RBI Assistant Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2023: RBI Assistant 2023 notification has been released and the exam dates for RBI Assistant Prelims & Mains have also been announced. All the candidates who are planning to appear for RBI Assistant 2023 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 a detailed exam pattern and syllabus.

The detailed exam pattern and syllabus play a vital role in preparing a fruitful strategy for the upcoming RBI Assistant Exam 2023. The candidates who want to grab the job opportunity must prepare as per the exam pattern released by RBI for the RBI Assistant posts. This article, covers RBI Assistant Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Selection Process for the RBI Assistant 2023 exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant 2023 Prelims is to be held on 18th & 19th November 2023 while RBI Assistant Mains for 31st December 2023. To know about the RBI Assistant 2023 Exam in short refer to the below table and get to know the important details associated with the exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2023
Name of ExaminationRBI Assistant 2023
Type of ExamObjective Test
CategoryRBI Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Duration of Exam Preliminary – 60 minutes
Mains – 135 minutes
Language of RBI Assistant Exam English
Maximum Marks (Online Exam) Preliminary – 100
Mains – 200
Marking Scheme1 Mark for each correct answer
Negative Marking1/4th Marks (0.25)
Selection Process
  1. Prelims (qualifying)
  2. Mains
  3. Language Proficiency

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RBI Assistant Selection Process

The selection procedure for RBI Assistant 2023 will be conducted in three phases as mentioned below. The candidates who want to grab the job opportunity of Assistant in the banking sector have to qualify in each stage of the selection procedure.

  1. RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam
  2. RBI Assistant Mains Exam
  3. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

RBI Assistant 2023 has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both the preliminary examination and main examination. The major sections covered are:

  • • English Language
  • • Quantitative Aptitude and
  • • Reasoning

The above mentioned three sections are the common sections asked in both the preliminary exam and the 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 the examination must be cleared by a candidate in order to get selected for further rounds of the RBI Assistant 2023 Exam.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2023

Let’s have a look at the detailed RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for the Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam of RBI Assistant 2023.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern 2023

  1. There will be 100 questions from 3 sections; English language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability
  2. The time duration of the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam is 60 minutes (each section for 20 minutes).
  3. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer, no deduction for unanswered questions.
  4. The questions will be of Objective type
  5. Except for English Language, other sections will be in English and Hindi.
  6. The marks of the Prelims Exam will not be counted in the merit list, as the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2023

  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 the 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 unanswered questions.
  4. The questions will be of an Objective type
  5. Except for 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 the merit list.
Sections No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language404030 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude404030 minutes
Reasoning Ability404030 minutes
Computer Knowledge404020 minutes
General Awareness404025 minutes
Total200200135 minutes

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) 2023

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. The candidate who is not proficient in the official/ Local Language will be disqualified.

Only such a number of candidates will be called for the Language Proficiency Test who stand sufficiently high in merit based on the aggregate marks of the main online 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 is to be tested as per the official RBI Assistant notification are given below:

AreaLanguage for LPT
ChandigarhPunjabi / Hindi
GuwahatiAssamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
JammuUrdu / Hindi / Kashmiri
Kanpur & LucknowHindi
KolkataBengali / Nepali
MumbaiMarathi / Konkani
NagpurMarathi / Hindi
New DelhiHindi
PatnaNo / Maithili

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RBI Assistant Syllabus 2023

Like all Bank Exams, RBI Assistant Syllabus 2023 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.

RBI Assistant English Language Syllabus

The questions in the 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 newspapers and magazines daily would be of great help.

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Synonyms
  3. Antonyms
  4. Sentence Correction
  5. Word Meanings
  6. Cloze Test
  7. One Word Substitution
  8. Sentence Rearrangement
  9. Sentence Completion
  10. Phrases
  11. Active & Passive Voice

RBI Assistant Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The questions of Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude in the 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 of this section.

  1. Time and Distance
  2. Time and Work
  3. HCF and LCM
  4. Simple and Compound Interest
  5. Problems on Trains
  6. Average
  7. Probability
  8. Allegations and Comparison
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Pipes& Cistern
  11. Number System
  12. Geometry
  13. Measurement
  14. Percentage
  15. Algebra
  16. Trigonometry

RBI Assistant 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.

  1. Number Series
  2. Blood Relations
  3. Analogy
  4. Odd Man Out
  5. Number Series
  6. Coding and Decoding
  7. Directions Based Concept
  8. Row Arrangements
  9. Symbols
  10. Statement Reading, Understanding

RBI Assistant Computer Knowledge Syllabus

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

  1. Languages
  2. Basic Hardware and Software
  3. History of Computers
  4. Devices
  5. Viruses and Hacking

General Awareness Syllabus

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

  1. Current World News
  2. Current India News
  3. Geography Concepts
  4. History Concepts
  5. Political Science
  6. Banking Awareness
  7. RBI Terms
  8. Emoluments and Other Benefits
  9. Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)

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