RBI SO 2022 Registration: The Reserve Bank of India has invited applications from eligible Indian citizens for the posts of Specialist Officer cadre. The RBI will fill up 14 vacancies in the SO cadre for the posts of Law Officer Grade B, Manager (Technical-Civil), Manager (Technical-Electrical), Library Professional (Assistant Librarian) Grade A, Architect Grade A, Full-Time Curator on a Contract basis. The RBI SO 2022 online/written exam will be conducted on 6th March 2022. The last date to apply online for RBI SO 2022 ended on 4th February 2022. In this article, we have shared the RBI SO 2022 Exam Dates, Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Upper Age Limit Relaxation, Educational Qualifications, Work Experience, PwBD Physical Requirements & Functional Classifications, Selection Process & Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Job Profile, Salary & Allowances, and How to Apply.
RBI SO 2022 Registration Important Dates
|Reserve Bank of India 2021 Recruitment Process||Important Dates|
|Opening date for online registration||15th January 2022|
|Last date for online registration of application and payment of fees||4th February 2022|
|RBI SO 2021 Exam||6th March 2022|
RBI SO 2022 Vacancies
|Posts||No. of Vacancies|
|Unreserved General (GEN/UR)||Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||Scheduled Castes (SC)||Scheduled Tribes (ST)||Other Backward Classes (OBC)@||TOTAL|
|Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’||01||–||–||–||01||02#|
|Manager (Technical- Civil)||03||–||01||01||01$||06|
|Manager (Technical- Electrical)||02||–||01||–||–||03|
|Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’||01||–||–||–||–||01|
|Architect in Grade ‘A’||01||–||–||–||–||01|
|Curator on full time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata||01||–||–||–||–||01|
@ Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘Creamy Layer’ are not entitled to OBC reservation. Such candidates should indicate their category as ‘General (GEN)’. Candidates claiming relaxation available to OBC category should have OBC certificate issued on or after 1st January 2021 but before the closing date of application.
# Out of 02 vacancies for Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’, one vacancy is reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates under blindness and low vision category.
$ backlog vacancy of OBC category
RBI SO 2022 Eligibility Criteria
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 basis should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria such as Nationality, Age Limit, Upper Age Relaxation, Educational Qualifications, Work Experience, and other relevant eligibility criteria.
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.
RBI SO 2022 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
|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)
RBI SO 2022 Educational Qualifications (Post-wise)
|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.
(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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
(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
NOTE: FOR EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (For all the above posts)
(1) Some Universities/Institutes/Boards do not award Classes or percentages 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|
(2) Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course. 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 item (1).
RBI SO 2022 Work Experience (Post-wise)
|Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’||At least two years’ experience as an (i) Advocate/ Legal Consultant/ Legal Assistant/ Associate in an Advocates’ or Solicitors’ Office or Law firm after being enrolled with the Bar Council; or (ii) as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank / financial institution / statutory corporation/company / State / Central Government; or (iii) as a full-time teacher in a Law College / University, teaching law.
In case of (i) above, (a) copy of the Bar Council Registration/Enrolment Certificate and (b) a certificate from the Bar Association of which the candidate is a member or a certificate issued by the Presiding Officer of a Court before which the candidates have practiced for the required period should be produced at the time of interview.
Special knowledge of Banking Law, Company Law, Labour Law and Constitutional Law and experience in drafting of pleadings and documents.
|Manager (Technical – Civil)||At least 3 years’ experience after graduation (in a position of independent responsibility equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer) in a public/private limited organization, including Hospitals/Banks/Financial Institutions/Planning/Designing/Construction/Large Office Buildings/ Multistoried Buildings/Housing Companies/residential campus based educational institutions and having experience in preparation and evaluation of tender papers.
(i) Experience of administering construction projects in all its aspects and knowledge of PERT/ CPM techniques
(ii) Working knowledge of Computer in Structural Design in CAM/ CAD / evaluation and analyzing of tenders with special references
(iii) Working knowledge of Electro- mechanical services and electrical maintenance
(iv) Working knowledge in structural rehabilitation works
(v) Experience in Construction and Project Management (vi) Experience in Maintenance of Office and Residential Buildings (vii) Good drafting capacity.
|Manager (Technical – Electrical)||At least 3 years’ experience after graduation (in a position of independent responsibility equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer) in a public/private limited organization including Hospitals/ Banks/ Financial Institutions/ residential campus based educational institutions in planning/ designing/ execution of internal and external electrical installation work, large central air- conditioning plant, lift, communication systems and other associated services involved in large, multi- storey building projects including preparation, scrutiny and evaluation of tenders.
(i) Working knowledge of electronic systems like CCTV surveillance systems, Addressable Security Alarm and Fire Alarm systems, EPABX, UPS system, etc.
(ii) Experience in maintenance of lifts, pumps, air-conditioning plants, etc.
(iii) Experience of administering construction projects in all its aspects and knowledge of PERT/CPM techniques
(iv) Good drafting capability in English, ability to work with computers as regards Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point presentation.
|Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’||Three years’ professional experience in a library under Central/ State Government/ Autonomous or Statutory organization/ PSU/ University or Recognized Research or Educational Institution or any major automated library.|
|Architect in Grade ‘A’||None|
|Curator on full time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata||5 years’ experience in a museum preferably under the control of Central/State Government/ reputed autonomous bodies /statutory institutions or 5 years’ administrative/ research experience in responsible post in areas related to museology|
RBI SO 2022 Selection Process & Exam Pattern
Interested candidates can check the RBI SO 2022 Notification PDF below for a detailed selection process, exam pattern & syllabus for each post.
RBI SO 2022 Job Profile
|Post||Roles & Responsibilities|
|Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’||(i) Dealing with references on legal issues received from various departments of the Bank and its associate institutions, which are mainly related to the interpretation of various statutes such as Reserve Bank of India Act 1934, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, Companies Act 2013, etc.
(ii) Preparing initial drafts of legislation administered/to be administered by the Bank.
(iii) Preparation of drafts of pleadings and comprehensive instructions/briefs to counsel in connection with litigation involving the Bank and its associate institutions.
(iv) Appearing before Conciliation Officers, Labour Courts, Tribunals etc. on behalf of the Bank.
|Manager (Technical – Civil)||Candidate will be responsible for designing, constructing, supervising, and managing of construction projects such as construction of Office buildings, construction of Residential buildings, Renovation of existing buildings, Repair and maintenance of the existing properties and retrofitting of the existing old structures.|
|Manager (Technical – Electrical)||Candidate will be responsible for Planning, Execution, and Monitoring/ Supervision of operations and maintenance activities of various electrical systems (electrical sub-station, electrical distribution system, UPS supply, DG set, Lift, HVAC plant etc.), security related system (CCTV system, Fire Alarm and Security alarm system, X-ray baggage scanner system etc.), and such renovation work areas in Bank’s office and residential colonies and new at construction projects.|
|Library Professionals (Assistant Librarian) in Grade ‘A’||(i) Working knowledge of standard Library Software for House Keeping activities in the library such as cataloguing, acquisition and circulation, Serial Control, Subject Indexing, etc.
(ii) Experience in computerised search techniques of both on-line and off-line database including retrieval of desired information through various search engines/ processes.
(iii) Digitisation (developing digital library and metadata) and content management.
(iv) Preservation and conservation of library materials.
|Architect in Grade ‘A’||(i) Preparation of conceptual designs of various types of buildings including Office, as well as residential buildings and for interior works.
(ii) Preparation and presentation of drawings for approval by the local authority/ authorities of the Reserve Bank.
(iii) Preparation of working drawings and details for execution of work.
(iv) Periodical supervision of the work.
(v) Maintenance of the record of drawings.
(vi) The applicants should have full knowledge of working in a computerized environment-particularly operation of packages like Auto-CAD etc.
|Curator on full time contract for RBI Museum at Kolkata||Assisting Reserve Bank in:
(i) Development of museum sections on various aspects of central banking,
(ii) Research on banking, finance and central banking, museum techniques and evaluation of exhibits,
(iii) All museological functions, such as, acquisition, conservation, custody, exhibit and display, curating, documentation, cataloguing, inventory management, etc., of museum exhibits/material,
(iv) Upkeep of the museum/centre,
(v) Bring out information booklets, brochures and other material,
(vi) Designing and development of exhibits, audio-visual demonstrations, teaching aids, and
(vii) General administration, budgeting of the museum, correspondence, liaison, security.
RBI SO 2022 Salary & Allowances
(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.)
Note: For candidates possessing very high academic or professional qualification/ experience of significant value to the Bank, the Bank may, at its sole discretion, consider granting up to four advance increments. The Board, at its sole discretion, may consider requests for higher emoluments because of higher qualification/special experience of value to the Bank at the interview stage only. Such information may be furnished in the ‘Bio-data Form’ in the appropriate column. The number of increments will be maximum four. The Board/Bank will not entertain any request received after the interview.
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, Vehicle, Education of children, 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.
Initial appointment will be on probation for a period of two years. At Bank’s discretion, the probationary period may be extended up to a maximum period of four years. Selected candidates are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.
IMPORTANT NOTE for RBI SO 2022 CURATOR Post
(i) Contract appointment of Curator will be for a period of three years, which is extendable up to five years, from the date he/she takes up the assignment. The contract will be terminable with a notice period of one month from either
(ii) Remuneration: The consolidated sum of compensation payable for the Curator will be in the range of Rs. 28.20 to Rs. 33.60 lakhs per annum (subject to tax). However, the Bank, at its discretion, reserves the right to offer higher compensation to candidates with higher academic or professional qualification/ experience.
(iii) Travelling & Halting Allowance: Curator will be eligible for TA/HA as admissible to the officers of the Bank in Grade ‘C’, for official tours undertaken outside the headquarter
(iv) Leave facility: Curator will be allowed leave at the rate of 30 days per year. (Leave to be calculated on pro-rata basis for any fractional period beyond one year). Curator will be permitted to avail leave subject to administrative convenience of the Bank. Unavailed leave at the end of a year will not be permitted to be carried forward. lntervening holidays during the period of absence will be reckoned as leave. Any absence beyond the above period may be treated as leave without
(v) Housing Accommodation: During the period of his contractual appointment, Bank will not provide any residential accommodation to the Curator.
(vi) Sodexo Coupons: During the period of contract appointment, the Curator may be provided Sodexo Coupons for availing the lounge facilities, on payment of full cost.
(vii) Mobile Phone facility: During the period of his/her contract appointment, mobile phone facility may be provided to the Curator, subject to the discretion of the Bank. However, he/she will be provided with a handset only once during the entire period of their contract, including extensions, if any. The cost of mobile and reimbursement of call charges would be corresponding to the entitlement of officers in Grade ‘C’ of the
(viii) Conduct, Discipline, and Appeal: During the period of contract appointment, the Curator shall be governed by the provisions contained in the ‘Code of Conduct for contract employees in the Bank, as amended from time to
(ix) Superannuation benefits: Services rendered by the Curator during the period of contract appointment will not entitle him/her for any superannuation benefits, viz., Provident Fund, Pension Gratuity
(x) Place of posting of Curator: Kolkata
RBI SO 2022 How to Apply
(i) Candidates are requested to apply only ONLINE through the official website of RBI from 15th January 2022 to 4th February 2022. No other mode of submission of application will be accepted by the Bank.
(ii) Visit ‘Recruitment for the post of Non-CSG -PY 2021’ from the Vacancies section under the Opportunities @ RBI and click on the option “Online Application Form” which will open the registration page.
(iii) To register application, choose the tab CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION and enter Name, Contact details, and Email-ID. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password.
(iv) Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled and validate the details. Save your application by clicking the VALIDATE YOUR DETAILS and SAVE & NEXT buttons. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo, Signature, Left Thumb impression, and handwriting declaration as per the specifications.
(v) Candidates are required to upload all required documents (brief resume, ID proof, age proof, PWD Certificate (if applicable), educational qualification, experience, etc.) failing which their application/candidature will not be considered for shortlisting/ interview.
(vi) Click on the PAYMENT Tab and proceed with payment of application fees. Click on the SUBMIT button.
NOTE: All correspondence will be made only on the email ID mentioned by the candidate in their online application form. Please keep the email ID safe and working.
|Sr. No.||Category||Charges||Amount *|
|1.||SC / ST/ PwBD||Intimation Charges only||Rs 100/-|
|2.||GEN / OBC / EWS||Application Fee including intimation charges||Rs 600/-|
|* Bank/Transaction charges are to be borne by the candidate.|
RBI SO 2022 PwBD Physical Requirements & Functional Classifications Notification PDF