RBI Grade B Officer Exam

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts exam to select eligible candidates for the post of Office Attendant in various branches and sub-offices of RBI. Following is a brief account of the details of RBI Assistant Exam.

Latest Updates and Notification

RBI Exam Events Event Dates
Online Registration and Payment of Test Fees/Intimation Charges January 28, 2021 – February 15, 2021
Phase I Exam March 6, 2021
Phase II Exam April 01, 2021


  • The candidates are requested to regularly follow the official website of RBI for latest updates and notifications.

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12 Monthly Exams:

Online + Offline

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

Once Month

Study Material:

All Study material and handouts in PDF format

Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test + Descriptive Test (Online)


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Physical Classes:

2-3 days a week by HO and Branch faculty


Optional Included

Study Material:

Printed Study material and handouts

12 Monthly Exams and 2 Semester Exam per year:


Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test(Classroom) + Descriptive Test (Online)

Monthly Performance Discussion:

One-on-One appointment with the teacher as required by students


Interview Preparation

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

As required by students

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Age Limit

The candidates must at least be 21 years and maximum 30 years of age on a specific date mentioned in the official notification. However, there are some relaxations in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to certain categories.
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Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or Post-Graduation / Equivalent technical qualification with minimum 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters / years.
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Exam Cut-off

The exam cut-off will be declared in due time.
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Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted through online examinations and interview. Online examinations are conducted in two phases – Phase-I and Phase-II.

  1. Phase-I Online Examination (Objective type):
  • It is a single paper of 200 marks and the total time duration is 120 minutes.
  • The paper consists of questions from the following topics—
    i) General Awareness
    ii) English Language
    iii) Quantitative Aptitude
    iv) Reasoning
  • Though the total time is 120 minutes separate sectional time is applicable for the above-mentioned four topics.
  • Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each section as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board.
  1. Phase-II Online Examination:

Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each section, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.

The details of the paper have been provided below.

Name of Paper Type of Paper Proposed Time (min) Proposed Number of Questions Marks
Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues 50% Objective Type

50% Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard




** 50



Paper II: English (Writing Skills) Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard 90 3 100
Paper-III: Finance and Management 50% Objective Type and

50% Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard




** 50



**For both 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.


  1. Interview: Candidates will be shortlisted for the 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. Interview will be of 75 marks.

Candidate shall be required to undergo 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. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection will be through 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.

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Syllabus of the exam

For Phase-I online examination candidates can follow standard banking exam syllabus.

Phase-II Syllabus:

Paper-I – Economic and Social Issues (ESI):

  • Growth and Development – Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income – Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Sustainable Development and Environmental issues.
  • 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.
  • Globalization – Opening up of the Indian Economy – Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy – International Economic Institutions – IMF and World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation; International Economic Issues
  • Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic Trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills): The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper-III – Finance and Management:

a) Financial System

  1. Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of 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, 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 Banking Sector, 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; 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, Vrooms 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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How to Apply

Candidates applying for the RBI Grade B Officer Exam need to check the following steps

(i) Candidates are first required to visit the URL “Recruitment for the post of “Officers in Gr. ‘B’ (DR)” on Bank’s website i.e. www.rbi.org.in >Opportunities@RBI >Current Vacancies > Vacancies and click on the hyperlink “Online Application Form” in the advertisement page for filling the ‘Online Application’. It redirects the candidates to the online registration page.

(ii) Candidates will have to enter their basic details and upload the photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a hand-written declaration in the online application form as per the specifications given.

(iii) To register application, choose the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.

(iv) In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing “SAVE AND NEXT” tab. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required.

(v) Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

(vi) The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Photo identity proof / Certificates/ Mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.

(vii) Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the ‘Validate your details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button.

(viii) Candidates can proceed to upload Photo, Signature, left thumb impression and a hand-written declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Documents as given in item (D) below.

(ix) Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.

(x) Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.

(xi) Modify details, if required, and click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded, and other details filled by you are correct.

(xii) Click on ‘Payment’ Tab and proceed for payment.

(xiii) Click on ‘Submit’ button.

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Selected Candidates will receive a starting basic pay of ₹35,150/-p.m. in the pay scale of Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750 (2) – 54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years) applicable to Officers in Grade B and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are ₹83254/- (approx). The House Allowance of 15% of Basic Pay will be paid, if accommodation is not provided by the Bank.
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