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Everything about RBI Assistant Exam 2017

RBI will conduct RBI Assistant 2017 to recruit candidates for the Post of Assistant for its various branches all over the country. Since, it is a National Level Exam, RBI has invited applications from all the sections of India. After the release of RBI Assistant 2017 Notification by RBI, candidates can apply online for this post. For final selection for the post of RBI Assistant 2017, RBI Exam Conducting Body will select a candidate on the basis of his/her performance in the Online Mains Examination, Biometric Verification and Language Proficiency Test (LPT). RBI will use the overall performance of the candidates in the exam in order of merit to prepare the list of candidates being selected for the post of RBI Assistant.

RBI Assistant 2017 Notification

RBI has published the notification of RBI Assistant 2017 exam. 623 vacancies for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam have been introduced by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). However, RBI has the right to increase/ decrease the number of vacancies as per requirement or in case of not filling up vacancies. To access official notification and for applying for the post of RBI Assistant 2017 visit following mentioned links:

To download Official Notification for RBI Assistant 2017, click here.

Apply Online for the Post of RBI Assistant 2017

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

Important Dates

Payment of Examination Fees (Online) 18th October to 10th November 2017
Online Preliminary Test (Tentative) 27th November & 28th November, 2017 *
Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative) 20th December, 2017 *

* However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination of RBI Assistant 2017, if this happens, the same will be intimated by the RBI.

RBI Assistant 2017 Salary and Posting

An RBI Assistant’s Basic Pay is Rs. 14,650/- per month. Along with Basic Pay, Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance (TA) etc. are also given to a RBI Assistant. Therefore, an RBI Assistant’s Average Gross Salary is approximately Rs. 32,528/- per month.

Initially an RBI Assistant will be posted in RBI’s Office within the Recruitment Zone for which a candidate had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centres into West, South, North and East Zone offices as under:

(a) West Zone: Ahmedabad, Bhopal (including Raipur), Mumbai (including Belapur, Pune and Panaji), Nagpur.

(b) South Zone: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram (including Kochi).

(c) North Zone: Chandigarh (including Shimla), Jaipur, Jammu / Srinagar, Kanpur, (including Lucknow & Dehradun), New Delhi.

(d) East Zone: 11 Bhubaneswar, Guwahati (including all North Eastern states excluding Gangtok), Kolkata (including Gangtok), Patna (including Ranchi)

RBI Assistant 2017 Online Application Fees

General and OBC Candidates are required to pay Rs. 450 and Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD are required to pay  Rs. 50 as application fee for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. Candidates can pay the online application fee by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

However, RBI staff has been exempted to pay application fee, i.e., no application fee is required to be paid by the RBI staff.

Candidates can print application form containing fee details (if paid any) after successful submission of online application form. Further, Candidates are advised to carefully fill their details in the online application form, as no change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button and also no correspondence regarding change in details will be entertained by RBI Exam Conducting Body.

RBI Assistant 2017 Eligibility

Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India

Age Limit: A candidate must be between 20-28 years of age to be eligible for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. He/she must have been born between 02.10.1989 and 01.10.1997. However, age relaxation is granted to candidates who belonged to reserved category. The age relaxations in upper age are as under:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
OBC 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
PWD 10 years (General Candidates), 13 years (OBC Candidates), 15 (SC/ST Candidates)
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 and not re-married/ 10 years
Candidates having working experience in RBI Maximum of 3 years
Candidates domiciled in the state of J & K during the period from 01.01.1980 to  31.12.1989 5 years


Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and above in any discipline is required for the RBI Assistant Exam 2017. A Candidate must be proficient in the official language of the state/Union Territory for which he/she has applied.

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Centre

Since, RBI Assistant 2017 exam is an online mode examination which will be conducted across various centers in India. Exam centres will be allotted to candidates as per preferences provided by them while submitting their RBI Assistant application form. Candidates are advised to take precaution while selecting their exam center as RBI Exam Conducting Body will not entertain any request for change of centre for Examination (preliminary as well as main). However, due to unavailability of seats at a preferred/opted center RBI Exam Conducting Body may change the centre without prior notice to the candidate. This change of exam center will be reflected in the call letter of the candidate.

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Pattern

RBI Exam conducting Body will conduct RBI Assistant Exam 2017 in three phases, namely: Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test.

The preliminary examination consists of three sections which are English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Preliminary examination will be of qualifying in nature, which means marks scored in the preliminary examination will not be counted for the final selection.

Preliminary Exam:

Name of the test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted
English Language 30 30 A composite time of 1 hour will be given to a candidate
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


Further, the mains exam has been divided into five different sections: Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.

Mains Exam:

Name of the test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 40 25 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200


* Separate time will be given for each section. This means a candidate will not be able to switch between sections in mains examination.

There is negative marking for the wrong answers attempted by the candidates in objective tests (Preliminary and Main Examination). No marks will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank. 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Based on the performance of mains examination provisionally selected candidates will be called for Language Proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned. It is important to mention here that candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

Along with online main examination and Language proficiency test, Biometric verification will also play a role in the final selection of RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. Captured Biometric data and photograph of the candidates on the day of main examination will be used for verification of the candidates at a later stage.

RBI Assistant 2017 Syllabus

The RBI Assistant Exam 2017 has a defined syllabus for all the tests for both preliminary examination and mains examination. The detailed syllabus of the examination is as under:


English Language General Awareness Numerical Ability Computer Knowledge Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Current World Affairs Time and Distance Languages Number Series
Synonyms Current India Affairs Time and Work Basic Hardware and Software Blood Relations
Antonyms Concepts of Geography HCF and LCM History of Computers Analogy
Sentence Correction Concepts of History Simple and Compound Interest Devices Odd One Out
Word Meanings Indian Polity Problems on Trains Number Series
Cloze Tests Average Coding and Decoding
Idioms-Phrases Allegations Directions Based Concept
Probability, Permutation & Combination Row Arrangements & Basic Puzzle, Non Verbal
Pipes and Cistern, Arithmetic calculations Statement Reading, Understanding


RBI Assistant 2017 Call Letter

Since, RBI Assistant Exam 2017 is an online mode examination, call letters can be downloaded online, and link of the same will be shared by RBI on its website. To download the call letter, a candidate will have to login to official website by using following details:

  • Roll No./Registration No.
  • Password/Date of Birth

The call letter will be issued to candidates in three phases:

  •  Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • Language Proficiency Test

SSCtube will share the link to download the call letter on this page. Candidates are also advised to read all the guide lines mentioned in the RBI Assistant 2017 notification as well as guidelines mentioned in the call letter.

RBI Assistant 2017 Results

RBI will release a list containing Roll Nos. of successful candidates in preliminary online examination in December 2017. Subsequently, a similar list of successful candidates in main online examination will be available on RBI’s website and a brief notice thereof will be published on the Bank’s website in January 2018/ February 2018. It is important that candidates keep visiting the official website as well as this page regularly to see their results. Overall performance in the Online Mains Examination, Biometric Verification and Language Proficiency Test (LPT) is required to successfully clear RBI Assistant 2017 exam.

RBI Assistant 2017 Cut Off

The cut off for the RBI Assistant Exam 2017 will be released by RBI after the completion of the examination. We can expect the cut off to be same as the RBI Assistant Exam 2016.

Cut-Off of RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2016 (City Wise):

City Name General SC ST OBC PWD EXS
Ahmedabad 112 NV 79.75 95.50
Bengaluru 113 93.50 94.00 96.75 121.75
Bhopal 122.75 101.00 84.75 112.25 113.75
Bhubaneshwar 116.50 88.75 79.75 NV
Chandigarh 127.00 96.00 NV 107.75
Chennai 123.75 103.00 NV 117.00 119.75
Guwahati 107.25 94.25 74.50 119.50
Hyderabad 126.00 107.25 108.00 115.75 115.75
Jaipur 124.50 98.75 94.50 113.75 120.25
Jammu 116.50 96.50 104.00
Kanpur &Lucknow 119.00 97.00 97.00 101.50 119.75
Kolkata 126.00 90.50 NV 107.00 106.00
Mumbai 111.50 97.50 73.00 105.25 115.50
Nagpur 107.00 NV NV 103.25
New Delhi 128.25 108.50 NV 113.55 128.00
Patna 116.50 90.25 100.75 104.70
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 128.75 97.75 NV 119.00 131.00 103.75

Cut-off of RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2016 (Category wise):

Category Reasoning Ability English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge Numerical Ability
SC/ST/PWD/EXS 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00
OBC 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00
General 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00

RBI Assistant 2017 Preparation

A candidate must prepare for the RBI Assistant Exam 2017 thoroughly by keeping in mind the latest pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Since, exam pattern has been changed in RBI Assistant 2017 exam a candidate must select the study material accordingly to prepare for the exam. Previous years’ RBI Assistant Exam question papers must be visit by candidates in order to get familiarize to the change in pattern of the exam.

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  1. Plz provide language efficiency test preferening hindi….

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