RBI Assistant Vacancies: Doubts Clarified

RBI Assistants Exam is a very good opportunity for those who want to make a career with India’s Central Bank. As the detailed notification for 506 vacancies in already out, candidates are having many doubts in reference to these vacancies. Given below are the Frequently asked questions and their answers –

Ques: I am pursuing graduation can I apply ?
Ans. No, This examination is meant for graduates only.

Ques: I have just given my final year examination for graduation can I apply ?
Ans. No, only if your results have  been declared on or before 6th August 2014

Ques: What is the percentage required for graduation ?
Ans. 50% is required in graduation for General and OBC candidates and simple pass class is required for SC/ST candidates

Ques: Is this an online examination ?
Ans.  Yes, it is on-line exam.

Ques: Is there a sectional cut off ?
Ans. Yes

Ques: Which state should I apply from ?
Ans. As it is clearly given in the notification –

“ Candidates applying for post in a particular state should be proficient in the language of the state i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language”.

Ques: Can I apply from more than one State?
Ans. No, you can’t.

Ques: I know how to speak Marathi, can I apply from Maharashtra ?
Ans.  No, It is clear that you need to read and write Marathi,  Mere Oral knowledge of any language is not sufficient.

Ques: How will language proficiency be tested ?
Ans. It may done at the time of the Interview, you may be given a paragraph to write, alternatively you may be given material to read and comprehend in front of the Interview panel. The Interview panel may ask you questions in the regional language to see your comfort in that language

So if you do not know a particular language don’t apply from that state, it can lead to disqualification from this job and from all future jobs also

Ques: What are the number of vacancies in each office of  RBI ?
Ans. Refer chart below

Ques. What language proficiency is required at which office of RBI ?

Urdu, Punjabi
Kanpur &
New Delhi
& Kochi

Ques: I  know only Hindi which state should I apply from ?
Ans. As per the chart above there is not much difference in the vacancies in the Hindi belt offices, so you can choose any office of your choice as per your location preference.

Ques: If I apply from a particular office will I be posted in that office ?
Ans.  Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State only and will have to appear for online test from a centre of that particular State. For example, candidate applying to Ahmedabad centre can appear from Gujarat only.

(a) West Zone:
Ahmedabad, Bhopal (including Raipur), Mumbai (including Belapur), Nagpur,Pune and Panaji.

(b) South Zone:
Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

(c) North Zone:
Chandigarh (including Shimla), Jaipur, Jammu / Srinagar, Kanpur, Lucknow (including Dehradun) and
New Delhi.

(d) East Zone:
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati (including all North Eastern states), Kolkata and Patna (including Ranchi).

So, you would initially be posted at the office where you applied but may be transferred, so you should be mentally prepared for transfer.

Ques: There are very few vacancies in Hindi speaking states, is it worth applying ?
Ans. Yes, this job is for RBI assistants, securing a government job and that too in the Reserve Bank of India ,is a matter of great pride and honour even if there are few vacancies, there is no harm in applying, since the pattern of the exam is very similar to that of IBPS Clerk. For bank jobs aspirants this is an ideal opportunity to test themselves.

In case you are already through with your IBPS preparation then there is nothing new which you need to study So no harm in applying. It is only a matter of Rs 450/- at the most.

In case you are targeting IBPS PO – 2014 or IBPS Clerk 2014, you should treat this RBI assistant’s examination as valuable practice for the examinations coming later in the year.

Also remember this profile of RBI assistants is no small profile, no less than a Clerical level cadre job in a PSU Bank , you will have a good career if you are selected.

It is also a prestigious job, so you need not feel disheartened if the number of vacancies is small. Only after trying can you succeed in life.

Ques: What is the pattern of the paper and how should I prepare ?
Ans.   The pattern is similar to that of IBPS Clerk exam, 40 questions per section and 5 sections in total. So your preparation should be that of  IBPS Clerk.

The examinations are an ideal warm-up for the examination scheduled later in the year viz :-

(1)   IBPS RRB – III
(2)   IBPS PO -III 2014
(3)   IBPS Clerk – III 2014

So all the best and get cracking !!

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