Reserve Bank of India will hold a language proficiency test for candidates who qualify in RBI Assistant Main Exam 2017. Main exam has already been on December 20, 2017. Now its result will be announced in January or February 2018. Once the result is out, those who clear the mains exam will appear in LPT which tests their proficiency in local language.
Language Proficiency Test
Each office prescribes a particular language/languages. Candidates have to take a test in that language and only if they clear it they are considered for selection.
Office wise languages for LPT
- Ahmedabad – Gujarati
- Bengaluru – Kannada
- Bhopal – Hindi
- Bhubaneswar – Oriya
- Chandigarh – Punjabi / Hindi
- Chennai – Tamil
- Guwahati – Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri
- Hyderabad – Telugu
- Jaipur – Hindi
- Jammu – Urdu / Hindi
- Kanpur & Lucknow – Hindi
- Kolkata – Bengali
- Mumbai – Marathi
- Nagpur – Marathi / Hindi
- New Delhi – Hindi
- Patna – Hindi
- Thiruvananthapuram – Malayalam
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Candidates may also note that LPT plays an important role in selection.
Final selection will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the online main examination, biometric verification and Language Proficiency Test taken together in order of merit.
What is asked in RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test?
Questions in RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test 2017-2018 shall be on official language (see list above).
The Reserve Bank of India, in its official notification for Assistant recruitment 2017, does not mention format or particulars of LPT. However as per candidates who have prior experience of this exam have said that it consists of a subjective exam.
Usually there is a passage in the local language. You have to understand it first. Then you have to see questions based upon that passage and give clear answers in that language only.
How to prepare for RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test 2017-2018?
If you had studied official language in class 10 (secondary) or class 12 (intermediate), then you can simply revise basic grammar and reading-writing. However if you are absolutely new to that language then you should take assistance of a teacher who can quickly teach you that language well.
It is important to clear LPT. The banks require you to do so since once you are posted in that bank in that state, then you will have to deal with local customers who will speak in that language.