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RBI Assistant 2020 Syllabus

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020: The Exam pattern and Syllabus of RBI Assistant 2020 varies for prelims and mains exam. There are two stages of prelims and mains in RBI Assistant exam that you must clear to get selected to work for Reserve Bank of India. Here you can have detailed RBI Assistant 2020 syllabus and exam pattern.

English Language, Numerical ability (quantitative aptitude) and Reasoning sections are included as common syllabus for RBI Assistant prelims and mains exam. In addition to these 3 sections, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge sections are included in the RBI Assistant mains exam.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020 – Prelims

S.N Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes
  • RBI Assistant prelims have negative marking for wrong answers, for every incorrect answer about 0.25 marks to be deducted from the final score.
  • RBI Assistant is a qualifying exam, after qualifying this exam only, the candidate will be allowed to sit for the mains exam.
  • RBI Assistant Prelims exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Hindi languages, except for the English section.
  • There will be 3 sections in the RBI Assistant prelims exam with 100 objective type questions for 100 marks.
  • The total time for the prelims exam is 1 hour.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 – Prelims Exam

Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge
Seating Arrangement Number Series Error Detection Current Affairs Computer basics
Puzzles Data Interpretation Reading comprehension Banking Awareness MS office
Direction and Blood relation Simplification/ Approximation Fillers Economy/ Financial Awareness Internet and web technology
Syllogism and Inequality Profit & Loss Sentence based error Static Awareness Database Management System
Alphanumeric Series and order and ranking Data Sufficiency Column based question ? Networking
Data Sufficiency and Miscellaneous questions Quadratic Inequalities Word usage ? computer and Networking Security
Input-output Time Speed Distance Cloze test ? Operating System
Logical Reasoning Time & Work, problems on train word swap
Ratio & Proportion, mixture and allegation Spelling based error, para jumbles
Partnership Idiom and phrases
Average and Ages Sentence completion
Boat & Stream Vocabulary Based
Pipes & Cistern Paragraph Completion
Probability, Mensuration Connectors

Candidates can refer the topic wise RBI Assistant Prelims Syllabus for English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning section to easily start preparation. RBI prelims exam has 3 sections with 100 objective based questions for 100 marks. The candidate would be required to attempt 100 objective questions in a time span of 1 hour.

Find below the detailed RBI Assistant syllabus 2020 for all the different sections with important topics.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 – English

The English language section include topics related to Reading comprehension and questions on error spotting, cloze test, fill in the blanks and papa jumbles. This section has a total of 30 questions for 30 marks.

See below table to find out topic wise marks weight-age in the English language section.

Topic Marks
Reading Comprehension 7-10 marks
Error Spotting 5-10 marks
Cloze Test 5-8 Marks
Para Jumbles 3-5 marks
Fill in the Blanks 5-10 marks

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 – Reasoning

Reasoning ability section has very vast topics. Even though, you can sort out important topics, which has more weight-age in terms of marks to easily crack this section. This section has 35 questions for 35 marks in RBI assistant preliminary examination.

Refer the below table for Reasoning syllabus and important topics with marks weight-age.

Topic Marks
Arrangement & Pattern 5 marks
Mathematical Inequalities 5 marks
Syllogisms 5 Marks
Coding-Decoding 0-5 marks
Linear Seating Arrangement 5 marks
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 marks
Scheduling 5 marks
Floor Puzzle 0-5 marks
Directions & Distances 2-3 marks
Blood Relations 3-5 marks
Analogy 0-5 marks
Classification 0-4 marks
Order & Ranking 0-5 marks
Data Sufficiency 0-5 marks
Double Line-Up 0-5 marks

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 – Numerical Ability

Numerical ability section has 35 questions in total for 35 marks in RBI Assistant preliminary exam. Candidates must sort out based on priority of marks while preparing for RBI Assistant exam 2020.

Like reasoning section, Numerical ability section also has large number of topics such as Data Interpretation & Analysis, Simplification, number system, Data sufficiency, data interpretation, quadratic equations, Time and work, mensuration, time speed and distance, etc.

Find below the Numerical ability syllabus along with topic wise marks.

Topic Marks
Simplification 4-10 Marks
Data Interpretation 5-8 Marks
Quadratic Equations 5-10 Marks
Number Series 0-5 Marks
Average 0-5 Marks
Interest 1-2 Marks
Mensuration 1-2 Marks
Percentage 0-1 Marks
Ratio & Proportion 1-3 Marks
Algebra 2-3 Marks
Profit & Loss 2-3 Marks
Time, Speed & Distance 1-2 Marks
Time & Work 1-2 Marks
Mixture Problems 0-2 Marks
Number System 0-1 Marks
Permutation & Combination / Probability 0-1 Marks

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020 – Mains

Sections Questions Marks Time
English Language 40 40 30 min
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 20 min
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 min
Computer Knowledge 40 40 30 min
General Awareness 40 40 25 min
Total 200 200 135 min
  • The candidates will be selected for RBI Assistant mains exam in the ratio of 1:10 based on performance in preliminary exam.
  • The duration of the RBI Assistant mains exam is 135 minutes. It is clear that for each section, a fixed timing allotted.
  • Similar to the prelims exam, the RBI Assistant mains exam also has negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by a candidate.
  • As usually, mains exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Hindi languages, except the English section.
  • Overall in the main exam, there will be 200 objective type questions will be given for 200 marks.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 – Mains Exam

RBI assistant mains syllabus 2020 for the English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness sections released by the Reserve Bank of India. It has 5 sections with 200 objective type questions for 200 marks.

Below is the detailed topic wise RBI assistant syllabus 2020 for main exams.

English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Computer Knowledge Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Current World News Time and Distance Languages Number Series
Synonyms Current India News Time and Work Basic Hardware and Software Blood Relations
Antonyms Geography Concepts HCF and LCM History of Computers Analogy
Sentence Correction History Concepts Simple and Compound Interest Devices Odd Man Out
Word Meanings Political Science Problems on Trains Number Series
Average Coding and Decoding
Allegations and Comparison Directions Based Concept
Probability Row Arrangements
Permutation and Combination Symbols
Pipes Statement Reading, Understanding

A notable point is, there will be fixed time allotted to each section that means a candidate need to answer all the questions from specific section within given time.

Language Proficiency Test

Finally, the selected candidates in online mains exam should give Language Proficiency Test (LPT). It will conducted in the following official state wise local languages as follows:

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

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