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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Assistant Exam to recruit qualified candidates for Assistant posts in various RBI branches across India. The official RBI Assistant Notification 2023 was released on September 13, 2023. Candidates planning to appear for the RBI Assistant Prelims can apply from the official website – rbi.org.in.
The RBI Assistant selection process involves Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Tests. Selected candidates are initially assigned to the RBI office in the recruitment zone in which they applied. Read this article to get complete details on the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam 2023.
Check out an overview of RBI Assistant Recruitment 2023 from the below table:
|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||To Be Announced|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Language/Medium of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Exam Stages||– Prelims
– Language Proficiency Test (LPT)
Check all the latest updates on the Reserve Bank of India Assistant Prelims exam below:
The official notification for RBI Assistant 2023 exam contains information such as vacancies, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, etc. Candidates can refer to the previous year’s RBI Assistant notification for more details by clicking on the link mentioned below:
Check the important dates for RBI Assistant 2023 exam from the table given below:
|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 Assistant Prelims Admit Card||October 4, 2023|
|RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Date||November 18 and 19, 2023|
|Assistant Result for Preliminary Exam||December 2023|
|Assistant Prelims Scorecard||December 2023|
The RBI Assistant vacancies 2023 were announced along with the official notification. However, the RBI posts vacancies based on category and state. For reference, candidates can check the previous year’s vacancies below:
|RBI Assistant 2023 Vacancy Details (State- and Category-wise)|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||12||1||9||5||28||55||1||4(3)||1(1)||3(2)||2||5|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||0||1(1)||4||1||10||16||0||2(1)||0||1(1)||1||2|
Candidates should be familiar with the job description and salary for RBI Assistant prior to taking the Prelims 2023 exam. Look at the section below:
The initial basic salary of an 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/-|
The RBI Assistant include clerical duties like file maintenance, document verification, etc. The following is a job description for an RBI Assistant:
Get complete details on RBI Assistant Salary & Job Profile here.
To be eligible for the exam, candidates must meet the age criteria, educational qualification, and nationality requirements. Applicants can check the RBI Assistant eligibility criteria below:
To fulfil citizenship criteria, a candidate is required to be:
RBI Assistant Age Relaxation
Candidates from the reserved category receive a relaxation in age. The following table lists the age relaxations granted by the Government of India:
|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.|
A candidate can appear multiple times for the RBI Assistant Recruitment examination as long as the age criteria is fulfilled. 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.
Candidates applying for an Assistant 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. It will be based on the language selected while filling out the application form.
The RBI Assistant 2023 application form was available on the official website for a limited time, i.e., from September 13 to October 4, 2023. Candidates could apply online by filling out and submitting an application form online. There was no other way to submit the RBI Assistant online application form.
To apply online for the RBI Assistant 2023 exam, follow the steps outlined below:
Check the application fee for RBI Assistant from the table below:
|OBC/ General||Rs. 450/-|
|SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXS||Rs. 50/-|
Get complete details on RBI Assistant Application Form 2023 here.
Check the list of exam centres for RBI Assistant Prelims below:
|State/UT/NCR||Preliminary Exam Centre|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea,|
|Delhi||Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon|
Check out the detailed RBI Assistant Prelims exam pattern 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|
The topics that candidates should study for the exam are highlighted in the RBI Assistant syllabus. The section-wise important topics for the RBI Assistant Prelims are tabulated below:
|Numerical Ability||Reasoning Ability||English Language|
|Number System||Series Completion||Error Locations|
|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|
|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||Statement Conclusion, etc.||Words Usage|
|Time and Distance, Boat and Streams, etc.||–||Cloze Test|
Get a detailed syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims 2023 here.
The right RBI Assistant Preparation strategies will enable the applicants to realise their goals and obtain the desired positions. Check the expert’s recommended RBI Assistant Prelims exam preparation tips below to perform exceptionally well in the upcoming exam:
(A) Create Daily Timetable
(B) Clear Basic Concepts
(C) Identify Weak and Strong Areas
(D) Attempt Mock Tests and Practice Previous Year Papers
(E) Regular Revision
(F) Stay Healthy
The Reserve Bank of India will release the Assistant Prelims Admit Card for Prelims 10 to 15 days before the exam date. Candidates can download their call letters online from the official website. Furthermore, they have to enter their login credentials to download the call letter.
RBI Assistant Admit Card is one of the mandatory documents to be carried to the examination hall. Candidates can follow the below steps to download the RBI Assistant admit card:
Get complete details on RBI Assistant Admit Card 2023 here.
The Reserve Bank of India will declare the RBI Assistant Result 2023 for Prelims within 1 to 2 weeks after the examination is over. 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 from the official website of RBI. However, the final result is declared on the basis of performance in the main exam and LPT. Get complete details on RBI Assistant result 2023 here.
RBI releases the cut-off of RBI Assistant 2023 on the official website after the successful completion of the Prelims test. RBI Assistant cut-offs are applied to individual sections as well as the total aggregate marks. The table below shows the previous year’s cut-off for the Assistant Prelims 2023 exam:
|RBI Zone Name||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||General|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||79||78.75||85.25||86.75||89.25|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||74.75||57||84.50||76||86.50|
Get complete details on RBI Assistant cut-off 2022 here.
Candidates may have numerous questions about the RBI Assistant Prelims exam. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:
Q. When will the RBI Assistant 2023 notification be released?
A. The notification for RBI Assistant recruitment 2023 was released on September 13, 2023.
Q. How much is the RBI Assistant application fee?
A. Unreserved category/OBC candidates have to pay Rs. 450/- for the RBI Assistant application form. It is Rs. 50/- for applicants belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD category.
Q. What is the age limit to apply for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. Candidate should be between the age of 20 to 28 years old as on September 1, 2023.
Q. What is the maximum number of attempts allowed for the RBI Assistant exam?
A. Applicants can attempt the RBI Assistant 2023 exam several times, subject to fulfilment of the age criteria.
Q. 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.
Q. What is the RBI Assistant’s 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.
Q. I am a final year graduation student, can I apply for the RBI Assistant 2023 exam?
A. No, final graduation marks are mandatory to be eligible for the exam.
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