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RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Fees

Updated On - February 15th 2019 by JAINAB ALVI

RBI Officer Grade B 2019 application form will be released in the month of May (tentative) 2019. Application form can be filled in online mode only. No other mode will be accepted by the RBI. The fees to be deposited is Rs.850/- for general category candidates is and Rs.100/-SC/ST/PwD candidates.

  • Candidates are advised to fill the application form only once.
  • Single RBI Grade B application form has to be filled for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam. Check RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
  • In case you submit multiple applications, due to unavoidable reasons, note that only the last completed applications with higher Registration ID (RID) shall be entertained by the Board
  • But, the fee against one RID cannot be adjusted for another RID.
  • Candidates qualifying Phase 1 of the exam only will be invited to appear for Phase 2. Check RBI Grade B Cutoff
  • Candidate successfully applied will be issuedRBI Grade B Admit Card for the Examination. 

RBI Grade B 2019 Highlights

Conducting authorityReserve Bank of India
Exam CategoryNational Level Exam/Recruitment
PostsB Grade officer: General/DEPR/DSIM
Mode of applicationOnline
Application form releaseMay 2019
Application form last dateMay 2019
Stage3: Prelims, Main, Interview
Helpdesk contact

RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form Important Dates

EventDates (Tentative)
Online Registration startsMay 2019
Last date for filling Application formMay 2019
Application Fees Online Payment last dateMay 2019
RBI Grade B Exam Phase 1 Exam DatesJune 2019
Result of Phase 1 ExamJune 2019
RBI Grade B Exam Phase 2 Exam DatesJune 2019

RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form Eligibility Criteria


  • Citizen of India (OR)
  • Subject of Nepal (OR)
  • Subject of Bhutan (OR)
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India (OR)
  • 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.

Age Limit

Minimum age llimit: 21 years

Maximum age limit for General: 30 years

  1. Maximum age limit for M.Phil. qualification: 32 years
  2. Maximum age limit for Ph.D. qualification: 34 years

Note: The above age relaxations mentioned in (1) and (2) will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories

Relaxation of maximum age limit according to their category is given in the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 Years
OBC3 Years
PwD (General)10 Years
PwD (OBC)13 years
PwD (SC/ ST)15 years
Ex-ServicemenTo the extent of service provided by them to Armed Forces+ 3 years additional (Up to 50 Years)
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married10 Years
Jammu and Kashmir residents in between the period 1st January 1980 to 31st December 19895 Years
Candidates, holding working experience of RBIYears of Experience (Maximum 3 years)

Educational qualification:

The educational qualifications as prescribed by the Board for the RBI Grade B Examination 2019:

PostMinimum Educational Qualifications 
1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)
  • At least 60% marks in aggregate for all semester/years (50% for SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations from recognized University and Boards respectively.
2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) – DEPR
  1. 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. SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5%
3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIMEssential: A Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematical Economics/ Mathematical Statistics/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; OR
  1. 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 reputed institute; OR
  2. M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years OR
  3. 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 Master's Degree as in items a, b, c and d above is 50% in aggregate of all semesters/years or an equivalent grade.

Number of Attempts

Maximum number of attempts for General Category is six times for Phase-I Examination. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD, if the posts are reserved for them.

RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form Details Required

  • Candidate’s name
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Registration number
  • Nationality
  • State
  • Exam centre
  • Graduation details
  • Post graduation details
  • photograph and signature

RBI Grade B 2019 Application Form

Candidates can apply by visiting the website No other mode of submission of application is accepted. RBI Grade B 2019 Application includes 5 steps:

Step 1: Online registration

Step 2: Filling up details

Step 3: Uploading photograph and signature

Step 4: Application fee payment

The steps to be followed is briefed in the sections below.

Step 1: Online registration

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link for RBI Grade B 2019 Application which will be released by the official website.
  • Candidates have to click on ‘Click Here for new registration’ if he/she has not registered previously.
  • Those who registered already and got their provisional ID and password can skip the above step.
  • The candidate will be redirected to a new window for registration. Here enter basic information like name, category, date of birth, email ID, contact number, academic details etc.
  • Upon successful registration, a provisional id and password will be generated and displayed in the web page.
  • Note down the registration number and the password displayed on the screen. This will be needed for filling up of the RBI Grade B Application form.

Step 2: Filling up details

  • Candidates have to fill all the personal, educational, work experience details, along with the choice of paper, position applied and exam center city.
  • There will be no scope to correct the details in the form later hence fill the details very carefully.
  • Once filled and reviewed, click on the ‘Save and Next’ button.

Step 3: Uploading photograph and signature

  • Applicants have to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a hand written declaration in the application form.
  • The images should be uploaded as per the required dimension.
  • An error message will be displayed if upload didn’t occur properly.

Guidelines for Photograph

  • Upload your recent passport size photograph, clicked against a light-colored/white background.
  • Ensure there is no “red-eye” on the photograph.
  • If the applicant wears glasses normally, ensure that there is no reflection or glare on the glass and eyes are clearly visible.
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable.
  • Religious head wear is allowed but it must not cover the face of applicant.
Pixels200 x 230 pixels
File size20kb–50 kb
Dimension4.5 cm x 3.5 cm

Guidelines for Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Hand Written Declaration

  • Sign with a black pen on a white paper in running hand writing and not in Block Letters.
  • The applicant has to put his left hand thumb impression on a white paper with a black or blue ink.
  • A declaration has to be hand written in English only by the candidate on a white paper with a black pen.
  • The text for the declaration is as follows  “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.” 
  • Signature obtained on the admission letter and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match with the uploaded signature.
Pixels140 x 60 pixels
File size10kb–20 kb

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

  • The final step while filling the application form is to make fee payment and saving the e-reciept and application form copy.
  • The application fees can be paid in online mode only through debit/credit card/Netbanking/IMPS/cash cards and mobile wallets.
  • A e-reciept will be generated after successful payment of fees which should be saved by the candidate along with the application form.
  • In case of failed transaction, candidates have to restart the fee payment process.

RBI Grade B Application Fee

SC/ST/PwBDIntimation Charges onlyINR 100/-
GEN/OBCApplication fee including Intimation ChargesINR 850/-

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/OBC/PwD Candidates

RBI organises a free of cost pre-examination training for SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates only for the post of (Officers in Gr B (DR)-General Only). It is a combined pre-examination training for Phase - I and Phase - II of RBI Grade B Exam. It is conducted at some of the centers where the bank has its offices. Candidates can apply for this training by visiting the official website.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Devu Chandra Sekhar

I'm graduated with 60% aggregate , am I eligible to apply RBI grade -B examination

22 Jan, 2019 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Devu, You may please check the following link to get the Eligibility Criteria for RBI Grade B Exam 2019.

22 Jan, 2019 12:12
Meenakshi Mittal

I am a qualified company secretary secured 50% marks in my CS. course and secured 56% in my graduation. I belongs to general category. Can I apply for grade b exams ?

18 Jan, 2019 10:57
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Meenakshi, To get the relevant information, please click on the following link: Eligibility for RBI Grade B 2019.

18 Jan, 2019 15:55
Janhavi Bhende

Is post graduation compulsory for applying for rbi grade b?

05 Jan, 2019 12:29
Akansha Expert

Hi Janhavi, Officers in Grade B- A Masters Degree in specified subject from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute, with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks for general candidates and a minimum of 50% aggregate marks for SC/ST and PwD.

05 Jan, 2019 15:32

plz tell me that how to apply the rbi grade b application form

17 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Kalyani , To get the application details you can check this link:- APPLICATION PROCESS

19 May, 2018 13:07

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