Salary and Benefits 2024

Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of ₹55,200/-p.m. in the pay scale of ₹55200-2850(9)-80850-EB-2850 (2) – 86550-3300(4)-99750 (16 years) applicable to Officers in RBI Grade B and they will also be eligible for Special Allowance, Grade Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, Special Grade Allowance, Learning Allowance, House Rent Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments (without HRA) are Rs. 1,16,914/- (approximately) The House Rent Allowance of 15% of Basic Pay will be paid, if accommodation is not provided by the Bank.

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I am in the final year of my graduation, am I eligible to apply for this recruitment?

No, you are not eligible. To apply for Officer Grade B, General a candidate must have completed his/her graduation as per the date specified by RBI.

What is the Application fee for RBI Grade B Officer recruitment? +

For general and OBC category candidates, an application fee to apply for RBI Grade B Officer recruitment 2021 is 850/- and for all other (SC/ST/PWD), it is 100/- rupees. There is no application charge for a person who is already working with RBI under any post.

How many times can I appear for this RBI Grade B Officer Exam? +

Candidates belonging to General category can appear for a maximum six times in this exam. It means if you have already given the phase 1 examination for the posts under this recruitment six times earlier, then you are not eligible to apply for this exam seventh time. There is no such limit on a number of attempts for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD for this exam.

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