Revised process of recruitment of RBI Grade-‘B’ Officer 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Huge changes have been made for RBI Grade B 2015 Recruitment which will be coming very soon. Here are the changes. Thanks Nikhil for sharing with us.

A. Examination Pattern

(i) Examination will consist of
two phases, viz. – Phase-I & Phase-II followed by interview.
(ii) Phase-I examination will be
objective type with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Phase-I examination
will continue as per the existing Phase-I examination for Grade-‘B’ (DR). There
are four modules in Phase-I, viz.- General Awareness, English Language,
Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
(iii) Phase-II examinations will
consist of three papers in MCQ pattern (except Paper-I) – viz. Paper-I on
English (writing skills); Paper-II – Economic & Social Issues and Paper-III
– (optional subjects) – Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics.
(iv) Candidates will be required
to write all the papers online.
(v) Only successful candidates of
Phase-I will appear for Phase-II examination on a later date.
(vi) Based on the results of
Phase-II examinations candidates will be shortlisted for interview.
(vii) Final selection will be
through merit lists which will be prepared by adding marks secured by
candidates in Phase-II (Paper-I + Paper-II + Paper-III) and Interview.
B. Duration of Examinations
and Distribution of Marks

(i) Phase-I :
Objective Type – 2 hours – 200 marks
(ii) Phase-II: Three
Papers – 300 marks
  • Paper-I –
    online- English-( writing skills)- 1½ hours – 100 marks
  • Paper-II –
    Economic and Social Issues – 1½ hours – 100 marks
  • Paper-III –
    Optional Paper (Finance & Management/ Economics/ Statistics) – 1½ hours –
    100 marks

(iii) Interview: 50
The interview will continue in
its existing format.
C. Educational Qualification

A Minimum of 60% marks (50% in
case of SC/ST/PWD) or equivalent in Bachelor’s Degree as well as in 12th and
10th standard examinations.
D. Age Criteria and Age
Relaxation in upper age limit
(i) The present age criteria of
“Between 21 to 30 years” will be retained.
(ii) For M. Phil and Ph. D
candidates the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years, respectively.
(iii) As per extant practice age
relaxation will be available to experienced candidates viz. candidates having
experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/ Financial Institution in Public
Sector as also candidates with prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, to
the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three
years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years
including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.
(iv) There are relaxations in
upper age limit as per statutory requirements and for the staff.
As per existing practice
cumulative age relaxation will not be available in combination with any items
mentioned at (ii) (iii) & (iv).
E. 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.

Source: RBI Website

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