RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2018 Recruitment Notification Released - Apply Before 23 July

Published on : 13th July 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
RBI Officer Exam (Grade B)

RBI has released the recruitment notice for Grade B officer exam 2018. The online registration process has started on 3rd July.

13 July 2018: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the official notification for Grade B Officer Exam 2018. Applications are invited for recruitment of Grade B Officer – General, in the Department of Economics and Policy Research, and in the Department of Information and Statistics. The detailed notification is available on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India.

Steps to apply for RBI Grade B Officer

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for each post before applying for the exam. Follow the steps given below to complete the application process:

  • Go to the official website - https://www.rbi.org.in/
  • Click on “Direct Recruitment for the posts of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams – 2018” under “What’s New” section on the home-page.
  • Important instruction for the exam will appear, read them. The advertisement is also available in PDF form.
  • Under the “Mode of Application” section, separate links for online applications for Grade B and for DEPR/DSIM will appear.
  • Click on the post you want to apply for.
  • You will be redirected to the registration page.
  • Click on “click here for New Registration” button on the top.
  • Read the important points and click on “CONTINUE” button.
  • Enter the information and click on “Save & Next” button. Once the registration Id and password are generated, you can complete the form in parts. Just log-in with your details, fill the form and save.
  • Complete the application process carefully and take a print out of the completed form.

The last date for printing the completed application form is 07 August 2018.

RBI Grade B Officer Exam - Vacancies

The recruitment process will be done for 166 vacancies as under:



Grade B Officer - General


Grade B Officer - DEPR (Department of Economics and Policy Research)


Grade B Officer - DSIM (Department of Information and Statistics)




Educational Qualification

As per the official notification, here are the educational qualifications required for various posts:

Officers Grade B General: Candidates must have 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.

Officers Grade B DEPR: Candidates must have a Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Mathematical Economics / Quantitative Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

Officers Grade B DSIM: Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/ 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.

You can check the detailed qualification requirements and criteria related to age limit and nationality at the official notification.

RBI Grade B Important Dates

Here are the important dates related to the exam as mentioned in the official notification:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online registration will begin

03 July 2018

Last date for online registration

23 July 2018

Officers in Gr B (DR) General

  • Phase I Online Examination
  • Phase II Online Examination

16 August 2018

07 September 2018

Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR

  • Paper I Online Examination
  • Paper II & III Online/Written Exam

16 August 2018

6 and 7 September 2018 (exam date will be mentioned in the admit card)

Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM

  • Paper I Online Examination
  • Paper II & III Online/Written Exam

16 August 2018

6 and 7 September 2018 (exam date will be mentioned in the admit card)

The apex bank has already released a short newspaper advertisement in the last week of June to inform aspirants about the upcoming recruitment. Here is a copy of the Newspaper advertisement 

RBI Grade B Recruitment Notice 2018

The detailed online notification was released on 3rd July and the registration process has also started from the same day.

About the Author: Himanshu Basant Bhatt

Himanshu Basant Bhatt

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