RBI Assistant

Detail of RBI Assistant Exam and Post. A Candidate preparing for Competitive exam need to know.

RBI Assistant exam is one of the most waited exam in India. Many Aspirants and candidates who are preparing for the competitive exam are eagerly looking forward to this exam. Candidates have a remarkable opportunity, provided by the Reserve Bank of India, to land their ideal position in the banking industry. 

Making a perfect exam plan for the RBI Assistant exam is vital for applicants since it will help them advance in the hiring process. The candidates’ entire understanding will educate them and help them improve and enhance their preparation programme appropriately. Hence we are providing you complete details of RBI Assistant Job and its recruitment exam.

What is RBI Assistant Job profile ?

RBI Assistant job profileRBI is one of the most prestigious and important institution of India which handles all the banking related management in the country and that’s why this institution is known as Banker of a Bank. RBI has numerous department in its offices and it requires a staff to handle its day to day work, so RBI recruits RBI Assistant for its clerical level job.

Work profile of RBI assistant is as follows :

  • Filing work which includes receipt collection, ledger maintenance, balance tally etc.
  • Data entry related work. RBI assistant has to update data by entering it into the system and in todays digital era its all computer based working.
  • RBI assistant has to verify banking related documents which comes on his/her table.
  • Government treasury related work.
  • RBI Assistant has to coordinate with higher officers for proper working of the institution.
  • RBI Assistant has to reply mails which comes under his designation because RBI receives lots of mail and letters on daily basis.

RBI Assistant has a Good Career Growth Prospects. With the experience of two years they are qualify for the internal promotional exams.

After successfully passing promotional exam RBI Assistant is promoted to RBI Grade A Officer. 

Who can Apply for RBI Assistant post?

RBI Assistant eligibilityEligibility Criteria

Age : Age limit for appearing in this exam is 20 – 28 years i.e minimum age should be 20 and maximum age should be 28 years. There is category wise age relaxation as follows :

  • For SC/ST candidates – 5 years.
  • For OBC candidates – 3 years.
  • For PwBD candidates – 10 years(Gen/EWS), 13 years (OBC) and 15 years (SC/ST).
  • Widow / divorced women – 10 years.

Educational Qualification : A candidate who wants to appear for RBI Assistant Exam must complete his/her graduation in any discipline with minimum of 50% aggregate marks for general and OBC candidate. For SC/ST/PwBD candidate graduation with pass class is enough. A candidate must know to read, write and speak official language of the state for which he/she is applying.

How to Apply for RBI Assistant Post?

undraw Working re ddwyRBI Publish the advertisement for RBI Assistant once a year. Whenever RBI publishes the advertisement it gives the windows of date to apply for the post to the candidates. A candidate can apply for the post by visiting the vacancy section of RBI. A candidate will have to fill all the basic information while applying the post. A candidate also have to select the exam centre where the exam will be conducted.

A candidate will have to scan their photograph and signature according to the guidelines of uploading of photos and signature. A candidate will require a personal email id and mobile number which should be active.

After the submission of all the details a candidate will have to pay the Exam Fee by online payment method the generally fees for general candidate is Rs 450/- and for other candidate it is Rs 50/-. 

Syllabus of the RBI Assistant Exam:

RBI Assistant syllabusRBI Assistant exam is conducted in 3 stages as follows:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective type).
  2. Mains Examination (Objective type).
  3. Language proficiency test.

Preliminary Examination consist of 3 subjects viz.  English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The distribution of marks and time for these subjects is as follows:

preliminary examEnglish language have 30 questions and have maximum of 30 marks, candidates will get 20 minutes to solve english paper.

Numerical Ability has 35 questions and 35 marks and candidates will get 20 minutes to solve this paper.

Similarly, for Reasoning Ability there is 35 questions for 35 marks which candidates have to solve in 20 minutes.

Mains exam consist of 5 subjects viz. Test of English Language, Test of Reasoning, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness and Test of Computer Knowledge. The distribution of marks and time for these subjects is as follows:

Mains Syllabus

As you can see the all 5 subjects have 40 questions each and have maximum of 40 marks each subjects. The duration of time for solving the subjects is given. Total number of questions is 200 and maximum marks for mains exam is 200 marks and total time for mains exam is 135 minutes.

If you carefully observe the syllabus of RBI Assistant you will find that it is very much similar with the syllabus of IBPS Clerk and hence one can prepare simultaneously for both exams.  

Starting Basic pay of Assistant is Rs 20,700/- and other allowances which is DA, HRA, Transport allowance,City Compensatory Allowance. The total gross salary of newly joined Assistant is near about Rs 45,050/- per month.


Yes, Assistant gets a quarter in RBI Colony if quarter is vacant. If quarter is not allotted to assistant, then 15% HRA is paid to them. 

No. The RBI Assistant exam is not tough but since the competition in this exam is very high with limited number of vacancy the cut off goes very high. One can crack this exam with maximum number of accuracy in answering the questions.