RBI Officer Grade B Exam Pattern 2018 : Phase-I Online Exam

  • Phase 1 of RBI Officer Grade B exam will be held online for 200 marks
  • The question paper will be divided in 4 sections i.e. General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
  • The exam will have a total of 200 questions, out of which English and Quant section will have 30 questions each and the sections of General Awareness and Reasoning will have 80 and 60 questions respectively
  • Candidates will be given 120 minutes or 2 hours to complete the exam
  • Candidates who will secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed by the Bank, will be shortlisted for Phase-II examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I
  • Candidates will have to secure sectional as well as overall minimum qualifying marks
Name of the sectionNumber of questions askedMarks allotted for the section
Total200 questions200 Marks
General Awareness 8080
English Language 3030
Quantitative Aptitude3030
Reasoning6060

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RBI Officer Grade B 2018 paper pattern

RBI Officer Grade B Exam Pattern 2018: Phase-II Online Examination

  • Candidates who qualify the phase 1 online exam will be eligible to sit for the phase 2 exam of RBI Officer Grade B exam
  • As per the RBI Officer Grade B exam pattern, phase 2 exam will be held online for 300 marks
  • RBI conducts Phase 2 exam of Grade B Officer in shifts and candidates will have to appear for all the exam shifts
  • There will be three papers – Paper-I Economic and Social issues, Paper-II English and Paper-III, Finance and Management. Except Paper-II all other papers will be objective. The Paper-II will be descriptive type paper
  • Paper 1 and 2 of Phase 2 exam is compulsory for all the candidates, whereas paper 3 is optional
  • All question papers except the test of English will be set bilingually in Hindi and English
  • Candidates will be given 90 minutes or 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the exam
PapersName of the PaperType of the PaperTime allotted for each PaperMarks allotted for each Paper
Total270 minutes300 marks
Paper 1Economic and Social IssuesObjective Type questions90 minutes100 marks
Paper 2English (Writing Skills)Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard90 minutes100 marks
Paper 3Optional subjectObjective Type questions90 minutes100 marks

RBI Officer Grade B 2018 Phase 2 exam pattern

RBI Officer Grade B Exam Pattern 2018: Interview of RBI Officer Grade B

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on the aggregate marks secured in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III)
  • The total marks for the interview round of RBI Officer Grade B is 50
  • RBI will decide the minimum qualifying marks for the interview
  • Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English

Marking Scheme of RBI Officer Grade B 2018

Phase-I Marking Scheme

  • There will be negative marking in the objective Paper which will be equal to ¼ of the marks allotted for every correct response. However, there won’t be any deduction for a question not attempted
  • There will be a total of 200 questions carrying 1 mark each
  • The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method
  • Total score = 200 – (1x Number of correct answers) -(1/4 x number of incorrect responses)