RBI Assistant exam 2021: Best Study Material for Prelims and Mains Exam


    The Reserve Bank of India is counted as one of the prestigious institutions responsible for maintaining economic stability in India. It is an autonomous body, established on April 1, 1935, to regulate the monetary policies and banking system across India. The RBI was nationalized in the year 1949. To regulate it smoothly and efficiently, RBI recruits eligible candidates for various posts every year. RBI Grade B and RBI Assistant are some popular posts among others.

RBI Assistant recruitment notification has been awaited for a long time now. It was last released in 2019.  RBI Assistant is expected to be out any time soon, therefore, you should be ready to grab this opportunity with both hands. In order to secure a seat as an assistant in RBI, you must have knowledge of the exam and the study material you are going to use. In this article, we will discuss the best study material available offline for RBI Assistant 2021.

Those who are new to the preparation and don’t really know about the structure of the exam, need not worry. We are going to explain everything in detail.  In this recruitment process, you will have to undergo three phases, Prelims examination, Mains examination, and Language Proficiency Test or LPT. RBI Assistant Prelims exam is qualifying in nature. Your selection will be based on your performance in the Mains exam. After the selection, you have to attempt the LPT, which is also qualifying in nature.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Prelims exam comprises three sections namely English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Detailed RBI Assistant exam pattern can be deduced from below.

S. No.SubjectNo of questionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Your ability will be tested on the basis of five sections. The RBI Assistant Mains subjects are Reasoning Ability, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in the Mains exam. You can look at the detailed exam pattern below.

S. No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime
1. English Language 40 40 30 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
4. General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5. Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4th or 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. You will be allotted 1 mark for every right answer.

The second most important thing needed to prepare for any exam after knowing the exam pattern is the syllabus. RBI Assistant syllabus will give you a focused direction to work on. 

Now, as we have all the information about the exam, we can move on to the study material. If you want to crack the RBI Assistant exam 2021, you should have to prepare strategically with the best RBI Study material available offline. Books are man’s best friends. If you are starting with the preparation, books are the best tool to clear your basics. Books not only contain basics but also a lot of unsolved problems to practice along with previous year question papers. ixamBee experts have curated a list of books that will surely help you in RBI Assistant preparation. After completing your syllabus, don’t forget to analyze your preparation level. To test that, you can attempt our RBI assistant Mock test which is completely free.

Attempt RBI Assistant Free Mock Test (Prelims) here.

It is also recommended to attempt at least one RBI Assistant Previous Year paper (memory-based) to check the actual level of the exam.

Best Books for RBI Assistant 2021 – Subject Wise list

Given below are various alternatives for each subject. Pick one and develop your basics through it. Don’t go for more than one book per subject. Pick one and practice as many times as you can.

Subject Name of Book Author/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan / Magical Book Series
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R.S Aggarwal / S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma / Arihant Publishers
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams Arihant Publishers
Computer Fundamentals P.K Sinha
General Awareness BeePedia (Current Affairs) ixamBee
Banking Awareness Arihant
Lucent’s General Knowledge (Static G.K) Lucent Publications
English Language Objective English 4th Edition Edgar Thorpe / Pearson
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis / Penguin
Objective General English 2nd Edition S.P Bakshi / Arihant
Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In All Competitive Exam Arihant Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

Additional Information:

In case you are looking for exams similar to RBI Assistant, you can apply for IBPS Clerk 2021. Notification for IBPS Clerk is already out. You can check the notification below. The level of IBPS Clerk is similar to RBI Assistant. The sections involved in both are also similar in nature. 

IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 [Out]!! 5830 Vacancies

How can ixamBee help you with this?

Experts in ixamBee are working regularly to curate content for you. You can take advantage of this content available in the form of free videos, online courses and free mock tests. One such video has been given below.

RBI Assistant Online Comprehensive Course

In case you are just starting out and struggling with the whole preparation thing, or if you are unsure whether you are going in the right direction or not, you can contact ixamBee anytime. You can also join other aspirants who are taking help from ixamBee through our RBI Assistant Online Course. This course can be proved as a turning point in your preparation journey. We have experts like Mr Susheel Ragade (Ex- RBI) who help students to crack the exam with ease. Don’t believe us? Visit the online course section and decide for yourself. Some salient features of the RBI Assistant Online Course are given below for your reference.

  • 350+ video lessons covering the entire syllabus for Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams.
  • 80+ video lessons out of 350 videos prepared exclusively for RBI Assistant Phase 2 exam covering Computer Knowledge and General awareness sections in detail.
  • Study notes in PDF format especially for Computer Knowledge and General Awareness Section, and wherever else required for easy learning and quick revision.
  • 8000+ Questions divided into Easy, Moderate, and High Levels for each chapter for all the subjects to help you prepare systematically.
  • 15 mock tests for RBI Assistant Phase 1 and 8 Full-Length practice tests for RBI Assistant Phase 2 exam.
  • Live Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts where you can get all your queries related to any subject clarified.

 All the best for RBI Assistant Exam 2021. 

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