Every year RBI (Reserve Bank of India) conducts exams to recruit candidates for Grade B officers and other allied posts. The RBI exam patterns for all of them are set by the RBI itself. Before starting with the preparation phase, it is very important to learn about the individual exam patterns. This article will highlight the RBI exam patterns of both Grade B officer and Assistant exams.
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RBI Grade-B Exam Pattern
The RBI Grade-B notification for 2019 was released in September 2019. The recruitment process is presently ongoing and the tier III exam dates are yet to be released. The recruitment of RBI Grade-B officers takes place in the following stages:
- Phase-I online Examination (Objective type)
- Phase-II online examination
The first step of a fruitful prep for this exam is to become familiar with its pattern. So, here’s an insight into each one of the two phases mentioned above.
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RBI Grade-B Exam Pattern – Phase – I:
As per the RBI exam pattern, the RBI Grade B Phase-I exam consists of four sections in total. A detailed breakdown of the exam pattern is given below:
|RBI Grade – B Exam Pattern|
|Subject||No. Of Questions||Marks|
*Note: There is negative marking in this phase of the exam, 0.25 marks of the total marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. There will be no negative marking if the question is not attempted.
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RBI Grade-B Exam Pattern – Phase – II:
After qualifying the first stage of the exam, the candidates will have to appear for the Phase-II. The questions asked in this phase will be both Objective and Subjective in nature. All questions except those asked in the English Language section can be viewed in both English and Hindi. The detailed breakdown of Phase- II of the exam pattern is given below:
|RBI Grade – B Phase-II Exam Pattern|
|Name of the Paper||Type of the Paper||Duration(in minutes)||Marks|
|Paper-I Economic & Social Issues||Objective Type||90||100|
|Paper-II English (Writing Skills)||Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard)||90||100|
|Paper III Finance & Management||Objective Type||90||100|
*Note: While no marks will be deducted for a question that is not attempted, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer that is given by the candidate.
To know more about the RBI Grade B Syllabus, visit the linked article.
RBI Grade-B Interview Round
This will be the final stage of the RBI Grade-B officer recruitment process. This stage has one of the highest rejection rates compared to other stages, thus it is important for candidates to take this round as seriously as possible. A maximum of 50 marks is awarded in this stage, which will determine the rankings in the final merit list. The candidates can choose either Hindi or English language for the interview round.
The related links below will give information regarding the RBI Exams.
|RBI Grade B Exam Date|
|RBI Grade B|
|RBI Assistant Cut Off|
|RBI Grade B Eligibility|
The list of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the official website and an invitation will also be sent to the selected candidates on the email ID’s, which they provided at the time of application.
RBI Assistant Exam
RBI Assistant Exam is conducted by the RBI to recruit candidates for the position of Assistants in its various branches. Before starting the preparation, it is very important to learn about the RBI Exam Pattern for the Assistant post. Since this exam is conducted on the national level, candidates from all over the country appear for the exam. The RBI exam pattern for the assistant exam is conducted in two phases:
• Preliminary Exam
• Mains Exam
The candidates must clear the sectional cut-off as well as the overall cut-off for each phase of the examination, in order to get selected for further rounds of RBI Assistant Exam. The RBI Assistant 2019-20 notification has been released by the Reserve Bank of India and candidates willing to apply for the post can apply till 16th January 2020. 926 vacancies have been released by the conducting body and the recruitment for RBI Assistant is being conducted after 2017. Hence the competition and level of the exam are also expected to rise.
Here are the detailed exam patterns for both RBI Assistant preliminary and mains examinations.
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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern – Preliminary:
The table below gives a detailed breakdown for the preliminary exam pattern for RBI Assistant Exam
|RBI Assistant Exam Pattern – Preliminary|
|Sections||No.of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate|
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern – Mains:
The table below gives a detailed breakdown for the mains exam pattern for RBI Assistant Exam:
|RBI Assistant Exam Pattern – Mains|
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||40||40||30 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||40||40||30 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||40||40||30 minutes|
|Computer Knowledge||40||40||20 minutes|
|General Awareness||40||40||25 minutes|
*Note: The negative marking will be of 0.25 which will be deducted for every wrong answer given by the candidate.
To know more about the RBI Assistant Syllabus, visit the linked article.
RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test:
The final stage of the recruitment will be the Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The candidates who clear the mains exam will then have to appear for the LPT. This test is of a lot of importance as you may be required to interact with the public directly. The LPT will be conducted in the Official/Local language of the preferred state as selected by the candidate.
Able guidance from the experts at BYJU’S can be extremely beneficial for the preparation of these exams Candidates must be consistent in their efforts and concentrate more at the objective at hand in order to pass the exam with relative ease.
Candidates can know more about the RBI Assistant notification 2019-20 at the linked article.