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Gear up for RBI Assistant Exam

Published on Monday, November 21, 2016
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Hi Readers, 
RBI has released the notification for the post of Assistants in its various centres. Today, we will discuss RBI as an organization to work for and the right approach forward to crack this exam. 

How is it working for RBI?

RBI is the apex regulatory organization for banking in India. An employee of RBI for obvious reasons commands respect in the whole banking fraternity along with a recognition in society.
One of the major benefits of working for RBI is the diversity in work profile. You get to work with various departments who are involved in policy formulation having nationwide implications. So there is immense learning involved. Some other aspects of a job with RBI are as follows:

Corporate Setup

RBI functions as one professional organization with streamlined processes from top to bottom. Since no public dealing is there, the feel is more like an MNC. The environment is very conducive to efficiently work and contribute. 

Work Profile

As an assistant, you will be required to work closely with officers and execute the tasks. It is not a typical clerk profile where you have to do the monotonous work at times. You may be asked to officiate as well if you prove your mettle in a considerable amount of time and can handle the responsibilities well. Since its a 5 day job, work life balance is pretty decent. Normally you wouldn't have to extend beyond the normal working hours. Plus, the perks you get are better than normal public sector banks.

Opportunities in future

Once you are an assistant with RBI, you get age relaxation if you want to appear for Grade-B exam so you can study side by side while gaining additional knowledge of economics and finance and gain an edge over other candidates. You may also get opportunities to participate in national and international conferences. 

About the RBI Assistant Exam


The pattern of exam is similar to other IBPS exams wherein you will have to qualify for mains by clearing prelims. Prelims stage won't have GA section, so you need to score around 55-60 on average to be on safe side. 


Mains exam will have 5 sections (200 marks) The catch here is that computer knowledge section will have 40 questions. It is, therefore, advisable to score maximum in this section along with General Awareness as these both can act as the game changer. The cut-offs are released centre wise and they have been considerably high in previous years. Around 140-150 would be required to keep you alive in the game. A score above 150 will definitely ease the pressure during the interview stage. Practice is the key here, remember!


The interview is of 35 marks. You will be asked about current economic and banking affairs along with your work history and profile till date. Demonetization and its effects will surely be one hot question.

So fellas, turn on your engines, switch to top gear and make this run a flawless one. Happy Studying, Cheers!

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