RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: RBI Grade B 2024 Notification is expected to be released around March/April 2024. Till then, the candidates can have an idea of the RBI Grade B Exam from the 2023 Notification. Aspirants must also note that they have ample time with them as of now to prepare well for the RBI Grade B 2024. Go through the complete blog to know the dates, exam pattern, syllabus, and more.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024

RBI Grade B 2024 Notification gets published on the official website of Reserve Bank Of India, @www.rbi.org.in. To get the final selection as RBI Grade B Officer candidates, need to clear the given stages of the recruitment process: Phase I, Phase II, and Interview. It is the right time for aspirants to commence the preparation for RBI Grade B 2024 to ensure sure shot selection. Candidates need to bookmark the post as we will provide the latest updates related to RBI Grade B 2024 Notification.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Exam Overview

The table below provides a quick overview of important details for RBI Grade B 2024 recruitment.

Exam Details Exam Name
Organization Reserve Bank of India
Exam Name RBI Grade B
Post Grade B
Vacancy To be Notified
Category Recruitment
Language of Exam English
Selection Process Phase I, Phase II, Interview
Application Mode Online
Official Website www.rbi.org.in


RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Vacancies

The specific details about the vacancies are crucial. The information on RBI Grade B 2024 vacancies will be available when the Notification PDF is released. Meanwhile, you can check the vacancy details for RBI Grade B 2023:

Post Name  Vacancies (2024) Vacancies (2023)
RBI Gr. B Officer (DR) – General  TBU 222
RBI Gr. B Officer (DR) – DEPR  TBU 38
RBI Gr. B Officer (DR) – DSIM TBU 31
Total TBU 291

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Eligibility

RBI Grade B Eligibility
Educational Qualification
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–(General): Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD) or equivalent in 12th and 10th standard.
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–DEPR: Master’s Degree in Economics, Econometrics, Finance, or related fields with at least 55% marks.
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–DSIM: Master’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields with a minimum of 55% marks.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Age Limit

The Reserve Bank of India will specify the cut-off date for the age limit. As of now, the age limits are:

  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Maximum age: 30 years

Note: The Reserve Bank of India will specify the cut-off date for the age limit.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Nationality

To be eligible for RBI Grade B, you must be:

  • A Citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India before January 1, 1962
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam, with the intention of permanent residence in India.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Number of Attempts

The RBI sets the number of attempts for each category. Here are the details:

Category Number of Attempts Allowed
General Candidates 6
SC/ST/OBC/PWD Candidates No Bar

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Selection Process

The selection process for RBI Grade B Notification 2024 involves three phases:

  1. Phase I
  2. Phase II
  3. Interview

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Interview

The final stage in the selection process is Interview. Check out the points mentioned below for the interview stage:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on the aggregate of marks obtained in Phase 2 (Paper 1 + Paper 2 + Paper 3).
  • The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for an interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  • The interview will comprise 75 marks.
  • The candidate shall be required to undergo a Psychometric Test conducted by the Bank before appearing for the Interview. No marks will be allotted for the same and this will not form part of the final selection criteria.
  • Candidates may opt for an interview either in Hindi or English.

    Note: Final Selection will be through a merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in the Phase 2 examination and interview and grace marks as applicable as per extant rules.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Salary

The salary for RBI Grade B officers is attractive. For detailed information on RBI Grade B salary, click on the provided link.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Application Fees

Here are the application fees based on categories. This information is from the previous RBI Grade B Notification.

Category Fees
General/OBC ₹850 + 18% GST
ST/SC/PWD/EXS ₹100 + 18% GST


RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Important Dates

You will have to fill up the online application form to be able to take the exam.

Important Events Dates (Expected)
Commencement of online registration of application March/April 2024
Closure of registration of application April/May 2024
Closure for editing application details April/May 2024
Last date for printing your application April/May 2024
Online Fee Payment April/May 2024
RBI Grade B Exam Date 2024 for Phase 1 June/July 2024
RBI Grade B Exam Date 2024 for Phase 2 July 2024

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Exam Pattern

The exam consists of three stages: Phase I, Phase II, and Interview. Here are the details:

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Phase I

  • Total Questions: 200
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Duration: 120 Minutes (2 hours)
  • Negative marking: 0.25 Marks deducted for each wrong answer.
Section No. Of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 25 Minutes
General Awareness 80 80 25 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 Minutes
Reasoning 60 60 45 Minutes
Total 200 200 120 Minutes

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Phase II

Detailed exam pattern for each paper is provided below:

  • Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues
    • Type: 50% Objective, 50% Descriptive
    • Time: 120 Minutes
    • Questions: 30 Objective, 4 Descriptive
    • Marks: 100
  • Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)
    • Type: Descriptive
    • Time: 90 Minutes
    • Questions: 3
    • Marks: 100
  • Paper-III: General Finance & Management
    • Type: 50% Objective, 50% Descriptive
    • Time: 120 Minutes
    • Questions: 30 Objective, 4 Descriptive
    • Marks: 100

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024 – Syllabus

Well, you need to have a look at the detailed syllabus for both the Phases so we have provided you the syllabus for both phases separately.

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Phase 1 Syllabus

Phase 1 consists of 4 sections which are Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English and General Awareness.

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Data Interpretation, Quantity Based Questions (Q1, Q2, Q3 etc), Data Sufficiency, Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic Inequalities, Number Series (missing and wrong no. series).
Important Arithmetic Topics: Partnership, Average, Ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed-Time-Distance, Boat & Stream, Trains, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion.

RBI Grade B Reasoning Syllabus

Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Direction Sense, Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, and Logical Reasoning.

RBI Grade B English Language Syllabus

Cloze Test, Fillers, Spotting the Errors, Para Jumbles, New Pattern Questions, Idioms and Phrases, Word Rearrangement, Column Based Questions, Sentence Improvement, Paragraph Completion, Grammar, Reading Comprehension.

RBI Grade B General Awareness Syllabus 

  • Daily News (for Phase 1 & 2)
  • Static GK (for Phase 1)
  • Economic Survey (for Phase 1 & 2)
  • Union Budget (for Phase 1 & 2)
  • Census 2011 (for Phase 1 & 2)
  • SECC 2011 (for Phase 1 & 2)
  • Important RBI Notifications, Circulars, Reports (for Phase 2 – high priority, Phase 1 – fewer chances)
  • Government Schemes (Union & State Govt schemes, Phase 1 & 2)

General Awareness – Specific Topics for Current Affairs

  • Appointments/Committees/Constituencies
  • Sports
  • Awards/Film Festivals
  • Meetings/Summits
  • Schemes/Campaigns/Portals
  • International News/India’s initiative with other countries
  • Miscellaneous – Ports/Industrial Parks, museums, Power plants, nuclear plants, any missile launch etc
  • Reports/Indices
  • Obituary
  • Banking Terminology
  • Headquarters of Banks
  • Economic and Financial news (like news related to Monetary Policy; Important Guidelines)
  • Census Data
  • Socio-Economic Caste Census
  • Union Budget
  • Economic Survey

General Awareness – Specific Topics for Static GK

  • Biography/Autobiography
  • Abbreviations
  • Festivals
  • Stadiums
  • National Parks / Sanctuaries
  • Books
  • Sports
  • Places of Importance like World Heritage Sites/Lakes/Rivers/Mountains/Temples
  • Currency
  • Headquarters
  • Capitals
  • National and International Days/Themes
  • Dams
  • Miscellaneous
  • Airports

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2024: Phase 2 Syllabus

Check the detailed Phase 2 Syllabus below:

RBI Grade B Economic and Social Issues (ESI) Syllabus 

a) Growth and Development: Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income – Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.

b) Indian Economy: Economic History of India – Changes in Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy since reforms of 1991 – Priorities and recommendations of Economic Survey and Union Budget – Indian Money and Financial Markets: Linkages with the economy – Role of Indian banks and Reserve Bank in the development process – Public Finance – Political Economy – Industrial Developments in India- Indian Agriculture – Services sector in India.

c) Globalization: Opening up of the Indian Economy – Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy – International Economic Institutions – IMF and World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation; International Economic Issues.

d) Social Structure in India: Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

RBI Grade B Descriptive English Syllabus

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic, Essay writing, Letter writing, Precis’ etc.

RBI Grade B Finance and Management Syllabus

a) Financial System 

1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct monetary policy
3. Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector.
4. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response

b) Financial Markets

Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, and recent developments.

c) General Topics

1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
2. Basics of Derivatives
3. Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments.
4. Financial Inclusion
5. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
6. Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector, the role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
7. The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends
8. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies.
9. FinTech

d) Management

Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour: Introduction to management; Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to management; Management functions and Managerial roles; Nudge theory.

Meaning & concept of organizational behaviour; Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality; the concept of reinforcement; Perception: concept, perceptual errors.

Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, McCllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two-factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vroom’s expectancy theory).

Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership; Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions. Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window; Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Management of Conflict; Organizational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change; Organizational Development (OD): Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model).

Ethics at the Workplace and Corporate Governance: Meaning of ethics, why ethical problems occur in business. Theories of ethics: Utilitarianism: weighing social cost and benefits, rights and duties, Justice and fairness, ethics of care, integrating utility, rights, justice and caring, An alternative to moral principles: virtue ethics, teleological theories, egoism theory, relativism theory, Moral issues in business: Ethics in Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, etc. Ethical Principles in Business: introduction, Organization Structure and Ethics, Role of Board of Directors, Best Practices in Ethics Programme, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, etc.

Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.

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