RBI Assistant Exam

The Reserve Bank of India, RBI, is the Banker and Policy maker for all the Banks of the country. Every year it invites applications for the post of Assistant in its various offices across the country. RBI Assistant Exam 2017 is one of the distinguished banking examinations conducted in an online format. This national level entrance examination takes place in two stages:
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
The recruitment of the candidate entirely depends on the performance and scores obtained in the online test followed by the Personal Interview Session.
This article covers all the information related to Notification and the Important Dates (Tentative), Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process and Exam Pattern for RBI Assistant Examination 2017.
RBI Assistant Exam 2017: Quick Facts
Name of the Exam RBI Assistant 2017
Exam Conducting Body Reserve Bank Of India
Level of Examination Central Level/ All India Level
Post Offered Assistant
Total vacancies 577
Gross Salary Offered Rs. 32,124 (Approximately including Gross Emoluments)
Important Dates: (Tentative)
Events Dates
Availability of Application Form November, 2017
Last Date of Application Form November, 2017
Payment of Fee in online mode November, 2017
Availability of Admit Card for Preliminary Exam December, 2017
Date of Preliminary Exam December, 2017
Announcement of Preliminary Exam Result January, 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Main Exam January, 2018
Date of Main Written Exam January, 2018
Announcement of Main Written Exam Result February, 2018
Personal Interview Session March, 2018
Final Result April, 2018
Eligibility Criteria:
Educational Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • The knowledge of computers is mandatory, especially word processing.
  • Candidates applying for the post should be proficient in the official language of the concerned state, which falls under the recruiting office.
  • Any candidate belonging to Ex- Servicemen category (except the dependents of ex- servicemen) should be a graduate from a recognized University.  He/she should have passed matriculation or an equivalent examination of the Armed Forces. Also, the candidate must have served for at least 15 years in defence.
Age Limit:
  • The age limit of the applicants should be between 20 and 28 years.
  • The upper age limit relaxation is given to different categories and sections of the society.
    For more details, visit the official website of RBI and the notification of RBI Assistant Exam.
Let us now look at the latest RBI Assistant Exam Selection Procedure and Exam Pattern in depth:
Selection Process:
Unlike the previous years’ procedure, the latest selection process includes three steps:
  1. Online Objective Type- Preliminary Examination (100 marks)
  2. Online Objective Type- Main Examination (100 marks)
  3. Personal Interview (35 marks)
Paper Pattern:
  1. Preliminary Examination
    Sections Total Questions Total Marks Total Time
    Numerical Ability 35 35 One Hour
    Reasoning Ability 35 35
    English Language 30 30
    Total 100 100  

    *0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer

  2. Main Examination
    Sections Total Questions Total Marks Total Time
    Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Two Hour
    Reasoning Ability 40 40
    English Language 40 40
    General Awareness 40 40
    Computer Knowledge 40 40
    Total 200 200  

    *0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer

  3. Personal Interview
    The candidates who get through the written examination are eligible for the Personal Interview Session. The total marks allotted for this round are 35. The marks of all three rounds are cumulatively considered on the basis of which the final job offers are made to the candidates.
    You can check the Official Website of RBI for the latest Updates and Notifications: www.rbi.org.in
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