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RBI Grade B is conducted for recruitment of Grade B Officers in General Cadre, Department of Economic Policy and Research (DEPR), and Department of Statistics and Information Management(DISM)

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RBI Grade B
Post name Gr B (DR)-General/DEPR/DSIM
Number of vacancies 322 (Announced in 2021)
Recruitment stages Phase I, II and Interview
Mode of exam General Cadre: Online

DEPR and DSIM: Online and Offline

Exam Duration Grade B (DR) for General

Phase I: 120 minutes (with sectional timings)

Phase II: 90 minutes for each paper


Paper 1: 120 minutes

Paper 2: 180 minutes

Paper 3: 90 minutes

RBI Exam Eligibility 2021

RBI prescribes the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, nationality, and the number of attempts. To be eligible for the various exams, candidates need to fulfill the following RBI exam eligibility criteria.

RBI Grade B
Age Limit The age of candidates should be between 21 and 30 years. For MPhil and PhD, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34, respectively. Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to the reserved categories
Educational Qualification Grade B General: Graduation with 60 per cent (50 per cent in case of SC/ST/PwBD)

DEPR/DSIM: Master’s Degree with 55 per cent and 50 per cent for SC, ST and PwBD candidates

Number of attempts There is also capping in the number of attempts. General category candidates who had appeared for six times in the Phase I exam are not eligible to apply. There are no restrictions for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWS candidates

RBI Selection Process

The RBI recruitment process varies as per different exams. However, given below is the general RBI recruitment process followed for all the exams.

Step 1: Registration

RBI exam application form is released online on the official website. The application fee which can be paid online is Rs 850 for General/OBC and Rs 100 for SC/ST/PwBD. The steps to fill RBI recruitment application form are given below.

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the apply online link
  • Register for the exam by entering the required details
  • Fill the detailed application form
  • Preview the application form
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit and take its printoutStep 2: RBI Admit Card

    The admit card is released phase-wise separately for various exams. Candidates need to download RBI admit card online by logging with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

    Step 3: RBI Exam

    RBI exam is conducted across various cities in the country in various phases. For example, RBI Grade B exam is conducted in three phases: Prelims, Mains and Interview. RBI Assistant exam comprises Prelims exam, Mains exam followed by Language Proficiency Test (LPT).

    Step 4: RBI Result

    RBI result is declared on the official website after completion of each phase of exam. The result is released in PDF format. The result displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. The scorecard along with the cutoff is released a few days after the declaration of the result.


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