RBI Assistant 2019

Apr 18, 2019 - 08:25

RBI Assistant 2019 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant notification 2019 is expected to be released soon! RBI will publish RBI Assistant 2019 recruitment notification for Assistant vacancies at RBI official website.The competitive exam comprises two successive exams; RBI Assistant Prelims (Phase I) and (Phase II).  After clearing these two tests, the candidate will move to the LPT (language proficiency test) for the final selection.RBI Assistant is considered as one of the most prestigious exams organized yearly on a National Level for the recruitment process of Assistants post in different branches of RBI across India.The detailed notification will be published with RBI Assistant exam date, tentative vacancy, apply online dates, eligibility criteria, and result announcement date.

RBI Assistant Vacancy 2019:

The Vacancies for RBI Assistant 2019 exam have not been released as the official recruitment notification is yet to be released.

 To be notified soon
ST   To be notified soon
OBC  To be notified soon
Gen  To be notified soon
Total   To be notified soon
PWD  To be notified soon
Ex-Servicemen  To be notified soon

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

Events Important Dates
RBI Assistant Apply Online Start Date  
To be notified soon
RBI Assistant 2019 Apply Online Last Date  To be notified soon
Last Date to pay the Application Fee To be notified soon
RBI Assistant Admit Card Download Date To be notified soon
RBI Assistant Exam Date 2019 To be notified soon
RBI Assistant Prelims Result Date 2019 To be notified soon
RBI Assistant Mains Exam Date 2019 To be notified soon
RBI Assistant Mains Admit Card Date  -
RBI Assistant Mains Result Date  -

RBI Assistant 2019: Eligibility Criteria

Before applying candidates are required to go through the RBI Assistant 2019 eligibility criteria into two levels. To be qualified for the post of RBI Assistant students have to fulfill the following criteria:

1. Age Eligibility:

  • Minimum Age is 20 Years and Maximum is 28 years.
  • However, RBI has given some age relaxation for the students applying for the post of Assistant in different categories which are stated below:
 Age Relaxation
 SC/ST   5 Years
OBC  3 Years
PwD  10 Years for Gen, 13 years for OBC & 15 years for SC/ST
Ex-Servicemen  To the extent of service provided by them to Armed Forces+ 3 years additional (Up to 50 Years)
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married  10 Years
Candidates who were domiciles in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in between the period 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989  5 Years
Candidates, holding working experience of RBI    Years of Experience (Maximum 3 years)

2. Educational Qualification:

Aspirants can check educational criteria below:

  • Graduate from University/ Institution/Board recognized by the Government of India.
  • Minimum of 50% marks (Pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate
  • Knowledge of word processing on Personal Computer (PC).
  • For more details, you can go through the RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria.

RBI Assistant 2019: Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Exam pattern is same as other bank clerk exams followed by Preliminary, Main and Language Proficiency Test. Last year new changes were introduced in the exam pattern. But candidates also need to make sure the latest pattern details from the official announcement. Go through the Prelim & main exam pattern below:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Prelims:

The RBI Assistant  preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in RBI Assistant  Pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the RBI Assistant Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

Sr. No.  Subject    No. of Questions Maximum Marks  Time
1 English Language   30    30    1 Hours
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 Numerical Ability   35  35
 Total     100 100

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Main:     

The mains exam has five sections: Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awarenes and Computer Knowledge. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

Sr. No.
   No. of Questions 
Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability 
 40    40   30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability  40    40   30 minutes
3 English Language  40    40   30 minutes
4 Computer Knowledge   40    40   20 minutes
5 General Awareness  40    40   25 minutes
Total    200   200  135 minutes

RBI Assistant LPT (Language Proficiency Test) (Phase III):

The candidates provisionally selected from the main on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned. Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

RBI Assistant 2019: Syllabus

The RBI Assistant Exam 2019 has a defined syllabus for all the sections for both preliminary examination and mains examination. The major sections been asked are that of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. These three sections are common in both preliminary exam and mains exam. Apart from these three sections additional section of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge is added in Mains Exam. Candidates are required to clear the sectional cut-off as well the overall cut-off for each phase of examination in order to get selected for further round of RBI Assistant 2019 Exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus for Prelims

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

RBI Assistant Syllabus for Mains

The mains exam has five sections: Reasoning, English Language, Numerical ability, General Awarenes and Computer Knowledge. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.

Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge 
Syllogism Number Series Reading Comprehension News related to Reserve Bank of India Computer Generation
Seating Arrangement -Circular, Square & Linear Data Interpretation Spotting Error Banking/Financial Awareness/Economics news MS Word
 Puzzle  Average  Fill in the blank Current Affairs MS Excel
Blood Relation Profit & Loss  Cloze test - PowerPoint
Inequality Time & Work Sentence Improvement -  Internet
Data Sufficiency Data Sufficiency Para-Jumbles - Operating System
Coding & Decoding Simplification/Approximation  - - Computer Hardware
 Distance & Direction  Quadratic Equation  - - Abbreviations related to Computer Knowledge
Ranking Time & Distance - - -
-  Partnership - - -
- Ratio & Proportion - - -
-  Problem on Ages - - -
-  Boats & Streams - - -
- Pipe & Cisterns - - -

RBI Assistant 2019: Pre - Exam Training

The Pre Exam Training is conducted for the candidates who belongs to SC/ST and Minority Communities. The main aim of the Pre Exam Training is to provide training facilities to improve the abilities and to enhance the capabilities of under privilege candidates. The training is free of cost, but all the other expenses like travelling, accommodation, food etc. must be paid by the candidates themselves. Pre Exam Training for rbi assistant exam is specially conducted for candidates who could not afford to take admission in private coaching institutes.During the training, candidates will get to know the exam pattern, expected questions, tips & techniques to solve the problems, how to manage time during rbi assistant exam and how to prepare for the Exam. Training is conducted for five days just before the start of Preliminary Exam. Candidates who wish to appear Pre Exam Training must select the relevant option at the time of Online Registration. Administrative body has all the rights to cancel the program anytime at any of the centers, depending upon the response and feasibility or add some more centers or make alternate arrangements.

RBI Assistant 2019: Interview Details

Since 2017, RBI Assistant exam has only two stages i.e Prelims and Mains, interview procedure has been scrapped. Therefore, aspirants need not worry about the interview as it will not be there in the forthcoming notifications.

RBI Assistant 2019: Salary

  • The basic pay is Rs. 14650/- per month (i.e. Rs. 13150/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates only) 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).
  • Along with the grade pay, RBI assistant is entitled with several other benefits such as DA, HRA, Transport allowance etc

RBI Assistant 2019: Application Fees

The application fee should be paid through credit/debit card or using net banking.

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

RBI Assistant 2019: Admit Card & Other Info

The aspirants who will successfully submit their application form will be eligible to download the RBI Assistant 2019 admit card from the official website before the examination date. The admit card is issued for all three phases of the exam. To download the admit card candidates are required to enter the following details:

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

Steps to donwload the RBI Assistant Admit Card

  • Go to the official website of RBI.
  • Click on the current openings shown at the bottom of the home page.
  • Now click on the vacancies option.
  • Now, you will find the link of admit card.
  • Click on that link & enter the credentials such as registration number & password.
  • Enter captcha & click on the submit button.
  • Your RBI Assistant Admit Card will appear in the next tab.
  • Download & take a print of the same.

RBI Assistant 2019: Result

  • Reserve Bank of India releases the result of RBI assistant exam within 1-2 week after the examination is over.
  • The reult can be viewed directly through the official website of RBI.
  • The result for each phase will be shared separately by RBI.
  • The appointment letters to the final list of selected candidates will be sent personally by RBI.

RBI Assistant Cut Off :

RBI releases cut off marks before the announcement of result declaration. Cut offs helps you to give a basic idea to identify a minimum number of questions that you should attempt in the exam.

RBI Assistant Prelims Cut-Off 2017 

Centre wise/Category wise cut off in respect
of the preliminary online examination for the post of
Assistant held on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October 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   

As per the exam syllabus and pattern for RBI Assistant Examination, there were 5 sections and 200 questions in total. Each question carried 1 mark.
The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate. The expected section-wise cut off has been mentioned in the section below:

RBI Assistant Mains Cut-Off 2017  

Name of the Section
 Expected Cutoff Marks
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability   12-14
General Awareness  17-19
Computer Knowledge  14-16
Overall    121-130

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis & Review:
RBI‘s recruitment of Assistant is the much-anticipated opportunity for every banking aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today's (27th November'17) RBI Assistant Pre exam 2nd shift is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for RBI Assistant Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you with an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's RBI Assistant Pre exam. The level of this shift's examination was Very Easy. You can expect this year's cut off to be high in comparison to last year's RBI Assistant Precut off. In the second shift, the exam pattern was same as compared to first shift except for Reasoning ability Section.

RBI Assitant Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for RBI Assistant was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning Ability (35 Ques), Numerical Ability (35 Ques), and English Language (30 Ques).

Subject  Good Attempt    Time (in min.)
English Language  16-19    15
Reasoning Ability 29- 32  20
Numerical Ability  22-24  25
Total    81-85   60

English Language (Easy-Moderate )

The level of English Language was Easy-Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was based on a story. There were 4 questions of Antonyms and synonym with the passage.

Topic  No. of Question        Level
Reading Comprehension   12     Moderate
Single Filler   6      Easy
Error Detection   7     Easy-Moderate
Spelling     5    Moderate
Total    30     Esay-Moderate

Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Numerical Ability section was Easy-Moderate. The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was significantly high as 15 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion There was only 1 set of DI:

 No. of Question 
 Tabular DI  5  Easy-Moderate
Simplification   10  Easy
Number Series (Missing)   5 Easy
Average 1  Moderate
Profit & Loss  2 Easy
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount   2 Easy
Problem on Ages  1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time and Work   1  Moderate
Boat and Stream  1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5  Moderate
Total   35 Easy-Moderate
Number series Questions asked in second shift:
•    6, 5, 7, 12.5, 27,-----
•    3, 18, 35, 56, 83,-----
•    7, 6, 10, 27,------, 515
•    45, 49, 40, 56, 31,------
•    11, 29, 65, 137,------, 369

Reasoning Ability (Very Easy)

There were 2 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
•    Linear (Facing North) - 1 Variable
•    Day Based (Monday to Sunday)- 1 Variable

 No. of Questions
Coding Decoding  
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
Number Series  5  Easy
Order and Ranking  2  Easy
Blood Relation  2  Easy
Alphabet Series   5 Very Easy
Miscellaneous 4 Very Easy
Alphabets   2 Very Easy
Total  35 Very Easy

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, Review: 20th Dec 2017
RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Recruitment Exam is over, Now it's time for the much awaited RBI Assistant Mains Exam Analysis & Review (20th Dec 2017). Many students have appeared for this exam today and this brings them to a step closer in their journey of getting a Job in govt. sector. Without wasting any moment, let's get straight to the analysis for which you are all waiting for.  Overall exam was moderate to difficult and students difficulty mainly in General awareness and Reasoning Section. 5 puzzles of difficult type was asked in the Reasoning Section exam.

RBI Assistant Mains 2017 exam had 5 sections in the objective test of 200 marks - Test of Numerical Ability, Test of English Language, Test of Reasoning, Test of Computer Knowledge, and Test of General Awareness for Each section had its particular time limit and overall the RBI Assistant Mains Paper was 135 Minutes.

RBI Assistant Mains 2017-18 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

Test of  Reasoning
30 minutes
Test of Numerical Ability 
30 minutes
Test of Computer Knowledge 29-32 20 minutes
Test of General Awareness 17-21 25 minutes
Test of English Language 21-24 30 minutes
135 minutes


This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The questions of Data Sufficiency were also there.The level of Numerical Ability was moderate and there were 3 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Following were the types of DI:
•    Bar Graph
•    Caselet
•    Tabular
The questions were:

Topic  No. of Questions        Level
Data Interpretation   15  Moderate
Quadratic Equation   5 Easy
 Data Sufficency 5  Moderate
Probability 2  Moderate
Mixture and Allegation  1  Moderate
Time and Work 2  Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1  Moderate
Partnership  2  Moderate
Miscellaneous 2  Moderate
Approximation  5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40  Moderate


This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of English Language section was Moderate-Difficult. There were a set Reading Comprehension consisting 12 questions comprising 4 vocabulary based questions.

 No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension  
Cloze Test  6 Moderate
Error detection 5 Moderate
Paragraph Starter    7 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement  5  Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5  Moderate
Total   40  Moderate-Difficult

TEST OF REASONING  (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of reasoning was Difficult.  Following were 5 types of puzzles asked:

•    Box based Puzzle (2 Variable)
•    Blood Relation with age (2 Variable)
•    Scheduling (Month, Date) Based Puzzle
•    Linear Seating Arrangement (2 Variable)
•    Date of Birth and Year Based Puzzle

The questions were:

Topic    No. of Questions   Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles   25  Moderate- Difficult
Data Sufficiency (2 statement) 5  Moderate
Inequality     2  Moderate
Machine Input Output  5  Moderate
Misc  2  Moderate
Alphabet Position 40 Moderate- Difficult

Bankersadda's G.K Power Capsule for helped students a lot as many questions asked were covered in the capsule already. Most of the questions were from banking, Static and current affairs mostly from October- November 2017. 10-12 Questions were of static Awareness, 10-12 current affairs and rest were from Banking Awareness. There were also few questions from basic banking awareness and surprised students a bit as the level was a bit high.

The section was very basic and most of the questions were from basics of Software,Hardware,Port, Internet, Network etc.

1) What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Assistant.
2) When will be the exam conducted?
The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are November 27 & 28, 2017.
The Tentative date for Mains Exam is December 20, 2017.
3) Are there any changes in Exam Pattern?
Yes, this year RBI has made changes in the Mains Exam Pattern. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of other IBPS Exams like there is sectional timing (Different time for different sections). This time overall timing is of 135minutes comparing to last time it was 120minutes.
4) When will the registration start?
Registrations have started on 18th October 2017 and will end on 10th November 2017
5) When will the result be declared?
Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary Exam is in December 2017.
6) What is the syllabus for RBI Assistant 2017 Pre and Mains Exam?
Students aiming for RBI Assistant exam must prepare these sections: English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General and Financial Awareness (Static awareness, banking awareness, and current affairs) and Computer Aptitude.
7) Will there be any interview after the written result?
No, there will be no GD or Interview round for RBI Assistant Recruitment.

8) What is the educational qualification required for the posts in this recruitment process?
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. (As on 1.10.2017)
Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

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