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What is RBI Assistant exam?

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Assistant Test to appoint the Assistant to its various branches across the country.

As it is a recruitment process at the national level, applications from all parts of India are invited, and candidates may apply for this post online. The examination is carried out in three phases: preliminary and Mains, followed by a language proficiency test (LPT).

Mains Exam score is used to make the merit list of selected candidates for the RBI Assistant post.


RBI Assistant Exam Date 2020 and Notifications:

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2020 Notification for the post of “Assistant” was issued by RBI on 23 December 2019.

The prelims examination was held on February 14-15, 2020. The test was conducted to fill the 926-vacancy position. If a candidate clears the Prelims, he / she will sit in the Mains examinations.



Organized By: Reserve Bank of India

Number of Posts: 926

Exam Name: RBI Assistant

Date of launch of online application form: 23 December 2019

Last date of online application form: 20 January 2020 and 24 January 2020 (For PWD candidates)

Prelim Examination: 14 and 15 February 2020

Result of Prelim: To be Announced

Mains Examination: Due to COVID-19 lockdown in the entire nation, exam has been postponed. The new date will be soon declared by the government.

 Application Fee: Rs. 450 (General and OBC) and Rs. 50 (SC/ST/PWD)

Examining Standard: All India Level

Result of online Recruitment of Assistant Preliminary Examination conducted on 14 & 15 February 2020- 2019 will be announced by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at www.rbi.org.in.



Time Allotted: 1 Hour

Subject        Number of questions               Maximum Marks

English                    30                                                 30

Maths                      35                                                  35

Reasoning              35                                                  35

Total                       100                                               100



Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes (135 Minutes)

Subject                               Number of questions     Maximum Marks

English                                             40                                    40

Maths                                               40                                     40

Reasoning                                       40                                     40

Computer                                        40                                     40

General Knowledge                       40                                     40

Total                                                 200                                 200



A language proficiency test (LPT) will be required for candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main online exam. The language proficiency examination is administered to ensure that applicants are well versed in the local language. The LPT is carried out in the state’s Local Language. The LPT pattern is listed below and the bank may conduct both oral and written tests:

Reading Comprehension

Basic Grammar 

Letter and Essay Writing



For an RBI assistant, the basic pay is Rs. 14,650/- per month. Apart from the basic pay, the RBI Assistant is also given the Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Travel Allowance etc. Therefore, an RBI Assistant’s Gross Salary varies from approximately Rs. 32,124/- per month.


Eligibility for RBI Assistants 2020:

1. Bachelor’s degree in any area with not less than 50% aggregate marks.

2. The applicants should have an age limit of 20 to 28 years.

3. Candidates must have computer skills and local state language proficiency.

4. A applicant belonging to the group of ex-servicemen (with the exception of ex-serviceman dependents) should either be a graduate of a recognized university or have completed the Armed Forces matriculation or their corresponding test and conducted at least 15 years of defense service.

5. The relaxation of the upper age limit is granted to various categories and sections of society. For further information, please visit RBI’s official website and RBI Assistant Exam notification.

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