RBI Grade B Vacancy 2018

166 RBI Grade B Vacancies have been declared this year. Let’s have a look at the detailed vacancy for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam.

Serial NumberPostsVacancy
1.RBI Grade B (GEN)127
2.RBI Grade B (OBC)22
3.RBI Grade B (SC/ST)17

RBI Officer Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2018

The Eligibility Criteria is determined by the following parameters:

Age Limit
Educational Qualification
Number of Attempts

The parameters of RBI Officer Grade B 2016 has been explained below clearly:


  • A candidate must be an Indian citizen
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee (who came to India before 1 January 1962)
  • 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

2.Age Limit:

The candidates as on 01/07/2018 should be between 21 and 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/07/1988 and not later than 01/07/1997).
For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.
For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of the number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years.
For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

Relaxation of Upper age limit


Sr. NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
2Other Backward Classes3 years
3PWD(Gen.), (OBC), (SC/ST)10 years, 13 years, 15 years
4Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services were terminated due to reasons of economy or as of bank liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year’s service and currently registered with Employment Exchange5  years
5Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-895 years
6Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

3.Educational Qualification :

General: The candidates should secure a minimum of 60% marks

SC/ST/PWD: (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD)

An equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th standard examinations. The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s Degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years.

RBI Officer Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Conversion Parameters

In case the University/Institute does not convert marks to grade, the following parameters would be employed.

Equivalent OGPA or CGPA or CPI or other similar evaluation term allotted on a scale of 10 Class/Division Aggregate Percentage of Marks in All the Subjects
6.75 I (First) 60%
5.75 II (Second) 50%

Number of Attempts as per RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2018

General Category: Candidates belonging to unreserved who had already appeared 6 times for Phase-I Examination for this post in the past, are not eligible to apply.

No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD, if the posts are reserved for them.

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Phase-I exam, phase-II exam and interview process. Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.

Preliminary Examination

SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMarks
General Awareness8080

Mains Examination

Name of the PaperType of the PaperTime (Mins)Marks
Paper I Economic & Social IssuesObjective Type90100
Paper II English (Writing Skills)Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard)90100
Paper III Finance & ManagementObjective Type90100

Important Note:

1. Candidates will be required to write all the papers online.

2. Only successful candidates of Phase-I will appear for Phase-II examination on a later date.

3. Based on the results of Phase-II examinations candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

4. Final selection will be through merit lists which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II (Paper-I + Paper-II + Paper-III) and Interview.

RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Syllabus

Phase-1 exam is an objective type examination conducted online. It will have mainly 4 sections: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

Phase-2 exam of RBI Grade B 2018 is both objective & descriptive type. The major areas to focus upon are: Economic & Social Issues, English Language and Finance & Management.

Syllabus for Phase-I Examination:

ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness

Coding Decoding


Machine Input Output

Data Sufficiency

Circular Arrangement

Linear Arrangement

Verbal Reasoning

Ordering and Ranking

Arrangement and Pattern

Blood Relations

Direction and Distance

Ratio and Proportion


Time and Work

Speed, Distance and Time


Permutation and Combination



Data Interpretation



Set Theory



Error Spotting


Passage Making

Jumble Words

Fill in the Blanks

Sentence Framing

Current Affairs

Indian Financial System

Indian Banking System

Monetary Plans

National Institution

Banking Terms