Reserve Bank of India has issued notification for the posts of Assistant in various offices of the Bank. The selection of the candidates for the post will be through a country-wide competitive Examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by an Interview. The candidates who are intended to join the RBI should read the complete advertisement to know the important details regarding the Assistant Jobs.

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Two phases of the examination will be held for the candidates including Preliminary and Mains Exam. RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam is just a gateway towards the Mains Exam. But no weightage is given to the prelims examination while doing the final calculation of scores obtained by the candidates. The final selection will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the online main examination and interview taken together in order of merit. We have come up with scheme of selection of the candidates, which is as follows: (ALSO READ: RBI Recruitment 2016 for 610 Assistant Posts: Apply online at

Scheme of Selection for RBI Assistant Exam 2016

a. Preliminary Examination:

Sr. No.Name of Tests (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

b. Main Examination:

Sr. No.Name of Tests (Objective)No of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1Test of Reasoning4040Composite time of
2 Hours
2Test of English Language4040
3Test of Numerical Ability4040
4Test of General Awareness4040
5Test of Computer Knowledge4040

c. Interview: 35 Marks

i) The above main online tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

ii) Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations

iii) A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.

iv) There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination).1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

v) Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter for examination from the RBI’s website.

vi) Roll No. of the candidates successful in preliminary online examination will be made available on RBI’s website in January 2017. The Roll No. of candidates successful in main online examination will be available on RBI’s website and a brief notice thereof will be published on the Bank’s website in February/March 2017.

vii) Only such number of candidates will be called for interview who stand sufficiently high in merit on the aggregate marks of the Objective Tests, such merit being decided by the Bank in relation to the number of vacancies to be filled in.