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Job Description and Syllabus of Legal Officer & Assistant Archivist Posts in RBI

May 23, 2016 17:42 IST
    Job Description and Syllabus of Legal Officer & Assistant
    Job Description and Syllabus of Legal Officer & Assistant

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s Central bank has invited application form for the post of Legal Officer & Assistant Archivist. The examination is scheduled to be held in the month of June/July 2016. Here, the banking team of jagran josh is providing the details of the examination.

    Job Description of Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’:

    • Dealing with references on legal issues received from various departments of the Bank and its associate institutions, which are mainly related to the interpretation of various statutes such as Reserve Bank of India Act 1934, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, Companies Act, 1956 etc.
    • Preparing initial drafts of legislation administered/to be administered by the Bank.
    • Preparation of drafts of pleadings and comprehensive instructions/briefs to counsel in connection with litigation involving the Bank and its associate institutions.
    • Appearing before Conciliation Officers, Labour Courts, and Tribunals etc. on behalf of the Bank.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    (I) Educational Qualifications (as on 01-05-2016)

    Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrollment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

    Desirable: (a) Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 60% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years or Master’s Degree in Law. (b) Proficiency in computer applications.

    (II) Experience (as on 01-05-2016)

    Essential: At least two years’ experience as an Advocate or as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank/financial institution /statutory corporation /company and/or legal associate /legal consultant in an Advocate’s or Solicitor’s office or in the Legal Department of Central/State Government or as teacher in law in a Law College /University.

    Note: In case of practising advocates (i) copy of the Bar Council Registration Certificate and (ii) a certificate from Bar Association of which the candidate is a member or a certificate issued by the presiding officer of a Court before which the candidate has practised for the required period should be produced at the time of interview.

    Desirable: Special knowledge of Banking Law, Company Law, Labour Law and Constitutional Law and experience in drafting of pleadings and documents.

    Scheme of Selection for Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’: Selection will be through Written Examination (‘WE’) and interview. ‘WE’ will be held in June/July 2016 and shall consist of objective and descriptive type questions as detailed below:


    Maximum Marks


    Paper I – General Knowledge of Law

    Objective Type


    Three Hours

    Descriptive Type




    Paper II – English

    Descriptive Type


    Three Hours

    Grand Total



    Note: Question Paper I (General Knowledge of Law) will be set in Hindi and English. Answers may be written either in Hindi or in English. Candidates may answer the Interview in Hindi or English at their option .The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board based on the marks scored in WE. Final selection will be on the basis of the performance in the WE and interview taken together. The WE and Interview will be held at places as decided by the Board.

    Syllabus for Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’:

    Paper I - General Knowledge of Law (Objective and Descriptive Type):

    (i) Constitutional Law

    (ii) Administrative Law

    (iii) Principles of Statutory Interpretation

    (iv) Law of Evidence

    (v) Contract Act,1872

    (vi) Transfer of Property Act,1882

    (vii) Negotiable Instruments Act,1881

    (viii) Registration Act,1908

    (ix) Code of Civil Procedure,1908

    (x) Legal Drafting, etc

    Note: The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive.

    Paper II - (English): Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

    Job description of Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’

    • He/she would assist the Chief Archivist and Archivist in executing record management and archives administration policies, shifting and arrangement of records of permanent value, preparation of reference media to records retrieval services, organizing exhibitions on records and documents, selection of records for repair, preservation and microfilming review and appraisal of records.
    • He/ She would be actively involved in production, processing and classification of microfilms and digital data.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    (I) Educational Qualifications (as on 01/05/2016):

    Essential: Degree or Diploma in Archives keeping or Archives Administration or Archival Science or Archives and Records Management from a recognized University or Institution.

    (II) Experience (as on 01/05/2016):

    Desirable: The candidates should possess working experience in an Archives Office or Archives Project or teaching or research experience from a recognized University or Institution.

    Scheme of Selection: Selection will be through Interview of the short listed candidates.

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