RBI Assistant Recruitment 2018: Frequently Asked Questions

We are going to share Some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Notification of RBI Assistant Recruitment 2018. RBI will release vacancies of Assistant later this year. It is indeed a great opportunity to secure a career in central bank of the country, Reserve Bank of India.

1.  What is the age eligibility criteria for the post of RBI Assistant 2017?

Age (as on 01.10.2017)

Between 20 and 28 years.

Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/10/1989 and not later than 01/10/1997 (both days including) are only eligible to apply.

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit:

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under :

Sr. No.

Category

 

Relaxation in Age

 

(i)

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)

 

By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years

 

(ii)

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

 

By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years

 

(iii)

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

 

By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)

 

(iv)

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.

 

(v)

Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married

 

By 10 years

 

(vi)

Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.

 

By 5 years

 

(vii)

Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India

 

To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.

 

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

Caste Criteria:

  • Candidate’s seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC, shall have to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma ONLY, meant for appointment to posts under the Government of India from the designated authority indicating clearly the candidate’s caste, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognised as SC/ST/OBC and the Village/Town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of. They must also ensure that the name of their caste/community and its spelling in their caste/community certificate should be exactly as mentioned in the lists notified by the central government from time to time (for OBC category list of castes recognized by the Govt. of India as OBC castes in the central list is available on the site http://www.ncbc.nic.in, for ST category the list caste for each state is available on the site www.ncst.nic.in and for SC category the list of castes for each state is available on the site http://www.socialjustice.nic.in). A certificate containing any variation in the caste name will not be accepted. Further, the OBC certificate should also clearly indicate that the candidate does not belong to the creamy layer as defined by the Government of India for applying to posts and services under the Central Government.
  • The OBC claim of a candidate will be determined in relation to the State (or part of the State) to which his/her father originally belongs. A candidate who has migrated from one State (or part of the State) to another should, therefore, produce an OBC certificate which should have been issued to him/her based on his/her father’s OBC certificate from the State to which he (father) originally belongs.
  • No change in the community status already indicated in the online application by a candidate for this examination will be allowed.

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of document verification.

(b) Educational Qualifications (as on 01.10.2017) :

  1. 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.
  2. 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 defence service.
  • 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.

Note:

  1. The date of passing eligibility will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
  2. Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into a percentage and indicated in the online application. If called for document verification, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks by the candidates in terms of norms.
  3. Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all the semester(s)/year(s) by aggregating maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional/additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on the basis of Honors marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 49.99% will be treated as less that 50%.

2. I am in final year of my graduation, am I eligible to apply for this recruitment?
No, you are not eligible. To apply for Assistant, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation as on 1st October 2017.

3. What is the Application fee for RBI Assistant recruitment 2017?

The application fee can be paid through debit/credit card or you can also use net banking.

Category Amount
OBC/General Rs. 450/-
SC/ST/PWD/EXS Rs. 50/-

4. How many times can I appear for this RBI Assistant Exam? 

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

5. What is the salary structure of the posts under this recruitment?

Let us now discuss one of the most important factors of RBI Assistant post, for which you are applying!

(i) Pay Scale of RBI Assistant:

Candidates after selection will draw a basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years). They will also be entitled to various other perks and allowances such as:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • City Compensatory Allowance
  • Transport Allowance

(ii) RBI Assistant In-Hand Salary:

The initial gross emoluments or the in-hand salary of RBI Assistant at present stands at approximately ₹ 32528/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15%.

6. How many total phases are there in this exam and what is the selection procedure?

RBI Assistant Selection procedure is based on 3 major aspects. Those are given below:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Language Proficiency

RBI Assistant – Prelims

The First phase of RBI Assistant selection procedure is prelims exam. It is an objective type of tests which will consist of 100 questions with a time duration of 1 hour. The following is the table showing the complete exam pattern for RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 prelims exam.

 

Sr. No. Name of the Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour.
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

 

Candidates need to secure the marks set by RBI to clear the sectional as well as state- wise cut off and qualify for the next round of selection procedure i.e. Mains. Marks obtained in the Prelims will be not considered for the final selection of RBI Assistant Selection procedure.

RBI Assistant – Mains Examination

Mains exam is the Second & the most important stage under RBI Assistant Selection Procedure. Mains exam holds an important role in the RBI Assistant Selection Procedure. The Overall Selection is based on the marks obtained by a candidate in the mains exam, so it is very important for a student to score more marks in the mains exam. As just cracking the cut off will not help you to reserve your seat as RBI Assistant.

Mains exam is also an objective test consist of 200 marks with a total time duration of 2 hours. Below is the table showing detailed exam pattern for RBI Assistant Mains exam.

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Test of Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours
2. Test of English Language 40 40
3. Test of Numerical Ability 40 40
4. Test of General Awareness 40 40
5. Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

 

You will have to clear the sectional, as well as the overall RBI Assistant cut off to pass at the RBI Assistant Final result.

RBI Assistant – Language Proficiency Test

This is the third & final stage of RBI Assistant selection procedure. For recruitment of RBI Assistant proficiency in the local language as specified below shall be an essential Qualification: –

a) Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language.

b) Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in the local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.

7. What is the structure of Phase 1 online Examination for the post of  RBI Assistant?

RBI Assistant Selection procedure is based on 3 major aspects. Those are given below:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Language Proficiency

RBI Assistant – Prelims

The First phase of RBI Assistant selection procedure is prelims exam. It is an objective type of tests which will consist of 100 questions with a time duration of 1 hour. The following is the table showing the complete exam pattern for RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 prelims exam.

 

Sr. No. Name of the Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour.
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

 

Candidates need to secure the marks set by RBI to clear the sectional as well as state- wise cut off and qualify for the next round of selection procedure i.e. Mains. Marks obtained in the Prelims will be not considered for the final selection of RBI Assistant Selection procedure.

8. What is the structure of Phase 2 (Mains) online Examination for the post of RBI Assistant?

Mains exam is the Second & the most important stage under RBI Assistant Selection Procedure. Mains exam holds an important role in the RBI Assistant Selection Procedure. The Overall Selection is based on the marks obtained by a candidate in the mains exam, so it is very important for a student to score more marks in the mains exam. As just cracking the cut off will not help you to reserve your seat as RBI Assistant.

Mains exam is also an objective test consist of 200 marks with a total time duration of 2 hours. Below is the table showing detailed exam pattern for RBI Assistant Mains exam.

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Test of Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours
2. Test of English Language 40 40
3. Test of Numerical Ability 40 40
4. Test of General Awareness 40 40
5. Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

 

You will have to clear the sectional, as well as the overall RBI Assistant cut off to pass at the RBI Assistant Final result

You can go through the syllabus of RBI Assistant Examination from the link below :

RBI Assistant 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern