RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam Dates, Vacancies, Eligibility, Selection Procedure

RBI Assistant 2020 Online Application and Fee Payment Ends Today on 24th January 2020. Candidates who want to apply for 926 vacancies of Assistants in the Reserve Bank of India can apply before midnight of 24 January. Direct link to Apply Online is given below, also check important details like eligibility, exam pattern, important dates before you apply online.

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RBI Assistant Prelims exam is going to be conducted on 14th/15th February 2020. Whereas RBI Assistant Mains exam will take place on March 2020 tentatively. Dates for the Mains exam will be announced soon by the organization.

1. RBI Assistant 2020: Important Dates

2. RBI Assistant Selection Procedure

3. RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

4.RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020

5.RBI Assistant Salary 2020

6.RBI Assistant Job Profile

7.RBI Assistant Career Growth

8.RBI Assistant Previous Years’ Cut Off

9.RBI Assistant Previous years’ Papers

10.RBI Assistant Preparation Tips

11.RBI Assistant FAQs

1.RBI Assistant 2020: Important Dates

According to RBI Assistant official notification, The preliminary exam will take place on 14th and 15th February tentatively. Whereas RBI Assistant Mains exam will be held in March 2020 however RBI reserves the rights to make changes in the dates announced.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam 14th & 15th February 2020 (Tentatively)
Download of Prelims Admit card Expected to be released in February 2020
RBI Assistant Prelims Result 14th/15th February (Expected)
RBI Assistant Mains Exam March 2020 (Tentatively)
Download of Mains Admit Card Expected in March 2020
Language Proficiency Test After Mains Exam (will be informed by RBI)

2.RBI Assistant Selection Procedure

RBI Assistant recruitment will be done via three phases. Candidates willing to work with the Reserve Bank Of India must clear all the three levels to be provisionally selected for the RBI Assistant post. The three stages in the RBI Assistant exam are:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Language Proficiency Test

Preliminary exam would be qualifying in nature while the candidates for the last round i.e LPT would be selected on the basis of the marks obtained in the mains exam. Marks secured in the RBI Assistant mains exam would be considered for final selection.

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3.RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

There will be three sections in the RBI Assistant exam i.e Reasoning Ability, English Language, Numerical Ability. Each section will be given 20 minutes to be completed. Test would consist of 60 minutes carrying 100 marks for 100 questions (Overall)

Preliminary Examination:

  • Time Allowed- 1 hour
  • Total Number of questions- 100 Questions
  • Sectional Time- Yes
  • Sectional Cut Off- Yes
Serial Number Name of Test No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
  Total 100 100 60 Minutes

Mains Examination:

  • Total time allowed: 135 minutes
  • Total question: 200 questions
  • Sectional Timing- Yes
  • Sectional Cut Off- Yes

There will be sectional timing in the Mains examination. Each section inclusding General Awareness and Computer knowledge will consist of 40 questions carrying 40 marks. Complete test would consist of 135 minutes in total.

Serial Number Name of Test No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. Test Of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
2. Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
3. Test Of Computer Knowledge 40 40 30 minutes
4. Test Of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5. Test of  Numerical Ability 40 40 20 minutes
  Total 200 200 135 minutes

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4.RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020:

Syllabus of RBI Assistant is more or less similar to other banking examinations. Syllabus given below is based on the topics asked in the previous years examination. Although RBI do not specify any detailed RBI Assitant syllabus. Thus after a prompt research we have come up with the detailed syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims and Mains 2020.

RBI Assistant Syllabus for Prelims and Mains:

Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge
Seating Arrangement Number Series Error Detection Current Affairs (4-5 Months) Computer basics
Puzzles Data Interpretation Reading comprehension Banking Awareness MS office
Direction and Blood relation Simplification/ Approximation Fillers Economy/ Financial Awareness Internet and web technology
Syllogism and Inequality Profit & Loss Sentence based error Static Awareness Database Management System
Alphanumeric Series and order and ranking Data Sufficiency Column based question Networking
Data Sufficiency and Miscellaneous questions Quadratic Inequalities Word usage computer and Networking Security
Input-output Time Speed Distance Cloze test Operating System
Logical Reasoning Time & Work, problems on train word swap   Abbreviations
  Ratio & Proportion, mixture and allegation Spelling based error, para jumbles   Input-output device
  Partnership Idiom and phrases    
  Average and Ages Sentence completion    
  Boat & Stream Vocabulary Based    
  Pipes & Cistern Paragraph Completion    
  Probability, Mensuration Connectors    

5.RBI Assistant Salary 2020:

Assistants will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14,650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13,150/- 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) 

Apart from the salary employee is entitled to 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 approximately ₹ 36091/-.

If a employee gets accomodation from the bank then he will not be given HRA.

6.RBI Assistant Job Profile

  • He ensures the financial stability
  • To regulate currency and its circulation and any issue associated with the said term.
  • He is responsible for governement related treasury work.
  • He is responsible for document verification.
  • Collection of receipts, maintenance of files, ledger and balance tally etc.
  • Entering the daily transaction in computer and maintaining the fair record of the same.
  • He also replies to the queries of the customer over email or through other modes.

7.RBI Assistant Career Growth:

RBI Assistant can apply for the promotional exam after the completion of probation period and two years of service after probation. He can also apply for promotion through departmental or by JAIIB or CAIIB exam.

RBI Assistant
RBI Grade A officer
RBI Grade B officer
RBI Grade C officer
RBI Grade D officer

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8.RBI Assistant Previous Years’ Cut Off

There was no recruitment in the year 2018. Last recruitment was done in the year 2017. Below is the cut off for the RBI Assistant Prelims and Mains exam State wise and category wise.Factors that determine the cut off are

  • Level of the exam
  • Types of questions asked
  • Number of vacancies released
  • Number of applicants applied

State wise & category wise cut off 2017 : Prelims 

Ahmedabad 60.75 74.00 80.00
Bengaluru 68.75 68.25 74.75 77.75
Bhopal 78.00 63.75 83.25
Bhubneshwar 71.25 68.50 82.25 84.50
Chandigarh 77.00 70.25 81.75 87.50
Chennai 76.00 81.75 83.50
Guwahati 71.00 63.75 73.50 77.25
Hyderabad 80.50 74.50 84.25 87.00
Jaipur 74.50 67.50 81.75 85.75
Jammu 70.25 56.25 72.25 80.00
Kanpur & Lucknow 72.75 69.25 78.50 86.50
Kolkata 74.50 78.50 74.25
Mumbai 70.00 56.50 69.25 80.00
Nagpur 56.00 75.75 85.75
New Delhi 74.75 79.25 85.75
Patna 69.75 72.50 86.25
Thiruvanantapuram & Kochi 76.00 84.25 87.25

State wise & category wise cut off 2017 : Mains

Ahmedabad 75.75 101.00 115.50
Bengaluru 90.00 76.25 103.25 105.75
Bhopal 74.33 70.25 117.25
Bhubneshwar 92.25 76.50 110.50 120.50
Chandigarh 94.75 103.75 97.75 120.00
Chennai 95.25 116.25 119.50
Guwahati 95.50 78.75 101.00 106.50
Hyderabad 104.00 100.75 114.00 112.50
Jaipur 98.25 77.75 107.25 119.25
Jammu 96.75 68.50 96.50 116.25
Kanpur & Lucknow 94.00 105.75 110.00 121.25
Kolkata 100.00 108.25 118.25
Mumbai 98.00 64.50 96.25 105.75
Nagpur 68.25 104.50 115.50
New Delhi 96.50 109.00 121.25
Patna 83.25 91.00 117.25
Thiruvanantapuram & Kochi 91.25 116.25 124.50

9.RBI Assistant Previous years’ Papers

Getting knowledge of the exam pattern is the foremost thing that an aspirant should do. Always focus on your weak areas and get good damn at them. It is the time when you fuel up what you have prepared in the last days and check if you are on the correct path or not. Below is the Exam pattern for RBI Assistant. Check now!

Download RBI Assistant Previous Year paper (2016) (Questions)

Download RBI Assistant Previous Year paper (2016) (Solutions)

Download RBI AssistantPrevious Year Paper (2017) (Questions)

Download RBI AssistantPrevious Year Paper (2017) (Solutions)

10.RBI Assistant Preparation Tips:

  • Prepare from the scratch. Do not be over confident about any subject. You have to prepare each and every topic to clear the Prelims exam.
  • Divide your time equally for each section even if you are damn good at any of the subjects, practice that too. Practicing will help you improve on your mistakes.
  • Prioritize your topics and subjects that needs special attention and prepare them accordingly.
  • Make a time table and stick to it. Try to follow the same through out your journey.
  • Make both short term and long term goals that are achievable. set realistic goals.
  • Block your study hours during those times of the day when you think you are the most productive & can concentrate better and block more time for the more difficult subject.
  • Reroute your attention towards learning concepts rather than rote learning techniques. Understanding basic concepts helps you to remember them for a long period of time.
  • For effective RBI Preparation, evaluate yourself time and again. Analyze your answer sheet and scan the answers to which you have given wrong answer and revise them again.
  • Practice from previous years papers. This will help you to gain confidence and will make you familiar with the recent exam trend.
  • Avoid guess work, as there is negative marking both in prelims and mains as well. Keep a check on your accuracy.
  • Take mock test o regular intervals of time. You can also analyze your performance through sectional test.
  • Belief is a very powerful tool. Take 10-15 minutes to recall everything that you have learnt through ut the day before going to sleep. Avoid taking stress anyhow. Tell yourself every moment that you can and you will.

11.RBI Assistant FAQs

We know each and every employee is different and possess some different capabilities and understandings. To help every student we are providing you with some frequently asked question that will help you give a satisfactory answer.

1.When will the RBI Assistant prelims exam conducted?

RBI Assistant Prelims exam will be conducted on 14th and 15th Fenruary 2020

2.When will the Admit card for prelims exam release?

Admit card for prelims exam is expected to be released 7-10 days before the examination.

3.In which language RBI Assistant exam will be conducted?

Exam will be Bilingual. Except English langugae, all sections will be available in Engslish as well as Hindi.

4.What is the in hand salary of RBI Assistant?

Employee working as Assistant with the RBI can expect to draw a salary of approx 32,000/- inclusive of all benefits.

5.Is there any interview in the RBI Assistant Recruitment process?

No, There is no interview.

6.What is LPT?

LPT is the test of the regional language for those who are applying from other state.

7.Is it mandatory to clear Language Proficiency Test?

Yes, It is mandatory to pass the LPT as students will not be given provisional allotment if they fails to qualify the same.

8.Is there any sectional cut off?

Yes, There is sectional cut off in both prelims and mains examination.

9.Is there sectional timing in RBI Assistant?

Yes, in both prelims and Mains exam.

10.How many attempts are allowed for the RBI Assistant exam?

There is no limit however you must qualify the speciefied age criteria.

11.Can a final year student appear for the RBI Assistant Exam?

No, it is mentioned that only graduates can apply for the exam.

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