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RBI Grade B Cut Off 2023

Topics Covered: RBI Grade B 2023 Cut off Dates, Cut off Marks 2023 for phase 1 & phase 2, How to check cut off, Determinants of Cut Off & Previous Years’ Cut Offs for 2021 – 2022. 

To become an RBI Grade B officer is not easy. It takes much hard work and toil.

The exam (RBI Grade B exam) one needs to take to become a Grade B officer is held annually and is applied for by almost one lakh candidates every year. Out of those, only about 150-200 get to be Grade B officers. So, you can imagine how tough the competition is.

That is the reason why so many of the past year’s RBI Grade B toppers advise new applicants to check out the RBI Grade B cut off scores of the past years.

Doing so gives us an idea about the difficulty level or the kind of competition that can be expected out of the upcoming RBI Grade B exams.

To check your Grade B cut offs, and your mark sheets, you can go over to the RBI website and punch in with your date of birth and roll number.

Doing so will reveal to you your mark sheet. You can download it and compare your scores with the cut offs of the particular phase to see how you fared in the exam.

I have talked about how to check your Grade B cut offs in detail in a section further down below.

That said, in this blog, I have explained in detail the topic of RBI Grade B cut off and its determinants. I have also shared the Phase 1 & 2 exam cut offs from 2021 to 2023.

So, without wasting any more of your time, let’s begin.

Table of Content – RBI Grade B Cut Off

What Cut Off really means?

Now, let us take a moment to understand what cut off really means.

So, as a general rule, the RBI Grade B cut offs for any of the phases basically stand for the marks secured by the last candidate to clear a particular phase and qualify for the next round.

For example, suppose the score “x” is the cut off mark for the Phase 1 exam. What that means is, the score “x” was the score secured by the last candidate to qualify for Phase 2.

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2023 Release Date

Latest Update: The cutoff for RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 2 exam has been declared along with final cutoff on 27th December 2023.

The RBI Grade B Phase 1 cutoff for General Stream has been declared on 2nd August 2023 for the exam which was held on 9th July 2023.  

Talking about the exam for Phase 2 , it was conducted on 30th July 2023.

As per the general trend, the cutoff for RBI Grade B Phase 1 releases 3- 4 weeks after the commencement of Phase 1 exam.  

Since the RBI Grade B exam process is over, I can mention the available information regarding the 2023 cut off release dates. 

The cut off release dates for 2023 have been shared in the table below: 

ExamRBI Grade B Cut Off Release Dates
RBI Grade B Phase 102nd August 2023
RBI Grade B Phase 227th December 2023
RBI Grade B Final27th December 2023
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RBI Grade B Cut Off 2023

Latest Update: The RBI Grade B Phase 2 & final 2023 cut off is declared on the 27th December 2023.

The RBI Grade B Phase 1 2023 cut off were announced on the 2nd August 2023. The exam for Phase 1 was held on 9th July 2023, whereas the paper for Phase 2 was successfully commenced on 30th July 2023.  

For Phase 1 examination, there is a provision for both sectional and overall cutoff in each of the subjects. Therefore, it is important for candidates to be mindful of scoring above the sectional as well as overall cutoff to qualify for Phase 2 exam.  

However, in case of Phase 2 exam, the candidates only need to score above the overall cutoff as there is no provision of sectional cutoff. Following which, the candidates will be selected for the final stage, i.e., the Interview. 

An important point to note here is, that your marks obtained in the Phase 2 and Interview together would determine your final selection. 

Therefore, to ensure getting good score above both sectional and overall cutoff in Phase 1 and Phase 2 overall cutoff, you must prepare diligently for the exam and be thorough with the type of questions asked in both phases.  

Looking for a preparation strategy to beat the cut offs, check the linked blog. 

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2023 – Phase 1 (Prelims)

Since, the exam for RBI Grade B Phase 1 2023 (General stream) was considered to be tough in terms of the difficulty level, the overall cutoff released for all categories has been lower compared to the general trend.  

The cutoff for RBI Grade B Phase 1 2023 announced for General category is at 54.25.  

To provide you a complete view of the cutoffs, I have provided a table below mentioning the category – wise cutoff for RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 1: 

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralEWSOBCSCSTPwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
General Awareness121286.256.256.25
Reasoning9964.754.754.75
English Language4.504.5032.252.252.25
Quantitative Aptitude4.504.5032.252.252.25
Total Score54.2554.2554.2552.7544.75 40.25

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2023 – Phase 2 (Mains)

Like Phase 1 exam, the RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 2 (General stream) ranked higher on the difficulty level, therefore the overall cutoff released is lower compared to the cutoff marks declared previously. 

The RBI Grade B Phase 2 2023 cutoff announced for General category is at 169.  

To provide you a complete view of the cutoffs, I have provided a table below mentioning the category – wise cutoff for RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 2: 

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I, PAPER-II AND PAPER- III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS).169.00169.00156.50148.50169.00148.00

RBI Grade B Final Cut Off 2023

The final cutoff is usually announced after the commencement of the Interview process , the RBI Grade B 2023 Final cut off has been out on the official website. 

To check the RBI Grade B 2023 final cutoff, you can take a look at the table given below.

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.229.00221.75213.75203.25194.002202.75(GEN)
167.75(EWS)

No PwBD Candidate qualified in SC, ST and OBC category
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How to Check RBI Grade B Cut Off 2023

To check the RBI Grade B final cut offs for 2023, you can refer to the steps I have written below.

Step 1: Go to the official website of the RBI: https://www.rbi.org.in/. After the page opens scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the “more links” section and click on “Opportunities@RBI” in that section.

Step 1 - Check RBI Grade B Cut Off

Step 2: On the new page that opens up, hover the cursor over the drop-down button called, “Current Vacancies”, and then click on the button called, “Results”.

Step 2 - Check RBI Grade B Cut Off

Step 3: Next, on the page that opens look for the link called “Marksheet and cut off marks for the recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–General”, and click on it if you want to check the RBI Grade B Phase 1 cut offs.

OR

To check the RBI Grade B Phase 2 cut offs, you should look for the link called,“Marks sheet and cut-off marks for the Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR)–General”, and click on it.

Step 3 - Check RBI Grade B Phase 2 & Final Cut Offs

Step 5: After clicking on the link of your choice, a new page opens up where you can see the Cut off marks of the RBI Grade B Phase of your choice.

Step 4 - Check RBI Grade B Phase 2 & Final Cut Offs

Determinants of RBI Grade B Cut Offs

The RBI Grade B cut offs for each year depends on certain determinants. I have listed them below:

  • The Difficulty level of Exams of the particular year.
  • The Total number of Grade B vacancies released by the RBI for the year.
  • The number of candidates that appear for the exam of the particular year.
  • The Normalisation process employed by the RBI.

To elaborate on the kind of correlation that exists between the determinants written above and the cut offs for a particular year, it can be said that more the difficulty level of the paper, the lower will the cut offs for the year, higher the number of candidates applying for the exams that year, higher will be the cut offs, and so forth.

RBI Grade B Previous Years’ Cut Off

As I have mentioned before, glancing through previous years’ RBI Grade B cut offs will give you an idea about the marks you’d need to secure in the upcoming exam in order to clear it.

Doing so will allow you to score well above the sectional as well as overall cut off marks of Phase 1 & 2 papers. Furthermore, you may also utilise this information along with the exam pattern to understand the number of questions you need to attempt and prepare accordingly.

Check the Phase 1 & Phase 2 exam patterns.

Thus, in the sections below I have shared with you the RBI Grade B Cut Off (of both phases) for 2022, 2021, & 2021. Go through them and plan out your next course of action accordingly.

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2022 – Phase 1 (Prelims)

Owing to the difficult Quantitative Aptitude section, the RBI Grade B Cut Off 2022- Phase 1 was expected to be on the lower end. And indeed, the cut off mark fell considerably.

The RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 Cut off for General category was set at 63.75.

You can check the category-wise cutoff in the table given below.

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralEWSOBCSCSTPwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
General Awareness121286.256.256.25
Reasoning9964.754.754.75
English Language4.504.5032.252.252.25
Quantitative Aptitude4.504.5032.252.252.25
Total Score63.7563.7560.2555.2550.7549.75

You can check the RBI Grade B Cut Off (DEPR) of 2022 for Phase 1 in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I (OBJECTIVE TYPE TEST on Economics) (OUT OF TOTAL 100 MARKS).41.0036.0034.0034.0041.0034.00

You can check the RBI Grade B Cut Off (DSIM) of 2022 for Phase 1 in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I (OBJECTIVE TYPE TEST on Statistics ) (OUT OF TOTAL 100 MARKS).46.5045.0039.5039.5046.5039.50

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2022 – Phase 2 (Mains)

The Cut Off of RBI Grade B 2022- Phase 2 (Mains) has been declared on 4th November 2022, along with the final aggregate cut off of Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.

You can check the detailed Phase 2 Cut Off of RBI Grade B 2022 through the table given below.

You can check the 2022 RBI Grade B Cut Off for Phase 2 in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I, PAPER-II AND PAPER- III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS).171.25167.00150.50150.25171.25150.25

To Check the RBI Grade B Cut off (DEPR) of 2022 for Phase 2, go through the table given below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT OFF MARKS IN PAPER I, PAPER II AND PAPER III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS)191.67176.67170.67170.67191.67170.67
(No candidate shortlisted for interview phase)

To Check the RBI Grade B Cut off (DSIM) of 2022 for Phase 2, go through the table given below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT OFF MARKS IN PAPER I, PAPER II AND PAPER III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS)171.67160.00150.67150.67
(No candidate qualified for interview phase)
171.67150.67
(No candidate shortlisted for interview phase)

RBI Grade B Final Cut Off 2022

Exactly two weeks after the declaration of final result, the RBI’s recruitment arm revealed the RBI Grade B 2022- Final cut off.

To know the final cut off of RBI Grade B 2022, just gaze through the table given below.

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.234.50223.00202.50179.00187.50208.25(GEN)
196.75(OBC)
176.25(SC)
(No candidate shortlisted for interview phase)
SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.234.50223.00202.50179.00187.50208.25(GEN)
196.75(OBC)
176.25(SC)
(No candidate shortlisted for interview phase)

To Check the RBI Grade B Final Cut off (DEPR) of 2022, go through the table given below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.255.00224.00219.34206.50238.16No candidate shortlisted for interview phase.

To Check the RBI Grade B Final Cut off (DSIM) of 2022, go through the table given below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.245.67212.42173.00No candidate qualified for interview phase238.67No candidate shortlisted for interview phase.

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2021 – Phase 1 (Prelims)

The RBI Grade B Phase 1 cut off for the year 2021 was comparatively lower than that of the previous year’s (2019’s) Phase 1 exams. This was due to the moderate to hard level of difficulty of the exam conducted this year.

As mentioned earlier, it came out on the 31st March this year, and it contains sectional cut offs according to the various subjects of the 2021 RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam.

You can check the 2021 RBI Grade B Cut Off for Phase 1 (General) in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralEWSOBCSCSTPwBD (OH/HI/VH/MD)
General Awareness16161210.2510.2510.25
Reasoning121297.757.757.75
English Language664.503.753.753.75
Quantitative Aptitude664.503.753.753.75
Total Score66.7566.7563.7553.5052.7552.75

You can check the RBI Grade B Cut Off (DEPR) of 2021 for Phase 1 in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I (OBJECTIVE TYPE TEST on Economics) OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR CANDIDATES WHOSE PAPER II (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE TEST) WERE ASSESSED (OUT OF TOTAL 100 MARKS).47.8342.8340.8340.8347.8340.83 (LD)
47.83 (HI, VI, MD)-
AS NO VACANCY RESERVED
As for the RBI Grade B 2021 Cut Off (DSIM) for Phase 1, you can check it in the table below:
SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I (OBJECTIVE TYPE TEST on Statistics) OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR CANDIDATES WHOSE PAPER II (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE TEST) WERE ASSESSED (OUT OF TOTAL 100 MARKS).46.6746.6739.6739.6746.6739.67 (HI,MD)
46.67 (LD, VI)-
AS NO VACANCY RESERVED

RBI Grade B Cut Off 2021 – Phase 2 (Mains)

As I have mentioned above, the RBI Grade B Mains cut off Marks for the year 2021 were declared on the 20th of September 2020. Along with the RBI Grade B Phase 2 cut offs, the overall 2021 RBI Grade B cut offs were also released.

You can check the 2021 RBI Grade B Cut Off for Phase 2 in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT – OFF MARKS IN PAPER- I, PAPER-II AND PAPER- III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS).187.75187.75167.5166.75187.75166.75(HI, LD, MD)
169.75(VI)
To Check the RBI Grade B Cut off (DEPR) of 2021 for Phase 2, go through the table given below:
SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT OFF MARKS IN PAPER I, PAPER II AND PAPER III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS)183.17172.83162.17162.17183.17162.17 (No candidates shortlisted for interview phase)
As for the RBI Grade B 2021 Cut off (DSIM) for Phase 2, you can check it in the table below:
SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT OFF MARKS IN PAPER I, PAPER II AND PAPER III TAKEN TOGETHER IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SHORTLISTING THE CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW (OUT OF TOTAL 300 MARKS)164.67157.33143.67143.67164.67143.67 (No candidate shortlisted for interview phase)

RBI Grade B Final Cut Off 2021

In this section, I have listed the tables of the Final cut offs for the RBI Grade B officers of the departments of General, DEPR, and DSIM.

You can check the 2021 RBI Grade B Final Cut Off (General) in the table below:

SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.252.25241.25212.25205.25218.25Gen - 226
OBC - 223.75
To Check the RBI Grade B Final Cut off (DEPR) of 2021, go through the table given below:
SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT OFF MARKS IN IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.249.83220.83186.34No candidate shortlisted for interview phase208.01No candidate shortlisted for interview phase
As for the RBI Grade B 2021 Final Cut off (DSIM), you can check it in the table below:
SectionCategory-Wise Cut Off
GeneralOBCSCSTEWSPwBD
AGGREGATE CUT OFF MARKS IN IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (PAPER- I, II AND III) AND INTERVIEW TAKEN TOGETHER (OUT OF TOTAL 375 MARKS) OBTAINED BY THE LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WITH REFERENCE TO THE NO. OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED IN THE ADVERTISEMENT.236195.75169.67181.33219.33No candidate shortlisted for interview phase

Conclusion

That brings us to the end of this section. Till now I have mentioned everything there is to know about the topic of the RBI Grade B cut-offs, how to check the cutoffs and previous year cutoffs.

I hope you find the information helpful in assessment of the exam difficulty and general trend in cutoff. That said, it’s now time for me to bid you farewell and wish you all the best for your future endeavors.

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FAQs: RBI Grade B Phase 1 and Phase 2 Cut Off

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    What is the cut off of RBI Grade B 2023? 

    RBI Grade B Phase 1 Cut Off 2023 (Overall) – General – 54.25, EWS – 54.25, OBC – 54.25, SC – 52.75, ST – 44.75 & PwBD – 40.25. It was released on 2nd August 2023 i.e. roughly 3 – 4 weeks after the 2023 Phase 1 exam which was conducted on 9th July 2023. Check sectional cut off in RBI Grade B Phase 1 Cut Off section in the section above.  

    RBI Grade B Phase 2 Cut Off 2023The RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 2 exam took place on 30th July 2023, while the cutoff for the same is yet to be released, However, I’d advise that you keep checking on the blog above for updates. 

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    I have scored just above the RBI Grade B 2023 Phase 1 cut off. What are my chances for final selection? 

    If you have scored just above the Phase cut off, don’t’ worry, Phase 1 is basically an elimination round. The marks obtained by candidates in it are not taken into consideration when the final RBI Grade B exam scorecard is computed. 

    So, that basically means, by scoring above the cut off marks in phase 1 you have just been able to secure yourself a seat in the phase 2 paper. Now you must focus on scoring well in the Phase 2 exam and Interview to place yourself on the final selection list. 

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    Are there any cut off marks for the interview round?

    No, there isn’t any cut off marks for the interview round (Phase 3) of the RBI Grade B exams. 

    However, do not make the mistake of underestimating the Interview round, as the scores you secure in this round can make all the difference in terms of getting you through to being an RBI Grade B officer or missing it.

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

    Yes, there’s a provision of sectional cut off in the RBI Grade B Phase 1 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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