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  • Written by Kiran Zawere
  • Last Modified on 29-06-2022
  • Written by Kiran Zawere
  • Last Modified on 29-06-2022

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the call letter for RBI Assistant Prelims on March 21, 2022. RBI has uploaded admit cards online on its official website. Candidates who have successfully submitted their application forms can download their call letters at rbi.org.in. 

Candidates have to provide their Registration/ Roll Number and Password/ Date of Birth to download their call letters. Furthermore, they must download and print their call letters. Candidates have to carry a printout of the admit card and valid photo ID card to the exam centre. Read on to find more!

Brochure

The bank has released the recruitment notification online on its official website. Candidates can download the RBI Assistant Notification here.

Exam Summary

Every year, RBI conducts recruitment to hire eligible candidates for Assistant posts in various branches across the country. This year, RBI has announced 950 vacancies for Assistant posts. The selection process of RBI Assistant involves Prelims, Mains and a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Candidates must clear all the selection stages to get selected as an Assistant. Candidates can take a look at the overview of the RBI Assistant exam from the table below:

Exam Name Reserve Bank of India Assistant Preliminary Exam
Commonly Known as RBI Assistant Prelims
Exam Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Exam Level National
Minimum Educational Qualification Graduation
Age Limit 20 years - 28 years
Examination Mode Online
Selection Process Stage-1: Prelims
Stage-2: Mains
Stage-3: Language proficiency test
Application Form Availability Online
Examination Fee General and OBC - Rs 450/-
Others - Rs 50/-
No. of Vacancies 950
Job Location PAN India
Official Website rbi.org.in

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Number of Posts/Vacancies

950

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Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

  • The RBI Assistant selection procedure comprises three phases, i.e., preliminary examination, main examination, and language proficiency test.
  • A candidate has to qualify in the preliminary exam to appear in the RBI Assistant main exam.
  • Candidates who stand sufficiently high in merit depending on the aggregate marks of the Mains examination will be called for LPT.
  • The final selection depends on the RBI Assistant Mains online exam performance. Language Proficiency Test is only qualifying in nature.

Stages of Exam

The RBI Assistant recruitment exam includes three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Candidates can check the details of these stages below:

  1. Preliminary Exam (Prelims): It is the first stage of the RBI Assistant recruitment process. This exam is conducted in online mode with multiple-choice questions of 100 marks. A candidate must qualify in the RBI Assistant Prelims exam to proceed to the next stage.
  2. Main Exam (Mains): It is the second stage of the RBI Assistant selection procedure. The total number of marks in this stage is 200. The RBI Assistant Mains exam is also conducted in online mode. Furthermore, the exam pattern of RBI Assistant Mains is different from the RBI Assistant Prelims exam.
  3. Language Proficiency Test (LPT): It is the last stage of the selection process. In this stage, candidates are tested for proficiency in the official language/ local Language of the state for which they are applying. The LPT is conducted at the respective offices of the RBI.

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

The central bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), prescribes the exam pattern of RBI Assistant 2022. It contains information on the exam stages, different sections, marking scheme, number of questions, examination mode, etc.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

Candidates can check out the detailed RBI Assistant Prelims exam pattern below:

  • RBI will conduct the RBI Assistant Prelims exam in online mode.
  • The RBI Assistant Prelims question paper consists of three sections that contain 100 questions in total.
  • The three sections are English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.
  • RBI asks objective type (MCQ) questions in the paper.
  • Each correct answer carries 1 mark.
  • Every wrong answer deducts 0.25 marks from the total score.
  • Except for the English Language section, candidates can choose the medium of paper between Hindi and English language.

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

The following is the exam pattern of the RBI Assistant Mains exam:

  • The RBI Assistant Mains examination comprises five sections that include Reasoning, Numerical Ability, English Language, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness.
  • The questions type will be objective (MCQs).
  • RBI will conduct the Mains examination in online mode.
  • The total questions asked in the Mains question paper will be 200.
  • Candidates need to score sectional and overall cut-off marks to get qualified.

RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test (LPT) Pattern

Check out the detailed exam pattern of the Language Proficiency Test below:

  • Candidates shortlisted from the Mains examination will be called for LPT.
  • LPT will be conducted to check the candidate’s fluency in the Official / Local Language of the State for which the candidate has applied. 
  • The candidates who are not fluent in the official/local Language shall be disqualified.


The office-wise local Language that is to be tested as per the official RBI Assistant notification are mentioned below:

RBI Offices Local Language for LPT
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

Exam pattern details - Total time

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • Candidates will get 20 minutes for each section of the paper.

Candidates can check the section-wise duration below:

Sections Total Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Mains exam duration is 135 minutes. Moreover, each section has a specified time limit. Candidates can check the section-wise duration below:

Name of Sections Questions Maximum Marks Duration (Mins)
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30
English Language 40 40 30
Numerical Ability 40 40 30
General Awareness 40 40 25
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20
Total 200 200 135

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

RBI prescribes the syllabus for the RBI Assistant recruitment exam. Therefore, interested candidates must go through the RBI Assistant exam syllabus to become aware of the topics from which the questions will be asked in the exam.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Syllabus

The section-wise RBI assistant prelims syllabus is tabulated below:

Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability English Language
Number System Series Completion Error Locations
Quadratic Equations Analogy Synonyms
Decimal Fraction Classification Antonyms
Square Root & Cube Root Coding-Decoding Verbs
Percentage Distance and Direction Preposition
Ratio and Proportion Ranking and Number Passage Completion
Average Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks
Simplification Mathematical Operation Rearrangements
HCF & LCM Seating Arrangements Sentence Improvement
Problems on Ages Puzzles Phrase Replacement
Partnership Venn Diagram Idiom and Phrases
Profit and Loss Data Sufficiency and Miscellaneous Questions Vocabulary, Connectors
Simple and Compound Interest Input and Output Reading Comprehension
Allegation and Mixture Eligibility Test Words Usage
Time and Distance Concept Statement Conclusion Cloze Test
Train and Boat Problems Statement Course of Action -
Boat and Streams Statement Assumptions -
Pipes and Cistern Syllogism -
Mensuration 2D & 3D - -
Permutation & Combination - -
Probability - -

 

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Syllabus

RBI Assistant Mains syllabus consists of five sections. These sections include English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness. Furthermore, the Mains examination has a total of 200 objective type questions, carrying 1 mark each for the correct response.

Below is the detailed topic-wise RBI Assistant syllabus 2022 for Mains:

English Language Reasoning Numerical Ability Computer Knowledge General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Time, Work, and Distance Languages Current World News
Sentence Correction Odd One Out LCM & HCF Basic Hardware and Software Current India News
Antonyms Analogy Simple and Compound Interest History of Computers Historical Concepts
Synonyms Blood Relations Problems on Trains Devices Geographical Concepts
Word Meanings Coding and Decoding Average Internet and Web Technology Political Science
- - Probability - -
- Statement Reading, Understanding Permutation and Combination - -
- Row Arrangements Allegations and Comparison - -
- Symbols Ratio and Proportion - -
- Directions Based Concept Mensuration - -

 

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

The preparation tips for the RBI Assistant Prelims exam should improve your weak topics and concrete your areas of strength simultaneously. Working on one’s weaknesses with special attention is a must to excel in the exam. However, it doesn’t imply overlooking your strong topics. Therefore, we have curated some useful RBI Assistant Prelims preparation tips.

Section 1: English Language (30 Marks)

  • In this section, the reading comprehension and Cloze test cover half of the English language questions.
  • In reading comprehension questions, a candidate should quickly understand the central idea or the main idea of the passage. Special attention to facts, data, examples or background information must be given.
  • To attempt cloze test questions, a candidate must be well versed with grammar rules, correct sentence structuring.
  • The remaining 15-20 marks will be distributed between phrase replacement, sentence joining, sentence improvement, & Para jumbles. To attempt questions of these topics, one has to practice mock tests and previous year papers to gain exposure to a variety of questions.

Section 2: Reasoning Ability (35 Marks)

The reasoning section requires the rigorous practice of at least 40-50 questions daily to attempt questions of various sorts.

It is advisable that a candidate should keep switching the topic of reasoning ability to prepare more types of questions from every topic. Regular practice of the different types of questions will help the candidate effectively retain the topics on the exam day.

Section 3: Numerical Ability (35 Marks)

This section comprises more tricky questions than typical questions. If a smart approach is followed, the questions could be solved swiftly and precisely. It is suggested to practice Data Interpretation topics like Time & Distance, Time & Work, etc., to grasp different types of DI problems that could be asked during the exams. Rigorous and consistent practice is the key to qualifying in the exam.

Exam Taking Strategy

Let us look at the section-wise exam strategy to get a better understanding of the RBI Assistant Prelims exam.

English Language: The topics like reading comprehension and the Cloze test are expected to cover half of the questions. So, one must solve them quickly and accurately. The rest of the 15-20 marks will be covered from sentence improvement, phrase replacement, sentence joining, and para jumbles. Read and solve the questions carefully, as there could be an unexpected twist in the question.

Reasoning Ability: This section usually has moderate level questions. Puzzle questions constituted 18-20 marks previously. Therefore, one should be prepared to solve grid-based & arrangement based puzzles. RBI also asks other topics like input/ output, blood relation, data sufficiency, inequality & critical reasoning in the paper. Therefore, effective preparation is necessary. Do not rush to solve the questions. Take one question at a time and then move on to the next.

Numerical Ability:  The questions asked in this section usually have a tricky part. Candidates must be wary when solving NA questions. The questions may seem to be simple and direct, but they may consume time. The high weightage topics will be data interpretation, data sufficiency, quadratic equations, simplifications, and arithmetic based questions.

Detailed Study plan

(A) Set Daily Timetable

  • Plan your day by dividing the time equally for each section. One good study tip is to read the newspaper daily or subscribe to any weekly/ monthly magazine related to the banking sector to increase your general awareness.
  • Daily practice short tricks to improve reasoning and quantitative aptitude skills.
  • Keep yourself updated with the latest exam syllabus and exam pattern.

(B) Clear Basic Concepts

  • For any exam, basic concepts must be clear before advancing to practice difficult problems.
  • Learn and practice the basic concepts with short tricks to consume less time and solve more questions.
  • Once go through the topics you have studied in the entire day and re-visit them after some time for better retention.
  • Make notes while studying, which will help in the revision stage.

(C) Identify Weak and Strong Areas

  • One must identify their weak areas, so that special attention to those topics can be provided.
  • Do not ignore the strength areas because candidates may stumble at the last minute while attempting the question due to overconfidence in the strong topics.
  • Keep practising different exercises.

(D) Practice Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers

  • Practising a mock test is of utmost importance for any competitive exam.
  • It helps in improving speed and accuracy by providing an exam-like environment.
  • It will help reduce the anxiety that is generally developed during the last few weeks before the exam.
  • Solving RBI Assistant previous year papers will give you an idea of the types of questions previously asked in the exam.

(E) Regular Revision

  • For effective exam preparation, the comprehensive revision of the topics studied is critical.
  • Study the notes made in the earlier phase of the exam preparation.
  • Keep a check on the difficult topics, do not waste time on one topic for so long.

(F) Stay Healthy

  • Do not compromise on health amid the exam preparation.
  • Take a balanced diet and keep yourself hydrated in the long study sessions.
  • Take adequate sleep, as it will also help you in effective retention.

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Cut-off

RBI Assistant Prelims Sectional Cut-off 2019

Candidates can check cut-offs of RBI Assistant Prelims 2019 below:

Sections Total Marks General OBC SC/ ST/ PWD
English 30 11 10 9
Reasoning Ability 35 12 11 10
Numerical Ability 35 12 12 10

RBI Assistant Prelims Region-Wise Cut-off 2019-20

The region-wise cut-off of the RBI Assistant 2019 exam has been provided below:

State Name/ Category SC ST OBC EWS General
Ahmedabad 90.25 79 89.50 91.00 92.75
Bengaluru - 81.75 89.75 89.00 92.25
Bhopal 86.00 80.50 92.50 92.75 94.75
Bhubaneshwar 85.75 81.25 94.75 93.75 95.75
Chandigarh 89.50 - 93.50 95 96.75
Chennai 88 - 92.75 87 94
Guwahati 83.50 77.75 86.25 83.75 89.50
Hyderabad 92 88 94.75 94.75 96.25
Jaipur 86.75 85.25 93.25 93.75 95.75
Jammu - 79.50 87.00 89.00 94.25
Kanpur and Lucknow 87.00 - 92.25 94.25 96.00
Kolkata 92.25 - - 92.00 96.25
Mumbai 84.00 71.50 84.25 81.75 87.75
Nagpur 88.00 77.50 - 88.75 90.50
New Delhi 89.00 - 92.75 93.50 96.25
Patna 85.75 - 93.75 94.00 95.75
Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin 87.00 - 95.00 89.75 96.25

Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

The Student Counselling Cell helps students analyze their preparation level and develop a study plan to improve their performance. It provides a suitable environment for students to discuss problems and explore their potential to achieve their target. Student counselling will aid in stress management, time management, & reducing exam tension.

Exam Talks

Exam talks

“I was working in Cognizant, after my graduation. I used to study in the library within the cognizant campus after my shift got over. I appeared for various exams, and my first success was qualifying for the IBPS Clerk mains.  I have also appeared in 2016 (IBPS PO, NIACL AO, IPPB Assistant Manager, RRB PO) & qualified for SBI Junior Associate 2016 too. I finally cracked and joined as RBI Assistant in Kolkata in 2017. I had a habit of reading and writing down daily current affairs from newspapers and various online sources. I used to solve as many mock tests as possible, and then I analyzed the weak and time-consuming areas. Giving special attention to those areas helped me in my journey to become an RBI assistant.” Ria Bhadra, RBI Assistant 2017

Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Notification Date

The bank releases the RBI Assistant important dates along with the official notification. Candidates must know all the dates related to events. With the help of the exam schedule, aspirants become aware of the exam events and their corresponding dates. Furthermore, candidates can avoid missing any deadline by knowing the RBI assistant exam dates. Candidates can check the dates related to the RBI Assistant Prelims below:

Events Important Dates
Release of RBI Prelims Notification February 17, 2022
Release of RBI Prelims Application Form February 17, 2022
Last Date to Submit Applications and Fees March 08, 2022
RBI Assistant Admit Card Release Date March 21, 2022
RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Date March 26 & 27, 2022
Announcement of Prelims Result April 2022
Release of Mains Admit Card April 2022
RBI Assistant Mains Exam Date May 2022
Mains Result Declaration Date To be announced
Language Proficiency Test To be announced
Final Result Announcement Date To be announced

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

  • RBI has started online applications on February 17, 2022.
  • Candidates can submit their applications and fees until March 08, 2022.

Exam Date

  • RBI will conduct the preliminary exam (Prelims) on March 26 & 27, 2022.
  • The RBI Assistant Mains exam will be conducted in May 2022.

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Donts of Form Filling

Candidates must go through the official RBI Assistant notification and the instructions mentioned before filling the application form for the RBI Assistant recruitment exam. Then, check the eligibility to fill out the application form. Otherwise, the candidature of the candidate would be debarred for failing to fulfil the eligibility criteria. Check step-wise details to fill the RBI assistant application form 2022.

Step 1: Fill Application Form

  1. Go to the official RBI website.
  2. On the official website home page, click on the option "Recruitment for the post of Assistant."
  3. On the new page, read the detailed notification for the RBI assistant application form.
  4. After reading the detailed instructions, the candidate is required to choose the tab "Click Here for New Registration".
  5. A new screen will open, where the candidate has to fill in the basic details: the candidate’s name, contact details, email ID, etc.
  6. Thereafter, a provisional registration number and the password will be generated and displayed on the screen. Note the login credentials details and keep them safely for future use.
  7. The Provisional Registration number and password will be sent on the candidate's registered email ID and mobile number.
  8. Verify your details before submission and then click on the 'Validate your details' and click on the 'Save & Next' button.

Step 2: Upload Scanned Photograph and Signature

The next step is the scanning and uploading of the documents on the application form. Before proceeding, the candidate must have a scanned image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below:

Photograph

  • The photograph should be the latest passport size style and should not be blurred.
  • The size of the photograph should be between 20KB and 50 KB.
  • Preferable dimensions for the passport size photograph is 200 X 230 pixels.
  • If wearing reading glasses, no reflections should be there.
  • Caps, hats and dark sunglasses are not acceptable in the photograph.


Signature

  • Candidates' signatures should be on white paper with a Black Ink pen.
  • The preferred dimensions of the signature are 140 x 60 pixels.
  • The size of the signature file should be between 10 KB and 20 KB.
  • The size of the scanned image must not exceed 20KB.


Upload Process

  • Two separate links will be provided for uploading the photograph and signature.
  • Click on the link "Upload Photograph / Signature".
  • Browse & Select the saved Photo / Signature file.
  • Choose the file by clicking on it
  • Now, Click on the 'Upload' button

Step 3: Application Fee Payment

After uploading the documents, the final step is to pay the application fee as per the respective category. The fee can be paid through the online portal via debit/credit card or net banking.

  • Click on the ‘Payment’ tab to make the fee payment.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button, after making the payment successfully.

RBI Assistant Application Fee

Candidates can check the application fee details for RBI Assistant from the table below:

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

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

The candidates who wish to apply for the RBI Assistant recruitment exam must go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The RBI Assistant eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

  • The candidate’s age must be between 20 and 28 years as of February 01, 2022.
  • Candidates must not have been born earlier than February 02, 1994, and later than February 01, 2002 (both days inclusive).

Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) By 10 years (GEN/ EWS), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ ST)
Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated (not re-married) By 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.

Education Qualification

  • The applicant must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a reputed college or university approved by Govt. of India.
  • At least 50% aggregate marks must be scored by a candidate in graduation.
  • Good knowledge of computers and word processing is required.
  • Candidates should be proficient in the local language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state they are applying for.

Number of Attempts

A candidate can appear multiple times for the RBI Assistant Recruitment examination by fulfilling the age criteria. For instance, if the candidate started appearing for the examination at the age of 21 years then the maximum number of attempts is limited to 7 times since the maximum age limit is 28 years. However, the number of attempts will vary for every category due to age relaxations.

Language Proficiency

Candidates applying for a post in a specific RBI regional recruiting office should be fluent in the local language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ UT falling under the RBI recruiting office.

There will be a Language Proficiency Test (LPT) to check the fluency of the candidate in the regional Language. It is conducted after the RBI assistant main exam. LPT is qualifying in nature, merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the RBI assistant main examination. LPT will be based on the Language selected while filling the application form.

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

The Reserve Bank of India has released the RBI Assistant admit card for Prelims on March 21, 2022. Candidates can download their call letters online from the official website. Furthermore, they have to enter their login credentials to download the call letter.

How to Download RBI Assistant Admit Card?

RBI Assistant Admit Card is one of the mandatory documents to be carried to the examination hall. Candidates can check the steps to download the RBI Assistant admit card:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of RBI.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the link “[email protected]”.
  • 3rd Step: On the new screen, click on “Current Vacancies”.
  • 4th Step: A drop-down menu will appear, click on the “Call Letter” Option.
  • 5th Step: Find and click on the link “Recruitment for the Post of Assistant - 2021 - Preliminary Online Exam Call Letter and Information Handout”.
  • 6th Step: A login page will open, enter the login credentials, i.e., Registration/ Roll Number and Password/ Date of Birth.
  • 7th Step: Click on the “Login” button.
  • 8th Step: The RBI Assistant Prelims Admit Card will appear on the screen. Now, verify the details like name, date of birth, etc.
  • 9th Step: Download and take a printout of the admit card for future use and reference.

List of Exam Centres

Candidates can check the list of exam centres for RBI Assistant Prelims below:

State/UT/NCR Preliminary Examination Centre Main Examination Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Kakinada, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea Darbhanga, , Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh, Mohali Chandigarh, Mohali
Chattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Bhilai, Raipur
Delhi Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi NCR
Goa Panaji Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Anand, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Hamirpur
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Belagavi, Bengaluru, Kalaburgi, Hubli, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udipi Bengaluru, Hubli, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udipi
Kerala Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur,
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Satara Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizwal Aizwal
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun, Haldwani
West Bengal Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kolkata, Siliguri

 

Exam Answer Key/Solution - Live

Exam Answer key

Memory based exam analysis from studio

Candidates can check the detailed section-wise analysis of the previous year’s RBI Assistant Prelims exam to get an idea of the types of questions asked and the difficulty level of the exam.

English Language Section

Topics No of Questions Difficulty Level
Story-based Reading Comprehension (RC) (Antonyms/Synonyms, Ulterior, Remorse, Despondent, Unwelcomed burden, 1 blank) 10 Easy
Para jumbles 5 Easy
Fill in the Blanks 5 Easy
Spelling Errors 5 Easy
Error Detection and word exchange 5 Easy
Total 30 -

Reasoning Ability Section

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Scheduling (Month based) 5 Easy
Double row seating arrangement 5 Easy
Circular Seating arrangement 5 Easy
Blood relationship-based puzzle 5 Easy
Direct inequality 4 Easy
Directions Concept-based problems 3 Easy
Alphanumerical and word formation 2 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Miscellaneous Problem 1 Easy
Total 35 -

Numerical Ability Section

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Simplification numericals 15 Easy
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 5 Easy
Arithmetic Problems 10 Easy
Total 35 -

Cut-off

Cut off

Previous Year Cut-off

Category Name 2019 Prelims Maximum Cut-Off 2019 Prelims Minimum Cut-Off 2017 Prelims Maximum Cut-Off 2017 Prelims Minimum Cut-Off
General 96.75 87.75 87.50 74.25
OBC 94.75 84.25 84.25 68.25
SC 92.25 83.50 80.50 68.75
ST 88.00 71.50 74.50 54.00

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

The Reserve Bank of India will declare the RBI Assistant result separately for Prelims and Mains examinations. RBI declares the result on the official website. Moreover, candidates appearing in the exam can check the result of RBI Assistant through their login credentials, i.e., registration number/ roll number and date of birth/ password.

The final RBI assistant result is declared on the basis of performance in the main exam and LPT.

Cut-off Score

RBI releases the cut-off of RBI Assistant on the official website. It is released separately after the completion of each stage of the RBI Assistant exam. The RBI Assistant cut-off depends on the parameters like the number of vacancies, the difficulty level of the question paper, and scores obtained.

How to check the RBI Assistant Cut-off?

  1. Go to the official website of RBI.
  2. Click on the “RBI Assistant Result 2022”  link.
  3. On the new page, select the category and region.
  4. Click on “Submit” The RBI Assistant 2022 cut-off will appear on the screen.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When will the RBI Assistant 2022 notification be released?
A. The notification for RBI Assistant recruitment 2022 is released on February 17, 2022.

Q2. How much is the RBI Assistant application form fee?
A. Unreserved category/OBC candidates have to pay Rs. 450/- for the RBI assistant application form. It is Rs. 50/- for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD category.

Q3. When will the registration for the RBI Assistant exam begin?
A. The registration for RBI Assistant 2022 recruitment has begun on February 17, 2022. Furthermore, the last date to submit the application form and fee is March 08, 2022.

Q4. What is the age limit to apply for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. The candidate should have an age between 20 and 28 (both inclusive). However, 5 years and 3 years of age relaxation are given to SC/ ST and OBC category candidates, respectively.

Q5. What is the maximum number of attempts allowed for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. The candidate can attempt several times for the RBI assistant recruitment exam, subject to fulfilment of the age criteria.

Q6. What is the marking scheme of the RBI Assistant Prelims exam?
A. For every correct response, 1 mark will be provided. However, 0.25 (1/4) marks will be deducted for each wrong answer from the score.

Q7. What is the RBI Assistant basic salary?
A. The basic pay of an RBI Assistant is Rs. 20,700/- per month. Furthermore, the initial gross salary is approximately Rs. 45,050/- per month.

Q8. What is the RBI Assistant cut-off?
A. The RBI Assistant cut-off is the minimum mark that a candidate must score to clear the exam.

Q9. Is there any interview round in the RBI Assistant recruitment?
A. No, there is no interview round in the RBI Assistant recruitment. The selection process comprises three stages, i.e., Prelims, Mains, and a Language Proficiency Test.

Q10. I am a final year graduation student, can I apply for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. No, final graduation marks are mandatory to be eligible for the exam.

Dos and Donts

Q1. When will the RBI Assistant 2022 notification be released?
A. The notification for RBI Assistant recruitment 2022 is released on February 17, 2022.

Q2. How much is the RBI Assistant application form fee?
A. Unreserved category/OBC candidates have to pay Rs. 450/- for the RBI assistant application form. It is Rs. 50/- for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD category.

Q3. When will the registration for the RBI Assistant exam begin?
A. The registration for RBI Assistant 2022 recruitment has begun on February 17, 2022. Furthermore, the last date to submit the application form and fee is March 08, 2022.

Q4. What is the age limit to apply for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. The candidate should have an age between 20 and 28 (both inclusive). However, 5 years and 3 years of age relaxation are given to SC/ ST and OBC category candidates, respectively.

Q5. What is the maximum number of attempts allowed for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. The candidate can attempt several times for the RBI assistant recruitment exam, subject to fulfilment of the age criteria.

Q6. What is the marking scheme of the RBI Assistant Prelims exam?
A. For every correct response, 1 mark will be provided. However, 0.25 (1/4) marks will be deducted for each wrong answer from the score.

Q7. What is the RBI Assistant basic salary?
A. The basic pay of an RBI Assistant is Rs. 20,700/- per month. Furthermore, the initial gross salary is approximately Rs. 45,050/- per month.

Q8. What is the RBI Assistant cut-off?
A. The RBI Assistant cut-off is the minimum mark that a candidate must score to clear the exam.

Q9. Is there any interview round in the RBI Assistant recruitment?
A. No, there is no interview round in the RBI Assistant recruitment. The selection process comprises three stages, i.e., Prelims, Mains, and a Language Proficiency Test.

Q10. I am a final year graduation student, can I apply for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. No, final graduation marks are mandatory to be eligible for the exam.

Job Profile & Salary

salary structuire

Job Description

File Work: Initially, RBI assistants are given the responsibility to maintain the files on different matters of the bank.

Data Entry: RBI assistants have to maintain the records related to the bank operations. They have to feed the data in the system for future reference.

Responding to Mails: Selected candidates have to draft the replies of the office mails and also to take approval from seniors before sending the final mail. 

Reply to RTI Queries: They have the responsibility to reply to the RTI queries pertaining to RBI, over mail on daily basis. 

Verification of Records: Candidates are responsible for the verification of various banking documents.

Post list & Vacancies

RBI has released vacancies for the Assistant posts. Candidates can check the location-wise RBI Assistant vacancy from the table below:

Office Location SC ST OBC EWS Gen Total
Ahmedabad 4 3 (2) 9 3 16 35
Bangalore 11 9 (1) 4 7 43 74
Bhopal 7 11 (5) 0 3 10 31
Bhubaneswar 6 10 (2) 0 3 12 31
Chandigarh 19 1 19 8 31 78
Chennai 13 0 20 6 27 66
Guwahati 2 17 (7) 0 3 10 32
Hyderabad 7 3 (1) 10 4 16 40
Jaipur 13 1 4 4 26 48
Jammu 0 3 (1) 3 1 5 12
Kanpur & Lucknow 28 1 36 13 53 131
Kolkata 9 (1) 4 0 2 11 26
Mumbai 0 41 (25) 0 13 74 128
Nagpur 5 14 (2) 10 5 22 56
New Delhi 19 0 18 7 31 75
Patna 1 (1) 4 0 3 25 33
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 7 1 13 5 28 54
Total 151 (2) 123 (46) 146 90 440 950 (48)

Salary Structure

The initial basic salary of RBI Assistant is Rs. 20,700/- per month. The pay scale is Rs. 20,700 - 1200 (3) - 24,300 - 1440 (4) - 30,060 - 1920 (6) - 41,580 - 2080 (2) - 45,740 - 2370 (3) - 52,850 - 2850 - 55,700 (20 years).

Initial Basic Salary (Monthly) Rs. 20,700/-
Pay Scale (Monthly) Rs. 20,700 - Rs. 55,700
Gross Salary (Monthly) Rs. 45,050/-

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