RBI Assistant Exam Pattern

RBI Assistant 2019: Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Exam pattern is same as other bank clerk exams followed by Preliminary, Main and Language Proficiency Test. Last year new changes were introduced in the exam pattern. But candidates also need to make sure the latest pattern details from the official announcement. Go through the Prelim & main exam pattern below:

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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Prelims

The RBI Assistant  preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in RBI Assistant  Pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the RBI Assistant Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

Sr. No.  Subject    No. of Questions Maximum Marks  Time
1 English Language   30    30   20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Numerical Ability   35  35 20 minutes
 Total     100 100 60 minutes

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Main 

The mains exam has five sections: Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awarenes and Computer Knowledge. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

Sr. No.
   No. of Questions 
Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability 
 40    40   30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability  40    40   30 minutes
3 English Language  40    40   30 minutes
4 Computer Knowledge   40    40   20 minutes
5 General Awareness  40    40    25 minutes
Total    200   200   135 minutes

RBI Assistant LPT (Language Proficiency Test) (Phase III):

The candidates provisionally selected 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. Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

The Office wise local languages are as follows:

  • 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

Important Note:

i) The above online test/s except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

ii) Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations

iii) A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.

iv) There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination). 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

For Other Details Visit: RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Notification, RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Syllabus, RBI Assistant Exam 2020 Expected Cut Off