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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2022: Check Exam Pattern Here


RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2022: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the Assistant exam annually. The prelims exam was conducted on 26th and 27th March 2022 and the result was declared on 21st April 2022. The Mains exam is expected to be conducted on 8th May 2022 and the admit cards are to be released a week before.

The RBI Assistant 2022 exam is divided into Prelims and Mains. It is then followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Candidates should have a better understanding of the RBI Assistant exam pattern 2022 to ace the exam. To know more about the exam pattern continue to read the article.

RBI Assistant Exam 2022 Overview

Having an overview of the exam is important for the candidates. This will help them to prepare well and have a better idea of the exam. The exam overview of the RBI Assistant exam is given in the table below:

Exam NameRBI Assistant Exam
Conducting BodyReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyAnnually 
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Category Graduation
Selection ProcessTier I- Prelims and Tier II- Mains
Official Websiterbi.org.in 

RBI Assistant Exam 2022 Important Dates

Every candidate who is appearing for the exam needs to know the important RBI Assistant exam dates 2022 so that they do not miss anything.

Given below are the important dates regarding the RBI Assistant exam 2022.

Release of Notification17th February 2022
Start of Online Application17th February 2022
Last Date for Online Application8th March 2022
Release of RBI Assistant Prelims Admit Card21st March 2022
RBI Assistant Prelims Exam26th and 27th March 2022
Declaration of Result21st April 2022
Release of RBI Assistant Mains Admit CardMay 2022
RBI Assistant Mains Exam8th May 2022
Declaration of ResultTo be Announced
Release of Merit ListTo be Announced

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The RBI Assistant 2022 preliminary (Prelims) examination has three sections:

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. English Language
Note: A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate for the Prelims exam
SectionNo. of Questions / Maximum Marks
English Language30/30
Numerical Ability35/35
Reasoning Ability35/35

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The RBI Assistant 2022 mains examination has five different sections:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language
  4. Computer Knowledge
  5. General Awareness
Note: A composite time of 2 hours is provided to the candidate for the Mains exam
SectionNo. of Questions / Maximum Marks
English Language40/40
Quantitative Aptitude40/40
Reasoning Ability40/40
Computer Knowledge40/40
General Awareness40/40
Candidates will have to clear both the Prelims and Mains exams of the RBI Assistant exam 2022 by securing the sectional and overall qualifying marks. Candidates can check the RBI Assistant syllabus for the Prelims exam and Mains exam for 2022.

RBI Assistant LPT Exam Pattern 2022

RBI’s latest notification announces a new change in the RBI Exam Pattern for the Assistant exam 2022. Candidates will have to appear for an LPT. This is a test to assess your proficiency in the regional/local language of the region/place where you will be posted. Candidates who are not proficient in the required local language will be disqualified. The local languages that will be tested as per the official notification are given below:

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

RBI Assistant Exam Negative Marking 2022

There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main exams). 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. No mark will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank. Do not guess answers blindly in the exams. Keep the negative marking aspect in mind. Solve the questions confidently and then make sure that the answer is correct.

RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2022

Given below are the specific eligibility criteria related to academic qualifications for the RBI Assistant exams 2022:

Academic Qualifications
  1. 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.
  2. A candidate belonging to the 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.
  3. 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.

Important points for the RBI Assistant Exam 2022

  1. There will be no interview.
  2. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective online tests.
  3. Both the Prelims and Mains exams will be conducted online.
  4. A candidate has to qualify in the Prelims exam for appearing in the Mains exam.
  5. The question paper will be bilingual in nature, i.e., available in Hindi as well as English.
  6. The cutoff for the RBI Assistant Prelims and Mains exams will be decided by the RBI.

FAQs on the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2022

The FAQs on RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2022 are tabulated below:

Q1: Will there be an interview for the RBI Assistant exam?

Ans: No, there will not be an interview for the RBI Assistant exam. Candidates will have to pass both the Prelims and Mains exams.

Q2: Does the RBI Assistant exam have negative markings? 

Ans: Yes, both the Prelims and Mains exams will have negative markings. For every wrong answer, 1/4th of the mark will be deducted. However, no mark will be deducted for unattempted questions. 

Q3: What is LPT in RBI?

Ans: LPT stands for Language Proficiency Test, which is a part of the recruitment process for every post in the RBI. It is a test conducted for the candidates who clear both the Prelims and Mains examinations. The LPT is conducted in the official/local language of the concerned state.

Q4: What is the RBI exam pattern for Assistant prelims?

A: The RBI Assistant Prelims exam comprises three sections. The three sections are Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language.

Q5: What is the RBI exam pattern for Assistant Mains?

A: The RBI Assistant Mains exam comprises five sections. The five sections are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness.

Related Links

RBI Assistant NotificationRBI Assistant Mains 
RBI Assistant PreparationRBI Assistant Previous Year Papers 
RBI Assistant SyllabusRBI Assistant Answer Key

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