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The educational qualifications, age limit, and nationality of the candidates are considered in the eligibility criteria of RBI Assistant 2018 for the post of Assistants. The candidates who applied for the RBI Assistant post should be a citizen of India. Check out more details about the eligibility criteria below.


Educational Qualification: (AS ON 01.01.2018) 

A candidate should have 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

Age Limit (As on 01.01.2018)

The candidate’s age should not be below 20 and not more than 28 years as on 01. 04. 2018 which means he/she must not be born before 01.04.1997 and not after 02.04.1988 . 


 Best books to prepare (RBI ASSISTANT)

Following are some of the best books to prepare for English:

  • Objective General English by Dr. R.S.Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal from S Chand Publications
  • Objective English for Competitive Exams By Hari Mohan Prasad & Uma Rani Sinha from McGraw Hill Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude Books:
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Advanced Maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S.Aggarwal from S Chand Publications
  • Reasoning Aptitude Books:
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by B.S.Sijwali

 General Awareness Books:

  • Indian Year Book English/Hindi by Publication Division
  • Manorama Yearbook by Mathew & Mammen Manorama

Computer Awareness Books:

  • Objective Computer Awareness by R. Pillai
  • Computer Knowledge by Shikha Agarwal
  • RBI Assistant Exam- Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan



Best books to prepare (GRADE-B)

Name of Book



Objective English

Edgar Thorpe

Pearson (2013).

Objective General English

R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal

S.Chand (2011).

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis


High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

S. Chand.

Quant Books for RBI Grade B

Quantitative Aptitude Test

N. K. Singh


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (17thEdition)

R. S. Aggarwal


Reasoning Books RBI Grade B

Name of Book



Test of Reasoning

Edgar Thorpe


A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Revised Edition)

R. S. Aggarwal

S. Chand (2012).

A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical

B. S. Sijwali

Arihant (2014).

RBI Assistant

Phase I – Prelims Exam

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests
No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time

English Language

30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour

Numerical Ability

35 35

Reasoning Ability

35 35


100 100  

Phase II – Mains Exam

Those who qualify through the Prelims Exam are eligible to write the Mains Exam. This will be a 200 mark paper with a composite time of 2 hours. It will be an online objective test

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

No of Questions

Maximum Marks



Test of Reasoning



30 minutes


Test of English Language



30 minutes


Test of Numerical Ability



30 minutes


Test of General Awareness



25 minutes


Test of Computer Knowledge



20 minutes





*Note:Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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.

Final Selection

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.