RBI Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To know about the RBI Assistant 2022 Exam in short refer to the below table and get to know the important details associated with the exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2022  
Name of Examination RBI Assistant 2022
Type of Exam Objective Test
RBI Assistant 2022 Exam Date 26th & 27th March 2022
Category RBI Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Duration of Exam  Preliminary – 60 minutes
 Mains – 135 minutes
Language of RBI Assistant Exam  English
Maximum Marks (Online Exam)  Preliminary – 100
 Mains – 200
Marking Scheme 1 Mark for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1/4th Marks (0.25)
Selection Process Prelims (qualifying) Mains Language Proficiency

RBI Assistant Selection Process

The selection procedure for RBI Assistant 2022 will be conducted in three phases as mentioned below. The candidates who want to grab the job opportunity of Assistant in the banking sector have to qualify in each stage of the selection procedure.

  • RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam
  • RBI Assistant Mains Exam
  • Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

RBI Assistant 2022 has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both preliminary examination and mains examination. The major sections covered are:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude and
  • Reasoning

The above mentioned three sections are the common sections asked in both the preliminary exam and the mains exam. An additional section of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge is asked in Mains Exam apart from the above mentioned three sections. Sectional cut-off as well the overall cut-off for each phase of the examination must be cleared by a candidate in order to get selected for further rounds of the RBI Assistant 2022 Exam.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern 2022

  • There will be 100 questions from 3 sections; English language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability
  • The time duration of the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam is 60 minutes (each section for 20 minutes).
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer, no deduction for unanswered questions.
  • The questions will be of Objective type
  • Except for English Language, other sections will be in English and Hindi.
  • The marks of the Prelims Exam will not be counted in the merit list, as the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2022

  • There will be 200 questions from 5 sections; English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, and Reasoning Ability
  • The time duration of the RBI Assistant Mains Exam is 135 minutes. Section-wise timing has been mentioned below.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer, no deduction for unanswered questions.
  • The questions will be of Objective type
  • Except for English Language, other sections will be in English and Hindi language.
  • Candidates qualifying Mains Exam will be called for Language Proficiency Test and marks will be counted in preparing the merit list.
Sections  No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) 2022

The candidates provisionally shortlisted from the main online 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. The candidate who is not proficient in the official/ Local Language will be disqualified.

Only such a number of candidates will be called for the Language Proficiency Test who stand sufficiently high in merit based on the aggregate marks of the main online examination, Such merit will be decided by the Bank in relation to the number of notified vacancies to be filled in.

Area Language for LPT
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

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2022

Like all Bank Exams, syllabus of RBI Assistant revolves around the basic tricks and techniques that a student learned in English, Maths and Reasoning during his/her high school. Apart from that, a candidate must have basic knowledge of General Awareness and Computer Application terms to excel in RBI Assistant Exam. Let’s have a look at the detailed RBI Assistant Syllabus for the same.

English Language Syllabus

The questions in the English section will be asked from the below topics. The candidate must have the proper knowledge of tenses to score good marks in this section. Building a habit of reading newspapers and magazines daily would be of great help.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word Meanings
  • Cloze Test
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases
  • Active & Passive Voice

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The questions of Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude in the RBI Assistant Exam will be from the below-listed topics. The candidate must practice as much as questions to improve their speed and accuracy which is the most important thing to be taken care of this section.

  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • HCF and LCM
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Problems on Trains
  • Average
  • Probability
  • Allegations and Comparison
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Pipes& Cistern
  • Number System
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry

Reasoning Syllabus

The questions in the reasoning section will be assessing the candidate’s presence of mind and speed of solving tricky problems. To score good marks in this section, the candidate must focus on their speed. Practising previous year question papers would be of great help for the same.

  • Number Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Odd Man Out
  • Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Directions Based Concept
  • Row Arrangements
  • Symbols
  • Statement Reading, Understanding

Computer Knowledge Syllabus

A basic knowledge of Computer is mandatory for the post of Assistant in the banking sector as most of the job responsibilities revolves around working on computers. The candidates will be assessed on the basis of their knowledge of the below topics.

  • Languages
  • Basic Hardware and Software
  • History of Computers
  • Devices
  • Viruses and Hacking

General Awareness Syllabus

The candidates must be aware of their surroundings to ace good marks in this section. The candidates must have a habit of reading current affairs, geography, history, and other topics as mentioned below.

  • Current World News
  • Current India News
  • Geography Concepts
  • History Concepts
  • Political Science
  • Banking Awareness
  • RBI Terms
  • Emoluments and Other Benefits
  • Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)