RBI Grade B 2022: Study Material, Syllabus and Exam Pattern, Notification, Exam Date & More

About RBI Grade B

RBI GRADE B 2022 Highlights

RBI GRADE B 2022 Notifications

RBI GRADE B 2022 Vacancies

RBI GRADE B Exam Syllabus

RBI GRADE B Exam Pattern

RBI GRADE B 2022 Eligibility

RBI GRADE B Exam Dates 2022

RBI GRADE B Application Process

RBI GRADE B Admit Card


RBI GRADE B Selection Process

RBI Grade B Salary

RBI Grade B Cut-off

About RBI Grade B

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is a central recruitment agency that conducts the RBI Grade B Exam every year for recruiting eligible candidates for the post of Grade B Officers in various branches of the RBI across India. Aspirants get selected in two Phase exams (i.e. prelims and mains) followed by an Interview for this respective post. RBI Grade B Notification 2022 has been released for various posts including Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) (General, DEPR, and DSIM). The official notification has been released for recruiting eligible candidates for 294 Grade B Officers Posts on rbi.org.in.

RBI Grade B Highlights 2022

Here are the key points of the RBI Grade B Recruitment 2022.

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam RBI Grade- B Exam 2022
Name of the Post Grade B (DR) for General, DSIM and DEPR Streams
Conducting Organisation Reserve Bank of India
Exam Duration

RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam: 2 hours

RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam: 4 hours 30 minutes

Exam Frequency Annually
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Online Registration 28th March to 18th April 2022
Exam Purpose To recruit eligible candidates to the post of RBI Grade B
Language English
Level of Recruitment

1. RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam

2. RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam

3. Interview

Official Website

RBI Grade B Notifications 2022

The RBI Grade B notification 2022 has released exam dates forthe 2022 session. The application form to apply for the Post of RBI Grade B is available online on the official portal of the Reserve Bank of India.

RBI Grade B Vacancies 2022

RBI Grade B vacancy 2022 has been announced in a total of 294 vacancies this year.

In the following section, RBI Grade B vacancies 2022 aregiven as per the category:

Posts Number of Vacancies
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 109 32 15 59 23 238
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 11 04 5 8 3 31
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 7 7 5 4 2 25
Total 127 43 25 71 28 294

RBI Grade B Exam Syllabus for Phase-I and Phase-II

RBI Grade B Phase I syllabus mainly covers four subjects mentioned below.

1. Reasoning

2. Quantitative Aptitude

3. General Awareness and

4. English Language

RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Syllabus for Phase-I

RBI Grade B Syllabus for each subject of both Phase-I are given below.

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
General Awareness

Seating Arrangements





Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning


Time and Work

Average, Ratio, Percentages

Speed, Distance and Time

Mixture and Allegations

Permutation and Combination

Data Interpretation




Error Spotting


Passage Making

Jumble words

Fill in the blanks

Sentence Framing





Static General Knowledge

Current Affairs



Important Schemes

People in News


Banking Awareness

RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Syllabus for Phase-II

RBI Grade B Phase II syllabus mainly covers three subjects mentioned below.

1. English (Writing Skills)

2. Economic and Social Issues

3. Finance and Management

RBI Grade B Syllabus for each subject of both Phase-II are given below.



Economic and Social Issues
  • Growth and Development
  • Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental issues
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • IMF and World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation
  • Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic Trends
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Gender Issues
  • Privatization
  • Role of Economic Planning
  • Globalization
  • Balance of Payments
  • Export-Import Policy
  • Opening up of the Indian Economy
  • International Economic Institutions

Social Justice:

  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged
  • Social Sectors in India
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political System
  • Human Development
  • Health, and Education.
English (Writing Skills) This paper assesses the writing skill that includes the
capability of expressing and understanding the topic
Finance and Management


  • Financial System
  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Banking System in India
  • Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc,
  • Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets
  • Risk Management in Banking Sector
  • Reserve Bank of India- functions, and conduct monetary

Basics of Derivatives:

  • Forward, Futures, and Swap
  • Changing Landscape of the Banking sector
  • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
  • Portfolio Investment
  • Public Sector Reforms
  • Role of e-governance in addressing the issues of
    corruption and inefficiency in the government sector

The Union Budget

  • Direct and Indirect taxes
  • Non-tax sources of Revenue
  • GST
  • Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST
  • Finance Commission
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)
  • Disinvestments
  • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
  • Alternate source of finance
  • Private and social cost-benefit
  • Public-Private Partnership Corporate Governance in
    Banking Sector


  • Definition
  • Trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies
    (control): WPI, CPI – components, and trends.

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
  • Goals of HRD
  • Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal, Leadership
  • A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
  • Human Resource Development
  • Concept of HRD and development
  • Feedback and Performance Counselling
  • 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.


  • Steps in the Communication Process
  • Communication Channels
  • Oral versus Written Communication
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Role of Information Technology
  • Verbal versus non-verbal Communication
  • upward, downward and lateral communication.

Corporate Governance:

  • Mechanisms of Corporate Governance
  • Factors affecting Corporate Governance.

5. RBI GRADE B 2022 Exam Pattern

The RBI GRADE B 2022 Exam Pattern consists of three stages namely

  • Phase-I
  • Phase-II
  • Interview

RBI GRADE B 2022 Phase-I Exam Pattern

The marks for each section are given below.


Number of questions

Maximum marks


General Awareness 80 80 25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 minutes
English Language 30 30 25 minutes
Reasoning 60 60 45 minutes
Total 200 200 120 minutes

RBI GRADE B 2022 Phase-II Exam Pattern

The marks for each section are given below.

Name of Test Paper Type Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Paper I – Economic and Social Issues
  • 50% Objective Test
  • 50% Descriptive Test
  • 50
  • 50
  • 30 mins
  • 90 mins
Paper-II – English (Writing Skills) Descriptive Test 100 90 mins
Paper III – Finance and Management
  • 50% Objective Test
  • 50% Descriptive Test
  • 30 mins
  • 90 mins

RBI Grade B Eligibility

Given below are the eligibility guidelines as per the RBI.


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India prior to the 1st of January, 1962
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries i.e. (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania) and/or Vietnam and Zaire with the intention of residing in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit- 21 years
  • Maximum age limit- Not more than 30 years.

Age Relaxation

Check the category-wise age relaxation below in the table:


Age Relaxation

SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PWD 10 Years (For General Candidates), 13 Years (OBC Category),
15 Years (For SC/ST Category)
Ex-Servicemen To the extent provided by Armed Forces i.e. +5 Years
Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and not
10 Years
Candidates holding working experience in RBI Up to 3 Years
Candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir province of India 5 years

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification needed to be eligible to apply for the Post of RBI Grade-B Exam 2022 are mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Posts

RBI Grade B Educational Qualifications

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) Applicants must possess 60% of marks 10th standard, 12th
standard as well as in bachelors’ degree from a state or
Central Board/ University respectively (50% for SC/ ST/
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Economics/
Finance/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ Integrated
Economics Course/ Quantitative Economics with at least 55%
of marks. (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD)
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM
  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in Mathematics/
    Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Econometrics/
    Statistical and Informatics from IIT Kharagpur with at
    least 55% in all years, or
  • Master Degree in Mathematics/ PG Diploma in Statistics
    from reputed an Institute, or M. Statistics from ISI
    with 55% mark in all semesters, or
  • PG Diploma in Business Analytics from ISI Kolkata, IIT
    Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta with 55% of marks. (5%
    relaxation for SC/ ST/ PWD)

 RBI GRADE B Exam Dates 2022

The important dates for RBI Grade B Exam 2022 are mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Events

RBI Grade B Dates

Application Process Starts March 28, 2022
Last Date of Application Form April 18, 2022
RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam Date (DEPR and DSIM) – Paper-I July 02, 2022
RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Date (General) May 28, 2022
RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Date (DEPR and DSIM) – Paper-I August 06, 2022
RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Results To be notified
Interview Dates To be notified
Final Provisional Allotment To be notified

RBI Grade B Exam Date

RBI Grade B Exam Events

RBI Grade B Exam Dates

RBI Grade B Mar 28, 2022 – Apr 18, 2022
RBI Grade B Phase 2 Jun 25, 2022

RBI Grade B Step Wise Application Process2022

The steps to apply for the Reserve Bank of India – Grade B recruitment is provided below.

  • Visit the official website of the Reserve Bank of India (https://www.rbi.org.in/)
  • They must enter the educational and personal details
  • Scanned copies of Photograph, signature, thumb impression, the handwritten declaration must be uploaded
  • Pay the application fee through Online Payment mode, Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card. Take a printout of the payment receipt.

Needed Documents

Document Dimension (pixels) File Size (KB) Type
Photograph 200*230 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Left Thumb Impression 240*240 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Signature (in capital letters) 140*60 10-20 JPEG/JPG
Hand Written Declaration 800*400 50-100 JPEG/JPG

Application Fees

The RBI Grade B application fees for various categories are provided below.

Categories Application Fee
General INR 850

RBI GRADE B Admit Card Download

Please find Important Information for RBI Grade B Exam 2022 Admit Card:

  • The admit card for RBI Grade-B Exam 2022 will be available on the official website
  • The admit card will be issued to those candidates who will qualify for the Phase-I examination
  • The applicants must download their admit cards by entering the registration number. They must carry it along with valid ID proof.

RBI GRADE B Result Download 2022

Please find the following steps to view Result:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Reserve Bank of India.

Step 2: Go to the “Result” tab and click on it to see the result of the RBI Grade-B Exam 2022

Step 3: Enter the roll number and name

Step 4: Download and print out the result for future needs

RBI GRADE B Selection Process 2022

The RBI Grade B selection process has the following stages:

  • Phase-I
  • Phase-II, and
  • Interview round

RBI Grade B Salary

The RBI Grade B starting basic pay scale is Rs. 55,200. The pay scale for RBI Grade A Officer is Rs. 55,200- 2850(9)-80850-EB-2850(2)-86550-3300(4)-99750(16 years).

The RBI Grade B Salary Structure has been tabulated below, please have a look.

RBI Grade B Particular Amount
Basic Pay Rs. 55,200
Grade Allowances Rs. 6,800
Dearness Allowances Rs. 23,144
Housing Allowance Rs. 5273
CVPS Incentives Rs. 827
Special Prerequisite Allowances Rs. 1465
Special Allowances- Direct Recruit Rs. 1800
Local Compensatory Allowances Rs. 3664
Meal Allowance Rs. 160
Gross Pay Rs. 1,08,404

RBI Grade B Cut-off

The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by the cut off for the Phase-II exam.

In the following section, RBI Grade B cut-off of the previous year has been given, please have a look.

Section/ Category
General Awareness
(Max. Marks: 80)

Reasoning Ability
(Max. Marks: 60)

English Language
(Max. Marks: 30)

Quantitative Aptitude
(Max. Marks: 30)

Total Score
(Max. Marks: 200)
General/ UR 16.00 12.00 06.00 06.00 66.75
EWS 16.00 12.00 06.00 06.00 66.75
OBC 12.00 09.00 04.50 04.50 63.75
SC 10.25 07.75 03.75 03.75 53.50
ST 10.25 07.75 03.75 03.75 52.75
PWD (OH/ HI/ VH) 10.25 07.75 03.75 03.75 52.75