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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern Details

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern Details: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts Examination for the recruitment of Assistant vacancies. The competitive examination pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern:

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts this Online Competitive Exam for Assistant posts. The examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main Exam followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Total marks of Preliminary exam is 100 in a duration of 1 hour for objective type questions & total marks of Main exam is 200 in a duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes for objective type questions. The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Competitive Online Examinations:

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

a. Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests Objectives No. of Questions Maximum Marks


1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

b. Main Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
2 Test of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 2 hours and 15 minutes

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.

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.
x. Biometric Data- Capturing and Verification: It has been decided to capture the biometric data (thumb impression or otherwise) and photograph of the candidates on the day of the Main Examination for the candidates who qualify after the preliminary examinations and appear for the main examination.

Decision of the Biometric data verification authority with regard to its status (matched or unmatched) shall be final and binding upon the candidates.

Candidates are requested to take care of the following points in order to ensure a smooth process:

i. If fingers are coated (stamped ink/ mehndi / colored…etc.), ensure to thoroughly wash them so that coating is completely removed before the exam.
ii. If fingers are dirty or dusty, ensure to wash them and dry them before the finger print (biometric) is captured.
iii. Ensure fingers of both hands are dry. If fingers are moist, wipe each finger to dry them.
iv. If the primary finger (left thumb) to be captured is injured/ damaged, immediately notify the concerned authority in the test centre. In such cases impression of other fingers etc. may be captured.

d. Pre-examination Training for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates:
RBI may arrange combined pre-examination training at certain centres for a limited number of SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training may write to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India to whom the candidate is applying. List of training centres given below is indicative. Candidates opting for pre-examination training will be intimated about the training by the Regional Office. All expenses regarding travelling, boarding, lodging etc. will be borne by the candidates for attending the Pre-Examination Training programme at the concerned Pre-Examination Training Centre. Depending upon the response and administrative feasibility the right to cancel any of the pre-examination training centres and/ or add some other Centres and/ or make alternative arrangements is reserved. Format of the Application form for pre examination training is available on the RBI website.

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