RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020: Check Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern

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 2020 is going to be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for post of Assistant. The notification for the same has been released shortly by RBI. With the release of Official Notification, the Recruitment Process of RBI Assistant 2020 has started in December 2019.
The recruitment process to select Assistant through RBI Assistant 2020 is done in three phases:

  • Online Preliminary Exam,
  • Online Mains Exam and
  • Language Proficiency.

A candidate must qualify both 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 2020 Highlights

Conducting authority Reserve Bank of India
Website www.rbi.org.in
Exam Category National Level Exam/Recruitment
Vacancies 926 assistant post
Mode Online
Stage Prelims, Main, Language Proficiency
Duration of Prelims 2 hours
Maximum marks in Prelims 100
Maximum marks in Mains 200
Negative marking -0.25

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 overall cutoff to qualify the RBI Assistant Prelims. Candidates can check the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern in the table below.

Name of Tests
No. of
Total Time
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Note:- Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by RBI. 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 overall cutoff to qualify 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
Total 200 200 135 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 penalty to arrive at 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 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). Candidate not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified.

Office Language
Ahmedabad Gujarati
Bengaluru Kannada
Bhopal Hindi
Bhubaneswar Oriya
Chandigarh Punjabi / Hindi
Chennai Tamil
Hyderabad Telugu
Guwahati Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
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

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern: Important Points

Candidates can check important points of RBI Assistant Exam Pattern of Prelims & Mains.

  • There will be no Interview.
  • Candidates will have to pass in 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.
  • Question paper will be bilingual in nature i.e. available in Hindi as well as English language.
  • The Cutoff of RBI Assistant of prelims and mains exam will be decided by RBI.

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