RBI Grade B Application Form

Topics Covered: RBI Grade B Online Application Important Dates, Application Fees, Documents Required, Form – Points to Note, Steps to Apply.

Today, as I sit here to write about the process to apply online for RBI Grade B, and about the RBI Grade B Application form, I am weirdly reminded of all the times I have booked my railway tickets online. 

The process of booking train tickets online is pretty similar to the RBI Grade B Online application process. In both processes, you need to be thorough while giving in your information and details. Similar to filling a railway booking form carefully to book your train ticket, being careful while filling in your RBI Grade B application form is key to a successful RBI Grade B registration. 

You see, even though the process of the RBI Grade B online application is fairly straightforward, there are a lot of students who fail to carry it out correctly.  

You might be shocked to know this, but I have met hundreds of students over the years who have made mistakes while filling in their RBI Grade B application form, and therefore got some or the other detail wrong in their RBI Grade B apply online process.  

Thus, I have dedicated this article to help out students to avoid mistakes in their application forms by sharing a detailed step wise process to apply online. Along with that, I have also shared the information about the documents needed when filling the application form, the application fees, and the important dates pertaining to the online application window. 

With that said, let’s begin. 

Table of Content – Online Application Form

RBI Grade B Online Application: Important Dates

Since the 2022 RBI Grade B exam notification has not yet been released, I have mentioned in this section, the important dates pertaining to the 2021 RBI Grade B Online application process.  

That’s because, since the durations between the various events of every annual RBI Grade B recruitment are more or less the same, by going through the 2021 RBI Grade B application process dates, you shall be able to get an idea about the timings of the 2022 RBI Grade B apply online events as well. 

So, without wasting any time, let me tell you that the 2021 RBI Grade B newspaper notification had come out on 25th January 2021, the release of detailed notification for 2021 RBI Grade B exam and the start of 2021 RBI Grade B registration happened on 28th January 2021. 

On 15th February 2021, the RBI Grade B registrations for the year came to an end, and on the same day ended the opportunity for editing the application details.  

Important Events Dates
Newspaper Notification date January 25, 2021
Release of detailed notification and start of Online Application Process January 28, 2021
Last date to edit application details & Closure of registration of application forms February 15, 2021

That settles the topic of RBI Grade B online application: important dates for now. I shall update the 2022 RBI Grade B important dates as soon as the 2022 RBI Grade B notification comes out. To know more about the topic of RBI Grade B exam dates, click on the link here.

Also, assuming that you already know about the exam dates but want to know about the syllabus of the exam, you can know everything about the RBI Grade B syllabus here. 

 It’s now time to know about the RBI Grade B application fees.

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RBI Grade B Application Fees 

Talking about the RBI Grade B application fees payment, this is something without which your RBI Grade B registration can never be complete.

The Application fees payment is often the final step of any RBI Grade B online application process and can be done from the opening date to the end date of the application process.

As far as the method of payment is concerned, you can pay the RBI Grade B application fees through online mode only. You using the following means online:

    • Debit cards (Visa/ Maestro/ MasterCard/ RuPay)
    • Credit cards
    • Internet banking
    • IMPS
    • Cast cards/Mobile wallets

That said, on successful payment of the fees, you will get to know the same through an e-receipt which is generated at the end of the payment process.

Now, to address the elephant in the room here, i.e., the fee amount, refer to the table I have given below.

CGPA Aggregate Percentage of Marks Fee (in INR)
SC/ST/PWD Intimation charges only* 100
Gen/OBC Application fee including intimation charges 850
Staff Nil Nil

*SC/ST/PWD candidates need to pay the intimation charge of 100 INR only to successfully register for the RBI Grade B exam. They do not need to pay the application fees.

 With the topic of RBI Grade B application fees addressed, it is time to move on to our next section, i.e., documents required in the registration process.

RBI Grade B Online Application Form – Documents Required

You should note that there are certain documents that you need to upload along with your RBI Grade B application form if you want to successfully register for the upcoming RBI Grade B exam.

The documents being talked about here will be required to be uploaded in JPEG format. In the table below I have mentioned the names of the documents and the specification of the same. Take a careful look at it.

Documents Dimensions File Size
Passport Size Photo 200 by 230 Pixels 20 – 50 KBs
Signature 140 by 60 Pixels 10 – 20 KBs
Impression of Left Thumb 240 by 240 Pixels 20 – 50 KBs
Hand Written Declaration* 800 by 400 Pixels 50 – 100 KBs

*The Hand Written Declaration Text that the RBI demands of the candidates goes something like this:

“I,_____ (your name), hereby declare all the information submitted by me in the declaration form is correct, true, or valid. I’ll present the supporting documents as and when needed.”

RBI Grade B Application Form – Points to Note

Here are some of the points that you need to remember when applying online for the RBI Grade B exam:

    • The entire application process can only be carried out online. You cannot apply for the RBI Grade B in offline mode.
    • You need to keep your E-mail id and mobile number active for future correspondence by the RBI. That’s because The RBI authorities will communicate with you through your Email ID, and SMS.
    • You should remember to fill the complete form, before the last date of registration.
    • Remember to save your application form and acknowledgment documents for future reference.
    • You mention your exam centre preferences at this stage. Also, make sure to be careful while doing so, as you won’t be able to change it later.

With the topic of documents required during the application process out of the way, it’s time to look at the most important topic in the article, i.e., the steps to apply online. 

However, before doing so, let me quickly mention that if you are wondering how to go about with your preparation for the RBI Grade B exam, you can click on the link here. 

RBI Grade B Apply Online 2022 – Steps

So, let’s address the most important topic of the online application process.

However, through 2021 apply online steps that I have given below, you can get an idea of what the 2022 RBI Grade B apply online steps will be, as most steps usually remain the same, irrespective of the year of exam.

I have written down below, the steps on how to fill the RBI Grade B online application 2021. I have divided the whole process into 10 steps. These will make it super easy.

Fill Registration Form

Step 1: Go to the official website of RBI – rbi.org.in. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on opportunities@RBI.

Step 1 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 2: On the page that opens up, you will have to hover on current vacancies. When you’ll do doing so, a drop-down menu will appear, click on vacancies in that drop-down menu.

Step 2 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 3: Next, a new page opens up, here click on “Recruitment of Officers in Grade B- DR (General), DEPR/DSIM-2021”.

Step 3 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 4: On the page that opens up, click on Online Application.

Step 4 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 5: After you’ve clicked the online application link, a new page opens up where you’ll have to click on “Click here for new registration”.

Step 5 to Apply Online for RBI

Fill Application Form

Step 6: On the page that opens up, fill up all your details like Name, Email ID, Mobile number, etc. When you’re finished filling up the information, click on save and next.

Note: After clicking on save and next, you will get a registration number and password. It will automatically get generated and you have to keep it safe.

Why I say that is because it’s a government website and you don’t want to go through the hassle of regenerating the password in the middle of your preparation.

Step 6 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 7: Now the photo and signature section will open up. Fill in all the details as required.

Step 7 to Apply Online for RBI

I have mentioned the rest of the details below. The details that you would need to fill in as well:

Documents Size Pixels Format
Photograph 20-50 KBs 200 X 230 Pixels JPG or JPEG
Signature 10 - 20 KBs 140 X 50 pixels JPG or JPEG
Left - hand thumb impression 10 - 20 KBs 140 X 50 pixels JPG or JPEG
Hand Written Declaration 20 - 50 KBs 140 X 50 pixels JPG or JPEG

Step 8: Here, as the next step, you’d have to fill in your personal details, educational qualifications, your job experience, and a few miscellaneous things like the Phase 1 exam center. When you’re done filling in the details click on save and next.

Step 8 to Apply Online for RBI

Note: I would recommend you to go to the center in a nearby city if you live in a remote place. This is an important thing to remember as the exam takes place online.

I say that because I have seen cases where the system at the center shows some error or the center is too dingy. This is the last thing you want after you are well prepared for the exam.

Step 9: Now a preview of the online application will appear on your screen. Check all the details very carefully.

If you find any mistakes, go back and correct them. Finally, when you find everything correct in the preview, click on “final submit”.

Step 9 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 10: After you have clicked on final submit, a page opens up where you will have to upload a left-hand thumb impression and a handwritten declaration stating that all the information and documents that you’re providing are correct, true, and valid.

Once you’re done uploading click on save and next.

Step 10 to Apply Online for RBI

Submit Application Fee & Print out E-Receipt

Step 11: After you have filled in all the aforementioned details, you can finally go on to finalize your registration by paying the registration fees using your debit/credit card, internet banking, cash cards, mobile wallets, etc.

Step 11 to Apply Online for RBI

Step 12: Once you are through with paying the registration fees, you will receive the ‘e-receipt’ as proof of successful fee payment. Keep it safe.

Step 12 to Apply Online for RBI

Congrats! Now that you have successfully applied for the RBI Grade B examination, you may want to check the RBI Grade B Syllabus and start with your preparation.

Go ahead and create your own personalised preparation strategy by utilising the preparation tips & study plan provided in the linked blog.


So, do your due diligence and make sure you have all the necessary details and documents handy while filling your application form. If you face any issue in accessing or filling the application, do go through the steps in the article as many times as you need. In case of any issue that has not been covered in this article, reach out to me over mail or in the comments below and I will help you out.

That said, it’s now time for me to take leave. Best of luck and God bless!

Founder & CEO of Anujjindal.in

About Anuj Jindal


Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 5 years of experience in the field of Education.

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