RBI Officer Grade B 2021 Recruitment - Application Released for 322 Posts, Exam Dates, Syllabus

RBI Officer Exam (Grade B)

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If you are looking for an exciting array of job roles, the Reserve Bank of India has brought you some great opportunities. The Bank has started seeking RBI Officer Grade B 2021 online applications from eligible candidates for various officer posts in Grade B. RBI recruits candidates for the Officer level (Grade ‘B’) - General, DR, DEPR, and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG) through the entrance exam. Interested candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the advertised posts.

RBI Grade B Officer 2021 Latest Update – The Reserve Bank of India has invited online applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of Officers in Grade B – DR (General), DEPR/ DSIM 2021. The recruitment drive will conduct the recruitment to fill 322 vacancies. Candidates will be selected for the GEN/DEPR/DSIM post. The last date to submit the applications on or before 15th February 2021.

Highlights of RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2021

Find the complete details of the RBI Grade B examination:

Exam Name

RBI Grade B Exam

Exam Conducting Body

Reserve Bank of India

Official Website


Exam Level


Mode of Application


Exam Mode

Online and Offline

Selection Process

Preliminary, Main, and Interview


Available Application Forms

RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2021 Important Dates

The RBI Grade B exam schedule and events 2021 are as follows –

RBI Grade B Events

Important dates

Notification issue date

28th January 2021

Issue of Online Application Form

28th January 2021

Closing date of online Application Form

15th February 2021

RBI Grade B (DR) - General Phase-I Exam Commencement Date

6th March 2021

RBI Grade B (DR) - Gen Phase-II (Paper I, II & III online/written exam)

1st April 2021

Officers in Grade B (DR) – DEPR Phase – I  Paper – I Online Exam

6th March

Officers in Grade B (DR) – DEPR Phase – II Paper – II & III Online/written Exam

31st March 2021 (To be confirmed in Admit Cards)

Officers in Grade B (DR) – DSIM Phase – I  Paper – I Online Exam

6th March 2021

Officers in Grade B (DR) – DSIM Phase – II Paper – II & III Online/written Exam

31st March 2021 (To be confirmed in Admit cards)

Interview Process

To be notified later

Result Declaration

To be notified later

RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) Previous Years Solved Papers

RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

There are three stages in this examination. In the first stage written examination is held in which there are objective type questions of 200 marks. Those candidates who qualify the Phase 1 of written examination are called to take up Phase-2 of the written examination. In Phase-2, there are objective and descriptive type questions of 300 marks. Those candidates who qualify the Phase 2 of the written examination are further called for the Interview which is of 50 marks.

Exam pattern of Written Phase 1 (Preliminary)

  • Phase 1 of the written examination will be conducted online.
  • It will have objective type questions.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • The total marks for this section of the exam are 200.
  • There are four sections in this phase of exam namely -
    • General awareness
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Reasoning and
    • English language

There is a scheme of negative marking in the examination. For every incorrect response or answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Exam pattern of Written Phase 2 (Main)

  • This Phase 2 of the written exam will also be conducted online.
  • The total duration of the exam will be 90 minutes.
  • It has both objective as well as descriptive type questions.
  • There are three papers in this exam, namely Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.

Paper 1 has Economics and Social IssuePaper 2 is for English Language and Paper 3 is related to Finance and Management.

There is no scheme of negative marking in this phase of the exam.

RBI Grade B Syllabus

English Language: Grammar, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Jumble Words.

Quantitative Aptitude: Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Algebra, Average, Data Interpretation, Probability, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Speed, Distance, and Time, Data Interpretation.

Reasoning: Inequality, Verbal Reasoning, Machine Input-Output, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Floor Puzzle, Arrangement and Pattern, Linear Arrangement.

Static Awareness: History, Mountains, Environmental Facts, Geography, Political Science, Thermal Power Plants.

Economic News: Monetary Policies, Economics Terms, Financial & Economics News.

Economic and Social Issues: Growth and Development, Economic Reforms in Indian, Globalization, Social Structure in India.

RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2021 Eligibility

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate belonging to the General category should have a minimum score of 60% marks in Class 10th, Class 12th and Graduation.
  • The Reserved category (Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe/PwD) candidate should have a minimum score of 50% marks in class 10th, class 12th and Graduation.

Number of Attempts

  • For General candidates the maximum number of attempts for the exam is 6.
  • For Reserved category candidates there is no restriction on the number of attempts until the attainment of their upper age limit.

Age limit

The minimum age limit for the exam is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years for the General category candidates.

The upper age limit for M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications is 32 and 34 years, respectively.

For reserved category candidates, there will be relaxation in the upper age limit.

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RBI Officer Exam (Grade B) 2021 Application Process

Candidates can get application form online on the RBI’s official website. There is no other mode to fill the application form. Candidates should check the ‘how to apply section’ of the application form before filling it. They should fill all the necessary columns of it. It should be noted that it is important to fill all the required columns of the application form, otherwise, application form might get rejected.

The application process has begun online at rbi.org.in from 28th January 2021. Submit the application on or before 15th February 2021.

Here is the process for filling the application form:

  • Visit the official website - https://www.rbi.org.in.
  • Click on the ‘[email protected]’ link in the footer.
  • Click on the ‘Vacancies’ option under the ‘Current Vacancies’ drop-down.
  • Look for the RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2021 link.
  • Click on the application link.
  • Enter your name, email ID, contact details, etc. for registration.
  • The registration ID and password will be sent to the email ID and mobile number.
  • Log-in using the registration ID and password and complete the remaining application form.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • After the final application submission, take a print of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

The application fee for the General and OBC candidates is ₹ 850. It is ₹ 100 for SC/ST or PwD category candidates. There will be no fee for the staff of the RBI.

Mode of application fee payment

The application fee can be paid online through net banking or credit or debit card.

Other Details

Interview Stage

Those candidates who qualify the written exam phase 2 are called for the interview. The total weightage for the interview is 50 marks.

Important Note: Selected candidates need to send one set of Self-attested photocopies of the following documents:

  1. Date of Birth Certificate
  2. Educational Qualifications - Mark sheets and Degree/Passing certificates
  3. Caste certificate (For SC/ST/OBC/EWS) and Disability certificate (For PwBD)
  4. Interview Call Letter/ Admit Card

RBI Grade B Officer Admit Card 2021 -

Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of the RBI. It can be downloaded by entering details like Registration Number, Password and Date of birth. It should be noted that the RBI will not send the hard copy of the admit card and the postal address of the student candidate.

While on the other hand, RBI Grade B Interview Admit Card/Call Letter will be sent separately to each shortlisted candidate on the registered e-mail ID. Candidates selected for the Interview round must take a print out of the admit card or call letter.

RBI Officer 2021 Exam: Cut off marks and Result

In order to qualify this exam, a candidate is required to score either equal to or more marks than the cutoff marks. Candidates can check their results on the official website of the RBI. There will be 3 results in this exam declared at each phase of the exam. After the interview, the final result will be announced on the official website of the RBI.