Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 2021 Career Notification. RBI has released official notification for the job openings of Officers Grade B vacancies. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 15th February, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-

Officers Grade B - 322 Posts

Job Location - Across India

Other Qualification Details :-

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1. Post Name: Officers in Grade B- DR (General)

2. No of Posts: 322

i. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General: 270

ii. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR: 29

iii. Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM: 23

3. Eligibility Conditions:

i. Nationality: a candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or 

(b) a subject of Nepal, or 

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

ii. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

iii. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate is issued to him/her by the Government of India.

4. Minimum Educational Qualifications (as on 1st of January 2021):

i. 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.

ii. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR: 

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; OR

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; OR

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.

Note: SC, ST and PwBD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree examination or equivalent recognized qualifications are eligible to apply.

iii. Desirable: A Doctorate Degree in Economics or research or teaching experience in Economics or publications in standard journals would be considered as an additional qualification. Candidates having M.Phil. Degree and Doctorate Degree from a recognized Indian/Foreign University/Institute in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

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. (ii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned

iii. 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; OR

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; OR

c. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR

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.

5. Number of Attempts: Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e. General Category, who have already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post/s in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWSs, if the posts are reserved for them.

6. Pay Scale: Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of 35,150/-p.m. in the pay scale of Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750 (2) - 54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years) 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 83254/- (approx) The House Allowance of 15% of Basic Pay will be paid, if accommodation is not provided by the Bank

Age :-

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.

Application Fee :-

i. SC/ST/PwBD: 100/-. ii. GEN/OBC/EWSs: 850/-. iii. Staff: Nil

Important Dates :-

1. Website Link Open For Online Registration of Applications and Payment of Fees/Intimation Charges: January 28, 2021 to February 15, 2021

2. Officers in Gr B (DR)- General: Phase-I – Online Examination: March 6, 2021. Phase-II – Paper I, II & III Online Examination: April 1, 2021

3. Officers in Gr B (DR) – DEPR: Phase I - Paper - I - Online Examination: March 6, 2021, Phase II - Paper - II & III Online/Written Examination: March 31, 2021(To be confirmed in Admit cards)

4. Officers in Gr B (DR)- DSIM: Phase I - Paper - I - Online Examination: March 6, 2021, Phase II - Paper - II & III Online/Written Examination: March 31, 2021 (To be confirmed in Admit cards)

General Instructions :-

(a) Correspondence with the Board: The Board will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases:

The eligible candidates shall be issued an Admission Letter two week before the commencement of the examination. The Admission Letter will be made available on the Bank's website for downloading by candidates. No Admission letter will be sent by post. If a candidate does not receive his e-Admission letter or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination two weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the help facility as mentioned above.

(b) No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an Admission Letter for the examination. On downloading of e-Admission Letter, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.

(c) Candidates have to produce in original the photo identity proof and submit a photocopy of the photo identity proof along with Admission Letter/ Examination Call Letter while attending each shift of the examination without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination. For Phase-II examination, candidates will have to carry two/three photocopies of photo ID proof, as there will be two/three shifts. However, in Phase-I only one photocopy of photo ID will be sufficient.

Candidates must note that the name (provided during the process of registration) as appearing on the call letters should exactly match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof, certificates, mark-sheets. Female candidates who have changed first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. In case of candidates who have changed their name, will be allowed only if they produce - original Gazette Notification/their original marriage certificate/affidavit in original, together with a photocopy. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the Admission Letter/ Examination Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

(d) The Board would be analysing the responses of all appeared candidates to detect abnormal similarity of responses. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is found that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Board reserves the right to cancel his/her candidature.

(e) Board does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of or for any other reason beyond the control of the Board.

(f) The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the Application Form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the Board/Bank. The mere fact that an Admission Letter has been issued to a candidate, will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Board or that entries made by the candidate in his/her application for the Preliminary examination have been accepted by the Board as true and correct. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by the Board, it continues to be provisional. The decision of the Board as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final.

(g) Candidates should note that the name in the Admission letter in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.

(h) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examinations cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include movement of candidates, delay in test. Conduct of a re-exam is at the absolute discretion of RBISB/test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for a re-test. Candidates not willing to move or not willing to participate in the delayed process of test delivery shall be summarily rejected from the process.

(i) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID/mobile number active for receiving advices viz. Admission letters/Interview letters, etc. Candidates may check e-mails/SMS regularly. The Board does not send any communication through any other mode.

(j) The posts are also open to the employees of RBI (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank vide their circular CO. HRMD.No.G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013 and who apply Online within the closing date. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview.

(k) The Board does not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. Marks obtained in Phase-I (Online exam) will be made available on the website ( in an interactive mode, after shortlisting of candidates for Phase-II. However, the marks obtained in Phase-II Examination and Interview will be made available on the Bank's web-site in an interactive mode only after declaration of the final result.

(l) Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or to bring political or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as disqualification.

(m) In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, interviews, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in both the Examination and interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Board's decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(n) The eligibility for availing reservation against the vacancies reserved for the PwBD shall be the same as prescribed in “Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016" provided further that the PwBD shall also be required to meet special eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classification (abilities/disabilities) consistent with requirements prescribed.

(o) A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her application form that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Board to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Board. Similar principle will be followed for EWSs/PwBD categories also. In case of a candidate unfortunately becoming physically disabled during the course of the examination process, the candidate should produce valid document showing him/her acquiring a disability to the extent of 40% or more as defined under RPWD Act, 2016 to enable him/her to get the benefits of PwBD reservation.

(p) Candidates seeking reservation/ relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWSs/Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/ relaxation as per eligibility prescribed. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated for such benefits and these certificates should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of the application.

(q) Please note that corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank's website

(r) Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai only.

NOTE: Please note that Corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank’s website

Proof Of Identity To Be Submitted At The Time Of Examinations: 

1. At the time of appearing for Phase - I or Phase - II of the examination, candidates are required to produce a currently valid photo identity card in original and a photocopy of the same, in addition to the admission letter.

2. Acceptable photo identity cards are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter's Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People's Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognised college / university/ e-Aadhar card / Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity card with photograph.

3. The candidate's identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the Admission Letter /Examination Call Letter, in the Attendance List and requisite documents submitted. Please note that If identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination.

Selection Process :-

The Selection Procedure and candidate screening for RBI Officers Grade B post is given below. The Official PDF for the selection procedure of RBI is provided here.

1. The Board does not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. Marks obtained in Phase-I (Online exam) will be made available on the website ( in an interactive mode, after shortlisting of candidates for Phase-II. However, the marks obtained in Phase-II Examination and Interview will be made available on the Bank's web-site in an interactive mode only after declaration of the final result.

2. Selection for the aforementioned posts will be done through ONLINE examinations in Phase - I and Phase - II and interview. Detailed scheme of selection is given (Gr. B(DR)-General) /(Gr. B (DR)-DEPR) and Gr. B (DR)-DSIM) which are available on the Bank's website The Centres where the examinations will be held are given below:

3. Candidates can select only one centre for Phase-I and one centre for Phase-II separately and must indicate the choice of centres in the online application. Choice of centre by candidates for Phase-I and Phase-II Examinations can be different and must be indicated in the online application.

4. Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at some of the centres indicated, details of which will be communicated in the interview call letter.

5. Pre-examination Training For SC/ST/OBC/PwBD Candidates (Officers in Gr B (DR)-General Only): The Bank will arrange free of cost, online pre-examination training for Phase - I and Phase - II examinations. Candidates who desire to avail of the training programme may indicate their willingness while filling the online application form. Please note that undergoing the training will not confer any right to the candidate to be called for the Examination or for recruitment in the Bank's service

Steps to Apply :-

How to apply for RBI Officers Grade B Post?

Candidates who wish to apply for the RBI Officers Grade B post can check out the complete application process which is listed below. Candidates must fill the application form before the last date and before applying for the RBI Officers Grade B post ensure to read the eligibility criteria. Eligible candidates can follow the steps and apply for the post, Also check out the official PDF which is given below to know more about the recruitment.

(a) Candidates are required to apply only online using the website and no other means/mode of application will be accepted. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available at which is available on the Bank’s website

i. The applicants are advised to submit a single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher Registration ID (RID) is complete in all respects like applicant’s details, examination centre, photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand writing undertaking, fee etc.

ii. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the last completed applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Board and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

(b) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are required to submit an undertaking in the Online application that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination.

Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Board withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled. At the time of joining, the recommended candidates will have to bring proper discharge certificates from their PSU/ Government/ Quasi-Government employer.

i. The candidates applying for the posts should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination before the closure of ONLINE application date. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Board viz. Phase -I, Phase - II or Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

ii. If on verification at any time before or after the Examinations and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions; their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Board. If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Board. A candidate who is or has been declared by the Board to be guilty of:

(i) Obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely: -

offering illegal gratification to, or

applying pressure on, or

blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination, or

(ii) impersonating, or

(iii) procuring impersonation by any person, or

(iv) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or

(v) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or

(vi) resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination, namely

a. obtaining copy of question paper through improper means,

b. finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination.

c. influencing the examiners, or

(vii) using unfair means during the examination,

(viii) or writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts, or

(ix) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating a disorderly scene and the like, or

(x) using a scribe / availing compensatory time in examination despite being ineligible, or

(xi) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Board for the conduct of their examinations, or

(xii) being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination, or

(xiii) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their Admission Certificates permitting them to take the examination, or

(xiv) attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses; may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable.

a. to be disqualified by the Board from the examination for which he/she is a candidate and/or 

b. to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period (i) by the Board from any examination or selection held by them; (ii) by the Bank from any employment under them; (iii) dismissal from service by the Bank if he / she is already in Bank's employment; and (iv) if he/she is already in some other service, the Board writing to his/her employer for taking disciplinary action.

c. Provided that no penalty shall be imposed except after (i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing as he/she may wish to make in that behalf; and (ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him/her into consideration.

(c) Last Date Of Receipt Of Applications: The Online Applications can be filled up to February 15, 2021 till 12:00 midnight.

Official Notification