What is RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test? Read Here

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will release the notification 2021 for the recruitment of Assistants in various offices of the RBI across India soon. A total of 926 vacancies were announced by the RBI for the specified post region wise in 2019. RBI Assistant examination consists of three phases i.e. Preliminary Exam (Objective – Online Test) (Phase 1), Main Exam (Objective – Online Test) (Phase 2), Language Proficiency Test. The candidates who qualify in the preliminary examination will appear for the mains examination and the candidates who qualify mains examination have to undergo RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test. Wondering what is the Language Proficiency Test? why is it conducted? How to Prepare for it? etc. To know the answer to all your questions, Read this blog on RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test. Before moving in detail, let’s have a look at the RBI Assistant Selection Procedure.

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RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test – Selection Procedure

The RBI Assistant Recruitment Process has following stages -:

  • Phase 1 – Preliminary Exam (Objective – Online Test)
  • Phase 2 – Main Exam (Objective – Online Test)
  • Final Phase – Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

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RBI Assistant Recruitment | Overview

Conducting Body Reserve Bank of India
Post RBI Assistant 2021-22
Number of Vacancies 950
RBI Assistant Online Application – Start Date 17 Feb 2022
RBI Assistant Online Application – End Date 8 March 2022
RBI Assistant Phase 1 – Examination Date 26 & 27 March 2022
RBI Assistant Phase 1 – Result Date To be announced
RBI Assistant Phase 2 – Examination Date May 2022
RBI Assistant Phase 2 – Result Date To be announced
Official Website www.rbi.org.in

What is the Language Proficiency Test?

Regional Language Proficiency Test is an integral part of the recruitment process for every post in RBI. It is a test given by qualifiers of mains examination. The language proficiency test is conducted to make sure that candidates should be well versed with the local language failing which they will not be selected as RBI Assistant 2021-22. The LPT is conducted in the Official / Local Language of the concerned state. LPT is just of qualifying nature.

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Why is LPT Conducted?

Language proficiency test is conducted to test the local language proficiency of Assistants, whose responsibilities include public interaction.

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What is the pattern of LPT?

The pattern for LPT is mentioned below, the bank may conduct both oral and written test:

  • Reading Comprehension (5 Questions).
  • Questions on basic Grammar.
  • Letter Writing and Essay Writing.
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • No marks: Qualifying in nature
  • Conducted in Official/ Local Language of State.

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What are office wise official Language?

The Office wise local language/s is/are as follows:

  • Ahemdabad – Gujarati
  • Bengaluru – Kannada
  • Bhopal – Hindi
  • Bhubneshawar – Oriya
  • Chandigarh – Punjabi / Hindi
  • Chennai – Tamil
  • Guwahati – Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri.
  • Hyderabad – Telugu
  • Jaipur – Hindi
  • Jammu – Urdu / Hindi
  • Kanpur & Lucknow – Hindi
  • Kolkata – Bengali
  • Mumbai – Marathi
  • Nagpur – Marathi/ Hindi
  • New Delhi – Hindi
  • Patna – Hindi
  • Thiruvananthapuram – Malayalam

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