RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2022:Check Section-Wise Paper Pattern And Marking Scheme

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RBI Assistant is a dream for many aspiring students who opt for a job in the banking sector.  RBI Assistant 2022 Preliminary & Mains Exam Dates along with the detailed notification are expected to be released in January 2022. To get recruited in the RBI Assistant post the candidates must be aware of the RBI Assistant Exam pattern along with the syllabus. 
  • RBI Assistant Exam comprises 3 sections Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English for the preliminary examination.
  • General Awareness is added in the mains section along with the three subjects of the preliminary examination. 
  • The exam will be held for three phases i.e preliminary, mains, and language proficiency test to secure a seat in the RBI Assistant.
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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

The exam consists of 3 stages which are mentioned below-
  1. Preliminary exam,
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Language Proficiency Test.
The weightage of each exam is covered below:
Stage  Overall Weightage and Importance
Preliminary exam Qualifying for mains 
Mains Exam Main Test for selection 
Language Proficiency Test Must be cleared but no marks awarded


The sections mentioned above are crucial for both prelims and mains examination. The mains has additional sections like  General Awareness and Computer Knowledge which a candidate must cover. The exam pattern for the various stages is as given below.

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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Preliminary Examination

  1. The exam will be held in online mode.
  2.  The total number of questions is 100. 
  3. The questions are objective type.
  4. There are 3 sections in the exam
  5. The exam will have sectional timing where 20 minutes will be allotted for each section.
  6. Each correct answer will fetch a candidate with 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
The preliminary exam pattern along with the marking scheme is illustrated below:

Subjects

Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

English

30

30

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes


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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Mains Exam

  • A total of 190 questions will be asked in the mains examination with a maximum of 200 marks.

  • Questions from Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude will carry 1.20 marks.

  • The rest sections i.e. Numerical Ability, English Language, and General Awareness will carry 1 mark for each correct answer.

  • The candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer while 0.25 marks will be deducted as negative marking

  • The total time duration of the exam is  2 hours and 40 minutes.

 The exam pattern along with the marking scheme is illustrated below:

Subjects

Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

30 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

40

40

30 minutes

English

40

40

30 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

25 minutes

Computer Awareness

40

40

20 minutes

Total

200

200

135 minutes

 
 

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Language Proficiency Test

The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main online 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. Candidates who are not proficient in the official/ Local Language will be disqualified.

The local language - RBI Assistant Exam(LPT)

Area Language 
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

Along with RBI Assistant Exam Pattern, candidates must be aware of the syllabus for the examination. The syllabus for the exam is as follows:

Subject

Syllabus

Reasoning Ability

  • Logical Reasoning, 

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, alphanumeric series, 

  • alphabet series, ranking, data sufficiency, 

  • coding and decoding,

  • Coded inequalities, 

  • direction test, 

  • seating arrangements, 

  • puzzles, jumbles, 

  • Syllogism,

  • input and output, 

  • blood relations, 

  • Advanced puzzles, 

  • Chinese coding, 

  • Distance and direction, 

  • figure series.

General Awareness

  • Current Events, national and international importance

  • History

  • Polity

  • Constitution

  • Sports

  • Art & Culture

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Everyday Science

  • Scientific Research

  • National/International Organizations /Institutions etc

Numerical Ability

  • Number System

  • Simplification

  • Decimal & Fraction

  • HCF LCM

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Percentage

  • Profit & Loss

  • Discount

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Partnership

  • Time & Work

  • Distance

  • Use of Table & Graph

  • Mensuration

English Language

  • Title of the Passage

  • Letter Writing

  • Word Knowledge

  • Use of Words

  • Antonym

  • Synonym

  • One Word Substitutions

  • Sentence Correction

  • Idioms Phrases

 

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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern FAQs

Q1 What is the RBI Assistant Selection Process

A1 The RBI Assistant Selection Process comprises a preliminary, mains exam, and language Test.

Q2 Is there any negative marking in the RBI Assistant Exam?

A2 Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the RBI Assistant Exam.

Q3 How many Subjects are asked in the RBI Assistant Prelims exam?

A3 A total of 3 Subjects are asked in the RBI Prelims  Exam i.e Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language.

Q4 How many Subjects are asked in the RBI Assistant Mains exam?

A4 A total of 4 Subjects are asked in the RBI Assistant Mains Exam i.e Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, and General Awareness.

Q5 What is the duration of the RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam?

A5 The duration of the RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam is 20 minutes for each section while 60 minutes overall.