RBI Assistant Exam 2020

RBI Assistant exam is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant in various branches and sub-offices of RBI. This exam provides the candidates a gateway to joining one of the most coveted government organizations in India.

Apart from the RBI Assistant exam, there are various other posts for which RBI conducts examinations. Know about the other RBI exams at the linked article.

With the RBI Assistant mains exam 2020 being postponed, utilize this time and ace the ongoing Assistant post examination with the Free Online RBI Assistant Mock Test Series.

Also, check out the links given below and prepare for the upcoming RBI exams:

Latest Update: RBI Assistant Mains Examination 2020 Postponed. The mains examination for recruitment of Assistants in the Reserve Bank of India has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. The new date for the examination shall be notified later by the conducting body.

RBI Assistant 2020 Exam - Main Exam Postponed

RBI Assistant Result for prelims examination conducted on February 14 & 15, 2020 released on March 3, 2020.

The last date to apply for the RBI Assistant exam 2020 extended to January 24, 2020. Candidates can fill in the application form and pay the application fee till January 24, 2020.

Table of Contents:

  1. RBI Assistant Notification 2020
  2. RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria
  3. RBI Assistant Online Application Process
  4. RBI Assistant Exam Pattern
  5. RBI Assistant Syllabus
  6. RBI Assistant Cut off
  7. RBI Assistant Result

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RBI Assistant Notification 2020

RBI Assistant notification for the year 2020 has been released. Candidates preparing for the upcoming RBI Assistant exam must start the preparation and note the important details regarding the recruitment procedure.

The RBI Assistant Notification gives an idea on the exam dates, recruitment, salary, admit card, etc.

RBI Assistant Exam Dates

The tentative RBI Assistant Exam dates for the 2020 exam is given below:

RBI Assistant Exam 2020
RBI Exam Events RBI Exam Dates
Online Registration  December 23, 2019 – January 24, 2020
Last Date To Pay Online Fee January 24, 2020
RBI Assistant Prelims Exam February 14 & 15, 2020
RBI Assistant Mains Exam To Be Notified Later

The last RBI Assistant recruitment was conducted in the year 2017. The recruitment was conducted for 623 vacancies. The table given below mentions the details regarding the important dates for the exam conducted in 2017:

RBI Assistant Exam 2017
Events Exam Dates
Online Application October 18, 2017, to November 10, 2017
Preliminary Exam November 27 & 28, 2017
Mains Exam December 20, 2017
Final Result January 2018

Refer to the above mentioned RBI Assistant exam dates and start your preparation accordingly.

RBI Assistant Recruitment

The RBI Assistant recruitment takes place city wise. The RBI Assistant notification released by RBI gives details regarding the vacancies released state-wise. The table given below gives the vacancy details for RBI Assistant recruitment 2020:

RBI Assistant Vacancy 2019-20

Since the last recruitment for the post of RBI Assistant was conducted in the year 2017, the data related to the RBI Assistant vacancies 2017 has been given below. Candidates can refer to the table and apply accordingly.

The RBI Assistant vacancies for 2017 exam is given below:

RBI Assistant Vacancies - 2017

RBI Assistant Salary

RBI Assistants command a handsome salary. The basic pay drawn by an RBI Assistant is ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates). The pay scale 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990. There many other allowances that are provided to the RBI assistants like the house rent allowance, transport allowance, dearness allowance, city compensatory allowance, etc. The current initial monthly emoluments of an RBI Assistant is Rs. 36,091.

For complete details on the RBI Assistant salary, refer to the linked article.

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RBI Assistant Admit Card

The RBI Assistant admit card usually releases 15 days before the exam. Candidates must keep checking this page regularly for any update regarding the admit card.

The pre-requisites to download the RBI Assistant admit card:

  1. Registration Number/Roll number
  2. Password/D.O.B details

The steps to download the RBI Assistant admit card are as follows:

  1. Go to the official website of RBI (rbi.org.in)
  2. Check for the related update
  3. Click on the admit card download page
  4. enter your credentials and the admit card will be displayed on the screen
  5. Save/Download the admit card and take a printout of the same.

For any further information regarding the admit card, candidates can visit the RBI Assistant admit card page.

RBI Assistant Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

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RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria

The RBI Assistant eligibility criteria are a set of requirements that need to fulfilled by a candidate to apply for the RBI Assistant exam.

The RBI Assistant post has certain eligibility criteria. They are given below:

(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.

The RBI Assistant upper age limit relaxation for various categories is given below:

RBI Assistant Age Relaxation

(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, visit the RBI Notification page.

RBI Assistant Online Application Process

Candidates applying for the RBI Assistant Exam need to check the following steps:

  1. Go to the RBI official website.
  2. Click on the “recruitment for RBI Assistant” option.
  3. Select the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Name, Contact details, and Email id.
  4. A provisional registration number and password would be sent to the registered mobile number and email.
  5. Using the provisional credentials, candidates need to fill up the remaining part of the application form related to personal, educational background.
  6. After filling the correct details, candidates need to upload a passport six photograph and signature of the required dimensions.
  7. Verify the details provided by clicking on the preview option.
  8. Then click on the Payment tab and make the necessary payment using the online/offline mode.
  9. Once everything is done, click on the submit button

Candidates willing to apply for the upcoming RBI Assistant exam can know the RBI Assistant apply online procedure in detail at the linked article.

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.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Exam will be conducted in two stages: Preliminary and Mains. It is mandatory for candidates to pass both the stages in order to be a part of the final selection of the RBI Assistant recruitment process. The RBI Assistant Exam Pattern is discussed in detail below:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Preliminary):

The table below highlights the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for the Preliminary stage:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern
Subjects Marks Questions Time
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

The table below highlights the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for the Preliminary stage:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Mains
Subjects Marks Questions Time (in minutes)
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30
English Language 40 40 30
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30
General Awareness 40 40 25
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20
Total 200 200 135

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.

Apart from the RBI Assistant exam, RBI also conducts recruitment for Grade B Officers. Interested candidates can check the RBI exam pattern for both these exams at the linked article.

RBI Assistant 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.

To know more about the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern, visit the linked article

RBI Assistant 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 Ability

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. Candidates can check the bank syllabus for different bank exams at the linked article.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

To know more about the RBI Assistant Syllabus, visit the linked article

RBI Assistant Cut Off

Aspirants for the RBI Assistant exam 2019 must check previous year cut off marks to get an estimate idea regarding the expected cut off for the 2019 exam. Given below is the RBI Assistant 2017 cut off for candidate’s reference.

The 2017 RBI Assistant exam cut-off is as follows:

RBI Assistant Exam- Cutoff of 2017
Office SC ST OBC GEN
Ahmedabad 69.75 74.00 80.00
Bengaluru 68.75 68.25 74.75 77.75
Bhopal 78.00 63.75 83.25
Bhubaneswar 71.25 68.50 82.25 84.50
Chandigarh 77.00 70.25 81.75 87.50
Chennai 76.00 81.75 83.50
Guwahati 71.00 63.75 73.50 77.25
Hyderabad 80.50 74.50 84.25 87.00
Jaipur 74.50 67.50 81.75 85.75
Jammu 70.25 56.25 72.25 80.00
Kanpur & Lucknow 72.75 64.25 78.50 85.00
Kolkata 74.50 78.50 86.50
Mumbai 70.00 56.50 68.25 74.25
Nagpur 54.00 75.75 80.00
New Delhi 74.75 79.25 85.75
Patna 69.75 72.50 86.25
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 76 84.25 87.25

Candidates can get the detailed previous year RBI Assistant cut off for Prelims and Mains examination at the linked article.

RBI Assistant 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 IDs, which they provided at the time of application.

Know the steps to check the RBI Assistant result and other important dates and information regarding the declaration of result at the linked article.

The RBI Assistant exam will seem like a tough test to crack initially, but with dedication and the right preparation strategy, candidates can obtain the highest marks when writing the exams. The study material developed by BYJU’S will prove to be an indispensable asset in this regard.

RBI Assistant Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

Frequently Asked Questions for RBI Assistant Exam

Q 1. What is the RBI Assistant exam and is it conducted annually?

Ans. The RBI Assistant exam is conducted to recruit clerical cadre candidates in the Reserve Bank of India. It is not an annually conducted examination.

Q 2. Is there Interview for the RBI Assistant 2020 exam?

Ans. No, there is no Interview for the RBI Assistant 2020 exam. The selection is done based on Prelims and Mains online examination followed by the Language Proficiency Test.

Q 3. Can I get some tips to prepare for RBI Assistant exam?

Ans. Given below are a few tips that may help candidates excel in the RBI Assistant exam:

  • Collect the best study material and books
  • Analyse the syllabus and prepare a study plan accordingly
  • Solve mock tests and previous year papers
  • Practise time management
  • Look for assistance or help, if required
  • Dedicate 7 to 8 hours a day for preparation

Q 4. Are there sectional timings in the RBI Assistant Prelims examination?

Ans. Yes, there is sectional timing for the RBI Assistant Prelims examination. The total time duration of 60 minutes is divided between the three sections such that 20 minutes are dedicated to solve each subject.

Q 5. Can I select different exam centres for the RBI Assistant Prelims and Mains exam?

Ans. Yes, different exam centres can be chosen for the RBI Assistant prelims and mains examination.

Q 6. Does RBI Assistant exam have negative marking?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in the RBI Assistant exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

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