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In this blog today, PracticeMock is going to cover a detailed analysis of the RBI Assistant job. The job of an assistant working at RBI is highly reputable. The job is lucrative in terms of salary and career growth. The official notification isn’t out yet. But it is being expected soon. Many aspirants every year wait eagerly for this very notification as it’s a preferred job for many and it also offers a route to enter RBI apart from the RBI Grade B examination.   

Important Dates

Here are all the important dates along with the tentative exam dates for Prelims & Mains:

Website Link Open17.02.2022 to 08.03.2022
Payment of Examination Fees (Online)17.02.2022 to 08.03.2022
Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative)March 26 & 27, 2022*
Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative)May 2022*

Here are the following parameters included for the job analysis: 

  1. Selection Process   
  2. Job Profile   
  3. Salary Structure   
  4. Career Growth   
  5. Posting/Transfer Policy   
  6. Bond Signing    

A Basic Overview 

CATEGORY:   RBI Assistant  
JOB PROFILE   file maintenance, MIS generation, management of data and drafting letters.  
POSTING   Urban   
PROMOTIONS   After 2-3 years   
TRANSFER   After 3-5 years   
EXAMINATION TYPE   Online: Prelims + Main + language proficiency  
BOND   2 years   

Selection Procedure    

The overall selection process is exactly the same for both exams.     

RBI Assistant  
An objective examination along with a descriptive test during mains. 3 Rounds of the selection process:  Prelims, Mains, Personal Interview    

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021   

For Phase 1 – Prelims – RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021   

Name of Tests   No. of Qs   Max. Marks   Total Time   
English Language   30   30   20 minutes   
Numerical Ability   35   35   20 minutes   
Reasoning Ability   35   35   20 minutes   
Total   100   100   60 minutes   

Note: This will be an Online Test (Objective Based)   

0.25 negative marking will be applicable for every wrong answer   

For Phase 2 – Mains – RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021   

Name of Tests   No. of Qs   Max. Marks   Duration   
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   
Total   200   200   135 minutes  

Salary Structure  

(i) Pay Scale:
Assistants will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 20,700/- per month in the scale of ₹ 20700 – 1200 (3) – 24300 – 1440 (4) – 30060 – 1920 (6) – 41580 – 2080 (2) – 45740 – 2370 (3) – 52850 – 2850 – 55700 (20 years) and other allowances, viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time. At present, the initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants will be approximately ₹ 45,050/-.
*House Allowance of 15% of Pay will be paid to employees additionally if they are not staying in Bank’s accommodation.

Eligibility Criteria

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

The age can be between 20-28 years as of July 1, 2022.    

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PWD10 years in case of General Candidates, 13 years in case of candidates belonging to OBC category, 15 years in case of candidates belonging to SC?ST category
Ex-ServicemenTo the extent provided by Armed Forces+5 years
Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and not re-married/widows10 years
Candidates holding working experience in RBIMaximum of 3 years
Candidates belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir province of India5 years

RBI Assistant BOND   

As an RBI assistant, you are obliged to sign a two-year bond. A bond signing is always looked down upon but it’s RBI efforts and cost which goes into training and sustaining an employee for two years. Other institutions might even have the same bond for more than two years. 

Career Growth Plan 

The Scale 1 Officer / Assistant Manager (Grade A)   

Scale 2  Manager (Grade B)   

Scale 3 Senior Manager (Grade C)   

The Scale 4 Chief Manager (Grade D)   

There are four officer level ranks that can be acquired for an RBI assistants as they swim through their careers.  

Work Culture at Reserve Bank of India 

The work pressure is not so tainting as of a bank clerk or of a probationary officer.  

Transfer Policy  

Transfers for an RBI Assistant may happen every 3 to 5 years.  RBI mostly has offices in metros, state capital, or in two-tier cities of India.  

Others Perks, Allowances, and Benefits 

  • House rent allowance 
  • Dearness allowance 
  • Transport allowance 
  • City compensatory allowance 
  • Easy availability of bank loans


RBI Assistant by far is one of the finest and most rewarding entry-level government or banking job in India.

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