RBI Grade B Department of Statistics and Information (DSIM) Exam 2021

RBI Grade B DSIM Highlights

RBI Grade B DSIM 2021

RBI Grade B in the Department of Statistics and Information or DSIM is not just a career, it's a commitment to serve the nation. As an RBI Grade B officer in the DSIM department, your work will make a difference to the entire financial world besides giving you an opportunity to diversify your skills. Among 23 departments of RBI, DSIM is one of the department that works on below two principles.

  •  Collecting, processing and disseminating macroeconomic and financial statistics with a focus on banking, monetary, corporate and external sectors.
  •  Providing statistical and analytical support through forward looking surveys, data management and applied statistical research.

Recently RBI recruitment for Grade B officer (DR) in General / DEPR / DSIM was released. Overall there are 322 vacancies out of which 23 vacancies are for RBI Grade B DSIM.  The results for RBI Grade B DSIM Phase 2 have also been released. Lets get some more information about RBI Grade B DSIM.

Check RBI Grade B DSIM Phase 2 results here.

RBI Grade B DSIM Highlights 2021

Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India
Official Website www.rbi.org.in
IBPS Posts Grade B Officer Department of Statistics and Information Management(DISM)
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam
  • Phase 1- Paper 1 - Online Written Examination
  • Phase 2- Paper 2 and Paper 3 - Online Written Examination
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Total Marks
  • Phase I- Paper 1- Objective type questions on Statistics
  • Phase II - Paper 2 and 3 - Descriptive type
  • Interview
Opening Date for Submission of Online
January 28, 2021
Closing Date for Submission of Online
February 15, 2021
DEPR Paper I Examination March 06, 2021
DEPR Paper II and III Examination March 31, 2021
No. of Vacancy 23
Short Listed Candidates for Interview (DSIM) Click Here

To know about RBI Grade B Officer details, click here.

RBI Grade B DSIM Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B DSIM recruitment will take place in three stages-

  • Phase I- Paper 1- Objective type questions on Statistics
  • Phase II - Paper 2 and 3 - Descriptive type
  • Interview

RBI Grade B DSIM final merit will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by you in an Online exam i.e Paper 1 +Paper 2 +Paper 3 and interview. RBI Grade B DSIM - Paper 1 will be held on March 6, 2021 and Paper 2 and 3 will be held on March 31, 2021.

RBI Grade B DSIM Paper 1 or Phase I is an objective type online exam where questions will be based on Statistics. A composite time of 120 minutes are given for answering RBI Grade B DSIM Paper I. The maximum marks are 100. If you clear Paper 1, you will be called for Phase 2 - Paper 2 and Paper 3. Further information can be deduced from the table below:

Phase I (Objective) Paper-I Statistics 120 Min  100

RBI Grade B DSIM Paper 2 and Paper 3 examination will be in shifts. You are required to appear for all shifts. RBI Grade B DSIM Paper 2 is of descriptive type (on Statistics). Here questions are displayed on the computer and you need to write answers on paper. It comprises 100 marks with a composite time of 180 minutes. Paper 3 will be of an English descriptive paper to be typed with help of a keyboard. Further information can be deduced from the table below:

Phase II (Descriptive) Paper-II Statistics 180 Min 100
Paper-III English 90 Min  100

RBI Grade B DSIM final stage is an interview. Interview will be of 75 marks and you can opt for an interview either in Hindi or English.

NOTE- Answers for RBI Grade B DSIM Paper 2 can be written either in Hindi or English while Paper 3 needs to be answered in English only.

RBI Grade B DSIM Syllabus

An understanding RBI Grade B DSIM syllabus will help you in preparing a planning strategy. To make sure that you succeed in the RBI Grade B officer DSIM examination, you need to keep yourself updated on all the aspects related to the exam. Find the syllabus details below.

Paper I: Statistics Probability Definition of Probability Standard distribution Large and small sample theory Analysis of Variance Estimation Testing of Hypotheses Multivariate analysis Stochastic Processes
Paper-II: Statistics Probability and Sampling Linear Models and Economic Statistics Statistical Inference: Estimation, Testing of hypothesis and Non-parametric Test Stochastic Processes Multivariate analysis Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques
Paper III: English The English paper will be framed to assess the candidates' writing skills, expression and understanding of the topic

RBI Grade B DSIM Books

The selection of books is very important for preparing for any competitive exams. If the exam is of RBI Grade B level then its value increases manifold. A good book can enhance your selection as well as your score. So if you are confused about where to prepare and collect materials, given below is the list of some books for your reference.

S.noBooks NameAuthor/Publisher
1 Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences Jay Devore
2 Probability and Statistics Degroot and Schervish
3 Fundamentals of Mathematical Gupta Kapoor
4 Fundamental of  Applied Statistics  Gupta Kapoor
5 Fundamental of Statistics Vol. 1 and 2 Gun Gupta Dasgupta
6 An Outline of Statistical Theory Vol. 1 and 2  Gun Gupta Dasgupta
7 Theory and Methods of Survey Sampling Book Parimal Mukhopadhyay
8 Basic Econometrics by Damodar N. Gujarati. Damodar N. Gujarati
9 Probability and Measure Theory Ash, Robert B
10 Arnold, B.C., Balakrishnan, N., and Nagaraja, H.N. “A First Course in Order Statistics” John Wiley & Sons

RBI Grade B DSIM Eligibility Criteria

You are required to ensure that you are eligible for the RBI Grade B DSIM Exam. Failing to fulfill the eligibility criteria will lead to the cancellation of your candidature. You must possess a Master's Degree in Statistics / Mathematical Economics / Mathematical Statistics / Statistics & Informatics / Econometrics or Applied Statistics & Informatics with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade. Further details can be inferred from the table below.

PostProfessional Qualification
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.

If you pursue your masters in the above-mentioned fields from IGNOU or from an Open Learning education system, then too you are eligible for RBI Grade B DSIM officer.

Also, RBI has defined minimum age criteria for appearing in the RBI Grade B DSIM exam. You are required to be aged between 21 years and 30 years as on the date mentioned in the official notification. Also if you possess M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualifications, you can apply till you are 32 and 34 years respectively. Further information can be get from the table below.

CategoriesAge Relaxation
OBC 3 years
ST/SC 5 years
PwD (Gen) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (ST/SC) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen Serving Period in the Armed Forces + 3 years
People living normally in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1980 to December 1989 5 years
Victims of the 1984 riots 5 years

RBI Grade B DSIM Job Profile

Posted as an RBI Grade B officer in DSIM department, you will undertake collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation of data on banking, corporate and external sectors. Also, you will be dealing with modeling and forecasting of inflation, growth and other important macroeconomics indicators. As an RBI Grade B officer in DSIM, your analytical studies involve statistical/econometric models in the operational areas of interest to the Reserve Bank. Development of methodology for measuring and estimating variables and improvement of the database of various sectors of the economy will also form a part of your work domain.

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RBI Grade B DSIM Preparation Strategy

RBI Grade B officer DSIM exam is an important examination and therefore you need to plan well in advance. You should be focused and determined enough to crack the RBI Grade B officer DSIM exam. Also, make sure that you do not lose your focus. Following are some simple steps to achieve success.

  • Get hold of the RBI Grade B officer DSIM exam pattern and the syllabus
  • Collect some good books to refer to along with the online resources and segregate the topics
  • Plan your strategy depending upon your weakness and strength
  • Devote enough time for online practice
  • Take small breaks and be consistent in your approach
  • Stay positive

Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in RBI Grade B?


No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.


Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in RBI Grade B Exam?


Yes, negative marking for wrong answers in CBTs is 1/4th of the marks for that question.


In RBI Grade B Exam, Can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, RBI Grade B Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English) exam. You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English.


Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?


No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam will be in online mode.




Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .


Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?


Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.


How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B?


Candidates belonging to the general category can attempt the examination only 6 times. Whereas, there is no restriction to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.


What is the age limit for the RBI Grade B posts?


The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.


Will there be any interview after the written result ?


Yes. There will be a final phase of Interview after RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II.


Is it possible to crack this exam in first attempt ?


To crack any exam, one needs a complete preparation strategy,along with the complete exam information. If you are dedicated towards your goal, you would surely be able to crack the exam in first attempt.


Is the exam Bilingual ?


Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.


What would be the word limit for ESI and FM Descriptive paper?


For Paper 1 (ESI) and Paper 3 (FM) Descriptive Type Paper, the word limit prescribed is - 600 words for 15 marks questions, 400 words for 10 marks questions.

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