Reserve Bank of India Assistants Examination Details

Eligibility Criteria for (As on the date mentioned in the notification)
(I) Educational Qualifications: At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.

ii) A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependants 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 defence service.

iii) Candidates applying for 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.

(II) Age: Between 18 and 28 years.

Selection Procedure and Scheme of Exam:
Scheme of the examination will be computer based (Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern) Online Test consists of five modules, viz.- Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness and Test of Computer Knowledge.


Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks



Test of Reasoning



2 hours or 120 minutes


Test of English Language




Test of Numerical Ability




Test of General Awareness




Test of Computer Knowledge







Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Career Prospects:
(i) Pay Scale:
Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.8,860/- per month (i.e. Rs.8,040/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates only) in the scale of Rs.8,040 – 410 – 9270 – 500 – 11,270 – 550 – 13,470 – 650 – 15,420 – 720 – 16,140 – 990 – 20,100 (20 years) and other allowances, viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately Rs.24,429/-

(ii) Career Growth (Class 3 and 4)
It is a clerical job as you do entries of inward & outward mail and data entry work. There may not be transfers. Promotions like Senior Assistant, Special Assistant, Record Clerk, Attendant (maintenance and catering), and Security guards etc. and after three years there will be Departmental Exam for promoting to Assistant Manager. It is a great opportunity to promote to Grade B officer in RBI after three years even though you entered as an Assistant. There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades. Selected candidates are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.
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