Each year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Assistant Exam to address job openings for the role of Assistants across its various branches throughout India.
The RBI Assistant plays a pivotal role in tasks such as record-keeping, document verification, ensuring financial stability, managing the issuance and circulation of new currency, facilitating day-to-day transactions, handling Government Treasury operations, and responding to email communications, among other responsibilities.
On 13th September 2023, the Reserve Bank of India officially released the RBI Assistant Notification 2023 for the Assistant position in the Performance Year (PY) 2023.
This notification provides comprehensive information about the upcoming examination. As of 13th September 2023, the RBI Assistant 2023 application process is open for online submissions, accessible through www.rbi.org.in.
RBI Assistant 2023 Notification Out for 450 Posts
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released the notification for the recruitment of Assistant for the year 2023. This is a great opportunity for candidates seeking a career in the banking sector. The RBI Assistant exam is conducted annually to fill vacancies in various branches across the country. Interested candidates can apply for the exam online through the official website of RBI.
RBI Assistant 2023-Overview
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is tasked with nationwide recruitment for the RBI Assistant position. For those unfamiliar with the RBI Assistant Recruitment procedure, we have outlined key details about RBI Assistant 2023 in the table below for clarity.
|Organisation||Reserve Bank of India (RBI)|
|Selection Process||Prelims, Main Exams, Language Proficiency Test|
|Qualification||Graduates or relevant degree|
|Age Limit||20 years to 28 years (As on 1st September 2023)|
|RBI Assistant Salary||Rs. 47,849/-|
|Job Location||RBI Branches All over India|
|RBI Official Website||rbi.org.in|
The online application process for RBI Assistant 2023 has already started and the last date to apply is 4th October 2023. The tentative Preliminary exam is scheduled to be conducted 21st and 23rd October 2023. Candidates are advised to check the official notification for the exact dates and timings of the exam.
|RBI Assistant 2023 – Important Dates|
|RBI Assistant Notification 2023||13th September 2023|
|RBI Assistant Apply Online Starts||13th September 2023|
|RBI Assistant Apply Online Last Date||4th October 2023|
|RBI Assistant Prelims Admit Card||October 2023|
|RBI Assistant Exam Date 2023||21st and 23rd October 2023|
|RBI Assistant Prelims Result||November 2023|
|RBI Assistant Mains Admit Card||November 2023|
|RBI Assistant Mains Exam Date||2nd December 2023|
|RBI Assistant Mains Result||December 2023/January 2024|
|RBI Assistant Final Result||To be announce|
RBI Assistant Vacancy 2023
On the 13th of September 2023, the RBI Assistant Vacancy 2023 was officially revealed in conjunction with the RBI Assistant Notification 2023. For the current recruitment cycle, RBI has introduced a total of 450 vacancies for the position of Assistant through the RBI Assistant Recruitment 2023. Detailed information regarding the distribution of vacancies based on categories and states for RBI Assistant 2023 is provided below.
|RBI Assistant 2023: Vacancies|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||12||1||9||5||28||55||1||4(3)||1(1)||3(2)||2||5|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||0||1(1)||4||1||10||16||0||2(1)||0||1(1)||1||2|
Before applying for the RBI Assistant exam, candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the RBI. The basic eligibility criteria include:
RBI Assistant Nationality:A candidate is required to be
- A citizen of India or
- A subject of Nepal, or
- A subject of Bhutan, or
- A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
RBI Assistant Educational Qualification: The candidates who are willing to apply for RBI Assistant 2023 must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks in the aggregate final result. Knowledge of computers is a must with proficiency in languages for particular states.
Note: There is no need for a minimum of 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD categories (only pass class for SC/ST/PwBD candidates).
RBI Assistant Age Limit: A candidate must fall in the age group of 20 to 28 years to be eligible to apply for the RBI Assistant 2023 Exam. Check the age relaxation as per the government rules from the below table. Candidates who must have been born not earlier than 02/02/1994 and not later than 01/02/2002 (both days including) are only eligible to apply.
|SC/ST||5 Years i.e. up to 33 years|
|OBC||3 Years i.e. up to 31 years|
|PwD||10 Years for Gen
13 years for OBC
15 years for SC/ST
|Ex-Servicemen||To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years.|
|Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married||10 Years|
|Candidates, holding working experience of RBI||To the extent of the number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.|
RBI Assistant 2023 Selection Process
RBI Assistant 2023 exam is going to be conducted in three phases
- Language Proficiency Test (LPT)
The preliminary examination has three sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language.
The mains exam has five different sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.
There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for the wrong answers attempted by the candidate. No marks will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank.
RBI Assistant 2023 Application Fee
The candidates have to pay the requisite application fee while submitting their RBI Assistant Application Form.
- SC/ST/PWD/EXS. (Intimation Charges): Rs.50/-
- OBC/General/EWS candidates (Examination fees+ Intimation Charges): Rs 450/-
Note: Please note that the Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fees and intimation charges.
RBI Assistant 2023 Exam Pattern
The RBI Assistant exam is conducted in two phases: Preliminary and Main. The Preliminary exam consists of three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The Main exam consists of five sections: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness. Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the Main exam.
Check the RBI Assistant 2023 Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains below:
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern Prelims: The first stage for RBI Assistant 2023 is the Preliminary Examination which consists of three sections- English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. The duration of the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam is 1 hour (60 minutes) which is divided into sectional timing, 20 minutes for each section and the marks distribution has been tabulated below:
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern: The candidates qualifying in RBI Assistant Prelims Exam will have to appear in RBI Assistant Mains Exam. There were be 5 sections namely English, Quantitative, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. In this phase, the time duration is 135 minutes which is distributed section-wise as tabulated below:
|Subject/ Section||Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allotted|
|English Language||40||40||30 minutes|
|Computer Knowledge||40||40||20 minutes|
|General Awareness||40||40||25 minutes|
RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test
The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main online examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned as detailed below). Candidates not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified from the selection process.
How to Apply
Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the RBI Assistant exam through the official website of RBI. The online application process involves filling in personal details, educational qualifications, and uploading scanned copies of photograph and signature. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling the form and ensure that all the information provided is accurate.
Admit Card and Result
The admit card for the RBI Assistant exam will be available for download from the official website. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their registration number and date of birth. The result of the exam will be declared on the official website. Candidates can check their result by entering their roll number and date of birth.
The RBI Assistant exam is a golden opportunity for candidates aspiring to work in the banking sector. With a total of 450 vacancies, this year’s recruitment drive is expected to be highly competitive. Interested candidates are advised to start their preparation early and stay updated with the official website for any updates regarding the exam. Best of luck to all the aspirants!