RBI Assistant Exam 2019

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 2019 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
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After qualifying the main examination, candidates are required to take a language proficiency test (LPT). The test is conducted in the offcial/local language of the concerned state concerned. The candidates who are not proficient in the official/local language are disqualified. The recruitment of the candidate entirely depends on the performance and scores obtained in the online tests 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 2019.
RBI Assistant Exam 2019: Quick Facts
Name of the Exam RBI Assistant 2019
Exam Conducting Body Reserve Bank Of India
Level of Examination Central Level/ All India Level
Post Offered Assistant
Total vacancies 623
Gross Salary Offered Rs. 32,124 (Approximately including Gross Emoluments)
Important Dates:
Events Dates (tentative)
Availability of Application Form 18 October, 2019
Last Date of Application Form 10 November, 2019
Payment of Fee in online mode 10 November, 2019
Availability of Admit Card for Preliminary Exam 16-28 November, 2019
Date of Preliminary Exam 27 & 28 November, 2019
Announcement of Preliminary Exam Result First week of December, 2019
Availability of Admit Card for Main Exam First week of December, 2019
Date of Main Written Exam 20 December, 2019
Announcement of Result February, 2020
Personal Interview Session March, 2020
Announcement of Final Result April, 2020
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 (200 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  
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    *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