RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO
IBPS PO Vs RBI Assistant comparison is here. RBI Assistant and IBPS PO are two major and most popular jobs which many students dream of cracking and getting into their dream job. Both the exams have very high competition and every year lakhs of aspirants fill the form for both the exams. IBPS PO gives you an Officer level post whereas RBI Assistant gives you a Clerical cadre post. With each passing year, the competition has been increasing while the number of vacancies has been decreasing and this has further made these exams tough to crack.
Every year IBPS releases the notification for filling the vacancies of both IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk and both these vacancies add up to more than 10,000 every year. Due to this large number of vacancies the candidates always have high hopes of grabbing a seat by cracking any of these exams. However this year, the number of vacancies has been very less for both IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk which has added to the dismay of the students during this Covid-19 pandemic.
This year the number of vacancies for IBPS PO is 1417 whereas the IBPS Clerk vacancies is 1557 which is very less as compared to last year. However many are hopeful that the vacancies might increase.
RBI Assistant 2020 notification was released on 23rd Dec 2019 for 926 posts in different States and Union Territories and pre-exam was held on 14th Feb 2020, and 15th Feb 2020, and the result was declared on 3rd March 2020. However, the Mains exam has not been held yet due to Coronavirus Pandemic and the exam dates are likely to be announced soon.
In this blog, we will cover all the important aspects which you want to know regarding the RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO exam such as exam pattern, salary and perks, career and promotions, job profile, work load, difficulty level of the exams etc.
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Exam Pattern
The Prelims exam pattern of both RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO is almost the same but RBI Assistant prelims paper is slightly easy when compared to IBPS PO because RBI Assistant is a Clerical level exam whereas IBPS PO is an Officer level exam.
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Prelims
|Exam||RBI Assistant||IBPS PO|
|Sections (No of Questions)||
|Overall Timing||1 Hour||1 Hour|
|Sectional Timing||No (Composite Time of 1 Hr)||20 minutes for each section|
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Mains
The Mains Exam of both RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO differ in terms of number of questions asked and time duration allotted to each section. Also, there is an extra Descriptive paper consisting of Letter and Essay Writing in IBPS PO Mains paper.
RBI Assistant Mains
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||40||40||30 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||40||40||30 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||40||40||30 minutes|
|Computer Knowledge||40||40||20 minutes|
|General Awareness||40||40||25 minutes|
IBPS PO Mains
|Section||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|General,Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)||2||25||30 minutes|
This sums up the exam pattern comparison of prelims and mains exam of
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO.
You can know more about the official notification of RBI Assistant
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RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Salary, Allowances and Perks
Both RBI Assistant and IBPS PO offer decent salary to its employees. However, the salary of an IBPS PO is more when compared to RBI Assistant.
Perks and Allowances
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RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Promotions and Careers
Both RBI Assistant and IBPS PO offer great careers to their employees. Every hard working employee gets an opportunity to serve at top positions in the organisation if the employee is capable enough. Few fortunate and capable employees from Banks get the opportunity to work as an Deputy Governor in RBI as well.
|RBI Assistant||IBPS PO|
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Job Profile
IBPS PO involves more of customer services and dealing with the queries of the customer whereas RBI Assistant rarely involves any customer dealing work.
|RBI Assistant||IBPS PO|
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Difficulty Level of Exam
- RBI Assistant is a Clerical level post and the difficulty level of this exam can be compared to bank clerk exams, however due to lesser number of vacancies and higher number of applicants the cut-off for RBI Assistant is usually very high.
- IBPS PO on the other hand is an Officer level post and the difficulty level of both prelims and mains is on a higher side when compared to RBI Assistant, eventually the cut-offs are not that high as in RBI Assistant.
RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO – Other Important Comparisons
|RBI Assistant||IBPS PO|
|Transfers||Mostly, once in 5 years||Transfers are frequent in Banks with one transfer every 2-3 years.|
|Working Days||5 days a week with mostly fixed timing||6 Days a week with no fixed return time.|
|Postings||Mostly Home State and in Urban cities.||Mostly Rural postings in initial years.|
|Work Pressure||Very less||Very high|
Q1) Which has more frequent transfers between RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO?
Ans. IBPS PO has more frequent transfers when compared to RBI Assistant.
Q2) Does RBI Assistant gives rural postings?
Ans. No, all the offices of RBI are in urban areas so there are no rural postings in RBI Assistant.
Q3) Which exam is tough between RBI Assistant vs IBPS PO?
Ans. IBPS PO is a tougher exam as compared to RBI Assistant, however the cut-off for RBI Assistant is very high.
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