RBI Assistant Exam Pattern And Syllabus

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern And Syllabus

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern And Syllabus
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern And Syllabus
April 12, 2021
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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 

RBI Assistant Exam is conducted online and has two phases, prelims and mains. The RBI Assistant exam pattern for the preliminary exam is different from the mains exam. The prelims exam pattern is the same as in previous years. However, specific changes are in the mains exam.  

Let’s take a look at the Exam Pattern for the RBI Assistant 2020 preliminary and mains exams.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

The total maximum mark for the exam is 100. And the total time duration is 1 hour.

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  • English Language: In English, a test of 30 questions and the maximum marks for the same is 30 marks.
  • Reasoning Ability: It contains an examination of 35 questions, and the maximum marks for the same are 35 marks.
  • Numerical Ability: It also includes the same marking as Reasoning.

 Mains Exam Pattern

The total maximum marks for the exam are 200. And the total time duration is 2 hours 15 mins.

  • English Language: In the English language, 40 questions and the maximum marks for the same are 40 marks.
  • Reasoning Ability: a test of 50 questions, and the maximum marks for the same is 50 marks.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: It also contains the same marking as the Reasoning.
  • General Awareness: this exam has 40 questions, but the time duration for this exam is only 25 minutes.
  • Computer Knowledge: It contains 40 questions, but the time duration for this exam is only 20 minutes.

Candidates must pass the Online Test on each topic with a minimum score. 1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong response. A candidate marks a question as unanswered if it is left blank. There will be no consequences for asking that inquiry.

Candidates must score at least a passing grade in each topic on the Online Test.

Phase 2: The language proficiency test will serve as a qualifying examination. A language proficiency test will be administered to candidates who are provisionally selected through the Online Test (LPT).

LPT will be held in the Official / Local Language of the State in question.

Language proficiency Test 

The paper should be written in the state’s or states’ native language(s). The following are the regional office-specific local languages:

Ahmedabad Gujarati
Bangalore Kannada 
Jammu Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri
Bhubaneswar Oriya 
Guwahati Assamese /Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo /Mizo 
Chennai   Tamil
Bhopal Hindi 
Chandigarh Punjabi / Hindi
Hyderabad   Telugu
Mumbai Marathi / Konkani 
Kanpur & Lucknow Hindi 
Patna Hindi / Maithili 
Nagpur Marathi / Hindi 
New Delhi   Hindi
Kolkata Bengali / Nepali 
Thiruvananthapuram   Malayalam
Jaipur   Hindi


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RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus 

RBI assistant exam syllabus has a similar syllabus to any other banking exam. Therefore, questions are easy to moderate level if we need to rate them difficulty-wise.

Below mentioned are details of the exam syllabus for RBI assistants.   

Reasoning   Numerical Ability 
Puzzle   Simplification & Approximation  
Alphabets/ Alphanumeric Series/ Numeric Series   Number Series  
 Direction sense   Percentage  
Inequalities   Average & ages  
Seating Arrangement   Profit & Loss  
coding-decoding   Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet),  
Order and Ranking   Time & Distance 
Blood Relation   Simple Interest & Compound Interest  
Input-Output   Time and work & Pipe and cistern 
General English  General Awareness 
Reading Comprehension   Current world news 
Cloze Test   Current India News 
Para jumbles   History concepts 
Vocabulary Based   Indian geography knowledge 
Fill in the blanks   RBI Policy 
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting   Banking and Finance laws 
Paragraph Completion     
Spelling Errors     
Word Replacement     
Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors     
Word Usage     
Idioms and Phrases     
Sentence Completion     

The shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview center, address of the venue, time, and date of the interview in the call letter.

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