RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 2 Result (Out), Merit List, Cutoff and Interview Dates

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    RBI Grade B exam is a national level competitive test conducted by Reserve Bank of India for recruitment of officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG). RBI Grade B 2019 recruitment is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main exam and Interview Round. 

    Latest: RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 2 Result PDF for “DR-General” officers has been released on December 18, 2019.

    • Only candidates qualifying in the Main exam will be invited for interview round beginning from January 13, 2020.
    • RBI Grade B Admit Card (with New Roll Numbers) indicating date, time and venue of the interview will be sent separately to shortlisted candidates on their registered email address.
    • The interview round will carry 50 marks and can be done in English or Hindi language as opted by the candidate.
    • Final merit list will be based on candidates performance in main exam and interview round. Check RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
    • RBI Grade B Final Result will be released in April 2020. Candidates scorecards and cutoff for all phases will be published after the final result declaration.
    Similar Exam: Candidates aspiring for Government banking jobs can also check IBPS SO 2019

    RBI Grade B 2019 Highlights

    The key points about RBI Grade B 2019 exam are highlighted below:

    Name of the ExamRBI Grade B Exam – DR, DEPR and DSIM
    Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India 
    Official Websiterbi.org.in
    Exam LevelNational
    Selection ProcessPreliminary exam > Main exam > Interview
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Mode of ExamBoth Online and offline
    Number of vacancies199 posts

    RBI Grade B Vacancy 2019

    RBI has announced a total of 199 vacancies for three Grade B positions. 

    RBI Grade B PostNumber of Vacancies
    Grade B (DR) – General156
    Grade B (DR) – DEPR20
    Grade B (DR) – DSIM23
    Note: RBI Grade B Officers’ Pay Scale is INR 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400. 

    Download RBI Grade B Sample Papers

    RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2019

    Reserve Bank of India has announced the registration schedule and RBI Grade B exam dates:

    EventsDates (Official)
    Release of RBI Grade B 2019 Official NotificationSeptember 20, 2019
    RBI Grade B Registration Began onSeptember 21, 2019
    Last Day to Submit RBI Grade B 2019 Application FormOctober 11, 2019
    RBI Grade B Exam Date for Phase – I November 9, 2019
    Release of RBI Grade B Phase 1 ResultNovember 18, 2019
    Release of RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 2 Admit CardNovember 22, 2019 (Out)
    RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (General)December 1, 2019
    RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (DEPR and DSIM)December 2, 2019
    Release of RBI Grade B Phase-II (General) ResultDecember 18, 2019 (Released)
    RBI Grade B Interview Dates

    January 13 – March, 2020

    Final Result Declarationto be announced soon

    RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Eligibility

    Candidates must meet the eligibility guidelines issued by RBI before applying online. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality, age limit and educational qualification of a candidate is discussed below:

    RBI Grade B Nationality

    To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2019, a candidate must be either: —

    1. a citizen of India, or
    2. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
    3. a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962, or
    4. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of residing permanently in India.

    Please note that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

    RBI Grade B Age Limit 

    • Candidates should fall in 21 and 30 years of age group as on September 1, 2019.
    • However, the upper age limit for candidates with M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications is 32 and 34 years respectively.
    • Reserved category candidates are eligible for relaxation in upper age limit as per Government of India norms.

    RBI Grade B Qualifications Requirement

    The educational qualifications prescribed for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 are as follows:

    PostMinimum Educational Qualifications 
    Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

    At least 60% marks in aggregate for all semester/years (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations from recognized University and Boards respectively.

    Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR

    A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade. SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5%

    Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIMEssential: A Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade; OR
    1. Master's Degree in Mathematics with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years and 1-year PG Diploma in Statistics or related subjects from reputed institute; OR
    2. M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
    3. PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade.
    Note: For SC/ST/PWD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master's Degree as in items a, b, c and d above is 50% in aggregate of all semesters/years or an equivalent grade.

    RBI Grade B Number of Attempts

    If General Category candidates have already appeared 6-times for Phase-I Exam of this post in the past, then they would be considered ineligible to apply. However, there are no such restriction in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD if the posts are reserved for them

    Download RBI Grade B 2019 Official Brochure

    RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form

    RBI Grade B 2019 Registration can be done through online mode only at the official website. Candidates willing to apply for posts in both Gr. B (DR)-General and Gr B (DR) DEPR / DSIM need to apply separately for each position along with requisite application fees.

    How to apply for RBI Grade B?

    1. Visit the official website – rbi.org.in and click on the link “Recruitment for the post of Officers in Gr. B (DR) General/DEPR/DSIM”
    2. Separate links for Online applications for Gr B -(DR)-General and Online applications for DEPR/DSIM would be displayed.
    3. For fresh registration, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details, and Email-id.
    4. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system.
    5. An Email & SMS is sent to registered email ID and a Mobile number containing Registration number and Password.
    6. Fill the remaining details in the application form.
    7. Upload scanned images of candidates’ recent photograph and signature, left hand thumb impression and a hand written declaration with following specifications:
    Photograph20 – 50 KBs200 X 230 pixelsJPG or JPEG
    Signature10 – 20 KBS140 X 60 pixelsJPG or JPEG
    Left Hand Thumb Impression10 – 20 KBS

    140 X 60 pixels

    JPG or JPEG

    Hand Written Declaration 

    20 – 50 KBs

    140 X 60 pixels

    JPG or JPEG
    1. Next, application fee has to be deposited using Debit/Credit Cards, Internet Banking, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
    2. Candidates must obtain and preserve the ‘e-receipt’ as proof of successful fee payment.
    3. Finally, choose "SAVE AND NEXT" and verify the details in the form before submission.

    RBI Grade B 2019 Application Fee

    Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 has to be paid in online mode only. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:

    SC /ST/ PWDIntimation Charges onlyINR 100/-
    GEN/ OBC/ EWSApplication fee including intimation chargesINR 850/-


    • Candidates must obtain the print-out of duly filled RBI Grade B Exam Application Form for future correspondence.
    • No separate facility to make changes in the form will be available after submission of form.
    • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • Fee/ Intimation charges waiver is applicable only for the RBI Staff who meet specific eligibility criteria stipulated in the circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013

    RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Admit Card

    • Successful applicants for RBI Grade B Main Examination 2019 will be issued their interview call letters in January 2020.
    • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of bank.
    • Candidates should check the e- call letter carefully and bring discrepancies/ errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.

    Documents Required with Admit Card:

    • In addition to RBI Grade B Admit Card, candidates need to present a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification.
    • Acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.

    RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Centers

    • For RBI Grade B Examination 2019, candidates can choose one center for Phase-I and one center for Phase–II separately in the online application form
    • Allotment of the exam centers will be on the "first-apply-first-allot" manner based on availability.
    • RBI Grade B 2019 Prelims and main exam will be conducted in 158 and 20 exam cities respectively.

    RBI Grade B Exam Centers for Prelims exam

    States /UTsRBI Grade B Exam Centers for Prelims
    Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
    Andhra Pradesh & TelanganaGuntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
    Arunachal PradeshItanagar, Naharlagun city
    AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
    BiharBhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
    ChattisgarhRaipur, Bhilai
    Daman & DiuJamnagar
    GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
    HaryanaHissar, Karnal, Rohtak
    Himachal PradeshDharamsala, Shimla
    Jammu & KashmirJammu
    JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
    KarnatakaBelgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi
    KeralaKannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil
    Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
    MaharashtraAurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur
    New DelhiDelhi –NCR
    OrissaBalasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
    PuducherryCuddalore, Villupuram
    PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
    RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
    SikkimGangtok, Bardang City
    TamilnaduChennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin
    Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
    UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City
    West BengalBerhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

    RBI Grade B Exam Centers for Main exam

    Name of the Examination Cities
    ChennaiNew Delhi

    RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Pattern

    • RBI Grade B is a computer based test having multiple choice questions.
    • The paper will be set in English and Hindi except for the English language section.
    • RBI Grade B exam pattern for Prelims and Main exam are different as shown below:

    RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

    RBI Grade B Prelims exam will be of 200 marks with a total time constraint of 120 minutes. There will be specific sectional duration which will be mentioned in the admission letter. Candidates will have to clear sectional cutoff as well as overall cutoff. Those who obtain marks more than sectional and overall cutoffs will be eligible to appear in the Main exam.

    SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration

    General Knowledge, 

    English Language, 

    Reasoning Ability, 

    Quantitative Aptitude

    2002002 hours
    Total200 Questions200 Marks120 minutes

    RBI Grade B Main Exam Pattern

    There are three separate papers in main exam. The English paper is a descriptive test. Candidates have to write the answers using the keyboard. It tests the writing skills of the candidate. 

    PaperType of PaperMaximum MarksDuration
    Economics and Social IssuesObjective 10090 minutes
    English (Writing skills)Descriptive 10090 minutes
    Finance and ManagementObjective10090 minutes
    Total3 Papers300 Marks4 hours 30 minutes

    Check Detailed RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

    RBI Grade B Syllabus 2019

    The Syllabus is determined by RBI itself. The syllabus varies for Prelims and Main exam as mentioned below:

    RBI Grade B Syllabus for Prelims

    EnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoningGeneral Awareness
    GrammarMensurationPuzzlesBanking & Financial Awareness
    VocabularyTime and WorkSeating ArrangementMonetary Policies
    Error SpottingAverage, Ratio, PercentagesDirections and DistanceEconomic Terms
    ComprehensionSpeed, Distance and TimeData SufficiencyCurrent Affairs
    Passage MakingMixture and AllegationsBlood RelationsFinancial & Economics News
    Jumble WordsPermutation and CombinationSyllogismStatic GK
    Fill in the BlanksData InterpretationCoding DecodingGovernment Schemes, Agreement & Deals
    Sentence FramingProbabilityInequalityBanking terms, rates, processes

    RBI Grade B Syllabus for Main Exam


    Paper-I: Economic and social Issues

    Growth and Development, Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India

    Sustainable Development and Environmental issues, Economic Reforms in India, Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Role of Economic Planning.

    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, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Gender Issues,

    Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favor 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

    1.Finance: Financial System, Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India,

    Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc, Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments,, 

    Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap, Changing Landscape of Banking sector, Recent Developments in the Financial Sector,

    Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments, Financial Inclusion- use of technology, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

    Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector,

     The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission,

    Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.

    2.Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.

    Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

    Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal and development, Feedback and Performance Counselling,

    Career Planning, Training and Development, Rewards, Employee Welfare.

    Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

    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. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

    Books for RBI Grade B Exam 2019

    RBI Grade B Exam is not an easy test to crack without proper preparation and planning. Some useful reference books to aid preparation for RBI Grade B Exam are listed below:

    Name of the BookPublisher/Author
    Indian EconomyUma Kapila (Series of Books)
    Indian EconomyMishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
    Growth And DevelopmentDevraj Ray
    SociologyC.N. Shankar Rao
    Financial ManagementPrasanna Chandra
    Public FinanceK K Andley and Sundaram
    Economic Growth and DevelopmentMayer and Baldwin
    Indian EconomyR. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
    Indian EconomyMishra and Puri
    Monetary Theory and Public PolicyKenneth Kurihara
    An introduction to EconomicsA W Stonier and D C Hauge
    Suggested reading material for RBI Grade B Examination: Officers in GR B (DR)-General: Leading Dailies like Economic Times/Hindu/Business Standard News Publications/Bulletins/Reports: Economic and Political Weekly/Southern Economist/Yojana/Business India/RBI Bulletins Reports: Economic Survey of India/World Development Report

    Suggested reading material for RBI Grade B Examination: Officers in GR B (DR)-DEPR/DISM: RBI publications like Annual Report, Monetary Policy Report and the Financial Stability Report, Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India, and the Economic Survey published by the GOI in last couple of years. Major Economic and Political News Publication

    RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Result

    RBI Grade B Result 2019 is now available on the official website of the bank. RBI Grade B Result of main exam for DR-General has been published on December 18, 2019, however, the marks secured in Prelims, Main exam and Interview will be available on the Bank's website only after the declaration of the final result.

    • Candidates, who secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Board in main exam will be shortlisted for the interview round.
    • The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each of the candidates in different phases of RBI Grade B Examination 2019 will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
    • Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board.
    • Candidates who qualify for subsequent rounds would be sent notifications via E-mail/ SMS to download Admission Letters or Interview Call Letters.

    Steps to Check RBI Grade B Result

    RBI Grade B 2019 Interview

    • Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on total score obtained in Main exam of all categories.
    • Cutoff score for selection in Main exam will be finalized by the Board based on number of vacancies.
    • List of candidates selected for interview will be published on the official website and interview Call letters will be sent on candidates registered email ID.
    • Interview Round will carry 50 marks. 
    • Candidates may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.
    • Final Selection will be through merit list prepared by the Board by adding up Main exam and Interview marks secured by candidates.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

    Fee Structure

    • 850


    • 100


    Sample/Mock Papers


    Full practice Papers for RBI-Grade-B 2019




    santhanakumari c

    i am a pg student in computer science.i am eligible or not attend the exam

    17 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Santhana, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    18 Nov, 2019 16:43
    Gowry sk

    Sir I am a post graduate with 60% Marks. Bt I have only 56% for my graduation.Am I eligible to apply

    04 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gowry, yes, you are eligible to appear in the exam provided you have scored 60% (55% if SC/ST candidate) in all the semesters of the PG degree.

    04 Oct, 2019 10:59
    vaishnavi jain

    My date of birth is 15th September 1999, will I be able to give the RBI Grade B exam in 2020?

    01 Oct, 2019 17:58
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vaishnavi, no, you are not eligible to apply for this exam as you only those students who are at least 21 years old as on Sep 1, 2019 can appear in the exam.

    04 Oct, 2019 15:38
    Sanchit Shetty

    My Date of Birth is Nov 11,1998 and with due exams I'll be 21 years old, Am i eligible to give this years exams?

    30 Sep, 2019 20:41
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sanchit, no, you are not eligible to apply for this exam as candidates who are 21 as on Sep 1, 2019 are eligible only.

    01 Oct, 2019 11:40

    44? in 10th the rest 60? above...am I eligible to apply

    30 Sep, 2019 15:31
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hello, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    01 Oct, 2019 13:17
    komal desale

    I mam, I have done my masters in Actuarial Science with 78% M eligible for this exam?

    29 Sep, 2019 09:19
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Komal, yes, you are eligible to apply for this exam.

    11 Oct, 2019 17:32
    Dharmendra Kumar

    I'm in my final year and I'm 20, will I be eligible for this examination?

    22 Sep, 2019 16:48
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Dharmendra, you will be eligible for the exam only when you are 21 years old.

    23 Sep, 2019 15:40
    Shivam Singh

    I am 21, but don't have a graduation certificate as I am in the final year of graduation. Am I eligible?

    23 Sep, 2019 17:23
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shivam, no, you are not eligible until you have done graduation.

    24 Sep, 2019 17:13


    21 Sep, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aishwarya, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    21 Sep, 2019 12:59

    Dear sir, let me know can I eligible for exam my DOB is 16.04.1987 comes under OBC category and I have completed bachelor degree in mathematics statistics and master degree in management MBA

    20 Sep, 2019 16:28
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Parasmal, as per the age criteria, you are eligible for the exam as reserved categories are provided age relaxation.

    20 Sep, 2019 17:06
    aishwarya shingi


    20 Sep, 2019 13:17
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aishwarya, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    20 Sep, 2019 13:22

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