RBI Exam

How to crack the RBI Exam | Reserve Bank of India Exam

As there are multiple numbers of exams held in our country i.e. in India. But still there is one of the most important exams than all other exams and that was “Reserve Bank of India Exam” also called the RBI Exam this exam is counted as one of the high class exams. And this exam is conducted by “Reserve Bank of India Service Board, Mumbai.” The main agenda of this exam is to appoint RBI GR- ‘A’/’B’. Officers. This exam is regarded as one of the common but special exams in India.

Eligibility criteria for RBI Exam

Eligibility criteria to apply for RBI Exams which are as follows:-


  1. You should have any First class bachelor’s degree having minimum 60% grades or also have equivalent marks.
  2. If you have a master’s degree no matter if there are 55% marks but still you are eligible.
  3. A Doctorate degree with 50% marks is also accepted.
  4. If a chartered/cost accountant having bachelor degree are also allowed.
  5. Only Postgraduate diploma holders from IIM can apply for this exam.

But SC/ST/PH can also apply with minimum 50% grades or equivalent marks.


  • For applying purpose the candidate’s age should lie between 21- 30.
  • But candidate having M.Phill or Ph.D. degree can also apply till the age of 33 yrs.
  • Other age relaxations are according to Government Rules and Regulations.


Candidate applying for RBI Exam should be a citizen of India or having eligibility certificate issued by Government of India.

The pattern of RBI EXAMS

There are two steps which are followed for conducting the exams for appointing RBI A/B Grade officers. Which are as follows:-

Step 1

Written/Objective exam

A candidate has to participate in objective as well as descriptive written exam first. A candidate has the right to select any language either English or Hindi. Except for the English language exam.

Constituents of Objective exams

  • Reasoning test
  • Qualitative questions test
  • English literature test
  • Test of general studies

Maximum Time limit for the Objective exam is 3 hours.

Step 2

Descriptive Exams

Only successful candidates of Phase I(Objective Type) appear in Phase II exam. The examination consists of 3 papers. All the 3 descriptive Exams are held for 3 hrs and each consists of 100 marks.

The first candidate has to give an English exam, then economic and social exam and at last exam in finance and management.

Note:- Finance related exam and social exams are both bilingual exams so it’s candidate choice.

One more important information that a candidate has to pass in all the three descriptive exams. So that candidate gets eligibility to sit for interview process but the result is announced according to the cutoff.

Step 3

Qualified candidate of Phase I & II are asked for Groups Discussion and interview process. This is also a bilingual exam and result will be announced on the basis of performance of written as well as Interview part.


According to the rules of the Indian constitution, if general category candidate appears 4 times for phase II then he will not be able to apply for step 3. But there is no restriction for OBC/SC/ST/PH.

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RBI Exam syllabus:-

Part A:-

Syllabus for the objective questions

Reasoning exam

Reasoning allows to check the candidate’s mental ability. And will help to know that Candidate is able to understand the abstract relationship between symbols and other analytic functions.

It also comprises space visualisation and problems solving analysis.

English language exam

This test is used to check the candidate’s command over English by checking his vocabulary level, synonyms, antonyms as well as passage formation.

Numerical techniques

This is used to check the command of candidates over mathematics by testing the ability of arithmetical functions, And by knowing the concept of easy arithmetic computation.

General awareness exam

This test is used to know the candidate’s accuracy and aptitude over general routines. Question present in Clerical Aptitude will also be used to know that how many candidates observe that what will happen in the whole world.


Syllabus of a descriptive exam

Part 1 (English Literature)  In this exam candidate have to deal with a composition like an essay writing etc.

Part 2 (Social and Economic)  This contain the syllabus regarding the growth and development of India as well as the National income related aspects.

Part 3 (Finance management) This includes the topic related to Union Budget. And Capital market and taxes.

How to apply for RBI Exam:-

There were two methods to apply for RBI Grade A/B Exam. This means that a candidate can either apply ONLINE or OFFLINE just by following the steps written below:-

How to apply OFFLINE application

If a candidate wants to apply OFFLINE then first you have to download the Application Format from the link http://onlinedr.rbi.org.in. and can pay the respective amount via DD to RBI Service Board at respected address.

How to apply ONLINE application

If any candidate want to apply then can visit this link http://onlinedr.rbi.org.in

Then can pay the amount through DD or IPO.

But if you are applying ONLINE then after submission you should take a PRINTOUT.

Then you have to attach your photograph

And after this, you can apply by following the written steps on the form.

Note:- Applicant should apply either ONLINE or OFFLINE but not both otherwise your form will get rejected.

RBI Exam Dates

RBI Exam 2018

This exam is usually held in the month of October- November.

RBI Exam Center

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