RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2021

The RBI Assistant eligibility criteria is a set of requirements that are necessary for any candidate to fulfil in order to apply for the post. Only if a candidate fulfils the eligibility criteria, he or she is applicable to register for the exam.

The Reserve Bank of India is the conducting body for all RBI exams. Given below are the two posts for which the RBI exam is conducted:

  1. RBI Assistant
  2. RBI Grade B Officer
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The eligibility criteria for both the posts is different. In this article, we shall discuss the RBI eligibility for Assistant exam 2021 and candidates are advised to go through the RBI Assistant eligibility before applying for the exam.

There is a set age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, etc. that are mentioned in the RBI Assistant notification. Candidates can know more about the RBI recruitment 2021 at the linked article.

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RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2021

It is mandatory for a candidate to fulfil the RBI Assistant eligibility criteria or else, the conducting body reserves the right to cancel the applicant’s candidature. Given below are the RBI Assistant eligibility criteria 2021 for the candidate’s reference. 

There are mainly three requirements that are necessary for a candidate to fulfil to satisfy the RBI Assistant eligibility criteria. This includes:

  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Proficiency in Local/ Official state language

Candidates can refer to the RBI Assistant Notification page to know the number of vacancies, exam dates, selection process and exam centres for the Assistant exam.

RBI Assistant Eligibility – Age Limit

Any candidate who is interested to apply for the post of RBI Assistant 2020 must be between 20 and 28 years of age (as on 1/12/2019). Therefore, any candidate who was born before December 2, 1991, and after December 1, 1999, is not applicable to apply for the exam.

There is an upper age relaxation that is given to candidates belonging to certain categories. 

Given below is the upper age relaxation for candidates belonging to certain categories:

RBI Assistant Eligibility – Age Limit
Category Upper Age Limit
SC/ST 33 years (Relaxation by 5 years)
OBC 31 years (Relaxation by 3 years)
Persons with Disabilities 38 years (Relaxation by 10 years for Gen/EWS)

41 years (Relaxation by 13 years for OBC)

43 years (Relaxation by 15 years for SC/ST)

Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years
Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married 38 years (Relaxation by 10 years)
Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 33 years (Relaxation by 5 years)
Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of a number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years

Candidates must note that they shall be liable to present their caste certificate at the time of Interview.

Candidates preparing for the exam can refer to the RBI Assistant syllabus at the linked article.

RBI Assistant Eligibility – Educational Qualifications

Given below is the educational qualification that a candidate must possess (as on 1/12/2019) if interested to apply for the RBI Assistant Exam:

  1. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in any discipline. For SC/ST/PWD candidates, pass class marks are also sufficient to apply for the exam.
  2. A person from Ex-Servicemen category should either be a Graduate from any Government recognized University/ should have passed matriculation/ or examination of Armed Forces and rendered at 15 years of defence service.
  3. In case a candidate is applying from a particular state or region, he or she is should know how to read, write and speak the regional language of that particular region.

Candidates who are willing to apply for the upcoming RBI Assistant exam can check the below-mentioned links:

Daily News Analysis RBI Assistant Cut Off
RBI Assistant Salary RBI Admit Card

RBI Assistant Eligibility – Scheme of Selection

The RBI Assistant selection scheme comprises three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains 
  3. Language Proficiency Test

The RBI prelims exam comprises 3 sections: English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. The mains exam comprises 5 sections, three being the same as prelims and the other two being General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.

Candidates can check the detailed RBI exam pattern at the linked article.

Once a candidate is shortlisted after the mains exam, he or she has to qualify a language proficiency test. This test is limited to candidates applying for the below-mentioned states:

RBI Assistant Eligibility – Scheme of Selection
State Official Language
Ahmedabad Gujarati
Bengaluru Kannada
Bhopal Hindi
Bhubaneswar Oriya
Chandigarh Punjabi/Hindi
Chennai Tamil
Guwahati Assamese/ Bengali/ Khasi/Manipuri/ Bodo/ Mizo
Hyderabad Telugu
Jaipur Hindi
Jammu Urdu/ Hindi/ Kashmiri
Kanpur & Lucknow Hindi
Kolkata Bengali/ Nepali
Mumbai Marathi/ Konkani
Nagpur Marathi/ Hindi
New Delhi Hindi
Patna Hindi/ Maithili
Thiruvananthapuram Malayalam

The final selection of a candidate will depend upon the marks scored in the online examination, qualifying LPT, medical test and document verification.

Once a candidate qualifies also these level, only then is he or she provisionally recruited for the post of Assistant in RBI.

Related Links:

RBI Grade B Eligibility RBI Assistant Result RBI Assistant Admit Card
RBI Vacancy Bank Exam Syllabus RBI Grade B Salary

Two other important criteria are Nationality and the number of attempts. Only the people who are citizens of India are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant in RBI. Also, there is no fixed number of attempts to apply for the RBI Assistant exam. As long as a candidate meets the eligibility requirement, he/she can apply for the exam.

Candidates are therefore requested to carefully go through the RBI Assistant eligibility criteria once the official notification is released and then apply online for the post.
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