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Recruitment for the post of Security Guards- 2018

Reserve Bank of India (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Bank’) invites applications from eligible ex-servicemen candidates for 270 posts of “Security Guards” in various offices of the Bank. Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive Test (Online Test) followed by Physical Test as per Annexure I.

Please note that Corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank’s website

Full text of the advertisement is available on the Banks’ website and is also being published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

Application can only be submitted online through the Bank’s website No other mode of submission of application is available or acceptable.

Important Dates

Website Link Open

November 9, 2018 – November 30, 2018

Payment of Test Fees (Online)

November 9, 2018 – November 30, 2018

Schedule of Online Test (Tentative)

In the month of December 2018/January 2019. The online test could be conducted on a weekday or weekend. RBI reserves the right to modify the number of days and dates of test depending on the number of applicants.


Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens (Ex-Servicemen only) for the post of Security Guard in the Bank.

Candidates may click on the link below for filling in the online application form.

“Recruitment for the post of Security Guards- 2018”

1. Vacancy Position

Before applying, Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the post. Candidates are requested to apply online through the Bank’s website

Helpline: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee or receipt of call letter, queries may be made at candidate grievance Redressal cell Don’t forget to mention ‘RBI Recruitment for the post of Security Guards 2018- Online Test’ in the subject box of the e-mail.

Office Vacancies
1 Ahmedabad 1 1 3 6 11
2 Bengaluru 1 -- 2(1) 4 7
3 Bhubaneswar 2 -- -- 7 9
4 Bhopal -- 2(1) 1 4 7
5 Chandigarh -- -- 2 5 7
6 Chennai -- -- 2 17 19
7 New Delhi 2 -- -- 3 5
8 Guwahati -- 6 -- 9 15
9 Hyderabad 1 2(2) 2 5 10
10 Jammu -- 1 2 4 7
11 Jaipur 2 2 4 8 16
12 Kanpur 3 -- 3 6 12
13 Kolkata 4 1 4 10 19
14 Lucknow 1 -- 3 5 9
15 Mumbai 6(1) 21(9) 15 38 80
16 Nagpur 1 -- 1 2 4
17 Patna 3 1 2 7 13
18 Thiruvananthapuram 3(1) -- 6 11 20
  Total 30 37 52 151 270

Abbreviations stand for: SC – Scheduled Caste, ST – Scheduled Tribe, OBC – Other Backward Classes, GEN – General i.e. Unreserved;
Figures in brackets refers backlog vacancies.

Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘Creamy Layer’ are not eligible for reservation under OBC category. They should indicate their category as ‘General (GEN)’. Reservation under various categories will be as per the Government of India Guidelines prevalent at the time of finalization of result. The Bank reserves the right to increase/decrease the number of vacancies as per requirement.

2. Definition

i) Ex-Serviceman:

“Ex-serviceman means a person, who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or as a non-combatant) in the regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union, but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps, the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the para military forces, and who has retired from such service after earning his pension; or who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or who has been released, otherwise than on his own request, from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, and has been given a gratuity and includes personnel of the Territorial Army of the following categories, viz. pension holders for continuous embodied service; person with disability attributable to military service, and gallantry award winners.”


1) Candidates, who are released / retired from Armed Forces, or whose specific period of engagement (SPE) is likely to be completed on or before December 31, 2019 only are eligible to apply under this recruitment. They will also be required to submit the release letter along with a self-declaration at the time of joining in the Bank that the candidate is entitled to the benefits admissible to Ex-Serviceman in terms of Govt. of India Rules. Those candidates, who have already completed their initial period of engagement and are on extended assignment, are required to submit certificates to that effect. If selected, all such candidates mentioned above, should get released and join the Bank on or before January 31, 2020. Certificate formats to be submitted by these candidates are provided in ANNEXURE II and these certificates are required to be submitted at the time of Physical Test invariably.

2) The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as Ex-Serviceman w.e.f. 15.11.1986.

3) An Ex-Serviceman who has once joined a Government job on the civil side after availing of the benefits given to him as an Ex-Serviceman for his re-employment, his Ex-Serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases.

4) The following rules applicable to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central Government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the online test:

  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’& ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’ / ‘D’ under Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.

3. Eligibility Criteria:

(a) Age (as on 01/11/2018)

Normal age limit of 25 years (28 years for OBC and 30 years for SC/ST as per category relaxation provided by the Government of India) as on November 1, 2018, is further relaxed to the extent of number of years of service in Armed Forces plus 3 years subject to maximum upper age limit of 45 years. The upper age limit of 45 years is uniformly applicable to candidates belonging to all categories inclusive of reserved candidates.

In case of dispute regarding age, the date of birth as recorded in the school leaving certificate shall be final.

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Physical Test.

(b) Caste Criteria

(i) Candidate's seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC, shall have to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma ONLY, meant for appointment to posts under the Government of India from the designated authority indicating clearly the candidate’s caste, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognised as SC/ST/OBC and the Village/Town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of. They must also ensure that the name of their caste/community and its spelling in their caste/community certificate is exactly as mentioned in the lists notified by the Central Government from time to time (for OBC category list of castes recognized by the Govt. of India as OBC castes in the central list is available on the site, for ST category the list caste for each state is available on the site and for SC category the list of castes for each state is available on the site A certificate containing any variation in the caste name will not be accepted. Further, the OBC certificate should also clearly indicate that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer as defined by the Government of India for applying to posts and services under the Central Government.

(ii) The OBC claim of a candidate will be determined in relation to the State (or part of the State) to which his father originally belongs. A candidate who has migrated from one State (or part of the State) to another should, therefore, produce an OBC certificate which should have been issued to him based on his father's OBC certificate from the State to which he (father) originally belongs.

(iii) No change in the community status already indicated in the on-line application by a candidate for this examination will be allowed.

(c) Educational Qualifications (as on 1/11/2018)

The candidate should have passed 10th Standard (S.S.C./Matriculation) from recognized State Education Board or equivalent. Ex-servicemen who have passed the qualifying examination from outside the recruitment zone either before or after leaving the military service are eligible.

  1. In addition to the above, the candidate should be a resident of the State/UT coming under the Regional Jurisdiction of the Recruitment Office to which he is applying (Refer Annexure III).

  2. The candidate should be an undergraduate as on 01/11/2018. Graduates and candidates possessing higher qualification are not eligible to apply.

  3. Although matriculate Ex-servicemen with 15 years of experience are considered as “Graduates” they are eligible to apply.

  4. The qualification as claimed by the candidate must have been entered in Soldier’s Discharge Book and supported by necessary documents.

  5. Bank reserves the right to call for any document in support of residential status of the candidate.

(d) Experience: Only ex-servicemen with proper military background are eligible. The candidates should have experience of handling arms and ammunition in the military.

(e) Ineligibility : Orthopedically handicapped/Hearing Impaired/Visually Handicapped/disabled ex-servicemen/declared medically unfit, who cannot undertake the duties, mentioned under paragraph (4) of this advertisement, properly will not be eligible. Before applying for the post of Security Guard, the candidate should ensure that they satisfy the eligibility norms in all respects as mentioned above. Applications incomplete in any respect and/or not accompanied by relevant documents/certificates and/or received late shall be rejected. Bank’s decision in this regard shall be final. The Bank reserves the right to reject any application/candidature at any stage of the recruitment process without assigning any reason/s.

4 Job Requirements:

  1. Guarding Bank’s property (official/Residential), other watch and ward duties round the clock.

  2. Operating X-Ray machines/DFMD for checking baggage at the entrance and other allied duties which may be assigned by the Bank.

  3. The Security Guards will have to work in shifts, including night shifts.

  4. The above list is only indicative, not exhaustive. The Bank reserves the right to assign any other work in case of requirement.

5. Scheme of Selection:

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of marks in Online Test. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a Physical test which will be of qualifying in nature. From the candidates who qualify in the physical test, a merit list based on the marks scored in the online test shall be prepared. These provisionally shortlisted candidates will have to successfully complete document verification, biometric verification and any other procedure as may be decided by the Bank. They will also have to undergo the pre-recruitment medical test. Final selection will be done based on all these mandatory procedures.

(A) Details of Online Test:

Name of the subject
No. of
Duration (in Minutes)
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 30
2 General English 30 30 25
3 Numerical Ability 30 30 25
  Total 100 100 80
  1. Out of the above three papers, Test of Reasoning and Numerical Ability will be in bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi.

  2. There will be negative marking for wrong answer and 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

  3. Candidates will have to pass with minimum prescribed mark in each subject.

  4. Other detailed information regarding the test will be given in an Information Handout, which can be downloaded by the candidates from the Bank’s website along with call letter.

Roll No. of those candidates who are shortlisted for Physical Test on the basis of Online test will be displayed on Bank’s website. Call letters for physical test will be sent directly from the concerned Recruiting Office or shall be made available for downloading from the Bank’s website. Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID/mobile number alive till the completion of entire recruitment process for receiving advices such as Admission letters etc. Candidates may check e-mails (including spam and junk mailboxes)/SMS regularly.

(B) Details of Physical Test

  1. Details are given in Annexure-I.

  2. Physical Test will be of qualifying nature.

  3. Candidates appearing for Physical test will have to produce a medical certificate (as per Annexure V) from a medical officer not below the rank of Civil Surgeon/Asst. Surgeon certifying that the candidate is medically fit to undergo physical test. Further, the candidates will have to give an undertaking as per Annexure IV.

(C) Biometric Data-Capturing and Verification

Biometric data (thumb impression or otherwise) and photograph of the candidates will be captured during Online Test and verified/recaptured subsequently during and even after the Physical Test. The Bank reserves the right to capture/recapture/verify bio-metric data multiple times. Decision of the Biometric data verification authority as regards its status (i.e. matching or not-matching) shall be final and binding upon the candidates.

Candidates are advised to take note of the following points:

  1. If fingers are coated (stamped ink/mehndi/coloured etc.), ensure to wash them thoroughly so that coating is completely removed before the exam.

  2. If fingers are dirty or dusty, ensure to wash them and dry them before the finger print (biometric) is captured.

  3. Ensure that fingers of both hands are dry. If fingers are moist, wipe each finger to dry them.

  4. If the primary finger (left thumb) to be captured is injured/ damaged, immediately notify the concerned authority at the test centre. In such cases impression of other fingers etc. may be captured.

6. Pre-test Training for SC/ST/OBC candidates

The Bank may arrange combined pre-test training at certain centres for a limited number of SC/ST/OBC candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates desirous to avail such training may write to the concerned Regional Office(RO) of the Bank to whom the candidate is applying. An indicative list of training centres is given below. Those candidates will be intimated about the training by the concerned RO. All expenses i.e. travelling, boarding, lodging etc. for the training will be borne by the candidate. The Bank reserves the right to cancel/add/alter/modify any test centre/address or make alternate arrangement depending on the response received and administrative feasibility.

Format of the Application form for pre-test training is as attached.

Addresses of the Offices

AHMEDABAD – 380014
BENGALURU - 560 001
BHOPAL - 462 011
CHANDIGARH - 160 017
CHENNAI - 600 001
NEW DELHI - 110 001
GUWAHATI - 781 001
HYDERABAD - 500 004
JAMMU - 180 012
KANPUR-208 001
15, N. S. ROAD,
KOLKATA - 700 001
LUCKNOW - 226 010
FORT, MUMBAI - 400 001
NAGPUR - 440 001
P.B. No. 162

7. Test Centres:

(i) Online test will be conducted in different venues (of different centres) of the states/UTs falling under the jurisdiction of the recruiting office. The tentative list of test centres is available in Annexure VI.

(ii) The Bank however, reserves the right to add/cancel any of the test venue/Centre, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

(iii) As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his choice. However, the Bank reserves the right to allot a candidate to any centre other than the one the candidate has opted for. A candidate may be allocated a centre of Test outside the State/UT for which vacancies the candidate is applying.

(iv) Candidates will have to appear for the online test as well as Physical test at his own risk and expenses. The Bank will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

(v) No request for change of centre for Test shall be entertained.

(vi) Centers for the Physical test will be intimated after declaration of online test result.

8. Service Conditions / Career Prospects:

(i) Pay Scale: Security Guards will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 10940/- per month in the scale of 10940-380 (4)-12460- 440(3) -13780-520(3)-15340-690 (2)-16720- 860(4) – 20160-1180 (3)- 23700 (20 years) and other allowances , viz: Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance, Personal Fixed Allowance, Shift Allowance, Special Functional Allowance, Special Allowance (I), Grade Allowance, Washing Allowance etc. as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Security Guards is approximately ₹ 24,052/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15 %.

(ii) Perquisites:

RBI's accommodation subject to availability, Reimbursement of education expenses, Reimbursement of cost of spectacles, Book Grant, News Paper Bill, Furnishing of residence, Reimbursement of GSLI, Car Insurance, Conveyance Allowance 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. Selected candidates will be governed by 'the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)'.

9. How to apply

Candidates are required to apply only online using the website from November 9, 2018 to November 30, 2018. No other means/mode of application will be accepted. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available at Appendix-I which is available on the Bank's website The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if the candidate submits another/multiple applications, then the candidate must ensure that application with the higher Registration ID {RID) is complete in all respects like applicants' details, examination centre, photograph and signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the last completed applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Board and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

Intimation charges (Non- Refundable) of Rs.50/- shall be payable from November 9, 2018 to November 30, 2018. Staff candidates are exempted from payment of this fee.

10. General Rules/ Instructions:

(i) Candidates can apply for a vacancy existing in one office only, under which jurisdiction (refer Annexure III) they are resident as on the date of application and accordingly, will have to opt for the online test from a centre within the states/UTs under the regional jurisdiction of that office. For example, a candidate residing in the state/UT of Gujarat/Daman and Diu can apply only for vacancy existing in Ahmedabad office and opt for a centre under the jurisdiction of the Ahmedabad office.

(ii) Candidates need not submit /send application printouts or copies of any other certificates at the time of online application to the Bank. 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 the Bank, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria, his candidature/ appointment is liable to be cancelled/ terminated.

(iii) All educational qualifications should have been obtained from recognized Boards/ institutions in India. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate its numerical equivalent.

(iv) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post and the Bank shall not entertain request from candidates seeking advice about their eligibility to apply.

(v) Date of birth as recorded in School Leaving Certificate/ Transfer Certificate/Certificate of Domicile/ Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation will only be accepted as proof of age.

(vi) Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification.

(vii) Candidates will have to visit Bank’s website for downloading call letters of online test and an intimation to that effect will also be sent through email/SMS. Once the candidate clicks the relevant link, he can access the window for call letter download. The candidate is required to use (a) Registration Number/Roll Number, (b) Password/Date of Birth for downloading the call letter. Candidate needs to affix recent recognizable photograph on the call letter preferably the same which was provided during registration. The candidate must appear at the test centre with (a) Call Letter (b) Photo Identity Proof as stipulated in clause (xiii) and call letter. Original Photo Identity Proof may be brought along with a photocopy.

(viii) The candidates will have to appear for the exam at their own cost.

(ix) CANDIDATES REPORTING LATE i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Test will not be permitted to take the test. The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the Start time of the test. Though the duration of the test is 80 minutes for test, candidates may be required to be at the venue for about 3 to 4 hours including the time required for completion of various formalities such as collection and verification of biometrics, various requisite documents etc.

(x) Documents relating to Age/Qualification/Category etc. will have to be submitted at the time of Physical test by the candidates called for Physical Test. 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.

(xi) Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Physical Test.

(xii) A declaration is required to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidate seeking reservation as OBC, that the candidate does not belong to the creamy layer as on date of Physical test/specified date. The OBC certificate containing the non-creamy clause should have been issued after 01.11.2018.

(xiii) In the test hall as well as at the time of Physical Test, 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/ Driving Licence (only Permanent)/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted 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 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 Online Test as well as in Physical test.

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 Test call letter as well as the Physical test Call Letter while attending the online tests as well as Physical test, without which they will not be allowed to take up the test/ Physical test. 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. If there is any mismatch between the names indicated in the Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the test.

(xiv) 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 test, Physical test 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 test / Physical test 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 candidature or

(e) obtaining support for his candidature by unfair means, or

(f) carrying mobile phones or similar electronic devices of communication in the test hall/ Physical test centre,

such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :

(I) to be disqualified from the test for which the candidate appears.

(II) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any test conducted by the Bank.

(III) for termination of service, if the candidate has already joined the Bank.

(xv) The Biometric thumb impression of candidate may be verified at the time of Physical Test or in a subsequent selection procedure to establish identity of the candidate.

(xvi) The Bank 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, The Bank reserves right to cancel the candidature of the concerned candidates and the result of such candidates (disqualified) will be withheld.

(xvii) In all correspondence with the Bank, Registration number received on submission of application and Roll no. indicated in 'Call Letter' must be quoted.

(xviii) In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of tests, Physical test, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in online test and Physical test, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Bank’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(xix) The possibility for occurrences of some problem in administration of the test 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 of another test if considered necessary. Decision of the Bank in this regard shall be final. Candidates not willing to accept such change shall lose his candidature for this exam.

(xx) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where the test is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disqualification including ban from future tests.

(xxi) Candidates are not permitted to use or be in possession of calculators in test 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 test, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.

(xxiii) The Bank will not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. However, the online test marks may be available on the Bank’s website after the declaration of the final result.

(xxiv) The post is also open to the employees of the Bank (staff candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria and they will be eligible for age relaxation. Part-time employees of the Bank will not be treated as staff candidates.

(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 test / Physical test/document verification/biometric verification is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter/advice has been issued to the candidate to appear for these procedures does not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Bank.

NOTE: Please note that Corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank’s website

(Hindi version of this advertisement is available on Hindi website of Bank)