Nationality : A candidate is required to be a citizen of India
Age Limit : A candidate must range between 20-28 years of age to be eligible for RBI Assistant Exam. Age relaxation is given too candidates belonging to reserved category. The age relaxations granted by the Government of India is mentioned in the table below:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PWD 10 years in case of General Candidates, 13 years in case of candidates belonging to OBC category, 15 years in case of candidates belonging to SC?ST category
Ex-Servicemen To the extent provided by Armed Forces+5 years
Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and not re-married/widows 10 years
Candidates holding working experience in RBI Maximum of 3 years
Candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir province of India 5 years

Educational Qualification: A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 50% and above in any discipline to be eligible for the RBI Assistant Exam. He/She must hold knowledge of computers as well as have the proficiency in the official language of the concerned state of Union Territory.


RBI Assistant Exam is going to be conducted in three phases. The preliminary examination has three sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language.
The mains exam has five different sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.
There is negative marking for the wrong answers attempted by the candidate. No marks will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank.

Preliminary Exam :

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30 A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Mains Exam :

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 40 40 30 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 Minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 40 30 Minutes
General Awareness 40 40 30 Minutes
Total 200 200 135 Minutes

Based on the score of preliminary and mains examination students are called for the interview which holds 35 marks in the total. The cumulative score of the three phases will decide the fate of the candidate for the RBI Assistant Post.

RBI Assistant Syllabus

The RBI Assistant Exam 2017 has a predefined syllabus for all the sections for both preliminary examination and mains examination. The detailed syllabus of the examination is discussed below:

English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Computer Knowledge Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Current World News Time and Distance Languages Number Series
Synonyms Current India News Time and Work Basic Hardware and Software Blood Relations
Antonyms Geography Concepts HCF and LCM History of Computers Analogy
Sentence Correction History Concepts Simple and Compound Interest Devices Odd Man Out
Word Meanings Political Science Problems on Trains Number Series
Rearrangement Average Coding and Decoding
Cloze Test Allegations and Comparison Directions Based Concept
Idiom – Phrases Probability Row Arrangements
Error Detection Permutation and Combination Symbols
Pipes Statement Reading, Understanding
Data interpretation
Data interpretation
Number Series