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RBI Grade B Marksheet Result Out! Earlier, the final result was announced. The RBI conducts the Grade B exam to select eligible candidates for the posts of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) - DR, DEPR (Department of Economic and Policy Research), and DSIM (Department of Economic and Policy Research). A total number of 322 vacancies are released for recruitment. These posts are for the Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams in the RBI

  • The candidates had applied from 28th January 2021 to 15th February 2021.
  • Recently the authorities have released the admit card for the phase I examination.
  • The Reserve Bank of India Services Board conducts the RBI Grade B exam annually. It is a national level competitive test and lakhs of candidates appear for this exam to work with the most reputed and trusted bank of the country. It offers the best career opportunity with good salary compensation and security in the job.
  • Read the below details related to the RBI Grade B exam pattern, vacancies, eligibility, application process, and much more.

RBI Grade B Notification 2021 Download PDF

Exam Conducting Authority

Reserve Bank of India

Name of the Exam 

RBI Grade B

Mode of Application


RBI Grade B Online Application Start Date

28th January 2021

Last Date of Online Registration and Payment of Application Fee

15th February 2021

Final Result Date 11th September 2021

Official Website


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RBI Grade B Updates

20th September 2021: RBI Grade B Marksheet Out

The RBI has released the mark sheet and cut off marks for all the posts. The candidates need to login in order to check the marks.

Check RBI Grade B Marksheet 2021

11th September 2021: RBI Grade B Final Result Declared!

.The Reserve Bank of India has released the RBI Grade B Final Result on the official website. The candidates who had appeared for the interview can now download the final result. The link for the same has been provided below.

Category Direct Link to Download

RBI Grade B 2021 Final Result for the post of Officers in Grade B (DR) (GENERAL)

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RBI Grade B 2021 Final Result for the post of Officers in Grade B (DR) (DEPR) 

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RBI Grade B 2021 Final Result for the post of Officers in Grade B (DR) (DSIM) 

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RBI Grade B Exam Dates 2021

The RBI Grade B Exam Date is the most important information a candidate must know before they start their preparation. The RBI Notification is released every year for Grade B Posts.  Read further to know more details about the previous year RBI Grade B Exam Dates below to get an idea. 



Official Notification Released 25th January 2021
Deadline To Apply Online 15th February 2021
Grade B - General/DEPR/DSIM Phase I Paper I Exam 6th March 2021
Grade B - DEPR/DSIM Paper II and Paper III Examination

31st March 2021

Grade B - General Phase II Examination 1st April 2021
Grade B - General Interview From 2nd August 2021
Grade B - DEPR/DISM Interview From 30th August 2021 
Grade B - Final Result 11th September 2021

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2021

The RBI Grade B Vacancies 2021 are released by the authorities. A total number of. You can check the post and category-wise distribution of vacancies for this year.

Posts RBI Grade B Vacancies
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General 108 49 27 59 27 270
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR 13 5 3 6 2 29
Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM 9 5 5# 3 1 23

The aspirants can also have a look at the previous 5 years' trend for the number of vacancies released by the RBI.







General 270 156 127 145 163
DEPR 29 20 22 12 -
DSIM 23 23 17 4 -
Total 322 199 166 161 163

RBI Grade B Apply Online 2021

The eligible candidates can proceed to RBI Grade B apply online for the RBI Grade B exam from the direct link given below. You can follow the below-given step by step instructions to ensure a smooth online application process.

Note: Link Inactive!

The Online Application Process for the RBI Grade B Recruitment had started on 28th January 2021. 

Step 1:Click on the direct link given above and proceed to the new registration.

Step 2:Fill the application form with valid details i.e personal and academic details.

Step 3:Keep with you one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Voter Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government.

Step 4:Fill in the details as mentioned in the Photo ID proof in the online application form.

Step 5:Carefully upload the scanned copy of the required documents i.e. your photograph and signature. In case you need to resize your photo, use Testbook Editing Tool

Step 6:After uploading the required photograph proceed to pay the RBI Grade B Application fee through your Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

Step 7:Make sure that you are using a valid email ID that you use till the declaration of results.

Step 8:Finally, submit the Application Form.

Step 9:And, don't forget to take a Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

In this manner, you will successfully submit your RBI Grade B Application Form.

RBI Grade B Application Fee 2021 

The RBI Grade B Officer Application Fee is mentioned in the table hereunder. The application fee varies as per the category. Carefully note the application fee for the category you belong to and make an online payment to apply for the same.

Sr. No.






Intimation Charges only




App. Fee + intimation charges




No Fee

No Fee

RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2021

The Recruitment of RBI Grade B officer eligibility criteria is based on Age and Educational Qualification. To apply against the RBI Grade B Vacancies, you need to qualify these eligibility standards as prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India.

1. RBI Grade B Age Limit 

You need to be under the below mentioned upper & lower age limit (as on 1st January 2021) to apply for RBI Grade B Officer.

  • Minimum Age - 21 years
  • Maximum Age - 30 years

RBI Grade B Age Relaxation

The Age Relaxation for RBI Grade B Exam is prescribed as per the Govt. norms. The information below will take you through the Age Relaxation criteria for different categories -

  • SC/ST - 5 years
  • OBC (Non - Creamy Layer) - 3 years
  • PWD - 10 years
  • PwD (OBC) - 13 years.
  • And PwD (SC/ST) - 15 years

2.RBI Grade B Educational Qualification

RBI Grade B Educational qualifications are different/varies from post to post. The information below will take you through the educational qualification required for each post.

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General)

You should have at least 60% marks aggregate (50% for SC/ST/PWD)/an equivalent grade in Graduation OR Post-graduation with 55% marks (passing marks for SC/ST/PWD)

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR

Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks

Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM

You should have fulfilled any one of the following criteria below: 

  • Master's Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/Mathematical Economics/Statistics & Informatics/Econometrics from IIT-Kharagpur or Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years or an equivalent grade.
  • You should have a Master's Degree in Mathematics with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semester/years and 1-year PG Diploma in Statistics or related subjects from the reputed institute
  • You should have a Master of Statistics Academic & Science from the Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years
  • You should have a PG Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, and IIM Calcutta with at least 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years or equivalent grade.

Note: For SC/ST/PWD candidates, the minimum marks required in the Master's Degree is 50% in aggregate of all semesters/years or an equivalent grade.

RBI Grade B Number of Attempts

  • The number of attempts allowed in the RBI Grade B exam for the General Category candidates is 6 times (for Prelims/Phase-I). After this, they would be considered not eligible to apply.
  • There are no restrictions in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD.

RBI Grade B Selection Process 2021

The RBI Grade B selection process is based on three Phases i.e. Phase-I, Phase-II, and Interview (General). In the case of other posts i.e DSIM/DEPR, there shall be only one exam and directly an interview. You need to clear all these phases of the selection process in order to get selected for the post of Grade B Officer in the RBI. The below information covers the RBI Grade B exam pattern for Phase-I & II.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern - General

RBI Grade B Prelims 

The Grade B Officer exam will consist of Objective Type or MCQ. It will be held for a duration of 2 hours (200 marks). The number of questions for each section mentioned is as per the previously conducted exams. The notification for the 2021 exam does not mention any information on the weightage of each section.


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


General Awareness



2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude



English Language









RBI Grade B Mains

After you clear Phase I of the selection process you will be called to appear for Phase II. Each paper in the phase-II will have a different duration.


Paper Type

Maximum Marks


Paper-I Economics and Social Issues



120 mins

Paper-II English Based on Writing Skills



90 mins

Paper-III Finance & Management

Objective Type+ Descriptive


120 mins

The pattern for this exam has been changed slightly, for more details check RBI Grade B New Exam Pattern article.

RBI Grade B Interview Process

After you clear Phase I & II, you will be called for the next round i.e. Interview. This is the last round after which the Final Merit List will be released.

  • The Interview round will be for 75 marks.
  • The RBI will convey the details regarding the Interview round through the Call-Letter.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern - DSIM/DEPR

There shall be only one exam for this post and later directly an interview. Paper I and II of the DSIM posts will consist of Economics paper whereas for the DEPR posts papers will be on Statistics.

Subject Duration (min) Max. Marks
Paper I - Objective 120 100
Paper II - Descriptive 180 100
Paper III - English Descriptive 90 100

RBI Grade B Syllabus 2021

Candidates must know the comprehensive and latest RBI Grade B syllabus for the Prelims and Mains exam. Go through the topics carefully for the Prelims exam and make a study plan as per the topics or subjects mentioned for the RBI Grade B Recruitment exam 2021.

General Awareness

  • Banking & Financial
  • Awareness
  • Economic News
  • Static Awareness
  • Current Affairs

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • Data Sufficiency


  • Inequality
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Double Lineup Puzzle
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Order & Ranking
  • Arrangement & Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction & Distance

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus 2021

The information below provides the RBI Grade B Mains exam syllabus for the concerned subjects. Check the details carefully and prepare your exam strategy around them.

Economic & Social Issues


  • Risk Management
  • Financial System
  • Financial Markets
  • Development in the Financial Sector
  • Union Budget
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Inflation


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RBI Grade B Admit Card 2021

The Reserve Bank of India has issued the RBI Grade B admit card on the official website. To download the admit card make use of the detailed steps below.

Direct Link To Download RBI Grade B Admit Card 

Step 1:Click on the direct link given above.

Step 2:Carefully enter details like Login Credentials i.e. Roll number and Date of Birth.

Step 3:Your admit card will flash on the screen.

Step 4:Take a print of the admit card.

Step 5:Alternatively, you can access the RBI Official Website

Step 6:And, repeat the above steps.to download the RBI Grade B admit card.

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RBI Grade B Answer Key 2021

After every round of the selection process i.e. Prelims and Mains exam, the RBI department will release the answer key. The RBI Grade B Answer key will comprise all the questions asked in the exam along with the right answer for each question. You can raise objections in case of any disagreements with any of the answers/responses for a particular question. However, you have to submit the objections within the given deadline. While submitting the objection you have to pay the relevant charges per objection. RBI released the detailed instructions for this process along with the answer key.

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RBI Grade B 2021 Cut Off

The Reserve Bank of India has released the RBI Grade B cut off for Phase I examination. Below are the steps to check the cut off.

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Cut Off

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: You can see the category-wise cut-off marks.

Step 3: Carefully go through the cut off and take a printout for future reference.

How to Prepare for the RBI Grade B Exam 2021

Candidates need to study the RBI Grade B syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly so that they can start preparing for the online examination.  Follow the steps below to prepare better:

  • The syllabus and exam pattern should be well understood to know the topics. 
  • Allocate nearly equal time to all sections. Also, try allocating extra time to subjects that according to you are difficult. 
  • Practice Quantitative Aptitude questions regularly.
  • Candidates can also go through the RBI Grade B online test series.
  • For General Awareness, candidates can go through the latest Current Affairs topics.
  • For the interview, read through the job description. Make sure you are aware of the Job role as was well.
  • Practice interview etiquette as well as work on your Body Language. To know better please refer to the article How To Crack Bank Interview.

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RBI Grade B Recommended Books

 For the RBI Grade B Recruitment Online Examination, the candidates can read through some of the books listed below. Kindly note since the topics are vast, other books can also be referred to. These books will help candidates start their preparation in a certain direction. These books can be purchased online as well as in the nearest stationery stores. The RBI Grade B recommended books are:



How will the Books Help?

General Economics 

S K Agarwal

For various Economics related topics, this book will be helpful. 

Finance and Management

Ishwar c Dhingra

This is a specially designed book for Government exams and covers all Finance and Management related topics. 

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Agarwal


RS Agarwal

There are a lot of concepts well explained as well as it has numerous questions to solve. 

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

N D V Prasada Rao

Complete Grammar concepts can be studied in this book.  

RBI Grade B Results 

The authorities have recently released RBI Grade B Final Result. Below are the steps to check the RBI Grade B Result.

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Result

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: A PDF will be flashed on your screen where you can check the candidates who are qualified in the phase 2 result.

Step 3: Search for your roll number using CTRL+F.

Step 4: Download and take a printout for future reference.

Candidates who clear all three RBI exam stages, Prelims, Main and Interview, are required to the verification process of the RBI Grade B document. Upon examination of all certificates, mark sheets, proof of identity, proof of residence, etc. On the basis of the data uploaded with the application forms, the examination authority, i.e. RBI, will select candidates. 

Before the panelists, candidates should get the necessary list of documents: 
Interview Call Letter/Admit Card 

  • 5 copies of the application form with signed photographs attached (in original) 
  • 7 copies of Bio-Data (1 original & 6 photocopies) in the specified size with signed photographs
  • Copies of the caste certificate if the candidate belongs to certain caste.

If you are preparing for the exam then you can download RBI Grade B Exam Previous Year Papers here! 

Hopefully, this information on the RBI Grade B Officer recruitment was informative and helpful. We will keep updating the information once the Reserve Bank of India releases the RBI Grade B official recruitment notification. Moreover. The RBI Grade B notification is expected to release in the coming few weeks. You must utilize this time smartly and commence your preparation for the exam. Download the Testbook App to get easy access to all the practice tests and other study materials.

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RBI Grade B 2021 FAQs

What is the last date to submit the RBI Grade B online application?
The last date to submit the online application is 15th February 2021.
How can I apply for the RBI Grade B Officer exam?
The candidates need to submit their online applications on the RBI official website. The candidates can also find the direct link for the same in this article.
How much is the application fee for the RBI Grade B exam?
RBI Grade B application fee varies for each category. For general category, it is Rs. 850/-.
Is the application fee refundable?
The RBI Grade B application fee is not refundable under any circumstance.
How can I pay the RBI Grade B application fee?
The RBI Grade B Application fee can be paid via net banking, credit/debit card, etc.
What is the RBI Grade B selection process?
The RBI Grade B selection process is based on Prelims, Mains, and Interview (General) whereas for the DEPR/DSIM posts there shall be only one exam followed by an interview.
Is the RBI Grade B Prelims exam qualifying in nature?
Yes, every stage of the RBI Grade B exam is qualifying in nature.
Will the RBI released the cut off marks along with the result?
Yes the RBI Grade B result will come along with the cut-off marks.
What is the RBI Grade B Officer’s total number of vacancies?
A total number of 322 vacancies are released for recruitment.
What is the educational qualification required for RBI Grade B Officer recruitment?
The educational qualification varies as per different RBI Grade B posts.