RBI Grade B Exam Dates, Notification, Vacancies & Job Profile

You must be anxious to know the RBI Grade B 2020 Exam dates. Your anxiousness is justified as you want to plan your studies according to the upcoming RBI Grade B 2020 Exam dates.

It is very unfortunate that RBI doesn’t provide RBI Grade B Exam dates beforehand. UPSC does but RBI doesn’t.


You have every right to know the upcoming exam dates but can we do anything about it?

Well No!

Coaching institutes around the country are using this to fool thousands of students. If they are telling you that the exam will take place in the next 3 months, it’s a lie.

Why are these coaching institutes telling you a lie about the RBI Grade B 2020 exam dates?

Well, it is very easy. They want to create panic. You are reading this blog and if I tell you that RBI notification will be released in 2 months, you will enroll in my course out of panic.

You will get worried and pay the fees. I don’t want you to start this journey in panic. Nobody actually knows the upcoming RBI Grade B 2020 Exam dates.


Not Even me. I have hundreds of my students working in RBI right now. I talk to them on a daily basis. Even they don’t know.

Only the higher authorities in the HR department of RBI know the information regarding RBI Grade B notification.

So don’t panic. Don’t fall into this trap.

Sit back and read this complete blog. I will help you clear the exam in a calm and composed manner. I have mentioned all the RBI Grade B exam 2019 dates below.

These RBI Grade B exam dates will give you an idea about the number of months you are left to complete the preparation.

You only need 3 months to complete the whole syllabus of the RBI Grade B exam and only 1 month to cover the important topics of the syllabus.

So even if you have 1 month left, go for it without any second thoughts. I have mentioned the strategy to cover the syllabus here.

RBI Grade B 2020 Exam Dates (September to December 2020)

Reserve Bank of India came out with the notification for RBI Grade B 2019 in the month of September last year. It was the first time in 5 years that it came out so late.

Know the Expected Exam Dates for RBI Exams

If we talk about RBI Grade B 2020 exam, I told my students to prepare till May 2020 as the notification is likely to come in June or July like every other year.

It was a boon for those students as they are done with their preparation and now practicing on a daily basis using my mock tests and practice questions.

I provide them more than 10 thousand questions to practice.

The key to success in any competitive exam is Practice, Practice & Practice! 

I am a little skeptical about the dates as the exam will postpone this year too due to COVID-19.

Let’s see last year’s dates to get a better idea before moving forward.


Events Dates 2019
Release of RBI Grade B Notification September 20, 2019
RBI Grade B Registration Began on September 21, 2019
Last Day to Submit RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form October 11, 2019
RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Date for Phase – I November 9, 2019
Release of RBI Grade B Phase 1 Result November 18, 2019
Release of RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 2 Admit Card November 22, 2019
RBI Grade B 2019 Exam Date Phase-II (General) December 1, 2019
RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (DEPR and DSIM) December 2, 2019
Release of RBI Grade B Phase-II (General) Result December 18, 2019
RBI Grade B Interview Dates January 13 – March, 2020
Final Result Declaration Not Announced Yet

Analyzing these RBI Grade B 2019 exam dates and the current situation, we can easily say that the RBI Grade B exam will take place at the end of this year.

This is a great opportunity for you to start your preparation. You have all the time in the world to cover the syllabus.

Now let us come to the specific details of the RBI Grade B Exam dates mentioned above. The first one is the RBI Grade B notification.

RBI Grade B 2019 Notification (Vacancies)

RBI Grade B notification has many things written in a very complicated manner. I have simplified that for you. It’s like the 1st page of each chapter of our 11th standard Maths NCERT.

We never read it but we could have understood it better if we did read it.

Check the RBI Grade B Vacancies

The first major thing to read in the RBI Grade B 2019 notification is the eligibility of the exam and various relaxations given by RBI to different categories.

You should check your eligibility first before going further. Click on this link to do so.

The second most important thing to read in the RBI Grade B 2019 notification is the number of vacancies released by RBI.

From the past few years, RBI has been releasing 150-200 vacancies every year.

This seems to be a small number but the number of students sitting in the exam is also less due to the syllabus of the exam.

The syllabus of the exam is also mentioned in the RBI Grade B 2019 notification and I have simplified it here.

Don’t worry. It’s not that tough. I will help you out whenever you find it difficult.

Here are the details of last year’s vacancies:

Post Number of vacancies
General / UR SC ST OBC $ EWS @ Total
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) - General 65 25 11 40 15 156^
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) - DEPR 9 3 1 5 2 20^^
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) - DSIM 11 2 4# 4 2 23

If you are a Candidate belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘Creamy Layer’. You are not entitled to OBC reservation. You should indicate your category as ‘General (GEN)’.

^Out of 127 vacancies for Grade ‘B’ (DR)-General, 5 vacancies are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) Category, i.e. 1 vacancy for candidates of blindness and low vision; 1 vacancy for deaf and hard of hearing; One vacancy for locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 2 vacancies for multiple disabilities from amongst persons as detailed below in Para 1 of Note for PwBD candidates.

^^Out of 22 vacancies for Grade ‘B’ (DR)-DEPR, 1 vacancy is reserved for the PwBD category under blindness and low vision.

*Backlog vacancy, # includes 2 backlog vacancies

The second important date given in the table is the last date to submit the application form.

It is very important to fill the form very smartly as you can’t rectify, in case of any mistakes, once submitted.

I have seen many students wasting their money because they filled the form wrong and had to fill it again.

Here are the steps to fill the form, exam fees, exam centers, steps to download admit card, etc.

Job Profile

Let’s move to the final stage of the blog.

We have covered major aspects that were there in the RBI Grade B 2019 notification.

Being an optimistic individual I believe that if you have read this 3000-words blog, you are a dedicated candidate.

So let’s just say that you clear the exam.

What now?

What will be your work? Let us talk about your job description after clearing the exam.

You will be on post-trial supervision for a long time which can go up to 4 years as per your performance. You might be assigned to various divisions.

Assigning of the department to individuals is random. Individuals with great experience might be given HRD and the other way around.

Some of the divisions are Financial Markets, Banking Supervision, Banking Regulation, Currency Issuing, Public Debt Office, Foreign Exchange, HRD, and so forth.

The work profiles differ from office to office. You will be transferred starting with one division then onto the next after some time.

A portion of the Grade B officers will likewise be engaged with policy decisions.

You will be asked to choose the location of your choice but it is not guaranteed that you will get the city of your choice.

A good thing about the RBI Grade B posting is that all the offices are in cities and not in rural areas.

RBI has dedicated quarters which are easy to reach.

Job profile of RBI Grade B officer – Timings and Career Growth

RBI has defined working hours, Unlike normal PSU banks. It’s a good thing as you get to spend extra time with your family.

All weekends are holidays as well (except for some who are directly related to bank operations viz. NEFT, etc.).

The work is easily manageable in the working hours and RBI promotes a good work-life balance.

Direct Recruited Grade B officers have a good chance to reach to the level of Deputy Directors.

There are promotional examinations to reach the next level. The hierarchy is given below:

  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Deputy General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Chief General Manager
  • Principal Chief General Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Deputy Governor
  • Governor

RBI Grade B – Job Myths

Let us discuss a few Myths about the RBI Grade B job.

People with a strong finance background can only clear this Exam:

This statement is not true at all. RBI wants diversity in their employees to get good ideas while making policies.

Individuals with Engineering foundations are likewise chosen in this exam.

It resembles a typical bank, monotonous occupation, an absence of development openings:

Another myth. RBI once in a while includes open managing and this has a ton of effect. The activity is extremely fascinating with tolerable development openings.

IIT and IIM Graduates are favored:

Not True!!

Everything relies upon your skills, knowledge, and score in the Phase 2 exam and interview.

My Phase I score is simply over the cutoff, I won’t be able to make it:

Statistics demonstrate that only 3 percentile students clear Phase 1. This should motivate you instead of getting disheartened.

Another oversight. RBI doesn’t give enough time for Phase II. A few weeks are given after Phase 1 and you can’t even cover English descriptive in those few days.

So, make sure to prepare for Phase II from day 1.

I am getting a  great score in SSC and IBPS/I am planning for UPSC, RBI ought to be a cakewalk:

Scoring great marks in the SSC or IBPS examination will help your certainty yet you should remember that the level of RBI Grade B examination is different from SSC and IBPS.

The level of DI and Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning asked in the RBI Grade B Examination is up to the level of CAT.

For UPSC aspirants, Economics and GS may encourage you, however, RBI Phase I paper contains numerous reality-based or scheme questions, which isn’t the situation with UPSC.


So, if you have come all this way till here I am assuming that you must have read all the information that I have provided on this page like the RBI Grade B notification, exam dates, vacancies, and job profile. All these topics are really important for you to know because if you will have an idea about the upcoming RBI Grade B examination dates or when will the next RBI Grade B notification will be released then you will be able to plan your studies in a better way. I hope the information provided above has clarified all your doubts related to the upcoming RBI Grade B exam dates, notification, vacancies, and job profile.

All the Best!!
Keep Learning!!

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FAQs: RBI Grade B Exam Dates, Notification, Vacancies & Job Profile

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    Will the RBI Grade B Exam happen in 2020?

    Yeah, I know the pandemic, and the uncertainty it has brought, but don’t fret it. The first phase of the RBI Grade B exam would most likely be conducted in January 2021 and the second phase would take place in the month of February 2021. To remain posted on updates, click here.

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    Has the RBI Grade B Exam been postponed?

    Again, I know that the COVID pandemic has brought its share of uncertainty into our lives, but you shouldn’t lose hope. The notification for the RBI Grade B 2020 exam will be released most likely by December 2020. The notice shall be retrievable in the PDF format. To remain posted on updates, click here.

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    When will RBI Grade B Phase 1 Results be out?

    Given the uncertainty that the pandemic has caused in all of our lives, I can fully understand where you are coming from. However, don’t worry, there’s good news. The RBI Grade B Phase 1 Results would most likely be released after the exams, in February 2021. To remain posted on updates, click here.

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    Will there be an interview after the written result?

    Affirmative. If you are able to clear the first two written rounds of the RBI Grade B recruitment process, namely the prelims and the mains, you become eligible for the interview round. The interview round basically consists of a panel of 5 people who will ask you about your background and other things. So, if you prepare well your dream of becoming an RBI Grade B officer will definitely come true.

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    What is the selection process for RBI Grade B 2020 recruitment?

    If you want to be an RBI Grade B Officer, knowing the process is the first step to become one. So, the Selection Process of RBI Grade B consists of three rounds, i.e., Prelims Examination, Mains Examination, and Personal Interview. If you are able to clear all three rounds, you will be become entitled to receive the much-coveted letter offering you the post of an RBI Grade B officer.

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    Is there a sectional cut off in the RBI Grade B exam?

    Oh yes, certainly, there’s a sectional cut off in the RBI Grade B exam. Therefore, you need to remember not to just focus on the sections you are good at. Since every section carries its own separate cut off marks, you’d be wise to pay attention to all of them to the required extent. If you want to know about the cut offs in detail, I have made it available here.

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    Is the RBI Grade B exam Bilingual?

    Affirmative, The people at RBI know very well that you might not be very comfortable writing all of your papers in English. So they have provided the option of writing the paper in the Hindi language as well. Thus, we can say that all papers would be bilingual, except for the ones that are there to test your English Language skills.

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    Is there any Negative Marking in the RBI Grade B Exam?

    Yes, unfortunately, there’s negative marking in the RBI Grade B exam. 1/4th marks are deducted for every wrong answer. This applies to both the RBI Grade B prelims, as well as the mains exams. I know this somewhat of a letdown. Just make sure you choose your answers after much deliberation, and you’ll sail through unscathed.


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