RBI Assistant Exam Pattern is going to help candidates to prepare well for the upcoming RBI Assistant Examination. To ace the upcoming RBI Assistant Exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the new RBI Assistant Exam Pattern. This article explains the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Prelims, Mains, and Language Proficiency elaborately. Read further to know details of the type of questions, number of questions, and other important details of the exam.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern
RBI Assistant 2021 is going to be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant. The notification for the same has been released shortly by RBI. The recruitment process to select Assistant through RBI Assistant 2021 is done in three phases:
- Online Preliminary Exam,
- Online Mains Exam and
- Language Proficiency.
A candidate must qualify for both the preliminary exam and mains exam to proceed to the Language Proficiency round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.
RBI Assistant Exam 2021 Highlights
|Conducting authority||Reserve Bank of India|
|Exam Category||National Level Exam/Recruitment|
|Vacancies||926 assistant post|
|Stage||Prelims, Main, Language Proficiency|
|Duration of Prelims||2 hours|
|Maximum marks in Prelims||100|
|Maximum marks in Mains||200|
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Prelims
RBI Assistant Prelims Exam is a Screening exam. It is to weed out not serious candidates from the competition. There is sectional timing for each section i.e., English, Reasoning, and Mathematics. Candidates need to clear sectional cutoff as well as an overall cutoff to qualify for the RBI Assistant Prelims. Candidates can check the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern in the table below.
|Name of Tests
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Note:- Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by RBI. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by RBI depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Mains
RBI Assistant Mains Exam is a Scoring as well as Merit deciding exam. There is sectional timing for each section i.e., English, Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, and Mathematics. Candidates need to clear sectional cutoff as well as an overall cutoff to qualify for the RBI Assistant Mains. Candidates can check the RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern in the table below.
|Name of Tests (Objective)||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Test of Reasoning||40||40||30 Minutes|
|Test of English Language||40||40||30 Minutes|
|Test of Numerical Ability||40||40||30 Minutes|
|Test of General Awareness||40||40||25 Minutes|
|Test of Computer Knowledge||40||40||20 Minutes|
Note Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations). There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Those who qualify for the RBI Assistant Mains Exam will be called for Language Proficiency Test. The State Wise Language Proficiency Language is given below.
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Language Proficiency
The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned as detailed below). Candidates not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified.
|Chandigarh||Punjabi / Hindi|
|Guwahati||Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo|
|Jammu||Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri|
|Kanpur & Lucknow||Hindi|
|Kolkata||Bengali / Nepali|
|Mumbai||Marathi / Konkani|
|Nagpur||Marathi / Hindi|
|Patna||Hindi / Maithili|
RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Important Points
Candidates can check important points of the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern of Prelims & Mains.
- There will be no Interview.
- Candidates will have to pass each of the objective tests of the online examinations.
- Both the Prelims and Mains exam will be conducted online.
- A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.
- The Mains exam will be conducted in March.
- The question paper will be bilingual in nature i.e. available in Hindi as well as the English language.
- The Cutoff of RBI Assistant of prelims and mains exam will be decided by RBI.