Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the application form of RBI Officer Grade B 2018. The application form has been released in online mode and candidates can fill the application form till July 23. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling the RBI Officer Grade B application form to avoid any mistakes. The application process of RBI Officer Grade B involves registration, filling personal details, uploading photograph and signature, preview/edit and payment of application fee.
RBI Officer Grade B exam is being conducted for recruitment in various departments including General Department, Department of Economics and Policy Research (DEPR) and Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM). However, the application form for General direct recruitment, and for the other two departments DSIM and DEPR has been released separately. So, candidates have to fill in separate application forms for General and DEPR/DSIM.
RBI has announced a total of 166 vacancies in the Officer Grade B cadre, for which it will conduct the exam in two phases - phase I, and II on August 16 and September 7 respectively.
RBI Officer Grade B 2018 Phase I of the exam consists of single objective type multiple choice questions. There are four sections from where the questions are asked in the phase I exam. Candidates who qualify Phase I will appear for the phase II exam which has three papers – paper I for testing English, II for Economic and Social Issues and III for Finance and Management/Economics/Statistic in online mode.
The exam of RBI Officer Grade B will have both objective and descriptive questions. All those candidates who qualify the mains exam will further be called for an Interview. Only those candidates will be selected for the recruitment whose name will appear in the final merit list prepared after calculating the Phase II and Interview marks.
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The eligibility criteria RBI Officer Grade B, candidates must be in between 21 to 30 years of age. For M. Phil and Ph. D candidates the upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years, respectively.
RBI Grade B Officers Recruitment 2018: Eligibility Criteria
1. Nationality: The candidates who wish to apply for this exam must be either-
A citizen of India
A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
Tibetan Refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
Note: Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.
2. Age Limits:
The minimum age limit to apply for this exam is 21 years, whereas the upper age limit is 30 years. For candidates with M.Phil. Degree, the upper age limit is 32 years and for candidates holding Ph.D. Degree, it is 34 years.
For SC/ST – 5years
For OBC –3 years
For Ex-Servicemen / Ex-Employee of Banking Institutions –5 years
3. Minimum Educational Qualification:
For Officers in Gr B (DR) General: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade along with 60% marks or equivalent in 12th and 10th standard. The minimum percentage is the total of all the marks obtained in all the semesters.
For Officers in Gr B (DR) DEPR: A Master’s Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance with a minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwBD). The minimum percentage is the total of all the marks obtained in all the semesters.
Candidates having Master’s Degree along with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for upper age limit relaxation up to a maximum of three years.
For Officers in Gr B (DR) DSIM:
(a) 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 the aggregate of all the semesters; OR
(b) Master’s Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the aggregate of all semesters/years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from a reputed institute; OR
(c) M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate of all semesters/years; OR
(d) 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 the aggregate of all semesters/years.
Candidates having Master’s Degree along with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for upper age limit relaxation up to a maximum of three years.
All the best!
Eligibility for the exam is:
You nationality should be either Citizen of India or you are a subject of nepal or bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or you are 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.
Minimum age should be 21 and maximum 30 for general category. However, Maximum age limit for M.Phil. qualification is 32 years and for P.hd 34.
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