RBI Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

RBI Assistant 2021 Preliminary & Mains Exam Dates will be released along with the detailed notification which is expected in last week of July 2021. All the candidates who are planning to appear for RBI Assistant 2021 Recruitment exam are now looking for the RBI Assistant Selection Process, Exam Pattern and Syllabus as decided by the Reserve Bank of India. Go through the article below for detailed exam pattern and syllabus.

The detailed exam pattern and syllabus plays a vital role in preparing a fruitful strategy for the upcoming RBI Assistant Exam 2021. The candidates who want to grab the job opportunity must prepare as per the exam pattern released by RBI for the RBI Assistant posts. In this article, are are covering RBI Assistant Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Selection Process for RBI Assistant 2021 exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To know about the RBI Assistant 2021 Exam in short refer to the below table and got to know the important details associated with the exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021
Name of Examination RBI Assistant 2021
Type of Exam Objective Test
RBI Assistant 2021 Exam Date To be notified soon
Category RBI Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Duration of Exam Preliminary – 60 minutes
Mains – 135 minutes
Language of RBI Assistant Exam English
Hindi
Maximum Marks (Online Exam) Preliminary – 100
Mains – 200
Marking Scheme 1 Mark for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1/4th Marks (0.25)
Selection Process
  1. Prelims (qualifying)
  2. Mains
  3. Language Proficiency

RBI Assistant Selection Process

The selection procedure for RBI Assistant 2021 will be conducted in three phases as mentioned below. The candidates who want to grab the job opportunity of Assistant in banking sector have to qualify in each stage of selection procedure.

  1. RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam

  2. RBI Assistant Mains Exam

  3. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

RBI Assistant 2021 has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both preliminary examination and mains examination. The major sectionscovered are:

These above mentioned three sections are the common sections asked in both preliminary exam and mains exam. An additional section of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge is asked in Mains Exam apart from the above mentioned three sections. Sectional cut-off as well the overall cut-off for each phase of examination must be cleared by a candidate in order to get selected for further rounds of RBI Assistant 2021 Exam.

RBI Assistant 2021 Official Notification: Check Here

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

Let’s have a look at the detailed Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam of RBI Assistant 2021.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021

  1. There will be 100 questions from 3 sections; English language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability

  2. The time duration of RBI Assistant Prelims Exam is 60 minutes.

  3. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer, no deduction for unanswerd questions.

  4. The questions will be of Objective type

  5. Except English Language, other sections will be in English and Hindi.

  6. The marks of Prelims Exam will not be counted in merit list, as Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks  
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  

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2021

  1. There will be 200 questions from 5 sections; English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, and Reasoning Ability

  2. The time duration of RBI Assistant Mains Exam is 135 minutes. Section-wise timing has been mentioned below.

  3. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer, no deduction for unanswerd questions.

  4. The questions will be of Objective type

  5. Except English Language, other sections will be in English and Hindi language.

  6. Candidates qualifying Mains Exam will be called for Language Proficiency Test and marks will be counted in preparing merit list.

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

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) 2021

The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned as detailed below. Candidate who are not proficient in the official/ Local Language will be disqualified.

Only such number of candidates will be called for Language Proficiency Test who stand sufficiently high in merit based on the aggregate marks of the main on-line examination, Such merit will be decided by the Bank in relation to the number of notified vacancies to be filled in.

The local language that are to be tested as per the official RBI Assistant notification are given below:

Area Language for LPT
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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RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021

Like all Bank Exams, RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 revolves around the basic tricks and techniques that a student learned in English, Maths and Reasoning during his/her high school. Apart from that a candidate must have basic knowledge of General Awareness and Computer Application terms to excel in RBI Assistant Exam. Let’s have a look at the detailed RBI Assistant Syllabus for the same.

English Language Syllabus

The questions in English section will be asked from the below topics. The candidate must have the proper knowledge of tenses to score good marks in this section. Building a habit of reading newspaper and magazines daily would be of great help.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The questions of Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude in RBI Assistant Exam will be from the below listed topics. The candidate must practice as much as questions to improve their speed and accuracy which is the most important thing to be taken care for this section.

Reasoning Syllabus

The questions in the reasoning section will be assessing the candidate's presence of mind and speed of solving tricky problems. To score good marks in this section, the candidate must focus on their speed. Practising previous year question papers would be of great help for the same.

Computer Knowledge Syllabus

The basic knowledge of Computer is mandatory for the post of Assistant in banking sector as most of the job responsibities revolves around working on computers. The candidates will be assesed on the basis of their knowledge for the below topics.

General Awareness Syllabus

The candidates must be aware of their surroundings to ace good marks in this section. The candidate's must have a habit of reading current affairs, geography, history, and other topics as mentioned below.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Q. What is the RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021?

Ans. RBI Assistant Syllabus is divided into Prelims & Mains, where Prelims consists of 3 sections and Mains will be consisting of 5 sections.

Q. What is the selection process for RBI Assistant 2021?

Ans. The selection process for RBI Assistant 2021 follows: Prelims, Mains, and Language Proficiency Test.

Q. Will RBI Assistant Prelims marks counted in the merit list?

Ans. No, RBI Assistant Prelims exam is just a screening test to select candidates for the Mains Examination 2021.

Q. Is there any negative marking in RBI Assistant Online Examination 2021?

Ans. Yes, there will be penalty of 0.25 marks for incorrect answers in online examinations (Prelims & Mains).

Q. What is the language of RBI Assistant Exam 2021?

Ans. RBI Assistant Exam 2021 will be provided in English and Hindi (except English language paper)