RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021: The Exam pattern and Syllabus of RBI Assistant 2021 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 2021 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 2021 – 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|
- 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 2021 – 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|
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 2021 for all the different sections with important topics.
RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – 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.
|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 2021 – 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.
|Arrangement & Pattern||5 marks|
|Mathematical Inequalities||5 marks|
|Linear Seating Arrangement||5 marks|
|Circular Seating Arrangement||5 marks|
|Floor Puzzle||0-5 marks|
|Directions & Distances||2-3 marks|
|Blood Relations||3-5 marks|
|Order & Ranking||0-5 marks|
|Data Sufficiency||0-5 marks|
|Double Line-Up||0-5 marks|
RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – 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 2021.
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.
|Data Interpretation||5-8 Marks|
|Quadratic Equations||5-10 Marks|
|Number Series||0-5 Marks|
|Ratio & Proportion||1-3 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 2021 – Mains
|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|
- 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 2021 – Mains Exam
RBI assistant mains syllabus 2021 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 2021 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|
|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
Candidates can also refer the exam pattern and syllabus for popular bank exams.
RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – FAQ
What is RBI Language proficiency test?
RBI conducts Language proficiency test to selected candidates in the RBI assistant mains exam to test their proficiency in regional language.
Is there any negative marks in RBI Assistant exam?
There will be one-fourth (0.25) marks to be deducted for every wrong answer in the RBI assistsant prelims and mains exam.
Will there be an Interview in RBI assistant exam?
No, there will be no such of interview in RBI assistant exam 2021. The selection process completely depends on prelims and main exams, and language proficiency test.
How to clear RBI Assistant exam?
The most recommended way to clear the RBI Assistant exam is to have preparation strategy along with study plan and improve marks by taking online mock tests regularly.