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RBI Grade - B Officer

Eligibility for Grade B Officer:-

Age:- Between 21 and 30 years

Age Relaxation:-3 years in the case of OBC and 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates.

Educational Qualifications:-

  • A First Class Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years ;

    OR .
  • A Second Class Master's Degree with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years;


  • A Doctorate Degree; with minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree


  • Chartered/Cost Accountant/Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree

  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Management / MBA qualification from institutions recognized by Government of India / University   Grants Commission, with Graduation / Bachelor's Degree

Scheme of Selection: Selection will be through Examinations and Interview. Examinations will be held in two phases

  • Phase-I ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type)
  • Phase-II Written Examination (Descriptive type)] as under:
Phase-I ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type): This Paper approximately of 3 hours duration for 200 marks. The Paper  consists tests of
  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude and
  4. Reasoning

Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as aggregate, as prescribed by the Board. Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in the Objective Test. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

Phase-II Written Examination(Descriptive Type): The Examination will consist of three Descriptive Type papers –
  1. Paper I – English
  2. Paper II – Economic and Social Issues and
  3. Paper III – Finance and Management.

Each of these papers is of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks.
NOTE: Phase-I (except the test of English) and Papers II and III of Phase-II will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

Phase-I will be ON-LINE( Objective Type) and only marking the correct choice is required. However, Papers II and III of Phase-II can be answered either wholly in Hindi or in English at the candidate's option.

(i) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

(ii) Paper II – 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 – Privatisation – 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 – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues – Social Justice: Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political System – Human Development – Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

(iii) Paper III – Finance and Management:

Finance : The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of revenue; Outlays; New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms; Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market; Stock Exchanges and their Regulation; Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation; Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market; Growth and Operation of the Money Market; The Foreign Exchange Market; From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management; Exchange Risk Management; Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development; Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions; Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.

Management: 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 Counseling – 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; Mechanis
s of Corporate Governance.


Number of attempts: Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e General Category, who had already appeared four times for 'WE' 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.


Pre-examination training for SC/ST/PWD candidates: The Bank arranges pre-examination training for Phases I and II of the examination for SC/ST/PWD candidates, free of cost, at the centres where the Bank has its offices. Candidates who desire to avail of the training may apply separately to the Regional Director/General Manager, Reserve Bank of India at any one of the centres marked (**) below, whichever is convenient to them in the format furnished below on or before July 11,2013. 


 400/- (Rupees four hundred only).
No fee is payable by SC/ST/PWD candidates.

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