RBI Assistant 2017 Notification, Exam dates & Analysis

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Review 

RBI Assistant Prelims  2017 Recruitment Exam is over, Now it's time for the much-awaited exam Analysis & Review (26th Nov 2017).
The level of this shift's examination was Very Easy. You can expect this year's cut off to be high in comparison to last year's RBI Assistant Pre-cut off. English Section was very easy and somewhat vocab based. Numerical Ability section was word based similarly Reasoning Ability also had a good scope of scoring marks. 

The Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for a specific number of posts of  “RBI Assistant” in various offices of the Bank. Selection for RBI Assistant is done through a country-wide competitive Examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination.

Shift wise analysis 

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RBI Assistant Cut Off
The cut off of RBI Assistant 2017 Prelims Examination will be released post the conduction of the exam. The candidates who will qualify for the Prelims examination will be eligible to appear for the Mains Examination. The final cut off will be released after the conduction of Mains Examination.

RBI Assistant 2016 Prelims Cutoff Marks:

Office SC ST OBC GEN
Ahmedabad - 51.25 68.00 73.75
Bengaluru 62.5 58.75 68.00 71.75
Bhopal 68.5 53.25 74.25 77.75
Bhubaneshwar 66.5 57.25 - 79.75
Chandigarh 67.00 - 73.75 81.50
Chennai 70.25 - 76.25 78.25
Guwahati 68.00 57.50 70.25 72.50
Hyderabad 73.75 70.00 78.00 81.50
Jaipur 69.00 62.25 76.00 80.50
Jammu 66.75 50.75 62.75 76.00
Kanpur & Lucknow 67.25 63.00 73.50 79.75
Kolkata 68.25 - 72.75 80.75
Mumbai 63.75 47.50 66.00 70.25
Nagpur - - 68.00 71.75
New Delhi 70.00 - 73.25 81.00
Patna 68.00 65.25 75.50 80.25
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 68.75 - 77.75 81.00


RBI Assistant 2016 Mains Cut Off:

Category Reasoning English Language Numerical Ability Computer Knowledge General Awareness
SC/ST/SC.EXS/ST.EXS/All PWD 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00
OBC/OBC-EXS 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00
GENERAL/GEN-EXS 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00


RBI Assistant 2017 Notification


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the RBI Assistant 2017 notification for the 623 posts of Assistant in Various offices in the Bank.  Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT).

Click Here to View RBI Assistant 2017 Official Notification

Click Here to Apply Online for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam

RBI Assistant Vacancy 2017


RBI has introduced 623 vacancies for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. Last year RBI Assistant had 610 vacancies. RBI Assistant vacancies also have reservations under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalisation of the result.

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates


Website Link Open: 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017
Payment of Examination Fees (Online): 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017
Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative): November 27 & 28, 2017.
Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative): December 20, 2017.


RBI Assistant Exam Centre


Examination centres for RBI Assistant examinations are there in almost 35 States and Union Territories.

RBI Assistant Syllabus


RBI Assistant Examination has two phases of Online Test for which candidates have to thoroughly study the following subjects:

Click Here to View RBI Assistant 2017 Detailed Exam Syllabus

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility criteria include Age limit and Educational qualification. For RBI Assistant 2017 examination the lower and upper age limits are 20 years and 28 years respectively. Educational Qualification: At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.

RBI Assistant Salary


Assistants will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years) and other allowances , viz 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 is approximately ₹ 32528/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15 %.


RBI Assistant Exam Pattern


In 2017 RBI Assistant exam will be held in two phases (Prelims and Mains examination).

Preliminary Examination:
Serial Number Name of Test No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 A composite time of 1 hours
2. Reasoning 35 35
3. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100



Mains Examination:
Serial Number Name of Test No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 40 40 30 minutes
2. Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
3. Computer Knowledge 40 40 30 minutes
4. General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200


The final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the online main examination.
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Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both - Preliminary and Main examination)
There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. No marks are deducted for un-attempted questions.

RBI Assistant Application Fees

This was the application fees for the previous RBI Assistant examination:
Rs.50/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXS. (Intimation Charges)
Rs.450/- for OBC/General candidates (Examination fee+ Intimation Charges)

RBI Assistant Result