RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2023

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  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 20-12-2023
  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 20-12-2023

About RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2023

About Exam

Every year, the Reserve Bank of India conducts the RBI Assistant Mains Exam to recruit suitable candidates for Assistant positions in various RBI branches across India. The official notification for RBI Assistant recruitment 2023 was uploaded on on September 13, 2023. And, the application process started on the same date — after the official notification was issued.

The recruitment process for applicants for the position of Assistant includes Prelims, Mains, and a Language Proficiency Test. The final result will be determined by the marks obtained in the Mains Exam and the Language Test. Read this article to get complete details on the RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2023. 

RBI Assistant Mains 2023: Exam Summary

We have provided an overview related to the RBI Assistant exam in the table below so that candidates have a clear understanding of the recruitment process

Exam Particulars Exam Details
Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Exam Name RBI Assistant
Exam Level National Level
Exam Frequency Once a year (Depending upon the number of vacancies)
Total Vacancy 450
Mode of Exam Online
Language/Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Exam Stages – Prelims
– Mains
– Language Proficiency Test (LPT)
Official Website rbi.org.in

RBI Assistant Mains Latest Update 2023


Check all the latest updates on the Reserve Bank of India Assistant Mains exam below:

  • RBI uploaded the Assistant Mains exam call letter on December 19, 2023, for the online exam — scheduled on December 31, 2023. Download the RBI Assistant Mains call letter now.
  • RBI has postponed the RBI Assistant Mains 2023 exam. The RBI Assistant Mains exam — which was scheduled on December 3, 2023 — will now be conducted on December 31, 2023.

RBI Assistant Mains Notification 2023

Exam Pattern

The official notification for the RBI Assistant 2023 includes details like vacancies, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. Since the RBI Assistant notification 2023 was released on September 13, 2023. Applicants can check the previous year’s notification by clicking on the link provided below:

RBI Assistant Mains Important Dates 2023

Exam Syllabus

Take a look at the important dates for RBI Assistant exam from the table given below:

Event RBI Assistant Important Date
RBI Assistant Notification 2023 September 13, 2023
RBI Assistant Apply Online Start Date September 13, 2023
Online Application Form Last Date October 4, 2023
Download Mains Admit Card December 19, 2023
Mains Exam Date December 31, 2023
Result for Mains Exam To Be Notified


RBI Assistant Mains Vacancy 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

The RBI Assistant Vacancy 2023 was announced with the official notification. The RBI will fill 450 Assistant positions this year. Take a look at the RBI Assistant 2023 vacancy distribution below:

RBI Assistant 2023 Vacancy Details (State- and Category-wise)
Office Reserved Vacancies* PwBD# ExS
Ahmedabad 0 2 4 1 6 13 1 1(1) 0 1(1) 1 1
Bengaluru 11(2) 1 18 5 23 58 0 1(1) 1 2(1) 2 6
Bhopal 0 6 0 1 5 12 1 1(1) 0 1(1) 1 1
Bhubaneswar 2 8(6) 2 1 6 19 1 1(1) 0 1(1) 1 2
Chandigarh 5 1(1) 5 2 8 21 1 1(1) 0 1(1) 1 2
Chennai 1 0 3 1 8 13 0 1(1) 1(1) 1(1) 1 1
Guwahati 1 8 4 2 11 26 0 1(1) 2(1) 1(1) 1 3
Hyderabad 2 1 4 1 6 14 0 3(2) 0 0 1 1
Jaipur 0 1 1 0 3 5 0 1(1) 0 0 0 1
Jammu 4 0 3 1 10 18 0 0 0 0 1 2
Kanpur & Lucknow 12 1 9 5 28 55 1 4(3) 1(1) 3(2) 2 5
Kolkata 5 4 0 2 11 22 0 1 1(1) 1(1) 1 2
Mumbai 0 15 0 10 76 101 1 8(7) 3(2) 6(5) 4 10
Nagpur 0 6 3 1 9 19 1(1) 2(1) 0 0 1 2
New Delhi 1 0 8 2 17 28 1 1(1) 0 1(1) 1 3
Patna 1(1) 1 3 1 4 10 0 1(1) 1(1) 0 0 1
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 0 1(1) 4 1 10 16 0 2(1) 0 1(1) 1 2
Total 45(3) 56(8) 71 37 241 450(11) 8(1) 30(24) 10(7) 20(17) 20 45

RBI Assistant Mains Salary & Job Profile 2023

Previous Year Analysis

Before appearing for the Mains 2023 exam, aspirants should be familiar with the job description and salary for RBI Assistant. Check the following section:

RBI Assistant Salary 

The monthly in-hand salary of RBI Assistant, including HRA, would be around Rs 40,050/-. Aside from the salary, the employee will be entitled to DA, expense remuneration, a dispensary, loans and advances at low-interest rates, and a gratuity benefit. The basic pay is Rs 20,700/-. The monthly gross salary is Rs 45,050/-.

RBI Assistant Job Profile

The details of the RBI Assistant job profile are provided below:

  • The RBI Assistant must do everything possible to ensure financial stability so that the general public does not suffer.
  • The recruited candidate is responsible for data entry, uploading, maintaining, and tracking records in the database.
  • He/She must reply to various email inquiries from customers.
  • The RBI Assistant is also in charge of the government treasury.
  • The RBI Assistant is responsible for ensuring currency issues and circulation.

Get complete details on RBI Assistant Salary & Job Profile here.

RBI Assistant Mains Eligibility Criteria 2023

The RBI Assistant eligibility necessitates the fulfilment of the following criteria in order to be considered for the position in the RBI Assistant recruitment process:

RBI Assistant Nationality 2023

A candidate must be:

(a) a citizen of India or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

RBI Assistant Age Limit 2023

Candidates applying for the RBI Assistant position must be between 20 to 28 years old.

  • The minimum age for attempting the Mains exam is 20 years.
  • The RBI Assistant Recruitment has a maximum age limit of 28 years.
  • Applicants must not have been born earlier than February 02, 1994, and later than February 01, 2002.

RBI Assistant Age Relaxation

The RBI has granted some age relaxation to candidates planning to apply for the position of Assistant in the following categories:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years (GEN/ EWS),
13 years (OBC) &
15 years (SC/ ST)
Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated (not re-married) 10 years
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
Candidates with work experience in RBI To the extent of the number of years of RBI experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.

RBI Assistant Educational Qualification 2023

The minimum educational qualification needed to appear for the Mains examination is a Bachelor’s degree from a University recognised by the Government with at least 50% of the marks (pass class for SC/ST/PwD candidates). Good knowledge of computers and word processing is required.

RBI Assistant Number of Attempts

A candidate can appear for the RBI Assistant as long as they satisfy the age criteria. However, those who pass the Prelims exam can only appear for the Mains exam. 

RBI Assistant Language Proficiency

Candidates who will be provisionally selected from the main online examination will be required to take a language proficiency test (LPT). The LPT is used to determine whether an applicant can read, write, or speak the respective state/ UT local language or not. Those who do not speak the local language will not be considered for the RBI Assistant position.

RBI Assistant Mains Application Form 2023

The registration link for the RBI Assistant application form 2023 was open only for a limited period on the official website, i.e., from September 13 to October 4, 2023. Candidates could apply online by completing and submitting an application form. There are no other options for submitting an RBI Assistant online application.

Steps to Apply Online for RBI Assistant Exam 2023

Here is a simple procedure for filling out the RBI Assistant Online Application Form 2023:

  • Visit the official website of RBI – rbi.org.in.
  • Select the “Recruitment for the Post-RBI Assistant” option.
  • Select the “Click Here for New Registration” option.
  • Fill in the spaces with your name, address, e-mail id, phone number, father’s name, and so on.
  • Read all of the instructions carefully before clicking “I Agree”.
  • Now, click on “Register”.
  • A Registration ID and Password will be sent to the provided email address.
  • Upload all required documents, such as the Category Certificate, SSC mark sheets, and PwD Certificate for PwD candidates.
  • Attach a recent passport-size photograph with the date and your name.
  • To preview the online application, aspirants should select “Save and Next”.
  • Verify all of the details because no changes will be permitted later.
  • Modify the details as needed, and then click “Final Submit”.
  • You will be redirected to the payment website. Complete the payment and click the submit button.
  • Print a copy of the generated application form and payment receipt for your records.

RBI Assistant Registration Fee

Check the application fee for RBI Assistant from the table below:

Category Amount
OBC/ General Rs. 450/-
SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXS Rs. 50/-

Get complete details on RBI Assistant Application Form 2023 here.

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Centre 2023

Topper List Success Stories

Check the list of exam centres for RBI Assistant Mains below:

State/UT/NCR Mains Exam Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Kakinada, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna
Delhi Delhi NCR

Candidates are suggested to confirm their exam centre in their admit cards.

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2023

Exam counselling

Candidates who pass the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam will be required to take the RBI Assistant Mains Exam. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. The time duration for this phase is 135 minutes, which is divided into sections as shown in the table below:

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

Check out the detailed RBI Assistant exam pattern here.

RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus 2023

Exam talks

There is a predefined syllabus for each section of the RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2023. The detailed syllabus for the exam is tabulated below:

English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Computer Knowledge Reasoning
– Reading Comprehension
– Synonyms
– Antonyms
– Sentence Correction
– Word Meanings, etc.
– Current World News
– Current India News
– Geography
– History
– Political Science
– Current Affairs, etc.
– Time and Distance
– Time and Work
– HCF and LCM
– Simple and Compound Interest
– Allegations and Comparison
– Average
– Probability
– Permutation and Combination, etc.
– History of Computers
– Basic Hardware and Software
– Devices, etc.
– Number Series
– Blood Relations
– Odd Man Out
– Coding and Decoding
– Directions-Based Concept
– Row Arrangements
– Symbols
– Analogy, etc.

Get complete RBI Assistant Mains syllabus 2023 here.

RBI Assistant Mains Preparation Tips 2023

About Exam

The proper RBI Assistant Preparation techniques will assist aspirants to accomplish their target easily. To excel in the upcoming exam, follow the preparation tips for Assistant Mains provided below:

  • The candidates are advised to go through the latest syllabus and exam pattern and create a timetable accordingly. 
  • Read Banking Awareness, General and Financially related news daily to stay updated with current events. 
  • Do not forget to attempt mock tests regularly and follow the plan to cover them up. 
  • Solve enough RBI Assistant previous year papers to get an idea of the types of questions asked in the exam. The applicants should do their preparation at home and also avoid long hours of break. 
  • Make sure to learn the tables and short tricks, square and cube roots of integers up to 35. It will save time in the Quantitative Aptitude section of the RBI Assistant Mains Exam.
  • Try not to use more gadgets and other devices. Focus only on preparation and leave any technology that causes distraction. 
  • The candidates are advised to stop using social media for a few days. 
  • Avoid taking too much stress while preparing for the exam. 
  • Follow a good diet and sleep well. 
  • Trust in preparation and keep the mind fresh by having positive thoughts. 
  • Applicants are advised to make notes properly so that instead of studying the whole topic, they just refer to these notes. It will consume less time and lead the preparation efficiently and effectively.

RBI Assistant Mains Admit Card 2023

About Exam

The Reserve Bank of India released RBI Assistant Mains admit card on December 19, 2023, for the RBI Assistant Mains exam to be conducted on December 31, 2023. Candidates who cleared the Prelims exam can only access their call letters via the official website. However, to download the admit card, they will require the following details:

  • Registration No./Roll No.
  • Date of Birth/Password

Know the steps to download the RBI Assistant Admit Card 2023 here.

RBI Assistant Mains Answer Key 2023

Eligibility Criteria

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will release the RBI Assistant answer key 2023 after the successful completion of the Mains exam. Candidates who appear for the Mains test can download the solution key from the RBI official website.

As soon as the RBI Assistant Answer Key 2023 is made available, they can compare their response sheet with the official answer key to determine their final score. They will get the option of checking the correct and incorrect attempts.

Get complete details on RBI Assistant Mains answer key 2023 here.

RBI Assistant Mains Result 2023

Admit Card

The Reserve Bank of India will release the RBI Assistant 2023 exam result after the Mains exam — most probably in January 2024. Candidates who want to check their results can visit the RBI official website. On the basis of the performance on the mains exam, language proficiency test and document verification, the merit list will be prepared and released officially.

Click here for RBI Assistant result 2023 details.

RBI Assistant Mains Cut-off 2023

Exam Answer key

The RBI Assistant 2023 Cut-off will be released along with the declaration of the Mains result & scorecard. Till then, candidates can check the RBI Assistant Mains Cutoff 2021-22 to get a better idea of the RBI Assistant Cut-off 2023 from the below table:

Ahmedabad 107.75 94.75 110.5 107.75 120
Bengaluru 92.5 85.75 105 98.5 105
Bhopal 96 94.5 106.5 119.25
Bhubaneswar 92.25 80.5 103 116
Chandigarh 98.75 102 109.25 117.5 124.75
Chennai 97.75 115.5 93.25 121.25
Guwahati 98.75 86.75 104 112
Hyderabad 99.25 92.25 112 103.75 118.75
Jaipur 96.5 106.5 117.25 114 121.5
Jammu 86.5 101.75 101.5 117.5
Kanpur & Lucknow 97.25 92.25 108.75 114.5 120.75
Kolkata 106.5 83.75 113 128.25
Mumbai 84.5 108 116
Nagpur 112.75 90.25 114 112.75 123
New Delhi 101.25 112 113 123.25
Patna 87.5 109.75 116.5
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 90.5 100 107.25 93.25 115

Check expected and previous year’s RBI Assistant Cut-off  here.

FAQs on RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2023

Cut off

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the RBI Assistant Mains exam 2023:

Q: When will RBI Assistant 2023 notification be released?

A: The RBI Assistant notification was released on September 13, 2023.

Q: Does RBI Assistant Mains have a negative marking?

A: There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the Mains exam.

Q: What is the RBI Assistant Mains exam date for Mains 2023?

A: The RBI Assistant Mains exam date is December 31, 2023.

Q: What are the subjects covered in the Reserve Bank of India Assistant Mains Syllabus?

A: The subjects covered in Mains syllabus are: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, and General Awareness.

Q: Can a graduate with less than 50% marks apply for RBI Assistant 2023?

A: No, only graduates with a minimum of 50% can apply for RBI Assistant 2023.

Q: Is it necessary to appear for the Language Proficiency Test for RBI Assistant Exam?

A: Yes, the candidates will have to appear for the Language Proficiency Test in order to get selected for the Assistant post. Those who are found not proficient in this test will be disqualified from the recruitment procedure.

Q: Is the RBI Mains exam conducted offline?

A: No, the RBI Assistant exam is always conducted online. 

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