RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021: Check Prelims & Mains Syllabus

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021

RBI Assistant 2020 Preliminary & Mains Exam Dates are released along with its notification. All candidates who are preparing for RBI Assistant 2020 Recruitment exam are now looking for the RBI Assistant Selection Process, Exam Pattern and Syllabus. In this article, are are covering RBI Assistant Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Selection Process for RBI Assistant 2020 exam.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – Prelims Exam

Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge
Seating Arrangement Number Series Error Detection Current Affairs Computer basics
Puzzles Data Interpretation Reading comprehension Banking Awareness MS office
Direction and Blood relation Simplification/ Approximation Fillers Economy/ Financial Awareness Internet and web technology
Syllogism and Inequality Profit & Loss Sentence based error Static Awareness Database Management System
Alphanumeric Series and order and ranking Data Sufficiency Column based question Networking
Data Sufficiency and Miscellaneous questions Quadratic Inequalities Word usage computer and Networking Security
Input-output Time Speed Distance Cloze test Operating System
Logical Reasoning Time & Work, problems on train word swap
Ratio & Proportion, mixture and allegation Spelling based error, para jumbles
Partnership Idiom and phrases
Average and Ages Sentence completion
Boat & Stream Vocabulary Based
Pipes & Cistern Paragraph Completion
Probability, Mensuration Connectors

Candidates can refer the topic wise RBI Assistant Prelims Syllabus for English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning section to easily start preparation. RBI prelims exam has 3 sections with 100 objective based questions for 100 marks. The candidate would be required to attempt 100 objective questions in a time span of 1 hour.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam of RBI Assistant 2020.


RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30 A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

RBI Assistant Syllabus

The pattern includes prelims and a mains stage, which will be followed by a Language Proficiency Test(LPT). RBI Assistant Syllabus for each Stage has been provided. Now the candidates need to go through the mentioned details to know everything about the Syllabus.
Like a normal Bank exam, the sections of the exam are similar. these sections are listed below:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude or Quant Syllabus covers the topics from Mathematical knowledge up to 10th standard level or Secondary school level.
  2. General Awareness or GA Syllabus includes current and previous concepts of general knowledge about India and the world covering history, polity, and geography.
  3. The English Language includes the concepts of grammar and usage of language.
  4. Reasoning Ability includes the candidate’s test to determine their rational thinking ability.

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). Candidates not proficient in the Official / Local Language shall be disqualified.

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – Mains Exam

RBI assistant mains syllabus 2021 for the English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness sections released by the Reserve Bank of India. It has 5 sections with 200 objective type questions for 200 marks.

Below is the detailed topic wise RBI assistant syllabus 2021 for main exams.

English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Computer Knowledge Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Current World News Time and Distance Languages Number Series
Synonyms Current India News Time and Work Basic Hardware and Software Blood Relations
Antonyms Geography Concepts HCF and LCM History of Computers Analogy
Sentence Correction History Concepts Simple and Compound Interest Devices Odd Man Out
Word Meanings Political Science Problems on Trains Number Series
Average Coding and Decoding
Allegations and Comparison Directions Based Concept
Probability Row Arrangements
Permutation and Combination Symbols
Pipes Statement Reading, Understanding

A notable point is, there will be fixed time allotted to each section that means a candidate need to answer all the questions from specific section within given time.

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

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

Important Points for RBI Assistant LPT:

  • LPT is mandatory. No exemption of any sort will be given to any candidate from appearing in LPT, which will be conducted at the respective offices of the Bank.
  • Final Selection will depend, on the performance in the online test, qualifying in LPT, Medical fitness, verification of certificates, Biometric Data, etc. to the Bank’s satisfaction. The decision of the Bank in this regard shall be final.
  • Biometric verification and LPT are qualifying in nature and the final selection will only be based on performance in the main on-line examination.

RBI Assistant Syllabus Topics

For each section/subject, the RBI Assistant Syllabus Topics have been listed. Use them for your reference.
(Please note that any additions or deletions in the topics will be updated after confirmation from the official notification)

RBI Assistant Quantitative Aptitude(Quant) Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Topics
1 Time & Distance Concept
2 Time & Work
4 Simple & Compound interest
5 Train and boat problems
6 Average
7 Allegations, Comparision
8 Probability
9 Permutation & Combination
10 Pipes & cisterns

RBI Assistant General Awareness Syllabus

General Awareness( GA Syllabus)
1 Current World News
2 Current India News
3 Concepts of Geography
4 Concepts of History
5 Political Science


RBI Assistant Reasoning Syllabus

1 Number Series
2 Blood Relations
3 Analogy
4 Odd one out
5 Number Series
6 Coding-decoding
7 Directions based concept
8 Row arrangement
9 Symbols
10 Statement, understanding

RBI Assistant English Language Syllabus

English Language
1 Reading Comprehension
2 Synonyms
3 Antonyms
4 Sentence Correction
5 Word Meanings

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – English#

The English language section include topics related to Reading comprehension and questions on error spotting, cloze test, fill in the blanks and papa jumbles. This section has a total of 30 questions for 30 marks.

See below table to find out topic wise marks weight-age in the English language section.

Topic Marks
Reading Comprehension 7-10 marks
Error Spotting 5-10 marks
Cloze Test 5-8 Marks
Para Jumbles 3-5 marks
Fill in the Blanks 5-10 marks

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – Reasoning

Reasoning ability section has very vast topics. Even though, you can sort out important topics, which has more weight-age in terms of marks to easily crack this section. This section has 35 questions for 35 marks in RBI assistant preliminary examination.

Refer the below table for Reasoning syllabus and important topics with marks weight-age.

Topic Marks
Arrangement & Pattern 5 marks
Mathematical Inequalities 5 marks
Syllogisms 5 Marks
Coding-Decoding 0-5 marks
Linear Seating Arrangement 5 marks
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 marks
Scheduling 5 marks
Floor Puzzle 0-5 marks
Directions & Distances 2-3 marks
Blood Relations 3-5 marks
Analogy 0-5 marks
Classification 0-4 marks
Order & Ranking 0-5 marks
Data Sufficiency 0-5 marks
Double Line-Up 0-5 marks

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021 – Numerical Ability

Numerical ability section has 35 questions in total for 35 marks in RBI Assistant preliminary exam. Candidates must sort out based on priority of marks while preparing for RBI Assistant exam 2021.

Like reasoning section, Numerical ability section also has large number of topics such as Data Interpretation & Analysis, Simplification, number system, Data sufficiency, data interpretation, quadratic equations, Time and work, mensuration, time speed and distance, etc.

Find below the Numerical ability syllabus along with topic wise marks.

Topic Marks
Simplification 4-10 Marks
Data Interpretation 5-8 Marks
Quadratic Equations 5-10 Marks
Number Series 0-5 Marks
Average 0-5 Marks
Interest 1-2 Marks
Mensuration 1-2 Marks
Percentage 0-1 Marks
Ratio & Proportion 1-3 Marks
Algebra 2-3 Marks
Profit & Loss 2-3 Marks
Time, Speed & Distance 1-2 Marks
Time & Work 1-2 Marks
Mixture Problems 0-2 Marks
Number System 0-1 Marks
Permutation & Combination / Probability 0-1 Marks

Important Points for RBI Assistant Syllabus 2021

  • It is for the aspirants to be through with the syllabus topics to sort their priorities during preparation.
  • The syllabus will always be a guide to the candidates while they are going through the previous year’s papers to confirm the presence of the same topics or questions in the current year’s syllabus.
  • Also, the topics listed will cover all difficulty levels possible for the exam, which can be determined as per the trend of the exam.
  • The selection process requires the candidates to be qualified in all the stages of the exam, that is the prelims, mains as well as the Language Proficiency Test/LPT.
  • Note that LPT is qualifying in nature and the final selection will be made based on Mains online exam of RBI Assistant 2021.

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