RBI Assistant 2016 : Syllabus and Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant 2016 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Hi Aspirants!!
RBI has recently released a notification for the post of RBI Assitant. The exam will be conducted in two phases, i.e. Prelims and Mains. Prelims is just a small step, the main emphasis should be given to crack mains. The candidates who will clear the Mains will be promoted to the last phase which is the
interview. Many of you have read the notification and now will be searching for the detailed exam pattern and style. Here, we will give you a detailed description of the exam pattern.

Exam Pattern for Prelims

The following table is the base of prelim exam pattern. You will get 100 question each carrying one mark to be attempted in one our.
Sr. No. Topic No. of Questions Marks
01 English Language 30 30
02 Numeric Ability 35 35
03 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total marks 100

English Language

  • Error recognition and
  • correction in sentence
  • fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence / word Arrangements
  • Cloze Test
  • Comprehension passage

Numeric Ability

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • HCF & LCM
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Age Problems
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Speed
  • Area
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Investment
  • profit & Loss
  • Data Interpretation: Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart

Reasoning Ability

  • Number / Arithmetic Series, 
  • Non-verbal series 
  • Coding and decoding
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Comprehension Reasoning
  • Arithmetic reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Problem-Solving Techniques
  • Statement & Conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Input & Output type questions

Exam Pattern For Mains

Now, the following table shows the exam pattern of Mains Exam. You have five sections and 200 questions of one mark each. You will get only 2 hours to complete your paper. Time-management is a must here as this phase of the exam is going to be very tough as compared to the prelim exam.


Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 2 Hours
2 Test of English Language 40 40
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200


Test of General Awareness

  • Current Events, 
  • Banking, 
  • General Science,
  • General Knowledge.
  • National & International current affairs
  • Important dates,
  • General Science & Technology,
  • Inventions / discoveries, 
  • Sports, 
  • Government policies / schemes, 
  • World countries and their capital & currencies,
  • Ministers
  • Budget
  • Full forms
  • Books & Authors, 
  • Heads & Places / headquarters of organisations, 
  • GDP,
  • Five-year plans, 
  • Import / export, 
  • Awards & honours 

Computer Awareness

  • Computer basics, 
  • Computer Shortcut keys,
  • Computer Abbreviations / full forms, 
  • Input / output devices, 
  • Memory and Storage Device
  • Software / hardware, 
  • BIOS, Operating systems,
  • The Internet Networking and communication 
  • MS Office

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