RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020

Before starting the preparation, candidates should gather all important information about the RBI Assistant exam and then start off with the preparation. The most important information that you need to have before you start your RBI Assistant preparation is to know about the exam pattern. The RBI Assistant notification 2020 has already been released and there are some changes in the exam pattern of RBI Assistant this year as compared to the last released notification. This year, the sectional timings has been introduced and the duration of the RBI Assistant mains exam 2020 has also increased. RBI Assistant is a clerical level exam and therefore will have only two stages: Preliminary Exam (Prelims) & Main Exam (Mains). The RBI Assistant exam is in online mode with objective type questions. The details of the exam pattern of RBI Assistant is given below.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

The first phase of the RBI Assistant 2020 is the Preliminary examination which will be held through online mode and will consist of multiple-choice questions. RBI Assistant Prelims exam will consist of three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability. The candidates will have to attempt the test in 60 minutes and the total questions will be 100. There will also be a negative marking of 1/4th or 0.25 marks due to which candidates will have to be quite careful while marking the answers. This year RBI has included a sectional timing as well in which the candidate will be given 20 minutes for each section and a total of 60 minutes (1 hour) will be allotted for the exam. Accuracy should be maintained and therefore the number of questions should not be the primary goal. RBI Assistant Phase Prelims will be a qualifying stage and the marks obtained will not be considered in the second and final stage.

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 2020

The candidates who qualify RBI Assistant Prelims will be called to appear in the second stage. RBI Assistant Mains will also be held in online mode with objective type questions. RBI Assistant Mains exam will consist of five sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language and Computer Knowledge. All sections will have 40 questions and the marks allotted for each section will also be the same. So, it is advised to the candidates to give each section equal importance and no section should be taken lightly. There will also be negative marking in this phase. For every incorrect question marked, 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted. Candidates should focus on attaining a good score keeping accuracy in mind. This will be the final step for selection. A final cut-off will be released after the RBI Assistant Mains exam is over and the candidates will be shortlisted accordingly.

S. No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime
1. Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 minutes
3. General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
4. English language 40 40 30 minutes
5. Computer Knowledge  40 40 20 minutes
  Total 200 200 135 minutes (2 Hours 15 minutes)

RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test

After the RBI Assistant mains exam is over, eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on the performance in the RBI Assistant Mains exam and then they will be called for the Language Proficiency Test. In the Language Proficiency Test, the candidate will have to read and write the preferred language of the state failing in which the candidate candidature  will be cancelled. This test will take place in the selected centres only. Please note that this exam of RBI Assistant 2020 is qualifying in nature. The official language of the state is provided in the table below:

Ahmedabad Gujarati
Bengaluru Kannada
Bhopal Hindi
Bhubaneswar Oriya
Chandigarh Punjabi / Hindi
Chennai Tamil
Guwahati Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
Hyderabad Telugu
Jaipur Hindi
Jammu Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri
Kanpur & Lucknow Hindi
Kolkata Bengali / Nepali
Mumbai Marathi / Konkani
Nagpur Marathi / Hindi
New Delhi Hindi
Patna Hindi / Maithili
Thiruvananthapuram Malayalam


Course is valid till selection.