Course Description


The Reserve Bank of India is the regulatory body under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. RBI Assistant is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at the national level. The selection process for RBI Assistant is done in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test. Here is this video you will get to know about what is RBI Assistant Recruitment, its Application Process, Job Profile, Pay Scale & other relevant details.

Eligibility criteria

Nationality: A candidate is required to be

(a) a citizen of India or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
(e) 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.

Age Limit

A candidate must range between 20-28 years of age to be eligible for RBI Assistant Exam. Age relaxation is given to candidates belonging to the reserved category. The age relaxations granted by the Government of India is mentioned in the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 Years i.e. up to 33 years
OBC3 Years i.e. up to 31 years
PwD10 Years for Gen
13 years for OBC
15 years for SC/ST
Ex-ServicemenTo 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-married10 Years
Candidates, holding working experience of RBITo the extent of the number of years of such experience, subject to a maximum of 3 years.

RBI Assistant Educational Qualification

A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 50% (pass class for SC/ST/PwBD candidates) and above in any discipline to be eligible for the RBI Assistant Exam. He/She must hold knowledge of computers as well as have proficiency in the official language of the concerned state of Union Territory.

Exam pattern

The candidates have to primarily appear in the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam, which is the screening stage to shortlist candidates for Mains Exam.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who qualify in the Prelims Exam will be eligible to appear for RBI Assistant Mains Exam for which the exam pattern has been mentioned below.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language404030 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude404030 minutes
Reasoning Ability404030 minutes
Computer Knowledge404020 minutes
General Awareness404025 minutes
Total200200135 minutes

Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main online examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). Based on the score of the preliminary examination students are qualified for the Mains exam. It is mandatory for all the candidates to qualify for these three rounds to ensure final selection to the post of Assistant in Reserve Bank of India.


The RBI Assistant Exam has a predefined syllabus for all the sections for both the preliminary examination and mains examination. The detailed RBI Assistant Syllabus  of the examination is discussed below:

English LanguageGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeComputer KnowledgeReasoning
Reading ComprehensionCurrent World NewsTime and DistanceLanguagesNumber Series
SynonymsCurrent India NewsTime and WorkBasic Hardware and SoftwareBlood Relations
AntonymsGeography ConceptsHCF and LCMHistory of ComputersAnalogy
Sentence CorrectionHistory ConceptsSimple and Compound InterestDevicesOdd Man Out
Word MeaningsPolitical ScienceProblems on Trains Number Series
 Current AffairsAverageCoding and Decoding
 Allegations and ComparisonDirections Based Concept
ProbabilityRow Arrangements
Permutation and CombinationSymbols
PipesStatement Reading, Understanding

Application fee

Applicants are required to pay Rs. 450 (for General and OBC Candidate) or Rs. 50 (for Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD) as their Application Fee for RBI Assistant Exam. He/She can pay the application fee online using net banking or by any credit/debit card.

Please note that no application fee is required to be paid by the RBI staff.

CategoryAmount / Fee
For OBC/General CandidatesRs. 450/-
For SC/ST/PWD/EXS CandidatesRs. 50/-

How to apply

Here are the steps to apply for RBI Assistant exam:

1. Visit the official website of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at https://www.rbi.org.in/.

2. Go to the “Opportunities@RBI” section and click on the “Current Vacancies” tab.

3. Look for the advertisement for the RBI Assistant exam and click on it to read the details.

4. Check the eligibility criteria for the exam and ensure that you meet all the requirements.

5. Click on the “Apply Online” link and register yourself by providing your basic details such as name, email ID, phone number, etc.

6. Once you have registered, fill in the application form with all the necessary details such as personal information, educational qualifications, work experience, etc.

7. Upload your photograph, signature, and other relevant documents as per the specifications mentioned in the application form.

8. Pay the application fee online using a debit card, credit card, or net banking.

9. After submitting the application form, take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

10. Keep checking the official website for updates on the exam date, admit card, and result.


  • What is RBI Assistant exam?
    RBI Assistant is a national level exam conducted by the Reserve Bank of India to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Assistant in its various branches across the country.
  • What are the eligibility criteria for RBI Assistant exam?
    The eligibility criteria for RBI Assistant exam include a minimum age of 20 years and a maximum age of 28 years, a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade, and other specific requirements depending on the category of the candidate.
  • What is the exam pattern for RBI Assistant exam?
    The RBI Assistant exam consists of three phases – Preliminary, Main, and Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Preliminary exam is an online test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions from subjects such as English Language, Reasoning, and Numerical Ability. Main exam is also an online test and consists of five sections – English Language, Reasoning, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. LPT is the final stage of the selection process.
  • What is the syllabus for RBI Assistant exam?
    The syllabus for RBI Assistant exam includes subjects such as English Language, Reasoning, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge.
  • What is the salary of an RBI Assistant?
    The starting salary of an RBI Assistant is Rs. 45,050/-per month (approx.) along with various other allowances and benefits.
  • How to prepare for RBI Assistant exam?
    To prepare for RBI Assistant exam, candidates should have a proper study plan, a good understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus, and should solve previous year question papers and mock tests. It is also recommended to refer to standard books and study material and stay updated with current affairs.