RBI Assistant Exam

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. Through this exam the candidates will be a part of one of the most prestigious government organizations in India. Following is a brief account of the details of RBI Assistant Exam.

Latest Updates and Notification

  • Result of RBI Assistant for Preliminary examination conducted on February 14 and 15, 2020 was released on March 3, 2020.
  • The RBI Assistant Exam dates for the 2020 exam and a tentative schedule for the upcoming recruitment is given below.


RBI Exam Events RBI Exam Dates
2021 (Tentative) RBI Assistant 2020
Online Registration November/December 2021 December 23, 2019 – January 24, 2020
Last date to pay online fee December 2021 January 24, 2020
RBI Assistant Prelims Exam January 2022 February 14 & 15, 2020
RBI Assistant Mains Exam February 2022 November 22, 2020



The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) invites applications from eligible candidates for 950 posts of ‘Assistant’ – 2021 in various Offices of the Bank. Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Please note that Corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank’s website – www.rbi.org.in.

The full text of the advertisement is available on the Banks’ website www.rbi.org.in and is also being published in the Employment News / Rojgar Samachar.

Applications will be accepted Online only through the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in. No other mode for submission of application is available.

 Important Dates

  Website Link Open   17.02.2022 to 08.03.2022  
  Payment of Examination Fees (Online)   17.02.2022 to 08.03.2022
  Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative)     March 26 & 27, 2022* 
  Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative)   May 2022* 

*RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination.

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for the post of “Assistant” in Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Candidates may click on the link below for filling in the online application form.

 Recruitment for the post of Assistant – 2021 

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12 Monthly Exams:

Online + Offline

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

Once Month

Study Material:

All Study material and handouts in PDF format

Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test + Descriptive Test (Online)


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Monthly Performance Discusion:

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Physical Classes:

2-3 days a week by HO and Branch faculty


Optional Included

Study Material:

Printed Study material and handouts

12 Monthly Exams and 2 Semester Exam per year:


Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test(Classroom) + Descriptive Test (Online)

Monthly Performance Discussion:

One-on-One appointment with the teacher as required by students


Interview Preparation

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

As required by students

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Age Limit

The age of the candidate should be between 20 and 28 years. However, there are some relaxations in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to certain categories.
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Educational Qualification

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on computer is the required educational criteria for the exam.
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Exam Cut-off

The cut-off marks of different categories for Mains Exam for RBI Assistant Exam 2019-20 conducted on November 22nd, 2020 are given below.

Ahmedabad 112 108.25 112.50 123.50
Bengaluru 94 99.25
Bhopal 109.25 103.75 116.50 118.25 121.25
Bhubaneswar 95.50 87.75 103.25 103.25
Chandigarh 82.75 100.25 111
Chennai 101.50 119.75 108.50 121
Guwahati 72.75 97.75 105.75 105.75
Hyderabad 98 111.50 104 121
Jaipur 91.50 98.75 103.50 114.25
Jammu 111.50 108.50 123.25
Kanpur & Lucknow 92 91 105.25 117.25
Kolkata 114.25 122.75 126.25
Mumbai 86.25 76.25 86.25 86.25
Nagpur 103.25 103.5
New Delhi 95 106.50 115.75 116.75
Patna 90.25 107.50 106.25 108.25
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 114.25 90.50 114.25

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Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in three phases –

    1. Preliminary
    2. Mains
    3. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)


  1. Preliminary Exam:

The candidates have to primarily appear in the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam, which is the screening test to shortlist candidates for Mains Exam.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 1 hr


  1. Mains Exam:

The candidates who qualify in the Prelims Exam will be eligible to appear for the Mains Exam for which the exam pattern is given below.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Duration
English Language 40 40 30 min
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 min
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 min
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 min
General Awareness 40 40 25 min
Total 200 200 135 min


  1. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

The candidates provisionally selected from the Mains on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The LPT is conducted in the official/Local language of the concerned state.

The Office wise local language/s is/are as follows:

  • 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

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Syllabus of the exam

The syllabus for both preliminary and mains is provided in the following table.

Section Syllabus
English Language Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Word Meanings
General Awareness Current Affairs, Current World News, Current India News, Geography Concepts, History Concepts, Political Science
Quantitative Aptitude Time and Distance, Time and Work, HCF and LCM, Simple and Compound Interest, Problems on Trains, Average, Allegations and Comparison, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Pipes
Reasoning Number Series, Blood Relations, Analogy, Odd one Out, Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Directions Test, Sitting arrangements, Symbols, Statement Reading and Understanding
Computer Knowledge Basic knowledge of software and hardware, History of computers, devices, languages

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How to Apply

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 size 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.

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The basic pay of 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 (20 years). Other allowances, viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants approximately ₹ 36091/-.
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