RBI Grade B 2018 Notification out

Apply online for RBI Grade B 2018

Reserve Bank of India has announced vacancies for the recruitment of Grade B officers. Total 166 vacancies has been released by RBI. The exam will be conducted in three phases. The candidates who have qualified the second phase are eligible for the final interview. Interested candidates have to apply online via official RBI website. The last date for applying is 23rd July, 2018.

Important details about RBI Exam 2018

Starting date of applying online 03/07/2018
Last date to apply online 23/07/2018
RBI Grade B Exam – Phase -I 16th August
RBI Grade B Exam – Phase II 9th September


Eligibility Criteria for RBI Grade B 2018

Educational Qualification 10th/12th/Bachelor degree/Diploma or equivalent in a required field.
Age limit Minimum – 21 Years

Maximum – 30 Years

Age relaxation is applicable as per the Govt. Rules.


Application fees for RBI Grade B Exam

General/ OBC Rs. 850/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 100/-


Important links 

RBI official website Click here
RBI Officer Online form General Post – Click here

DEPR/DSIM Post – Click here

RBI Grade B vacancy details 2018

S.No. Posts Number of vacancies
1. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 127
2. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 22
3. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 17


RBI Exam Pattern 2018

RBI Exam will be conducted in three phases.

  • Phase – I exam
  • Phase – II exam
  • Interview

RBI Prelims exam pattern

Serial Number Section Asked No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 80 80 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. English Language 30 30
4. Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200


RBI Exam Pattern for Mains

Serial Number Section Asked Paper Type Maximum Marks Duration
1. Economics and Social Issues Objective 100 90 minutes
2. Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 100 90 minutes
3. Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 100 90 minutes


RBI  Grade B 2018 Eligibility

Candidates are required to follow the given criteria to be eligible for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam:

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a subject of Nepal
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan
  • Must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 who has the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Criteria: RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Officer (Grade ‘B’) examination. Candidates are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years (both age included) to apply for RBI Grade B exam 2018.

Age Relaxation: Candidates, who belong to the reserved category will be provided relaxation in their upper age as per the rules decided by the Board.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Physically Handicapped 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Educational Qualification: Candidate appearing for the RBI officer examination-2018 must be a graduate from a recognized university or institute. He/She must have attained 60% marks in the graduation while the same percentage is reduced to 50% for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Candidates having Doctorate degree with aggregate 50% marks can also apply for the RBI examination. In addition to this, candidates having masters’ degree with 55% marks will be allowed to apply for the RBI Exam 2018. Candidates having post graduate diploma in management or Masters of Business administration can also apply for the RBI Officer Grade B exam 2018. Chartered Accountant (CA), Company secretary or Cost Accountant can also apply for this examination.

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