RBI Grade-B Officer Exam Eligibility Criteria

Lakhs of bank job aspirants in India appear for the RBI Grade-B Officer exam every year. This job offers them the privilege of working in the government sector and draw a handsome salary while working for one of the top governmental organizations in the country.

RBI Grade-B Officer Salary

Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-1750 (9)-50900-EB-1750 (2)-54400-2000 (4)-62400 applicable to Officers in Grade B and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 75,831/-(approx.).

RBI Grade-B Exam Eligibility Criteria

Here is the RBI Grade B eligibility criteria:

Nationality

The candidate must either be:

  • A Citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Minimum Educational Qualifications

Educational

Qualification

Officers in

Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General)

A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.

Officers in

Grade ‘B’ (DR) –

DEPR

A Master’s Degree in Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance / Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

Officers in

Grade ‘B’ (DR) –

DSIM

  1. 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; OR
  2. Master’s Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years and a one-year postgraduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute; OR
  3. M. Stat. degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
  4. 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.

Do not forget to check out the official notification for the detailed eligibility criteria.

Upper Age-Limit for the Candidates:

S.no

Category

Age in Years

1

General

30

2

OBC

33

3

SC/ST

35

4

The persons with benchmark disabilities

40

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

Here are the detailed exam patterns for both RBI Assistant preliminary and mains examinations.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

30 minutes

Reasoning Ability

40

40

30 minutes

Computer Knowledge

40

40

20 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

25 minutes

Total

200

200

135 minutes

Remember that there will be negative marking in this exam. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer given by the candidate. But no marks will be deducted for the question that is not attempted by the candidate.

Application Fee

The application fee for this exam is Rs. 800 for Gen/OBC candidates and Rs. 400 for SC/ST/PwBD candidates. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

Go through the eligibility criteria carefully to make sure that candidature is not cancelled at any stage of the recruitment process. Having an idea of the basic features of the exam (some of which are mentioned above) will also help you to prepare for the same in a better manner. Good luck!