RBI Specialist Officer (SO) Notification 2022

The written exam for various specialist officer posts were held on March 6, 2022. The notification for several SO posts like Architect in Grade ‘A’, Legal Officer (Grade B), Manager (Technical-Civil), Library Professional Grade A etc was released on January 15, 2022. Important information pertaining to the number of vacancies, salary, posts etc provided by the RBI in its official notification is given in the following sections.

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Vacancy for RBI Specialist Officer Posts

Fourteen vacancies were notified by the Reserve Bank of India for six specialist officer posts in January, 2022. The details of the number of vacancies and names of SO posts are given in the table below.

RBI Specialist Officer Vacancy

S.No. Post No. of Vacancies
Unreserved i.e., General (GEN/UR) Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) Other Backward Classes (OBC)@ TOTAL
1 Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’ 01 01 02#
2 Manager (Technical-Civil) 03 01 01 01$ 06
3 Manager (Technical-Electrical) 02 01 03
4 Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’ 01 01
5 Architect in Grade ‘A’ 01 01
6 Curator on full time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata 01 01

Points to Remember

  • @ Candidates who belong to the OBC category but come in the ‘Creamy Layer’ are not entitled to OBC reservation. Such candidates should indicate their category as ‘General (GEN)’.
  • Candidates claiming relaxation available to the OBC category should have an OBC certificate issued on or after January 01, 2021 but before the closing date of application.
  • # Out of 02 vacancies for Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’, one vacancy is reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates under blindness and low vision category.
  • $ backlog vacancy of OBC category

Pay Scale of RBI Specialist Officers

The pay scale for both Grade A and Grade B officer posts is given in the table below.

S.No. Post Pay Scale
1 For Grade ‘A’ Officers
  • The starting basic pay is ₹44,500/-p.m. in the scale of ₹44500-2500(4)-54500-2850(7)-74450-EB-2850(4)-85880-3300(1)-89150 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’.
  • Selected candidates are also eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time.
  • At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately ₹90,100/- (approx.), which do not include the amount of HRA.
2 For Grade ‘B’ Officers
  • Starting basic pay is ₹55,200/- p.m. in the scale of ₹55200-2850(9)-80850-EB-2850(2)-86550-3300(4)-99750 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘B’.
  • Selected candidates are also eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time.
  • At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately ₹1,16,684/- (approx.)
Points to Remember:

  • Candidates who possess very high academic or professional qualification/ experience etc, the RBI may, at its sole discretion, consider granting up to four advance increments.
  • Moreover, the RBI may consider requests for higher emoluments because of higher qualification, special experience of value to the Bank at the interview stage only. Such information may be furnished in the ‘Bio-data Form’ in the appropriate column.
  • Perquisites: Bank’s accommodation (based on availability), telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, newspaper, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose etc., as per eligibility. Free dispensary facility, Interest free festival advance, Leave Fare Concession, Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Vehicle, Education of children, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc.
  • Initial appointment will be on probation for a period of two years. At Bank’s discretion, the probationary period may be extended up to a maximum period of four years.

Eligibility Criteria for RBI Specialist Officer (SO) Posts

The educational qualifications and work experience required to apply for the RBI SO posts are given in the table below.

Educational Qualification and Experience for RBI SO Posts 2021-2022

S.No. Post Name Eligibility Criteria
1 Legal Officer Grade B Educational Qualification

Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Law from any University/ College/ Institution recognized by UGC and the Bar Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/ years. (Note: For SC/ ST and PwBD candidates, the minimum required marks shall be 45% in Bachelor’s degree in Law in the aggregate of all semesters/ years, if vacancies are reserved for them.)

Desirable: (a) Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 60% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/ years or Master’s Degree in Law. (b) Proficiency in computer applications.

Experience

Essential: At least two years’ experience as an (i) Advocate/ Legal Consultant/ Legal Assistant/ Associate in an Advocates’ or Solicitors’ Office or Law firm after being enrolled with the Bar Council; or (ii) as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank / financial institution / statutory corporation / company / State / Central Government; or (iii) as a full-time teacher in a Law College / University, teaching law.

Desirable: Special knowledge of Banking Law, Company Law, Labour Law and Constitutional Law and experience in drafting pleadings and documents.

2 Manager (Technical-Civil) Educational Qualification

Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST, if vacancies are reserved for them) or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Desirable: Specialisation in Structural Engineering, Public Health Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management.

Experience

Essential: At least 3 years’ experience after graduation (in a position of independent responsibility equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer) in a public/private limited organisation, including Hospitals/Banks/Financial Institutions/Planning/Designing/Construction/Large Office Buildings/ Multistoried Buildings/Housing Companies/residential campus based educational institutions and having experience in preparation and evaluation of tender papers.

Desirable: (i) Experience of administering construction projects in all its aspects and knowledge of PERT/ CPM techniques (ii) Working knowledge of Computer in Structural Design in CAM/ CAD / evaluation and analyzing of tenders with special references (iii) Working knowledge of Electro-mechanical services and electrical maintenance (iv) Working knowledge in structural rehabilitation works (v) Experience in Construction and Project Management (vi) Experience in Maintenance of Office and Residential Buildings (vii) Good drafting capacity.

3 Manager (Technical-Electrical) Educational Qualification

Essential: B.E./ B.Tech Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks  (55% for SC/ST, if vacancies are reserved for them) or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Desirable: Elective/ course papers in power electronics, Programmable logic controllers, electronic measurements, communication theory.

Experience

Essential: At least 3 years’ experience after graduation (in a position of independent responsibility equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer) in a public/private limited organisation including Hospitals/ Banks/ Financial Institutions/ residential campus based educational institutions in planning/ designing/ execution of internal and external electrical installation work, large central air-conditioning plant, lift, communication systems and other associated services involved in large, multi-storey building projects including preparation, scrutiny and evaluation of tenders.

Desirable: (i) Working knowledge of electronic systems like CCTV surveillance systems, Addressable Security Alarm and Fire Alarm systems, EPABX, UPS system, etc. (ii) Experience in maintenance of lifts, pumps, air-conditioning plants, etc. (iii) Experience of administering construction projects in all its aspects and knowledge of PERT/CPM techniques (iv) Good drafting capability in English, ability to work with computers as regards Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation.

4 Library Professional Grade A Educational Qualification

Essential: (i) Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/ Commerce/ Science and (ii) Master’s Degree in ‘Library Science’ or ‘Library and Information Science’ of a recognized University/ Institution.Desirable: (i) Diploma in ‘Computer Applications’ from a recognized University or Institute(ii) Qualified in the national level test (NET/ SLET/ SET) conducted by the UGC or any other agency approved by the UGC

(iii) Short-term/ crash course on content management, viz. Joomla, Drupal, etc

Experience

Essential: Three years’ professional experience in a library under Central/ State Government/ Autonomous or Statutory organisation/ PSU/ University or Recognized Research or Educational Institution or any major automated library.

5 Architect Grade A Educational Qualification

Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from reputed institutes recognized by Indian Universities with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course. Registered with the Council of Architecture, New Delhi under the Architects Act of 1972. Working knowledge of Auto-CAD.

Desirable: At least Second-Class Post-Graduate degree in Architecture from a reputed Institution recognized by an Indian University.

6 Full-Time Curator Educational Qualification

Essential: Second Class Post-Graduation Degree with at least 55 percent marks from a recognized  University in History/ Economics/ Fine Arts/ Museology/ Numismatics/ Archaeology.

Desirable: (i) PhD in relevant field, (ii) Exposure to the latest Museum display techniques and methods as adopted in the museums in developed countries. (iii) Study or travel abroad in connection with any aspect of museums preferably in countries notable for museum development. (iv) Knowledge of Indian coins, currency, banking, Finance or epigraphy, Antiquities, Museum techniques, publications and educational activities., (v) Knowledge of Indian antiquities and antiquarian laws.,(vi) Some experience in curating exhibitions relating to numismatics/ banking heritage., (vii) Knowledge of basics of economics, (viii) Knowledge of banking and computer literacy., (ix) Working knowledge of modern digital computer and electronics interface, (x) At least 3 years of post- Master’s degree research experience in numismatics/ economic history in a recognized research institute/ university/ museum. (Documentary evidence of published work to be produced), (xi) Research publications relating to numismatics/ economic history

Age Limit for RBI Specialist Officer Posts

Age limit for various RBI Specialist posts is given in the following table. Candidates who are preparing for the examination, should go through the age criteria and other requirements before applying for the exam.

Age Limit for RBI Specialist Officer (SO) Post

S.No. Post Name  Age (as on January 01, 2022)
1 Legal Officer Grade B A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on January 01, 2022 (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2001).

Upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years in case of candidates possessing LL.M. degree and 5 years in the case of candidates possessing Ph.D in Law. Refer Para 11 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories. (Cumulative benefit is not allowed.)

2 Manager (Technical-Civil)

Manager- Technical-Electrical

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years as on January 01, 2022 (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1987 and not later than 01-01-2001).
3 Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’ A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years as on January 01, 2022 (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/01/1992 and not later than 01/01/2001).
4 Architect in Grade ‘A’ The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and should not be more than 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 01/01/1992 and not later than 01/01/2001).
5 Curator on full time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata The candidate must have attained the age of 25 years and should not be more than 50 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than January 01, 1972 and not later than 01/01/1997). ln case of PwBD candidates the upper age limit is relaxable up to 10 years subject to maximum age of the candidate shall not exceed 56 years as on January 01, 2022.

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How to apply for the RBI SO exam?

Candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for the RBI Specialist officer (SO) post:

  1. Visit the URL “Recruitment for the post of Non-CSG -PY 2021“ on Bank’s website i.e. rbi.org.in>[email protected]>Current Vacancies>Vacancies.
  2. Click on the hyperlink “Online Application Form” in the Advertisement page for filling the ‘Online Application’.
  3. A new page will open. Select ‘Click here for new registration’ and enter your name, contact details and email-id. A provisional registration number and password will be generated, which candidates should note down. An email & SMS comprising the provisional registration number and password will also be sent.
  4. Login using the provisional registration number and password, fill in the basic details and click on ‘Save and Next’.
  5. Validate your details and save your application by clicking the ‘Validate your details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button.
  6. Upload the scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a hand written declaration as per the specifications given in the official notification.
  7. Fill in other details in  the online application form.
  8. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.
  9. After verifying all the information, click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’.
  10. Click on the ‘Payment’ Tab and pay the application fee along with other charges.
  11. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  12. Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee for RBI SO Exam

Application fee and intimation charges that candidates who plan to apply for the RBI SO post have to pay are given below:

Sr. No. Category Amount 
1. SC / ST/ PwBD ₹100
2. GEN / OBC / EWS ₹600
3. [email protected] Nil

Note: @ Fee/ Intimation charges waiver is only for those RBI employees (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria given in the circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/5599/05.01.01/2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.

Exam Centre for RBI Specialist Officer Post

The list of RBI SO exam centres as notified by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the official notification are as follows:

Exam Centre for RBI Specialist Officer Post

S.No. Name of the Centre Code No.
1 Ahmedabad – Gandhinagar (11)
2 Bengaluru (12)
3 Bhopal (13)
4 Bhubaneswar (14)
5 Kolkata (15)
6 Chandigarh – Mohali (16)
7 Chennai (17)
8 Guwahati (18)
9 Hyderabad (19)
10 Jaipur (20)
11 Jammu (21)
12 Kanpur (22)
13 Kochi (23)
14 Lucknow (24)
15 Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai (25)
16 Nagpur (26)
17 Delhi NCR (27)
18 Patna (29)
19 Pune (30)
20 Thiruvananthapuram (31)

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