RBI Specialist Officer Grade B Recruitment 2018


The Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has released the recruitment notification to fill 60 vacancies for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) in grade ‘B’. This notification has been released on 17 August 2018 in the Employment News (Advertisement Number – 2/2018-19). Read full article to know the important dates, vacancy details, exam pattern and preparation strategies for RBI Specialist Officer Grade B Recruitment 2018.

Read on to know the details of the RBI Specialist Officer Grade B notification.

Important Dates


Notification Release Date of RBI SO Recruitment 2018 17th August 2018
Starting date to apply online 17th August 2018
RBI SO 2018 Last Date of Application submission 7th September 2018
Exam Date of RBI SO  2018 29th September 2018


Vacancy Details

Here is the detailed vacancy information for the RBI Specialist Officer Grade B 2018.

Post Name Number of vacancies
Finance 14
Data Analytics 14
Risk Modelling 12
Forensic Audit 12
Professional Copy Editing 04
Human Resource Management 04

Eligibility Criteria

To know the eligibility criteria, you can click on Eligibility criteria and other details. This link will redirect to you the important instruction page from official RBO portal.

Age Limit

To apply for this post the age of a candidate must be less than 35 and more than 24 years on the 1st August 2018. This means a candidate must have been born not earlier than 1st August 1984 and not later than 1st August 1994. Relaxation in age will be granted to SC, ST, and OBCs according to the predefined rules.


For these posts of RBI Specialist Officer Grade B, the offered salary is 35,150/- as a basic salary per month. RBI SO Grade B officers will also get other allowance like TA, DA, HRA, and others. At present candidates may draw approx 75,831/- as gross salary (this amount can be changed if there is any change in policies).

Exam Pattern

Selection for the RBI Specialist Officer Grade B post will be done by online/offline examination. To clear this examination candidate will have to pass in 3 papers.

Paper –I will be objective based. Professional knowledge in the area of Specialization will be examined in this paper. Duration of paper I will be 90 minutes and the total score will be 100.

Paper- II is an online descriptive exam of English language. In this paper, the candidate will have to type his/her answer with the help of a keyboard. Duration of this paper will be 90 minutes and the total score will be 100.

Paper-III is also descriptive exam but this will be conducted offline (paper-based). In this exam also candidate’s professional knowledge in the area of specialization will be checked. This will also be a 100 marks exam with a duration of 90 minutes.

Apply Online 

You can find the detailed information on the official portal of RBI. Here is the link for the same rbi.org.in.

You can apply online for these posts by visiting official website of RBI. To appear in the exam, you will have to fill an online application form, to apply online you can click on online application form.

How to crack RBI SO Grade ‘B’ 2018 Exam

To get success in bank’s exam a look at the previously asked questions always helps students. Here we are mentioning some previously asked questions. Aspirants are suggested to try to solve them.

For GK

  • Madrid is the capital of –
  • Alamatti dam is in which state –
  • T-Wallet is launched by which state –

For the English Language

  • Reading Comprehension – One on Banking & Finance and one on GREXIT
  • Fillers – Double fillers asked

For Quantitative Aptitude

  • Raju spends 24% of his salary on food, 11% on rent, 5 % on the internet. The rest he has invested in mutual funds, PPF, and recurring deposits in the ratio 7:3:5. If the amount spent on the internet bill is 3500 less than the amount invested in recurring deposit, find his salary. (Ratio is uncertain as based upon memory)
  • A, B and C can complete a piece of work in 15, 20 and 30 days respectively. All three of them started working together and after two days, A quit. B left six days before the completion of the work. In how many days was the work completed?

Weak in aptitude? Do these to crack bank exam:
1. Start solving puzzles
2. Understand basic concepts of mathematics
3. Play number games
4. Involve calculation in your daily life
5. Avoid calculator
6. Practice and repeat

Bottom Line

We wish you best of luck for your RBI SO 2018 exam. All the links and other details have  already been mentioned in the article. Do practice the previous papers, we have shared a few previously asked questions to give you an idea. To score good, we recommend you to appear for mock tests and practice with sample papers. You will do great!

If you have a question? drop it in the comment box and we will get the answer for you.


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