RBI Assistant - Full Course

The RBI Assistant Full Course is prepared by experts from the field of banking exams. It covers all the subjects in the RBI Assistant syllabus in detail and follows the latest RBI Assistant exam pattern. The course will give students a strategic approach to the RBI Assistant exam paper. Learn more about the RBI Assistant online course syllabus now.

RBI Assistant Exam Vacancies

In the official notice of, the board has declared the total of ___ assistant vacancies, including category-based reservations. All the applicants should check out the chart of vacancies before appearing for the RBI Assistant examination.

Category-wise vacancy details are given below:


RBI Assistant Selection Process

RBI Assistant selection process comprises three phases. A candidate must qualify each to proceed to the next phase.

RBI Preliminary Exam (Phase I)

  • It is an Computer Based examination
  • RBI shortlists candidates in each category (General/ SC/ST/PWBD) for the Mains/Phase II Examination

RBI Mains Exam (Phase II)

  • It is a Computer Based examination
  • The candidates qualifying the preliminary examination appear for this examination
  • The candidates must qualify the sectional and an overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for LPT
  • There is different cut-off list for qualifying the Main examination for each category (General/ SC/ST/PWBD)

Language Proficiency Test(LPT) (Phase III)

  • The Language Proficiency Test(LPT) will be conducted by the RBI.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper

The Section-wise details are given below:

SectionNo. of MCQs/QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test
English Language3030English20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes

Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer

Candidates must clear the overall cutoff in all three sections to qualify for RBI Assistant Main Exam.  

RBI does not fix the cut-off marks. Instead, it decides depending on the question paper. The adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted for the Mains examination depending upon requirements.

Prelims exam is only qualifying, which means marks obtained in the Prelims exam will not be added anywhere else.

RBI Assistant Main Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper

SectionNo. of MCQs/QuestionsTotal Marks AllottedMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test
Quantitative Aptitude4040English and Hindi30 minutes 
Reasoning Ability4040English and Hindi30 minutes
English Language4040English30 minutes
General Awareness4040English and Hindi25 minutes
Computer Aptitude4040English and Hindi20 minutes 
Total200200 135 minutes 

Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer

FINAL ROUND: In view of the social distancing and safety measures necessitated due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd phase may comprise of

Final Selection:


  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately. 


  • The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), will be preparing the final merit list. 


  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Syllabus

The RBI Assistant Prelims is an objective type paper. The syllabus for Prelims consists of three subjects:

English LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning
Reading ComprehensionSimplification, Approximation Logical Reasoning
Cloze TestProfit and LossAlphanumeric Series
Para JumblesMixtures and AlligationsRanking/Direction/Alphabet Test
MiscellaneousSI and CIData Sufficiency
Fill in the blanksSurds and IndicesCoded inequalities
Multiple meaning/Error spottingWork and TimeSeating arrangement
Paragraph CompletionTime and DistancePuzzle
Idioms and PhrasesMensuration-Cylinder, Cone and Sphere and CuboidTabulation
 Data InterpretationSyllogism
 Ratio and Proportion, PercentageBlood Relations
 Number SystemsInput-Output
 Sequence and SeriesCoding-Decoding
 Permutation, Combination, and Probability

Assertion and Reason,

The statement, Argument, and Assumption

 Quadratic Equations

Word Formation


RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus

The syllabus of RBI Assistant Mains Exam is as follows:

Reasoning Ability


Computer AptitudeGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish LanguageQuantitative Aptitude
Verbal and Non Verbal ReasoningInternet Banking AwarenessReading ComprehensionSimplification
SyllogismMemory Financial KnowledgeVocabularyAverage and Mixture and Alligation
Seating Arrangements(Circular and Linear )Keyboard ShortcutsBasic EconomicsGrammarPercentage
Double and Triple LineupsComputer AbbreviationCurrent Affairs- Current Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial newsLetter WritingRatio and Proportion
SchedulingMicrosoft Office 

Static GK :

General Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutions

Essay WritingData Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
Input/outputComputer Hardware  Verbal AbilityGeometry and Mensuration
Blood RelationsComputer Software   Permutation, combination, and Probability
Ordering and RankingOperating System  Linear Equation and Quadratic Equation
Coding and DecodingNetworking  Simple and Compound Interest
Sufficiency of Arguments and DataComputer Fundamentals/Terminologies  Problem of Ages
Directions and Displacement   Profit and Loss, Discount
Code Inequalities   Number System and Number Series
Alphanumeric Series   Speed, Time, and Distance
    Time and Work 


RBI Assistant Exam Eligibility Critera

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have a graduation degree in any stream from the Government of India recognized University or any equivalent qualification from a Central Government recognized institution. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate stating that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers for the RBI Assistant exam.  The candidate has to also provide the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering online

Age Criteria

Any Candidate who is applying for the RBI Assistant examination should not be less than 20 years  and not more than 28 years at the time of registration. However, there is an age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC(Non –creamy Layer)3 years
PWD(ST/SC)15 years
PWD(OBC)13 years
PWD(GENERAL)10 years
ESM5 years


The candidates appearing in the RBI Assistant exam must qualify under any one of the following:

  1. Citizen of India, or
  2. Citizen of Nepal, or
  3. Citizen of Bhutan, or
  4. Tibetan refugees who have come to India to seek a settlement before January 1, 1962, or
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favor.

How to Apply for RBI Assistant Exam

Part-I: RBI Assistant Registrations

In the first step, the candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For this, the candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:


  • Visit the official website of RBI - Build Your Future with the RBI!
  • Click on the ‘New User Register Now’ link
  • Fill the registration form
  • Click on the Submit button
  • Note down the system-generated registration ID

Part-II: RBI Assistant application form

Next, candidates can login to their registered accounts using their registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process.

The candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the following documents, to complete their application process:

DocumentsDimensions(pixels)File Size(KB)Type
Left thumb Impression240x24020-50jpg/jpeg
Hand Written Declaration800x40050-100jpg/jpeg

Part-III: Fee Structure

Candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through  ONLINE mode only, that is by Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets (like Paytm, GPay). Once the fees are paid, the candidate cannot claim for refund. At the end of the payment procedure, the candidate should make sure to take a print copy for future use.

The application fee is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee (in Rs)
General and others450

On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates can take a printout of the e-receipt and online RBI Assistant application form.


Q. Can I appear for RBI Assistant with a 50% graduation score?

Ans.   Yes, you can appear for RBI Assistance with a 50% graduation score. 

Q.  What is the selection process for RBI Assistant?

Ans.    RBI Assistant is held in three stages: Prelims, Mains and LPT. The candidate will have to clear each stage for the final selection.

Q.  When will the online applications start?

Ans. RBI Assistant notification will be released in the first week of ____.

Q. What is the cut-off for RBI Assistant recruitment?

Ans. There is no fixed cut-off. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year.

Q. Is RBI Assistant a bilingual exam?

Ans. Yes, the RBI Assistant exam is conducted in English and Hindi language. However, the English language section is in English only.

Q. What is the application fee?

Ans. The application fee for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates is Rs 50/-. All others have to pay ₹ 450/-

Q. Are there fixed timings allocated for different sections?

Ans. Yes, both in Prelims and Mains