RBI Recruitment to the post of Officers in Gr ‘B’ (General)-DR Last Date 23 June Hurry

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Important Dates
Opening Date for Registration: 03rd June 2014
Closing Date for Registration: 23rd June 2014
Payment of Fee (Online): 03rd June 2014 to 23rd June 2014
Payment of Fee (Offline): 05th June 2014 to 26th June 2014
Date of Examination: 2/3/9/10 August 2014

Tentative Date for Descriptive type Written Exam: September/ October 2014
Applications (App.) are invited for the post mentioned below in Reserve Bank of India (RBI/Bank) from Indian citizens, citizens of Nepal and subjects of Bhutan, Tibetan refugees (who came over to India before 1st January 1962) and persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Myanmar and Sri Lanka with the intention of permanently settling in India and in whose favour Eligibility Certificates have been issued by Government of India
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Candidates are requested to apply only ON-LINE through Bank's website www.rbi.org.in
No other mode for submission of application is available
Number of Vacancies
Post - Officers in Grade 'B' (General) - (Direct Recruitment - DR)
Unreserved i.e., General (GEN) - 58
Scheduled Castes (SC) - 15
Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 08
Other Backward Classes (OBC) - 36
Total Post - 117
Including one backlog vacancy
Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the 'Creamy Layer' are not entitled to OBC reservation
Eligibility Criteria
Age (as on 01st June 2014): Between 21 and 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02nd June 1984 and not later than 01st June 1993)
For candidates possessing M.Phil and Ph.D qualification, upper age limit will be 31 and 33 years respectively
For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of 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, probationary period will not be reckoned. Refer item 5 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories
Educational Qualifications (as on 01st June 2014):
A First Class Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR
A Second Class Master's Degree with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR
A Doctorate Degree; with minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree; OR
Chartered/Cost Accountant/Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree; OR
A Post Graduate Diploma in Management / MBA qualification from institutions recognized by Government of India / University Grants Commission, with Graduation / Bachelor’s Degree
Phase-I ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type):
This Paper approximately of 3 hours duration for 200 marks will be held on, the August 2/3/10, 2014. Depending on the number of candidates, the examination may be held on some other days also.
A candidate, however, has to appear for examination on only one day.
The date & venue on which a candidate has to appear for examination will be specified in the Admission letter to be downloaded by the candidate
The Paper consist tests of General Awareness; English Language; Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the Admission letter for examination from the RBI website.
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Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as aggregate, as prescribed by the Board. Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in the Objective Test. The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the Examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted in Phase-I of the On Line Examination ('OE') will be published on RBI website and a brief notice thereof in leading newspapers in August/ September 2014
Phase-II Written Examination (Descriptive Type):
The Phase-II Written examination (WE) will be conducted in September/ October 2014 (tentative) only for those candidates who are shortlisted for the same.
The date and time-table will be intimated to the candidates concerned at the appropriate time.
The Examination will consist of three Descriptive Type papers - (i) Paper I - English (ii) Paper II - Economic and Social Issues and (iii) Paper III - Finance and Management. Each of these papers is of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks.
Note: Phase-I (except the test of English) and Papers II and III of Phase-II will be set bilingually in Hindi and English. Phase-I will be ONLINE (Objective Type) and only marking the correct choice is required.
However, Papers II and III of Phase-II can be answered either wholly in Hindi or in English at the candidate's option.
Syllabus (Phase - II)
The exam consists of three papers:
(i) Paper I: English
(ii) Paper II: Economic and Social Issues and
(iii) Paper III: Finance and Management
For Syllabus, Details Please visit Official Website: http://rbi.org.in
Application Fee and Intimation Charges: (Non Refundable)
SC/ST/PWD (Intimation Charges only) Rs 100/-
GEN/OBC (App. Fee including intimation charges) Rs.850/-
No fee is payable by SC/ST/PWD candidates. Fees are required to be paid only in the manner prescribed in this advertisement (item 8 below).
Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances
Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit:
a) Three years in the case of OBC candidates if the posts are reserved for them
b) Five years in the case of:
i) SC/ST candidates if the posts are reserved for them
ii) 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
iii) 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
iv) 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
v) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989
c) 10 years for PWD(GEN); 13 years for PWD(OBC) and 15 years for PWD(SC/ST) candidates
Pay Scale:
Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 21000-1000-30000-EB-1000-32000-1100-36400 applicable to Officers in Grade B and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time
At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 51,517/-
Bank’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility
Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalization as per eligibility
Interest free festival advance, Leave Fare Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents)
Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. Selected candidates will be governed by 'the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)', in addition to the benefit of Gratuity
Total pay and allowances along with admissible perquisites attached to the Grade 'B' Officers post, considering market value of housing in Mumbai, work out to Rs. 13 lakhs p.a. (approx) on a cost to the Bank basis
Candidates selected for the post will be governed by 'the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)'
At certain centres, limited number of residential quarters is available. Facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres
Initial appointment will be on probation for a period of two years. At Bank's discretion, the probationary period may be extended upto a maximum period of four years
There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades
Selected candidates are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India
How to Apply
Candidates have to apply only ON-LINE through the Bank's website i.e. www.rbi.org.in from 03rd June 2014 to 03rd June 2014
Detailed instructions for applying ON-LINE are available on the website. Candidates need not submit the system generated print out (hard copy) of the ON-LINE application to the Board's office.
Pre-Requisites for Applying ON-LINE: Before applying online, candidates should:
Scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature in item 10 of the advertisement.
Keep the necessary details/documents ready if desired to make ON-LINE
Payment of the requisite application fee (In case of OFF-LINE Payment i.e. CBS, candidates have to apply ON-LINE, obtain a fee payment challan and then remit the necessary application fees)
Candidates should have a valid E-mail ID which should be kept active till the declaration of final result
This is essential for him/her in getting Admission Letter (AL) / Interview advice, etc. by E-mail. No change in E-mail ID will be entertained during the entire process of recruitment
Details of the branches of State Bank of India will be available while registering on-line application. System generated fee payment challan should only be used for depositing fee. (For example: If one has registered on 18th June 2014, then he/she will be able to deposit the fee/intimation charges from 20th June 2014 to 23rd June 2014, considering 22nd June 2014 a non-working day)
No fees for SC/ST/PWD candidates
Bank Transaction charges for OFF-LINE/ ON-LINE Payment of application fees will have to be borne by the candidate
Guidelines for Scanning the Photograph & Signature
Before applying ON-LINE a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.
Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture
The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background
Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
If you have to use flash, ensure there is no “red-eye”
If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious head wear is allowed but it must not cover your face
The applicant has to sign on white paper in Black colour (in a box of 2 cm X 5 cm.)
The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person
Resolution 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 20KB–50KB
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI (dots per inch) resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
The applicant has to sign on white paper in Black colour
The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
The signature will be used to put on the Admission letter and wherever necessary
Resolution 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 10KB - 20KB
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB
Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 DPI
Set Color to True Color
File Size as specified above
Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above)
The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg, Image size can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon
Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager.
Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option
If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed
While filling in the ON-LINE Application Form the candidate should fill in all his/her details on Page 1. After verifying that the details filled in are correct and clicking on the 'Submit/ Next' button a link will be provided on Page 2 of the online application form to upload his/her photograph and signature
There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo / Signature file has been saved.
Select the file by clicking on it
Click the 'Upload' button
Your ON-LINE Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified
In case of any difficulty experienced in submission of On-Line application and/or payment of fees, candidates may contact the toll free helpline telephone no. 1800-222366 (between 09.30 am to 06.00 pm on working days)
Important Dates
Opening Date for Registration: 03rd June 2014
Closing Date for Registration: 23rd June 2014
Payment of Fee (Online): 03rd June 2014 to 23rd June 2014
Payment of Fee (Offline): 05th June 2014 to 26th June 2014
Date of Examination: 2/3/9/10 August 2014
Tentative Date for Descriptive type Written Exam: September/ October 2014