RBI Notifies Changes In Exam Pattern For Grade B Officers Recruitment

The Reserve Bank of India has notified changes in the exam pattern for selection for Officers in Grade - B (DR) positions from the year 2015. The changes, however, have been made only in Phase 2 exam. The exam will consist of two phases followed by an interview. The examination is going to be computer based for both the phases. Phase 1 is an objective type paper Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) consisting of 200 marks.


Phase 2 examination will consist of 3 papers, 2 compulsory and 1 optional consisting of 100 marks each.

Changes in the Phase 2 paper are as follows:

1. 'Economics and Social Issues' paper are now compulsory.

2. English paper will be descriptive type and computer based.

3. The third paper will be optional. Candidates will have a choice from Finance & management / Economics/ Statistics.

Educational qualification required for Grade B Officers:

  • The candidate must have a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or equivalent in Bachelor's Degree as well as in class 10 and class 12 examinations.

Age Limit:

  • The age of the candidates must be between 21-30 years.

RBI Notifies Changes In Exam Pattern

Selection Process:

  • Candidates qualifying Phase 1 examination will be eligible for Phase 2 examination.
  • Final selection will be made on the basis of combined marks of Phase 2 and Interview. The interview carries 30 marks.

Number of attempts:

  • The maximum permissible number of attempts (which were applicable for candidates belonging to Unreserved/General Category) has been increased from 4 to 6.

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