RBI Grade B 2022 Eligibility Criteria

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RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2022

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the RBI Grade B, it is essential to ensure your eligibility criteria. You must be aware of the fact that if you fail to fulfil the RBI Grade B eligibility criteria for 2022, your RBI Grade B application form will be cancelled. The RBI Grade B notification will have all the details related to educational and eligibility criteria, age limit, no of chances, nationality etc. The detailed RBI Grade B 2022 Eligibility criteria has been mentioned below.

RBI Grade B Educational Criteria

In order to apply for RBI Grade B 2022 exam. You must fulfil the criteria of RBI Grade B eligibility. A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree to be eligible for the post of RBI Grade B Officer 2022. The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor's Degree will be considered in aggregate for all semesters/years. Besides this, a Post Graduate degree in your respective field or MBA in Finance is essential if you are applying in the specialized fields for RBI Grade B 2022.

Name of the PostEducational Criteria
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 in any discipline/ Equivalent technical or professional qualification with minimum 55% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants) in aggregate of all semesters / years.
  • Graduation level
    • • Any such course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after Class XIIth and is at least of 3 years’ duration / candidates possessing professional or technical qualifications which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional or technical graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination, subject to obtaining minimum marks prescribed above.
    • • Candidates who have passed the Final Examination for Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India may also apply for the post.
  • Post-Graduation level
    • • Any such course from a recognised University / Institute that is taken after Graduation and is at least of 2 years’ duration / recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional or technical Post Graduation will be eligible for admission to the examination, subject to obtaining minimum marks prescribed above.
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 one year post graduate 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 Age Criteria

To apply for RBI Grade B 2022 exam. You must fulfil the RBI Grade B age criteria. You must have attained the age of 21 years and should not be older than 30 years as on the date mentioned in the official RBI Grade B notification 2022. The age criteria for rbi grade b is different If you possess M.Phil. and PhD qualifications. For MPhil and PhD qualified candidates, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively.

Name of the PostAge Criteria (As on January 01, 2022)
RBI Grade B Officer Minimum Age - 21 Years / Maximum Age - 30 Years ( i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than January 02, 1992 and not later than January 01, 2001)

RBI Grade B Age Relaxation

Like all other organizations, RBI also provides relaxation in age for certain categories of candidates. If you fall under any of the following categories and want to seek age relaxation, you have to produce the valid documents at the time of RBI Grade B 2022 interview. The criteria of age relaxation vary according to the categories, as indicated below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or because of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange 5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989 5 years
  • Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  • Note: The age concession will not be admissible to those Ex-servicemen who are released on their own request.
5 years
  • Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided applicants have rendered at least five years of continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment.
  • Note: The age concession will not be admissible to those Ex-servicemen who are released on their own request.
5 years
Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or as a result of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year’s service and currently registered with Employment Exchange 5 years
PwBD* (GENERAL/EWS) 10 years
PwBD(OBC) 13 years
PwBD(SC/ST) 15 years

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RBI Grade B Number of chances

There is a limit on the number of times you can appear for the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 2022, according to the various categories, as described below:

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General 6 attempts
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM No limit

If you have already appeared for the maximum number of chances permissible, you are not eligible to apply for the RBI Grade B Exam 2022.

Nationality

A candidate applying for the RBI Grade B  exam 2022 must be either:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has 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. 

If you belong to a case where certificate of eligibility is necessary, then you may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to you by the Government of India. 

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FAQs

No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.
No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.
Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.
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.
The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.
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.
In order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam, you must have passed your graduation with a minimum of 60% marks. You can check detailed RBI Grade B Eligibility here.
Yes, you are eligible for RBI Grade B Post. Please check more about RBI Grade B eligibility here.
As you have a CA degree, you may apply for the RBI Grade B exam. Please check the eligibility page for further details.
Yes, you are eligible for this post. To apply for the RBI Grade B exam, aggregate marks in Graduation ( all semesters combined) will be counted.
In order to apply for the RBI Grade B examination, you have to possess a graduate degree with a minimum of 60% marks. This criterion may vary for reserved categories and higher degree holders. You can check the RBI Grade B eligibility on our website in detail.
The maximum age limit to apply for the RBI Grade B exam is 30 years.

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