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RBI Assistant Exam Highlights

RBI or Reserve Bank of India is one of the largest Indian financial organizations. It is the apex institution which functions as a regulator in the banking industry. It is often called the banker of banks. RBI announces vacancies every year for the post of ‘Assistant’ and conducts an online examination for the same. RBI is expected to release the notification for RBI Assistant this year in the upcoming months. The exam is expected to be held around November-December. RBI Assistant is a clerical level job which will offer many opportunities ahead to get oneself promoted to higher positions.

RBI Assistant 2019 Exam Highlights

Conducting AuthorityReserve Bank of India
Website www.rbi.org.in
Posts Assistant
Mode of application Online
Application form release To be Announced soon
Application form last date To be Announced soon
Stages of Exam Prelims & Mains

RBI Assistant Exam Notification

RBI conducts an online examination for the post of ‘Assistant’ every year. An RBI job is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking sector. A bank job itself is a much sought-after job and RBI is the topmost organization when it comes to banking industry. It is the highest organization that regulates all the activity that takes place within the banks, and thus holds a lot of importance. The notification for RBI Assistant is expected to release in the upcoming months. Due to some reasons, RBI Assistant 2019 Notification could not get released. The last exam of RBI Assistant was conducted in 2017. It is expected to get released in the month of September- October this year. Interested candidates can wait for the official notification and can start applying once the registration starts.


RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

Preparing for any kind of examination requires a good strategy and a preparation plan which covers every topic in a proper manner. To crack RBI Assistant Examination, you need to first get complete information about the exam, so that you have a good idea about what to expect in the exam and what to prepare. RBI Assistant 2019 Exam will be conducted in two phases: Phase I (Prelims) & Phase II (Mains). There will not be any third stage of Interview as it is a clerical level post. Both the phases will have online tests which will consist of questions from various subjects testing the knowledge of the candidates. All the sections will be allotted marks and there will be a composite timing of 1 hour. Let’s look into the exam pattern in detail:

RBI Assistant Phase I (Prelims) Exam Pattern

Phase I or Prelims Exam of RBI Assistant 2019 will be an online objective test which will consist of three subjects: English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability. It will consist of multiple choice questions where the candidate will have to choose the correct answer. There will be a total of 100 questions which will have to be attempted in 1 Hour. Candidates will have to be careful while choosing the answer options, as there will be negative marking.

SubjectNo of questionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
English Language 30 30 60 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability  35 35
Total100100  .

RBI Assistant Phase II (Mains) Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Phase II (Mains) Exam will also be an online objective test which will have multiple choice questions. It will have 5 tests of : Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language and Computer Knowledge. All the sections will have 40 questions whereas the marks for every subject will be different. Candidates will have to answer carefully keeping negative marking in mind. Total number of questions will be 200 and the total time will be 2 hours. Candidates should be able to attempt maximum number of questions to attain a good score.

S. No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime
1 Reasoning 40 50 120 minutes (2 hours)
2 Quantitative Aptitude  40 50
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 English language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge  40 20
  Total200200  .

RBI Assistant Exam Language

RBI will conduct an online examination for the post of Assistant. The examination will be held in two phases. All the questions in both the phases will be available in both Hindi & English,except in the test of English Language. Candidates will have to select their default language before they start the exam. In case a candidate is unable to understand a question clearly in the default language chosen by him/her, the question can be viewed in another language from the drop down menu available at the top right corner of the question page.


RBI Assistant Exam Marking Scheme

RBI Assistant is an important and popular examination. A large number of candidates apply for this exam. RBI follows a set pattern for marking in all its exams. All the questions in RBI Assistant carry 1 mark each. There will be 1/4th negative marking in the RBI Assistant 2019 Exam. This implies that for every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.


RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus

Preparation of any examination requires a lot of determination, grit and hard work. RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2019 is expected to be out soon and therefore all the interested candidates will have to start their preparation in a proper manner. You should rather not sit and wait for the notification and start your preparation. But before you start the preparation, you should first get all information regarding the syllabus of the exam, so that you are not directionless when you start your preparation. RBI Assistant will have three tests of English Language, Reasoning & Numerical Ability. Candidates should note down the complete syllabus of all three subjects. Refer to the complete syllabus here:

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Syllabus

RBI Assistant Prelims Syllabus

RBI Assistant will have three tests of English Language, Reasoning & Numerical Ability. Candidates should note down the complete syllabus of all three subjects. Refer to the complete syllabus here:

Quantitative Aptitude
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
Reasoning Ability
  • Inequality
  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance
English Language
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for any examination, all the candidates should read the complete information given in the official notification. The official notification for RBI Assistant 2019 Exam is expected to be out soon and it will have all information related to the RBI Assistant Exam. Before you apply for RBI Assistant Exam you should make sure that you are eligible for the exam on al parameters as per the official notification. If you fail to follow the mentioned criteria including all the requirements of RBI, you will not be allowed to appear for the exam and your candidature will be cancelled. Let’s look into the detailed educational criteria.

RBI Assistant Educational Criteria

The RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification is not out yet, but it is better to be prepared in advance to avoid any issues later. As soon as the notification for RBI Assistant 2019 Exam will be released, the registration process will start shortly. Before you start registering for the exam, you should ensure if you have the required educational qualification for the post. A candidate who is willing to apply for RBI Assistant 2019 should possess a minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level.

PostEducational Criteria
RBI Assistant
  • Those who are appearing need to possess the degree of Graduation in any field from the recognized Organization/college/institute.
  • 50% is the minimum aggregate marks that should be required in the graduation degree.
  • Applicants must have knowledge of computer system.
  • Applicants must be experienced in the regional language of the pertaining state or union territory.

RBI Assistant Age Criteria

Apart from the eligibility criteria that a candidate needs to follow while applying for RBI Assistant Exam, he/she also needs to follow an age criteria. To be able to apply for RBI Assistant Exam, a candidate should not be less than 20 years and not more than 28 years.

PostAge Criteria
RBI Assistant
  • Minimum age is 20 years.
  • Maximum age is 28 years.

RBI Assistant Age Relaxation

RBI also provides a relaxation in the upper age limit for the candidates of certain categories. The relaxation may vary according to the different categories. You can refer to the complete details in the table given below:

Sr. No.CategoryRelaxation in Time
1 Scheduled Class/ Scheduled Tribe By 5 years, i.e, upto 33 years
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 5 years, i.e, upto 31 years
3 Persons with Disabilities (PWD) By 10 years (GEN), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
4 Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years
5 Widows/divorced women/women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
6 Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 By 5 years
7 Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of no. Of years of such service, subject to a maximum of 3 years

RBI Assistant Exam Dates

RBI Assistant 2019 Exam is expected to be held around November-December. In the year 2017, RBI Assistant Exam was held in the month of December. The notification was released around September -October and is expected to get released in the same month this year too. The registration process for the same will start shortly after the official notification is released.

RBI Assistant Exam Date

Important EventsImportant Dates (Expected)
Website Link Open October / November 2019
Payment of Examination Fees (Online) October / November 2019
Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative) To be Announced soon
Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative) To be Announced soon

RBI Assistant Salary

RBI being the ‘Central Bank of India’ is the topmost banking organization. It can be considered as one of the best workplaces and best paying jobs. RBI offers a decent salary to its assistant level employees also. It offers many other facilities and perks. The basic pay of an RBI Assistant is Rs 14,650/- and the total salary of an RBI Assistant including all allowances stands at approximately Rs 32,520/-.


RBI Assistant Vacancy

RBI is a large organization and its notification is most awaited by the job aspirants. RBI releases vacancies almost every year but due to some reasons, it could not release its notification in 2018. Therefore, this year it is expected to release a good number of vacancies. RBI had released more than 600 vacancies in the year 2017. It will be a golden opportunity for all the aspirants who are preparing for a bright career ahead. The number of vacancies give a good idea regarding the expected exam level and cut-off. As the exam was not conducted last year, therefore you can have a look at the vacancies of RBI Assistant 2017.

SC 92
ST 79
OBC 144
Gen 308
Total 623
PWD 19
Ex-Servicemen 95

RBI Assistant How to Apply

A large number of candidates must be waiting for the RBI Assistant 2019 Notification and as soon as the notification gets released, the registration process will start soon. It is advised to all the interested candidates that they should not wait till the last day and fill up their registration as soon as possible. The application process of RBI Assistant 2019 will be online and you need to follow some simple instructions for that, based on the previous years’ application process.

  • Visit the official website of RBI and click on the ‘Apply Online’ link.
  • After that click on the New Registration tab and you will be directed to the online application form.
  • You need to fill in all the basic details in the first step.
  • The next step would be to upload the photograph and signature.
  • After you save all these details, you need to fill in all the detailed information regarding your education,experience, etc.
  • Preview your form and save and move to the next step.
  • The final step would be submitting the application fee. The payment will be done in online mode.
  • After payment of the fees, click submit.

RBI Assistant Application Fee

Unless the application fee for RBI Assistant 2019 Exam will be submitted online, the application will not be considered complete. Therefore, it is very necessary to submit the online application fee. The fee amount may vary according to the various categories. You can refer to the table given below to get an idea based on the application fee for 2017.

PostApplication Fee
RBI Assistant SC/ST/PWD : Rs. 50 Others: Rs. 450

RBI Assistant Exam Admit Card

After the registration process for RBI Assistant 2019 Exam will be completed, RBI will soon release the admit card for Preliminary Examination few days before the exam . this admit card will contain all the details of the exam like day, date, timing, roll number etc. Candidates can download their admit card from RBI’s official website. After the Phase I, the admit card for RBI Assistant Phase II Exam will also be released in a similar manner a few days before the exam.


RBI Assistant Exam Centre

As soon as the RBI Assistant 2019 Notification will be released, the candidates will come to know about the exam centres that will be allotted for the examination. Candidates will get the option to choose the exam centre accordingly while filling up the application form. Candidates can possibly choose their hometown as the centre if available in the list for RBI Assistant Examination. The centres once chosen can not be changed later. RBI reserves the right to change the centre at its own discretion. Candidates can not make any request to change their exam centre whatsoever.

Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Andhra Pradesh Chirala Chittoor Guntur Hyderabad Kakinada Kurnool Nellore Ongole Puttur Rajahmundry Srikakulam Tirupati Vijaywada Vishakhapatnam Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Naharlagun Assam Dibrugarh Guwahati Jorhat Kokrajhar Silchar Tezpur
Bihar Arrah Aurangabad Bhagalpur Bihar Sharif Darbhanga Gaya Hajipur Muzzafarpur Patna Purnea Samastipur Siwan Chandigarh  -
Chattisgarh Bhilai Bilaspur Raipur Delhi NCR Delhi Bahadurgarh Faridabad Ghaziabad Greater Noida Gurgaon
Goa Panaji Verna Gujarat Ahmedabad Anand Gandhinagar Himatnagar Jamnagar Mehsana Rajkot Surat Vadodara
Haryana Ambala Hissar Karnal Kurukshetra Palwal Panipat Sonipat Yamuna Nagar Himachal Pradesh Baddi Bilaspur Dharamshala Hamirpur Kangra Kullu Mandi Shimla Sirmaur Solan Una
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Kathua Samba Jharkhand Bokaro Dhanbad Hazaribagh Jamshedpur Ranchi
Karnataka Belgaum Bengaluru Bidar Gulbarga Hubli Mangalore Mysore Shimoga Udipi Kerala Alappuzha Kannur Kochi Kollam Kottayam Kozhikode Malappuram Palakkad Thiruvananthpuram Thrichur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Gwalior Indore Jabalpur Sagar Satna Ujjain Maharashtra Amaravati Aurangabad Chandrapur Dhule Jalgaon Kolhapur Latur Mumbai/Thane/NaviMumbai Nagpur Nanded Nasik Pune Ratnagiri
Pune Ratnagiri Sangli Satara Manipur Imphal Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Angul Balasore Bargarh Baripada Berhampur(Ganjam) Bhubaneshwar Cuttack Dhenkanal Jharsuguda Rourkela Sambalpur Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar Bhatinda Fategarh Sahib Jalandhar Ludhiana Mohali Pathankot Patiala Phagwara Sangrur Rajasthan Ajmer Alwar Bhilwara Bikaner Jaipur Jodhpur Kota Sikar Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok Tamil Nadu Krishnagiri Madurai Nagercoil Namakkal Perambalur Salem Thanjavur Thiruchirapalli Thoothukodi Tirunelvelli Vellore Dindigul Coimbatore Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad Karimnagar Khammam Warangal Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra Aligarh Allahabad Bareilly Bulandhshaher Gorakhpur Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow Mathura Varanasi Meerut Moradabad Muzaffarnagar Unnao Uttarakhand Dehradun Haldwani Haridwar Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol Bardhaman Berhampur Durgapur Greater Kolkata Hooghly Howrah Kalyani Kolkata Siliguri -

RBI Assistant Previous Year Cut off

RBI Assistant 2019 is going to be one of the most awaited exams of the year. This examination is preferred by most of the job aspirants as it is about working in an organization like RBI. Being familiar with the exam pattern is important for appearing in any exam. Equally important is knowing the sectional and overall cut-offs of previous year, to plan preparation strategy for the current year. The cut off will also depend on the difficulty level as well as the vacancies for RBI Assistant. If the number of vacancies is big, then the cut off will be low & vice-versa.

RBI Assistant Prelims Previous year Cut off 2017

Ahmedabad 69.75 74.00 80.00
Bengaluru 68.75 68.25 74.75 77.75
Bhopal 78.00 63.75 83.25
Bhubaneswar 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 64.25 78.50 85.00
Kolkata 74.50 78.50 86.50
Mumbai 70.00 56.50 68.25 74.25
Nagpur 54.00 75.75 80.00
New Delhi 74.75 79.25 85.75
Patna 69.75 72.50 86.25
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 76 84.25 87.25

RBI Assistant Prelims Previous year Cut off 2016

Ahmedabad - 51.25 68 73.75 42 36.25 40 # 48.5
Bengaluru 62.5 58.75 68 71.75 38 30 42.5 57 43.5
Bhopal 68.5 53.25 74.25 77.75 # 50 39.5 # 50.25
Bhubaneswar 66.5 57.25 - 79.75 31.5 51.75 46 50.25 61.75
Chandigarh 67 - 73.75 81.5 34.25 49.5 32.5 34 54
Chennai 70.25 - 76.25 78.25 # 32 35.25 49.25 42.5
Guwahati 68 57.5 70.25 72.5 # 39.75 66.5 # 35.75
Hyderabad 73.75 70 78 81.5 37.5 66.75 62 43.75 59.25
Jaipur 69 62.25 76 80.5 # - - 49 55.75
Jammu 66.75 50.75 62.75 76 # 41.25 56 - 41.25
Kanpur & Lucknow 67.25 63 73.5 79.75 36.25 52.25 38.75 44.25 59.5
Kolkata 68.25 - 72.75 80.75 39.25 37.5 35.25 52.25 51.75
Mumbai 63.75 47.5 66 70.25 45 55.75 61 33.75 41.75
Nagpur - - 68 71.75 41.75 40.5 37 # 43
New Delhi 70 - 73.25 81 34.5 52.25 55.25 37.25 56.5
Patna 68 65.25 75.5 80.25 35.5 61.5 52.5 35.75 55
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 68.75 - 77.75 81 - - 42.75 67.5 58

RBI Assistant Job Profile

RBI is the topmost organization and therefore getting to work in such an organization is a matter of great pride, irrespective of the job position. RBI offers excellent growth opportunities to all its employees. An RBI Assistant, as the name suggests is a clerical level job. Like other banking organizations, some of the responsibilities of an RBI Assistant are similar except that RBI doesn’t have usual customer interaction. An RBI Assistant can further get promoted to the officers grade by clearing departmental promotional examination after serving for at least 3 years. Some basic tasks that an RBI Assistant has to perform are:

  • Making entries of the incoming & outgoing mail
  • Data Entry
  • Maintaining records

RBI Assistant Preparation Strategy

Most of the candidates who have been waiting for the RBI Assistant official notification must be on the way towards planning their preparation strategy for the same as this exam holds a lot of importance. Also because last year the exam was not conducted and there are good chances that it will be conducted this year, many students must be planning hard for it as no one wants to lose such a bright opportunity. While you plan your preparation, keep a few basic points in mind:

  • Gather complete information about the exam.
  • Exam Pattern & Syllabus to be paid extra attention.
  • Plan your time table according to the syllabus and time available at hand.
  • Segregate the parts which are difficult and easier respectively.
  • Set practical & short-term goals.
  • Revise regularly.
  • Don’t forget to practice online mock tests.

RBI Assistant Blogs

 RBI is one of the top organizations in India and thus preparing for a job in RBI can be a tough task sometimes. Though it is not much different than other banking examinations, but collecting some extra and clear information on it will never prove worthless. You can read our very useful blogs on RBI Assistant Exam and its preparation thus giving you better clarity and goals and helping you in framing a good preparation startegy for yourself. Read our blogs to know more about RBI Assistant 2019 Exam:

RBI Assistant Exam Books

To prepare for RBI Assistant 2019, you not only need complete information but a good preparation also. To prepare you will need good quality study material which will help you along. Being in a digital era, there is enough online sources of information and knowledge but having some good books beside you would definitely add an extra advantage as you will always have something offline to refer to under any situation. To make it easier for you, we have listed down some good and helpful books.


RBI Assistant Free Mock Tests

Time and tide wait for none. As soon as the notification for RBI Assistant 2019 Exam will get released, it will be followed by the registration process which will soon be followed by the Preliminary Exam. Thus, you will not get enough time to prepare anything at the last moment. To make sure that you revise what you learnt during your preparation phase, you should always try practicing online mock tests on a regular basis, especially when the RBI Assistant Examination is near. ixamBee provides free online mock tests for RBI Assistant which will help to a great extent in your preparation. Detailed Performance analysis is provided to help the users get an understanding of their strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement. Thus, without wasting anymore time in analysing, you should start practicing the online mock tests right away.


RBI Assistant Online Course

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