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We are starting RBI Grade B topper interview series with real people who have cleared RBI Grade B and now posted as RBI Officer in different branches across India.
Tell us something about yourself?
I am Parimal Kumar Shivendu. I have done my MBA from IIM Kozhikode and B.Tech from BPUT University. I had worked with Infosys for two years before joining RBI as Managers (Grade B).
When and how did you join RBI?
It was a campus placement. Apart from their normal mode of recruitment (all India level competitive exam), in 2012 RBI went across IIMs for the recruitment of Managers. I was one of four students who got placed in RBI from IIM Kozhikode.
How did you prepare for RBI recruitment exam?
Because mine was a campus placement my preparation was restricted to keeping myself abreast of current affairs especially related to economy and RBI.
How was your RBI interview experience?
Interview was conducted in rather relaxed environment. Questions primarily hovered around the fundamentals of finance and economics, functions of RBI and current affairs related to economy.
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How is induction program for new recruits at RBI?
For us it was one and half months of training at Reserve Bank Staff College Chennai. Training was centered on familiarizing the trainees with the way RBI goes about its business and provide them with a thumb nail sketch of various aspects and challenges of Indian economy. Training included both class room teaching and outreach programs.
How has been your experience in RBI so far?
It has been one enriching journey where learning has never ceased to occur.
How do you compare RBI job with other career in private and government sector?
RBI job has to be different from all other given the unique mandate of RBI. In my opinion, work environment is more professional compare to other government sector jobs and more relaxed as compared to private sector jobs. Salary, perks and perquisites are on par with private sector jobs to start with but certainly same may not match the growth in subsequent years as compare to private sector jobs.
What is your one piece of advice to people seeking career in RBI?
RBI promises an enriching career with a decent salary and a great work-life balance.
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