List of RBI Governors of India:Static GK For All Competitive Exams

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was established in 1935 and nationalised on January 1, 1949. The general administration and direction of RBI is managed by a Central Board of Directors consisting of 20 members which includes 1 Governor, 4 Deputy Governors, 1 Government official appointed by the Union Government of India.

Here is a list of RBI Governors of India which will help you in exams like UPSC, BPSC,SSC MTS.SSC CHSL, SSC CGL,Railways and other Banking Exams like IBPS, RBI, SBI Clerk etc.

S.N.Governor NameTenure
1.Osborne SmithApril 1, 1935 to June 30, 1937
2.James Brend TaylorJuly 1, 1937 to February 17, 1943
3.C. D. DeshmukhAugust 11, 1943 to June 30 1949
4.Benegal Rama RaoJuly 1, 1949 to 14 January, 1957
5. K. G. AmgaonkarJanuary 14, 1957 to 28 February, 1957
6.H. V. R. IyengarMarch 1, 1957 to February 28, 1962
7.P. C. BhattacharyaMarch 1, 1962 to June 30, 1967
8.L. K. JhaJuly 1, 1967 to May 3, 1970
9.B. N. AdarakarMay 4, 1970 to June 15, 1970
10.S. JagannathanJune 16, 1970 to May 19, 1975
11.N. C. Sen GuptaMay 19, 1975 to 19th August, 1975
12.K. R. PuriAugust 20, 1975 to May 2, 1977
13.M. NarasimhanMay 3, 1977 to November 30, 1977
14.I.G. Patel December 1, 1977 to 15 September, 1982
15.Manmohan SinghSeptember 16, 1982 to 14 January, 1985
16.Amitabh GhoshJanuary 15, 1985 to 4th February, 1985
17.R. N. MalhotraFebruary 4, 1985 to December 22, 1990
18.S. VenkatramanDecember 22, 1990 to December 21, 1992
19.C. Rangarajan December 22, 1992 to November 21, 1997
20.Bimal JalanNovember 22, 1997 to September 6, 2003
21.Y. V. ReddySeptember 6, 2003 to September 5, 2008
22.D. SubbaraoSeptember 5, 2008 to September 4, 2013
23.Raghuram RajanSeptember 4, 2013 to September 4, 2016
24.Urjit PatelSeptember 4, 2016 till date

Things to Remember about RBI Governors

Q: Which RBI governor also became Prime Minister of India?

A: Dr. Manmohan Singh

Q: Name the RBI Governor who served the longest period in the RBI.

A: Benegal Rama Rao. He was the Governor of RBI from July 1, 1949 to January 14, 1957

Q: Name the RBI Governor who served the shortest period in the RBI.

A: Amitabh Ghosh. He was the Governor of RBI from 15 January 1985 to 4 February 1985 (Total 20 days)

Q: Name the three Deputy Governors of RBI.

A: Mr. B. P. Kanungo, Mr. Viral V. Acharya, and Mr. N. S. Vishwanathan.

Q: First Governor of the Reserve Bank.

A: Sir Osborne Smith

Q: Who was the first Indian RBI Governor?

A: C. D. Deshmukh