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RBI runs a recruitment drive for the vacancies of RBI Assistant every year. This year also, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the PDF containing the tentative exam dates for the RBI Assistant exam 2022! There are 950 vacancies this year for the RBI Assistant 2022 Exam.
As per the RBI's Notification, the selection procedure of RBI Assistant recruitment will be Preliminary Exam followed by Mains Exam followed by LPT (Language Proficiency Test). The last time the RBI Assistant recruitment process took place was in 2021 and there is no major change in this year's notification.
As already stated, sectional timing has been introduced this year. Below is the exam pattern of RBI Assistant Prelims:
|S. No.||Name of the Test (Objective Test)||No. of Qs||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||English||20 mins|
|2||Reasoning Ability||35||35||English/ Hindi||20 mins|
|3||Numerical Ability||35||35||English/ Hindi||20 mins|
|S. No.||Name of the Test (Objective Test)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|1||Test of Reasoning||40||40||English/ Hindi||30 mins|
|2||Test of English Language||40||40||English||30 mins|
|3||Test of Numerical Ability||40||40||English/ Hindi||30 mins|
|4||Test of General Awareness||40||40||English/ Hindi||25 mins|
|5||Test of Computer Knowledge||40||40||English/ Hindi||20 mins|
|Total||200||200||2 hours & 15 mins|
The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main on-line 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). Candidate not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified. This test will be qualifying in nature.
|Chandigarh||Punjabi / Hindi|
|Guwahati||Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo|
|Jammu||Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||Hindi|
|Kolkata||Bengali / Nepali|
|Mumbai||Marathi / Konkani|
|Nagpur||Marathi / Hindi|
|Patna||Hindi / Maithili|
The Regional Language Proficiency Test is an integral part of the recruitment process for every post in RBI. It is a test given by qualifiers of mains examination. The language proficiency test is conducted to make sure that candidates should be well versed with the local language failing which they will not be selected as RBI Assistant 2022. The LPT is conducted in the Official / Local Language of the concerned state. LPT is just of qualifying nature.
A language proficiency test is conducted to test the local language proficiency of Assistants, whose responsibilities include public interaction.
The pattern for LPT is mentioned below, the bank may conduct both oral and written test:
There are 950 vacancies this year. Have a look at the office-wise breakup of vacancies across the country.
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||7||1||13||5||28||54|
Vacancies in brackets () indicate backlog.
Check your eligibility criteria before applying for RBI Assistant vacancies. Not being eligible might result in cancellation of your application.
Minimum: 18 years and Maximum: 28 years
Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit
|Sr. No||Category||Relaxation in Age|
|(i)||Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)||By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years|
|(ii)||Other Backward Classes (OBC)||By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years|
|(iii)||Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)||By 10 years (GEN/ EWS), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)|
|(iv)||Ex-Servicemen||To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.|
|(v)||Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married||By 10 years|
|(vi)||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.|
At least a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PwBD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC
Candidates applying for post in a particular recruiting Office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting Office.
Keep these important dates of RBI Assistant in mind. Have a look at the exam dates and plan your preparation accordingly.
|Website Link Open||17.02.2022 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*|
Knowing the topics which are covered in RBI Assistant exam is extremely important for your preparation. We have compiled an exhaustive list of all the topics of different sections.
|English Language||Reasoning Ability||Numerical Ability||Test of General Awareness||Test of Computer Knowledge|
|Cloze Test||Alpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series||Age Problems||Sports personalities||History of Computers|
|Correct Usage||Analogy||Average||International Organizations' HQ/ President/ Chairman/ Secretary General.||Internet|
|Error Spotting||Analytical Reasoning||Boats and Stream||Country in news, with its capital, important rivers, President and PM.||Hardware|
|Fillers – Single, Double||Blood Relations||Clock and Calendar Problems||National Parks||Software|
|Idioms and Phrases||Coded Inequalities||Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI||Wildlife Sanctuaries||Database Management System|
|Odd One Out||Coding and Decoding||Data Sufficiency||Atomic, Nuclear, Thermal Plants||MS Office (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint)|
|One Word Substitution||Data Sufficiency||Decimal and Fractions||Important Dams||Important Shortcuts and Abbreviations|
|Parajumbles||Directions and Distances||Indices and Surds||Dance Forms|
|Paragraph Completion||Double Line-up||LCM and H.C.F||Ministers and their Constituencies|
|Reading Comprehension||Inequality||Mensuration||Ministers and their Portfolios|
|Sentence Improvement||Input Output||Mixture and Allegations||Current Affairs (last 6 months)|
|Synonyms/ Antonyms||Order and Ranking/Direction||Number Series||Indian Financial System|
|Vocabulary based questions||Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.||Number System||History and Structure of Indian Banking|
|Word/Phrase Replacement||Scheduling||Partnership||Indian Economy|
|Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed||Percentage||Regulatory bodies- RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC|
|Statement and Conclusion||Permutation and Combination||History/Functions/Roles of RBI|
|Statement-Course of Action||Pipes and Cisterns||Budget Basics|
|Syllogism||Probability||Current Union Budget|
|Profit, Loss and Discount||International Organisations/ Financial Institutions|
|Quadratic Equations||Indian Constitution|
|Simple and Compound Interest||Government Schemes|
|Simplification & Approximation||Monetary and Credit Policies|
|Concepts like BASEL|
|Credit Rating Agencies|
|Priority Sector Lending|
|Current Bank Rates|
|Awards & Honors Sports|
Cut-off is something which is very important to aspirants. While it's extremely difficult to predict the cut-offs of the upcoming exam, we have given you the previous year cut-offs to help you get an idea.
Check the state-wise and sectional cut-off marks for RBI Assistant Prelims Exam conducted on 14th & 15th February 2020.
|RBI Assistant Prelims Cut-offs 2019|
|RBI Zone Name||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||General|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||87.00||--||92.25||94.25||96.00|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||87.00||--||95.00||89.75||96.25|
|RBI Assistant Prelims Sectional Cut-offs 2019|
|Sections||SC, ST, ALL- PWD||OBC, OBC-EXS||GENERAL, GEN-EXS|
Check RBI Assistant Cut-off marks for Mains Exam for RBI Assistant Exam 2019-20 which was held on 22nd November 2020.
|RBI Assistant Mains Cut-offs 2019|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||92||--||91||105.25||117.25|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||114.25||--||90.50||--||114.25|
Here we have tabulated the section-wise cut-off marks for RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2019.
|RBI Assistant Mains Sectional Cut-offs 2019|
|Category||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness||Computer Knowledge||Numerical Ability|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||72.75||64.25||78.50||85.00|
|Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi||76||–||84.25||87.25|
Duties & Responsibilities depend a lot on the department where the RBI Assistant is posted. However, some common duties & responsibilities are below
An RBI Assistant 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, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants will be approximately ₹ 45,050/-.
Bank's accommodation is subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, Newspaper, Brief case, Book Grant, Allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility. Dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalization as per eligibility; Interest free Festival Advance, Leave Fare Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents). Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. will be available to regular employees who will put in at least two years of service.
Admit Card is an important document without which you can't get the entry to the examination hall. Different Admit Cards are issued for Prelims exam, Mains exam & for LPT. Prelims Admit Card has already been released on March 20, 2022.
RBI has already released the notification for RBI Assistant recruitment 2022. RBI Assistant Prelims admit card 2022 is released on the RBI official site. The download link for the RBI Assistant Hall Ticket will be active on the official website of the RBI. Keep checking this space for the new updates regarding the RBI Assistant admit card 2022.
The second phase will be the Mains examination. RBI Assistant Mains admit card 2022 will be released on the RBI official site once the RBI Assistant Prelims exam is completed. The download link for the RBI Assistant Mains Hall Ticket will be active on the official website of the RBI. Make sure you carry the Mains admit card during the exam as entry will be restricted without the admit card.
|RBI Assistant Phase 1- Admit card issue date||20 March 2022|
|RBI Assistant Phase 1 – Examination Date||26 & 27 March 2022|
|RBI Assistant Phase 1 – Result Date||To be announced|
|RBI Assistant Phase 2 – Examination Date||May 2022|
|RBI Assistant Phase 2 – Result Date||To be announced|
Here are the steps to download the RBI Assistant admit card 2022.
RBI Assistant Admit Card 2022 may contain the following details about the candidates.
Filling the application correctly is vital to your success in this exam. Here is a step-by-step procedure to fill the application form on the RBI website.
Candidates are advised to register as per the above steps and carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application is possible/ entertained after submission of the application. Candidates should refer to the Official notification for steps to fill out the online application form.
Before applying online, candidates should,
Yes, all tests will be available in both languages, i.e. in English as well as in Hindi.
Yes, there is a negative marking of the 1/4th mark for every wrong answer at every stage of the RBI assistant exam.
No, there is no Interview for the RBI Assistant 2022 exam. The selection is made based on Prelims and Mains online examination followed by the Language Proficiency Test.