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RBI Grade B 2021 Interview dates (Postponed), Notification, Exam Dates, Application, Eligibility, & Syllabus

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Feb 17, 2021

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RBI Grade B exam is a national level competitive test 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 notification is out and the application form will be available from January 28, 2021.


  • January 25, 2021-There are 322 vacancies notified for RBI Grade B exam 2021, as per the notification. Read more here

RBI Grade B 2021 Exam Date

Events Dates 
Release of RBI Grade B 2021 Official Notification January 25, 2021
RBI Grade B Registration Begins January 28, 2021
Last Day to Submit RBI Grade B 2021 Application Form February 15, 2021
RBI Grade B Exam Date for Phase – I  March 1, 2021
Release of RBI Grade B Phase 1 Result March 2021
Release of RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 2 Admit Card to be notified
RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (General) April 1, 2021
RBI Grade B Exam Date Phase-II (DEPR and DSIM) March 31, 2021
Release of RBI Grade B Phase-II (General) Result to be notified
RBI Grade B Interview Dates

to be notified

Final Result Declaration to be notified

RRB Grade B Highlights

RBI Grade B 2021 Highlights

The key points about the RBI Grade B 2021 exam are highlighted below:

Name of the Exam RBI Grade B Exam – DR, DEPR and DSIM
Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India 
Official Website
Exam Level National
Selection Process Preliminary exam > Main exam > Interview
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Both Online and offline
Number of vacancies 322 
RRB Grade B Eligibility

RBI Grade B Exam Eligibility

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:

RBI Grade B Nationality

To appear for RBI Grade B Examination 2021, a candidate must be either: —

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  3. a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962, or
  4. 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.

RBI Grade B Age Limit 

  • Candidates should fall in 21 and 30 years of age group as on September 1, 2020.
  • However, the upper age limit for candidates with M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications is 32 and 34 years respectively.
  • Reserved category candidates are eligible for relaxation in upper age limit as per Government of India norms.

RBI Grade B Qualifications Requirement

The educational qualifications prescribed for RBI Grade B Examination 2020 are as follows:

Post Minimum Educational Qualifications 
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

At least 60% marks in aggregate for all semester/years (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations from recognized University and Boards respectively.

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. SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5%

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - 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; OR
  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; OR
  2. M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
  3. PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade.
Note: For SC/ST/PWD 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.

RBI Grade B 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

RRB Grade B Apply online

RBI Grade B Application Form

RBI Grade B 2021 Registration can be done through online mode only at 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.

How to apply for RBI Grade B?

  1. Visit the official website – 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 following specifications:
Documents Size Pixels Format
Photograph 20 – 50 KBs 200 X 230 pixels JPG or JPEG
Signature 10 – 20 KBS 140 X 60 pixels JPG or JPEG
Left Hand Thumb Impression 10 – 20 KBS

140 X 60 pixels


Hand Written Declaration 

20 – 50 KBs

140 X 60 pixels

  1. Next, the application fee has to be deposited using Debit/Credit Cards, Internet Banking, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  2. Candidates must obtain and preserve the ‘e-receipt’ as proof of successful fee payment.
  3. Finally, choose "SAVE AND NEXT" and verify the details in the form before submission.

RBI Grade B Application Fee

Application Fee for RBI Grade B Examination 2020 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 INR 100/-
GEN/ OBC/ EWS Application fee including intimation charges INR 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

RRB Grade B Admit card

RBI Grade B Exam Admit Card

  • Successful applicants for RBI Grade B Main Examination 2021 will be issued their interview call letters soon after the results are released.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of bank.
  • Candidates should check the e- call letter carefully and bring discrepancies/ errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.

Documents Required with Admit Card:

  • In addition to RBI Grade B Admit Card, candidates need to present a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification.
  • Acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.

RBI Grade B Exam Centers

  • For RBI Grade B Examination 2021, candidates can choose one center for Phase-I and one center for Phase–II separately in the online application form
  • Allotment of the exam centers will be on the "first-apply-first-allot" manner based on availability.
  • RBI Grade B 2021 Prelims and Mains exam will be conducted in 158 and 20 exam cities respectively.
  • The list of exam centers are published along with the notification and should be selected carefully and cannot be altered once assigned.

Check the exam center details here

RRB Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

  • RBI Grade B is a computer based test having multiple choice questions.
  • The paper will be set in English and Hindi except for the English language section.
  • RBI Grade B exam pattern for Prelims and Main exam are different as shown below:

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Prelims exam will be of 200 marks with a total time constraint of 120 minutes. There will be specific sectional duration which will be mentioned in the admission letter. Candidates will have to clear sectional cutoff as well as overall cutoff. Those who obtain marks more than sectional and overall cutoffs will be eligible to appear in the Main exam.

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration

General Knowledge, 

English Language, 

Reasoning Ability, 

Quantitative Aptitude

200 200 2 hours
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks 120 minutes

RBI Grade B Main Exam Pattern

There are three separate papers in main exam. The English paper is a descriptive test. Candidates have to write the answers using the keyboard. It tests the writing skills of the candidate. 

Paper Type of Paper Maximum Marks Duration
Economics and Social Issues Objective  100 90 minutes
English (Writing skills) Descriptive  100 90 minutes
Finance and Management Objective 100 90 minutes
Total 3 Papers 300 Marks 4 hours 30 minutes

Check Detailed RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

RRB Grade B Syllabus

RBI Grade B Syllabus

The Syllabus is determined by RBI itself. The syllabus varies for Prelims and Main exam as mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Prelims

English Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning General Awareness
Grammar Mensuration Puzzles Banking & Financial Awareness
Vocabulary Time and Work Seating Arrangement Monetary Policies
Error Spotting Average, Ratio, Percentages Directions and Distance Economic Terms
Comprehension Speed, Distance and Time Data Sufficiency Current Affairs
Passage Making Mixture and Allegations Blood Relations Financial & Economics News
Jumble Words Permutation and Combination Syllogism Static GK
Fill in the Blanks Data Interpretation Coding Decoding Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals
Sentence Framing Probability Inequality Banking terms, rates, processes

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Main Exam

Papers Syllabus

Paper-I: Economic and social Issues

Growth and Development, Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India

Sustainable Development and Environmental issues, Economic Reforms in India, Industrial and Labour Policy, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Privatization, Role of Economic Planning.

Globalization, Opening up of the Indian Economy, Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy, International Economic Institutions, IMF and World Bank,

WTO, Regional Economic Co-operation, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanization and Migration, Gender Issues,

Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged, Social Movements, Indian Political System, Human Development, Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.
Paper-III: Finance and Management

1.Finance: Financial System, Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy, Banking System in India,

Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc, Financial Markets Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments,, 

Risk Management in Banking Sector, Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap, Changing Landscape of Banking sector, Recent Developments in the Financial Sector,

Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments, Financial Inclusion- use of technology, Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector,

 The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission,

Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.

2.Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.

Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal, Potential appraisal and development, Feedback and Performance Counselling,

Career Planning, Training and Development, Rewards, Employee Welfare.

Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication;

upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

RRB Grade B results

RBI Grade B Exam Result

RBI Grade B Result can be downloaded once published on the official website. Presently, the Result of Mains exam for DR-General has been published on December 18, 2020, However, 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.

  • Candidates, who secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Board in main exam will be shortlisted for the interview round.
  • The ‘corrected-scores’ obtained by each of the candidates in different phases of RBI Grade B Examination 2021 will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
  • Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board.
  • Candidates who qualify for subsequent rounds would be sent notifications via E-mail/ SMS to download Admission Letters or Interview Call Letters.

Steps to Check RBI Grade B Result

RBI Grade B 2020 Interview

  • Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on total score obtained in Main exam of all categories.
  • Cutoff score for selection in Main exam will be finalized by the Board based on number of vacancies.
  • List of candidates selected for an interview will be published on the official website and interview Call letters will be sent on candidates' registered email ID.
  • Interview Round will carry 50 marks. 
  • Candidates may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.
  • Final Selection will be through merit list prepared by the Board by adding up Main exam and Interview marks secured by candidates.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


dheeraj kumar gupta
Helo , my graduation %age is 59.7 can I appear for rbi grade b
common admission test

No, You are not eligible asRBI has reclined educational basis for the enlistment of aspirantsand  Minimal scholastic qualification required is Minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree. 

what is handwritten declaration in rbi grade b?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. Content for the hand written declaration is “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.

what is the work of rbi grade b officer?
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. The Grade B Officers in the RBI work as foot-soldiers that are responsible for doing activities in the bank related to the cash inflow and maintenance of order in the bank. Also, they are responsible for the overlook of swift functioning of the member banks of under the RBI in the country.

how many candidates appeared in rbi grade b last year??
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. Close to 2.5 to 3 lakh candidates gave the RBI Grade B exam last year.

what is the salary of rbi grade b officer?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. As per the latest notification, the basic salary of the RBI Grade B officer is INR 77208. Also the candidates get an increment worth INR 1750 (up to 9 years). After 9 years is over, basic pay also increases. Further details related to the same are mentioned here.

fauzia shahid
how much time is required to prepare for rbi grade b?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Ideally, candidates must spend at least 8-10 months for RBI Grade B Preparation.

sheetal chib
how to read economic survey for rbi grade b?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. Economic survey is an important document for prestigious exams like UPSC and RBI Grade B. This survey summarizes all the important points about the developmental projects undertaken by the government of India. Also, all the initiatives taken up by the Indian government is presented in this survey. So read all the facts accurately before answering.

nibedita mohanty
I complete my graduation from Government autonomous college, Angul, Odisha with 80% mark in my graduation level. Am l eligible for RBI Grade b(DR) General officer exam in 2020-21 ?

Hi Nibedita

You can visit on our official website of RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria of the exam to check you eligibility. You can also check the the application procedure on how you can apply for the exam.

What are the posts available in this recruitment project?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. Some of the posts include Officers in Grade 'B' (DR), Officers in Grade 'B' (DR), Officers in Grade 'B' (DR), etc. You can refer to the official website to get more details related to the same.

tanvee bose
Is RBI GRADE B 2020 application form is out??
arvind kumar

Hi Tanvee, RBI Grade B 2020 application form last date was 11 october 2020. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

raushan kumar
I am achiving age 21. Then Can i apply rbi grade b form
arvind kumar

Hi Raushan, you can apply for the exam once you attain the age of 21 years. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

gajendra gandharva
Hello sir i am intrested in rbi grade b exam but i am not eligible beacause my 12th standard percentage less then what to do sir????
arvind kumar

Hi Gajendra, sorry but you must have 60% in order to give the exam. Fo more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

preetam oinam
What are the tentative dates for RBI Grade B exam 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Preetam. RBI Grade B 2021 Exam for Phase I is expected to be conducted in June 2021.             

Is R.S. Aggrawal good for the RBI Grade B exam?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. I would say that R.S. Agrawal is a good book to start. Also, you can refer to other books like Arun sharma’s book on quantitative aptitude while preparing for the exams like RBI grade B.

rashmi gupta
What should be my timetable for the next 8 months to crack the RBI Grade B exam in the 1st attempt?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Honestly, you need to spend at least 8-10 months to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam. Also, it depends upon how much time you are devoting for your preparations. Analyze your stronger areas and weaker points so that you can study accordingly. You can refer here to know more about the same.

ankur jain
Is it a safe option to do preparation for the RBI Grade B exam, even though the vacancies are very limited? What other exams can I give after the preparation of the RBI Grade B exam?
kavita rani

Hi Ankur. Yes, you can prepare for the RBI Grade B exam, and get a good chance to clear the exam. With a little bit of preparation and awareness about the latest syllabus can help you get a good score in the exam. You can also prepare for the SBI PO, RBI PO, SEBI, etc. along with preparing for the RBI Grade B exam.

ipsha mohanty
Can I apply for RBI Grade B exam now?
arvind kumar

Hi Ipsha, The last date to apply for the exam was 11 october 2020. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

nafisa khatoon
What are the Books to refer for RBI Grade B Phase 2?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Some of the books include Indian Economy by Uma Kapila; Indian Economy by Mishra Puri, Monetary Theory and Public Policy by Kenneth Kurihara, among others. Refer here to know more about the same.

How good is AffairsCloud for the RBI Grade B exam?
kavita rani

Hi Soumi. There are many YouTube channels out of which AffairsCloud is one of the most preferred channels. In case you prepare for the RBI Grade B exam, then you must check out this channel.

prasthuthi gerri
Application link please
arvind kumar

Hi Prasthurthi, you can get the application on the official website and you can search it directly on the google. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM