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 ExamRBI Assistant 2017
Exam Conducting BodyReserve Bank Of India
Level of ExaminationCentral Level/ All India Level
Post OfferedAssistant
Total vacancies577
Gross Salary OfferedRs. 32,124 (Approximately including Gross Emoluments)
Important Dates: (Tentative)
Availability of Application FormNovember, 2017
Last Date of Application FormNovember, 2017
Payment of Fee in online modeNovember, 2017
Availability of Admit Card for Preliminary ExamDecember, 2017
Date of Preliminary ExamDecember, 2017
Announcement of Preliminary Exam ResultJanuary, 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Main ExamJanuary, 2018
Date of Main Written ExamJanuary, 2018
Announcement of Main Written Exam ResultFebruary, 2018
Personal Interview SessionMarch, 2018
Final ResultApril, 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
    SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksTotal Time
    Numerical Ability3535One Hour
    Reasoning Ability3535
    English Language3030

    *0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer

  2. Main Examination
    SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksTotal Time
    Quantitative Aptitude4040Two Hour
    Reasoning Ability4040
    English Language4040
    General Awareness4040
    Computer Knowledge4040

    *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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