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RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021:

All information about RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 is here. Reserve Bank of India is one of the most talked-about recruiters amongst government job aspirants. RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 details are here. RBI Grade-B Post receives a huge number of applications every year. RBI Grade B post is offered in order to work out through the day to day activities in the bank, maintaining the cash inflow and order in the bank. Have a Look at this blog to know everything about RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification.

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RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 – Tentative Dates

The tentative dates of RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 are available here.

RBI Grade B Registration Began on 28.01.2021
Last Day to Submit RBI Grade B 2021 Application Form 15.02.2021
RBI Grade B DR (general) phase I & DEPR / DSIM Paper I Exam Date 06.03.2021
RBI Grade B DR – DEPR / DSIM Paper II & Paper III Exam Date 31.03.2021
RBI Grade B DR (general) phase II exam date 01.04.2021
RBI Grade B Interview Dates To Be notified later
Final Result Declaration To be Updated

RBI Grade B 2021 Vacancy Details

As the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 has been out now, RBI released 322 vacancies for the recruitment of RBI Grade B Officers. Check the details below. By referring to the RBI Grade B 2021 recruitment notification, you can get to know the category-wise vacancy break-up.

Posts Vacancy
RBI Grade B DR- General 270
RBI Grade B DR -DEPR 29
RBI Grade B DR – DSIM 23
Total 322

 

You can clearly observe that the increasing trend can be observed in the no. of vacancies with every passing year. Looking at this trend of RBI Grade B Vacancy, it is very clear that the total no. of vacancies will increase in the upcoming RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification. Let us now look at the Post Wise RBI Grade B 2019 Vacancy

RBI Grade B Post Vacancy in 2019
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 156
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 20
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 23
Total 199

RBI Grade B 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should be able to fulfill the mentioned requirements to be able to apply online as per the RBI Grade B 2021 Recruitment Notification.

1. Nationality

As per the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification, the Candidate must be a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of residing permanently in India.

2. Age Limit

As per the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification

Minimum age limit- 21 years

Maximum age limit- 30 years

Age Relaxation is as per Govt. norms as given below:

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

3. Educational Qualifications

RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification quotes the

following criteria standards regarding the educational qualification.

(a) Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General):

As per the RBI Grade B recruitment notification, educational qualification for Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – general is,

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

According to the RBI Grade B recruitment notification, the minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters/years.

(b) Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR:

As per the RBI Grade B recruitment notification, educational qualification for Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR is,

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 recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute;

OR

PGDM/ MBA Finance with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute;

OR

Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the subcategories 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 recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

(c) Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM :

As per the RBI Grade B recruitment notification, educational qualification for Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM is,

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 (aggregate of all semesters / years)

OR

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 a reputed Institute

OR

  1. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks (aggregate of all semesters/years)

OR

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.

Number of Attempts

According to the  RBI Grade B 2021 Recruitment Notification, General Category candidates can appear 6-times for the Phase-I Exam of this post. However, there are no such restrictions in the case of candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD category.

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RBI Grade B 2021 Salary

As given in the RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 Notification, after the enrolment on the role, the candidate of RBI Grade B Officers will receive as 12-14 Lakh annually. Also, they will receive some emoluments and perks for the post of RBI Grade B. The PayScale for the RBI Grade B Officer is Rs. 35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400. This means that the candidates will be having the basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- and get an increment of Rs. 1,750/- up till nine years. After that, they will get into the executive band wherein the basic pay will be of Rs. 50,900/- and get an increment of Rs. 1,750/- for two years and further an increment of Rs. 2000/- for the following 2 years thus ending up with the basic pay of Rs. 62,400/-

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RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021: Steps To Apply

Candidates must keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the RBI Grade B Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the RBI Grade B will comprise of two stages: Registration and then log in. The steps to apply for the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 are given below.

  1. Click on the link given above once it is active or directly goes to the official website of RBI which is rbi.org.in.
  2. You will come across separate links for Online applications for Gr B (DR) General and Online applications for DEPR/ DSIM.
  3. For fresh registration, choose the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Important details asked.
  4. A Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system.
  5. An Email & SMS is sent to the registered email ID and a Mobile number containing the Registration number and Password.
  6. Log in with the Registration number and Password and fill all the important details asked there.
  7. Upload scanned copy of recent photograph and signature, left-hand thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration.
  8. Then, the candidate is asked to submit the application fee using Debit/Credit Cards, Internet Banking, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  9. Candidates must obtain and preserve the ‘e-receipt’ as proof of successful fee payment.
  10. Finally, choose “Save and Next” and verify the details in the form before submission.

Documents To Upload For RBI Grade B Exam 

As per the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021, follow the rules to upload documents

Documents Size Pixels Format
Photograph 20 – 50 KBs 200 X 230 pixels JPG or JPEG
Signature 10 – 20 KBS 140 X 60 pixels JPG or JPEG
Left-Hand Thumb Impression 10 – 20 KBS 140 X 60 pixels JPG or JPEG
Hand Written Declaration 20 – 50 KBs 140 X 60 pixels JPG or JPEG

 

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RBI Grade B Application Fee

As per the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021, the Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination is paid via online mode only. Refer to the table to check the fee payable for various categories:

Category Charges Amount 
SC /ST/ PWD Intimation Charges only INR 100/-
GEN/ OBC/ EWS Application fee including intimation charges INR 850/-
Staff Nil Nil

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 Admit Card

  • RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 Admit Card will be issued sometime before the date of examination.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of the bank.
  • Candidates should check the e-call letter carefully and print a copy for future references.

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Documents Required with Admit Card:

  • In addition to the RBI Grade B recruitment 2021 Admit Card, candidates need to present a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification to the exam center on the date of examination.
  • As per the RBI Grade B recruitment notification 2021, acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook along with a passport size photograph.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

As per the RBI Grade B  Recruitment Notification 2021, selection process consists of 3 stages which are as follows :

  1. Phase – I Examination
  2. Phase – II Examination
  3. Interview

The RBI Grade B  Recruitment Notification 2021 states that the exam pattern will consist of two phases of online examination naming Prelims and mains exams that is followed by an interview stage. The nature of the questions to be answered by the candidate also varies as Phase-I or Prelims only contains objective type questions. In contrast, Phase-II or mains requires candidates to write explanatory answers as well. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for both of these stages.

Check the table below to know the breakdown of the RBI Grade B exam pattern for Phase – I:

RBI Grade B (Phase – I)
Sections No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80

A composite time of 120 minutes is provided to the candidate.

Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Note

  • The Questions asked will be bilingual (asked in both English & Hindi) except for English Language Section.
  • A total of 200 questions will be asked which will carry 1 mark each. Thus, the total score of the entire Phase-I Exam will be around 200 Marks.
  • There is also Negative Marking for the first round of the selection process of RBI Grade B exam.0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong question attempted.
  • There will be no deduction in marks if candidates leave any question unanswered or unattended.

Check the table below to know the breakdown of RBI Grade B exam pattern for Phase – II:

RBI Grade B (Phase – II)
Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Duration (in minutes) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper-II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive Type 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 90 100

Note

  • The Phase-II Exam will consist of Both Subjective & Objective Type of questions.
  • Except the English Section, all the questions asked will be bilingual (available in both English & Hindi)..
  • Just like Prelims Exam, there will be negative marking in this phase of examination as well.0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong 
  • No marks will be deducted for unattended questions.

RBI Grade B Interview: The final phase of the recruitment is the interview. Candidates who qualify the first two phases of written examination are called for an interview. The RBI Grade B interview is conducted for 50 marks. As per the RBI Grade B recruitment notification, the final selection of a candidate is based on the marks scored in the phase II exam and interview combined together. The prelims is only qualifying in nature and marks obtained by a candidate in the prelims are not considered while making the final merit list. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for the Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

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RBI Grade B 2021 Syllabus

As per the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021, the selection will take place in 2 phases.

The RBI Grade B phase-1 exam is an objective type examination conducted online. It will have 4 sections: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning 

The RBI Grade B Phase II Exam is both objective & descriptive type. This phase will focus upon: Economic & Social Issues, English Language, and Finance & Management. Check the tables for the syllabus

Syllabus for Prelims Exam

As per the prelims exam pattern mentioned in the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021, we have added the prelims syllabus topics here.

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Inequality

Coding-Decoding

Syllogism

Machine Input Output

Data Sufficiency

Circular Arrangement

Linear Arrangement

Verbal Reasoning

Ordering and Ranking

Arrangement and Pattern

Blood Relations

Direction and Distance

Ratio and Proportion

Average

Time and Work

Speed, Distance and Time

Percentage

Permutation and Combination

Algebra

Trigonometry

Data Interpretation

Mensuration

Probability

Set Theory

Grammar

Vocabulary

Error Spotting

Comprehension

Passage Making

Jumble Words

Fill in the Blanks

Sentence Framing

Current Affairs

Indian Financial System

Indian Banking System

Monetary Plans

National Institution

Banking Terms

 

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Syllabus for Main Exam

The RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification provided the main exam sections. The syllabus topics for the mains are available here.

Papers Syllabus
Paper-I: Economic and social Issues Growth and Development, Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India

Sustainable Development and Environmental issues, Economic Reforms in India, Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Role of Economic Planning.

Globalization, Opening up of the Indian Economy, Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy, International Economic Institutions, IMF and World Bank,

WTO, Regional Economic Co-operation, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Gender Issues,

Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged, Social Movements, Indian Political System, Human Development, Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.
Paper-III: Finance and Management 1.Finance: Financial System, Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India,

Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc, Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments,, 

Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap, Changing Landscape of Banking sector, Recent Developments in the Financial Sector,

Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments, Financial Inclusion- use of technology, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector,

 The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission,

Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.

2.Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.

Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal and development, Feedback and Performance Counselling,

Career Planning, Training and Development, Rewards, Employee Welfare.

Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication;

upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

 

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RBI Grade B 2021 Result

RBI Grade B Result for the Prelims Exam will be released by the Reserve Bank of India soon after the Prelims Exam has been conducted. The marks secured by the candidates in the RBI Grade B Exam in Prelims, Main Exam, and Interview will be available on the Bank’s website only after the declaration of the final result. The candidates securing the required score in the prelims examination will move to the next stage which is the mains exam and candidates securing the required score in mains examination will have to appear for the interview in order to get final selection.

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RBI Grade B Exam Cut Off

The cut off for RBI Grade B 2021 Exam will be released after each phase of the examination is completed. The cut-off for the Phase-I exam will be released first followed by the cut-off for the Phase-II exam. Candidates can evaluate their marks and their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut-off list released by RBI.

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RBI Grade B 2021- FAQ

Here we have added some FAQs related to the RBI Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021.

Q. What is the salary of an RBI Grade B officer?

A. The pay scale of RBI Grade B Officer is of Rs. 35,600/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-17 50(9)-50900-EB-17 50(2)- 54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years) applicable to Officers in Grade B.

Q. Which are the best books to study for the RBI Grade B exam?

A. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam:

  • Indian Economy by Mishra & Puri
  • Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
  • An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and DC Hauge
  • Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra
  • Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram

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