Reserve Bank of India is the premium institution for aspirants of the banking sector. RBI recruits Grade B officers in Combined Seniority Group every year by an entrance exam. Recruitment is conducted in the following three stages:
Willing candidates should apply on the official website taking due notice of the important dates. Aspirants who fill the application form and are deemed eligible as per the criteria set for the competitive examination which is held all over India. The exam is held in two written stages for which various test centres are situated in around 160 cities. The preliminary stage of RBI Grade B entrance exam is conducted in exam centres across 158 cities and the main examination for recruitment is conducted in 20 main examination centres. Candidates are allotted the exam centre as per the preference they fill in the application form, on a first-come first-get basis.
The list of various examination centres for RBI Grade B Preliminary Examination (Phase-1) is as follow:
|State or UT||Exam centres|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala|
|Haryana||Hissar, Karnal, Rohtak|
|Himachal Pradesh||Dharamsala, Shimla|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur|
|Maharashtra||Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|Daman & Diu||Jamnagar|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi|
|Kerala||Kannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar|
|Bihar||Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna|
|Sikkim||Gangtok, Bardang City|
|West Bengal||Berhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri|
|Orissa||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur|
|Tamilnadu||Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City|
The list of RBI Grade B examination centre for Main Examination (Phase 2) are as follows:
The candidates cannot change the examination centre once the admit card is released and have to appear at the allotted centre only. It is therefore important for the candidate to fill the exam centre that is easily accessible.
It is also important to know that the mere filing of the exam centre name will not result in the allotment of that particular exam centre for the candidate.
Candidates should clearly fill their choices of both phase 1 and phase 1 examination centres clearly in the application form. In case, the centre seats get filled up, the candidate will get a chance to choose a centre from the ones that are still available.
This means that the candidates who fill the form early have better chances at getting the exam centre of their choice.
The authorities are not responsible for any kind of expenses incurred by the candidate. The candidates who clear the RBI Grade B Main Examination will be called for the Personal Interview round at one of the main examination centres.
|Regulating body||Reserve Bank of India|
|Name of the exam||RBI Grade B Recruitment Exam|
|Level of Exam||National|
|Application mode||Online and offline|
|Examination Phases||Preliminary Exam Main Exam Personal Interview|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Total Duration of Exam||Phase 1: 120 mins Phase 2: 90 mins for each paper|
|RBI Grade-B Events||Date|
|Release of RBI Grade B online application form||September 2020|
|Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges||October 2020|
|Commencement of Phase-I exam||November 2020|
|Result of Phase-I exam||November 2020|
|Commencement of Phase-II exam: General||December 2020|
|RBI Grade-B- DEPR / DSIM Paper-II & III (Online/Written Examination)||December 2020|
|Interview Process||To be notified later|
|Declaration of the final result||To be notified later|
Ques. How can I select an examination centre?
Ans. While filling up the application form, the candidates have to choose the exam centre from the list of available centres across India. The application form is incomplete without the selection of the exam centre and will not be accepted.
Ques. Can I choose more than one exam centre?
Ans. No. Candidates can not choose more than one exam centre for phase 1 and phase 2 exams.
Ques. Can I change the exam centre after I have submitted the application form?
Ans. No, RBI will not entertain any requests for change of examination centre.
Ques. Can I get the same exam centre for the Preliminary and Main exam?
Ans. Candidates are given an option to choose the exam centre while filling up the form. The centres for the Main examination are limited as compared to the Preliminary exam. In case, the candidate has the option to select the same test centre for both the exams, he/she can do so but the final allocation is up to the official authorities.
Ques. Given the COVID-19 situation, what can I take along during my examination in the centre?
Ans. It is advised to refer to the official notification and the admit card for the things that you can carry inside the exam centre. Considering the pandemic, candidates can take their masks, gloves and sanitizers inside the exam centre.
Ques. Will I be able to enter the exam centre after the specified time?
Ans. All candidates are advised to reach the exam centre before time. The candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination centre after the time specified on the admit card.
Ques. Can I produce a digital copy of the admit card in case I forget to take a hardcopy to the exam centre?
Ans. Mobile phones or any other electronic devices are not permitted in the exam centre. All the candidates have to show a downloaded hardcopy of the admit card during the examination.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.