RBI Assistants Recruitment 2017 starts!!

RBI Assistants Recruitment 2017 starts

Bank job aspirants have another opportunity to work with India’s central bank. RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has started its recruitment process for the post of Assistant.

About RBI

The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. The Central Office is where the Governor sits and where policies are formulated. Though originally privately owned, since nationalization in 1949, the Reserve Bank is fully owned by the Government of India.

No. of Vacancies

The total number of vacancies is 623

Important Dates

Event Date
Start of Online Application 18th October 2017
Last date of Online Application 10th November 2017
Admit Card release First week of November 2017
Assistant – Prelim Exam 27th & 28th November 2017
Main Exam – Prelim Exam 20th December 2017
Final Result March 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Criteria:

  • Age limit – Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 1st October 2017.

Relaxation in age limit:

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years.
OBC 3 years.
PWD SC/ST – 15 years;

OBC – 13 years;

General – 10 years.

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.
Widows/Divorced women/Women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years.
J&K domicile during 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 By 5 years.
Candidates having work experience in RBI To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.


Educational Qualification: Minimum educational qualification required is different category:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates).


Selection Procedure:

  • Prelim Examination
S No. Name of Tests


No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  


  • Main Examination
S No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
2 Test of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200  


  • Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – The candidates provisionally selected from the main on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT).


  1. There will be negative marking of 1/4th negative marks
  2. Only those candidates will be called for Language Proficiency Test who stand sufficiently high in merit on the aggregate marks of the Objective tests
  3. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the online main examination, biometric verification and Language Proficiency Test taken together in order of merit.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official job portal of RBI i.e.; https://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx
  • Click on “Recruitment related announcements”
  • Click on “Recruitment for the post of Assistant”
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration”
  • Fill in the details as instructed in the form
  • Cross check the details and click on “FINAL SUBMIT” tab
  • Click on “Payment” tab and proceed for payment of fee
  • Click on “Submit” tab.

Exam Fee:

Category Exam Fee
General/OBC Candidates 450 Rs
SC/ST candidates 50 Rs


  • Exam fee can be paid Online only;
  • The payment can be made by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/IMPS/Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets;
  • Bank/Card transactions are to be borne by candidates only.

For further details, candidates are advised to click here and check the official notification.

Stay tuned for further updates!!

All the best!!