RBI Assistant

Highlights 2021

RBI or Reserve Bank of India is one of the largest Indian financial organizations. It is the apex institution that functions as a regulator in the banking industry. RBI releases vacancies for the post of ‘Assistant’ almost every year and conducts an online examination for the same. RBI Assistant is a clerical-level job that will offer many opportunities ahead to get oneself promoted to higher positions. RBI Assistant recruitment notification is awaited for the year 2021. Before proceeding further, let’s look at the highlights of the RBI Assistant exam 2021.

RBI Assistant 2021 Highlights

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

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Notification 2021

An RBI Assistant job is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking sector. It is the highest organization that regulates all the activity that takes place within the banks, and thus holds a lot of importance. RBI Assistant notification 2021 is going to be out soon. Generally, RBI announces a decent number of vacancies and a large number of aspirants apply for the same. Until the notification is released, candidates may go through the exam pattern and syllabus, so that no important information is missed at any cost. 

To know more about RBI Assistant Notification 2021, please check here

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

Preparing for any kind of examination requires a good strategy and a preparation plan which covers every topic in a proper manner. To crack the exam, you need to first get complete information about it, so that you have a good idea about what to expect in the exam and what to prepare for. RBI Assistant exam is normally conducted in two phases: Phase 1 (Prelims) & Phase 2 (Mains). There will not be any third stage i.e. Interview as it is a clerical level post. Both phases are conducted online which will consist of questions from various subjects. All the sections in the exam will be allotted marks and there will be a composite timing of 1 hour. Let’s look into the RBI Assistant exam pattern in detail.

Know in detail about the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

Phase 1 (Prelims) Exam Pattern 2021

The RBI Assistant preliminary online exam duration is 1 hr. There are 3 sections consisting of 100 questions and of 100 marks. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the Mains exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S. No.SubjectNo of questionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

  • The above online test/s except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • Candidates will have to pass each of the objective tests of the online examinations.
  • A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination).1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Pattern 2021

The RBI Assistant Mains online exam duration is 135 minutes. There are five sections consisting of 200 questions and of 200 marks. There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The section-wise details are given below:

S. No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime
1. English Language 40 40 30 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
4. General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5. Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) - The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main online examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned as detailed below). Candidates not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified.


Preparation of any examination requires a lot of determination, grit and hard work. You should rather not sit and start your preparation as early as possible. Before you start the preparation, you should first get all the information regarding the RBI Assistant syllabus, so that you are not directionless when you start your preparation.

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Exam Dates 

RBI Assistant 2021 notification is not yet released on the website of RBI. The official notification contains all the relevant information related to the exam. The RBI Assistant calendar 2021 will contain the opening date of the online application form, the last date of the online application form, the date of the online Preliminary exam along with various other important dates related to the exam. The registration process of RBI Assistant will start once the official notification releases, interested candidates can visit the official website and apply for the same. To know about the RBI Assistant exam dates in detail please refer to the table below.

RBI Assistant Exam Dates 2021

Important EventsImportant Dates
Website Link Open To be notified later
Payment of Examination Fees (Online) To be notified later
Schedule of Online Preliminary To be notified later
Schedule of Online Mains To be notified later

Check the complete list of the expected RBI Assistant exam centres.

RBI Assistant Salary 2021

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 and the Assistant job profile includes various kinds of tasks and responsibilities which gives enough scope of learning. It offers many other facilities and perks. The basic pay of an RBI Assistant is Rs. 14,650/- and the RBI Assistant salary including all allowances stands at approximately Rs 36,091/-.

RBI Assistant
  • Basic pay - Rs. 14650/- per month
  • Scale of Rs. 13150 – 750(3) – 15400 – 900(4) – 19000 – 1200(6) – 26200 – 1300(2) – 28800 –1480(3) – 33240 – 1750(1) – 34990 (20 years)
  • Initial monthly Gross emoluments - Rs. 36091/-(approximately)

Know in detail about RBI Assistant Salary and Job Profile 2021

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before applying for any examination, all the candidates should read the complete information given in the official notification. Before you apply to the exam you should ensure that you check your RBI Assistant 2021 eligibility for the exam on all parameters as per the official notification. If you fail to follow the mentioned criteria, you will not be allowed to appear for the RBI Assistant exam and your candidature will be canceled. Let’s look into the detailed eligibility criteria.

Educational Criteria

A candidate who is willing to apply for RBI Assistant needs to possess a minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government with at least 50% marks. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD are exempted from the percentile criteria. They just need to be graduates with no minimum percentage. You must have knowledge of MS. Word processing on a Computer system. For more details on RBI Assistant Educational qualification, please refer to the table below.

PostEducational Criteria
RBI Assistant
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC
  • A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.
  • Candidates applying for post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting office.

Read the complete eligibility criteria before you go on with filling up the application form.

Previous Year Cut off

RBI Assistant exam is going to be one of the most awaited exams of the year. Being familiar with the exam pattern for RBI Assistant is important for appearing in any exam. Equally important is knowing the sectional and overall cut-offs of the previous year, to plan preparation strategy for the current year. RBI Assistant exam cut-off will also depend on the difficulty level as well as the vacancies for RBI Assistant. If the number of vacancies is high, then the cut-off will be low & vice-versa.

Prelims Exam Cut Off - 2019

CategoryMaximum Cut OffMinimum Cut Off
General 96.75 87.75
OBC 94.75 84.25
SC 92.25 83.50
ST 88.00 71.50

Mains Cut Off - 2019

CategoryMaximum Cut OffMinimum Cut Off
General 126.75 86.25
OBC 119.75 86.25
SC 114.25 72.25
ST 108.25 76.25

To get more insight on the cutoff for various years, get detailed info on the RBI Assistant exam cutoff page. Be aware of RBI Assistant previous year exam analysis too so that you buckle up for every challenge.

Online Course 2021

RBI Assistant recruitment notification is one of the most awaited notifications. ixamBee has put together a detailed yet crisp online course that covers the complete syllabus of the RBI Assistant exam 2021 and ensures your success in the exam. The RBI Assistant Online Coaching 2021 is designed by Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, Ph.D.) and Ms. Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO). It consists of numerous video lessons and live online classes for doubt clarification. Enroll and take the early benefit. A detailed description of the RBI Assistant Course 2021 is provided below:

  • 350+ Video lessons covering the entire syllabus for Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams.
  • 90+ Video lessons out of 350 videos prepared exclusively for RBI Assistant Phase 2 exam covering Computer Knowledge and General awareness sections in detail.
  • Study notes in PDF format especially for Computer Knowledge and General Awareness Section, and wherever else required for easy learning and quick revision.
  • 8000+ Questions divided into Easy, Moderate, and High Levels for each chapter for all the subjects to help you prepare systematically.
  • 15 mock tests for RBI Assistant Phase 1 and 7 Full-Length practice tests for RBI Assistant Phase 2 exam.
  • Live Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts where you can get all your queries related to any subject clarified.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the mode of conduction of the RBI Assistant exam?


RBI Assistant exam will be conducted in online mode in two stages. The first stage is Prelims followed by Mains.


Is RBI Assistant Exam bilingual in nature?


Yes, RBI Assistant Exam is bilingual. You can choose any language between Hindi and English. Further, you have the option of choosing any specific question in either Hindi or English.


Is RBI Assistant Job transferable?


Yes as an RBI Assistant, you are liable to be posted anywhere in India.


How many attempts are there in RBI Assistant Exam?


There is no such limit on the number of attempts. You can give RBI Assistant exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria mentioned in the RBI Assistant recruitment notification.


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