Generally for entering the bank as an Officer a student can apply to

  1. RBI Officer Grade B conducted by Reserve Bank Of India.
  2. State Bank PO conducted by SBI
  3. State Bank Associate PO conducted by SBI
  4. Generally For All other Bank Officer Exams is conducted by IBPS Mumbai .

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Exam

RBI Grade B  Exam Pattern


RBI Grade B 2018 exam will be conducted in two phases – Phase I and Phase II. The exam is followed by an interview. The mode of the exam, both Phase I and Phase II, shall be online.

Phase I

In Phase I, the questions shall be objective in nature (MCQs). There shall be 200 questions of 1 mark each. A negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer is the rule. The exam duration shall be 2 hours. Candidates have to secure both sectional and overall minimum qualifying marks.

The Phase I paper shall comprise of the following sections:

Section Number of Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 80
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Phase II

Those who will clear Phase I of RBI Grade B 2018 can appear for Phase II. In Phase II, both objective and subjective questions shall be present.

The Phase II examination of RBI Grade B 2018 exam shall comprise of 3 Papers. Each of these paper will be 1.5 hours long with 100 marks weight for each.

Paper III of Phase II shall have 3 optional subjects out of which candidate has to choose one.

Papers Type of Paper Time Allotted (min) Marks
Economic and Social Issues Objective 90 100
English Language Subjective 90 100
Finance and Management/Economics
/Statistics
Objective 90 100
Total   270 300

Pattern Summary


Phase I Phase II
Type of questions Objective Objective and Subjective
Examination mode Online Online
Total no. of questions 200 N/A
Sections/Papers
  • General Awareness.
  • English Language.
  • Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Reasoning.
  • Economic and Social Issues. (Paper I)
  • English Language. (Paper II)
  • Finance and Management/Economics
    /Statistics. (Paper III)
Duration 2 hours 1.5 hours X 3
Total marks 200 300
Negative marking 0.25 marks N/A

RBI Grade B 2018 Interview


Candidates shall be called for interview based on the marks received in Phase II of written exam. Total marks for the interview would be 50 marks. Candidates can opt for either English or Hindi for the interview.