In this blog, I Will Give You Complete Information about the RBI Assistant Exam. 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is a banker of banks. RBI controls the financial policy of the Indian rupees. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) play an important role in the Development Strategy of the Government of India.

RBI is assigned a 21-member Central Board of Directors for general administration. The number of directors and posts is given below:

Post Numbers Of Members
Governor 1
Deputy governors 4
Directors  nominated  by Government 10
Representative finance ministry  2
Directors  4 (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai)
Total 21

RBI Assistant Exam

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is known as the Banker of banks in the country. Assistants are recruited to give support and help in the various departments of RBI offices.

Assistants have great responsibility when a new currency is released or demonetization of currency takes place.

RBI assistant responsibility and duties are given in the below:

  • Ensuring Stability of  Financial
  • The File work of RBI assistant is the collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally, etc.
  • Attending Treasury Work of Government
  • RBI receive daily lots of letters where the assistants have to reply to the emails on a daily basis.
  • Daily entering the transaction in the computer and maintain the fair record of the same.

Four Types of RBI Assistant Officer

  • RBI Grade A Officer
  • RBI Grade B Officer
  • RBI Grade C Officer
  • RBI Grade D Officer
RBI Assistant

RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam

RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam is an open competitive exam. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is conducted the RBI Assistant exam to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant.

This exam is provided candidates a gateway to joining one of the most honourable government organizations in India. Reserve bank of India (RBI) is released 926 vacancies for RBI assistant recruitment.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021

The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online on the official RBI website. RBI Assistant all the Notification has been published on the official website of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

RBI Assistant Exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary:

Three sections of preliminary examination: 

  1. English Language
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. Reasoning Ability
  • Main examination 
  • Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam Highlights

Conduct by Reserve Bank of India
Website of RBI
Category of exam National Level Recruitment Exam
Vacancies Assistant Post  926 
Section 3 section: Prelims, Main exam, Language Proficiency Test(LPT)
Application Mode Online
Application Fee SC/ST/ PWD/EXS: INR 50, General/OBC/EWS: INR 450

RBI Assistant Vacancies

RBI Assistant Vacancy 2021 is released to be soon on its official website. ​Last year a total number of vacancy 926 Assistant posts were available for candidates.

Last year RBI Assistant Vacancies are category and branches wise listed in the given table:

Office Vacancies PWD EXS
GEN OBC ST SC EWS Total VI HI OH 4th Category EX-1 EX-2
Ahmedabad 11 4 2 1 1 19 0 1 0 1 1 2
Bengaluru 12 6 1 0 2 21 1 0 0 0 1 2
Bhopal 22 4 8 4 4 42 1 1 0 1 1 4
Bhubaneswar 15 2 4 5(2) 2 28 0 1 1 0 1 2
Chandigarh 19 7 0 6 3 35 1 1 0 0 1 3
Mumbai 199 101(2) 46(17) 34(1) 39 419 4 6 4 4 16 39
Guwahati 27 7 12(1) 4(2) 5 55 1 1 1 0 2 5
Hyderabad 14 5 1 3 2 25 0 1 0 0 1 2
Jaipur 20 6 3 5 3 37 0 0 1 1 1 3
Jammu 8 3 1 0 1 13 1 0 0 0 1 1
Kanpur & Luck now 32 14 0 11 6 63 1 1 1 0 2 6
Kolkata 8 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 1 1 0 1
Chennai 35 15 0 11 6 67 0 1 1 1 2 6
Nagpur 9 0 2 1 1 13 1 0 1 0 1 1
New Delhi 18 7 0 6(1) 3 34 0 1 0 1 1 3
Patna 13 6 0 3 2 24 0 1 0 1 1 2
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 11 5 0 2 2 20 0 1 1 0 1 2
Total 473 192 80 98 83 926 11 17 12 11 34 84

Payscale of RBI Assistant

Most of the candidates apply for the post of RBI Assistant because one of the major reasons is the RBI Assistant salary.

RBI assistant payscale 2021 details are given below table:

RBI Assistant Salary
Basic 7Salary Rs. 14,650
Gross Emission Rs. 32,528
Pay Scale of RBI Assistant 13150 – 34990

RBI provides the perks and allowances facilities to Assistant. Here is the list of perks and allowances given below table:

Facility Of RBI Assistant
allowances Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance,  City Compensatory Allowance, etc. 
Refund money maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, book Grant, allowance for the furnishing of the residence, etc.
Governance: benefits of Gratuity and Pension Scheme
facilities  of Dispensary OPD treatment, hospitalization, medical expenses, and dispensary facilities.
Loans and Advances Grant low rates of interest Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, and Personal Computer.
Total Annual Pay Rs. 3, 80,000/- p.a. (approximately).

RBI Assistant Exam Apply Online

Candidates apply online RBI Assistant recruitment Exam need to check the following steps:

Step 1: Go to the RBI official site

Step 2: Click on the new registration button.

Step 3: then, enter Name, Contact details, and Email id, address, etc. Click on save and next button.

Step 4: candidate fills all the correct details in the form

Step 5: candidate upload the photograph and signature in the required format

Step 6: then, pay your application fees through an online payment.

Step 7: then click on the final submit button.

Step 8: Take a printout for future reference.


  • Candidates should have Photograph and Signature Ready before applying for RBI Assistant.
  • Candidates don’t sign in capital letters, it is not accepted.
  • candidate Keep all important documents ready at the time of Online Payment of the Application Fee
  • Candidate fill the valid email id at the time of Registration.

RBI Assistant Exam Dates

RBI Assistant exam date 2021 is not exactly announced by the RBI Department. Candidates can see all dates of RBI assistant activities.

Look in the below table for the important date of RBI assistant exam date:

Activity Date
RBI Assistant Notification  23rd December 2019
Start Date Of Online Application Form  23rd December 2019
Last Date Of Online Application Form  16th January 2020
RBI Assistant Prelims Admit Card Download On February 2020
Date  Of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam  14th & 15th February 2020
Result  Of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam  3rd March 2020
Mains Exam Date Of RBI Assistant  29th March 2020

Eligibility Criteria of RBI Assistant

Always candidates check the RBI Assistant eligibility criteria 2021 before filling the RBI assistant recruitment exam.

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2021

Here is the details of 2021 eligibility criteria of RBI Assistant  in the below:

  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Citizenship

Age limit:

A candidate minimum age is 20 years and maximum age is 28 for applying RBI assistant recruitment exam. The reserved category have relaxation granted by the government in age range. The list of category wise relaxation is given in the below table:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years for  General Candidates, 13 years for OBC category, 15 years for SC/ST category.
Ex-Servicemen Armed Forces+5 years
Women judicially/Divorced Women/ separated women and not re-married /widows 10 years
Candidates have working experience in RBI Maximum of 3 years
Physical Handicapped 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years
Candidates belong to Jammu and Kashmir province of India 5years

Educational Qualifications:

Candidates have these educational qualification for RBI assistant exam:

  • Candidate should graduate from recognized University, Institution and Board by the Government of India.
  • Candidate have Minimum 50% marks (Pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate 
  • Candidate must be word processing knowledge on Personal computer (pc).


  • Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • Candidate must be a Subject of Nepal/Bhutan.
  • Before 1962, Tibetan refugee who moved to India, with the intention to settle down permanently in India.
  • The Person of Indian Origin who has moved to India from Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with intention of settle down permanently in India.

RBI Assistant Application Fee

RBI assistant application fees to pay are compulsory for all the candidates. RBI application fees 2021 candidate pay on RBI official site

Candidates can easily pay the application fees through debit cards, credit cards, internet banking, imps, cash cards, and mobile wallets. Here is the RBI Assistant application fee 2021  is given in the below table:

Categories Application Fees
OBC/General Candidates Rs. 450/-
ST /SC/PWD/EXS Candidates Rs. 50/-

RBI Assistant Admit Card

RBI Assistant Admit card is compulsory for all candidates to give the RBI assistant exam and Candidate have an admit card for the RBI assistant exam.

RBI Assistant Admit Card

RBI clearly said the hard copy of the Admit Card won’t be sent through post to the candidates. Always keep extra copies of the Admit Card. Candidate should have details for downloading the admit card:

  • Registration Number/Login Id
  • Password/D.O.B details

Steps for download the admit card:

Step 1: open the official website of RBI

Step 2: Click on the current openings. 

Step 3: then, click on the vacancy option. 

Step 4: now, click on admit card download.

Step 5: candidates enter Registration Number/Roll Number and D.O.B./Password.

Step 6: then, Click on the submit button.

Step 7: now, save and download the admit card.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary
  • Main exam
  • Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

It is compulsory for all candidates to pass three stages exam in order to be a part of the final selection in the RBI Assistant recruitment process. Now talk about RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021  is discussed in details in the given table:

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Subjects Questions Marks Time
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
English Language 30 30 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

Mains Exam Pattern

Subjects Questions Marks Time 
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 min
General Awareness 40 40 25 min
English Language 40 40 30 min
Numerical ability 40 40 30 min
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 min
Total 200 200 135 min

Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

Candidate clear the Preliminary and main exam after that candidate give Language Proficiency Test (LPT) .this Test based on the Official or Local Language of the State.

Few candidate are stand in the Language Proficiency Test and who candidate not clear the test will be disqualified. Here is details about the LPT in given table:


  • 0.25 marks deducted for wrong answer.
  • No deduction for left blank and unattemped question
Place Language For LPT
Chandigarh Punjabi / Hindi
Ahmedabad Gujarati
Chennai Tamil
Guwahati Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
Bhopal Hindi
Bengaluru Kannada
Bhubaneswar Oriya
Jaipur Hindi
Patna Hindi / Maithili
Mumbai Marathi / Konkani
Thiruvananthapuram Malayalam
Kolkata Bengali / Nepali
New Delhi Hindi
Mumbai Marathi / Konkani
Jammu Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri

RBI Assistant Syllabus

Candidates also check the syllabus and knowledge test pattern of RBI assistant recruitment exam. Candidates need the RBI assistant syllabus for preparation of exam because competition is very tough so candidates easily prepare for exam with syllabus.

RBI Assistant syllabus

Here is the discussed about the RBI assistant syllabus 2021 in the given table:

Subject Syllabus
Numerical ability Data interpretation, average, profit &loss, simplification and approximation, ratio and proportion, boats &streams, pipe &cisterns, data sufficiency, HCF & LCM
Reasoning Ability Number series, row arrangement, blood relation, coding and decoding, analogy, symbol, directions based concept, odd man out, statement reading, understanding, puzzle, ranking, inequality
General awareness  Current affairs, geography, political science, rbi news, banking awareness, economic news, financial terms, history.
Computer knowledge Computer history, operating system, PowerPoint, MS excel, MS word, hardware, software, internet, abbreviation of computer related.
English language Synonyms, reading comprehension, fill in the blank, active &passive voice, cloze test, word meaning, sentence rearrangement, word meaning

RBI Assistant Cut Off

RBI Assistant cutoff 2021 not announced by RBI. Candidates look here for last year cut off category and area wise given in table:

New Delhi 85.75 79.25 74.75
Ahmedabad 80.00 74.00 69.75
Bengaluru 77.75 74.75 68.75 68.25
Jammu 80.00 72.25 70.25 56.25
Patna 86.25 69.75 72.50
Bhubaneswar 84.50 82.25 71.25 68.50
Chandigarh 87.50 81.75 77.00 70.25
Mumbai 74.25 68.25 70.00 56.50
Guwahati 77.25  73.50 71.00 63.75
Hyderabad 87.00 84.25 80.50 74.50
Jaipur 85.75 81.75 74.50 67.50
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 87.25 84.25 76
Kanpur & Luck now 85.00 78.50 72.75 64.25
Bhopal 83.25 78.00 63.75
Kolkata 86.50 78.50 74.50
Nagpur 80.00 75.75 54.00
Chennai 83.50 81.75 76.00


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