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RBI Grade B Eligibility

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RBI Grade B Eligibility

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Prospective individuals for RBI Grade B positions, should check the eligibility criterion, before applying for the position through the online application form. To apply for RBI Grade B 2019 Recruitment, the candidates must be eligible as per the educational qualifications, age limit, nationality of RBI Grade B exam. RBI Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2019: Check Age Limit, Number Of Attempts, Qualificatiom

Educational/Academic
Qualifications
Age Limit
Graduation Degree from a university or institution recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. ✦Age Limit: 2130 years. Age-Relaxation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ Others as mentioned in below sections


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Posts Minimum Educational Qualifications (as on 01-07-2019)
1. Officers in Grade ‘B'(DR) – (General)
  • A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years
2. Officers in Grade ‘B'(DR) – DEPR Essential:

    a. 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.

    b. 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.

    c. 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
3. Officers in Grade ‘B'(DR) – DSIM Essential:


    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 aggregate of all semesters / years; OR

    b. 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

    c. M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in 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 aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note:
For SC, ST and PwBD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master’s Degree as in items a, b, c and d above is 50% or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years.

Desirable:

    i) Candidates with a Doctorate in topics related to above subjects will be given preference.

    ii) Research or teaching experience and publication in standard journals will be considered as an additional qualification.

Note:


    i) Candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.

    ii) Candidates with research / teaching experience at a recognized Indian / Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

    iii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.


Note I:
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification from a foreign university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Note II:
Some Universities/Institutes/Boards do not award Class or percentage of marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points (e.g. CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.). In case University/Institute/Board defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/Institute/ Board does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into percentage of marks, in the degree/passing certificates, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:

Equivalent CGPA/OGPA/CPI or similar terminologies
allotted on a 10 point scale
Aggregate Percentage of
Marks
6.75 60%
6.25 55%
5.75 50%


Note III:
Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Note IV:
Where the Aggregate Grade Point (CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.) is awarded out of a number other than 10, it will be normalized out of 10 and computed as per note 2 above.

Note V:
The relaxation in minimum educational qualifications for SC/ST/PwBD candidates mentioned above is subject to reservation of vacancies under the respective post and category and identification of posts for PwBD as notified above.

(a) Age Limits:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the \({1}^{st}\) of July, 2019 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than \({2}^{nd}\) July, 1989 and not later than \({1}^{st}\) July, 1997. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years.

(b) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:


    i. up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe if the posts are reserved for them;

    ii. up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates if the posts are reserved for them;

    iii. up to a maximum of five years for 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;

    iv. up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January 1981 to the 31st day of December 1990;

    v. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st July 2018 and have been released;


      a. on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st July 2019 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or

      b. on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or

      c. on invalided.


    vi. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st July, 2018 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

    vii. Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. For SC/ST PwBD up to a maximum of 15 years and for OBC PwBD up to a maximum of 13 years, subject to reservation of vacancies under the respective post. Relaxation in upper age limit for PwBD will be subject to the posts having been identified suitable for such disabilities.

    viii. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, the upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of a number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, the probationary period will not be reckoned.

    ix. For eligible staff candidates, the relaxation in age limit is according to RBI circular CO.HRMD.No.G-75/5599/05.01.01/2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.

    x. For recruitment to the post of Gr. B (DR)-DEPR/DSIM candidates having Master’s Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age to the extent of a number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, the probationary period will not be reckoned.


Note I:
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Note II:
The term Ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as Ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

Note III:
The age concession under (b) (v) and (vi) will not be admissible to Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on own request.

Note IV:
Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation under (b) (vii) above, a person with benchmark disability will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Bank, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Bank.

Number of Attempts:

Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e. General Category, who have already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwBD, if the posts are reserved for them.

(1) The Bank has identified the following posts as suitable for each category of Persons with Benchmark Disability along with the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications. Only following categories of PwBD candidates are therefore eligible to apply for the posts.

Name of Post Categories for
which identified
Functional
classification*
Physical Requirements**













Officer in
Gr ‘B’ –
General /
DEPR/
DSIM
Blindness and low
vision
B BN, C, H, KC, L, MF, PP, RW
(in Braille/software), S, ST, W
LV BN, C, H, KC, L, MF, PP,
RW, S, ST, W
Deaf and hard of
hearing
D, HH BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, RW,
S, SE, ST, W
Locomotor disability
including Cerebral
Palsy, Leprosy Cured,
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims
and Muscular Dystrophy
OA, OL, Cerebral Palsy,
Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism,
Acid Attack Victims
BN, C, KC, L,H, MF,PP, RW,
S, SE, ST, W
BL C, H, L, MF,PP, RW, S, SE
Muscular Dystrophy C, H, MF,RW, SE, S
Multiple disabilities OA, OL, Cerebral Palsy,
Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism,
Acid Attack Victims and

(i) blind / low vision

or

(ii) deaf / hard of hearing
BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, S, ST,
W

RW (in Braille / software) and
H or RW and SE (as applicable


* Functional classification: OA-One Arm, OL-One Leg, BL-Both Legs but not arms, B-Blindness, LVLow Vision, D-Deaf and HH-Hard of Hearing.

** Physical Requirements: BN-Bending, C-Communication, H-Hearing/Speaking, KC-Kneeling & Crouching, L-Lifting, MF-Manipulation by Finger, PP-Pushing & Pulling, RW-Reading & Writing, SSitting, SE-Seeing, ST-Standing and W-Walking.

(2) PwBD candidates may belong to any category (i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC). Reservation for PwBD is horizontal and within the overall vacancies for the posts subject to the posts having been identified suitable for such disabilities.

(3) PwBD candidates should possess a latest disability certificate issued by a Competent Authority as prescribed vide The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD Act, 2016). Such certificate shall be subject to verification/re-verification as may be decided by the Board/ competent authority.

(4) Within the overall notified total vacancies, PwBD candidates belonging to any category of disability will be considered for selection, subject to their suitability, over and above the vacancies notified for PwBD in this advertisement, in order to clear the backlog of PwBD vacancies.

(5) Backlog vacancies reserved for PwBD would be filled by a person with benchmark disability in the respective category. If no suitable person from that category is available such backlog vacancies would be filled up by interchange among other eligible PwBD candidates subject to the posts having been identified suitable for such disabilities.

(6) Use of Scribe & Compensatory time: At the time of online/written examination, only those PwBD candidates (who have disability of 40% or more) who have physical limitation in typing/writing, including that of speed would be allowed the facility to use the service of a scribe. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:


    A. The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe/writer at his/her own cost.

    B. Both the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format with passport size photograph of the scribe at the time of examination.

    C. PwBD candidates who have physical limitation to type/write including that of speed shall be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of the examination whether availing the facility of a scribe or not.

    D. Any candidate who is using scribe should ensure that he is eligible to use scribe in the examination as per the above guidelines. Any candidate using scribe in violation of the above guidelines shall stand disqualified and can be removed from service without notice if has already joined the Bank.


(7) Detailed instructions for PwBD candidates regarding availing services of scribe and allotment of extra/compensatory time will be made available on Bank’s website (www.rbi.org.in) at the time of uploading of Admission Letters for Phase-I & Phase-II examinations.


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