What is the RBI Grade B exam pattern?

What is the RBI Grade B exam pattern?

The RBI Grade B exam is conducted in three phases- prelims, mains and interview. The selection process includes an online exam. Thus, it is important to understand the exam pattern beforehand.

Since the most weightage of the RBI Grade B exam is given to the Prelims and Mains, it is important to focus on them and prepare carefully. BYJU’S Exam Prep has been carefully designed to cater to the needs of students without the clutter of excessive materials available online. Read more to find out:

RBI Grade B exam pattern for Prelims

For Prelims, 2 hours are granted in different time slots according to the subject. The time and number of questions for each topic of RBI Grade B Prelims are given below. It includes four sections, with each exam allotted a fixed time for completion. BYJU’S Exam Prep  is  one of the best resources that is aimed to prepare you to crack the exam. It has a number of test series, mock tests, online courses and more that will help you in achieving excellence. 

Subject Type of questions Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
General Knowledge Objective 80 80 25 minutes
Language (English) Descriptive 30 30 25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude Objective and Descriptive 30 30 25 minutes
Reasoning Ability Objective and Descriptive 60 60 45 minutes
Total 200 200 120 minutes (2 hours)

RBI Grade B exam pattern for Mains

The RBI Grade B Mains includes questions related to Finance, Management, Economic issues and social issues. This year, a major change has been made to the RBI Grade B exam pattern for Mains. The weightage of descriptive questions is increased. While most of the questions are descriptive type in Mains, there are objective questions as well as explained in exam patterns below:

Paper number Subject Type of questions Maximum marks Duration
Paper I Economics and Social Issues Objective and Descriptive (50-50 pattern) 50+50=100 25 minutes+ 90 minutes = 120 minutes
Paper II Language (English writing skills) Descriptive 100 90 minutes
Paper III Finance and Management Objective and Descriptive (50-50 pattern) 50+50=100 25 minutes+ 90 minutes = 120 minutes

RBI Grade B exam pattern for Interview

The interview for the RBI Grade B exam is allotted 75 marks. Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on aggregate marks obtained in Prelims and Mains. The board decides the minimum aggregate cut off marks according to the number of vacancies. A call letter for interviews is sent to the registered email IDs of candidates. Candidates can check it up on the official RBI website using the allotted roll number as well. Interviews are conducted in English and Hindi languages based on the option chosen by the candidate. The final selection of candidates is announced through a merit list.

The mock tests on BYJU’S Exam Prep are designed accurately in a simulated environment along the lines of the actual exam to test and recognise gaps for candidates taking the RBI Grade B exam.

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