RBI Assistant Exam 2014 – The Reserve Bank of India holds an Entrance Exam for the recruitment of Assistant as per requirement from time to time. Recruitment in Reserve Bank of India is conducted by Reserve Bank of India Service Board, Mumbai through RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam.
RBI Assistant Exam Eligibility
Age (as on 01-03-2014)
The aspiring candidate should be between the age limits of 18 and 28 years.
However there are certain relaxation in the upper age limits as given below
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)
By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
To 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-married
By 10 years
Ex-employees of banking institutions / Govt. offices, who were retrenched after at least one year's service and who are applying through employment exchanges
By 6 years
Educational Qualifications (as on 01-03-2014)
The aspiring candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.
A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defense service. The Bachelor’s degree should be from the University within the Recruitment Zone as per Note below:
NOTE: The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from the University/Board within the Recruitment Zone of the concerned Office to which he/she is applying.
Name of office
Gujarat and Union Territories of Daman and Diu
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Haryana , Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura
Jammu and Kashmir
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Sikkim
Maharashtra (excluding Vidarbha Region) Goa and Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Scheduled Tribe candidates residing in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra are eligible to apply for vacancies in Mumbai Office.
Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra State, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh
Delhi and Haryana.
Bihar and Jharkhand
Kerala and the Lakshadweep Islands
A candidate must be either a citizen of India or one holding eligibility certificates issued by the Government of India.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern
RBI Assistant Exam Selection will be through Written Examinations followed by Interview. The Written Exam will be objective type multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks.
No of Questions
General Awareness and GK
RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus
The syllabus of RBI Assistant Exams is as follows:
1. Test of Reasoning: This test would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision-making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate's abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
2. Test of English Language: This is a test to see how well you know English. English language ability would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc.
3. Test of Numerical Ability: Questions will be designed to test the ability of arithmetical computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationship between numbers. The questions would be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computations.
4. Test of General Knowledge and General Awareness The questions in Clerical Aptitude will be set to test the candidate's perceptual accuracy and aptitude. This is the ability to notice similarities and differences between the pairs of names and numbers. Questions in Clerical Aptitude will also assess in addition to perceptual accuracy and aptitude, ability to handle office routine work like filing, abbreviating, indexing, etc.
5. Test of Computer Skills
How to apply for RBI Assistant Exam?
Candidates can apply on ONLINE through the offical website of the Reserve Bank of India.
Imp: Candidates should have valid email ID. This will help him/her in getting call letter/ interview advices, etc. by e-mail)
Basic Instruction to be follow while applying:
Candidates need not submit /send at any address, application printouts orany certificates or copies thereof at the time of online application. Their candidature will be considered on the strength of the information declared in the application. If at any stage, it is found that any information furnished in the online application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Bank, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria, his/ her candidature/ appointment is liable to be cancelled/ terminated.
All educational qualifications should have been obtained from recognised universities/ institutions in India or abroad. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate its numerical equivalent.
Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Bank would admit to the ‘WE’' all the candidates applying for this post with the requisite fee (wherever applicable) on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage, i.e. Interview stage.
The Bank shall not entertain requests from the candidates seeking advice about their eligibility to apply.
All registered candidates will be required to download the call letters from Bank’s website which will be made availableat appropriate time but well before the ‘WE’ date. An intimation about the same will besent by Email / SMS.
Candidates will have to appear for the '‘WE’' at their own expense. However, those called for interview, will be reimbursed to and fro actual II AC railway fare by the shortest route from the place of their residence/place of work to the place of interview, whichever is nearer.
In all correspondence with the Bank, Registration number received on submissionof application andRoll no. indicated in 'AL' must be quoted.
Candidates already in service of Govt./quasi-Govt. organisations and public sector banks /undertakings will have to produce a "no objection certificate" from their employer, at the time of interview. However, before appointment in RBI, a proper discharge certificate from the employer will have to be produced.
Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, interview, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in ‘‘WE’' and interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Bank's decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disqualification including ban from future examinations.
The Bank will not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. However, the ‘‘WE’' and interview marks may be available on the Banks ‘website after the declaration of the final result.
The post is also open to the employees of RBI (staff candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank.
Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated in Mumbai only.
Guidelines for Scanning the Photograph
Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.
Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture.
The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”
If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious head wear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary.
If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.
Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB
SCANNING THE PHOTOGRAPH & SIGNATURE:
Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
Set Color to True Color
File Size as specified above
Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.
Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate should fill in all his/her details on Page 1. After verifying that the details filled in are correct and clicking on the ‘Submit/ Next’ button a link will be provided on Page 2 of the online application form to upload his/her photograph and signature.
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature
There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo / Signature file has been saved.
Select the file by clicking on it
Click the ‘Upload’ button
Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.
In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s application will be rejected.
Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application forms after registering.
In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his/her application and re upload his/her photograph or signature.
RBI Assistant Exam Dates
RBI Assistant Exam is normally held in the month of July.
RBI Assistant Exam Centres
The main Examination Centers of this test are:
Name of the Centre
RBI Assistant Exam 2014
RBI Assistant Exam 2014 Important Dates
Date of Website Link Opening
Yet to be released
Last Date of payment of Fee Online and at Bank Branches