RBI Assistant 2022: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Syllabus is considered to be the foundation of any exam that’s why aspirants must be well versed with the exam syllabus. Before starting preparation aspirants should know exactly what they have to read as memorizing useless things will not give them any result.

The exam pattern of RBI Assistant is similar to other banking exams but still, it is necessary to have a knowledge of exam patterns to avoid any misconception related to the exam. It is important for the aspirants to get familiar with the RBI Assistant Exam pattern and syllabus for the exam they are appearing for.

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination:

Time Allowed-1 hour
· Total Number of questions Questions100  
· Sectional TimeYes
  · Sectional Cut Off-Yes
Negative marking 0.25 marks

Preliminary Examination

Name of Test  No. of Question  Maximum Marks   Duration  
English Language    303020 Minutes  
Reasoning  353520 Minutes  
Numerical Ability  353520 Minutes  
Total10010060 Minutes  

Mains Examination:

Time Allowed-135 MINUTES
· Total Number of questions Questions200  
· Sectional TimeYes
  · Sectional Cut Off-Yes
Negative marking 0.25 marks


Name of Test  No. of Question  Maximum Marks   Duration  
 English Language404030 Minutes  
Reasoning  404030 Minutes  
Computer Knowledge404020 Minutes  
Numerical Ability  404030 Minutes  
General awareness  404025 Minutes  
Total200200135 Minutes  

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)