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RBI Grade B Eligibility 2021: Age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:59 AM IST

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RBI Grade B Eligibility 2021:Check details about age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts and more details at Safalta.com. Also, know important points to keep in mind before applying.
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Reserve Bank of India has outlined certain criterias that must be fulfilled by candidates in order to be eligible to appear for RBI Grade B Exam. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for RBI Grade B Exam should be familiar with RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria to check if they are eligible to appear for the exam or not. Candidates who do not satisfy these eligibility criterias will be not be allowed to appear for the examination or their candidature will be cancelled. Along with that candidates should know about the number of attempts, the maximum age limit upto which they can appear for RBI Grade B Exam. In this article we have explained RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria in detail for the benefit of the candidates.

 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria is defined in terms of nationality, age limit and educational qualification. RBI has set certain standards along these three lines which must be satisfied by candidates in order to be able to appear for RBI Grade B Exam. The detailed eligibility criteria is as follows:

 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

As per the official notification released by RBI, candidates will be eligible to appear for RBI Grade B Exam if they are:

  • A Citizen of India

  • A subject of Nepal

  • A subject of Bhutan

  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settling in India

  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from any of the following countries: Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam for settling permanently in India. 

 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria Age Limit

RBI defines certain age limit for candidates belonging to different categories. As per the official notification released by RBI, candidates should be atleast 21 years of age to be eligible to appear for RBI Grade B Exam. The category-wise upper age limit is as follows:

Category

Upper Age Limit

General 

30

Candidates who have completed M.Phil

32

Candidates who have completed Ph.D

34

OBC

33

SC/ST

35

PwD (General)

40

PwD (OBC)

43

PwD (SC/ST)

45

Ex-Servicemen

35

Ex-employees of Banking Institutions

35

 

RBI Grade B Eligibility Educational Qualifications

RBI lays down certain educational qualifications which is mandatory to be possessed by the candidates in order to be eligible to appear for RBI Grade B Exam.

Post

Educational Qualification

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) - (General)

Graduation in any discipline /Equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) or Post-Graduation / Equivalent technical qualification with minimum 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters/years

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) - (DEPR)

  • 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 recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute; OR
  • PGDM/ MBA 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; OR
  • 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 recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) –DSIM

  • 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
  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years and a one-year postgraduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute; OR
  • M. Stat. degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
  • 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.
 

RBI Grade B Eligbility: Number of Attempts

RBI has defined a limit on the number of attempts for candidates. Candidates belonging to General Category have a total of 6 attempts. After exhausting their 6 attempts at the exam, candidates cannot appear again. However, candidates belonging to OBC, SC/ST, PwD categories can appear for the exam as many times as they want provided they will within the age limit.

 

Thus, RBI lays down various criterias which must be satisfied by the candidates in order to appear for RBI Grade B Exam. Candidates who are aspiring to work in RBI as Grade B officers should go through the above details and understand RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria thoroughly.

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