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RBI Assistant Recruitment notification 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


RBI or the Reserve Bank of India conducts a standardized exam for the post of an Assistant. The exam will aptly gauge the skills and know-how of eager aspirants. It is conducted in 2 parts: Prelims and Mains. Candidates can find the details of the exam below:

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 At A Glance

NameRBI Assistant Recruitment 2021
Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Vacant PostAssistant
Number of VacanciesTo be announced
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Language Proficiency Test
Official Website

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Notification

The Reserve Bank of India is yet to release the official notification for the Assistant recruitment exam of 2021. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website to stay up-to-date.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Important Dates

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 notification releaseto be announced
RBI Assistant Recruitment online application portal opensto be announced
Last date to apply for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021to be announced
RBI Assistant Recruitment admit card releaseto be announced
RBI Assistant Recruitment exam date 2021to be announced
RBI Assistant Recruitment result 2021to be announced

Eligibility Criteria for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021

Educational Qualification

  • General category candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in any subject from a government-recognized college or university. SC/ST/PwD candidates ought to have a pass degree in any subject in their Bachelor's course.

Age Limit

  • Aspirants must be between 20 and 28 years of age to apply for this post.

Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD General10 years
PwD OBC13 years
PwD SC/ST15 years
Ex-ServicemenDuration served in Armed Forced + 3 years up to 50 years of age
Candidates with former work experience in RBI3 years
Divorcees/women who are legally separated but haven't remarried10 years
Candidates who were domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir between 1 January 1980 to 31 December 19895 years

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/EWS/OthersINR 450
SC/ST/PwD/Ex-ServicemenINR 50

How to Apply for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021

  • Visit the official website of RBI.
  • Click on the "Register" option.
  • Fill in your basic details such as name, address, phone number etc.
  • Verify the OTP to confirm your communication details.
  • Read the instructions carefully before filling the RBI Assistant Recruitment application form.
  • Fill in your particulars carefully.
  • Upload a clear, scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Take a printout of your application and fee receipt for reference.
  • Once the registration is successful, you will receive the confirmation by SMS or email.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Admit card

After filling the application form, eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official RBI website. As of yet, there has been no update on the release date of admit cards.

List of Vacancies

RBI is yet to announce the category-wise vacancies for 2021. Here is a detailed idea of the category-wise vacancy for 2019-2020:


RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Reservation List

The RBI Assistant Recruitment examination will follow Government-mandated reservation policies. RBI is yet to announce the reservation of seats for the 2021 exam. Candidates can find a distinct break-down of category-wise vacancies for the year 2019-2020 under the 'List of Vacancies' subsection.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Selection Process

The selection process consists of the following:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Local Language Test

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern

Here is the structure of the RBI Assistant recruitment exam:


SectionTime DurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language20 minutes3030
Numerical Ability20 minutes3535
Reasoning Ability20 minutes3535
Total60 minutes100100


SectionTime DurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning30 minutes4040
English Language30 minutes4040
Numerical Ability30 minutes4040
General Knowledge25 minutes4040
Computer Knowledge20 minutes4040
Total135 minutes200200

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Syllabus

The overall syllabus includes the following:

English LanguageSentence Arrangement, fill in the blanks, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Completion, Spotting Error, Idioms and Phrases, Antonyms, Para Completion, Synonyms, Error Correction, Substitution, Active and Passive Voice, Joining Sentences, Error Correction, Prepositions, Passage Completion
Numerical AbilityWhole numbers, decimals and fractions, Relationships between numbers, Discount, Profit and Loss, Partnership Business, Time and distance, Percentage, Time & Work, Ratio and Proportion Averages, Interest, Square roots, Basic Algebraic, Surds, Triangles, Graphs of Linear Equations, Congruence and similarity of triangles, tangents, Circle and its chords, Quadrilaterals, Circle, Right Prism, Regular Polygons, Right Circular Cone, Sphere, Right Circular Cylinder, Heights and Distances, Frequency polygon, Histogram, Bar diagram, Pie chart, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Hemispheres, Regular Right Pyramid, Trigonometric ratio, Standard Identities, Degree and Radian Measures, Complementary Angles
General KnowledgeIndia and its neighboring countries pertaining to History, Geography, Culture, Economic trend, General Polity, and Scientific Research, Science, Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Sports, Important Days, Important Schemes, Portfolios, and People in News
Computer KnowledgeDigital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Analog/Digital Communication, Programming and Data Structure, Algorithms, Compiler Design, Operating System and Database, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Web Technologies, Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies, Cloud Technology
Reasoning AbilitySemantic Analogy, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Semantic Classification, Figural Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Semantic Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Number Series, Word Building, Numerical Operations, Coding & de-coding, symbolic Operations, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Trends, Space Orientation, Drawing inferences, Figural Pattern, Indexing, Date and city matching, Address matching, Small and Capital letters/ numbers coding, Classification of center codes/roll numbers, decoding and classification, Critical thinking, Embedded Figures

Local Language Test:

ChandigarhPunjabi, Hindi
GuwahatiAssamese, Bengali, Khasi, Manipuri, Bodo, Mizo
JammuUrdu, Hindi, Kashmiri
Kanpur and LucknowHindi
KolkataBengali, Nepali
MumbaiMarathi, Konkani
NagpurMarathi, Hindi
New DelhiHindi
PatnaHindi, Maithili

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Results

The RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 examination results are yet to be released. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for their results.

RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 Cut-off

RBI is yet to release the official Prelims and Mains cut offs for the year 2021. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official RBI website to know whenever it is released.

Here are the section-wise cut offs for Mains 2019:

CategoryReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AptitudeComputer KnowledgeNumerical Ability
SC/ ST11.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
GEN/ EWS14.0014.0014.0014.0014.00

Here are the section-wise cut offs for Prelims 2019:

SectionTotal MarksGeneralOBCSC/ST/PWD
Reasoning Ability35121110
Numerical Ability35121210

RBI Assistant Recruitment Job Profile

Here are the duties that an RBI Assistant must perform once hired:

  • Perform clerical duties
  • Run errands as instructed by seniors
  • Provide support to RBI services
  • Oversee smooth functioning of bank-related everyday tasks

RBI Assistant Recruitment Salary Details

RBI Assistants will be able to avail the following:

  • Basic Pay: INR 14,650 per month
  • Benefits such as DA, HRA, transport allowance, city-compensatory allowance, and such

RBI Assistant Recruitment Examination Analysis

The sections that will feature in the RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 paper are:

  • Computer Knowledge
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
  • English Language

Here is a thorough analysis of the exam:


The overall difficulty level of the exam will be easy.

85+ is the average number of attempted questions, as noticed in previous years.

SectionNumber of Good Attempts
Numerical Ability28 to 32
Reasoning Ability30 to 34
English Language23 to 26
Total87 to 91


The overall difficulty level of the exam will be easy.

Computer Knowledge and English Language sections will be comparatively easier, while the Quantitative Aptitude section will be the most challenging.

150+ is considered a good number of attempted questions, as per previous years' performance.

The expected cut off will be 135+.

SectionNumber of Good Attempts
English Language35+
Quantitative Aptitude30+
Reasoning Ability30+
General Knowledge25 to 28
Computer Knowledge30+

Preparation Tips for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021

Candidates preparing for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021 are well-advised to do the following:

  • Aspirants should take time to prepare diligently. It doesn’t hurt to follow a strict study plan and make other conscious changes to increase the output for the finals.
  • Candidates must begin preparations right now and save themselves the hassle of being under too much pressure later on.
  • Examinees ought to get into a habit of accumulating information from elsewhere. Books can only get one so far, and there are tons of informational channels on YouTube which discuss relevant exam related details.
  • Students are advised to solve mock papers and time trial themselves. That will provide invaluable practice and help them gauge their performance better.

RBI Assistant Recruitment Previous Years Question Papers

Candidates can find previous years' question papers by following these links:

Candidates can check out the official website for more details on previous years papers.

For Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics: M. Tyra
  • Data Interpretation: Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude: R. S. Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Fourth edition (2018): Rajesh Verma

For English Language:

  • Objective General English: S P Bakshi
  • High School Grammar: Wren and Martin
  • Plinth to Paramount: Neetu
  • Previous Year questions of SSC: Kiran Prakashan
  • English: S. Chand Publication
  • Plinth to Paramount English book
  • Lucent English Book

For Reasoning Ability:

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal: Arihant Publication
  • Analytical Reasoning: M. K. Pandey
  • Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003 Till Date: Kiran Prakashan

For General Knowledge:

  • Quick General Awareness by Disha Publications
  • General Awareness for Competitive Exams: Disha Experts
  • Advanced Objective General Knowledge: S. Chand
  • Manorama Year Book (English and Hindi)

For Computer Knowledge:

  • Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams: Arihant Publishers
  • Computer Awareness: Soumya Ranjan Behera
  • Objective Computer Science and Information Technology: G. K. Mithal
  • Objective Computer Knowledge: Kiran Prakashan

Study Plan for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021

Any candidate interested in cracking RBI Assistant Recruitment should plan to do the following:

  • Begin focusing on programming languages and solving online quizzes regarding the same. Fluency in coding can be immensely beneficial for the RBI Assistant Recruitment exam.
  • Practice logical reasoning exercises daily to be thorough with the type of questions asked.
  • Make a list of a specific number of mathematical problems or questions you will be solving daily, so as to stay in practice and simultaneously fix your current weak areas.
  • Try to converse with anyone interested in current affairs in your vicinity, along with watching movies, TV shows, or listening to podcasts or audiobooks to amplify your knowledge of international current affairs.

Candidates are advised to carry all necessary documents to the exam center. Furthermore, candidates should positively bring the following:

  • Admit Card
  • Government-issued ID for identity verification.

Candidates are well-advised to check the official website regularly for further updates and notifications regarding RBI Assistant Recruitment 2021. The payment ID is crucial, so it must be kept handy after paying for the form.

Candidates must begin preparations as early as possible and avoid unnecessary stress. With that said, aspirants must always have faith in their preparations and the hard work they have put in. All the best!