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RBI Assistant

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  • Examination category : Banking
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  • Conducting Body : Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
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India's Central Banking institution, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) controls the Issuance and Supply of the Indian Rupee. The RBI has an important role in the Development Strategy of the Government of India. The bank also actively promotes Financial Inclusion Policy.
RBI Assistant exam is held by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to select eligible and dynamic candidates for the post of Assistant in various branches and sub-offices of RBI. This exam provides the candidates an opportunity to join one of the most coveted government organisations in India.

RBI conducts this exam every year and it is a two tier online exam. Log on to the official website to apply online or to check other important details.

RBI Assistant Exam Conducting Body:

Also known as Banker's bank, Reserve Bank of India is a Central Banking Institution which commenced it's operations on 1 April 1935 under Reserve Bank of India Act 1934. Throughout the year RBI held various exams for various posts for desiring applicants who want to pursue their career in Banking sector. The following mentioned detail is regarding RBI Assistant Examination which is held  on yearly basis.

RBI Assistant Exam Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

March 2023

Online

https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/rbiasstnov19/

Application Date

Will be updated soon 

Admit Card

Will be updated soon 

Preliminary Exam Date

Will be updated soon 

Mains Exam Date

Will be updated soon 

Result Date

Will be updated soon 

RBI Assistant Exam Selection Procedure:-

The RBI Assistant Examination is held in three stages-

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Mains Examination

  • Interview

RBI Assistant Exam- Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination is an Offline examination which is held to test the intellect, aptitude, and standard of English language of the applicants.Total time duration of the exam is 01 hour and there is no sectional time limit. The Paper pattern of the Prelims exam is as follows:-

S.No.

Name of Tests (Objective)

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

1.

English Language

30

30

2.

Numerical Ability

35

35

Composite time of 1 hour

3.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Note:- There is a provision of Negative Marking. 1/4th marks should be deducted.

Mains Examination:-The Mains exam have 5 sections and a total of 200 questions. The total time duration will be 135 minutes, but each section needs to be completed in a specific time duration. Applicants are required to complete their questions in the prescribed time interval.

Name of the Test section

No. of Ques.

Max. Marks

Time allotted for each section (Separately timed)

Reasoning Ability

40

40

30 minutes

Numerical Ability

40

40

30 minutes

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

Computer Knowledge

40

40

20 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

25 minutes

Total

200

200

135 minutes

Note:- There is a provision of Negative Marking. 1/4th of the mark shall be deducted .

Language Proficiency Test:

After qualifying the Mains examination, candidates have to appear for Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The test is held in the Official / Local Language of the concerned State. A candidate who couldn't qualify the Official/Local Language considered disqualified for the exam. 

Office Location

Language

Office Location

Language

Ahmedabad

Gujarati

Bengaluru

Kannada

Bhopal

Hindi

Bhubneshwar

Oriya

Chennai

Tamil

Hyderabad

Telugu

Jaipur

Hindi

Jammu

Urdu/Hindi

Kolkata

Bengali

Mumbai

Marathi

Kanpur & Lucknow

Hindi

Nagpur

Marathi/ Hindi

New Delhi

Hindi

Patna

Hindi

Thiruvananthapuram

Malayalam

Chandigarh

Punjabi/Hindi

Guwahati

Assamese/ Bengali/ Khasi/ Manipuri

Interview:- The shortlisted applicants from the Online Test are called for the Personal Interview. The Interview carries 35 marks.

Final Selection:- The final selection of the applicants is dependent on their overall performance of the mains and the interview phases. The merit list is prepared on the basis of these two portions.

RBI Assistant Exam Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation in any discipline with an aggregate of 50% (Passing marks for SC/ST/PWD) and above

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 28 years. Relaxation for the Reserved category candidates is given below:-

  • Age Relaxation:

Category

Age relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the general category)

10 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the OBC category)

13 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the SC/ST category)

15 years

Women candidates who are widows, Divorced & Separated from their husbands and not remarried (belonging to the general category)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen

Actual service period + 3 years (8 years for SC/ST disabled Ex-servicemen) up to maximum 50 years of age.

Persons domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years.

Candidates holding working experience in RBI

3 years


RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus:

English:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Synonyms & Antonyms

  • Sentence Correction

  • Word Meanings

  • Cloze Test

  • One Word Substitution

  • Sentence Rearrangement

  • Sentence Completion,

  • Phrases, Active and Passive Voice

Quantitative Test:

  • Time and Distance

  • Time and Work

  • HCF and LCM

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Average & Probability

  • Assumptions and conclusion

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Number System

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Percentage

  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry.

Reasoning:

  • Number Series

  • Blood Relations

  • Analogy

  • Odd Man Out

  • Number Series

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Directions Based Concept

  • Row Arrangements

  • Symbols

  • Statement Reading and Understanding.

Computer Knowledge:

  • Languages

  • Basic Hardware & Software

  • History of Computers

  • Devices

  • Viruses and Hacking.

General Awareness:

  • Current World News

  • Current India News

  • Geography Concepts

  • History Concepts

  • Political Science

  • Banking Awareness

  • RBI Terms

  • Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)

RBI Assistant Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can a applicant get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. A applicant can get information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a applicant RBI Assistant?

Ans. Byonlinefor Application form and registration.

Ques 3. Who are eligible to apply for RBI Assistant?

Ans. Candidates having Graduation with an aggregate of 50% and above in any stream and having Computer knowledge are eligible to apply. 

Ques 4. How many attempts are allowed for RBI Assistant exam?

Ans. There is no such restriction but the age criteria must be followed.

Ques 5. Is there interview for RBI Assistant exam?

Ans. No, there is no interview part in this exam. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the Written exam and the Language test.

Ques 6. Does RBI conduct Assistant exam every year?

Ans. Yes, the exam is conducted yearly.

Ques 7. Is Assistant job transferable?

Ans. RBI Assistant cannot be transferred until he gets promoted to Officer level.

Ques 8. Is there any sectional cutoff in Assistant exam?

Ans. There is a provision of sectional as well as overall cut off for both Prelims & Mains exam of RBI Assistant Exam.

Ques 9. Is there provision of fee exemption?

Ans. Only Staff candidates are eligible for fee exemption.

Ques 10. What does LPT mean?

Ans. Language Proficiency Test is for those candidates who qualifies the Mains exam and is conducted in the Regional Language of the state applied for. LPT is conducted for those candidates who did not study the local language of the respective state as a subject in 10th standard. 

Ques 11. What is the total marks allotted for LPT exam?

Ans. There is no such allotment of marks for LPT. It is qualifying in nature.

Ques 12. Is there negative marking in the exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answers in the Prelims and Mains both. 1/4th of the mark should be deducted.

Ques 13. What are the responsibilities of a RBI Assistant?

Ans. The responsibility of a RBI Assistant includes:

  • Data Entry

  • Ensuring Financial Stability

  • File Work

  • Issue and Circulate Currency

  • Replying to Mails etc.

Ques 14. Is the Assistant exam bilingual?

Ans. Except the English language test, rest of the exam is conducted bilingually i.e. in English and Hindi.

Ques 15. What precautions should be taken by the applicants while to filling the application fee?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam offers a great chance for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join RBI and pursue their career in Banking sector. It is an online 2 tier exam. The aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. We the team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your future.

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