RBI Exam

A career is the Banking Industry is what most aspirants strive for. Individuals from various streams can apply for a number of posts like Grade B officer, Assistant, Clerk, Probationary Officer, Specialist Officer etc. Jobs in PSBs are increasing attracting young aspirants as it provides them with a sense of job security, fixed working hours as well as steady pay scale.

In this lot, Reserve Bank of India, Central bank of India, proudly stands as one of the most popular choice by most Banking Aspirants to pursue a fulltime career.

Some new exam pattern changes might be introduced this year for both RBI Grade B officer and Assistant Recruitment Examination. Following are the latest updates of ongoing RBI Bank exam. To read about these in detail, click on the exams.

RBI Grade B officer Phase I - 2017


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Reserve Bank of India provides many opportunities for young graduates as well as experienced professionals for accelerated career growth. Discover all the opportunities below to join the largest bank of the country and work in an exciting, motivating, meritocratic and truly collaborative environment.

Why should you work in RBI?  

  • Unmatched experience

Unique nature of the organisation that combines the characteristics of public and private sectors. Work environment that is conducive for achieving excellence. Be at the top.Even as a Manager, you are on top of your peers in the financial world. As you grow in the

  • Be at the top

Even as a Manager, you are on top of your peers in the financial world. As you grow in the organisation, you could occupy some of the highest and most demanding positions in the financial world.

  • Wider Canvas

You get an opportunity to work on a wider canvas of operations, you are involved in formulation of policies having nationwide implications. You get a multi-disciplinary job content and an opportunity to contribute to nation building.

  • Go Global

You get an opportunity to interact with some of the brightest minds across sectors of economy and across the globe. You even negotiate treaties with multi lateral bodies or guide other emerging economies. In domestic seminars and conferences you represent your institution and internationally you represent your country.

Where will you be located?

The RBI has 30 Offices - most of them in state capitals. Its Central Office is in Mumbai. It also has two training establishments - one each in Chennai and Pune. You could be located at any of these centers during your career.

Who can apply for RBI exam?

Educational Qualification

For Grade B officer, which carries huge vacancies, a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.

For Assistant, 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.

Age Limit 

For Grade B officer, the age limit must not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on the given date mentioned in notification. While for Assistant, the age limit must not be below 20 years and not above 28 years as on the given date mentioned in notification.

Refer to the following table to see relaxation in Age Limit.

How to apply for RBI Exam?

  • Before applying to Online Applicants have valid email & Scanned copies of photo, signature.
  • Candidates should log on to the website https://opportunities.rbi.org.in/Scripts/Vacancies.aspx.
  • Candidates will get to see the openings.
  • Choose the desired post & Click on “Apply Online”.
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration”, if you are new user.
  • Complete the Registration & Click on “Submit”.
  • After Registration, Log in with Registered Number & Password.
  • Fill the all details in the application & upload Photo, Signature.
  • Application fee should be paid through Online & then Submit the Form.
  • Take printout of online application for future use. 

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Selection Procedure of RBI Grade B Officer and RBI Assiatant

The Reserve Bank of India Services Board (RBISB) follows two different procedures for selection -

1. The scheme of selection for the posts of Officers in Gr B has been modified since Recruitment year 2015.

a) Phase I - Objective Type Test with 4 modules

b) Phase II - Objective Type - Paper I - English, Paper II - Economic & Social Issues, Paper III - Optional Paper (Finance & Management/Economics/Statistics)

c) Interview

2. For some special posts, such as, Assistant Manager (Security), Manager (Technical), Librarian, etc., you are required to appear only for an interview, without going through any tests.

If you have to go through the modified scheme of selection and also the interview, the RBISB will give you a detailed schedule for all the three tests. Once you qualify in Phase I, you take the Phase II examination and once you succeed in that, you get to appear for an interview. The final selection list is formed based on your performance in Phase II as well as the interview.

Syllabus of RBI Grade B officer and Assistant exam

With several variations in Grade B officer and Assistant, following is a list of topics that are subject-wise important topics. 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Tables, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs and Case lets).
  • Probability/ Series.
  • Average
  • Ratio
  • Time & work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Partnership
  • Volume, Surface area, and Height & distances
  • Permutation & combination
  • Simple & compound interest
  • Number System
  • Simplification and Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Trains Boats & streams
  • Mensuration
  • Permutations & Combinations

Reasoning Ability

  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South)
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality or Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Number series
  • Statement and Argument
  • Passage and conclusion
  • Coding and decoding
  • Order and ranking
  • Making judgments

General English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test (NEW PATTERN)
  • Para Jumble
  • Spotting Error
  • Double Fillers
  • Sentence Exclusion
  • Sentence Connector
  • Appropriate Pair Words
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Synonyms and Antonyms 
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Completion

General Awareness

  • Knowledge of current events Sports
  • History, geography, culture
  • Indian constitution
  • News about technology and research
  • News on India and its neighboring countries
  • News related to Reserve Bank of India.
  • Banking Awareness. Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget). Economics news. 

Computer Awareness (ONLY for RBI Assistant)

  • Computer hardware & Software
  • Operating System concepts
  • Shortcut keys
  • Ms word, excel Ms power point, access
  • Internet & networks Basic security concepts
  • Latest technologies Basic of Computer
  • Generation of Computer
  • Important Abbreviations

RBI Grade B Officers: What do you have to do?

The RBI Grade B Officers need to work towards keeping the inflation under check and ensure that adequate supply of liquidity of the productive sector is taken care off. This is an important factor to maintain the financial stability of the country and the RBI officers are responsible for the smooth functioning of the same. The officers are entitled with enhancing the confidence of the public in the financial system of the country and make them use the cost effective and new technology services provided by the bank to its customers. They are also entitled with managing the state and central government accounts by performing various merchant banking functions for them.

RBI Assistant: What do you have to do?

Being an assistant in RBI is pretty much the same as in other public sector organizations. The job profile includes the following:

  • File Work: This is the most common job you have to do as an assistant at RBI. You will be asked to maintain files on various matters of the organization.
  • Data Entry: A common job for any assistant in public sector or private sector organization. You will given some data and you have to feed them in the system provided so that the organization can go back to them when required.
  • Replying to mails: RBI surely gets a lot of letters everyday and as an assistant, you have to draft the replies to most of them and then you have to get it approved by your boss before making the final copy.
  • Making RTI Applicants happy: Nothing but giving replies to RTI queries that will be forwarded to RBI by the Information Commission and again you are in charge of drafting the replies to them.
  • Inward and Outward Mail Entry: RBI gets a lot of letters as well as sends a lot of them too. You may be asked to maintain the record of the same as an assistant.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for RBI Exam

All those who are preparing for bank jobs are in a sense of excitement after the release of RBI exam advertisement. While the online registration links to apply are now open, many of you might find the eligibility conditions confusing to decide whether you are eligible or not. To help you better understand the conditions for RBI exam recruitment, we have compiled a list of some of your frequently asked doubts. Here, we have answered them in a very simple manner so most of you will understand it clearly.

I am in the final year of graduation. Am I eligible for this exam?

Answer: No you are not eligible. 

I have scored 59.5% marks in graduation. Am I eligible for RBI Assistant/Officer?

Answer: As per the official notification, there is no such mention of any percentage requirement. You just need to fill out the percentage obtained in graduation nearest two decimals in the online application. In case your college/university awards CGPA/ OGPA, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

What is the Application fee for RBI Assiatant/Officer exam?

Answer: The Application fee is Rs. 850 (for General Candidates) for Officer and Rs. 450 for Assistant.

How many times can I appear for this exam?

Answer: Students can have 6 number of attempts in RBI Officer exam. However, there is no chance limit in Assistant exam.

I completed my degree through distance education. Am I eligible?

Answer: Yes.Candidates who have completed graduation through correspondence/ part –time/ open university /distance education may also apply.

Where to pay application fees?

Answer: The registration fees must be paid through online mode, via Debit/ Credit card/ Netbanking only. The payment option is integrated along with the application form. So once you complete filling the personal details, proceed to pay the fees. Remember to take a print of the e­receipt on successful completion of transaction.

Can I pay the fees at RBI branches?

Answer: Not required. There is no facility to pay the fees at RBI branches. All applicants should compulsorily remit the fees only through online payment.

Will I receive registration no. & password by Email/ SMS?

Answer: After entering your personal details, an email/ SMS containing your registration number & password will be sent. Candidates are advised to save or write it in a place that you won't forget. These details are required to download your call letter & view results as there is no facility to recover your registration number if you lose it.

I submitted the application with a mistake. Can I modify it or register again?

Answer: Once you submit the application, it is not possible to edit any details thereafter. But you can submit a new application with correct information by paying the registration fees again.

I only know to speak the local language of my state but don’t know to read or write.Can i still apply?

Anwer: Candidates applying for vacancies in a particular state must know to read, write & speak the local language of that state

 

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