RBI Assistant

RBI Assistant Recruitment notification is highly anticipated by most of the bank job aspirants in India. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the RBI Assistant exam. This exam opens the door for the candidates to join one of the most coveted government organizations in India. Let’s learn about some of the prominent features of this exam.

RBI Assistant Salary

RBI Assistants command a decent salary. They will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years) and other allowances , viz Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately ₹ 32528/- including House Rent Allowance of 15 %.

Exam Pattern

Here is the detailed RBI Assistant exam pattern for both preliminary and mains examinations.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

30 minutes

Reasoning Ability

40

40

30 minutes

Computer Knowledge

40

40

20 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

25 minutes

Total

200

200

135 minutes

Remember that there will be negative marking in this exam. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer given by the candidate. But no marks will be deducted for the question that is not attempted by the candidate.

Language Proficiency Test:

The final stage of the recruitment will be the Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The candidates who clear the mains exam will then have to appear for the LPT. The LPT will be conducted in the Official/Local language of the concerned state.

Syllabus

RBI Assistant exam has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both prelims exam and mains exam. The sections that feature in both of these exams are:

• English Language

• Numerical Ability

• Reasoning

Additional sections of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge are also asked in the Mains Exam, apart from the above mentioned three sections. The candidates must clear the sectional cut-off as well as the overall cut-off for each phase of the examination, in order to get selected for further rounds of the RBI Assistant recruitment process. Let’s have a closer look at the various topics that make up the RBI Assistant syllabus.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Probability
  • Allegations and Comparison
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Number System
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • HCF and LCM
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Problems on Trains
  • Average

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word Meanings
  • Cloze Test
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases
  • Active & Passive Voice

General Awareness:

  • Current World News
  • Current India News
  • Geography Concepts
  • History Concepts
  • Emoluments and Other Benefits
  • Political Science
  • Banking Awareness
  • RBI Terms
  • Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)

Computer Knowledge:

  • History of Computers
  • Devices
  • Languages
  • Basic Hardware and Software
  • Viruses and Hacking

Reasoning:

  • Odd Man Out
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Directions Based Concept
  • Row Arrangements
  • Number Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Symbols
  • Statement Reading and Understanding

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria:

(a) Age

The age of the candidate should be between 20 and 28 years. There are some relaxations in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to certain categories.

(b) 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.

To learn about the detailed eligibility criteria check out the official notification that is released by the RBI.

Application Fee

The application fee for this exam is Rs. 450 for Gen/OBC candidates and Rs. 50 for SC/ST/PWD/EXS. candidates. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. The RBI Grade-B admit cards are generally released a few weeks before the date of the exam. These admit cards can be downloaded from the official website.

Result

The final RBI Assistant result is expected to be released a few weeks after the completion of the interview round. The roll number of finally shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the official website and an invitation will also be sent to the selected candidates on the email ID’s, which they provided at the time of application.

So, this was a basic overview of the RBI Assistant exam. Check out our other articles to learn about all the nuances of this exam.

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