RBI Grade B exam is a national level competitive exam conducted by Reserve Bank of India for recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR, and DSIM in Common Seniority Group (CSG). RBI Grade B 2020 recruitment is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main Exam, and Interview Round. The RBI Grade B 2021 exam is conducted to fill 322 posts of officers. RBI Grade B recruitment for Phase I and II will be scheduled on 6 March 2021 and 1 April 2021 respectively.
26 February 2021: RBI grade B admit card 2021 for phase I has been released for Grade B (General), DEPR and DSIM. The last date of downloading the admit card is 6 March 2021. Click here.
Check the official notification of RBI Grade B 2021 in the following:
The key points about the RBI Grade B 2021 exam are highlighted below:
|Exam name||RBI Grade B|
|Conducting authority||Reserve Bank of India (RBI)|
|Post name||Grade B (DR) for General, DEPR, DSIM streams|
|Selection stages||Grade B (DR) for General: Phase I, II, and Interview DEPR/DSIM post: Paper 1, 2, 3, and Interview|
|Mode of exam||Online|
Phase I: 120 minutes
|Language of exam||English and Hindi|
|Exam purpose||To select Grade B Officers in General, DEPR, and DSIM|
*DEPR: Department of Economic Policy and Research (Specialist for Economics Post Graduate)
*DSIM: Department of Statistics and Information Management (Specialist for Statistics Post Graduates)
RBI Grade B admit card 2021 has been released on 26 February 2021 and it can be downloaded till 6 March 2021. Go through the following table to know more about the important dates of RBI grade B 2021:
|RBI Grade B 2021 Events||RBI Grade B 2021 Dates|
|Release of short notification||25-Jan-2021|
|Availability of application form||28-Jan-2021 to 15-Feb-2021|
|Fee payment||28-Jan-2021 to 15-Feb-2021|
|Admit card for DEPR and DSIM||26-Feb-2021|
|Phase I exam for General, DSIM, and DEPR||06-Mar-2021|
|Phase II exam for General||01-Apr-2021|
|Paper-II and III exams for DEPR and DSIM||31-Mar-2021|
RBI Grade B vacancies are announced based on the posts and categories. To know more, check the following table:
|RBI Exam||Number of Vacancies|
|RBI Grade B 2021||322|
|RBI Grade B 2019||199|
|RBI Grade B 2018||166|
|RBI Grade B 2017||161|
|Posts||Unreserved i.e., General (GEN/UR)||Scheduled Castes (SC)||Scheduled Tribes (ST)||Other Backward Classes (OBC)||EWSs||Total|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General||108||49||27||59||27||270|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR||13||5||3||6||2||29|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM||9||5||5||3||1||23|
Candidates must meet the eligibility guidelines issued by RBI before applying online. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality, age limit and educational qualification of a candidate is discussed below:
To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2021, a candidate must be either: —
Please note that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Candidates should fall in 21 and 30 years of age group as on September 1, 2021.
RBI Grade B Registration 2021 can be done through online mode only at the official website. The aspirants needed to fill the RBI Grade B application form 2021 from 28 January 2021 to 15 February 2021. The aspirants had to pay the fees within the mentioned dates.
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.
Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2021 has to be paid in online mode only. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:
|SC /ST/ PWD||Intimation Charges only||INR 100/-|
|GEN/ OBC/ EWS||Application fee including intimation charges||INR 850/-|
The exam conducting authority has revised the RBI Grade B exam pattern 2021. As per the revised exam pattern, paper I and III exams of phase II will be objective and descriptive type. 50% marks will be of these two papers will be objective type and 50% marks will be descriptive type. However, previously two papers carried only objective type questions. Paper II (as previous) will carry only descriptive type questions of 100 marks.
Go through the following table to get a clear idea about the RBI Grade B exam Pattern (updated) 2021:
|Phase of the Exam||Sections||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Phase I||General Awareness||80||80||120 minutes|
|Phase II||Paper I: Economic and Social Issues 50% Objective & 50% Descriptive||30 Objective Questions & 6 Descriptive Questions of which 4 have to be answered||100||120 minutes|
|Paper II: English (Writing Skills)||3||100||90 minutes|
|Paper III: Finance and Management 50% Objective & 50% Descriptive||30 Objective Questions & 6 Descriptive Questions of which 4 have to be answered||100||120 minutes|
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern for DEPR/ DSIM is similar, check the following table to know more:
|Phase of the Exam||Name of the Paper||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Phase I||Paper I: Objective Type on Economics/ Statistics||100||120 minutes|
|Phase II||Paper II: Descriptive Paper on Economics / Statistics||100||180 minutes|
|Paper III: English (Descriptive)||100||90 minutes|
The RBI Grade B syllabus 2021 prelims exam is similar to the other banks. The major sections of the prelims exam are mostly asked from the following topics:
RBI grade B admit card 2021 of phase I has been issued by the exam conducting authority on 26 February 2021. To download the admit card, the candidates need to login their account with the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The aspirants can download the RBI grade B admit card till 6 March 2021.
Once the aspirants will join the RBI Grade B post, they will be eligible for the local allowance, dearness allowance, house rent allowance, grade allowance and family allowance. Check the RBI Grade salary structure in the following:
|Parameters||Salary structure (In Rs)|
|Payscale||35,150-1,750 (9)-50,900-EB-1,750 (2)-54,400-2,000 (4)-62,400|
|Allowances||Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance and Grade Allowance|
|Initial monthly Gross emoluments||77, 208|
RBI Grade B Result can be downloaded once published on the official website. The marks secured in Prelims, Main exam and Interview will be available on the Bank's website only after the declaration of the final result.
To know more about the RBI Grade B result 2021, click here.
To clear the exam, the aspirants must score the RBI Grade B Cutoff marks for appearing to the next round of the examination. The RBI Grade B Cutoff marks was decided by the exam conducting authority. The Cutoff marks is depending on the total number of vacancies, total number of aspirants appearing for the exam, difficulty level of the exam. RBI releases the cut off marks after each phase of the exam.
Ques. When will the RBI Grade B 2021 phase I exam be scheduled?
Ans. RBI Grade B 2021 phase I was mentioned to be scheduled on 6 March.
Ques. When will the RBI Grade B 2021 notification be released?
Ans. The RBI Grade B 2021 notification was released on 28 January 2021 by the Reserve Bank of India.
Ques. What is the age limit of applying for the exam?
Ans, The aspirants should be lying between the age group of 21 years to 30 years to appear for the exam.
Ques. What is the maximum number of attempts for the RBI Grade exam?
Ans. The general candidates can attempt maximum 6 times the exam. On the other hand, there is no limit for the other candidates.
Ques. How to apply the RBI Grade B 2021 exam?
Ans. To apply for the RBI grade B 2021 exam, the aspirants needed to visit the official website of RBI.
Ques. What are the application fees of applying for the RBI Grade B exam?
Ans. The application fee for the SC/ST/PWD candidates is Rs. 100, whereas the fee is Rs. 850 for the GEN/OBC.EWS category aspirants.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.