RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age Limit, Education, Qualification

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

RBI Grade B 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria - Nationality, Educational Qualification, Age limit and No. of chances for RBI Grade B Examination, is mentioned below:

RBI Grade B 2019 Educational Qualification

A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations are required to be eligible for the post of RBI Grade B Officer. The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor's Degree will be considered as in aggregate for all semesters/years.

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria

PostEducation Qualification
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)

A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/

PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree

as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and

10th Standard examinations.

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 (50% for SC/ST/PWBD) or an equivalent grade

in aggregate of all semesters /years from a

recognized 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 (50% for SC/ST/PWBD) 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 postgraduate

diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an

institute of repute; OR M. Stat. The 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 2019 Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of September, 2019 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd September, 1989 and not later than 1st September, 1998. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and PhD qualification, the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively. 

RBI Grade B 2019 Age Relaxation

Like all other organizations, RBI also proposes a relaxation in age for certain categories of candidates. The criteria of relaxation varies according to the categories, as indicated below:

CategoryAge in 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

5 years

Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned

Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers)

provided applicants have rendered at least five years

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

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
PWD(OBC) 13 years
PWD (GENERAL) 10 years
PWD(SC/ST) 15 years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years

RBI Grade B 2019 Number of chances

There is a limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for the RBI Grade B Mains Examination, according to the various categories, as described below.

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

Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of chances permissible are not eligible to apply again for the RBI Grade B Examination. Appearing in Phase I: Preliminary Examination will also be counted as a chance.

Nationality

A candidate applying for the RBI Grade B 2019 Examination 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.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India. 

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