RBI Assistant 2018 Notification, Exam dates & Analysis

The Reserve Bank of India is the central bank of the country. A job in RBI is one of the most sought-after jobs in the country. Everyone who is aspiring to be a banker in future wants to become an employee of the central bank of India, i.e. the RBI. No doubt, this job provides one with a sybaritic life post her selection for the post, but then, one cannot ignore the fact that there is a huge fight to get there at the same time. Lakhs of aspirants aspire to become a part of the Reserve Bank of India but the number of vacancies released by the bank is considerably low every year. 

Before going for a competitive examination, one must always have an adequate knowledge of the eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, examination pattern, the changes introduced in the pattern of examination, so that, she knows how she should plan her preparations in a way to do with the syllabus and the revision before the examination takes place. So, to help you make a headway in your career in the banking sector through RBI Recruitment, Bankers Adda is providing you with all the details of RBI Assistant Recruitment Process, 2018.

RBI Assistant 2018 Notification

Last year the Reserve Bank of India the notification for the recruitment of RBI Assistants in the month of October and the examinations for the recruitment process were conducted in November and December 2017. This year also, it is expected to be released in October or November. 

RBI Assistant 2018 Exam Dates

Last year, the prelims examination was conducted in the month of October and the mains examination was conducted in the month of December. This year also, the dates of RBI Assistant 2018 Prelims and Mains Examinations are expected to fall in November and December. 

RBI Assistant Admit Card 2018

The admit cards for the prelims and mains examination will be released at least 15 days before these examinations are conducted. The link will be provided here as soon as the call letters for the examination are out.

RBI Assistant 2018 Vacancies

Last year (2017), the number of vacancies for the post of RBI Assistant was 623. The bank releases the vacancies as per the requirement in the bank and we will get an update regarding the same as soon as this year's notification is out.

RBI Assistant Selection Procedure

As per the recruitments held previously, the selection is done through online examinations that will be followed by a language proficiency test in one's local/official language. 

1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test)
2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test)
3. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

The final selection was made on the basis of candidate's performance in the online mains examination and LPT is only qualifying in nature.

Note: One will not be selected for the post if she fails the language proficiency test no matter how much she has scored in the preliminary or mains examination.

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2018

In the year 2017, candidates were required to be in the age group of 20-28 years as on 1st of October 2017 and also, it was necessary for them to be a graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks. This year, the eligibility criteria to apply for the post of RBI Assistant is expected to remain the same. Rest depends on the notification and you will get an update here as soon as the official notification for the recruitment process is out. 

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

In the year 2017, the examination was conducted in two stages, i.e. Online Preliminary and Mains Examination (both objective) and the pattern was as follows:

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

Every year, some or the other changes are introduced in the pattern of banking examination so one cannot be sure if the pattern will remain the same or change. We can only wait for this year's official notification to know what's there this time.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2018


S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. English Language
Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Double fillers/ sentence/ multiple sentence fillers , Sentence correction/ improvement, Vocabulary based questions, Odd one out cum para jumbles, Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph 1, 2, 3..., Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement).

2. 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).

3. Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), 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).

4. General Awareness  Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.

RBI Assistant Application Fees

1. Rs. 50 for SC/ ST/ PWD/EXS Candidates.
2. Rs. 450 for OBC/ General Candidates.

RBI Assistant Result 2018

The results of RBI Assistant Prelims and Mains Exam will be released 15-20 days post the conduction of examinations.

RBI Assistant Cut Off Scores

The cut-off scores released by RBI depends on the number of vacancies announced in that particular year, number of candidates who appear for the examination as well as the level of the examination that is conducted in order to carry out the recruitment process. So, one cannot predict the cut-off score of future RBI Assistant Examination by simply relying on the previous year cut-off scores. To get you acquainted with the previous year cut off scores of RBI Assistant Examination, here is the analysis of previous years' RBI Assistant 2016 Cut-off:

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 Shift-wise Analysis

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis
Day -1

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 27th Nov - Shift 1

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 27th Nov - Shift 2

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 27th Nov - Shift 3

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 27th Nov - Shift 4

Day -2

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 28th Nov - Shift 1

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 28th Nov - Shift 2


RBI Assistant Mains Exam Analysis

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, Review: 20th Dec 2017

GK GA Questions Asked in RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam: 20th Dec