RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020: Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Assistant exam almost every year. This year, the RBI Assitant Prelims was conducted on 14 and 15 February 2020. The RBI Assistant Mains Exam is scheduled to held on 22nd November 2020.
Now, the shortlisted candidates have their eyes on the Mains Exam. So the first step towards preparing for the exam is to understand the RBI Assistant Syllabus. Once you have a clear idea about the section-wise index of RBI Assistant Syllabus, you can prepare well for your exams. In this article, we will be providing you with the complete subject-wise RBI Syllabus for your exam preparation, along with the list of important topics, weightage, marks distribution, etc.
Earlier, due to coronavirus pandemic, RBI Assistant Mains Exam which was to be held on 29th March 2020 has been further postponed. This is indeed the time that the candidates should focus on their RBI Assistant exam preparation.
Note: RBI Assistant exam pattern is quite similar to SBI PO. Therefore, taking the above mock tests will help you in your preparation for RBI Assistant exam as well.
RBI Assistant Syllabus 2020
Before we get into the details of RBI Assistant Syllabus, let’s take a look at the exam overview.
|Name of the Position||RBI Assistant|
|Conducting Authority||Reserve Bank of India (RBI)|
|Number of Vacancies||926|
|Job Location||PAN India|
|Mains Exam Date||22nd November 2020|
RBI Assistant 2020 Selection Process
Candidates must be aware of the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern before they start preparing for the exam. The Computer Based Test of RBI Assistant is conducted in various stages comprising multiple-choice questions.
- RBI Assistant Prelims Exam
- RBI Assistant Mains Exam
- RBI Language Proficiency Test
RBI Assistant Prelims has 100 questions while in the Mains exam, a total of 200 questions are asked. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in both the stages.
RBI Assistant Mains Exam has the following sections:
- a. English Language
- b. Quantitative Aptitude
- c. Reasoning Ability
- d. Computer Knowledge
- e. General Awareness
RBI Assistant Prelims Exam has the following three sections:
- a. English Language
- b. Numerical Ability
- c. Reasoning Ability
The RBI Assistant Syllabus for English Language and Reasoning Ability is the same for both Prelims and Mains. Also, the Quantitative Aptitude section of RBI Assistant Mains is almost the same as the Numerical Ability section of RBI Assistant Prelims.
Let us now look at the section-wise RBI Assistant Syllabus. This will help you understand the exam a little better.
RBI Assistant Syllabus For English Language (Prelims & Mains)
English is termed as an important language for many competitive exams out there. This section tests your basic reading and writing skills in the English language. You can look at the RBI Assistant syllabus for English below:
|1. Reading Comprehension|
3. Synonyms and Antonyms
4. Idioms and Phrases
5. Sentence Correction
6. Word Meanings
7. Cloze Test
8. One Word Substitution
9. Sentence Rearrangement
10. Active & Passive Voice
RBI Assistant Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims & Mains)
Quantitative Aptitude evaluates numerical ability and problem-solving skills of the candidates. Therefore, regular practising the concepts will give you an extra edge over your competitors. The RBI Assistant syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude is given below:
|1. Time and Distance|
2. Time and Work
3. HCF and LCM
4. Simple and Compound Interest
5. Problems on Trains
8. Allegations and Comparison
9. Permutation and Combination
10. Pipes & Cistern
11. Number System
RBI Assistant Syllabus For Reasoning Ability (Prelims & Mains)
This section tests your ability to solve verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions. Understanding the theory and regular practice will help you develop a logical knack to solve the questions from this section.
|1. Number Series|
2. Blood Relations
4. dd Man Out
5. Number Series
6. Coding and Decoding
7. Directions Based Concept
8. Row Arrangements
9. Symbols and Notations
10. Data Sufficiency
RBI Assistant Syllabus For Computer Knowledge (Mains)
Here are the different topics covered under the Computer Knowledge section considered under the RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus.
2. I/O System Organization
3. Basic Hardware and Software
4. History of Computers
6. Computer Devices
7. Processor and Control Unit Design
8. Memory Organization
9. Viruses and Hacking
RBI Assistant Syllabus For General Awareness (Mains)
The section of General Awareness holds an important key as it is asked in a lot of competitive exams. An effective way of preparing for this section could be regularly reading the newspaper. You can also attempt GK Current Affairs Quiz prepared at Embibe. Here are the different topics covered under the General Awareness section of RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus.
|1. Current World and India|
2. Geography Concepts
3. History Concepts
4. Political Science
5. Banking Awareness
6. RBI Terms
7. Emoluments and Other Benefits
8. Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)
RBI Assistant Syllabus for Language Proficiency Test
Candidates who are qualified in RBI Mains exam will have to undergo RBI LPT (Language Proficiency Test). 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 that is to be tested as per the official notification is given below:
|Locality||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 Preparation Tips & Strategy
Creating a realistic timetable will be of much help. You can go through the entire RBI Assistant syllabus in time. Once you are done with the whole syllabus, you can attempt free mock tests on Embibe. As the RBI Assistant Syllabus is almost the same as that of bank exams, you can take free Bank Mock Test Series on Embibe. This will be the best way to revise your concepts. After every test, you should analyze them. It will help you identify your weak points where you can improve. For more preparation tips and tricks, check out this article on RBI Assistant Preparation.
Important FAQs Related To RBI Assistant Syllabus
Given below are some important FAQs answered which candidates usually tend to ask:
A: Yes, RBI Assistant exam syllabus is the same as that of SBI PO. Preparing for one will help you in the other.
A: Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
A: The best RBI Assistant books to help you in your preparation are:
1. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal
2. Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S.Agarwal
4. Objective Computer science and Information Technology by G.K.Mithal
5. High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
6. Data Interpretation by Arun Shama
We hope that this detailed article on RBI Assistant Syllabus will help you in preparation for your exam. Follow this article and you will surely score high in your exam.
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