RBI Assistant exam is conducted every year by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to recruit eligible candidates for different sub-offices and branches of the bank. Candidates qualifying the sectional as well as overall cutoffs in the prelims will become eligible for the Mains exam. The final selection will be based only on performance in the Mains exam. The language proficiency test is qualifying in nature. Check RBI Assistant Cut Off
March 31, 2021: RBI Admit Card 2021 Has Been Released on Official Website. Check Details Here
December 11, 2020: The RBI Assistant Mains Result has been released for 2020. Read more here
|Release of RBI Assistant Application Form||December 23, 2020|
|Last day to apply for RBI Assistant 2021||January 16, 2021|
|Online Fee Payment Dates||December 23, 2020 – January 16, 2021|
|Release of RBI Assistant 2021 Admit card||February, 2021 (Tentative)|
|RBI Assistant 2021 Prelims Exam Date||February 14, 2021 & February 15, 2021|
|RBI Assistant Main Exam Date||March 2021|
|Result declaration||May 2021 (Tentative)|
This year, a total of 926 RBI Assistant vacancies have been announced by the bank. The authorities have released the result and scorecard for the 2020 RBI Assistant Prelims. Check RBI Assistant Result
|Conducting authority||Reserve Bank of India|
|Exam Category||National Level Recruitment Exam|
|Vacancies||926 Assistant Post|
|Stages||3 stages : Prelims, Main exam, Language Proficiency Test|
|Application Fee||Gen/OBC/EWS: INR 450, SC/ST/ PwD/EXS: INR 50|
Candidates can check the result on the official website soon after it is released.
RBI Assistant Exam 2021 cut-off for prelims and mains is released after the exam. However, based on previous year trends, it can be predicted to a certain extent. It determines whether a candidate is eligible for the next stage or not. The cut-off is not only available category-wise but also state-wise.
|Sections||SC, ST, ALL- PWD||OBC, OBC-EXS||GENERAL, GEN-EXS|
RBI has prescribed the following criteria for candidates to be eligible for this recruitment exam:
Candidates age must be between 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than December 2, 1991 and not later than December 1, 1999 (both days including). However, the upper age limit will be relaxed as under:
|Category||Relaxation in Age|
|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/ EWS), 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 a maximum of 50 years.|
|Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married||By 10 years|
|Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.||By 5 years|
|Candidates having work experience in the Reserve Bank of India||To the extent of a number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.|
Note : Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under above-listed items or in combination with any other items.
A total of 926 Assistant post vacancies are available. Vacancies in each branch under each category are listed in the given table. For more information about this refer the RBI Assistant 2020 notification.
|Office||Vacancies*||PWD #||EXS #|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||11||0||14||32||6||63||1||1||1||0||2||6|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||2||0||5||11||2||20||0||1||1||0||1||2|
RBI Assistant Application Forms for 2021 was available for filing up till January 16, 2021. Application fee for RBI Assistant 2021 is given below:
Candidates should go through the details present on the admit card and should make sure that details present are complete and correct.
The question paper pattern for the preliminary exam will be in the following format:
|S. No.||Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
The question paper pattern for the Main exam will be in the following format:
|Sr. No.||Section||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (mins)|
After selection from the main examination, candidates will have to take a language proficiency test (LPT). The test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned (Refer Annex-IV of the official notification released). Candidates not proficient in the Official/Local Language may get disqualified.
The interview almost takes 35 minutes and major focus is to check the candidate’s capability, general awareness, and confidence.
Below is the detailed syllabus for both Preliminary and Main RBI Assistant recruitment 2021 :
|English Language||General Awareness||Numerical Ability||Reasoning||Computer Knowledge|
|Reading Comprehension||Current world news||Time and Distance||Number Series||Languages|
|Synonyms||Current India news||Time and Work||Blood Relations||Basic Hardware and Software|
|Antonyms||Geography concepts||HCF and LCM||Odd Man Out||Devices|
|Sentence Correction||History concepts||Simple and Compound Interest||Analogy||History of Computers|
|Word meanings||Political Science||Average||Coding and Decoding||-|
|-||-||Problems on Train||Row arrangements||-|
|-||-||Allegations and Comparison||Direction based concept||-|
|-||-||Probability||Statement reading and understanding||-|
|-||-||Permutation and Combination||-||-|
Ques. I am in the final year of my graduation. Am I eligible to apply?
Ans. Final year students cannot apply for RBI Assistant 2021, as you have to mention the graduation marks in the form.
Ques. Is there any Interview in RBI Assistant 2021 exam?
Ans. NO, as per the latest selection process there is no interview in RBI Assistant Exam. There are 3 stages of the exam: first, a preliminary exam is conducted, a post that the mains exam and after that, a language proficiency test is conducted.
Ques. How can I apply for RBI Assistant 2021? Is the form available through offline mode also?
Ans. Interested candidates can visit the official website of RBI, click on apply and go for the registration. After registration you will see the application form, fill all the details and complete the process. No, there is no facility for offline mode i.e. Application form has to be filled online only.
Ques. What is the salary offered to RBI Assistant?
Ans. The basic salary of an RBI Assistant is INR 16,450/-. However, after including all the allowances the total gross salary is INR 36,091/-.
Ques. What is the marking scheme of RBI Assistant 2021?
Ans. For every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.
Ques. Is there any age limit to appear for RBI Assistant 2021?
Ans. Yes, there is an age limit, candidates must be between 20-28 years of age. However, for the reserved category candidates, there is age relaxation as well.
Ques. Can we self prepare for RBI Assistant exam?
Ans. Yes, with proper analysis of the exam a candidate can prepare himself/herself. You must be completely thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus and accordingly, the preparation strategy should be made.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.