RBI Assistant Exam – Reserve Bank of India Assistant Exam


RBI Assistant Exam  – The Reserve Bank of India holds an Entrance Exam for the recruitment of Assistant as per requirement from time to time. Recruitment in Reserve Bank of India is conducted by Reserve Bank of India Service Board, Mumbai through RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam

RBI Assistant Exam Eligibility:

Age (as on 01-06-Current Year)

The aspiring candidate should be between the age limits of 18 and 26 years.

However there are certain relaxation in the upper age limits as given below:

Category Relexation
 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / 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) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
 Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.
Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated  who are not re-married By 10 years
 Ex-employees of banking institutions / Govt. offices, who were retrenched after at least one year’s service and who are applying through employment exchanges By 6 years

Educational Qualifications (as on 01-03-Current Year):

The aspiring candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC. A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defense service. The Bachelor’s degree should be from the University within the Recruitment Zone as per Note below:

NOTE: The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from the University/Board within the Recruitment Zone of the concerned Office to which he/she is applying.

Name of office       Recruitment Zone
Ahmedabad Gujarat and Union Territories of Daman and Diu
Bangalore Karnataka
Bhopal Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Bhubaneswar Orissa
Chandigarh Haryana , Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh
Chennai Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry
Guwahati Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh
Jaipur  Rajasthan
Jammu Jammu and Kashmir
Kanpur/ Lucknow Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Kolkata West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Sikkim
Mumbai Maharashtra (excluding Vidarbha Region) Goa and Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Scheduled Tribe candidates residing in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra are eligible to apply for vacancies in Mumbai Office.

Nagpur Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra State, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh
New Delhi Delhi and Haryana.
Patna Bihar and Jharkhand
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala and the Lakshadweep Islands

Nationality A candidate must be either a citizen of India or one holding eligibility certificates issued by the Government of India.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern:

RBI Assistant Exam Selection will be through Written Examinations followed by Interview. The Written Exam will be objective type multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks.

S.No Subject No of Questions Marks
1 English 40 200
2 Reasoning 40
3 Numerical Ability 40
4 General Awareness and GK 40
5 Computer Skill 40  

RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus of  RBI Assistant Exams is as follows:

1. Test of Reasoning: This test would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision-making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

2. Test of English Language: This is a test to see how well you know English. English language ability would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc.

3. Test of Numerical Ability: Questions will be designed to test the ability of arithmetical computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationship between numbers. The questions would be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computations.

4. Test of General Knowledge and General Awareness The questions in Clerical Aptitude will be set to test the candidate’s perceptual accuracy and aptitude. This is the ability to notice similarities and differences between the pairs of names and numbers. Questions in Clerical Aptitude will also assess in addition to perceptual accuracy and aptitude, ability to handle office routine work like filing, abbreviating, indexing, etc.

  1. Test of Computer Skills

How to apply for RBI Assistant Exam?

Candidates can apply on ONLINE through the offical website of the Reserve Bank of India.

Imp: Candidates should have valid email ID. This will help him/her in getting call letter/ interview advices, etc. by e-mail)

Basic Instruction to be follow while applying:

  1. Candidates need not submit /send at any address, application printouts or any certificates or copies thereof at the time of online application. Their candidature will be considered on the strength of the information declared in the application. If at any stage, it is found that any information furnished in the online application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Bank, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria, his/ her candidature/ appointment is liable to be cancelled/ terminated.
  2. All educational qualifications should have been obtained from recognised universities/ institutions in India or abroad. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate its numerical equivalent.
  3. Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Bank would admit to the ‘WE’’ all the candidates applying for this post with the requisite fee (wherever applicable) on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage, i.e. Interview stage.
  4. The Bank shall not entertain requests from the candidates seeking advice about their eligibility to apply.
  5. All registered candidates will be required to download the call letters from Bank’s website which will be made available at appropriate time but well before the ‘WE’ date. An intimation about the same will be sent by Email / SMS.
  6. Candidates will have to appear for the ‘‘WE’’ at their own expense. However, those called for interview, will be reimbursed to and fro actual II AC railway fare by the shortest route from the place of their residence/place of work to the place of interview, whichever is nearer.
  7. In all correspondence with the Bank, Registration number received on submission of application and Roll no. indicated in ‘AL’ must be quoted.
  8. Candidates already in service of Govt./quasi-Govt. organisations and public sector banks /undertakings will have to produce a “no objection certificate” from their employer, at the time of interview. However, before appointment in RBI, a proper discharge certificate from the employer will have to be produced.
  9. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
  10. In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, interview, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in ‘‘WE’’ and interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Bank’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
  11. Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disqualification including ban from future examinations.
  12. The Bank will not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. However, the ‘‘WE’’ and interview marks may be available on the Banks ‘website after the declaration of the final result.
  13. The post is also open to the employees of RBI (staff candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank.
  14. Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated in Mumbai only.

Guidelines for Scanning the Photograph:

Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.


  • Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture.
  • The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
  • If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”
  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious head wear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.


  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  • The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary.
  • If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.
  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB


  • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
  • Set Color to True Color
  • File Size as specified above
  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
  • The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.

Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.

If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.

While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate should fill in all his/her details on Page 1. After verifying that the details filled in are correct and clicking on the ‘Submit/ Next’ button a link will be provided on Page 2 of the online application form to upload his/her photograph and signature.

Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature:

  1. There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
  2. Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
  3. Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo / Signature file has been saved.
  4. Select the file by clicking on it
  5. Click the ‘Upload’ button

Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.

Note :

  • In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s application will be rejected.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application forms after registering.
  • In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his/her application and re upload his/her photograph or signature.

RBI Assistant Exam Dates:

RBI Assistant Exam is normally held in the month of July/August

RBI Assistant Exam Centres:

The main Examination Centers of this test are:

Name of the Centre Centre Code
Ahmedabad 11
Bangalore 12
Bhopal 13
Bhubaneswar 14
Kolkata 15
Chandigarh 16
Chennai 17
Guwahati 18
Hyderabad 19
Jaipur 20
Madurai 21
Aurangabad 22
Jammu 23
Kanpur 24
Kochi 25
Lucknow 26
Mumbai 27
Nagpur 28
New Delhi 29
Panji 30
Patna 31
Pune 32
Shimla 33
Siligudi 34
Thiruvananthapuram 35
Agartala 36
Aizawl 37
Imphal 38
Itanagar 39
Kohima 40
Port Blair 41
Shillong 42
Allahabad 43
Raipur 44
Dehradun 45
Coimbatore 46


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