RBI Grade B 2021 Registration, Application Process, Eligibility & Fees

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Mar 19, 2021

RBI Grade B Application Form was released on 28 January 2021 by the Reserve Bank of India. The aspirants got the time of filling the application form till 15 February 2021. In addition, the aspirants could also edit the information from 28 January to 15 January 2021, till 12:00 midnight. The candidates could take the printout of the application form containing the fee detail till 28 February 2021. RBI Grade B application fee for General/OBC and SC/ST/PWD is Rs. 850 and Rs. 100 respectively. To pay the application fees, the aspirants have to rely only on online mode. Candidates can fill the application form in online mode only at the official website –

  • Candidates must check RBI Grade B eligibility criteria, mentioned below in the article, before applying for the exam.
  • Candidates have to register online, fill the form, upload scanned documents, and pay registration fees.
  • Successfully registered candidates will be issued RBI Grade B Admit Card for the Examination. 
Grade B Highlights

RBI Grade B Registration 2021 Highlights

Important points about RBI Grade B 2021 Application are given below:

Conducting Authority Reserve Bank of India
Exam Category National Level Recruitment Exam
Posts Grade B officer: General/ DEPR/ DSIM
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Fee Payment Online
Application Fees General/ OBC/ EWS: INR 850,
SC/ ST/ PwD: INR 100
Grade B Dates

RBI Grade B Registration Dates 2021

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:

Events Important Dates
RBI Grade B Application Start Date January 28, 2021
RBI Grade B Application Last Date February 15 2021
Release of Phase I Admit Card February 26, 2021
RBI Grade B (DR) General-Phase-I & DEPR/DSIM Paper I March 6, 2021
Release of Phase II Admit Card 2nd week of March 2021 (Tentative)
RBI Grade B (DR)- DEPR/DSIM- Paper II & III exam March 31, 2021
RBI Grade B (DR)- General- Phase-II exam April 1, 2021
Release of Interview Admit Card To be notified later
RBI Grade B Interview To be notified later

Must read: Revised exam pattern of RBI Grade B

Grade B Eligibility

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2021

RBI has prescribed eligibility criteria for candidates to be eligible to apply for the Grade B examination. These conditions are pertaining to nationality, age limit, educational qualification and number of attempts. 

RBI Grade B Nationality

  • Citizen of India OR
  • Subject of Nepal OR
  • Subject of Bhutan OR
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India OR
  • Person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Please note that candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

RBI Grade B Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit: 21 years (he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1991)
  • Maximum age limit for General: 30 years (he/she must have been born not later than 1 January 2000)
  • Maximum age limit for M.Phil. qualification: 32 years
  • Maximum age limit for Ph.D. qualification: 34 years

RBI Grade B Educational Qualification Requirements

  • A minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD) or equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree and in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th standard examination.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage or equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree should be aggregate of all the years/ semesters.

It is important for candidates to go through detailed RBI Grade B eligibility criteria.

RBI Grade B Number of Attempts

  • A maximum number of attempts for the General Category is six times for Phase-I Examination.
  • No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD, if the posts are reserved for them. Download RBI Grade B Exam Sample Papers
Grade B Applications

How to fill RBI Grade B Application Form?

RBI Grade B 2021 Application Form is available at the official website of the bank – 

  • Step 1: Online Registration
  • Step 2: Filling RBI Grade B Application Form
  • Step 3: Uploading Photograph and Signature
  • Step 4: Application Fee Payment

The steps to be followed are briefed in the sections below.

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the official website –
  • Click on the link for RBI Grade B Application 2021.
  • Candidates have to click on ‘Click Here for new registration’ if he/she has not registered already.
RBI Grade B
  • Those who registered already and got their provisional ID and password can skip the above step.
  • The candidate will be redirected to a new window for registration. Here enter basic information like name, category, date of birth, email ID, contact number, academic details etc.
  • Upon successful registration, a provisional id and password will be generated and displayed in the web page.
  • Note down the registration number and the password displayed on the screen. This will be needed for filling up of the RBI Grade B Application form.

Click here to apply for the RBI Grade B application form (official website), 

Step 2: Filling RBI Grade B Application Form

  • Candidates have to fill in all the personal, educational, work experience details, along with the choice of paper, position applied and exam center city.
  • There will be no scope to correct the details in the form later hence fill in the details very carefully.
  • Once filled and reviewed, click on the ‘Save and Next’ button.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph and Signature

  • Applicants have to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a handwritten declaration in the application form.
  • The images should be uploaded as per the required dimension.
  • An error message will be displayed if the upload didn’t occur properly.
Documents Size Pixels Format
Photograph 20 – 50 KBs 200 X 230 JPEG/JPG
Signature 10 – 20 KBS 140 X 60 JPEG/JPG
Left Thumb Impression 10 – 20 KBS 140 X 60 JPEG/JPG
Hand Written Declaration 20 – 50 KBs 140 X 60 JPEG/JPG

Guidelines for Photograph

  • Upload your recent passport size photograph, clicked against a light-coloured/white background.
  • Ensure there is no “red-eye” on the photograph.
  • If the applicant wears glasses normally, ensure that there is no reflection or glare on the glass and eyes are clearly visible.
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable.
  • Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover the face of the applicant.

Guidelines for Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Hand Written Declaration

  • Sign with a black pen on white paper in running handwriting and not in Block Letters.
  • The applicant has to put his left-hand thumb impression on a white paper with a black or blue ink.
  • A declaration has to be handwritten in English only by the candidate on a white paper with a black pen.
  • The text for the declaration is as follows  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.” 
  • Signature obtained on the admission letter and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match with the uploaded signature.

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

  • The final step in filling RBI Grade B Application Form is to make fee payment and saving the e-reciept and application form copy.
  • The application fees can be paid in online mode only through debit/ credit card/ Netbanking/ IMPS/ cash cards and mobile wallets.
  • An e-receipt will be generated after successful payment of fees which should be saved by the candidate along with the application form.
  • In case of failed transaction, candidates have to restart the fee payment process.
  • Once the fee will be paid, the amount will not be refunded under any circumstances.

RBI Grade B Application Fee

Category Charges Amount
SC/ ST/ PwD Intimation Charges only INR 100/-
GEN/ OBC/ EWS Application fee including Intimation Charges INR 850/-

*Bank/Transactions charges are to be borne by the aspirants.

Pre-Exam Training for SC/ST/OBC/PwD Candidates

RBI organizes a free of cost pre-examination training for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD candidates only for the post of Officers in Gr B (DR)-General Only.

  • It is a combined pre-examination training for prelims and the main exam of the RBI Grade B Exam.
  • It is conducted at some of the centres where the bank has its offices. 
  • Candidates can apply for this training during RBI Grade B Registration itself. 
Grade B FAQs


Ques. When the RBI Grade B Application form will be released?

Ans. The exam conducting authority released the RBI Grade B online application form on 28 January 2021 and the candidates could fill it till 15 January 2021.

Ques. How can I fill the application form?

Ans. To fill the RBI Grade B application form, the aspirants need to open the official website.

Ques. What if I submit more than one application form?

Ans. In case of multiple submission of the RBI GRade B application form, only the latest submitted application form will be considered.

Ques. What is the required age group for applying the form?

Ans. The basic age group of the desired candidates should be 21 years to 30 years, as on 1 January 2021.

3 Months Crash Course

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


I am SC I got 5.31 CPI in btech am I eligible for grade b ?

HI Rohan

Visit on our official website of RBI Grade B Cut Off to know the cutoff score required to apply for the exam. You will aslo get the eligibility criteria of the exam.

nibedita mohanty
Hy, I complete my graduation from government autonomous college, Angul, Odisha with 80% in all semester. Am I eligible for RBI Grade b exam?

Dear Nibedita Mohanty

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible to apply for RBI Grade B Recruitment 2020-21 if you have passed Bachelor’s Degree with 60% marks or 50% for reserved category from any recognized University. The age limit is between 21-30 years. For more details, kindly go through this link – RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

puja sao
How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. In case you have a doubt related to the successful Registration, candidates must visit the Page for Re-Print of Application / e-Receipt, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.

arushi thankur
What are the last Registration dates/Fee?
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. RBI Grade B Application Form was made available from September 21, 2020 onwards. Candidates can fill the application form in online mode by visiting the official website. The deadline to register for the RBI Grade B exam was October 11, 2020. Check out more details related to the same here.

When will the online registrations of RBI Grade-B?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. RBI Grade B Application Form was made available from September 21, 2020. Candidates can fill the application form in online mode by visiting the official website. Get more information related to this exam here.

When will the exam be conducted?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. RBI Grade B Preliminary exam is scheduled to be conducted on November 9, 2020, while RBI Grade B Main will be taken on December 1- 2, 2020. You can refer to the official website to stay updated about the latest notifications.

koyena biswas
Is there any limited number of attempt to appear for preliminary exam?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. One can appear for the prelims exam till he/she meets the minimum eligibility criteria .

koyena biswas
When is the last day to apply for RBI Grade B?
kavita rani

Hi Kouena. The last day to Submit RBI Grade B Application Form was October 11, 2020. More details related to the same are presented here.

What if you can’t upload photo and signature while filling the application form online?
kavita rani

Hi Pradeepraj. You can get in touch with the exam authorities in case facing issue related to uploading photo and signature. But make sure that you are uploading the same in the mentioned format only.

What is the number of chances in RBI Grade-B Recruitment?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. As per the RBI Grade B Officer eligibility criteria, candidates belonging to the General Category can give the exam for a maximum six times. While the candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC and PwD categories can give RBI Grade B exam n number of times, or till they meet the eligibility criteria.

k srilekha
Hello, I got 60% above in all 10th, 12th and degree but in one of my semesters I got 59.85%?. So am I eligible for RBI Grade B . Is it necessary to get 60% above in all the semesters of graduation?
arvind kumar

Hi Srilekha, you must have 60% in all semesters to be eligible for RBI grade b exam. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

dharshini rajendran
When can we expect a RBI Grade B 2020 notification?
kavita rani

Hi Dharshini. As per the latest notifications by RBI, the RBI Grade B Officer 2020 exam is anticipated to be announced by October 2020.

sadim ansari
Are newly recruited RBI Grade B officers allowed to choose first posting of their choice post their training at RBSC Chennai?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. No, the newly appointed RBI Grade B -DR officers will not be asked any choice for posting. The first posting will be done by HRM Department based on their own judgements.

vishal sharma
Which is the best coaching center for the RBI Grade B in India?
kavita rani

HI vIshal. Some of the best coaching centers for the RBI Grade B exam preparation include Career Launcher, Vidya Guru, Learning Power, IBS Coaching Institute, among many more.

sourajit mukherjee
Can a final year student appear for RBI Grade B Exam before graduation?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Yes, in case you are more than 21 years old, and obtained a good score in the final semester, you are eligible to apply for the RBI Grade B exam. But at the time of documents verification, you are supposed to show degree completion certificate.

shatakshi patki
How can I appear for RBI Grade B exam after being selected as an RBI Assistant?
common admission test

Hii shatakshi. Yes, you can apply for RBI grade B Exam. Your selection as Assistant does not affect for appearing in Grade B exam. For more details :- RBI GRADE B 

vaishali agarwal
Hi, I am not able to get the form
arvind kumar

Hi Vaishali, you will get the form on the official website of RBI. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

suvarna shinde
Can you please explain me the Criteria of Officers in Grade 'B' post in General caste. Is it fine if we have Master degree above 60%,Graduation-58%,12th-65% so i m eligible for rbi grade b exam.
arvind kumar

Hi Suvarna, you are eligible for RBI grade b exam. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

The link says that the application filling date is over, but the date is till 11th Oct 2020
arvind kumar

Hi Aryan, please contact the authorities regarding the concern. There might be some technical error. For more details visit: RBI GRADE B EXAM

I want to know the pre exam training for rbi grade b exam how long the training period is?
arvind kumar

Hi Manoj, the training period is around 3 months for RBI Grade b exam. For more details click here.