RBI Grade B Eligibility 2019: Age Limit & Educational Qualification

RBI Grade B Officer 2019 Notification has been released. Students must want to know about the eligibility criteria to apply for RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2019. This article will provide you with the complete eligibility criteria for RBI Grade B exam 2019.  It includes Education Qualification, Age Limit, Nationality & Number of Attempts. Those students who meet the eligibility criteria can only be allowed to fill the form.

Eligibility Criteria for RBI Grade B Exam 2019

Eligibility criteria for RBI Grade B exam is based on Several factors, below we are discussing those variables in detail. Students can go through the RBI Grade B Officer 2019 Exam Eligibility Criteria. It will help you to know if you are eligible for the post and can meet the recruitment process.

Age Limit for RBI Grade B Officer 2019 exam

Age should be in between 21 and 30 years. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, the upper age limit will be 32 to 34 years respectively. Candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/ Financial Institution/RBI in Public Sector are given a relaxation in age limit to the extent of the number of years of such experience. It is maximum three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not be more than 33 years including the experience. For experience, the probationary period will not be reckoned.

There is also relaxation in the upper age limit for RBI Grade B Officer 2017 exam based on the following:

Sr. No. Category Relaxation in Age
(i) Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST) By 5 years
(ii) Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years
(iii) Persons with Disabilities (PWD) By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
(iv) Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to the maximum of 50 years.
(v) Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
(vi) Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. By 5 years
(vii) Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of the number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.

Candidates seeking age relaxation need to submit the copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of interview.

Educational Qualification for RBI Grade B Officer 2019 exam

Educational Qualifications: Minimum 60% marks (this will be 50% in case of SC/ST/PWD candidate) or grade required to qualify in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th and 10th standard examinations of each candidate. The minimum qualifying percentage or the grade equivalent for the Degree of bachelor will be in aggregate for all semesters/years.

Here is a tabular representation of Education Qualification for RBI Grade B

Name of Post Minimum Educational Qualification
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General) Candidate must possess 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. Aggregate for all years/ semesters will be considered for minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree.
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR  Candidate must possess 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.
Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM

Essential Qualification for this post include –

  • 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
  • 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 post-graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute; OR
  • M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in 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.

Minimum Number of attempts

The number of attempts: Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e. General Category, who had already appeared Six times(applying the seventh time) for Phase-I Examination for this post in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates if the posts are reserved for them.

RBI Grade B Officer 2019 Nationality

A candidate must be either:-
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) with 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.

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

Don’t forget to read about the RBI Grade B selection process. You can also read about the RBI Grade B syllabus as it will help you know more about the exam. Check Frequently Asked Questions for RBI Grade B Exams to clear your doubts.

Attempt free Mock Test for RBI Grade B 2019 here!

You can also attempt the RBI Grade-B  quizzes from the links given below:

Name of the Phase Quiz Link
Quizzes for RBI Grade B Comprehensive Quiz for RBI Grade B
All India Mock Quizzes for RBI Grade B
Free Quiz for RBI Grade B
General Awareness Quiz for RBI Grade B
Courses for RBI Grade B Finance & Management Course for RBI Grade B
Economic & Social issues course for RBI Grade B
Phase 1 Course for RBI Grade B
English Descriptive Course for RBI Grade B



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