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RBI Assistant Exam

The full form of ‘RBI Assistant’ exam is ‘Reserve Bank of India Assistant’ exam. RBI conducts a common RBI Assistant Exam to recruit Assistants. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired as a Assistants in Reserve Bank of India.

After getting recruited as a RBI Assistant, you will be getting a handsome salary including other allowances. The final salary of RBI Assistant including HRA, DA, etc. may go up to Rs 32124/- initially. This will increase along your career path at the bank.

RBI Assistant Exam Dates

Here are the RBI Assistant Exam Dates for 2017.

Event

Important Dates

Registration & Fee Payment Opens

18th October 2017

Registration & Fee Payment Closes

10th November 2017

Prelims (Online) Exam Date (Tentative)

27th & 28th November 2017

Mains (Online) Exam Date (Tentative)

20th December 2017

RBI Vacancy list for Assistant Exam 2017

There are 623 vacancies in the year 2017 for RBI Assistant Exam.

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria

Overall, there are 3 criteria on which the eligibility of a candidate is judged for RBI Recruitment of Assistants. You need to qualify these eligibility standards to apply for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

  1. RBI Age Limit for Assistant Exam

Minimum Age - 20 years

Maximum Age - 28 years

You need to fall under this upper & lower age limit to apply for RBI Assistant.

  1. RBI Recruitment Age Relaxation for Assistant Exam

The Age Relaxation for RBI Assistant Exam will be applicable as per Govt. norms. The RBI Assistant Age Relaxation for different categories are as follows:

  • SC/ST - 5 years

  • OBC (Non - Creamy Layer) - 3 years

  • PWD - 10 years

  • PwD (OBC) → 13 years.

  • And PwD (SC/ST) → 15 years

  1. RBI Assistant Recruitment Educational Qualification

(1) A candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate

(2) Knowledge of word processing on PC.

(3) 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 to which applied.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

RBI selection process for the Assistants 2017 exam consists of 3 stages, which are:

  1. Prelims Exam

  2. Mains Exam

  3. Language Proficiency Test

  • There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains for each question wrongly marked!

  • The final selection will be on the basis of the candidate’s total performance in the Mains Exam and Interview.

A. Preliminary Exam Pattern

This will be a 100 mark paper with a composite time of 1 hour. It will be an online objective test.

Name of Section (Objective)

No. of Qs

Max. Marks

Total Time

English Language

30

30

Composite

Time of

1 Hour

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

TOTAL

100

100

 

B. Main Exam Pattern

Those who qualify through the Prelims Exam are eligible to write the Mains Exam. This will be a 200 mark paper with a composite time of 2 hours. It will be an online objective test

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

Max marks

Total Time

Reasoning

40

40

30 minutes

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

30 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

25 minutes

Computer Knowledge

40

40

20 minutes

Total

200

200

2 hours 15 mins

C. Language Proficiency Test

  • Once you qualify for RBI Assistant Mains will have to undergo a Language Test.
  • The Language Proficiency Test will be conducted in the Official Language of the particular State.

How to Apply for RBI Assistant Exam?

You can apply for RBI Assistant Exam through Online mode only. To apply for RBI Assistant Exam, follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. You can register through RBI official website.

  2. You have to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.

  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

  5. Submit the Application Form.

  6. Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

By following these above steps, you will submit your RBI Assistant Form successfully.

Detailed RBI Assistant Syllabus to Prepare for RBI Assistant exam

Given below is the RBI Assistant Prelims Syllabus. You go through the topics carefully or click on the link given to check the RBI Assistant Syllabus in detail.

English Language

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

- Reading Comprehension

- Error Spotting/Phrase Replacement

- Cloze Test

- Verbal Ability

- Vocabulary

- Simplification

- Data Interpretation

- Quadratic Equations

- Number Series

- Average

- Interest

- Mensuration

- Percentage

- Ratio & Proportion

- Algebra

- Profit & Loss

- Time, Speed & Distance

- Time & Work

- Mixture Proportions

- Number System

- Permutation & Combination

- Coding - Decoding

- Arrangement & Pattern

- Linear Sitting Arrangement

- Circular Sitting Arrangement

- Analogy

- Classification

- Mathematical or Coded Inequalities

- Order & Ranking

- Analytical Decision Making

- Syllogisms

- Data Sufficiency

- Double Line-Up

- Scheduling

- Grouping & Selection

- Blood Relations

- Verbal Reasoning

- Directions & Distances

- Series

Apart from the RBI Assistant Prelims, you will also have to appear for the Stage II i.e. RBI Assistant Mains.

The topics that will be asked in RBI Assistant Mains Objective Paper are:

  1. Reasoning

  2. English Language

  3. Quant Aptitude

  4. Computer Knowledge

  5. General Awareness

Now that you know the new RBI Assistant Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following RBI Assistant Exam Preparation Tips for Assistant will help you kick-start your preparation.

#1. Know the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern In & Out!

In 2016, it was the first time that the RBI Assistant exam is taking place in two phases – Prelims and Mains. Previously there was only a single exam. Whether you’ve taken this particular exam before or not, the Prelim & Main pattern has become a familiar one for most banking aspirants. But don’t get too cocky. Make sure you understand whether there are sectional time limits. Also, know whether you can switch between sections.

#2. General Time Management Tips for RBI Assistant Exam

Start your exam with those subjects and topics that you are most comfortable with. A general attempt pattern is given below.

English Language – 10 to 15 min

Quantitative Aptitude – 25 min

Logical Reasoning – 20 to 25 min.

A general rule of thumb is that even if you don’t attempt all 100 questions, make sure you have SEEN all 100 questions. So that you have the chance to pick and choose the questions you want to attempt first.

#3. It’s a Sectional Game!

Remember that to qualify the prelims phase of RBI exam you have to clear the sectional cut off as well as the overall cutoff. So, don’t neglect any section. Never get stuck on your favourite or least favourite section. Set yourself hard time limits for each section. Then move on. Also, factor in the time it will take you to navigate from one section to another. Your aim, after all, is not to score maximum in any section. You need to clear cut offs in each section, while maximizing your overall score.

#4. The Trick is What You Don’t Attempt!

In the exam, your strategy should not be such that you start solving the question as soon as it appears on the screen. Before starting on solving the question, you have to first think “Is it worth solving?” Only after seeing the question will you get to know the difficulty level. And the examiners have a way of hiding the easy questions at the end. While you may come across some questions at the beginning that are really time-consuming. The only way to make sure you maximize your score is by taking a look at all the questions and picking the ones you want to solve.

RBI Assistant Admit Card

RBI has released the Mains Admit Card for Special PwD recruitment drive that aims to fill 27 vacancies through direct recruitment. You can download your RBI Admit Card through the direct link here.

RBI Assistant PwD Mains Admit Card 2018 - Click Here

Previous Year RBI Assistant Cut off

The RBI Assistant Exam Cut Off vary each year. Below is the RBI Assistant Cut Off for 2016 Mains Exam.

Name of Tests

GEN, GEN-EXS

OBC, OBC- EXS

SC, ST, SC-EXS, ST-EXS, All PWD

Reasoning

14

12

11

English Language

14

12

11

Quantitative Aptitude

14

12

11

General Awareness

14

12

11

Computer Knowledge

14

12

11

Similarly, the RBI Assistant Exam cut off varies from state to state.

Check out the Official Notification for RBI Recruitment of Assistant here!

Now that you have become aware of some RBI Assistant Prelims Exam details & how to get RBI jobs, you can now know all the little information by reading the Official RBI Assistant Notification. Read it to find all the information on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more!

RBI Assistant Notification  - Click Here

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