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RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2016

The Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for 610 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 an Interview.

Applications will be accepted only Online through the Bank’s website.

Highlights of RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2016

Here are some of the important Highlights of the RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2016.

A.Important Dates for RBI Recruitment 2016

Event Important Dates
Registration & Fee Payment Opens 7th November 2016
Registration & Fee Payment Closes 28th November 2016
Prelims (Online) Exam Date
23rd & 24th
December 2016
Mains (Online) Exam Date
January 2017
Mains (Online) Exam Results
Feb/March 2017

B. State-wise Vacancies for Different Posts under RBI Assistant

Office Vacancies PWD# EXS#
Ahmedabad 8 7 15 30 1 1 3
Bangalore 6 2 9 18 35 1 1 2 4
Bhopal 5 9 4 22 40 1 2 4
Bhubhaneswar 4 6 10 20 1 1 2
Chandigarh 12 7 19 38 1 2 4
Chennai 6 6 13 25 1 1 3
Guwahati 2 9 2 14 27 1 3
Hyderabad 6(1) 2 8 15 31 1 1 3
Jaipur 3 3 4 10 20 1 1 2
Jammu 1 1 3 5 10 1
Kanpur &Lucknow 13(2) 1 13 25 52 1 1 2 5
Kolkata 11 5 19 35 1 1 2 4
Mumbai 29 21(3) 25(2) 75 150 1 1 2 7 15
Nagpur 10 10 20 1 1 2
New Delhi 5 7 13 25 1 1 1 3
Patna 3 2 7(2) 10 22 1 1 2
& Kochi
3 7 20 30 1 1 3
Total 109 64 124 313 610 6 4 12 27 63

The vacancies in brackets() indicate backlog (Bhopal includes 5 vacancies for Raipur, Chandigarh includes 3 vacancies for Shimla, Guwahati includes 2 vacancies for Agartala,3 for Shillong, 1 for Aizwal and 1 for Imphal, Kanpur &Lucknow includes 15 vacancies for Lucknow and 5 for Dehradun, Kolkata includes 5 vacancies for Gangtok, Mumbai includes 1 vacancy for Pune and 4 vacancies for Panaji and Patna includes 5 vacancies for Ranchi) Abbreviations stand for: SC – Scheduled Caste, ST – Scheduled Tribe, OBC – Other Backward Classes, GEN – General i.e. Unreserved, PWD – Persons with Disabilities, VI – Visually Impaired, HI – Hearing Impaired, OH – Orthopedically Handicapped, EXS – Ex-Servicemen, EX-1 – Disabled Ex-servicemen/ Dependents of Ex-servicemen killed in action, Ex-2 – Ex-servicemen (normal)

# Reservation for PWD/ EXS is horizontal reservation and included in the vacancies of various categories. PWD candidates applying for Offices where vacancies are not reserved for them will be eligible for upper age limit as available to PWD candidates. The reservation under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalization of result.

C. Salary of RBI Assistant & Career Prospects

Basic Pay: Rs. 14,650/- pm (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates only)

Pay scale: 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)- 26200- 1300 (2)-28800-1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years)

Gross Monthly Emoluments: ₹ 32124/- (approx)

Allowances: Dearness Allowance (DA), City Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance (HRA), Transport Allowance, etc.

Perquisites: Bank’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. Free dispensary facility, reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalization, interest free festival advance, leave fare concession, loans & advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, PC etc. Selected Candidates will be governed by the ‘defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS) in addition to the benefit of Gratuity.

Promotions: There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades.

Posting: 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 centres grouped and classified into West, South, North and East Zone offices as under:

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

D. Eligibility Criteria for RBI Recruitment 2016 of Assistant

(a) Age (as on 07.11.2016)

Between 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 08/11/1988 and not later than 07/11/1996 (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.

NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of interview. (b) Educational Qualifications (as on 07.11.2016): i) At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.

ii) A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.

iii) Candidates applying for post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting office. (c) Scheme of Selection: a. Preliminary Examination:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 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 Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of
2 Hours
2 Test of English Language 40 40
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

E. Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern for RBI Assistant Exam

The selection process for RBI Recruitment 2016 will be through two stages of Online Examinations and an Interview. Note:

I). All sections, except English language, will be available bilingually (both Hindi and English).

II).There will be sectional cut offs as well as overall cut offs.
III).There will be negative marking. A penalty of 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
IV).Final selection will be on the basis of the candidate’s total performance in the Mains Exam and Interview.

A. Preliminary Exam Pattern

This will be a 100 mark paper with a composite time of 1 hour. It will be an online objective test.

Name of Section
No. of
English Language 30 30 Composite
Time of
1 Hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
TOTAL 100 100
B. Main Exam Pattern

Those who qualify through the Prelims Exam are eligible to write the Mains Exam. This will be a 200 mark paper with a composite time of 2 hours. It will be an online objective test.

Name of Section
No. of
Reasoning 40 40 Composite
Time of
2 Hours
English Language 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 40
TOTAL 200 200
C. Interview

The interview is worth 35 marks.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted via online mode only. You will need to fill the online application through the official website of Reserve Bank of India. Here is a step by step process to apply for RBI Assistant Recruitment 2016:

  • To apply online for Assistant posts, visit the link given below.
  • Apply for RBI Assistant Post

  • Click on the ‘Click here for New Registration’ button at the top.
  • Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and click on ‘Continue’.
  • Provide your essential details. Make sure they are correct. Also, make sure to use a valid email id and mobile number as these will be used for communication of important alerts.
  • You will receive a provisional Registration Number and Password. Make sure to note these down and save them.
  • Upload your scanned photo and signature meeting the stated requirements.
  • Provide basic and personal details regarding yourself. Also provide your qualifications/experiences/languages.
  • Preview your entire application carefully.
  • Make payment of 450/- (Rs.50/- for SC/ST/PWD/ExS) through ONLINE Mode only i.e. via credit card/ debit card/ internet banking/ IMPS/ cash card/ mobile wallets. Staff Candidates are exempted from payment.
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