What Does The RBI Assistant Exam Pattern Comprise?

In India, the demand for bank and government exams is increasing at an exponential rate. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the apex bank of the country conducts various RBI exams every year. One such exam is the RBI Assistant exam.

The RBI Assistant exam is conducted to recruit Assistants for various sub-offices and branches of RBI. For banking aspirants, this exam is a golden opportunity to get into a government organisation in India.

In this article, we shall discuss the exam pattern of the RBI Assistant exam. The RBI Assistant Exam is usually conducted in two phases: Prelims and Mains. It is mandatory for candidates to clear both the phases to make it to the final list of selected candidates.

The RBI Assistant Exam Pattern is discussed below:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Prelims): The preliminary exam is the first stage of the RBI Assistant exam. This exam is divided into three sections.

Given below is the table which highlights the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern of Prelims Exam
Section Name MaximumMarks Total No. of Questions Total Duration
General English 30 30

 

60 minutes (1 hour)
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Numerical Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

  RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Mains): This is the second stage of the RBI Assistant exam. This exam is divided into five sections.

Given below is the table which highlights the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Mains exam:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern (Mains)
Section Name MaximumMarks Total No. of Questions Total Duration
English Language 40 40 30
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30
General/ Financial Awareness 40 40 25
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30
Computer Knowledge 40 40 20
Total 200 200 135

Negative Marking

There is a penalty in the RBI Assistant exam. There is negative marking of 0.25 or one-fourth marks for every incorrect answer attempted by the candidate. However, no marks will be deducted for any question which is not attempted by the candidate.

RBI Assistant Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

The final and the last stage of the RBI Assistant recruitment process is the Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Candidates need to qualify the Mains exam to be eligible for the Language Proficiency Test. This test is conducted either in the official or regional language of the respective region to test the candidate’s proficiency in the local language.

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