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Updated: Sep 11,2018 09:26 IST

Reserve Bank of india (RBI) has recently invited online Application form to fill 623 vacancies for the post of "Assistant" across India. All eligible candidates can apply through the official link provided below:

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RBI Assistant

RBI releases notification for RBI Assistant posts in the month of October. RBI Assistant exams are conducted in the year-end, nationally. RBI Assistant post has two phase of Online Examination i.e. Prelims and Mains followed by Language Proficiency Test. Exams are expected to be in the month of December-January. RBI has altered the Final Interview process in line with the instructions issued by Government of India and instead decided to go with Language Proficiency Test. Candidates will be checked on their proficiency in their Regional Language. 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. 

RBI Assistant - Notification

RBI released official notification for recruitment in the post of Assistant on october 2017. Upon release of official notification on RBI Assistant Exam Date, check for updates on the tentative dates given below.
Post/Cadre Events Tentative Dates
RBI Assistant Opening of Online Application 30th January 2018
Last Date for Closing/Editing Online Application 19th February 2018
Last Date for Payment of Fees 19th February 2018
Preliminary Exam April 06, 2018
Main Exam May 07, 2018
Declaration of Final Result June 7, 2018
RBI reserves all rights to change the date of examination. The Final selection of candidates will be made based on the marks obtained in Main Exam, Performance in LPT, Reservation requirements, Medical fitness, and Submission of all necessary acceptable documentary evidence.

RBI Assistant - Eligibility and Vacancy Details

Between 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 08/11/1989 and not later than 07/11/1997 (both days including) are only eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification:
  • 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 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.

Vacancy Details:

RBI releases the number of vacancies to be filled along with the official notification. The vacancy for each year differs depending upon the backlogs, raising employment needs, or due to expansion of banking services. RBI Assistant vacancies come around 600 to 650 approximately and are decided by RBI.

RBI Assistant - Salary Structure and Other Allowances

Pay Scale

  • The starting basic pay of a Selected Candidate will be ₹ 14,650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13,150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates only)
  • Other allowances viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. as admissible from time to time.
  • Initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately ₹ 32,124/-


  • RBI’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses of maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, Newspaper , Brief case , Book Grant, Allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility.
  • Dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses of OPD treatment/hospitalization as per eligibility
  • Interest free Festival Advance, Leave Fare Concession (Once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents).
  • Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. The recruits will be governed by the Defined Contribution New Pension Scheme, in addition to the benefit of Gratuity.
There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades. Selected candidates will be initially posted in RBI’s office within the Recruitment Zone for which they had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centres grouped and classified into West, South, North, and East Zone.

RBI Assistant - Application Fees and Intimation Charges

Application Fees for the RBI Assistant Exam is given below:

  • General/OBC: Rs.450/- (Examination Fees and Intimation Charges)
  • SC/ST/PWD/EXS: Rs.50/- (Intimation Charges Only)
  • Staff Candidates: Nil (Examination Fee/Intimation charges are exempted for staff candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria)
Applications without the prescribed Fee/Intimation Charges shall be summarily rejected. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. Fee/Intimation Charges are required to be paid only in the manner prescribed in the notification.

RBI Assistant - How to Apply

RBI releases the Application for RBI Assistant posts along with the Notification details. Candidates can apply in Online mode only. Candidates willing to take up the Examination are requested to read through the eligibility details, guidelines, and to have the necessary documents before proceeding with filling the Application Form. Candidates should have the following before proceeding with registration:
  • Scanned copy of their Photograph and Signature as per guidelines of RBI
  • Valid e-mail ID which is active
  • All necessary documents and details for filling the form and for online payment
Find below for the basic steps for registration.
  • To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details, and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
  • Candidates are advised to use "SAVE AND NEXT," in case candidate is unable to complete the application in one go.
  • The name of the candidate or his/her Father/Husband etc. should be spelled correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/identity proof/Mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
  • Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.
  • On completion of filling up all the necessary field, Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications.
  • Candidates can use Preview Tab and verify the entire application before Final Submission.
  • Modifications or Changes can be made in the Application Form only before FINAL Submit. Candidates on FINAL Submission are directed to 'Payment' tab.
  • Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.
  • The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
  • On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated. Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.
  • There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.

Admit Card

RBI releases Admit Card for each stage of Online Examination for candidates eligible to take up the Exam and is expected to be released two weeks prior to the Exams. Candidates will be given intimation via email/SMS for downloading Admit Card once it is released by RBI. Candidates can download the Admit Card using
  • Registration Number/Roll Number
  • Password/Date of Birth

For download and other details, follow RBI Assistant Admit Card.

Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern follows the similar exam pattern like other banking exams for the RBI Assistant post. The pattern has Online Examination i.e. Prelims and Mains followed by Language Proficiency Test. RBI has dispensed the Interview process and instead go with Language Proficiency Test as the selected candidates are likely to be posted at public interface counters thus knowledge/proficiency in local language is taken essential.

Preliminary Exam

The first stage of RBI Assistant Online Exam is Preliminary Exam. Candidates should qualify in each of the objective tests of the Online examinations. A candidate should qualify in Prelims to take up Main Examination. As negative marking, 1/4th mark will be deduced for each wrong answer.
Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  

Mains Exam

RBI Assistant Main Exam is the second level of screening process for candidates who cleared Prelims. It has five sections i.e., Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge with an overall score of 200. The time duration for the Exam is 2 hours. There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Each candidate should secure a minimum score in each section of Online Main examination to be considered shortlisted. Except Test of English Language, the online test will be in bilingual i.e. English and Hindi.
Only candidates getting shortlisted in Main Exam will be called for Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The Roll Number of candidates clearing the Main Exam will be published by RBI and an official notification is released regarding LPT. Check RBI Assistant Syllabus for detailed exam syllabus.

Biometric Data (Capturing and Verification)

RBI has decided to capture the Biometric Data and photograph of candidates on the day of the Main Exam for candidates who got shortlisted in Preliminary Exam and appearing for the Main Exam. It is done only for candidates who are taking up the Main Exam. The decision by the Biometric Data verification authority shall be final and binding with regard to the status (matched or mismatched/unmatched). Any mismatch with biometric data then candidature is plainly rejected. Candidates should be careful in doing the biometric data verification and are asked to strictly follow the instructions.

Language Proficiency Test

RBI has dispensed the Final Interview process in line with the instructions issued by Government of India (The instruction states that Interview at junior level post is to be discontinued) and decided to have Language Proficiency Test for the candidates who are getting selected. Since the candidates selected are likely to be placed in the public interface counters, knowledge/proficiency in local language is considered mandatory. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Understanding skills of the candidate on the local language will be tested. The Final selection of candidates will be made based on the marks obtained in Main Exam, Performance in LPT, Reservation requirements, Medical fitness, and Submission of all necessary acceptable documentary evidence.

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