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RBI GRADE - B Eligibility Criteria

I. Nationality: a candidate must be either:-

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject 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 favour 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 is issued to him/her by the Government of India.

II. Age Limits:

  • The minimum age limit to appear for the RBI Grade B exam is 21 and the maximum age limit is 30.
  • If a candidate possesses M.Phil and PhD degrees, the upper age limits in these cases are 32 and 34 years respectively.

III. Minimum Educational Qualifications: The following minimum educational qualifications are prescribed for the posts:

Posts

Minimum Education Qualification

1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR)- (General)

• A minimum of 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.

• The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years

2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR

Essential:

a. 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

b. 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

c. Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the sub-categories 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.

 

Note: SC, ST and PwBD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree

examination or equivalent recognized qualifications are eligible to apply.

 

Desirable: A Doctorate Degree in Economics or research or teaching experience in Economics or publications in standard journals would be considered as an

additional qualification.

Candidates having M.Phil. Degree and Doctorate Degree from a recognized

Indian/Foreign University/Institute in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

d. (i) Candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a

recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

(ii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DSIM

Essential:

a. 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

b. Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an Institute of repute; OR

c. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR

d. 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.

Note: For SC, ST and PwBD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master’s

Degree as in items (a), (b), (c) and (d) above is 50% or an equivalent grade in

aggregate of all semesters/ years.

Desirable: (i) Candidates with a Doctorate in topics related to above subjects will be given preference.

(ii) Research or teaching experience and publication in standard journals will be considered as an additional qualification.

 

Note: (i) Candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D qualification in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

(ii) Candidates with research / teaching experience at a recognized Indian / Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

(iii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

IV. Number of Attempts: Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e. General Category, who have already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post/s in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWSs, if the posts are reserved for them.

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