2019 RBI Grade B Notification

RBI Grade B is one of the most coveted job profiles in the Banking Sector. Through RBI Grade B 2019 Exam, the government will recruit eligible candidates to the post of Officer in Reserve Bank of India.

Grade B Officer post in Reserve Bank of India is a highly esteemed job of the country. RBI Grade B Exam is conducted annually by the Reserve Bank of India and lakhs of students take part in this recruitment drive. RBI is the central bank of the country and the numerous perks offered by RBI Grade B post apart from the reputed job, makes it the most sought-after job among students in large number. Reserve Bank of India releases the notification for Grade B exam every year. It is released for various posts including-

  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)
  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR
  • Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM

RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Highlights

Date of RBI Grade B Examination 2019 Jun-19
Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India Services Board
Mode of Exam Combination of Online as well as Offline modes
Official Website www.rbi.org.in
Duration of Exam 120 minutes for Prelims, 270 minutes for Mains
Eligibility (may vary for different exams) Nationality, Age and Academic qualification; eligibility will vary for different category of posts.
Number of Posts approximately 145

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2019

166 RBI Grade B Vacancies were declared for RBI Grade B 2018. We are expecting the vacancy to be almost same for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam. Let's have a look at the detailed vacancy for previous year to get an idea of the expected vacancy for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.

Serial Number Posts Vacancy
1 Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 127
2 Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 22
3 Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 17

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

I. Nationality: To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2019, a candidate must be either: -

  • 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.

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

II. Age:

  • 1. The minimum age limit for candidates to apply is 21 years while the upper age limit is 30 years as on May 1, 2019. For candidates with M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.
  • 2. Candidates falling under reserved category are eligible for relaxation in upper age limit as per Government of India norms.
  • In order to apply for RBI Grade B exam, candidates should fulfil the following criteria -


    Educational Qualification [for RBI Grade B (General)]-

    Post Minimum Educational Qualifications
    1. Officers in Grade 'B' (OR)-(General)  At least 60% marks in aggregate for all semester/years 150% for SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th for Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations from recognized University and Boards respectively.
    2. Officers in Grade 'B' IDRI - DEPR A Masters Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics/ Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade. SC/ST/PWO candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5%
    3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DRI - DSIM Essential: A Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade:
    1. 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;
    2. M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years
    3. PG Diploma in Business Analytics 1PGOBAI jointly offered by 151 Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at least 5S% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade.
    Note:For SC/ST/PWCI 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.

    IV. Number of Attempts: If General Category candidates have already appeared 6-times for Phase-I Exam of this post in the past, then they would be considered ineligible to apply. However, there are no such restriction in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD if the posts are reserved for them


    RBI Grade B Examination 2019 Application Form

    RBI Grade B Examination 2019 can be fill through online mode only on the official website. Candidates willing to apply for posts in both Gr. B (DR)-General and Gr B (DR) DEPR / DSIM need to apply separately for each position along with requisite application fees

    Steps involved in the online Application Process:

    • 1. Visit the official website www.rbi.org.in and click on the link “Recruitment for the post of Officers in Gr. B (DR) General/DEPR/DSIM"
    • 2. Separate links for Online applications for Gr B -(DR)-General and Online applications for DEPR/DSIM would be displayed.
    • 3. For fresh registration, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details, and Email-id.
    • 4. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system.
    • 5. An Email & SMS is sent to registered email ID and a Mobile number containing Registration number and Password.
    • 6. Fill the remaining details in the application form.
    • 7. Upload scanned images of candidates' recent photograph and signature, left hand thumb impression and a hand written declaration with specifications
    • 8. Next, application fee has to be deposited 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.


    RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Application Fee

    Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2019 has to be paid in online mode only. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:

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


    • Candidates must obtain the print-out of duly filled RBI Grade B Exam Application Form for future correspondence.
    • No separate facility to make changes in the form will be available after submission of form.
    • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • Fee/Intimation charges waiver 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

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