Updated RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Syllabus (Preliminary + Mains)

Hello Aspirants, Hope you all have started preparing for the RBI Assistant 2020 Examination. If you haven’t then don’t worry, it’s never too late to start something. If you have applied for the job and searching for RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 (Preliminary and Mains Exam) to have a better preparation strategy, then you are in the right place. This post will let you know about the RBI Assistant 2020 syllabus.

In our previous article, we have discussed the Exam Pattern of RBI Assistant and RBI Assistant Cut off score (Expected and Previous Year) to understand the toughness of the exam. In this article, we will discuss the complete RBI Assistant syllabus and Exam Pattern.

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RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020 (Pre and Mains Exam)

Before we talk about the Syllabus for RBI Assistant 2020 exam, let us first have a look at the pattern of the Exam.

RBI Recruitment 2020 Exam Pattern

The written exam is the ladder to your success and scoring great is the only way through which you can make it to the job. Let us find out the selection procedure to this very prestigious examination.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination Pattern

The very first stage of your dream job is to score great in the Preliminary examination. Here aspirants must keep in mind that the written examination will be online in nature and will consist of the following parameters.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S.No Subjects No of Questions. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 60 Minutes (1 Hr)
2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

Basic Guidelines

  • Total Question: 100
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Marking scheme: 1(one) mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • Medium of Instruction: Hindi/English

RBI Recruitment 2017 Mains Examination

Successful candidates who have cleared the Preliminary cut off will be called for Mains examination. It is to be noted that only those candidate who will clear the respective cutoff made by the board will be called for Mains examination. Let us have a look at the RBI Assistant 2020 Mains Exam Pattern.

RBI Assistant 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Subjects No. of 
Max Marks Time allotted
1 General/ Financial Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
2 General English 40 40 30 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 40 40 30minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
  Total 200 200 135 minutes

Basic Guidelines

  • Total Question: 200
  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Time Duration: 135 Minutes
  • Marking scheme: 1(one) mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • Medium of Instruction: Hindi/English

If you have been through the exam pattern of Preliminary and Mains for RBI Assistant exam 2020 then it is the time to check out the syllabus for the exam.

English Language Syllabus for RBI Assistant Exam

The English language segment will consist of Reading comprehension, Basics of Grammar and Vocabulary. Let us see the Topics to be covered and weightage of each topic asked in the English language.

S.No Topics Weightage Types of Questions to be asked
1. Reading Comprehension 10 Questions (1 Passage) The passage will be focussed on topics like Banking & Economy, Business, Social Issues etc.
2. Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks) 5 Questions Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks
3. Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement) 10 Questions Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Cloze Test (single passage with 5-10 questions), Fill in the Blanks (Double Blanks).
4. Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles) 5 Questions Para Jumbles

RBI Assistant Syllabus for Numerical Ability.

The Numerical Ability is often considered as the most difficult but scoring topic in any exam. In RBI Assistant exam numerical questions are asked and the toughness level is up to the intermediate level of Math. All you need is speed and accuracy to score great in the Numerical Ability Segment of RBI Assistant exam.

S.No Topics Weightage Types of Question to be asked
1. Simplification 10-15 Questions BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.
2. Number Series 3-5 Questions Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.
3. Average 1-3 Questions Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc. But the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities
4. Interest 1-3 Questions Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.
5. Mensuration  2-4 Questions Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc.
6. Percentage 1-2 Questions Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
7. Ratio & Proportion 1-3 Questions Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.
8. Algebra 3-5 Questions Problems with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions. Questions could be asked on whether the conclusions follow or not.
9. Profit & Loss 1-3 Questions Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings
10. Time, Speed & Distance 1-4 Questions Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.
11. Data Interpretation 5-10 Questions (1-2 sets) Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.
12. Time & Work 1-2 Questions Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc.
13. Permutation & Combination / Probability 0-1 Questions Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Very basic problems on Probability
14. Mixture Problems 0-2 Questions Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixture.
15. Number System 0-1 Questions Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF
16. Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions DS questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Allegations.

RBI Assistant Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning is one of the most confusing and time taking segments in any exam. If you have practised a lot and possess a strong command over the tips and tricks used in Reasoning then you can surely score high in the Reasoning.

S.No Topics Weightage Types of Questions to be asked
1. Arrangement & Pattern 5-8 Questions Random Sequence of Alphabets (based on a group of 5 terms each of 3 alphabets OR series of alphabets), Number Arrangements (based on a group of 5 terms each of 3 digits OR series of numbers), Mixed Series Dictionary or Alphabet based Arrangements etc.
2. Analogy 0-5 Questions Meaning based, Letter based, Number based.
3. Classification 0-4 Questions Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.
4. Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities 0-5 Questions Coded relations between letters to be decoded and solved.
5. Directions & Distances 0-2 Questions Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.
6. Coding-Decoding 4-10 Questions Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word.
7. Blood Relations 1-5 Questions Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
8. Order & Ranking 0-5 Questions Floor Based Puzzles, Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, the order in a row etc.
9. Circular Seating Arrangement 5 Questions Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables.
10. Linear Seating Arrangement 5 Questions Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction.
11. Analytical Decision Making 0-5 Questions —–
12. Syllogisms 0-5 Questions Direct questions with 2-3 statements & 2-3 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information-based questions
13. Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birthdates.
14. Double Line-Up 0-5 Questions
15. Scheduling 0-5 Questions
16. Grouping & Selection Problems 0-5 Questions Problems on teams and committees asked
17. Series 0-2 Questions Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series
18. Verbal Reasoning 0-5 Questions Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.

Computer Awareness Syllabus for RBI Assistant Exam

The computer awareness segment will be asked in the mains exam. There is a total of 40 questions of one mark each will be asked from the below-mentioned topics.

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Questions on Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Different Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

General Awareness Syllabus for RBI Assistant Exams

General awareness is considered as one of the scoring topics in any competitive exams. one has to have supreme command over static gk and current affairs. These are the topics which you must study while preparing for the RBI Assistant exam 2020.

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking / Financial Awareness / Economics news
  • Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as National, International, Awards, Sports, Defence,
  • Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary etc.

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