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RBI Assistant Exam 2018

RBI Assistant Exam 2018 is one of the best opportunity to work for India’s central bank. RBI Assistant is a clerical (non-managerial) position with an opportunity to get promotion to officer grades.  


RBI Assistant Exam Notification

The Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for posts of “Assistant” in various offices of the Bank. Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive Examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by an Interview. Applications are accepted only Online through the Bank’s website: www.rbi.org.in. Notification for the RBI Assistant 2017 has been released.


RBI hierarchy is as below:

RBI Hierarchy

Officers (Class 1)

Grade A to Grade F (Assistant Manager to Chief General Manager)

Staff (class 3 )

Senior Assistant, Special Assistant, Assistant, Record Clerk, etc.


Additional Information


No. of Vacancies for RBI Assistant 2018:In 2017, The Reserve Bank of India has invited applications from eligible candidates for 623 posts of 'Assistant' in various offices of the Bank.We will update  it for 2018 once RBI released vacancies.

Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT).

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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of RBI Assistant is an online exam conducted by RBI for choosing suitable candidates. There are three sections in total. To qualify the exam candidate must clear the cut off of each section. The time duration is 1 hour and composite marks of the paper is 100



No of questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

English Language



60 minutes

Numerical Ability



Reasoning Ability







RBI Assistant  Mains Examination

The main exam of RBI Assistant 2017 had 200 objective questions divided into five sections, to be answered in 02 hours.The Mains paper has only Five sections  that is Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitud, General Awareness, Computer Ability and English Language A similar Exam Pattern for RBI Assistant 2018 is expected as mentioned in the table below. Any change in the exam pattern will be updated after the release of official notification.

The total time duration is 120 Minutes  and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination is 200

S. No.


No. of Questions

Maximum marks






120 minutes (2 hours)


Quantitative Aptitude




General Awareness




English language




Computer Knowledge








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RBI Assistant Eligiblity Criteria

Before applying for RBI Assistant 2017, it is important to check your eligibility wrt Educational Qualification,  Age, any other pre requisites.

• Age Limit (As on 01.08.2017): The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years.

• Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination

Before Applying, An aspirant should meet various eligibility criteria wrt to Educational Qualification, Age, Nationality, No. of attempts permissible etc.

Eligibility Criteria




Age (as on 01.08.2017)

20-28 years

Educational Qualification (as on 01.08.2017)

Graduate (minimum aggregate 50% marks)

Computer Skills


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RBI Assistant Exam Dates

The RBI assistant exam last year was in the month of November 2017. Online Registration was starts in October. Last year RBI released a total of 623 vacancies. The Exam dates of RBI Assistant for 2017 is as follows


Important Events

Important Dates

Website Link Open

18’ October 2017 to 10’ November 2017

Payment of Examination Fees (Online)

18’ October 2017 to 10’ November 2017

Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative)

November 27 & 28, 2017

Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative)

December 20, 2017

Exam dates for RBI assistant 2018 exam will be updated once official notification for 2018 is released  

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RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for Online Exam PRE and Mains for RBI Assistant is same in Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language. In addition to these two, the other subjects in Mains Exam are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Therefore the PRE exam include three subjects and Mains exam Include Five Subjects

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RBI Assistant 2018-19 Salary

Reserve Bank of India Salary for the Structure for Assistant is Rs. 14650/- per month including all perks and allowances. The salary of RBI initial Gross emoluments for RBI Assistance at present stands at approximately Rs. 32520/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15%

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RBI Assistant Previous Year Cut Off

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 of the RBI Assistant exam also If the vacancies are more than the cut off will be low & if the vacancies will be less than the cut off will be high

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Online Test Series for RBI Assistant Pre 2018 Exam

Mock Test Series for RBI Assistant Pre-2017 exam has questions from English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability as per the latest exam pattern. The difficulty level of questions is similar to the questions asked in the actual exam, so that the users get proper practice for the actual exam. Detailed Performance analysis is provided to help the users get an understanding of their strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement.

The questions included in the Mock Tests are original and of best quality created by a qualified and dedicated content development team under the supreme guidance of Ms.Arunima Sinha. Arunima is an ex-banker (Bank PO and then Manager with SIDBI), who has been teaching students for competitive exams for last 6 years. A sequential process of making, checking and validating each Mock test is also followed to ensure that only the best content is provided to the users. 

All the Mock Tests, the solutions and explanations are available in Hindi & English. 

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Online Course for RBI Assistant Prelims

FocusBee-RBI Assistant 2018 Exam is an Online Crash Course for preparation of RBI Assistant 2018 Exam.

This Online Course is designed by Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, PhD) and Ms. Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO), and consists of Video Lessons and Live Online classes.

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