RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 – Reserve Bank of India invites applications for 623 post of Assistant in various offices of the bank. RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 notification was released on October 18, 2017. Candidates who are eligible as per rules of the recruitment can apply online. The last date to apply for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 is November 10, 2017. The selection process comprises of three things namely preliminary exam, main exam, language proficiency test. RBI is conducting preliminary exam on November 27 & 28, 2017. After that it is conducting main exam on December 20, 2017. Get here all updates of RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 including notification, dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, result, cut off.

Latest: RBI has released corrigendum Display of Roll Numbers of Finally Selected Candidates for Appointment in the Bank’s Mumbai Office. Click here to check it.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017

The Reserve Bank of India is a prominent banking institution in India. Almost every year it conducts RBI Assistant Recruitment. Once again it has come out with RBI Assistant Recruitment for 623 vacancies for year 2017-2018. Important dates of RBI Assistant 2017 are as follows.

Important Event Date
Publication of RBI Assistant recruitment notification 18 Oct 2017
Opening of website link for online registrations for interested candidates 18 Oct 2017
Last date until which candidates can apply online 10 Nov 2017
Candidates can get roll number and call letter from(Preliminary) 16 Nov 2017
Conduct of RBI Assistant 2017 Preliminary exam 27, 28 Nov 2017
Conduct of RBI Assistant 2017 Main exam 20 Dec 2017

Apart from the dates above, others will be updated as and when the events take place. Some of the key events include the release of RBI Assistant Admit Card 2017, declaration of RBI Assistant Result 2017.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 Overview

Post Assistant
Vacancies 623
Department Various offices of Reserve Bank of India
Pay Scale Basic pay of Rs 14,650 per month (Rs 13,150 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) and other allowances. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately Rs 32,528 including HRA
Age Minimum Age: 20 years.
Maximum Age: 28 years.
Candidate should be born between 02/10/1989 and 01/10/1997.
Essential Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC / ST / PWD candidates).
Selection Prelims: English language (30 qs), Numerical ability (35 qs), Reasoning ability (35 qs). 100 marks. 1 hour.
Mains: Reasoning (40 qs), English language (40 qs), Numerical ability (40 qs), General awareness (40 qs), Computer knowledge (40 qs). 200 marks.
LPT: In the official / local language of the state concerned


Knowing the number of vacancies is crucial for applicants. It helps one estimate the competition as well as chances of selection. It is important to realize that apart from vertical reservation between Gen, OBC, SC, ST; there is also horizontal reservation for PWD, EXS. The exact vacancy details for RBI Assistant 2017 Recruitment are as follows.

Office Gen SC ST OBC Tot
Ahmedabad 8 0 7 4 19
Bengaluru 13 6 2 4 25
Bhopal 12 1 12 0 25
Bhubaneswar 8 5 3 1 17
Chandigarh 7 4 1 1 13
Chennai 8 3 0 4 15
Guwahati 18 3 9 6 36
Hyderabad 8 4 1 3 16
Jaipur 6 2 3 2 13
Jammu 11 2 4 6 23
Kanpur and Lucknow 22 9 1 12 44
Kolkata 12 9 0 2 23
Mumbai 129 26 31 78 264
Nagpur 8 0 4 3 15
New Delhi 24 9 0 14 47
Patna 7 7 1 0 15
Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi 7 2 0 4 13
Total 308 92 79 144 623

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 Eligibility Criteria

RBI Assistant 2017 Recruitment eligibility criteria is as fixed by the Reserve Bank of India. Know all about eligibility criteria here:

Age: As on 1st October 2017, the candidate can be between 20 to 28 years old. In other words, he/she should be born not earlier than 2nd October 1989 and 1st October 1997.

Relaxation in upper age limit: There is an applicable age relaxation in the upper age limit which is as follows.

S.No. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC / ST By 5 years i.e. up to 33 years
2 OBC By 3 years i.e. up to 31 years
3 PWD By 10 years (Gen) 13 years (OBC) 15 years (SC / ST)
4 EXS To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.
5 Widows / divorced women / women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
6 Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989. By 5 years
7 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.

Educational qualification: A candidate having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with at least 50% marks in aggregate is compulsory. However, for SC / ST / OBC candidates, only pass marks are required. In addition, candidate must also possess knowledge of word processing on PC.

RBI Assistant 2017 Application Form

Application form can be filled at the official website of Reserve Bank of India only. The Reserve Bank of India will not accept any other mode if application. Eligible candidates can apply as per following rules.

  • Before applying candidates must check eligibility conditions.
  • The instructions for RBI Assistant Online Application Form 2017 is available on rbi.org.in. Candidates must refer to that in the first place.
  • Candidates must most importantly apply online as per schedule.
  • The application fee is Rs 50 for SC / ST / PWD / EXS, and Rs 450 for OBC / General.
  • Process of filling RBI Assistant Online Application Form 2017 involves 5 steps: (i) Registration (ii) Enter details in application form (iii) Upload photograph and signature (iv) Pay application fee (v) Submit form.

Important notes:

  • If a candidate requires, and is eligible for, getting services of a scribe, then he/she must mention that in the RBI Assistant Online Application Form 2017.
  • No changes will be done to the community status.
  • Enter percentage obtained in graduation, calculated to nearest two decimal places. If CGPA / OGPA is available, then convert it into percentage.

RBI Assistant 2017 Admit Card

Candidates can download call letter from the RBI website. Availability of admit card for RBI Assistant Preliminary / Main exams is as per schedule. Key details regarding RBI Assistant 2017 Call Letter are elaborated in points below.

What is call letter: RBI Assistant 2017 Call Letter is the admit card issued to applicant in order to appear in exam. Before every exam (prelims / main), RBI releases admit card for every candidate.

How to download: Log in with registration number and date of birth / password.

Contents in the call letter: It will have name of candidate, roll number, instructions, exam centre address.

Call letter by post: No. RBI Assistant 2017 Call Letter can only be downloaded online. In addition the bank may send an intimation by email.

Preliminary Exam

All candidates who apply in response to the notification of RBI Assistant 2017 Recruitment must first of all appear in the prelims. Exam pattern of RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 is as follows.

Name of test Number of questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The online test will be of 1 hour.

Main Exam

Only those who qualify as per result of RBI Assistant Preliminary 2017 can appear in RBI Assistant Main Exam 2017. Exam pattern of RBI Assistant Main 2017 is as follows.

Name of test Number of questions Maximum Marks Time
Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
Test of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Test of Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
Test of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
200 200

Language Proficiency Test

The exam that follows declaration of result of RBI Assistant Main 2017 is RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test 2017. LPT would be held in the official / local language of the concerned state.

RBI Assistant 2017 Result

As can be seen above, there are three levels to clear to get RBI Assistant 2017 Recruitment for 623 vacancies. For prelims and mains, RBI decides upon cut off score. Decision regarding cut off depends on factors such as difficulty level of exam, average performance of candidates, minimum requirement of bank. Then those candidates who get marks equal to or more than the cut off are declared as qualified in the RBI Assistant 2017 Result. This process takes place for prelims as well as mains. However for LPT simply a minimum qualifying line is fixed. One needs to qualify that. If a candidate has cleared both prelims and mains but could not qualify LPT, then he/she will not be selected.

RBI Assistant Cut Off

Cut off score will be available after declaration of result. In the meantime candidates can refer to last year cut offs to get an idea. However, even after knowing past year cut off, one should aim high and not just to get the cut off. A better score means better chances of selection.

RBI Assistant Prelims Cut Offs 2016

RBI Assistant Mains Cut Offs 2016

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