RBI Officer Grade B 2021: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility

RBI Grade B 2021 Exam is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India, recruiting the candidates for the posts of Grade B officers in the bank across the country. As the Reserve Bank of India plays a vital role in the strategy of the country’s development and economy, it provides a good amount of salary with a reputed job profile. The Grade B officer job attract thousands of candidates every year, but the posts are limited. This job profile is the golden chance for the seeker to get selected.  The candidates are advised to go through all the essential details of RBI Grade B Exam 2021 provided in this Article.

RBI Officer Grade B

Types Of RBI Grade B 2021 Officer Jobs

  • First Grade B Officer (General)
  • Second Grade B Officer (Department of Economy and Policy Research)
  • Third Grade B Officer (Department of Statistics and Information Management)

The selection process will be done in three Phase: Preliminary, Mains and Interview. The candidate who have qualified the Prelims and Mains Exam will be called for an interview. The Selected candidate will have the chance to work with reputed finance institution of India. We wish Best of Luck to the candidates for their Future Endeavour.

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RBI Officer Grade B 2021 Notification

RBI releases its official notification every year in the month of August/September for the post of Grade B officers. The exam will take place in the month of December. We will update more notification regarding RBI Grade B Officer post soon. The candidate is requested to visit this website for the more daily update.   

Exam Date Of RBI Officer Grade B

   RBI Grade B Schedule  Date
  Release of RBI Grade B Online Application Exam  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
  Final Result  To be Notified Later

Vacancies Under RBI Grade B Officer

The official number of the vacancies will be revealed with the first notification in the month of August/September. The expected number of the vacancies for RBI Grade B 2020 is 190+. Previously, the number of vacancies were 199. Section wise Vacancies are listed below:

  Posts  Vacancy
  Grade B Officer (DR)- General  156
  Grade B Officer (DR)-DEPR  20
  Grade B Officer (DR)-DSIM  23
  Total  199

Pay Scale

A package of 12-14 lacs will be an offer to the Selected Candidate for RBI Grade B Officers post. The grade pay of Rs.35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400 will be given, that means the officer will get a basic salary of Rs. 35150/- with an increment RS. 1750/- for nine years of service. You will have a basic salary of Rs. 50,900/-, the increment of Rs.1750/- for two consecutive years. Then an increment of Rs. 2000/- for the next two years. The promotion will be ended and the last basic salary will be Rs.62,000/- apart from conveyance allowance, house rent allowance and many more.

Application Fee

The general and OBC has to pay a fee of Rs. 850/ while SC/ST/PwDhas to pay an amount of Rs.100/- for RBI Grade B officer.

      Category  Fee
  General/OBC  850/-
  SC/ST/PwD  100/-

Exam Pattern Of RBI Grade B Officer

The Exam Pattern for RBI Grade B is mentioned below in the table as per the official pattern provided by the reserve bank of India. The candidate has to qualify each of the three-phase(Prelims, Mains, Interview) of exam to get the job of Grade B officer in RBI.

Prelims Pattern

  Topics  Number of Questions  Maximum Marks  Time Duration
  General Awareness  80  80  2 Hours
  Quantitative Aptitude  30  30 
  English Language  30  30 
  Reasoning  60  60 
  Total  200  200 

Mains Exam Pattern

  Topics  Paper Type  Max. Marks  Time Duration
  Economics and Social Issues  Objective  100  90 minutes  
  Paper II English (Writing Skills)  Descriptive (keyboard Typing)  100  90 minutes
  Paper III Finance & Management  Objective Type  100  90 minutes


The candidates who have qualified the Prelims and Mains will be called for the interview process. The weightage of the interview will be 50 marks.

RBI Grade B Officer Eligibility Criteria

There are three criteria for the candidate’s eligibility for RBI officer Grade B.

  • Education Qualification
  • Age-Limit
  • Citizenship

Education Qualification

  • RBI Grade B Officer (DR)- (General) Candidate who have secured 60% aggregate in his/her Graduation, Senior Secondary and High School (in case of SC/ST/PWD – 50%).
  • RBI Grade B Officer (DR)- (DEPR)- Candidate who have secured 55% aggregate in masters of Economics/Mathematical Economics/ Quantitative Economics/Integrated Economics and Finance subject.
  • RBI Grade B Officer (DR)- (DSIM)- a candidate who has passed in Statistical/Mathematical/Mathematical Economics or PGDBA(Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics) from a recognized institution.

Age Limit

Reserve Bank of India has set the minimum age of the applicant as 21 years and the maximum age as 30 years, while the M.Phil and PhD. Candidates have an age limit of 32 and 34 years respectively till the date 01/01/2020. The relaxation in upper age limit is given below in the table for:

               Category  Age Relaxation
  SC/ST  5 years
  OBC  3 years
  Physically Handicapped  10 years
  PH+OBC  13 years
  PH+SC/ST  15 years

RBI Grade B Officer 2021 Online Application

The application form availability will be notified by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the official website in the month of August/September. The Aspirants are requested to visit this page on regular basis to get every notification regarding RBI Grade B Officer 2020. Listed below are the steps to be followed while filling up the Application form.

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click for the new user registration.
  3. It will ask a valid E-mail ID and Phone Number, for the registration process.
  4. By using your valid email ID or valid mobile number. The OTP will get generated and get to you by an SMS on mobile.
  5. User will get the Application form while clicking the apply button, fill it online.
  6. In order to get the application form filled you should have the scanned copies of recent passport size photograph, signature, and thumb impression with the required range of size and format.
  7. After filling and uploading all the details, re-check the validity of the data.
  8. The Application fee can be submitted online by a debit or credit card
  9. Download the duly filled-in application form.
  10. Take the print-out for future references.

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