RBI Assistant 2023: Mains Result OUT, Scorecard Soon & Prelims Exam Date

Reserve Bank of India Assistant 2023 ( RBI Assistant )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Apr 9, 2024 12:59 IST

RBI Assistant 2023: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release RBI Assistant 2023 mains scorecard. To download the scorecard, candidates need to enter the required credentials.RBI Assistant mains result was announced on March 6, 2024. Qualified candidates need to appear for Language Proficiency Test (LPT) before final selection. RBI Assistant 2023 mains exam was conducted on December 31, 2023. Read below for more details on the RBI Assistant exam, including eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

Also Read:

RBI Assistant Scorecard

RBI Assistant Admit Card 

RBI Assistant application form 

RBI Assistant exam dates 

RBI Assistant notification 

 

Q:   How to crack RBI Assistant exam in first attempt?

A:

It is easy to crack RBI Assistant exam in first attempt with a good preparation level. The tips and tricks to crack RBI Assistant exam in first attempt are given below:

  • Candidates can refer to the previous years' question papers to understand the pattern and know the types of questions asked in the exam
  • Candidates must prepare a timetable and allocate more time to the difficult sections
  • Candidates can clear their basic concepts by referring to the high school books
  • Candidates must attempt mock tests after completing the syllabus
 

Q:   What is the career path of an RBI assistant?

A:
The RBI assistants have the opportunity to get promoted to the post of manager in their careers. The following is the career path of an RBI assistant: 1. You join as an assistant in a particular regional office of the RBI. 2. You will have to serve a minimum of two years' service. 3. After two years of service, RBI assistants get multiple opportunities to get promoted to the officer level. 4. Normally, after a certain year of service, you can appear in the written test, and based on seniority, you can be promoted to the officer scale. 5. Other than that, RBI assistants may apply for merit-based promotions if they are graduates and have completed the JAIIB and CAIIB diplomas. 6. After five years of service, an RBI Assistant can be promoted to the rank of assistant manager based on qualification. 7. Afterwards, they can be promoted to the rank of Manager Grade B. 8. Mostly RBI Assistant can reach up to the post of Senior Manager Grade C.

Q:   How many years of age relaxation is given to unreserved category candidates for RBI Grade B exam?

A:
Candidates belonging to the unreserved categories are given relaxation in the upper age limit. The category-wise age relaxation given to candidates are given below: Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)-By 5 years, I. e. up to 33 years Other Backward Classes (OBC)-By 3 years, I. e. up to 31 years Persons with Disabilities (PWD)-By 10 years (GEN/ EWS), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST) Ex-Servicemen-To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married-By 10 years Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989-By 5 years Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India-To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.
 

RBI Assistant Result 2023

RBI Assistant result 2023 for the mains exam was announced on March 6, 2024. The result was announced in PDF form for different zones. RBI Assistant result displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. To download the scorecard, candidates need to login with registration number of roll number and date of birth or password. The scorecard displays the candidate's name, roll number, date of birth, category, section-wise and overall marks.

How to Check RBI Assistant Result?

The steps to check RBI Assistant result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the 'RBI Assistant Result' link on the home page
  • The result PDF appears on the screen
  • Download the result PDF and save it

Details in RBI Assistant Result 

The following details are printed in the RBI Assistant result:

  • Candidate's name
  • RBI assistant post result registration number
  • Roll number
  • Category
  • Total aggregate marks
  • Marks obtained in each section

RBI Assistant Normalisation of Marks

RBI Assistant exam is conducted in multiple shifts, and to ensure fairness in the evaluation process, the scores are normalised. The scores of candidates are normalised using the equi-percentile method. 

RBI Assistant Scorecard

RBI Assistant scorecard is released within a fortnight after the declaration of the result. Candidates can access their scorecards by logging with the required credentials. The scorecard displays the section-wise and overall scores.

Latest News:

March 6: RBI Assistant 2023-24 Mains Result Announced

Q:   Are the marks of RBI Assistant preliminary exam taken into consideration for final selection of candidates?

A:
The final selection of candidates for RBI Assistant is done based on the marks of the Mains exam provided they qualify Language Proficiency Test (LPT), medical fitness test, document verification, and biometric data. The final selection of candidates is done based on the marks obtained in the Mains exam. The marks of the prelims exam are not counted for the merit list. Candidates should also qualify the language proficiency test.
 

Q:   How is the RBI Assistant result announced?

A:

The result of RBI Assistant is announced separately for prelims and Mains exams in PDF form. The result displays the roll numbers of qualifying candidates. The scorecard is released few days after the declaration of the result. Candidates can download their scorecards by logging with the required credentials. The examination authority does not send any intimation regarding the declaration of the result. The hard copy of the result is not sent to candidates by post. The steps to check RBI Assistant result 2023 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI-rbi.org.in
  • Go to the ‘Recruitment Related Advertisement’ tab
  • Find the ‘RBI Assistant result’ link
  • Clicking the link, the result PDF opens on a new page
  • Download the result PDF and save it
 

Q:   Is normalisation procedure applied for the calculation of RBI Assistant scores?

A:
Yes. Normalisation procedure is applied for the calculation of RBI Assistant scores. The normalisation of scores is done because the exam is conducted in multiple shifts. This is done to adjust the difficulty level of the question papers held across various sessions. The result is announced based on the normalised marks. Normalisation is very common in all the banking exams that are conducted online and in multiple shifts. RBI employs this process to evaluate the candidates' performance based on difficulty level and parameters of the entrance exam. RBI conducts the exam in multiple slots. The topics, questions and cut off vary for each shift. Despite all hard work and preparation, the question in one slot may be comparatively difficult from another. To carry out fair and transparent evaluation process, RBI normalizes the scores obtained by candidates.
 

RBI Assistant Dates 2023

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of RBI Assistant 2023 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

31 Dec '23

RBI Assistant mains exam 2023

18 Nov '23 -

19 Nov '23

RBI Assistant prelims exam 2023

07 Nov '23 -

19 Nov '23

RBI Assistant prelims admit card 2023

RBI Assistant Cutoff 2023

RBI Assistant mains cut off 2023-24 will be released soon by RBI. The cut off is made available in PDF form for different categories and states. RBI Assistant cutoff is applied on individual sections and total aggregate marks. Candidates securing the RBI Assistant mains cut off are selected for final appointment.

RBI Assistant Expected Mains Cut off

City General OBC SC ST EWS
Ahmedabad 85-89 80-84 80-84 72-76 80-84
Bengaluru 80-84 80-84 74-78 69-73 78-82
Bhopal 87-91 78-82 74-78 85-89
Bhubaneswar 88-90 78-82 77-81 84-88
Chandigarh 88-92 82-86 78-82 78-82 84-88
Chennai 85-89 84-88 78-82 74-79
Guwahati 84-88 77-81 71-75 80-84
Hyderabad 88-92 84-90 82-86 78-82 84-88
Jaipur 87-91 85-89 77-81 79-83 84-88
Jammu 83-87 76-90 67-71 76-80
Kanpur & Lucknow 86-91 83-87 77-81 76-80 84-88
Kolkata 88-92 80-84 71-75 85-89
Mumbai 83-87 68-72 80-84
Nagpur 85-89 83-87 82-86 70-74 80-84
New Delhi 87-91 82-86 78-82 87-91
Patna 87-91 79-83 71-77 89-92
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 84-88 82-86 72-76 55-59 74-78

Candidates can check previous year's RBI Assistant cut off for prelims and mains exams.

RBI Assistant 2022 Prelims Cut off (Overall)

RBI Assistant Prelims Cut Off 2022 State-Wise
RBI Zone Name SC ST OBC EWS General
Ahmedabad 82.25 74.50 82.25 82.75 87.25
Bengaluru 76.75 71 82.25 80 82.75
Bhopal 80.25 76 -- 87 89.50
Bhubaneswar 80.50 79 -- 87.50 90.50
Chandigarh 80.25 80.25 84.75 87.50 90.75
Chennai 80.50 -- 86 77.75 87.75
Guwahati 79.25 73.50 -- 82 86
Hyderabad 84 80.75 88.50 88 90.25
Jaipur 79 81 87.75 86.75 89.25
Jammu -- 69.50 78.25 78.75 85.50
Kanpur & Lucknow 79 78.75 85.25 86.75 89.25
Kolkata 83.25 73.25 -- 87 90.75
Mumbai - 70 -- 82.50 85.25
Nagpur 84 72 85 82.25 87
New Delhi 80 -- 84.75 85.75 89.25
Patna 81 75 -- 87.50 89
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 74.75 57 84.50 76 86.50

RBI Assistant 2022 Prelims Cut off (Sectional)

RBI Assistant Prelims Sectional Cut Off 2021-22
Sections SC, ST, ALL- PWD OBC, OBC-EXS General, Gen-EXS

English (30)

08

09

11

Numerical Ability (35)

10

11

12

Reasoning Ability (35)

11

12

12

Total

28

31

35

 RBI Assistant 2022 Mains Cut off 

Office SC ST OBC EWS GEN

Ahmedabad

107.75

94.75

110.5

107.75

120 

Bengaluru

92.5

85.75 

105

98.5 

105 

Bhopal

96

94.5

--

106.5

119.25 

Bhubaneswar

92.25

80.5 

-

103 

116 

Chandigarh

98.75

102 

109.25 

117.5 

124.75 

Chennai

97.75 

--

115.5

93.25

121.25 

Guwahati

98.75

86.75 

-

104

112

Hyderabad

99.25 

92.25 

112 

103.75

118.75

Jaipur

96.5

106.5

117.25 

114

121.5

Jammu

--

86.5

101.75 

101.5

117.5

Kanpur & Lucknow

97.25

92.25

108.75

114.5

120.75

Kolkata

106.5

83.75 

--

113

128.25

Mumbai

--

84.5

--

108

116

Nagpur

112.75

90.25

114

112.75

123 

New Delhi

101.25

--

112

113 

123.25 

Patna

--

87.5

--

109.75 

116.5

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

90.5

100

107.25

93.25

115 

RBI Assistant 2019-20 Prelims Cut off 

The category-wise RBI Assistant cut off 2019-20 is given below.

RBI Assistant Cutoff 2020

RBI assistant pre cutoff SC

ST

OBC

EWS

General

Ahmedabad

90.25

79.00

89.50

91.00

92.75

RBI Assistant Bangalore cutoff 

--

81.75

89.75

89.00

92.25

Bhopal

86.00

80.50

92.50

92.75

94.75

Bhubaneswar

85.75

81.25

94.75

93.75

95.75

Chandigarh

89.50

--

93.50

ews cutoff of rbi assistant of punjab-95.00

96.75

Chennai

88.00

--

92.75

87.00

94.00

Guwahati

83.50

77.75

86.25

83.75

89.50

Hyderabad

92.00

88.00

94.75

94.75

96.25

Jaipur

86.75

85.25

93.25

93.75

95.75

Jammu

--

79.50

87.00

89.00

94.25

Kanpur & Lucknow

87.00

--

92.25

94.25

96.00

Kolkata

92.25

--

--

92.00

96.25

Mumbai

84.00

71.50

84.25

81.75

87.75

Nagpur

88.00

77.50

--

88.75

90.50

RBI assistant delhi cutoff

89.00

--

92.75

93.50

96.25

Patna

85.75

--

93.75

94.00

95.75

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

87.00

--

95.00

89.75

96.25

 

Q:   What was RBI Assistant Mains cutoff in 2019-20 for General Category?

A:

RBI Assistant Main Exam for 2019-20 was held on November 22, 2020. The highest cut off was recorded for Kolkata. RBI AssistantMainscut off for this state was 126.25 out of 200 marks. The state-wise cut off marks for General category is given below.

Office

General

Ahmedabad

123.50

Bengaluru

99.25

Bhopal

121.25

Bhubaneswar

103.25

Chandigarh

111

Chennai

121

Guwahati

105.75

Hyderabad

121

Jaipur

114.25

Jammu

123.25

Kanpur & Lucknow

117.25

Kolkata

126.25

Mumbai

86.25

Nagpur

103.5

New Delhi

116.75

Patna

108.25

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

114.25

 The sectional cut off marks are given below.

Category

Reasoning Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Computer Knowledge

Numerical Ability

EWS/General

14

14

14

14

14

 

Q:   What was RBI Assistant Mains cut off in 2022 for General category?

A:

RBI AssistantMainscut off 2022 was released state-wise and category-wise. The highest cut off under the General category was recorded for Kolkata. The cut off for this state was 128.25. The section-wise and category-wise RBI AssistantMainsexam is given below for General category.

Overall Cut off

Office

GEN

Ahmedabad

120 

Bengaluru

105 

Bhopal

119.25 

Bhubaneswar

116 

Chandigarh

124.75 

Chennai

121.25 

Guwahati

112

Hyderabad

118.75

Jaipur

121.5

Jammu

117.5

Kanpur & Lucknow

120.75

Kolkata

128.25

Mumbai

116

Nagpur

123 

New Delhi

123.25 

Patna

116.5

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

115 

 

Section-Wise Cut off

Reasoning Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Computer Knowledge

Numerical Ability

14

14

14

14

14

 

Q:   What was RBI Assistant prelims cut off for General category in 2021?

A:

RBI Assistant prelims cut off in 2019-20 under General category was recorded for Chandigarh. The cut off out of 100 marks was 96.75. The state-wise cut off marks for general category are given below.

RBI Zone Name

General

Ahmedabad

92.75

Bengaluru

92.25

Bhopal

94.75

Bhubaneswar

95.75

Chandigarh

96.75

Chennai

94.00

Guwahati

89.50

Hyderabad

96.25

Jaipur

95.75

Jammu

94.25

Kanpur & Lucknow

96.00

Kolkata

96.25

Mumbai

87.75

Nagpur

90.50

New Delhi

96.25

Patna

95.75

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

96.25

 The section-wise cut off marks are given below:

Sections

General

English

11

Reasoning Ability

12

Numerical Ability

13

 

 

RBI Assistant Vacancies 2023

RBI Assistant Vacancies 2023 was announced along with the notification. A total of 450 vacancies were announced for the exam. RBI releases category-wise and state-wise vacancies. Check below RBI Assistant vacancy break-up.

Assistant 2023

Office
Reserved Vacancies* PwBD# EXS
SC ST OBC$ EWS@ GEN Total A B C D EX- 1 EX- 2

Ahmedabad

0

2

4

1

6

13

1

1(1)

0

1(1)

1

1

Bengaluru

11(2)

1

18

5

23

58

0

1(1)

1

2(1)

2

6

Bhopal

0

6

0

1

5

12

1

1(1)

0

1(1)

1

1

Bhubaneswar

2

8(6)

2

1

6

19

1

1(1)

0

1(1)

1

2

Chandigarh

5

1(1)

5

2

8

21

1

1(1)

0

1(1)

1

2

Chennai

1

0

3

1

8

13

0

1(1)

1(1)

1(1)

1

1

Guwahati

1

8

4

2

11

26

0

1(1)

2(1)

1(1)

1

3

Hyderabad

2

1

4

1

6

14

0

3(2)

0

0

1

1

Jaipur

0

1

1

0

3

5

0

1(1)

0

0

0

1

Jammu

4

0

3

1

10

18

0

0

0

0

1

2

Kanpur & Lucknow

12

1

9

5

28

55

1

4(3)

1(1)

3(2)

2

5

Kolkata

5

4

0

2

11

22

0

1

1(1)

1(1)

1

2

Mumbai

0

15

0

10

76

101

1

8(7)

3(2)

6(5)

4

10

Nagpur

0

6

3

1

9

19

1(1)

2(1)

0

0

1

2

New Delhi

1

0

8

2

17

28

1

1(1)

0

1(1)

1

3

Patna

1(1)

1

3

1

4

10

0

1(1)

1(1)

0

0

1

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

 

0

 

1(1)

 

4

 

1

 

10

 

16

 

0

 

2(1)

 

0

 

1(1)

 

1

 

2

Total

45(3)

56(8)

71

37

241

450(11)

8(1)

30(24)

10(7)

20(17)

20

45

RBI Assistant Last Year Vacancy

In 2021, a total of 950 vacancies were announced. Candidates can check below the state-wise RBI Assistant previous year vacancy.

Office Vacancies
SC ST OBC EWS Gen Total

Ahmedabad

4

3 (2)

9

3

16

35

Bangalore

11

9 (1)

4

7

43

74

Bhopal

7

11(5)

0

3

10

31

Bhubaneswar

6

10(2)

0

3

12

31

Chandigarh

19

1

19

8

31

78

Chennai

13

0

20

6

27

66

Guwahati

2

17(7)

0

3

10

32

Hyderabad

7

3(1)

10

4

16

40

Jaipur

13

1

4

4

26

48

Jammu

0

3(1)

3

1

5

12

Kanpur & Lucknow

28

1

36

13

53

131

Kolkata

9(1)

4

0

2

11

26

Mumbai

0

41(25)

0

13

74

128

Nagpur

5

14(2)

10

5

22

56

New Delhi

19

0

18

7

31

75

Patna

1(1)

4

0

3

25

33

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

7

1

13

5

28

54

Total

151 (2)

123 (46)

146

90

440

950 (48)

What is RBI Assistant Recruitment?

RBI Assistant exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant across its various branches in India. Selected candidates are initially posted in RBI’s office within the recruitment zone for which they had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centres grouped and classified into West, South, North and East Zone offices in India. RBI Assistant is one of the most sought-after banking exams in the country. The selection process includes preliminary and mains exams followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). 

 

Q:   Why is RBI Assistant exam conducted?

A:

RBI Assistant exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible graduate candidates for the post of Assistant in various branches of the RBI across India. Lakhs of candidates appear for RBI Assistant exam. The selection process followed by RBI to select candidates for the post of Assistant is carried through Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test. The final result will be based on the marks scored in the Mains Exam and Language test. RBI Assistant is responsible for maintaining records/files, document verification, ensuring financial stability, issuing & circulating new currency, day-to-day transactions, attending Government Treasury Work, replying to emails and more. 

 

Q:   When was the RBI Assistant Notification released?

A:

The notification for RBI Assistant was released on September 13, 2023 on the official website. RBI Assistant notification was released in PDF form. The notification comprises important details related to the exam such as application process, eligibility, reservation policy, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before applying to the exam. RBI Assistant exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant in the various branches of RBI. The selection process comprises prelims exam, mains exam and language proficiency test.

Q:   What is RBI Assistant selection process?

A:
The selection process includes preliminary and Mains exams followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The prelims exam is divided into three sections English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to the test are 100. The total duration of the preliminary exam is 60 minutes. The Mains exam carries questions from Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness and Test of Computer Knowledge. The total marks allotted to the test are 200. The marks of the Mains exam are taken into consideration for the final merit list. Candidates qualifying the Mains exam are called for LPT. The marks obtained in the prelims exam are not counted for the final merit list. The prelims exam serves as a screening test for the mains exam.

RBI Assistant 2023

Reserve Bank of India brings forth a remarkable opportunity for candidates to get into the banking sector. A large number of candidates take RBI Assistant exam to get their desired job profile in RBI. The competition is tough and candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the RBI Assistant 2023 exam to get through the selection process. The selection process for RBI Assistant comprises Prelims, Mains, and Language Proficiency Test. The final result is announced on the basis of the marks scored in the mains exam and Language test. RBI Assistant is responsible for maintaining records/files, ensuring financial stability, document verification, issuing & circulating new currency, day-to-day transactions, replying to emails, and more.

RBI Assistant is responsible for clerical tasks such as maintaining files, verification of documents, maintenance of ledger, etc. They are recruited to provide support in the various departments of RBI offices. RBI Assistant job profile is given below:

  • Ensuring Financial Stability
  • Currency Issue & Circulation
  • Banking Document Verification
  • Attending Government Treasury Work
  • Collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally, etc.
  • Data entry
  • Replying to mails

RBI Assistant Exam Analysis 2023

RBI Assistant exam analysis 2023 is available now for the mains exam. The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. Going through the exam analysis candidates can know the section-wise and overall good attempts, difficulty level, topic-wise number of questions asked and many more. 

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis 2023

English section was easy and carried questions from Jumbled words, passage, sentence rearrangement. The Reasoning section was easy and carried questions from syllogism, puzzles, blood relation, etc. The Maths section was moderate and carried questions from simplification, DI, algebra, arithmetic, etc. 

Also Read: RBI Assistant 2023 Shift 1 Analysis

Watch RBI Assistant 2023 Exam Analysis

Previous Years' RBI Assistant Exam Analysis

In 2021, the overall difficulty level of the prelims exam was easy. The difficulty level of the mains exam was moderate. 

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis

In 2021, the Reasoning and English sections were easy, whereas, the Quantitative Aptitude section was easy to moderate. The overall difficulty level of the exam is given below.

Subject Difficulty Level

Numerical Ability

Easy

Reasoning Ability

Easy to Moderate

English Language

Easy

Total

Easy

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam of RBI Assistant is divided into five sections: Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness and Test of Computer Knowledge. The topic-wise distribution of questions in RBI Assistant exam are given below.

Subject Difficulty Level

English Language

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

Computer Knowledge

Easy to Moderate

General Awareness

Moderate

Total

Moderate

RBI Assistant 2023 Exam Highlights

Reserve Bank of India is responsible for recruiting eligible candidates for the post of RBI Assistant at the national level. RBI every year invites applications for the post of RBI Assistant. In the table below, we have provided some important highlights related to RBI Assistant exam so that candidates gets a clear idea about the recruitment process.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

RBI Assistant 

Conducting Body

Reserve Bank of India

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Frequency

Once a year (Depending upon the number of vacancies)

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Purpose

Recruitment to the post of Assistant

Exam Fees

INR 450 for OBC/General/EWS

INR 50 for SC/ST/PWD/EXS

Exam Duration

Preliminary exam: 60 minutes

Mains exam: 135 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Prelims: 100 marks (English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability)

Mains: 200 marks (Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness, Test of Computer Knowledge)

Total Questions

Prelims: 100

Mains: 200

Marking Scheme

1/4 of marks are deducted for wrong answers

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Stages

Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

No. of Test Cities

Prelims: More than 160 cities

Mains: More than 100 cities

Official Website

rbi.org.in

Q:   Is RBI Assistant equal to clerk?

A:

RBI Assistant exam is a entry-level exam conducted by the Reserve Bank of India. RBI Assistant test is designed to recruit clerical staff for the regional offices of RBI. The selection processes is almost common like other Clerical level exams in significant terms of age and selection criteria, exam structure, and selection process stages. The exam stages comprises prelims exam, Mains exam and language proficiency test. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature. The final selection of candidates is done based on the Mains exam provided they qualify the language proficiency test.

Q:   Which one is better - RBI Assistant or SBI PO?

A:
SBI PO and RBI Assistant are the most sought after banking exams in the country. The participation of candidates is more in SBI PO than RBI Assistant. The number of vacancies are more in SBI PO than in RBI Assistant. SBI PO is conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the various branches of SBI. RBI Assistant exam is conducted for recruitment of Assistants in the various region-wise offices in RBI. There is a difference in the selection process of SBI PO and RBI Assistant. SBI PO selection process include prelims exam, Mains exam, psychometric test, group exercises and interview. Since RBI Assistant is a lower level post it include prelims and Mains exams. The exam pattern and syllabus are different for SBI PO and RBI Assistant exams.

Q:   Is there any bond period for the RBI Assistant job?

A:
No, there is no required bond period after being chosen as an RBI Assistant. After getting selected, you will have to undergo a six-month probationary period before getting a permanent posting as an RBI Assistant. However, there is a mandatory two-year service or bond period to be considered for promotion. This is for those who want to apply for the promotion to the manager-level post in RBI after getting selected as assistants. After serving two years, the assistants in RBI become eligible for merit-based promotions to higher-level posts.
 

RBI Assistant Admit Card 2023

RBI Assistant admit card 2023 for mains exam was released by RBI. To download the admit card, candidates are required to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.

How to Download RBI Assistant Admit Card 2023?

The steps to download RBI Assistant admit card 2023 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the 'RBI Assistant 2023 admit card' link on the home page
  • Enter the login credentials
  • RBI Assistant admit appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

RBI Assistant Admit Card 2023: Details Printed on the Hall Ticket

The following details are printed on RBI Assistant admit card.

  • Candidate's name
  • Roll Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Scanned Photograph
  • Gender
  • Scanned Signature
  • Password
  • Registration Number
  • Address of the exam centre
  • Exam time
  • Reporting time
  • Exam day guidelines

RBI Assistant Exam Day Guidelines

Some of the exam day guidelines for RBI Assistant exam are given below:

  • Candidates are required to report at the exam centre as per the time slot mentioned in the RBI Assistant admit card. Candidates should report at least 15 minutes before the reporting time
  • Candidate roll number and lab number are not displayed outside the exam venue
  • Candidates are allowed to carry items such as mask, gloves, personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitiser, ballpoint pen and stamp pad inside the exam hall
  • It is necessary to carry exam-related documents such as call letter, photocopy of ID card stapled with it, ID card in original
  • Candidates need to bring the admit card along with the photo-identity proof to the exam centre for verification
  • Rough sheets will be provided at the exam centre
  • Candidates need to maintain social distancing due to COVID-19
  • Any sort of electronic items are not allowed inside the exam centre

Documents to Carry Along with RBI Assistant Admit Card

Along with the RBI Assistant admit card, candidates are required to carry the following documents:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Driving License
  • Voter’s Card
  • Bank Passbook
  • Photo-identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead

Q:   When RBI Assistant admit card 2023 was released?

A:

RBI Assistant admit card 2023 for prelims exam was released on November 7, 2023. RBI Assistant mains admit card was released on December 19, 2023. The examination authority usually releases the admit card one or two weeks before the exam. RBI Assistant admit card is made available on the official website. However, the direct link to download the admit card is provided on this page once it is released by the examination authority. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. RBI Assistant admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam. The admit card comprises the important details related to the exam.

 

Q:   How can I download RBI Assistant admit card?

A:

RBI Assistant admit card is released online on the official website for prelims and mains exams. However, candidates can download their admit cards through the direct link provided on this page. Candidates can download their admit cards online as the hard copy of the admit card is not sent to them by post. The steps to download the admit card are given below:

  • Visit the respective official websites of RRBs
  • Click the admit card link on the page
  • Enter the required login credentials
  • RRB Group D admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

Q:   I am unable to download the RBI Assistant admit card. What should I do?

A:

At times due to the heavy load at the server, the official website becomes slow for which candidates find difficulty in accessing the RBI Assistant admit card page. Therefore, candidates should re-login to download the RBI Assistant admit card within an interval of 5 minutes. Candidates are advised to download the admit card at night. Candidates need to download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials. Candidates need to download their admit cards online as the hard copy of it will not be sent by post. Candidates need to carry the printed copy of the admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre. Candidates are also required to carry two photographs inorder to affix them on the admit card.

 

RBI Assistant Notification 2023

RBI Assistant official notification PDF carries details such as vacancies, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, and many more. Candidates selected for the post of RBI Assistant are responsible for maintaining records/files, ensuring financial stability, issuing & circulate new currency, replying to emails, and many more. RBI Assistant is one of the most sought-after banking exams in the country. The exam is conducted for recruitment to the post of Assistant in the various offices of RBI. For reference, candidates can refer to the previous year's RBI Assistant notification.

Download here RBI Assistant notification 2023 PDF

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RBI Assistant Apply Online

RBI Assistant application form 2023 was released online along with a detailed notification. The application process comprises several stages which candidates need to complete successfully. The different stages of RBI Assistant application form are registration, uploading scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, uploading the left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, previewing the application form and paying the application fees. Candidates need to pay the application fees online which are INR 450 for OBC/General/EWS categories and INR 50 for SC/ST/PWD/EXS. It is important that candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria before filling RBI Assistant online form.

Steps to Apply Online for RBI Assistant Exam

It is important for candidates to be well-versed in the steps to fill RBI Assistant online form. The process to apply online for RBI Assistant is given below:

  • Go to the official website or follow the link
  • Click on the link-'New Registration ' link
  • Enter the required details to register for the exam
  • Click on the 'Submit' button
  • Registration number and password are generated
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Fill in other details such as exam centers, address detail, educational qualification & work experience, etc.
  • Pay the application fees
  • Submit the application form and take its printout

RBI Assistant Application Fees

Candidates are required to pay INR 450 (For General and OBC candidates) and INR 50 (For SC/ST/PWD candidates) as their application fee. Candidates can pay their application fees online using net banking/credit/debit cards. The structure of application fee is given below.

Category Fee (In INR)

For OBC/General Candidates

450

For SC/ST/PWD/EXS Candidates

50

RBI Assistant Handwritten Declaration

RBI Assistant handwritten declaration is a text that candidates need to write while filling the application form. By writing the handwritten declaration, candidates declare that the details entered in the application form are correct and valid. The handwritten declaration should be written on white paper with black ink and in English. The text for RBI Assistant handwritten declaration is given below:

“I,_____(Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true, and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required”.

Editing of RBI Assistant Application Form 

Applicants can edit the details entered in the RBI Assistant application form within the given application deadline. Before final submission of application form, candidates must preview it and make the desired changes on it and then submit the form. After the final submission of RBI Assistant application form, candidates are not allowed to make any changes. 

NDA Application Form 2023: Specification for Uploading Documents

The specifications for uploading photograph and signature are given below.

Photograph Signature
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)

  • Size of file should be between 20KB and 50 KB

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB

  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)

  • Size of file should be between 10 KB and 20 KB

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB

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Q:   What is the application fees for RBI Assistant?

A:

Candidates belonging to the unreserved and OBC category have to pay INR 450. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD have to INR 50 as their Application Fee for RBI Assistant 2023 Exam. The candidates can pay the application fees online using UPI, Online banking, Credit and Debit card. The application fee once paid cannot be refunded. Candidates should keep the transaction receipt safely. This is required while raising any issue with RBI. The steps to pay the application fees are given below:

  • The fee payment can be done using debit cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
  • On successful payment of application fee, an e-receipt is generated
  • Non-generation of e-receipt indicates payment failure
  • Candidates need to login using provisional registration number and password and repeat the process of payment
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form containing fee details

Q:   Can an RBI assistant apply for the RBI grade B (direct exam) after joining?

A:

Yes, an RBI assistant can apply for the RBI Grade B (direct exam) after joining. However, it is important to note that there may be certain eligibility criteria that must be met in order to be considered for the exam. Additionally, it is  important to check the official website of the Reserve Bank of India for the latest information on the exam, including the application process and deadlines. Candidates are required to submit No Objection Certificate from the employer. RBI Assistant application form needs to be submitted online. To submit the application form, candidates need to pay the required application fees. The application fees needs to be paid online.

 

Q:   I am unable to upload photo and signature while filling out the RBI Assistant application form. What should I do?

A:

The photograph and signature should be uploaded in RBI application form as per the format prescribed by the examination authority. The prescribed size of the photograph and signature has been given below for the candidates: a) Photograph resolution: 200 x 230 pixels b) Size of file for photograph should be between 20KB-50KB c) Signature resolution: 140 x 60 pixels d) Size of file for signature should be between 10KB - 20KB.

  • The steps to upload the photograph and signature are given below:
  • Separate links are provided to upload photograph and signature
  • Browse the location where candidates have saved the images of photograph and signature
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature

 

 

Q:   How to upload RBI Assistant hand written declaration?

A:

Candidates must have the scanned image of RBI Assistant handwritten declaration. The online applications are not processed unless the handwritten declaration is uploaded as directed. If the RBI Assistant handwritten declaration is wrong, the candidate's candidature may be disallowed. Before submitting the handwritten declaration, candidates must read the the guidelines to upload it carefully. The steps to upload RBI Assistant handwritten declaration are given below: a) Click the link to upload RBI Assistant handwritten declaration b) Browse the file where the handwritten declaration is saved c) Select the file and click on the upload button d) The handwritten declaration should be uploaded in the preferred dimension.

 

RBI Assistant Eligibility 2023

To be eligible for the exam, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, and nationality. Candidates can check below RBI Assistant eligibility criteria.

Nationality

Candidates must be a citizen of India or,
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

RBI Assistant Age Limit

The age of candidates should be between 20 and 28 years. Candidates born not earlier than 02/09/1995 and not later than 01/09/2003 (both days inclusive) are only eligible to apply.

Age Relaxation

Relaxation in the upper age limit of five years will be provided to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) candidates, three years to OBC, 10 years to PWD, 10 years to widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married, five years to candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989, etc. 

Category Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 Years i.e. up to 33 years

OBC

3 Years i.e. up to 31 years

PwD

10 Years for Gen
13 years for OBC
15 years for SC/ST

Ex-Servicemen

To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.

Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married

10 Years

Candidates, holding working experience of RBI

To the extent of the number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.

RBI Assistant Qualification

Candidates must have completed graduation from any discipline with a minimum of 50 per cent (pass class for SC/ST/PwBD candidates). Candidates must have knowledge of computers.

Proficiency of language

Candidates should be proficient in the local language of the state/UT they are applying to. This means they must know to read, write, speak and understand the concerned language of the state/UT.

Also Read: RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria

Q:   How many years of age relaxation is given to unreserved category candidates for RBI Grade B exam?

A:
Candidates belonging to the unreserved categories are given relaxation in the upper age limit. The category-wise age relaxation given to candidates are given below: Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)-By 5 years, I. e. up to 33 years Other Backward Classes (OBC)-By 3 years, I. e. up to 31 years Persons with Disabilities (PWD)-By 10 years (GEN/ EWS), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST) Ex-Servicemen-To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married-By 10 years Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989-By 5 years Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India-To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.
 

Q:   What is the educational criteria for RBI Assistant?

A:

The educational qualification for RBI Assistant has been given below for the candidates. The candidates who want to appear for the RBI Assistant exam must fulfill the educational qualification eligibility criteria for the RBI Assistant exam:

a)The candidates who want to appear in the RBI Grade B exam must have completed graduation

b) The candidates have to secure the minimum percentage to appear for RBI Grade B exam

Candidates must have passed graduation from any discipline with 50 per cent. This percentage is relaxed for SC/ST/PwBD candidates. Such candidates must have passed graduation with pass class. Candidates must have the knowledge of computers.

 

 

 

 

Q:   Can a 3rd year student give RBI Assistant exam?

A:

Candidates, who are in the final semester/year of graduation can also apply provisionally subject to the condition if called for an interview, they need to produce proof of having passed the graduation. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50 per cent marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on Personal Computer (PC). If a candidate is belonging to the Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) then they should either be a graduate from a recognised University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service. Candidates should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state or any of the states they are applying from

RBI Assistant Recruitment Process

Refer to the infographic below for RBI Assistant selection process:

 

Explained below in details the selection process of RBI Assistant:

Filling the Application Form

RBI Assistant application form is released on the official website for the specified time period. Candidates can fill and submit the application form online. Any graduate applicants can apply for the exam. The steps to fill RBI Assistant application form are explained below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click the registration link available on the home page
  • To register, candidates need to enter the basic details
  • Upon successful registration, the user ID/registration number and password are generated
  • Candidates need to upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature
  • Once the scanned images of the photograph and signature are uploaded, candidates need to fill the detailed application form
  • Once the application form filling is complete, candidates need to pay the examination fees

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Issue of Admit Card

RBI Assistant admit card is released online separately for the preliminary exam and mains exam. Candidates can download the admit card for each stage online by logging with their registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

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Appearing in the Exam

All registered candidates need to first appear in the preliminary exam. The test comprises a total of 100 questions and the total marks of the exam are 100. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. RBI Assistant mains exam comprises a total of five sections, Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness, and Test of Computer Knowledge. The total marks allotted to the test are 200 marks. Those qualifying the mains exam are called for Language Proficiency Test (LPT). LPT is conducted to test whether candidates can read, write, or speak the Local Language of the state/UT. Candidates who are not proficient in the local language are disqualified from the recruitment process.

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Declaration of Result

RBI Assistant result is released separately for the preliminary exam, mains exam, and final selection (after the conduct of LPT). The result of all stages is made available online in PDF format.

What is RBI Assistant Biometric Verification?

Candidates appearing for the online mains exam are required to provide biometric data. The biometric data is captured at the time of entry into the examination hall and stored in the repository as registered data. Subsequently, at the time of exit from the examination hall, biometric data is captured and verified with the registered biometric data captured at the time of entry. Biometric verification will also be conducted at the time of document verification and may also be carried out at any stage. In the event of mismatched verification of biometric data, the candidature of the candidate will be treated as cancelled and they will not be considered for the selection process. The biometric impression is captured through the left thumb impression.

RBI Assistant Exam Centres 2023

The preliminary and mains are conducted across various cities in the country. Candidates are required to select the RBI Assistant exam centres while filling the application form. The list of few RBI Assistant exam centres for preliminary and mains exams are given below.

State/UT/NCR Preliminary Exam Centre Mains Exam Centre

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Kakinada, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

Naharlagun

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati

Bihar

Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea,

Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna

Delhi

Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon

Delhi NCR

How to Choose RBI Assistant Exam Centres?

The steps to choose RBI Assistant exam centres are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI
  • Click on 'Apply Online' link on the home page
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • Fill the detailed application form wherein candidates need to select one exam centre each for the prelims and mains exams
  • After selecting the exam centre, candidates need to choose the preferred banks
  • Candidates need to upload the handwritten declaration and left thumb impression
  • Pay the application fees and submit the application form


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RBI Assistant Syllabus 2023

RBI Assistant syllabus highlights the topics that candidates need to prepare for the exam. The syllabus of RBI Assistant is divided into prelims and mains exams. RBI Assistant syllabus is given below:

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Word Meanings, etc.

General Awareness: Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Policies Related to RBI, Monetary Policies, Fiscal Policies, Government Schemes, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Percentage, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average, Profit & Loss, Data Interpretation, etc.

Reasoning: Number Series, Blood Relation, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Coding and Decoding, etc.

Computer Language: Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computers and Devices.

Weightage of Topics

The section-wise weightage of topics is given below.

Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

15

Direction Distance

03

Syllogs

04

Chinese Coding

05

Mix Series

05

Meaningful word

01

Pair Formation

01

Miscellaneous

01

Total

35

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics No. Of Questions

DI

05

Simplification

15

Missing Series

05

Arithmetic

10

Total

35

English Language

Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 08
Cloze test 07
Sentence Rearrangement 05
Word Swap 05
Error Detection (One-liner, incorrect) 05

Q:   Which are the important topics for RBI Assistant English?

A:

The important topics for RBI Assistant English are Fill in the Blanks, Rearrangement, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension and Synonyms, Antonyms for English. For this section, candidates must read newspapers every day to improve their vocabulary. Candidates must go through all the basic grammar. To clear the concept of English grammar, candidates can refer to the high school level books. RBI Assistant syllabus for English Language is given below:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • New Pattern Questions
 

Q:   What are the important topics for RBI Assistant Quantitative Aptitude section?

A:

Candidates can focus on Simplification, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Sequence and Series etc. Candidates must solve a basic book for Mathematics and revise the topics again and again. They should attempt mock tests and analyse them properly to improve their score. Focus on easy set of topics such as DI, Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Approximations to improve the score. The tips and tricks to crack RBI Assistant Quantitative Aptitude section are given below:

  • The first step towards preparation is going through the syllabus of RBI Assistant Quantitative Aptitude section
  • Candidates should jot down the important topics for the exam by going through the syllabus
  • Candidates should practice the previous years’ question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam
  • Candidates must practice mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy
 

Q:   Which are the important topics for RBI Assistant General Awareness section?

A:
To prepare for RBI Assistant GK section, candidates must keep themselves abreast with the Current Affairs. Candidates must be aware of the general, banking and economic events happening at the national and international levels. Candidates must read newspapers regularly. The important topics for RBI Assistant GK section are Banking in India RBI and its functions, Current in India, Monetary policy of RBI Functions of Indian Regulatory Bodies: SEBI, NABARD IRDAI, EXIM, etc. Nationalization of Banks in India, Types of Bank Accounts in India, Money and Financial Market, Basel Norms, Negotiable Instrument, Small Finance Bank, Payment Banks in India, Micro Financial Institutes, Basel Norms, Negotiable Instruments, ATM in India, Priority Sector Lending & Financial Inclusion, NPCI, UPI & other Payment Channels, NPA & SARFAESI and Risk in the Banking Sector.
 

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2023

The structure of RBI Assistant prelims and mains exams are given below.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

All registered candidates need to appear in the RBI Assistant prelims exam first, which is the screening stage to shortlist candidates for mains exam.

Sections No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who qualify the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. The structure of the mains exam is given below.

Name of Test No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration

Test of Reasoning

40

40

30 minutes

Test of English Language

40

40

30 minutes

Test of Numerical Ability

40

40

30 minutes

Test of General Awareness

40

40

25 minutes

Test of Computer Knowledge

40

40

20 minutes

Total

200

200

135 minutes

RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test

Candidates qualifying the mains exam are required to undergo the language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test is conducted in the Official/Local Language of the state candidates have applied for. Candidates not proficient in the Official / Local Language are disqualified from the selection process. Therefore, candidates should be able to speak and write the language of the state they have appeared for.

RBI Assistant Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of RBI Assistant is given below:

  • For every correct answer, candidates score one mark
  • There are also RBI Assistant negative marking for incorrect answers, 0.25 marks are deducted
  • There is no weightage for LPT. Candidates must be able to speak, write and understand the local language of the state they have applied for. Candidates need to qualify the LPT or else they are not considered for the recruitment exam

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Q:   Is the RBI exam taken online or offline?

A:

RBI Assistant exam is conducted in CBT online mode by the Reserve Bank of India. The candidates must prepare for the exam in the CBT mode. The tips for preparing the RBI exam has been given below for the candidates: a) Go through the syllabus and exam pattern of RBI exam b) Make a timetable to cover all the sections in the syllabus c) Solve previous years question papers d) Take mock tests in exam condition to get habitual of the exam condition. RBI Assistant exam pattern for prelims is divided into three sections- English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The test paper carries a total of 100 questions. The total marks allotted to the prelims exam are 100. Candidates need to answer 100 questions within 60 minutes. RBI Assistant mains exam comprises five sections-Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness and Test of Computer Knowledge. There are a total of 200 questions and the total marks of the test are 200. Candidates need to complete the paper within 135 minutes.

Q:   How many questions are asked in the RBI Assistant exam?

A:
In the prelims exam of RBI Assistant a total of 100 questions are asked while there will be a total of 200 questions in the Mains exam. All the questions asked in the prelims and Mains exams are objective-type multiple-choice questions. The language of the question paper will be in English and Hindi. Questions in the prelims exam are asked from English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Questions in the Mains exam are asked from Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness and Test of Computer Knowledge. The level of questions asked in the exam is of graduation level. To ace the exam, candidates should practice previous years' questions, mock tests, etc.

Q:   Is there any sectional timings in the RBI Assistant exam?

A:
The total duration of the preliminary exam is 60 minutes. Each section of the prelims exam is conducted for 20 minutes. Candidates need to complete the paper within 135 minutes. The duration of the test of Reasoning is 30 minutes, Test of English Language is 30 minutes, Test of Numerical Ability is 30 minutes, Test of General Awareness is 25 minutes and Test of Computer Knowledge is 20 minutes. The section-wise RBI Assistant exam timings are given below. Prelims Exam English Language-20 minutes Quantitative Aptitude-20 minutes Reasoning Ability-20 minutes Mains Exam Test of Reasoning-30 minutes Test of English Language-30 minutes Test of Numerical Ability-30 minutes Test of General Awareness-25 minutes Test of Computer Knowledge-20 minutes.
 

RBI Assistant Preparation Tips 2023

To prepare for RBI Assistant exam, candidates need to first go through the syllabus and exam pattern. It is also important that candidates choose the right set of books to prepare for the exam. Students must also go through the previous years' question papers inorder to know the types of questions asked in the exam. Apart from solving the previous years' question papers, candidates must also attempt mock tests. Attempting the mock tests helps candidates to improve their speed and accuracy in solving questions. The tips and tricks to prepare for RBI Assistant exam are given below:

  • Candidates need to set daily daily targets to achieve the goal
  • Candidates need to divide their time equally for each section. Develop a habit of reading a newspaper or magazine to improve reading skills and vocabularly
  • Candidates must learn shortcut tricks of solving questions for Quant section. They should revise tables, square roots and cube roots on a daily basis
  • While starting the preparation, candidates should clear the basic concepts 
  • Candidates should work hard to get familar with the basic methods of solving questions
  • To clear the basic concepts candidates should practice or revise the study notes

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RBI Assistant Books

The list of RBI Assistant books is given below:

Subject Books
English
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Comprehension by Wren & Martin
  • English Language Question Bank by GK Publications
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Advanced Maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive examinations by S Chand and RS Agarwal
Reasoning Ability 
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by S Chand and RS Agarwal
  • A New Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali
General Awareness
  • General Knowledge by Arihant
  • General Studies by Disha
  • General Knowledge Manual by Pearson
  • General Knowledge by Lucent
  • Manorama Yearbook by Mathew & Mammen Manorama
Computer Aptitude
  • Objective Computer Awareness by R Pillai
  • Computer Knowledge by Sikha Agarwal

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RBI Assistant Question Paper

Attempting RBI Assistant question papers help candidates to understand the concepts and fundamentals. Solving the question papers candidates will understand the syllabus and exam pattern. Candidates will be able to craft an effective strategy for the exam by practising RBI Assistant question papers. Some of the benefits of solving RBI Assistant question papers are given below.

  • RBI Assistant previous year papers are the best resources for the exam through which candidates will be able to clear the concepts of the topics given in the syllabus
  • Candidates can figure out the important topics for the exam
  • Candidates can know the types of questions asked in the exam by practising RBI Assistant question papers

Q:   How many months of preparation do I need to crack the RBI assistant exam?

A:

The amount of time required for preparation for the RBI Assistant exam can vary depending on various factors such as the knowledge of the subjects covered in the exam, the level of difficulty of the exam, and study time table. However, on average, it is recommended that candidates should prepare for at least 6-8 months before taking the exam to increase their chances of selection.

During this preparation period, candidates should focus on understanding the syllabus thoroughly and practice regularly to improve their speed and accuracy in solving questions. It is also essential to have a clear strategy for each section of the exam and allocate sufficient time for revision and mock tests.

Additionally, candidates can take mock tests and solve previous years' question papers to understand the exam pattern and gain insights into the types of questions that are likely to be asked. With consistent and dedicated efforts, candidates can crack the RBI Assistant exam with 6-8 months of preparation.

 

Q:   What is your strategy for the RBI Assistant exam preparation?

A:

The tips and tricks to crack RBI Assistant 2024 exam are given below: Prelims Check previous year papers Complete whole syllabus Clear basics for the Quant section To score good marks in the Reasoning section, practice different types of questions Read newspapers to ace the English section. Be thorough with the vocabs and grammar rules Aim for 100% attempt in the exam Mains Candidates must make atleast two subjects strong so that they can get maximum marks in these subjects Solve previous year papers of RBI Assistant Mains Candidates must practice as much questions as they can from different topics Revise as much as you can before exam. Revision is the important part of preparation. Revision helps in remembering the topics learned in the exam Candidates must attempt mock test to know the types of questions asked in the exam. Moreover, solving mock tests help candidates to learn effective time management skills

 

Q:   Which are the best books for RBI Assistant exam?

A:
There are many books that can be considered best for RBI Assistant exam. This depends on what candidates are looking to learn or accomplish. Candidates must choose the books that have covered the entire syllabus. The books should be written in simple language and it should be easy for candidates to understand. The subject-wise books for RBI Assistant exam are given below: English Language Objective General English by SP Bakshi Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis High School English Grammar and Comprehension by Wren & Martin English Language Question Bank by GK Publications Quantitative Aptitude Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive examinations by S Hand and RS Agarwal Reasoning Ability A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal Analytical Reasoning by S Hand and RS Agarwal A New Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali General Awareness General Knowledge by Arihant General Studies by Odisha General Knowledge Manual by Pearson General Knowledge by Lucent Manorama Yearbook by Mathew & Mammen Manorama Computer Aptitude Objective Computer Awareness by R Pillai Computer Knowledge by Sikha Agarwal.
 

What is RBI Assistant Salary?

The basic pay of RBI Assistant is INR 20,700 per month. The pay scale is INR  20,700-1200 (3)-24,300-1440 (4)-30,060-1920 (6)-41,580-2080 (2)-45,740-2370 (3) – 52,850-2850-55,700 (20 years). The other allowances offered to candidates are Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments for Assistants will be approximately INR 45,050 (House Allowance of 15 per cent of pay will be paid to employees additionally, if they are not staying in bank’s accommodation.

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RBI Assistant Job Profile

The RBI Assistant job profile is responsible for clerical tasks such as maintaining files, verification of documents, maintenance of ledger, etc. RBI Assistant job profile is given below:

  • Ensuring Financial Stability
  • Currency Issue & Circulation
  • Banking Document Verification
  • Attending Government Treasury Work
  • File work which includes collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally, etc.
  • Data Entry
  • Replying to mails

RBI Assistant Promotion and Career Growth

 RBI offers a myraid of opportunities for promotion and career growth. The career growth in RBI is given below:

  • Scale 1: Officer/ Assistant Manager (Grade A)
  • Scale 2: Manager (Grade B)
  • Scale 3: Senior Manager (Grade C)
  • Scale 4: Chief Manager (Grade D)
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Q:   What is the posting criteria of RBI Assistant?

A:

Selected candidates will be initially posted in RBI’s Office within the Recruitment Zone for which they had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centres grouped and classified into West, South, North and East Zone offices. RBI Assistant receives a basic pay of INR 20,700 along with certain increments in salary. The pay scale is INR 20700-1200 (3)-24300-1440 (4) – 30060-1920 (6)-41580-2080 (2)-45740-2370 (3)-52850-2850-55700 (20 years). Along with the RBI Assistant salary, candidates are entitled to various allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, and Transport Allowance. These allowances are included in the salary.     

 

Q:   What is the RBI Assistant salary after 5 years?

A:

RBI offers an attractive RBI Assistant salary along with numerous allowances and benefits. Candidates also receive increments at regular intervals. RBI Assistant receives a basic pay of INR 20,700 along with certain increments and the salary is expected to sure in five years. RBI Assistant salary after 5 years is INR 24300 per month including other allowances. The RBI Assistant  receives a handsome salary package, along with numerous allowances and benefits. RBI Assistant salary is INR 14,24,834 per year. Candidates selected to the post of RBI Assistant are responsible for maintaining files including collection of receipts, maintaining of ledger, balance tally, etc., Data Entry, Relying to Mails, Relying to RTI, Issue of Currencies, Verifying Banking Documents, etc.

 

Q:   What is the pay scale of RBI Assistant?

A:

The initial basic pay of RBI Assistant is INR 20,700 per month (as per revised salary) with a pay scale of INR 20700-1200 (3)-24300-1440 (4) – 30060-1920 (6)-41580-2080 (2)-45740-2370 (3)-52850-2850-55700 (20 years). The revised gross salary of an RBI Assistant is INR 45,050 per month including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. In case, the employees are not staying the apartments, they will be paid with House Allowance of 15 per cent of Pay additional. An amount of INR 3575 is deducted from the net gross pay of an RBI Assistant. Candidates are given reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, Newspapers, Briefcase, Book Grant, Allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility, Dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment or hospitalization as per eligibility, Interest-free Festival Advance, Leave Fare Concession, Loan and Advance at concession rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. It will be available to regular employees who will put in at least two years of service. The recruits will be governed by the Define Contribution New Pension Scheme, in addition to the benefit of Gratuity.

 

 

RBI Assistant Contact Details

Reserve Bank of India
Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad - 380014.

Reserve Bank of India
10/3/08, Nrupatunga Road,
Bengaluru - 560 001

Reserve Bank of India
Hoshangabad Road,
Bhopal - 462 011.
Reserve Bank of India
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg,
Bhubaneswar - 751 001.

Reserve Bank of India
Central Vista, Opp. Telephone
Bhawan, Sector 17,
Chandigarh - 160 017.

Reserve Bank of India
Fort Glacis,16, Rajaji Salai,
Chennai - 600 001

Reserve Bank of India
Station Road, Panbazar,
Guwahati - 781001.

Reserve Bank of India
6-1-56, Secretariat Road,
Saifabad,
Hyderabad - 500 004.
Reserve Bank of India
Rail Head Complex,
Jammu - 180 012.

Reserve Bank of India,
Rambagh Circle,
Tonk Road,
Jaipur - 302 052.

Reserve Bank of India
Mahatma Gandhi Road,
Kanpur - 208001.

Reserve Bank of India
15, N.S. Road,
Kolkata - 700 001.

Reserve Bank of India
Main Building, Shahid Bhagat
Singh Road,
Mumbai - 400 001.

Reserve Bank of India
Main Office Building,
Dr. Raghavendra Rao Road,
Civil Lines, Nagpur - 440 001.

Reserve Bank of India
South Gandhi Maidan,
Patna - 800 001.

Reserve Bank of India
6, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.

RBI Assistant FAQs

RBI Assistant 2023 exam FAQs related to the application process, admit card, syllabus, salary, exam pattern and many more are given below.

Q:   What is RBI Assistant Syllabus?

A:
RBI Assistant syllabus is given below: English Language: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Word Meanings, etc. B) General Awareness: Current Affairs Banking Awareness, Policies Related to RBI Monetary Policies, Fiscal Policies, Government Schemes, etc. C) Quantitative Aptitude Percentage, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average, Profit & Loss, Data Interpretation, etc. D) Reasoning: Number Series, Blood Relation, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Coding and Decoding, etc. E) Computer Language: Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computers and Devices. Candidates must be thorough with the RBI Assistant syllabus as the questions in the exam are framed based on it. Candidates can refer to the good books for RBI Assistant exam inorder to gain conceptual clarity of the chapters or topics given in the syllabus.
 

Q:   Is there any negative marking in RBI Assistant Exam?

A:
The RBI Assistant has negative marking scheme. 1/4 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer in prelims and Mains exam. The exam pattern has been given below for the candidates: Number of Questions: 100 Total marks: 100 Marks for correct answer: +1 Deduction for incorrect answer: 0.25 Marks for unanswered question: 0 The marks of candidates are calculated based on the marking scheme. The scores are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. Normalisation of marks is done to adjust the difficulty level of the question paper held across various shifts. RBI Assistant result is announced based on the normalised marks. Candidates should score good marks in the exam to crack the exam.

Q:   How is the RBI Assistant result announced?

A:

The result of RBI Assistant is announced separately for prelims and Mains exams in PDF form. The result displays the roll numbers of qualifying candidates. The scorecard is released few days after the declaration of the result. Candidates can download their scorecards by logging with the required credentials. The examination authority does not send any intimation regarding the declaration of the result. The hard copy of the result is not sent to candidates by post. The steps to check RBI Assistant result 2023 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RBI-rbi.org.in
  • Go to the ‘Recruitment Related Advertisement’ tab
  • Find the ‘RBI Assistant result’ link
  • Clicking the link, the result PDF opens on a new page
  • Download the result PDF and save it
 

Q:   What is the in-hand salary of RBI Assistant?

A:
RBI offers a lucrative salary to its employees. As a result of which, a large number of aspirants apply for the exam. The basic salary of RBI Assistant is INR 20,700 per month. The pay scale is INR 20700-1200 (3)-24300- 1440 (4) -30060-1920 (6)-41580-2080 (2)-45740-2370 (3)-52850- 2850-55700 (20 years). Candidates are entitled to Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc., as admissible from time to time. At present, the initial monthly gross emolument for Assistants is approximately INR 45,050. The house allowance of 15 percent of pay is paid to employees.

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