RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2017: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Apply online

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The Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for 623 posts of “Assistant” in various offices of the Bank.

Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT).

Applications will be accepted only Online through the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in. No other mode for submission of application is available.

Important Dates:

Website Link Open:   18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017

Payment of Examination Fees (Online):   18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017

Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative):   November 27 & 28, 2017.
However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination.

Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative): December 20, 2017.
However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination.

Scheme of Selection:

c. Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – The candidates provisionally selected 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 (Annex-IV). Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

Important points regarding scheme of selection:

i) The above main online tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

ii) Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations

iii) A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.

iv) There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination).1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

v) Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter for examination from the RBI’s website.

vi) Roll No. of the candidates successful in preliminary online examination will be made available on RBI’s website in December 2017. The Roll No. of candidates successful in main online examination will be available on RBI’s website and a brief notice thereof will be published on the Bank’s website in January 2018/ February 2018.

vii) Only such number of candidates will be called for Language Proficiency Test who stand sufficiently high in merit on the aggregate marks of the Objective Tests, such merit being decided by the Bank in relation to the number of notified vacancies to be filled in.

viii) Final selection will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the online main examination, biometric verification and Language Proficiency Test taken together in order of merit.

ix) Appointment of selected candidate will be subject his/her being declared medically fit as per the rules of the Bank.

Service Conditions / Career Prospects:

(i) Pay Scale:

Assistants will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (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 is approximately ₹ 32528/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15%.

(ii) Perquisites:

RBI’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses of 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 of 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.

(iii) There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades.

(iv) Selected candidates will be initially posted in RBI’s office within the Recruitment Zone for which they had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centers grouped and classified into West, South, North and East Zone offices as under:

(a) West Zone:
Ahmedabad, Bhopal (including Raipur), Mumbai (including Belapur, Pune and Panaji), Nagpur.
(b) South Zone:
Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram (including Kochi).
(c) North Zone:
Chandigarh (including Shimla), Jaipur, Jammu / Srinagar, Kanpur, (including Lucknow & Dehradun), New Delhi.
(d) East Zone:
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati (including all North Eastern states excluding Gangtok), Kolkata (including Gangtok), Patna (including Ranchi)

Eligibility Criteria :

(a) Age (as on 01.10.2017)
Between 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/10/1989 and not later than 01/10/1997 (both days including) are only eligible to apply.

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit:

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under :
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 Disabilities (PWD)         By 10 years (GEN) 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 domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.——- By 5 years
(vii) 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.

RBI Assistant Notification 2017: Total Vacancies

This year, Reserve bank of India has reported a total of 623 vacancies under the recruitment process of Assistants. You can check out the office-wise break up of RBI Assistant vacancy below:









07 (4)4819




112 (5)01225


5 (2)31817








4 (1)13816


23 (1) 2613


24 (1) 61123

Kanpur & Lucknow





2631 (7) 78129264



New Delhi



7 (2)10715

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi




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