RBI : Assistant Examination Syllabus

RBI Assistant Syllabus – Prelims Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100



- RBI Assistant Syllabus – Prelims

It is the first phase of Online Exam. It has three sections – English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Syllabus for each section is given below:

- RBI Assistant Syllabus – Prelims – English

  • Reading Comprehension – 7 to 10 questions
  • Error Spotting/Phrase replacement – 5 to 10 questions
  • Cloze test – 5 to 7 questions
  • Para Jumbles – Around 5 questions
  • Vocabulary – Around 5 questions



- RBI Assistant Syllabus – Prelims – Numerical Ability

  • Simplification – 5 to 10 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 5 to 10 questions
  • Quadratic Equations – 0 to 5 questions
  • Number Series – 3 to 5 questions
  • Average, Interest, Mensuration, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed and Distance – Each topic will cover around 0 to 3 questions



- RBI Assistant Syllabus – Prelims – Reasoning Ability

  • Coding Decoding – 4 to 8
  • Seating Arrangement – 5 to 8
  • Arrangement and Pattern – 4 to 6
  • Coded Inequalities – 5
  • Syllogism – 3 – 5
  • Data Sufficiency – 3 – 5
  • Blood Relations –  3
  • Order and Ranking – 0 – 5

There will be miscellaneous topics which will have around 2 to 3 questions each.

- Mains Exam – Pattern

It is the second level of screening process for candidates who cleared Prelims. It has five sections – Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge with an overall score of 200 and time duration for the Exam is 2 hours. There will be negative marking of 1/4th of the mark for each wrong answer.

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Only candidates getting shortlisted in Main Exam will be called for Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The Roll Number of candidates clearing the Main Exam will be published by RBI and an official notification is released regarding LPT.

- RBI Assistant Syllabus (Mains) – Reasoning

  • Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities
  • Syllogisms
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Analogy
  • Statement – Conclusions/Arguments



- RBI Assistant Syllabus (Mains) – English Language

  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Phrase substitution
  • Paragraph complete/Sentence correction
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Double blanks in a sentence
  • Synonyms and antonyms



- RBI Assistant Syllabus (Mains) – Numerical Ability

  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance problems
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Menstruation
  • Time & Speed
  • Missing numbers, Fractions, and Ratios
  • HCF and LCM
  • Problem on Ages
  • Data Interpretation



- RBI Assistant Syllabus (Mains) – General Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness – Banking terms, Current rates (Bank rate, repo rate, reverse repo rate), RBI, Fiscal-Monetory Policies, Social Functions of Bank
  • Economic News – Indian & International Economy, Finance, shares and various schemes of Government
  • Monetary policies, Important guidelines, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc
  • National and International News, Sports News, Awards, Summits and Conferences, Schemes, Agreement and Deals, etc
  • Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc



- RBI Assistant Syllabus (Mains) – Computer Knowledge

  • Generations of computer
  • Basic computer fundamentals
  • Software, Hardware and their functionalities
  • Networking
  • Modern day technology
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Internet, LAN, WAN
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • MS Word, MS Excel, etc.
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