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RBI Assistant 2017 - Notification

RBI Assistant 2017 - General Instructions

(i) Candidates can apply for vacancy in one office only and will have to opt for online test (preliminary as well as main) centre within the same state(s) the office they have applied for. For example, candidate applying to Ahmedabad office can opt for center only from state of Gujarat.
(ii) Candidates need not submit /send at any address, application printouts or any certificates or copies thereof at the time of online application. Their candidature will be considered on the strength of the information declared in the application. If at any stage, it is found that any information furnished in the online application is false/ incorrect or if according to RBI, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria, his/ her candidature/ appointment is liable to be cancelled/ terminated.
(iii) All educational qualifications should have been obtained from recognized universities/ institutions in India or abroad. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate its numerical equivalent.
(iv) RBI shall not entertain requests from the candidates seeking advice about their eligibility to apply.
(v) Candidates will have to visit the RBI website for downloading call letters for online test (preliminary as well as main).Intimation for downloading call letter will also be sent through email/SMS. Once the candidate clicks the relevant link, he/she can access the window for call letter download. The candidate is required to use (i) Registration Number/Roll Number, (ii) Password/Date of Birth for downloading the call letter. Candidate needs to affix recent recognizable photograph on the call letter preferably the same as provided during registration and appear at the examination centre with (i) Call Letter (ii) Photo Identity Proof as stipulated in clause (xii) below and also specified in the call letter and photocopy of the same Photo Identity Proof as brought in original.
(vi) The candidates will have to appear for the exam (preliminary as well as main) at their own cost.
(vii) CANDIDATES REPORTING LATE i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Examination (preliminary as well as main) will not be permitted to take the examination. The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the Start time of the test. Though the duration of the examination is 1hour for preliminary and 2.15 hour for main examination, candidates may be required to be at the venue for about 2 to 3 hours including the time required for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions.
(viii) Documents relating to Age/Qualification/Category etc. will have to be submitted to the Bank at the time of document verification. Caste certificate submitted by candidate seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC in the prescribed proforma from the competent authority should clearly indicate the candidate’s caste, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognized as SC/ST/OBC and the village/town the candidate is originally a resident of.
(ix) Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of document verification.
(x) A declaration is required to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidate seeking reservation as OBC, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on date of document verification. The OBC certificate containing the non- creamy clause should have been issued after 01.09.2017.
(xi) All candidates working in Government Sector, Government owned industrial undertakings, Public Sector Undertakings/Financial Institutions/Banks, Public Enterprises or other similar organizations, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work-charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees, are required to inform their employer (Head of Office/Department) in writing, about applying for this recruitment, prior to the submission of their application online to the Bank. At the time of applying online, candidates working in such organizations, are required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing about applying for this recruitment to their Head of Office/Department. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received at Bank from their employer, withholding permission to the candidate applying for this recruitment/ appearing at the examination, their application/candidature will be liable to be rejected/ cancelled. At the time of joining, the recommended candidates will have to bring proper discharge certificates from their PSU/Government/Quasi-Government employer.
(xii) In the examination(preliminary as well as main) hall, the call letter along with a photocopy of the candidate’s currently valid photo identity such as Aadhar card with a photograph /PAN Card/ Passport/ Permanent Driving License / Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognized college/ university / Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity card with photograph should be submitted to the invigilator for verification. The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the call letter, in the Attendance List and requisite documents submitted. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination (preliminary as well as main & LPT). Ration card & Learners Driving License will not be considered as valid Identity proof. Note: Candidates have to produce in original the photo identity proof and submit photocopy of the photo identity proof along with Examination call letter while attending the online examinations, without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination. Candidates must note that the name as appearing on the call letter (provided during the process of registration) should exactly match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof. Female candidates who have changed first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination (preliminary as well as main).
(xiii) Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered with or fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting online application.
At the time of examination (preliminary as well as main) or in a subsequent selection procedure, if a candidate is (or has been ) found guilty of –
(a) using unfair means or
(b) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or
(c) misbehaving in the examination (preliminary as well as main) hall or disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting, storing or facilitating transmission and storage of contents of the test(s) or any information therein in whole or part thereof in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronically or mechanically for any purpose or
(d) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature or
(e) obtaining support for his/ her candidature by unfair means, or
(f) carrying mobile phones or similar electronic devices of communication in the examination (preliminary as well as main) hall, such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
(i) to be disqualified from the examination (preliminary as well as main) for which he/ she is a candidate
(ii) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination conducted by RBI.
(iii) for termination of service, if he/ she has already joined the Bank.
(xiv) RBI would be analyzing the responses (answers) of individual candidates with those of other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical procedure adopted in this regard, it is inferred/ concluded that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, RBI reserves right to cancel the candidature of the concerned candidates and the result of such candidates (disqualified) will be withheld.
(xv) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
(xvi) In all correspondence with RBI, Registration number received on submission of application and Roll no. indicated in ‘Call Letter’ must be quoted.
(xvii) In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, LPT assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in online examination, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, RBI’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
(xviii) The possibility for occurrences of some problem in administration of the examination (preliminary as well as main) cannot be ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify the problem, which may include shifting the candidates to the other centres or to conduct another examination (preliminary as well as main) if considered necessary. Decision of RBI in this regard shall be final. Candidates not willing to accept such change shall lose his/her candidature for this exam (preliminary as well as main).
(xix) If the examination (preliminary as well as main) is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions. More than one session are required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any centre or for any candidate.
(xx) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where the examination (preliminary as well as main) is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disqualification including ban from future examinations.
(xxi) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession of calculators in examination premises.
(xxii) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination (preliminary as well as main), as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.
(xxiii) RBI will not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. However, the online examination (preliminary as well as main) marks may be available on RBI’s website after the declaration of the final result.
(xxiv) The post is also open to the employees of RBI (staff candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria.
(xxv) Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and / or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/ tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any cause / dispute.
(xxvi) Candidate’s admission to the on-line test / LPT is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by RBI.
(xxvii) In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms and / or that he / she has furnished any incorrect / false information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his /her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is / are detected even after appointment, his /her services are liable to be terminated. Decisions of bank in all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of written examination, other tests and selection would be final and binding on all candidates. No representation or correspondence will be entertained by the bank in this regard.
(xxviii)Candidature of the registered candidate is liable to be rejected at any stage of recruitment process or even after recruitment or joining if any information provided by the candidate is found false or is not found in conformity with the eligibility criteria mentioned in the advertisement. Further, applicants are required to apply online only. No manual/ paper application will be entertained. The candidature of the candidates shall be provisional and will be subject to verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents. Screening and selection will be based on the details provided by the candidate. Hence it is necessary that applicants should furnish accurate, full and correct information in the online application. In the event of the candidate furnishing wrong or false information, his candidature may be rejected at any stage of the selection process. Requests for change of mailing address, category as declared in the online application, will not be entertained.
(xxix) Candidate should also ensure to upload photo at the place of photo and signature at the place of signature. If photo in place of photo and signature in place of signature is not uploaded properly, candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Notification

The Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for 623 posts of “Assistant” in various offices of the Bank. Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Please note that Corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in.

The full text of the advertisement is available on the Banks’ website www.rbi.org.in and is also being published in the Employment News/ Rojgar Samachar.

Applications will be accepted only Online through the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in No other mode for submission of application is available.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Important Dates & Exam Schedule


Website Link Open 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017
Payment of Examination Fees (Online) 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017
Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative) November 27 & 28, 2017. However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination.
Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative) December 20, 2017. However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Number Of Vacancies

RBI Assistant 2017 - Age Restriction

Age (as on 01.10.2017)

Between 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/10/1989 and not later than 01/10/1997 (both days including) are only eligible to apply.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under :

Sr.No Category Relaxation in Age
1 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST) By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
3 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15years (SC/ST)
4 Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.
5 Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
6 Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989. By 5 years
7 Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Educational Qualifications (as on 01.10.2017)

i) 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.

ii) A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.

iii) Candidates applying for post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting office.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

b. Main Examination

Sr.No Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Test Of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
2 Test Of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Test Of Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
4 Test Of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5 Test Of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total : 200 200

c. Language Proficiency Test (LPT) - The candidates provisionally selected from the main on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned (Annex-IV). Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

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 December 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 January 2018/ February 2018.

vii) Only such number of candidates will be called for Language Proficiency Test 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 notified vacancies to be filled in.

viii) Final selection will be on the basis of candidate's performance in the online main examination, biometric verification and Language Proficiency Test taken together in order of merit.

ix) Appointment of selected candidate will be subject his/her being declared medically fit as per the rules of the Bank.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Examination Centres

(i) The examination (preliminary as well as main) will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres is available in Annex III.

(ii) RBI however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres (preliminary as well as main) and/ or add some other Centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

(iii) The candidates has to select the exam centre corresponding to the office he/she has applied for. However, RBI also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for and a candidate may be allocated a centre of exam (preliminary as well as main) outside the State/UT for which vacancies he/she is applying.

(iv) Candidate will appear for the examination (preliminary as well as main) at an Examination Centre at his/ her own risks and expenses and RBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

(v) No request for change of centre for Examination (preliminary as well as main) shall be entertained.

(vi) The Centers for the Main Examination will be limited.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Pay Scale & Career Growth

Assistants will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years) and other allowances , viz Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately ₹ 32528/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15 %.

(ii) Perquisites:

RBI’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses of maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, Newspaper , Brief case , Book Grant, Allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility. Dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses of OPD treatment / hospitalization as per eligibility; Interest free Festival Advance, Leave Fare Concession (Once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents ). Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc.

(iii) There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades.

(iv) Selected candidates will be initially posted in RBI’s office within the Recruitment Zone for which they had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centres grouped and classified into West, South, North and East Zone offices as under:

(a) West Zone:

Ahmedabad, Bhopal (including Raipur), Mumbai (including Belapur, Pune and Panaji), Nagpur.

(b) South Zone:

Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram (including Kochi).

(c) North Zone:

Chandigarh (including Shimla), Jaipur, Jammu / Srinagar, Kanpur, (including Lucknow & Dehradun), New Delhi.

(d) East Zone:

Bhubaneswar, Guwahati (including all North Eastern states excluding Gangtok), Kolkata (including Gangtok), Patna (including Ranchi)

RBI Assistant 2017 - How To Apply

DETAILED GUIDELINES/PROCEDURES FOR

A. APPLICATION REGISTRATION

B. PAYMENT OF FEES

Candidates can apply online only from 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE NOTED BEFORE REGISTRATION

Before applying online, candidates should-

i. Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given under Guideline for photograph & signature scan and upload (Annex I).

ii. Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. Bank may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with /mention e mail id to any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID and mobile no. before applying on-line and must maintain that email account and mobile number.

(iii) Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Non- Refundable)

Payable from 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017 (Online payment)

50/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXS. (Intimation Charges)

450 /- for OBC/General candidates (Examination fee+ Intimation Charges)

Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee and intimation charges.

Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

A. Application Procedure

1. Candidates may go to the RBI website www.rbi.org.in and click on the option "Recruitment for the post of Assistant" which will open a new screen.

2. To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email- id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.

3. In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.

4. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

5. The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.

6. Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

7. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.

8. Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.

9. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.

10. Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

11. Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.

12. Click on 'Submit' button.

B. PAYMENT OF FEES

ONLINE MODE

1. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

2. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

3. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE.

4. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.

5. Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment.

6. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form containing fee details. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.

7. For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.

8. To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

9. There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.

RBI Assistant 2017 - Fees

ONLINE MODE

1. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

2. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

3. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE.

4. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.

5. Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment.

6. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form containing fee details. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.

7. For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.

8. To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

9. There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.

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