RBI Grade B Cut Off - Phase I Cut Off Released

The RBI Grade B cut off is released separately for the Phase I and Phase II examination conducted for the Officer Scale examination. The Reserve Bank of India is the conducting body for the Grade B Officer exam.

Latest Update: The Reserve Bank of India has released the RBI Grade B scorecard and cut off marks for the Phase I examination held on March 6, 2021. Candidates who had appeared for prelims can visit the official website and check their scorecard. 

Click on RBI Grade B Cut Off 2021 to check the section-wise and category-wise minimum qualifying marks for the Phase I examination.

For more information regarding the other RBI exams, candidates can visit the linked article.

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The RBI Grade B exam is conducted in three stages:

  1. Phase I  Examination
  2. Phase II Examination
  3. Interview

To get the detailed RBI exam pattern for both Grade B Officer and Assistant post, candidates can visit the linked article.

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Also, refer to the links given below:

How To Check the RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks?

Given below are a set of steps that candidates can follow to check the RBI Grade B cut off marks:

Step 1: Visit the official website of RBI 

Step 2: At the bottom of the RBI homepage select the “[email protected]” option

Step 3: Then click on the “Current Vacancies” option followed by the “Result” option

Step 4: Click on the RBI Grade B cut off link

Step 5: Enter the roll number and password

RBI Grade B Cut Off Phase I
The marks scored by every individual candidate can be checked by following the above-mentioned steps. 

Aspirants willing to apply for the RBI Grade B exam can visit the linked article for more details.

Factors Responsible for RBI Grade B Cut Off

RBI keeps certain points in consideration while deciding the RBI Grade B exam cut off marks. Given below are a few of them:

  1. The number of Applicants: More the number of Applicants, the cut off shall also be high.
  2. The number of Vacancies: If the number of vacancies is less, but the number of Applicants is high, the cut off shall also be high.
  3. Previous Year Cut Off Marks: The previous year cut off marks shall help candidates understand the trend change in the increase or decrease in the cut off marks over the years.
  4. Difficulty Level of Exam: If the level of question paper is difficult, the cut off is less. If the level of the exam is easy, the expected cut off is high.

Interested candidates can check the RBI Grade B exam dates at the linked article.

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2021

On March 31, 2021, RBI Grade B Cut off for the Phase I examination was released on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India. Given below are the category-wise and subject-wise qualifying marks:

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2021 – Phase I Examination
Section Category
GENERAL/UR EWS OBC SC ST PwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
GENERAL AWARENESS

(Maximum Marks = 80)

16.00 16.00 12.00 10.25 10.25 10.25
REASONING

(Maximum Marks = 60)

12.00 12.00 9.00 7.75 7.75 7.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

6.00 6.00 4.50 3.75 3.75 3.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

6.00 6.00 4.50 3.75 3.75 3.75
TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate

(Maximum Marks = 200)

66.75 66.75 63.75 53.50 52.75 52.75

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2019-20

Given below is the post-wise RBI Grade B Cut Off 2019-20:

RBI Grade B Officer Cut Off Marks 2019-20 for DR-DEPR

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2019-20 for DR-DEPR

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2019-20 for DR-DSIM

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2019-20 for DR-DSIM

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2019-20 for DR-General

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2019-20 for DR-DSIM

To be well prepared for the upcoming Grade B Officer exam, aspirants must carefully go through the RBI Grade B Syllabus and prepare themselves accordingly.

Apart from the Grade B exam, there are various other exams conducted in the banking sector. Candidates can check the detailed section-wise bank exam syllabus at the linked article.

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2018

Before the 2019 recruitment, the RBI Grade B exam was last conducted in the year 2018. We shall further discuss the RBI Grade B cut off for the 2018 recruitment below.

The table given below shows the RBI Grade B Officer exam cut off marks for the 2018 Phase I examination:

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2018 – Phase I
Section Category
GENERAL/UR OBC SC ST PwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
GENERAL AWARENESS

(Maximum Marks = 80)

20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
REASONING

(Maximum Marks = 60)

15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate

(Maximum Marks = 200)

105.75 95.75 91.75 91.75 91.75

The table given below shows the RBI Grade B Overall (Phase II+Interview) and the Phase II cut off marks for the 2018 recruitment:

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2018
RBI Exam Category
GENERAL SC ST OBC PwBD
RBI Grade B Phase II Cut Off  Marks (Out of 300 marks) 201.25 180.25 180.25 186.25 180.25
RBI Grade B Final Cut Off Marks [Phase II+Interview] (Out of 350 marks) 248.5 221.25 219.5 235.5 Gen – 235.50

OBC – 

223.00

This RBI Grade B cut off mentioned above will help candidates preparing for the upcoming Officer cadre exam in RBI. 

Candidates preparing can also get the list of best RBI Grade B Books at the linked article.

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RBI Grade B Cut Off 2017

The table given below shows the RBI Grade B cut off for the Phase I examination conducted in the year 2017:

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2017 – Phase I
Section Category
GENERAL/UR OBC SC ST PwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
GENERAL AWARENESS

(Maximum Marks = 80)

16.50 12.50 11.00 11.00 11.00
REASONING

(Maximum Marks = 60)

11.00 8.00 6.75 6.75 6.75
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

6.75 5.25 4.75 4.75 4.75
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

(Maximum Marks = 30)

4.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00
TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate

(Maximum Marks = 200)

78.00 68.00 64.00 64.00 64.00

Given below is the RBI Grade B cut off for the Phase II examination and the final cut off for the 2017 recruitment:

RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 2017
RBI Exam Category
GENERAL SC ST OBC
RBI Grade B Phase II Cut Off  Marks (Out of 300 marks) 196.75 175.75 175.75 181.75
RBI Grade B Final Cut Off Marks [Phase II+Interview] (Out of 350 marks) 245.75 228.00 220.50 211.25

Candidates can check the number of vacancies released every year for the various RBI exams at the RBI Vacancy page.

RBI Grade B Previous Year Cut Off Marks

The RBI Grade B exam happens annually. Candidates can check the below mentioned previous year RBI Grade B cut off marks for their reference and start the preparation for the 2021 recruitment accordingly.

The table given below shows the RBI Grade B cut off for the Phase I examination for the 2016 and 2015 recruitment:

Previous Year RBI Grade B Cut Off – Phase I
Section Category
UR OBC SC ST
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
General Awareness

(Maximum Marks = 80)

20.00 20.00 16.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25 14.25
Reasoning

(Maximum Marks = 60)

15.00 15.00 12.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75 10.75
English Language

(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50 7.50 6.00 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude

(Maximum Marks = 30)

7.50 7.50 6.00 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25 5.25
Total Score/ Aggregate

(Maximum Marks = 200)

88.5 98.5 78.5 88.5 74.5 84.5 74.5 84.5

Given below is the Phase II and the final cut off for the RBI Grade B Officer exam 2015 & 2016:

Previous Year RBI Grade B Cut Off Marks 
RBI Exam Category
GENERAL SC ST OBC
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
RBI Grade B Phase II Cut Off  Marks (Out of 300 marks) 197 176.75 176 155.75 176 155.75 182 167.75
RBI Grade B Final Cut Off Marks [Phase II+Interview] (Out of 350 marks) 244 225.5 238.25 204.25 216.25 210.25 234.5 211

The RBI Grade B Officer exam is considered to be one of the toughest in the banking sector, which the candidates can analyse from the high cut off marks released by the conducting body.

Aspirants who are looking forward to applying for the RBI Grade B exam 2021 must start their preparation. For any information regarding the exam or study material, candidates can check BYJU’S.

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Frequently Asked Questions for RBI Grade B Cut Off

Q 1. Is there sectional cut off in the RBI Grade B exam?

Ans. Yes, RBI releases the RBI Grade B cut off for both Phase I and Phase II examination. Only the candidates who qualify both the sectional and overall cut off shall be able to qualify the examination.

Q 2. Is the RBI Grade B exam tough?

Ans. Since RBI is the Central Bank for the country, the number of aspirants who wish to join RBI at the Officer post is very high. This makes the exam tough as the competition is very high and also the difficulty level of the exam is higher in comparison to other bank exams.

Q 3. What factors help determine the RBI Grade B cut off?

Ans. The factors which help determine the RBI Grade B cut off are as follows:

  • Number of vacancies
  • Previous year cut off
  • Number of Applicants
  • The difficulty standard of the exam

Q 4. Is work experience necessary for the RBI Grade B exam?

Ans. No, there is no requirement of work experience to apply for the RBI Grade B exam.

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