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RBI ExamReserve Bank of India Exam

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:2 Hours
  • Stream-: Civil Services
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Online
  • Total Questions-: 200

Application are invited for the posts mentioned below in Reserve Bank of India (RBI/Bank) from Indian citizens, citizens of Nepal and subjects of Bhutan and persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Myanmar and Sri Lanka with the intention of permanently settling in India and in whose favour Eligibility Certificates have been issued by Government of India.

Sr. No.

Post

Number of Vacancies

Unreserved i.e.
General
(GEN)

Scheduled Castes (SC)

Scheduled Tribes
(ST)

Other Backward Classes (OBC)**

TOTAL

1. Manager (Technical – Civil) in Grade ‘B’ 01 00 01 (1) * 00 02
2. Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha) in Grade ‘A’ 04 01 03 (2) * 02 10
3. Assistant Manager (Security) in Grade ‘A’ 07 00 00 00

07

 

* Figures in bracket indicates backlog vacancies.
** Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the 'Creamy Layer' are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as 'General (GEN)’.

MANAGER (TECHNICAL – CIVIL) IN GRADE 'B'

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications (as on 01-03-2017)

Essential

A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Please also refer para 4 below on note on educational qualifications.

Desirable: 

Specialization in Structural Engineering, Public Health Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management.

Experience (as on 01-03-2017)

Essential

 At least 3 years' experience after graduation (in a position of independent responsibility equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer) in a public/private limited organization including Hospitals/Banks/Financial Institutions/Planning/Designing/Construction/Large Office Buildings/ Multistoried Buildings/Housing Companies/residential campus based education institutions including preparation and evaluation of tender papers.

Desirable: 

  • Experience of administering construction projects in all its aspects and knowledge of PERT/ CPM techniques 
  • Working knowledge of Computer in Structural Design in CAM/ CAD / evaluation and analyzing of tenders with special references
  • Working knowledge of Electro-mechanical services and electrical maintenance
  • Working knowledge in structural rehabilitation works
  • Experience in Construction and Project Management
  • Experience in Maintenance of Office and Residential Buildings
  • Good drafting capacity.

Age (as on 01-03-2017)

 Between 21 and 35 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/03/1982 and not later than 01/03/1996).

Refer para 7 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories.

Scheme of Selection:

Selection will be through Written Examination (‘WE’) in the following two papers and Interview. 'WE' will be held in the month of April 2017.

Type of paper

Duration

Marks

Paper-I Objective Type Test
Test of professional knowledge/ job knowledge
1 hr 100
Paper-II Descriptive Type Test
Standard of the papers will be that of B.E. Degree
3 hrs 100
Total 200
  • In Paper-I, there will be negative marking for every wrong answer.
  • Paper-I of only such candidates, who appear in both the papers, would be assessed. Paper-II of only such candidates, who score sufficiently high marks in Paper-I, as decided by the Board, would be assessed.
  • Question papers for 'WE' will be set in Hindi and in English. Answers may be written either in Hindi or English. Candidates may opt for interview in Hindi or English.
  • The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board.
  • Final selection will be on the basis of performance in the 'WE' and interview taken together.

ASSISTANT MANAGER (RAJBHASHA) IN GRADE 'A'

Job requirements

  • Translation from English into Hindi and vice-versa of various references, documents, manuals and other publications of the Bank and arranging for printing thereof.
  • Implementation of Government instructions regarding use of Hindi and
  • Administration of Hindi Teaching Scheme for the Bank's staff.

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualifications (as on 01-03-2017):

Essential

  • Second Class Master's Degree in Hindi/Hindi Translation, with English as Core/Elective/Major subject at the Bachelor's Degree level; OR 
  • Second Class Master's Degree in English with Hindi as Core/Elective/Major subject at the Bachelor's Degree level; OR 
  • Second Class Master's Degree in Sanskrit / Economics / Commerce with English and Hindi as Core/Elective/Major subject at the Bachelor's Degree level. (In lieu of a subject of Hindi at Bachelor's Degree level, one may have recognized Hindi qualification equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree); OR
  • Master's Degree in both English and Hindi/Hindi Translation, of which one must be Second Class.

Please also refer para 4 below on note on educational qualifications.

Desirable: 

Knowledge of bi-lingual word processing.

Age (as on 01-03-2017): 

Between 21 and 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/03/1987 and not later than 01/03/1996). For candidates with Ph.D. qualification, the upper age limit will be 32 years. The maximum age relaxation applicable to SC/ST and OBC category candidates, even having Ph.D., will be 5 years and 3 years respectively.

Refer para 7 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories.

Scheme of Selection: 

Selection will be through examination and interview. Examination will have two Papers, Paper I (Objective type) Online and Paper II - [Computer/paper based) Written Examination] as under:

 Paper–I -Online (Objective type): 

The examination will be conducted in April 2017 in the following pattern:

Sl. No.

Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum marks

Duration

  Paper -I    
1 Reasoning 35 35 120 minutes
2 English language 35 35
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking, Economics, Commerce and allied subject 35 35
4 Test of Professional Knowledge (including Official Language) 45 45
  Sub Total 150 150 120 minutes
  Paper –II Descriptive Paper (Official Language)   50 60 Minutes
 
Grand Total
 
  200  

 

(i) In Paper-I (Tests Sr. No 1- 4) for every wrong answer marked by the candidate, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(II) Paper-II (Computer/ paper based): The Paper-II examination will be of one hour duration carrying 50 marks to assess candidates’ ability to undertake translation from Hindi to English and vice-versa and basic knowledge of Official Language Policy of Govt. of India.

Note: (i) Paper-I and Paper-II examinations will be conducted on same day in the same session without any break. (ii) Question papers of Paper-I (except English language test) and Paper-II will be set bilingually in Hindi and English. Candidates can answer examination in Hindi or English (as applicable) at their option. Candidates can opt for interview in Hindi or English. (iii) Paper-II of only such candidates who score sufficiently high aggregate marks and minimum qualifying marks in all tests in Paper I- as decided by the Board, would be assessed (iv) Candidates will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of total marks obtained in Paper -I and Paper-II. (v) Final selection will be done on the basis of performance in Paper I, Paper II and interview taken together.

3. ASSISTANT MANAGER (SECURITY) IN GR ‘A’

(A) Job Requirements : He/ She will be responsible for (i) Watch and Ward arrangements as to internal security for guarding treasure vaults, passages, entry and exit points, surveillance through CCTV, monitoring, recording etc. in the Bank's Office Buildings (ii) Protocol duties (iii) Maintenance/Security of Bank's properties and (iv) Control over the staff deployed for the purpose.

(B) Eligibility Criteria:

(I) Experience (as on 01.03.2017):

(i) The candidate should be an Officer with a minimum of five years of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force

OR

(ii) The candidate should be of the rank equivalent to Assistant Commandant with minimum five years’ service in Paramilitary Forces such as Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Assam Rifles, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, Defence Security Corps, National Security Guard, Railway Protection Force, Rashtriya Rifles, Special Protection Force, Commando Battalion for Resolute Action, Special Frontier Force and Home Guards.

Note: Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers should have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment. Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment, may submit a copy of this certificate along with the printed copy of online application for the post.

(II) Age (as on 01.03.2017): Between 25 and 40 years (no relaxation for any category). The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02/03/1977 and not later than 01/03/1992(both days inclusive).

(C) Scheme of Selection: Selection will be through Interview. The Board reserves the right to raise the minimum experience in order to restrict the number of candidates in each category to be called for Interview, commensurate with the number of vacancies.

(D) CENTRES FOR INTERVIEW – only for AM (Security): (to be opted by candidates in his/her On-Line Application):

Names of Centres (with Code Numbers) where interviews may be conducted depending on number of candidates at each centre, are given below:

Name of Centre Code No. Name of Centre Code No.
Bengaluru (12) Hyderabad (19)
Kolkata (15) Mumbai (25)
Chennai (17) New Delhi (27)

 

SERVICE CONDITIONS / CAREER PROSPECTS:

(i) Pay Scale:

(A) For Grade 'A' Officers: They will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28,150/-p.m. in the scale of Rs.28,150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7) – 46600 -EB-1750 (4) - 53600-2000(1) - 55600 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’. They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 55,909/-.

(B) For Grade 'B' Officers: They will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.35,150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.35150 - 1750(9)- 50900 – EB - 1750 (2) – 54400 - 2000(4) - 62400 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘B’. They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs.68,327/-

Application Process
Candidates have to apply only On-Line through the Bank's website i.e. www.rbi.org.in from 01-03-2017 to 16-03-2017. No other means/mode of applications will be accepted. Detailed instructions for applying On-line are available on the website.

APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGES 

Sr. No. Category Charges Amount 
1. SC/ST/PWD Intimation Charges only 100/-
2. GEN / OBC App. Fee including intimation charges 600/-
3. STAFF@ Nil Nil
* Bank/Transaction charges are to be borne by the candidate.
@ Fee/ Intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of RBI (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank vide their circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/5599/05.01.01/2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview. In case, they are not eligible to be treated as staff candidates (in terms of above referred HRMD circular), they are advised to indicate themselves as non-staff candidates and pay fees/ intimation charges as applicable to non-staff candidates.

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RBI Assistant Syllabus – General Knowledge

  • Indian Constitution.
  • Awards and Honors.
  • Culture.
  • Books.
  • Current events.
  • History.
  • Sports and Games.
  • Current Affairs – National & International.
  • General Politics.
  • Geography.
  • Economic Scene.
  • Important Days.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Books and Authors.
  • Important Financial & Economic News.
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.

Reserve Bank of India Assistant Syllabus – English 

  • Cloze test.
  • Para-Jumbles.
  • Spotting Error.
  • Fill in the blank.
  • Reading Comprehension.

RBI Syllabus – Computer Proficiency Syllabus

  • Windows Operating System
  • Desktop Applications such as
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
    • Internet Surfing.
    • E-mail Management

RBI Asst Prelims Syllabus – Reasoning

  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Statement – Conclusions
  • Inserting The Missing Character.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Logical Venn Diagrams.
  • Deriving Conclusions from Passages.
  • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle.
  • Mathematical Operations.
  • Statement – Arguments.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence.
  • Theme Detection.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Logic.
  • Logical Sequence of Words.
  • Series Completion.
  • Eligibility Test.
  • Direction Sense Test.
  • Alphabet Test.
  • Analogy.
  • Situation Reaction Test.

RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus – Aptitude

  • Time & Distance.
  • Simplification.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Time & Work.
  • Percentages.
  • Data Interpretation
  • Boats & Streams.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Interest.
  • Pipes & Cisterns.
  • Averages.

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Centre wise/Category wise cut off in respect of the preliminary online examination for the post of Assistant held on December 24, 2016
Office SC ST OBC GEN PWD EXS
HI OH VI EXS-1 EXS-2
Ahmedabad - 51.25 68.00 73.75 42.00 36.25 40.00 # 48.50
Bengaluru 62.50 58.75 68.00 71.75 38.00 30.00 42.50 57.00 43.50
Bhopal 68.50 53.25 74.25 77.75 # 50.00 39.50 # 50.25
Bhubaneswar 66.50 57.25 - 79.75 31.50 51.75 46.00 50.25 61.75
Chandigarh 67.00 - 73.75 81.50 34.25 49.50 32.50 34.00 54.00
Chennai 70.25 - 76.25 78.25 # 32.00 35.25 49.25 42.50
Guwahati 68.00 57.50 70.25 72.50 # 39.75 66.50 # 35.75
Hyderabad 73.75 70.00 78.00 81.50 37.50 66.75 62.00 43.75 59.25
Jaipur 69.00 62.25 76.00 80.50 # - - 49.00 55.75
Jammu 66.75 50.75 62.75 76.00 # 41.25 56.00 - 41.25
Kanpur & Lucknow 67.25 63.00 73.50 79.75 36.25 52.25 38.75 44.25 59.50
Kolkata 68.25 - 72.75 80.75 39.25 37.50 35.25 52.25 51.75
Mumbai 63.75 47.50 66.00 70.25 45.00 55.75 61.00 33.75 41.75
Nagpur - - 68.00 71.75 41.75 40.50 37.00 # 43.00
New Delhi 70.00 - 73.25 81.00 34.50 52.25 55.25 37.25 56.50
Patna 68.00 65.25 75.50 80.25 35.50 61.50 52.50 35.75 55.00
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 68.75 - 77.75 81.00 - - 42.75 67.50 58.00
- NO VACANCY
# NO CANDIDATE QUALIFIED

Note (I) - For SC/ST/OBC candidates:

Even if there is no vacancy reserved for SC/ST/OBC category candidates, such candidates can still apply. However, they will not be eligible for any concession/ relaxation etc. SC/ST candidates are exempt from payment of application fee even in such case but will have to pay specified intimation charges.

Note (II) – For Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates:

Only one vacancy of AM-Rajbhasha is reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD) under Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) category. However, PWD candidates may apply to clear the backlog for PWD vacancies, within the overall notified total vacancies. PWD candidates belonging to any of the three categories of the disability (subject to their suitability for the post as mentioned in following paragraphs) are allowed to apply for posts at Sr. No. 1 & 2 and they will be considered for selection, against the backlog for PWD vacancies, subject to their suitability.

(1) For the post of Manager (Technical-Civil) in Grade ‘B’: Only following sub categories of PWD are eligible to apply:

  1. Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates: OA - One Arm affected; OL – One Leg affected; BL – Both Legs affected but not arms.

  2. Hearing Impaired (HI) candidates: PD - Partially Deaf;

Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates are not suitable for this post and thus not eligible to apply.

(2) For the post of AM (Rajbhasha) in Grade ‘A’: Only following sub categories of PWD are eligible to apply:

  1. Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) candidates: OA - One Arm affected; OL – One Leg affected; BL – Both Legs affected but not arms.

  2. Hearing Impaired (HI) candidates: PD - Partially Deaf; D - Deaf

  3. Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates: B - Blind ; LV- Low Vision

(3) For the post of Assistant Manager (Security): This post is not identified for reservation under PWD category. Thus PWD candidates are not eligible to apply for this post.

(4) Only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from following degree of disability (i) Minimum 40% in case of Orthopedically Handicapped persons, (ii) Minimum 40% in case of Hearing Impaired - sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life; do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech; hearing loss more than 60 decibels in the better ear (profound impairment) or total loss of hearing in both ears, and (iii) For Visually Handicapped candidates, either of the following conditions should be fullfilled:

  1. Total absence of sight.

  2. With visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.

  3. With limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.

(5) PWD candidates should possess a latest certificate to this effect issued by an authorized Government of India/ State Government Department/ Hospital.

(6) Within the overall notified total vacancies, PWD candidates belonging to any of the three categories of disability will be considered for selection, subject to their suitability, over and above the vacancies, notified for PWD in this advertisement, in order to clear the backlog of PWD vacancies.

(7) Backlog vacancies reserved for PWD would be filled by a person with disability in the respective category. If no suitable person from that category is available such backlog vacancies would be filled up by interchange among other eligible PWD categories.

(8) The PWD candidates may belong to any category (i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC). ‘Current and Backlog reserved vacancies’ for PWD are horizontal and within the overall vacancies for the post.

(9) At the time of written examination, only those PWD candidates, who have physical limitation in writing, including that of speed, would be allowed the facility to use the service of a scribe/writer. In all such cases where a scribe/writer is used, the following rules will apply:

  1. The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe/writer.

  2. The candidate will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format at the time of written examination.

  3. All VH candidates and only those candidates who use services of a scribe/writer shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes and/or part thereof for every hour of the examination.

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