RBI Grade B Apply Online, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card and Application Fees

Are you starting the preparation for RBI Grade B Exam? Welcome to the world where you can get all the information you need.

Were you the kid who always thought that 10th, 12th, and graduation marks don’t matter? Were your parents constantly giving you a hard time during those exams?

Well, RBI wants you to be consistent throughout your life too. They want a kid with consistent grades. I bet you will learn a lot from this blog.

I have divided the whole blog into Various categories. Go directly to that category by clicking below:

So let’s not chit chat more and dive into our first topic. You are only allowed to fill the form if you clear all these requirements.

 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualification (60% in 10th, 12th & Graduation)

PostMinimum Education Qualification
General

You should have 60% marks in 10th, 12th and graduation. Many students ask if 60% marks in graduation should be in each semester or average. Well, relax....It’s an average of all semesters. RBI also provides a relaxation to students from SC, ST and OBC category. You need 50% marks in your graduation if you are from any of the categories above.

DEPR

You should have a masters degree. Masters degree not in subjects like hindi or Sanskrit. Masters degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance. ... Not only this, you should have with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade. RBI has again given a relaxation of 5% to all SC/ST/PWD candidates.

DSIM

DSIM vacancies are even more narrowed down by RBI. For these vacancies you should have any one of the following:... a)you need a Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay. Not only a masters degree from these two renowned universities. You also need at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade. You can also apply for this vacancy if you have b) Master's Degree in Mathematics with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years and 1-year PG Diploma in Statistics or related subjects from reputed institute; OR c) M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR d) PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade. Note: For SC/ST/PWD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master's Degree as in items a, b, c and d above is 50% in aggregate of all semesters/years or an equivalent grade.

The educational qualifications prescribed for RBI Grade B is pretty tough. Even tougher than UPSC and other major government exams.

RBI Grade B Eligibility – Age Relaxation

Coming to the age qualification. Yes, you heard it right!! You can’t give the exam if you are super smart and cleared your college at the age of 18.

You can’t even give this exam if you had responsibilities when you were in your 20’s and now want to be a Grade B officer in your 30’s but we have a few exceptions.

You can still give the exam. Here is the age eligibility:

    • You should be between 21 and 30 years.
    • The upper age limit is 32 if you have M.Phil. and 34 if you have Ph.D.
    • Not only this, but You are also given a relaxation equal to the number of years of experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/ Financial Institution/RBI in the Public Sector.

But don’t just say that you worked for 10 years and now you want 10 years relaxation. Not Going to happen!!

It is a maximum of 3 years.

RBI Grade B Eligibility: Nationality

This is not a very often asked question in the RBI Grade B eligibility section.

Most of the students sitting for the exam are Indians but I just thought of mentioning it in case someone from out neighbouring country is willing to sit for the exam as well.

I have written the RBI Grade B eligibility criteria below:

  1. citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  3. a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962, or
  4. 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.

Please note that if you are belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d), you should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

RBI Grade B Eligibility – Number of attempts – Maximum 6

Now to give something additional which is not mentioned by anyone on the internet.

The number of attempts you are allowed to give for the RBI Grade B Exam.

You are allowed to give a maximum of 6 attempts.

You can still back out anytime if you don’t think that you are prepared well before the prelims and you don’t want to waste your attempt.

However, there is no such restriction in case you belong to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD.

RBI Grade B Apply Online

Before starting, do you remember those old days when you used to stand in lines to apply for your college entrance?

It is not that tedious anymore. You just need a good internet connection to apply for RBI exam or see the result.

Yes, you read it right!!!

No more need to stand in lines or getting all stressed up to reach on time and looking for an ATM to get the fees money.

The process to apply for the RBI Grade B exam is pretty simple but students still make a lot of mistakes.

So take care while filling up the form.

You don’t want to spend extra money to rectify your mistakes.

You will be able to apply for the exam only after an official announcement by the Reserve Bank of India.

RBI releases three separate vacancies. These are the name of the vacancies:

  • RBI Grade B (DR) General
  • RBI Grade B (DR) DEPR
  • RBI Grade B (DR) DSIM

Go through this link if you want to know for which vacancy you are eligible for.

If you are willing to apply for both the posts, you need to apply separately for each position.

RBI Apply Online – Steps to Apply for RBI Grade B Exam

Are you ready to start applying for the exam?

Let’s talk about the steps to apply for the exam. I have divided the whole process into 10 steps. It will make it super easy.

Step 1: Go to the official website of RBI – rbi.org.in.

Step 2: You have to click on the link called “Recruitment for the post of Officers in Gr. B (DR) General/DEPR/DSIM”

Step 3: You will be able to see separate links for both the posts published by RBI. Click on the one you are eligible for.

Step 4: Click on the new registration link and fill up all your details like Name, Email ID, etc.

Step 5: You will get a registration number and password. It will automatically get generated and you have to keep it safe.

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:  I have mentioned the rest of the details below that need to be filled as well:

DocumentsSizePixelsFormat
Photograph20-50 KBs200 X 230 PixelsJPG or JPEG
Signature10 - 20 KBs140 X 50 pixelsJPG or JPEG
Left - hand thumb impression10 - 20 KBs140 X 50 pixelsJPG or JPEG
Hand Written Declaration20 - 50 KBs140 X 50 pixelsJPG or JPEG

Step 7: Fill your educational qualifications and your job experience as well.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Master’s Degree or job experience. It doesn’t matter if you are well prepared for the exam.

Step 8: Fill your preferred center. Make sure to fill the one which is near your place.

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 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: You can finally pay the fees using your debit/credit card, internet banking, cash cards, mobile wallets, etc. You can know more about the fees from here.

Step 10: You will receive the ‘e-receipt’ as proof of successful fee payment. Keep it safe.

 

RBI Grade B Apply Online – Fees

You must be thinking about the amount of money you need to spend just to complete the RBI Grade B online application form.

Many students find this topic really important and it is. Application fees to sit for the exam is a huge source of income for a lot of institutes.

Students preparing for MBA pay a hefty amount of fees to give the exam.

Don’t worry!

RBI is not sucking money out of you. RBI Grade B apply online fee is not that high. Here is the fee amount you need to pay.

CategoryChargesAmount
SC/ST/PWDIntimation Charges OnlyINR 100/-
GEN/OBC/EWSApplication fee including intimation chargesINR 850/-
StaffNilNil

Note:

  • Don’t forget to print-out of the fee receipt and form after making the payment of RBI Grade B apply online form.
  • Fill the form very carefully and don’t fill the wrong information. You will not get a chance to rectify and you will have to fill it again and pay extra fees.
  • You will not get any refund on the Fee once paid.
  • Wait. What? You can have a Fee/Intimation charges waiver but it is applicable only for the RBI Staff who meet specific eligibility criteria stipulated in the circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.

Just try your luck and see if your exam fee can be waived off.

RBI Apply Online – Important Dates

Let’s clear a misconception here that people know and provide expected dates for the government exams.

It is just a way to sell courses by big institutes. I also came across it but never used it.

Are you still thinking about how coaching institutes do it?

Ok, let me explain. You want to know about the dates of the upcoming exam. You go online and start searching and someone wrote that it will take place in the month of August.

Hello! You realize that you don’t have enough time left to prepare and you start looking for courses. You find a course on their website only and buy it.

These institutes are just creating a panic to sell you courses.

Nobody other than the higher authority of HR in RBI knows about the date of the exam.

I will repeat it.

NOBODY!!

Don’t fall in that trap. Just go through the last year’s dates.

Assume that the exam might take place sooner than a particular date and make your plan.

Here are the last year’s dates. I have written a complete blog regarding it here.

EventsDates
Release of RBI Online Application form21st September 2019
Online Payment of Application fees11th October 2019
Phase 1 Exam Date9th November
Phase 1 Result Date18th November
Phase 2 Exam Date1st December

RBI Grade B Online Application – RBI Grade B Admit Card

You get the admit after 2 weeks of filling up the RBI Grade B Online Application form.

Downloading RBI Grade B admit card is not a very difficult task.

I have written the steps to do it.

  • Visit the career page of RBI to download RBI Grade B Admit Card. This step is after the RBI apply online step.
  • Enter your details, i.e., Roll number or Registration number and your date of birth or password after you open this page.
    This is the reason why I asked you to keep these details safe while filling up the form.
  • Write the captcha that is provided in the box.
  • Click on Submit and your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • You can download RBI Grade B admit card 2020 now from the option available on the screen.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind while saving the RBI Grade B admit card:

  • Make sure that you download RBI Grade B admit card right away and do not postpone it for later. It’s a government website and it can crash due to huge traffic. You don’t want that to happen one day before the exam.

You need a few Documents with you along with the admit card when you go for the exam and I have mentioned them below.

 

  • Carry a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification.
  • Acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.

RBI Grade B 2020 Exam Centers

I told you about the choice you can make between the exam centers while filling up the RBI apply online form.

I have listed those exam centers below. You can choose one center for Phase-I and one center for Phase–II separately in the RBI Grade B online application form.

 

RBI Grade B Exam Centres for Phase 1  exam

States /UTsRBI Grade B Exam Centres for Prelims
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra Pradesh & TelanganaGuntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshItanagar, Naharlagun city
AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar
BiharBhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChattisgarhRaipur, Bhilai
Daman & DiuJamnagar
GoaVarna
GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
HaryanaHissar, Karnal, Rohtak
Himachal PradeshDharamsala, Shimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBelgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi
KeralaKannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil
LakshadweepKavaratti
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
MaharashtraAurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandKohima
New DelhiDelhi –NCR
OrissaBalasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
PuducherryCuddalore, Villupuram
PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
SikkimGangtok, Bardang City
TamilnaduChennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City
West BengalBerhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

RBI Grade B Exam Centres for Phase 2 exam

Name of the Examination Cities
AhmedabadJammu
BengaluruKanpur
BhopalKochi
BhubaneswarLucknow
KolkataMumbai
ChandigarhNagpur
ChennaiNew Delhi
GuwahatiPatna
HyderabadPune
JaipurThiruvananthapuram

Conclusion:

So, if you have come all this way till here then I’m assuming that you must have read all the information that I have provided on this page like the Eligibility Criteria for the RBI Grade B Exam, RBI apply online, How to avail the admit card and at last various exam centers. All these topics are really important for you to know if you are planning to apply for the upcoming RBI Grade B Examination. I hope the content has clarified all your doubts related to RBI Grade B Examination.

All the Best!!
Keep Learning!!

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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 4 years of experience in the field of Education.

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