Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants?

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Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants?

For Government Job aspirants, UPSC CSE (IAS Exam) & RBI Grade B are considered one of the toughest exams, the only difference here lies in the preference. The aspirants who want to make their career in administrative roles, go for UPSC CSE & those who want to go in the banking sector, go for RBI Grade B Exam. To understand Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants, let us understand both exams in different aspects.

Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants – Difficulty Level

Both UPSC CSE (IAS Exam) & RBI Grade B Exams are considered tough but if we compare only these two exams, then UPSC IAS is tougher. This is because of the vast syllabus that is asked in the IAS Exam. RBI Grade B Exam is an ideal backup for UPSC Aspirants because Phase 1 of the RBI Exam consists of Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and English, and the same subjects are in the UPSC Prelims exam i.e. CSAT Paper. All you need to do is maintain your speed, accuracy and be a little more efficient in these sections.

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Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants – Exam Process

Both the exams have three tiers but RBI Grade B Cycle gets completed in a shorter span of time as compared to UPSC IAS. The candidates will have to prepare for the RBI Grade B Phase 2 along with Phase 1 as there is a very little time gap between the both of them.

Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants – Syllabus

The syllabus of the RBI Grade B Exam is crisp as compared to UPSC. For Phase 1, the General Awareness section has the highest weightage and that can be covered with Current Affairs, Static GK, etc. Also, the GA section can be prepared for both Phase 1 & Phase 2 simultaneously as Phase 2 consists of Economic & Social Issues (ESI), Finance & General Management (FM). Here, being well-versed in GA helps a lot. Also, Phase 2 consists of both descriptive & objective questions and the UPSC Aspirants already prepare for descriptive questions, so it will become slightly easy for them to tackle the exam.

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Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants – Q&A

Q. Well, there are many different aspects of comparing the RBI Grade B & UPSC Exam, but to cut it short Is RBI Grade B a good option for UPSC Aspirants?

Definitely Yes. The UPSC Aspirants must definitely try RBI Grade B Exam and get a stable job in the apex bank of the country. Along with their job in RBI Grade B Exam, they can also prepare for the UPSC Exam. This will help the candidates in reducing the burden/pressure on themselves of not being in a stable and good earning job.

Q. Is RBI Grade B better than UPSC IAS?

Well, it completely depends on your preference. Usually the IAS are posted at remote locations and then after some promotions, they got posted to metro cities. If your preference is to work in major cities right from the beginning, then RBI Grade B is the key.

Q. Can I prepare for the UPSC exam while working as RBI Grade B Officer?

Of course yes. There are many RBI Grade B Officers who cleared the UPSC exam while working with RBI. With complete dedication & right preparation, it is definitely possible.

RBI Grade B Vs UPSC Salary

The candidates will join the civil services as entry level IAS officers after clearing the UPSC exam, and their salary will be Rs 56,100 excluding all allowances.

RBI Grade B SalaryUPSC Salary
The basic pay of an RBI Grade B Officer is Rs 55,200. The initial salary is Rs 56100 excluding all allowances and the pay level is 10 for 1-4 years of service.
The highest basic pay that an RBI Grade B officer gets after promotions is Rs. 99,500 after 16 years.The highest basic pay that an IAS officer gets after promotions is Rs. 2,50,000 after 37 years. This is for the highest post i.e. Cabinet Secretary.
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