RBI Assistant 2017 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains

we are providing the detailed syllabus & exam pattern for both preliminary and main examination of RBI Assistant 2017. To more about the new exam pattern and topic-wise questions asked in RBI Assistant.



RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2017

Preliminary Examination:

Sr. No.Name of Tests
No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

Main Examination:

Sr. No.Name of Tests(Objective)No of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Test of Reasoning404030 minutes
2Test of English Language404030 minutes
3Test of Numerical Ability404030 minutes
4Test of General Awareness404025 minutes
5Test of Computer Knowledge404020 minutes
Total200200135 Minutes

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – The candidates provisionally selected from the main on-line examination will have  to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The languageproficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned (Annex-IV). Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2017

Numerical Ability:

The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous- Time and Work, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Time, Distance and Speed –Trains, Boats n Streams, Simple and Compound interest, Mixture and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages, Age, Problems based on Numbers.

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The topics to be covered for Reasoning Ability are

  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement(North – South, Circular, Rectangle, Square)Based on Floors, Hierarchy, Boxes, Months, Days etc.,
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Syllogism

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Computer Knowledge:

The topics to be covered for Computer are

  • Basics of Computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc.
  • DBMS
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Office
  • Input/output Devices, their types
  • Important abbreviations


The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers(Sentence/word)
  • Cloze Test

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General Awareness

The syllabus for this section remains vast

The topics included are

  • Insurance/Banking/Financial terms
  • Current Affairs – covers every current news including related to the banking industry, latest appointments, obituaries, awards and honors, books and authors, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
  • Static GK – topics like headquarters of financial organizations , Country-capital, country-currency, constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, Superlatives of World and India, First in India & World, Places with surname, Palaces, International Lines/Boundaries, Important Monuments of India & World, Rivers, Parliament names of different countries, Important Temples, National Parks,Airports, Wildlife Sanctuary, Stadium, Important Days,memorial place / crematorium, etc.,
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