RBI Assistant Eligibility 2017: Age Limit & Educational Qualification

Candidates should fulfill the following criteria to apply for RBI Assistant Examination.

Age Limit for RBI Assistant Examination

A) The Minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years and the maximum age is 28 years as on 01st October 2017.

B) This Eligibility means that the candidate should not be born earlier than 02nd October 1989 and not later than 01 October 1997 in which both the dates are inclusive.

C) Only, if the candidate is born in between the years mentioned above then only he/she is eligible to apply for RBI Assistant 2017 exam.


There is some age relaxation for the students of RBI Assistant in different categories which are stated below:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PwD 10 Years for Gen, 13 years for OBC & 15 years for SC/ST
Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service provided by them to Armed Forces+ 3 years additional (Up to 50 Years)
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married 10 Years
Candidates who were domiciles in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in between the period 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 Years
Candidates, holding working experience of RBI Years of Experience (Maximum 3 years)


NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Candidates seeking age relaxation need to submit the copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of interview.


Educational Qualification Required for RBI Assistant Examination

i) The Candidate is supposed to have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline as on 01st October 2017 with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on Personal Computer (PC).

ii) If a candidate is belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) then he/she 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 a post in a recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state or any of the states he/she is applying from.

iv) Candidates, those are in the final semester/year of the graduation can also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview/joining, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 01st October 2017.



Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for the post of RBI Assistant Examination.


Number of Attempts

There are no fixed numbers of attempts for this examination. Students those who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for RBI Assistant Examination.

Don’t forget to read about the RBI Grade B selection process and the RBI Assistant Syllabus as it will help you know more about the exam. Check Frequently Asked Questions for RBI Assistant Examination to clear your doubts.