RBI Assistant : Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

RBI is the central bank of India and it’s a dream job for many banking aspirants. RBI acts as the regulator of all the public and private sector banks of India. The candidates selected as the RBI assistant are posted in its regional and head offices.

RBI Assistant Highlights

Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India
Application & Payment ModeOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Examination FeeSC/ST/PWD/Ex-Ser- Rs. 50/-
General/OBC- Rs. 450/-
Number of Vacancies926
Age-Limit20-28 years
Selection ProcessPrelims Exam
Mains Exam
Interview Process
Salary(In-Hand)Rs. 32,124/-
Official Websitewww.rbi.org.in

RBI Assistant – Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit:

  • Minimum age- 20 years
  • maximum age- 28 years

Also, the age relaxation details of RBI assistant 2021 recruitment are given here for reference:

SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwDGEN: 10 years
OBC: 13 years
SC/ST: 15 years
Ex-ServicemenService rendered in armed force plus 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years
widows/divorced women/women judicially separated who are not re-married10 years
Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.5 years
Candidates having work experience in RBITo the extent of the number of years of such experience, subject to a max of 3 years

Educational Qualification:

The following are the norms related to the educational qualification required for applying for the RBI assistant 2021 exam.

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% of marks. The pass class of marks is enough in the case of SC / ST / PWD candidates.
  • Knowledge of word processing on PC.
  • Proficiency in the local language to read, write, speak, and understand.

RBI Assistant – Application Fee

The application fee will differ based on the category of the candidates. The fee details are given here for your reference.

  • Rs.50 for SC / ST / PWD / EXSM candidates (Intimation charges)
  • Rs.450 for general and OBC candidates (Exam fee + intimation charges)

RBI Assistant – Selection Process

The Selection Procedure for the RBI Assistant 2021 recruitment is done in two phases. Also, the candidate has to clear the language proficiency test at last. If you fail in this test, you will be disqualified. The two stages in the selection process are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination

RBI Assistant- Exam Pattern

Understand the RBI Assistant exam pattern before you start preparing for the exam. There are separate exam patterns for both prelims and mains exams. Both the patterns are given in the tabular form for your reference.

Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims exam has three sections namely Reasoning, English language, and numerical ability. The exam is conducted for 100 marks. The time duration is a consolidated 60 minutes. So that you can swap between the sections as per your convenience. There is a sectional cut off for each section. You have to clear both the sectional and the overall cut-offs. Also, there is a negative marking system for this exam. For each wrong answer, you will lose 0.25 marks as a penalty.

No. Of Questions
60 minutes
Numerical Ability
English Language

Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam has five sections. They are reasoning, numerical ability, general awareness, English language, and computer knowledge. Each section has 40 questions and the total marks for the exam are 200. There will be sectional timing for each subject. So you cannot swap between the sections as per your wish. Also, 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for each wrong answer.

No. Of Questions
30 Mins
Numerical Ability
30 Mins
General Awareness
25 Mins
30 Mins
Computer Knowledge
20 Mins

135 Mins

RBI Assistant- Detailed Syllabus 

The RBI Assistant Syllabus for each subject is updated here. You must follow a clear and updated syllabus in your preparation. Only then your preparation will be more efficient. All the topics are added here for your convenience. Try to cover all the topics and don’t omit any single topic.

English Language:

Reading ComprehensionCloze testWord Swap
Fill in the BlanksSpelling based errorPara Jumbles
FillersIdiom and phraseWord Substitution
Sentence CorrectionSentence completionVocabulary Based Connectors
Error DetectionSynonymsAntonyms

Quantitative Aptitude:

Simplification/ ApproximationPercentageProblems on Age
Number SeriesProfit or LossPartnership
Quadratic EquationSimple Interest & Compound InterestAverage
Data InterpretationRatio & ProportionTime, Speed & Distance
Problems on TrainsBoats & StreamsTime & Work
Pipes & CisternsMensurationPermutation, Combination & Probability


PuzzlesCoding-DecodingDirection and Distance
Seating ArrangementsData SufficiencyBlood Relations
Series Word FormationClassificationVerbal reasoning
Venn DiagramOrder & RankingNon-Verbal Reasoning
AnalogyInput & OutputSyllogism

 Computer Knowledge:

History of ComputersComputer basicsMS Office
Internet & Web TechnologyNetworkingDatabase Management
Database ManagementNetwork SecurityOperating System

General Awareness:

Current AffairsSportsStatic Awareness
Important SchemesPeople in the NewsAwards
EconomyPolitical ScienceBanking Awareness

How to Apply Online for RBI Assistant

The steps are given here for you to easily progress your online application filling. Before that use the web browsers that are up to date. Only then you can continue the process seamlessly. Also, make sure you are ready with the prerequisites that will be required during the application filling process. Some of the important prerequisites are your valid mobile number, email Id, required scanned documents. Also, keep the debit card or credit card ready with you that will be required for the online fee payment. Now follow the steps given here to apply for the exam.

  • Log on to the official website @ rbi.org.in.
  • Click on the “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” button at the top of the page. the page for new registration will open.
  • On that page enter all your basic details and submit them. A registration number and password will be generated for your registered mobile number and email ID. You have to use those login credentials to start your online application process.
  • After login to the online application fill up the basic information which has been asked. Don’t leave the mandatory fields empty. before going to the next page check whether you have entered all the details correctly. Then give the Next option for further page filling.
  • And then upload the required documents in the needed space. Completely read the guidelines before themselves. Check all the required format and size of the scanned documents. such as Passport size photo & Signature in the prescribed format.
  • After that fill up the educational qualification & work experience and other details.
  • Preview the application form and check all the details which were given by you.
  • Choose the payment option and pay online by debit card/ Credit card / Other prescribed method.
  • If all the details are correct then go toward the final submission.
  • At last click the Submit button for successful submission.

RBI Assistant Salary

  • The Basic Pay of the RBI Assistant Salary will be around Rs. 14,650/- per month.
  • RBI assistants are also granted Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc.
  • Including the allowances, the Gross Salary would be approximately Rs. 32,124/- per month.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What is the Application Fee for RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification?
A: For General and OBC category – Rs. 450/
    SC/ST/PWD category – Rs. 50/-

Q: What is the salary of an RBI Assistant?
A: The Basic Pay for an RBI Assistant is Rs. 14,650/- every month and the Gross Salary of an RBI Assistant ranges to approximately Rs. 32,124/- every month.

Q: How will I come to know when the admit card is released?
A: Candidates can follow our website to get notified of the release of the RBI Assistant admit card. Alternatively, you will also be notified by the exam authority via email.

Q: Is there sectional timing in the RBI Assistant Mains exam?
A: Yes, there is sectional timing for each section in the Mains exam.