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  • Detailed RBI Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains

    RBI Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern are the two most important aspects that a candidate must be aware of before starting their preparation for the RBI Assistant exam.The key to cracking the exams conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and the syllabus set by the RBI. The foundation for a robust preparation is to know what kind of questions will be framed in the examination. This article will cover the RBI Assistant Syllabus in great detail.

    To know more about RBI exams candidates can visit the linked article.

    The RBI Assistant  notification has been released by the conducting body and candidates planning on applying for the post must start the exam preparation immediately. The foremost thing is to have complete knowledge about the RBI Assistant syllabus and exam pattern. In this article, candidates will find the detailed exam pattern and syllabus for RBI Assistant exam.

    RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

    Before we go into detail about the RBI Assistant Syllabus it is important to know the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern.

    The RBI Assistant exam is conducted in two phases, which is followed by the Language Proficiency Test:

    • Preliminary Exam
    • Mains Exam

    Here is the RBI Assistant exam patterns for the initial two phases of the exam:

    RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern:

    The table below gives information on the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for the Preliminary stage:

    RBI Assistant Exam Pattern For Preliminary Stage
    Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
    English Language 30 30 A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate.
    Numerical Ability 35 35
    Reasoning Ability 35 35
    Total 100 100

    To know more about the upcoming Bank Exams, visit the linked article.

    The table below gives a highlight of the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for mains stage

    RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for 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
    Total 200 200 135 minutes

    RBI Assistant Exam Pattern – Salient Points 

    •  There will be negative marking in this exam.
    • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer given by the candidate.
    • No marks will be deducted for the question that is not attempted by the candidate.
    • The RBI Assistant exam pattern can be changed by RBI as per its needs and requirements. The official notification clearly specifies the RBI Assistant exam pattern every year.

    The below RBI-related links can give you more information regarding the RBI Exams

    RBI Notification RBI Vacancy RBI Exam Pattern
    RBI Assistant Admit Card RBI Assistant Notification RBI Syllabus

    Language Proficiency Test:

    The final stage of the recruitment will be the Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The candidates who clear the mains exam will then have to appear for the LPT. This test is of a lot of importance because as an assistant you may be required to interact with the public directly. The LPT will be conducted in the Official/Local language of the concerned state. Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

    RBI Assistant Syllabus

    RBI Assistant exam has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both prelims exam and mains exam. The sections that feature in both of these exams are:

    English Language

    The marks distribution of English language in the RBI Assistant Exam is as follows:

    English language Weightage(maximum marks) Difficulty Level Type of questions
    Reading Comprehension 7-10 Moderate – Difficult Essay type questions related to Banking, Economy, Finance, Globalization, etc.
    Sentence Corrections 5-10 Moderate – Difficult Preposition, tense, Articles, Subject – verb Agreement
    Cloze Test 5-10 Moderate – Difficult Preposition, Phrasal Verbs
    Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, rearrangement 5 Easy- Moderate Jumbles, fill in the blanks
    Phrases, Active & Passive Voice 5-10 Moderate- Difficult Phrase replacement

    Numerical Ability

    The marks distribution of Numerical Ability in the RBI Assistant Exam is as follows:

    Numerical Ability Weightage(maximum marks) Difficulty Level Type of questions
    Simplification, data interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Number Series 15-20 Easy-Moderate Series completion, Approximation, Decimals, etc
    Average, Interest, mensuration, Percentage, ratio & proportion, Algebra,Profit & loss, Mixture 15 Moderate- Difficult Work efficiency, speed, average, divisibility, LCM, HCF, etc.


    The marks distribution of Logical reasoning in the RBI Assistant Exam is as follows:

    Reasoning  Weightage(maximum marks) Difficulty Level Type of questions
    Analogy, Classification, Order & ranking, data sufficiency, Odd Man Out, Symbols 0-5 Easy- Difficult Coding, Relation base problem, Directions and distances, height, weight, rank, etc.

    Additional sections of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge are also asked in the Mains Exam, apart from the above mentioned three sections. The candidates must clear the sectional cut-off as well as the overall cut-off for each phase of the examination, in order to get selected for further rounds of the RBI Assistant recruitment process. Let’s have a closer look at the various topics that make up the RBI Assistant syllabus.

    Given below is the RBI Assistant Syllabus topics for Quantitative Aptitude:

    RBI Assistant Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
    Probability Percentage
    Allegations and Comparison Algebra
    Permutation and Combination Trigonometry
    Pipes and Cistern Time and Distance
    Number System Time and Work
    Geometry HCF and LCM
    Mensuration Simple and Compound Interest
    Problems on Trains Averages

    RBI Assistant Syllabus : –

    The table below gives the RBI Assistant Syllabus for the English Language:

    RBI Assistant Syllabus for English Language
    Reading Comprehension
    Sentence Corrections
    Word Meanings
    Cloze Test
    One Word Substitution
    Sentence Rearrangement
    Sentence Completion
    Active and Passive Voice

    The table below gives the RBI Assistant Syllabus for General Awareness:

    RBI Assistant Syllabus for General Awareness
    Current World News Political Science
    Current India News Banking Awareness
    Geography Concepts RBI Terms
    History Concepts Acts and Laws related to RBI
    Emoluments and Other Benefits

    The table below gives the RBI Assistant Syllabus for Computer knowledge:

    RBI Assistant Syllabus for Computer Knowledge
    History of Computers Basic Hardware and Software
    Devices Virus and Hacking

    To know more about the RBI Syllabus, visit the linked article.

    The table below gives the RBI Assistant Syllabus for Reasoning:

    RBI Assistant Syllabus for Reasoning
    Odd Man Out Blood Relations
    Coding and Decoding Analogy
    Directions Based Concept Symbols
    Row Arrangements Statements Reading and Understanding
    Number Series