RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020 needs to be understood by aspirants before beginning their exam preparations. Candidates should also stay updated on RBI Assistant Syllabus. RBI Assistant exam pattern gives complete details about the number of papers, marking scheme, question distribution, sectional weightage and nature of the test papers. The RBI Assistant Prelims exam was conducted on 14th & 15th February 2020. RBI Assistant Results of Prelims exams are yet to be announced. The RBI Assistant Mains exams are postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern will help the candidates in preparing for the exam in a better and organized way. The RBI Assistant 2020 exam will be conducted online in two phases – prelims and mains. In addition to both these stages, language proficiency test has now been implemented. It is important to mention here that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has scrapped interview from the recruitment process.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern
RBI Assistant Notification for the year 2020 has been issued. As per the RBI Assistant Notification 2020, Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for 926 posts of “Assistant” in various offices of the Bank. Selection for the post will be through a nationwide competitive examination in two stages i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT).
Before getting into the detailed RBI Assistant Exam Pattern, lets us first have a look at the important dates of RBI Assistant Exam 2020:
|Applications Deadline||23rd Dec 2019 to 16th Jan 2020|
|Payment of Exam Fee||23rd Dec 2019 to 16th Jan 2020|
|Prelims Exam Date||14th and 15th February 2020|
|Mains Exam Date||To be Announced|
RBI Assistant Pay Scale
|Assistants recruited at RBI will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month |
(i.e. ₹ 13,150/- plus two advance increments admissible
to Graduates) in the scale of ₹ 13150 – 750(3) – 15400 – 900(4) – 19000 – 1200(6) – 26200 – 1300(2) – 28800 –1480(3)
– 33240 – 1750(1) – 34990 (20 years) and
other allowances, viz Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately ₹36,091/-.
RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria
- A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.
- A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependents of ex-servicemen) should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.
- Candidates applying for the post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting office.
RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020
The preliminary (Prelims) examination has three sections:
- Reasoning Ability
- Numerical Ability and
- English Language.
|Note: A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate for Prelims exam|
|Section||No. of Question / Maximum Marks|
RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2020
The mains examination has five different sections:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- Computer Knowledge and
- General Awareness
|Note: A composite time of 2 hours is provided to the candidate for Mains exam|
|Section||No. of Question / Maximum Marks|
|Candidates will have to clear both the prelims and mains exam of RBI Assistant by securing the sectional and overall qualifying marks.|
RBI Assistant LPT Exam Pattern
RBI’s latest notification announces a new change in RBI Exam Pattern for Assistants. Candidates will have to appear for a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). As the name suggests, this is a test to test your proficiency in your Regional Language. The regional language is the local language of the region where you will be posted. Candidates who are not proficient in the Local Language will be disqualified. The local language that will be tested as per the official notification is given below:
|Region||Language for LPT|
|Chandigarh||Punjabi / Hindi|
|Guwahati||Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo|
|Jammu||Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||Hindi|
|Kolkata||Bengali / Nepali|
|Mumbai||Marathi / Konkani|
|Nagpur||Marathi / Hindi|
|Patna||Hindi / Maithili|
RBI Assistant Negative Marking
There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination). 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. No marks will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank. Never ever give the blind guesses in the examination. Just keep in mind about the negative marking. Solve the questions confidently and then just make sure that the answer is correct or not.
Important points for RBI Assistant Exam 2020
- There will be no Interview.
- Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations.
- Both the prelims and mains exam will be conducted online.
- A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.
- The question paper will be bilingual in nature i.e. available in Hindi as well as the English language.
- The Cutoff of RBI Assistant of prelims and mains exam will be decided by RBI.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Frequently Asked Questions regarding the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern are tabulated below:
Ans: No. There will be no Interview for RBI Assistant Exam. Candidates will have to pass in both the prelims and mains exam.
Ans: Yes, both prelims and mains exam will have negative marking. On every wrong answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted. However, no marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
Ans: Language Proficiency Test (LPT) is a part of the recruitment process for every post in RBI. It is a test conducted for the candidates who clear both prelims and mains examination. The LPT is conducted in the Official / Local Language of the concerned state.
Ans: Due to the threat of COVID-19 outbreak, the mains examination has been postponed. The fresh/new dates are likely to be announced shortly.
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