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About RBI SO Exam

The Reserve Bank of India conducts the RBI SO Recruitment 2023 every year to shortlist candidates for special posts in different departments. RBI SO 2023 conducts this examination once a year. So, if you have been waiting for this examination since last year then be ready. The Reserve Bank of India is going to announce the application dates soon. The candidates will get to see the detailed information about this examination on the RBI website after the RBI announces the dates. Know the Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, and qualifications for RBI SO examination here.


RBI SO Exam Date

Reserve Bank of India has released the RBI Grade B 2023 Online Registration dates, Exam Date and other important dates along with the official RBI Grade B Notification 2023. We are sharing all the Important Dates of RBI Grade B 2023 in the below table to get a quick glance.
 

Events  Dates
RBI Grade B Phase-I Exam Date 2023 09th & 16th July 2023
RBI Grade B Result 2023  18th July 2023
RBI Grade B Scorecard 2023 (General)- Phase 1 4th week of July 2023
RBI Grade B Phase-II Exam Date 2023  30th July, 2nd September, 19th August 2023
Result date Notified soon
Official website www.rbi.org.in

RBI SO Eligibility

Candidates interested in applying for the RBI SO cadre posts of Legal Officer Grade B, Manager (Technical-Civil), Manager (Technical-Electrical), Library Professional (Assistant Librarian) Grade A, Architect Grade A, Full-Time Curator on a Contract basisshould ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria such as Nationality, Age Limit, Upper Age Relaxation, Educational Qualifications, Work Experience, and other relevant eligibility criteria.


Nationality
A candidate must be either be:

(i) citizen of India, or

(ii) a subject of Nepal, or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries viz. Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in

(vi) a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) will have to furnish a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit (Post-wise)

Post

Age Limitn(as on 1st January 2022)

Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 2001)

Note: Upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years in case of candidates possessing LL.M. degree and 5 years in the case of candidates possessing Ph. D in Law.

Manager (Technical - Civil)

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1987 and not later than 1st January 2001)

Manager (Technical - Electrical)

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1987 and not later than 1st January 2001)

Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1992 and not later than 1st January 2001)

Architect in Grade ‘A’

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and should not be more than 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 1st January 1992 and not later than 1st January 2001)

Curator on full-time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata

A candidate must have attained the age of 25 years and should not be more than 50 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 1st January 1972 and not later than 1st January 1997)

Note: PwBD candidates the upper age limit is relaxable up to 10 years subject to a maximum age of the candidate shall not exceed 56 years as on 1st January 2022.


Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Sr.No.

Category

Age relaxation

1.

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 Years

2.

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years

3.

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

- PWD (SC/ ST)

15 Years

   

- PWD (OBC)

13 Years

   

- PWD (Gen/ EWS)

10 Years

4.

Eligible 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

 

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of an assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 31st December 2021)

5 Years


RBI SO Vacancy

RBI SO Recruitment Vacancy 2022 has announced with the RBI SO notification on the official website. The total number of vacancies for this year are 14. The post wise vacancy details and eligibility is given in below table,

Post Name Vacancies
Law Officer Grade B 02
Manager (Civil) 06
Manager (Electrical) 03
Library Professional Grade A 01
Architect 01
Full-Time Curator 01
Total 14

RBI SO Salary

Pay Scale

(A) For Grade 'A' Officers: Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of 44,500/-p.m. in the scale of 44500-2500(4)-54500-2850(7)-74450-EB-2850(4)-85880-3300(1)-89150 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’. They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately 90,100/- (approx.), which do not include the amount of HRA.

(B) For Grade 'B' Officers: Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of 55,200/- p.m. in the scale of 55200-2850(9)-80850-EB-2850(2)-86550-3300(4)-99750 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘B’. They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately 1,16,684/- (approx.)


RBI SO Syllabus

For the post of Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’ Syllabus: Paper I - General Knowledge of Law (Objective and Descriptive Type): (i) Constitutional Law (ii) Administrative Law (iii) Principles of Statutory Interpretation (iv) Law of Evidence (v) Contract Act,1872 (vi) Transfer of Property Act,1882 (vii) Negotiable Instruments Act,1881 (viii) Registration Act,1908 (ix) Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (x) Legal Drafting, etc. The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive. Paper II - (English): Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

For the post of Manager (Technical-Civil) and Manager- Technical-Electrical Syllabus includes the area of specialization (the standard of the Paper-II Descriptive Test will be that of B.E. Degree).

For the post of Architect in Grade ‘A’ Syllabus for the tests will be of Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture. Reference Books: Architects' Data by Ernst Neufert, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods by Edward Allen, Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects by Norbert Lechner, How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Design Management by James P. Cramer and Scott Simpson, The Architect's Guide to Writing for Design and Construction Professionals by Bill Schmalz, Professional Practise by Roshan Namavati.


RBI SO Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern & Syllabus Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

Details

No. of Questions

Maximum Mark

Duration

Paper I - General Knowledge of Law 

Objective Type Part A

(15 Questions of 2 marks each)

15

30

Three Hours

Descriptive Type Part B

(4 Questions with subsection)

Q.No.1 – 45 Marks

Q.No.2 – 30 Marks

Q.No.3 – 30 Marks

Q.No.4 – 15 Marks

4

120

Total

 

150

 

Paper II - English

Descriptive Type

Q.1 Essay – 40 marks

Q.2.Precis–24 marks

Q.3. Comprehension (same passage as précis) – 16 marks

Q.4 Drafting Report / Letter/Circular – 20 marks

 

100

Three Hours

Total (Paper I + Paper II)

 

250

 

Interview Marks

 

40

 

Grand Total

 

290

 

Architect in Grade ‘A’

 Type of Paper

Number of questions

Duration of the test

Maximum marks

Paper I - Objective Test

(25% weightage each to English Grammar and Aptitude Test and 50% weightage to Professional/Job Knowledge)

50

45 mis

100

Paper II - English Test

(English Test will be Descriptive with Précis writing, Comprehension, Official letter writing, report writing etc.)

4

75 mins

100

Paper III - Descriptive Test

(Standard of the paper will be that of a bachelor’s degree of Architecture)

4

60 mins

50

Total

 

180 mins

250

Interview

50

Grand Total

300

Manager (Technical-Civil)/ Manager- Technical-Electrical

Type of paper

No. of Questions

Duration

Marks

Online Examination
Paper-I Objective Type Test

Test of professional knowledge/ job knowledge

50 (2 marks each)

1 hr

100

Offline Examination
Paper-II Descriptive Type Test

Standard of the papers will be that of B.E. Degree

Total 8 Qs

Section I (3 Questions with sub questions) Section II (3 Questions with sub questions) Section III (2 Questions with sub questions)

3 hrs.

100

Total

200

Interview

35

Grand Total

235


RBI SO Qualification

Educational Qualifications (Post-wise)

Post

Educational Qualification

Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from any University/College/Institution recognized by UGC and the Bar Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note: For SC/ST and PwBD candidate, minimum required marks shall be 45% in Bachelor’s degree in Law in the aggregate of all semesters/years, if vacancies are reserved for them.

Desirable:

(a) Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 60% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years or Master’s Degree in Law.

(b) Proficiency in computer applications.

Manager (Technical - Civil)

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Desirable:

Specialization in Structural Engineering, Public Health Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management.

Manager (Technical - Electrical)

B.E./B. Tech Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Desirable:

Elective/course papers in power electronics, Programmable logic controllers, electronic measurements, communication theory.

Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’

Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Commerce/Science and (ii) Master's Degree in ‘Library Science’ or ‘Library and Information Science’ of a recognized University/ Institution.

Desirable:

(i) Diploma in ‘Computer Applications’ from a recognized University or Institute

(ii) Qualified in the national level test (NET/SLET/SET) conducted by the UGC or any other agency approved by the UGC

(iii) Short term/ crash course on content management, viz. Joomla, Drupal, etc

Architect in Grade ‘A’

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from reputed institutes recognized by Indian Universities with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course. Registered with Council of Architecture, New Delhi under Architects Act of 1972.Working knowledge of Auto-CAD.

Desirable:

At least Second-Class Post-Graduate degree in Architecture from reputed Institution recognized by an Indian University.

Curator on full time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata

Second Class Post-Graduation Degree with at least 55 per cent marks from a recognized  University in History/ Economics/Fine Arts/ Museology/Numismatics/ Archaeology

Desirable:

(i) PhD in relevant field

(ii) Exposure to the latest Museum display techniques and methods as adopted in the museums in developed countries.

(iii) Study or travel abroad in connection with any aspect of museums preferably in countries notable for museum development.

(iv) Knowledge of Indian coins, currency, banking, Finance or epigraphy, Antiquities, Museum techniques, publications and educational activities.

(v) Knowledge of Indian antiquities and antiquarian laws.

(vi) Some experience in curating exhibitions relating to numismatics/ banking heritage.

(vii) Knowledge of basics of economics

(viii) Knowledge of banking and computer literacy.

(ix) Working knowledge of modern digital computer and electronics interface

(x) At least 3 years of post- Master's degree research experience in numismatics/economic history in a recognized research institute/ university/ museum. (Documentary evidence of published work to be produced)

(xi) Research publications relating to numismatics/ economic history


RBI SO How to Apply

Candidates who are willing to apply for RBI SO 2023 application process, need to visit its official website to fill the online application form. The online application form can be filled in online mode only. Below we have provided step-by-step guidelines to fill the online application form in one go.

Step 1 : Step by Step Methods to Fill Online Application 2023.
Step 2 : Visit the official website of the Reserve Bank of India (rbi.org.in).
Step 3 : Follow the link ‘Recruitment for the posts of Specialists’.
Step 4 : Now click on the option ‘Click here for new registration’.
Step 5 : At this point fill in the complete details like the name of the candidate, email address, mobile number, and address.
Step 6 : A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated and sent to your mobile number and email.
Step 7 : Now the user has to enter personal details such as educational details and keeping in mind the left thumb impression, signature, and handwritten declaration, upload the digital images of the photograph.
Step 8 : Finally, the users have to check all the details carefully, submit the application fee and submit the application.
 
RBI SO Application Fee 2023 Details –
 
Category Amount Charges
General/ OBC ₹ 850/- Application fee and intimation charges
SC/ ST/ PWBD ₹ 100/- Intimation charges
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