Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for RBI Assistant Exam 2017

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for RBI Assistant Exam 2017 

As you all know that RBI has released the notification for the recruitment of assistant in the bank. RBI Assistant 2017 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through RRB. Just make sure that you get yourself ready for the battle this year. Make this fight worth remembering. Give your best and we, The Adda Family, will help you all with every step you take.

What are the posts available under this recruitment project?

The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Assistant.

When will be the exam conducted?

The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are November 27 & 28, 2017.
The Tentative date for Mains Exam is December 20, 2017.

Are there any changes in Exam Pattern?

Yes, this year RBI has made changes in the Mains Exam Pattern. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of other IBPS Exams like there is sectional timing (Different time for different sections). This time overall timing is of 135 minutes comparing to last time it was 120 minutes.

When will the registration start?

Registrations have started on 18th October 2017 and will end on 10th November 2017

When will the result be declared?

Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary Exam is in December 2017.

How many vacancies are there?

The number of vacancies is 623 for Assistant. Following Table gives the complete break up of Zone-wise vacancies.
Ahmedabad07 (4)4819
Bhopal112 (5)01225
Bhubaneswar5 (2)31817
Hyderabad4 (1)13816
Jaipur23 (1) 2613
Jammu24 (1) 61123
Kanpur & Lucknow91122244
Mumbai2631 (7) 78129264
New Delhi90142447
Patna7 (2)10715
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi204713

What is the syllabus for RBI Assistant 2017 Pre and Mains Exam?

Students aiming for RBI Assistant exam must prepare these sections: English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General and Financial Awareness (Static awareness, banking awareness, and current affairs) and Computer Aptitude. 

Will there be any interview after the written result?

No, there will be no GD or Interview round for RBI Assistant Recruitment.

Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?

Common Written Exam for RBI Assistant will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

Minimum: 20 years         Maximum: 28 years
A candidate must have been born not  earlier than 02.10.1989 and not later than 01.10.1997 (both dates inclusive)

What is the educational qualification required for the posts in this recruitment process?

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. (As on 1.10.2017)

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable. 

I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?

Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before  1.10.2017.

What is the application Fee?

Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 450 /- for all others 

I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?

Yes, you eligible. as the percentage criterion for RBI Assistant is minimum 50% (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates).

How to calculate the Percentage?

The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?

No, You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on as on 01.10.2017.

What is the Structure of the exam?

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam is conducted in three phases: preliminary examination, mains examination and interview. Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to make it to the merit list declared by RBI.
IBPS has introduced some changes in the Mains exam. 

RBI Assistant 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3030A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate
Numerical Ability 3535
Reasoning Ability3535

RBI Assistant 2017 Mains Exam Pattern:

S.N. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum
Medium  Time allotted for eachtest (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning Ability 40 40 E/H 30 minutes
2English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
3 Numerical Ability 40 40 E/H 30 minutes
4General Awareness 40 40 E/H 25 minutes
5Computer Knowledge 40 40 E/H 20 minutes
200 200 135 minutes

Is the exam Bilingual?

The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

What is the cut-off for being recruited?

There is no fixed cutoff for RBI Assistant. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test.

Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the Numerical Ability section. Am I still eligible?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the Mains. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.

Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

What is the pattern of score in RBI Assistant?
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using the equipercentile method.

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