RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020

Before starting the preparation, candidates should gather all important information about the exam and then start off with the preparation. The most important information that you need to have before you start your preparation is to know about the exam pattern. The official notification of the RBI Assistant exam 2020 has already been released and there are some changes in the exam pattern 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 exam will be held online with objective type questions. The details of both the exam pattern of RBI Assistant are given below.

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

The first phase of the RBI Assistant exam 2020 is the Preliminary examination which will be held through online mode and will consist of multiple-choice questions. RBI Assistant Prelims 2020 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. Phase 1 (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 will qualify Phase 1 will be called to appear in the second stage. RBI Assistant Phase 2 (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. The number of questions will be 200 and the candidates will have to attempt the complete test in 135 minutes. 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 scorekeeping accuracy in mind. This will be the final step for selection. A final cut-off will be released after the examination for different states 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 mains exam is over, eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on the performance in the Mains exam and then they will be called out 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 candidature of him/her will be cancelled. This test will take place in the selected centres only. Please note that this exam 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