RBI Assistant

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Exam consists of 2 examination stages – Preliminary and Main and a Language Proficiency Test as the final qualifier. The Preliminary examination is merely a qualifier for the Mains Exam stage. The RBI Assistant Mains Exam is the basis on which candidates will be recruited to RBI Assistant post. Following this a Language Proficiency Test which will be conducted in the language of the State/UT concerned.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Prelims

The RBI Assistant Prelim Exam is of 100 marks and of  1 hour duration. It is a Computer-based test (CBT) and negative marking will be applicable for wrongly answered questions. The preliminary examination has three sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language. 

Section No. Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 English Language 30 30 1 Hours
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 Numerical Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The conducting authority will determine a cutoff depending on which candidates will qualify for Mains Exam. The cutoff criteria will be sectional as well as total and will vary on the basis of State/UT. The result for preliminary exam is usually released within 2-3 weeks of examination, following which qualifying candidates will appear for Mains Exam.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Main

The RBI Assistant Mains Exam is of 200 marks and of  2 hours 15 mins duration. It is a Computer-based test (CBT) and negative marking will be applicable for wrongly answered questions. The RBI Assistant Mains examination has five sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.

Section No. Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total
1 Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
3 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
4 Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
5 General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Total 200 200  2hr 15 mins

The conducting authority, RBI will determine a cutoff (both sectional and overall)depending on which candidates will qualify for post of RBI Assistant. The cutoff will be decided State/UT-wise depending on available vacancies.

Language Proficiency Test

After the Mains examination, candidates will be called for Language Proficiency test. The language tested will correspond to the State/UT concerned. This stage is qualifying in nature, i.e., marks will not be counted towards Final List preparation.