RBI Assistant Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2017 (Prelims & Mains)


RBI Assistant Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2017: The Reserve Bank of India also known as RBI will be conducting the RBI Assistant recruitment Process to recruit 623 candidates for the post of Assistant. RBI is going to conduct the Preliminary Examination on 27th November.

As the exam is nearly a few days away, it is time for the candidates to start the preparation. In this article, we will be giving complete information regarding the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2017.


RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Prelims & Mains)

RBI Assistant recruitment is divided into 3 phases, namely -Preliminary Phase, Mains Phase and Language Proficiency Test. Today, we are providing you details on RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2017:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Prelims)

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Mains)

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Total
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
English Laguagee 40 40 30 minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

The candidates provisionally selected 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 (Annex-IV). Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

  • The above main online tests (except for the Test of English Language) will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations
  • To appear for Mains exam, a candidate has to qualify the Preliminary Examination.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination) i.e 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Once you are familiar with the exam pattern for RBI Assistant, move to our next section of the article viz. RBI Assistant Prelims Syllabus 2017.


RBI Assistant Syllabus (Prelims & Mains)

The Preliminary stage of RBI Assistant consists of three sections viz. English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning. Have a look at the syllabus for each of the topic.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting the Errors

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous – Distance & Time, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Boats & Streams

Reasoning Ability

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relations
  • Miscellaneous

RBI Assistant Syllabus for Mains

The mains examination consists of 5 sections having separates questions in each. Let us Have a look at the syllabus for each topic.

General Awareness

  • Science And Technology
  • Economy
  • Important Awards & Honors
  • Current National And International Events
  • Banking Knowledge
  • Commissions
  • Appointments
  • Designations
  • Sport
  • Prominent Personalities
  • Polity

English Language

  • General Grammar
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension of a Passage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Decimals And Fractions
  • Whole Numbers
  • Relationship Between Numbers
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time And Work
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest
  • Time And Distance
  • Compound Interest
  • Permutations & Combination’s
  • Number Series
  • Probability
  • Approximate Values
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency


  • Symbols and their relationships
  • Arithmetical computation
  • Decision making
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Analytical functions
  • Space visualization
  • Judgment
  • Problem­ solving
  • Discrimination
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Visual memory
  • Observation
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Relationship concepts
  • Differences
  • Analysis
  • Similarities
  • Analogies

Computer Knowledge

  • Operating and DOS
  • Introduction of Computer and History
  • Computer Device
  • Security Aspects for PC
  • PC and System Software
  • Advanced Technology Regarding Computer
  • MS Excel, MS Word
  • Various Uses of Computer
  • Internet Programming Language
  • Computer Network
  • Computer of Future
  • E world
  • Window


RBI Assistant Prelims 2017

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