RBI Assistant 2017 Examination Syllabus & Pattern (Preliminary & Mains Examination)

RBI Assistant 2017 Notification is already out. The notification for the post of RBI Assistant for 2017 has been released for 623 vacancies. There are a few changes in the examination pattern this year.

New Changes which will be implemented from this year:

  • Section-wise time has been allotted in the Mains phase of this examination.
  • The overall time of the Mains examination has been increased to 135 minutes.

RBI Assistant 2017: Examination Pattern & Syllabus

The detailed syllabus and the examination pattern for RBI Assistant 2017 is as under.

The exam will be conducted in 3 phases, namely –

  1. Preliminary Examination
    2. Mains Examination
    3. Language Proficiency Test


Examination Pattern for RBI Assistant 2017

RBI Assistant Examination Pattern – Preliminary Examination

The Prelims examination of RBI Assistant 2017 will follow the pattern mentioned below:

S. No. SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal time
1.English Language30301 hour
2.Numerical Ability3535
3.Reasoning Ability3535


RBI Assistant Examination Pattern – Mains Examination

S. No.SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal
1.Reasoning Ability404030 minutes
2.English Language404030 minutes
3.Numerical Ability404030 minutes
4.General Awareness404025 minutes
7Computer Awareness404020 minutes


Negative marks will be awarded for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Mains examination). 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

RBI Assistant – Complete Syllabus

Reasoning Ability Syllabus 

  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular, Square and Linear
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Distance and Direction
  • Ranking

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Work
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Time & Distance
  • Partnership
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Boats & Streams
  • Pipe & Cisterns

English Language Syllabus 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para-Jumbles

General Awareness Syllabus 

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking / Financial Awareness / Economics news
  • Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as: National, International, Awards, Sports, Defence, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary etc.

Computer Awareness Syllabus 

  • Computer Generation
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet
  • Operating System
  • Computer Hardware
  • Abbreviations related to Computer Knowledge