RBI Assistant 2021 Prelims Result, Mains exam dates (2020 Out), Cut off, Scorecard, Selection Process

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Mar 31, 2021

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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

Latest Update:

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

RBI Asst. Important Dates

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates 
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

RBI Asst. Highlights

RBI Assistant Recruitment Highlights

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 Mode Online
Application Fee Gen/OBC/EWS: INR 450, SC/ST/ PwD/EXS: INR 50
Exam Mode Online

Check RBI Assistant 2020 Prelims Paper Analysis

RBI Asst. Result

RBI Assistant 2021 Result

Candidates can check the result on the official website soon after it is released. 

  • RBI Assistant 2021 Prelims Result is tentatively expected in March 2021. 
  • The results will be available on the official website in PDF Format.
  • The cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam, and the interview will be considered to prepare the final merit list of candidates.
  • Candidates will be ranked on the basis of this and an appointment letter will be given by RBI to these candidates

Check RBI Assistant 2020 Prelims Result

RBI Assistant Cutoff

RBI Assistant Exam 2021 Cut-Off

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.

Section Wise Prelims Cut Off

English 9.00 10.00 11.00
Reasoning Ability 10.00 11.00 12.00
Numerical Ability 10.00 12.00 13.00

Check RBI Assistant Cut-off marks trends in details here

RBI Asst. Eligibility

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria

RBI has prescribed the following criteria for candidates to be eligible for this recruitment exam:

RBI Assistant Eligibility: Age Limit (as on December 1, 2019)

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.

RBI Assistant Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates).
  • Candidates must have knowledge of word processing on PC.
  • Candidates applying for a post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting office.
  • A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defense service.
RBI Assistant Vacancies

RBI Assistant 2021 Vacancies

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

RBI Assistant Application Form

RBI Assistant Application Forms for 2021 was available for filing up till January 16, 2021. Application fee for RBI Assistant 2021 is given below:

  • General, EWS & OBC Candidate: INR 450
  • SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXS: INR 50

Steps to fill RBI Application Form

  • Visit the official webpage i.e.,
  • Select the link ‘Click here’ for New Registration.
  • Enter all the details asked & click on ‘Submit’
  • The registration number will be generated and sent to your registered mobile number and email id.
  • Now find the link for login and login using this registration number.
  • Complete the application form with the requisite details.
  • Upload photograph and signature & Click on ‘final submit’.
  • Pay the requisite application fees.
  • Download a copy of the application form after the final submission for future reference.
RBI Asst. Admit card

RBI Assistant 2021 Admit Card 

  • RBI Assistant 2021 examination Admit Card will be released in February 2021.
  • It will be available in online mode only at the official site
  • The last date to download RBI Assistant Admit Card will be the exam date.
  • The candidate will not be allowed to sit without RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 examination Admit card.

Candidates should go through the details present on the admit card and should make sure that details present are complete and correct.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

  • Total time allotted for Preliminary exam is 60 minutes, that means the duration to attempt each section will be 20 minutes.
  • For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted from final score.
  • It is a qualifying exam i.e. on the basis of this candidate will be allowed to attempt main examination.

The question paper pattern for the preliminary exam will be in the following format:

S. No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Main Examination

  • RBI Main consists total of 200 questions.
  • For every correct answer 1 mark is awarded and for incorrect 0.25 will be deducted. 

The question paper pattern for the Main exam will be in the following format:

Sr. No. Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (mins)
1 Reasoning 40 40 30
2 English Language 40 40 30
3 Numerical Ability 40 40 20
4 General Awareness 40 40 25
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40 30
Total 200 200 135

Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

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.

RBI Asst.Syllabus

RBI Assistant Syllabus

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 -
- - Pipes Symbols -
- - Permutation and Combination - -
RBI Asst. Salary

RBI Assistant 2021 Salary

  • The Basic Pay will be around INR 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 INR 36,091/- per month.

Frequently Asked Questions

RBI Assistant 2021 FAQs

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.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


lakshay kakkar
Does RBI recruit candidates for Assistant post every year?
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. See it depends upon the number of vacancies in a particular year, so we can predict in advance.
Further details related to the application process are presented here.

soumya priyadarshini das
Is there any exam in 2021 and how to apply?

HI Soumya

Visit on our website of RBI Assistant Application to check out the exam registration details. YOu will find the application procedure and the eligibility criteria of the exam.

I want apply this but I am not login so it directly asking registration no so can u please give me official link
abdul nazir

Hi Kalaburgi, You can register yourself for the upcoming exam till January 16,2021. The notification is made available on the RBI official website with all details and dates. The prelims are tentatively scheduled for March 2020. Visit RBI Assistant 2021 for details.

I need link to register
abdul nazir

Hi Anupama, The recruitment notification for 2021 is yet to be released on the official website and the process of registration will be open till January 2021 tentatively. There will be 3 stages of exam and application mode will be online. To get more details visit RBI Assistant 2021.

kashish tomar
how to prepare for rbi assistant exam?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. First of all set your daily goals, plan your daily tasks accordingly. Make sure that you practice last year question papers as well to get a good score. More important preparation tips are presented here.

arushi thankur
Do I need to select separate exam centres for preliminary and mains exam?
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. Yes, candidates are supposed to select sep arate RBI Assistant exam centres for preliminary and mains exam. The link to change exam center for RBI Assistant Mains 2020 will be available soon. Other details are mentioned here.


arushi thankur
What is the minimum percentage in graduation for applying to RBI Assistant 2020 exam?
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. The minimum percentage required in graduation is at least 50% (relaxation is given to SC/ST/PWD candidates). It is mandatory for the candidates to have the knowledge of word processing on PC. Check other details here.

komal khedekar
i need registration link for the post of rbi assistance
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Komal, link for RBI Assistant registration would become functional from Nov 10, 2019 (tentatively).
razak m
Unable to register due still year is reflecting there is 2017...getting error saying that application date has expired....Any suggestions...???
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Razak, application process for exam of this session is expected to start from Nov 10, 2019. Thus, you will be able to apply once the application forms are released on the official website of RBI.
dhiraj meena
hello sir/mam i have completed my graduation in BBA with 48% marks. And i am from ST category can i apply for this post?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dhiraj, yes, you can apply for this exam as there is no minimum percentage criteria to be eligible for it.
komal khedekar
hello sir i did not got registration link to registered for this post.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Komal, applications are expected to be available on the official website from Nov 10, 2019 (tentatively).
rutuja narendra khedekar
hello sir i am applying for the post of rbi assistant exam but i am having the 49.83 percentage in tybcom sem 6 so sir i have one doubt this 50 marks are consider for only sem 6 means last semister in tybcom or the aggregate percenatge of sem 1 to sem 6 please help me sir
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rutuja, minimum required percentage is the aggregate percentage of the candidate in graduation and is not for individual semesters. Thus, you are eligible.
rutuja narendra khedekar
Thank you mam for your help so i can calculate the aggregate marks of sem 1 to sem 6 is it right mam
shobhna chaturvedi
Yes, aggregate (i.e. marks in 6/8 semesters) is to be calculated only. All the best!
sharath a
do you have any updates on when RBI will release notifications for RBI assistant
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sharath, till now, there are no updates on application dates for this exam. However, it is expected that official notification for the same will get released by second week of November, 2019.
dipali kadam
Can you send the official application link?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dipali, the application form has not been released yet by the official website. As soon as any official notification is released, it will be updated here.
hello, I need to know what will the age limit criteria this year. From which moth they can specifically start count the age.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Prachi, candidates who are 20 years old or more and are less than 28 years of age are eligible to take the exam. Age will be considered as on Oct 1, 2019.

deepika ganeshan
Wanted to know the exam dates and procedure for the application.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Deepika, RBI Assistant Prelims is scheduled to conducted on Nov 27 and Nov 28, 2019. You can go through the Application Process for the exam from here.

nivethini elsa
I have completed my bsc.biotech in 2017. Am i eligible?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nivethini, yes, you are eligible for the exam provided you satisfy the percentage criteria mentioned above.
amit bijta
I am from Himachal Pradesh, can I apply for RBI Assistant post ??
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Amit, yes, you may apply for this exam as applications are invited from all the states across the nation. But apart from the state, candidate must also satisfy other criteria such as age, minimum percentage criteria and others.
surekha chinu
Are the final year students of arts
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Surekha, no, only those students who have completed their graduation will be considered eligible to apply for this exam.
Aur open university graduates student bhi apply kar sakte hai kya is post ke liye ?