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In the official notice of, the board has declared the total of 322 Grade-B officers vacancies, including category-based reservations. All the applicants should check out the chart of vacancies before appearing for the RBI Grade B examination.
Category-wise vacancy details are given below:
RBI Grade B selection process comprises three phases. A candidate must qualify each to proceed to the next phase.
Preliminary Exam (Phase I)
Mains Exam (Phase II)
Interview (Phase III)
RBI GRADE-B Preliminary Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper
The Section-wise details are given below:
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time Allotted|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||English and Hindi|
|General Awareness||50||50||English and Hindi|
|Reasoning Ability||50||50||English and Hindi|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
Candidates must clear the overall cutoff to qualify for RBI Grade-B Main Exam.
RBI does not fix the cut-off marks. Instead, it decides depending on the question paper. The adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted for the Mains examination depending upon requirements.
Prelims exam is only qualifying, which means marks obtained in the Prelims exam will not be added anywhere else.
RBI GRADE-B Main Examination - Computer Based Examination - (Objective and Descriptive Paper)
|S.No||Sections / Subjects||Paper Type||Maximum Marks||Duration (minutes)|
|1.||Paper-I: Economics and Social Issues||50% Objective Type, 50% Descriptive (to be typed with the help of the keyboard)|
|2.||Paper-II: English (Writing Skills)||Descriptive (3 questions)||100||90 minutes|
|3.||Paper-III: Finance and Management||50% Objective Type and 50% Descriptive|
Interview: Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 75 marks.
The syllabus of the RBI Grade-B Examination is given below:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness|
|SERIES||BLOOD RELATION||VOCABULARY||BANKING & FINANCIAL AWARENESS|
|SURDS AND INDICES||RANKING AND TIME SEQUENCE TEST||NOUN||IMPORTANT PLACES|
|SIMPLIFICATION AND APPROXIMATION||DIRECTION AND DISTANCE||ARTICLES||IMPORTANT DATES|
|PERCENTAGE||SEATING ARRANGEMENT||PRONOUNS||IMPORTANT PERSONS|
|PROFIT AND LOSS||PUZZLES||FUNDAMENTALS OF SENTENCE||IMPORTANT ORGANISATIONS|
|RATIO, PROPORTION, AND PARTNERSHIP||ALPHABET TEST (ALPHABETS/ NUMBERS/ SYMBOL)||TENSES||NATIONAL NEWS|
|MIXTURES AND ALLIGATION||SYLLOGISM||SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT||BOOKS & AUTHOR|
|SIMPLE INTEREST AND COMPOUND INTEREST||CODING-DECODING||ADJECTIVES||IMPORTANT DATE & DAYS|
|TIME AND WORK||INPUT-OUTPUT||ADVERB||FAMOUS PERSON & PLACES|
|TIME, SPEED, AND DISTANCE||DATA SUFFICIENCY||PREPOSITION||NEW APPOINTMENTS|
|INEQUALITY||DECISION MAKING||CONJUNCTION||SPORTS & AWARDS|
|MENSURATION 2-D||STATEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONS||REARRANGEMENT||OBITUARY|
|MENSURATION 3-D||STATEMENT AND CONCLUSION||CLOZE TEST||IMPORTANT MEETING & SUMMITS|
|PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS||STATEMENT AND INFERENCE||CONNECTORS||FULL FORMS|
|PROBABILITY||STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT||PARA BASED QUESTIONS||NEW GOVERNMENT SCHEME|
|LINE GRAPH||COURSE OF ACTION||READING COMPREHENSION||SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY|
|BAR GRAPH||CAUSE AND EFFECTS||ESSAY WRITING||INDEX & REPORTS|
|DATA TABLE||LETTER WRITING||ECONOMY & BUSINESS|
|PIE CHART||PRECIS WRITING||MOU|
RBI Grade B eligibility criteria is based on three parameters:
|Posts||Minimum Educational Qualifications|
|1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)|
• Graduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or Post-Graduation / Equivalent technical qualification with minimum 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters / years.
• Any such full-time course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after Class XIIth and is at least of 3 years’ duration/ candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination.
• Candidates who have passed the Final Examination for Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India may also apply for the post.
• Any such full-time course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after graduation and is at least of 2 years’ duration / recognised by the Government as equivalent to post graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination.
|2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR|
• Essential: a. A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.
b. PGDM/ MBA Finance with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.
c. Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the sub-categories of economics i.e. agricultural/ business/ developmental/ applied, etc., with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute
d. (i) Candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.
|3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM|
a. A Master's Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/ Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years.
b. Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an Institute of repute.
c. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years.
d. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years.
Age Limits (As on 1st of January 2021):
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of January 2021 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1991 and not later than 1st January 2000. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.
(b) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxed:
i. up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe if the posts are reserved for them;
ii. up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates if the posts are reserved for them;
iii. up to a maximum of five years for ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or because of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange;
iv. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st of January 2021 and have been released; a. on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st of January 2021) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or b. on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or c. on invalidment.
v. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st of January 2021 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months' notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
vi. For Gen/EWSs up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of PwBD. For SC/ST/ PwBD up to a maximum of 15 years and for OBC PwBD up to a maximum of 13 years, subject to reservation of vacancies under the respective post. Relaxation in upper age limit for PwBD will be subject to the posts having been identified suitable for such disabilities.
vii. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.
viii. For eligible staff candidates, the relaxation in age limit is according to RBI circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.
ix. For recruitment to the post of Gr. B (DR)-DEPR/DSIM candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognised Indian/Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
|OBC(Non –creamy Layer)||3 years|
The candidates appearing in the RBI Grade-B exam must qualify under any one of the following:
Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favor.
Part-I: RBI Grade-B Registrations
In the first step, the candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For this, the candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
Part-II: RBI Grade-B application form
Next, candidates can login to their registered accounts using their registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process.
The candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the following documents, to complete their application process:
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|Hand Written Declaration||800x400||50-100||jpg/jpeg|
Part-III: Fee Structure
Candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through ONLINE mode only, that is by Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets (like Paytm, GPay). Once the fees are paid, the candidate cannot claim for refund. At the end of the payment procedure, the candidate should make sure to take a print copy for future use.
The application fee is given below:
|Category||Application Fee (in Rs)|
|General and others||850|
On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates can take a printout of the e-receipt and online RBI Grade-B application form.
Q. Can I appear for RBI Grade-B with a 50% graduation score?
Ans. No, you can appear for RBI Grade-B with a 60% graduation score OR 55% in post graduation score.
Q. What is the selection process for RBI Grade-B?
Ans. RBI Grade-B is held in three stages: Prelims, Mains and interview. The candidate will have to clear each stage for the final selection.
Q. When will the online applications start?
Ans. RBI Grade B Notification will be released.
Q. What is the cut-off for RBI Grade-B recruitment?
Ans. There is no fixed cut-off. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year.
Q. Is RBI Grade-B a bilingual exam?
Ans. Yes, the RBI Grade B Exam is conducted in English and Hindi language. However, the English language section is in English only.
Q. What is the application fee?
Ans. The application fee for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates is Rs 100/-. All others have to pay ₹ 850/-
Q. Are there fixed timings allocated for different sections?
Ans. No, aggregate time allotted for each paper.