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RBI Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2017

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2017 is tentatively scheduled on 27th and 28th November 2017. RBI Assistant Notificationwas released on 18th October 2017. Post release of official notification, the online application started. RBI Assistant 2017 Exam will be conducted in three phases:

• Preliminary Exam

• Mains Exam

• Interview Process


RBI Assistant 2017 has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both preliminary examination and mains examination. The major sectionscovered are:

• English Language

• Quantitative Aptitude and

• Reasoning


These above mentioned three sections are the common sections asked in both preliminary exam and mains exam. An additional section of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge is asked in Mains Exam apart from the above mentioned three sections. Sectional cut-off as well the overall cut-off for each phase of examination must be cleared by a candidate in order to get selected for further rounds of RBI Assistant 2017 Exam.


Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam of RBI Assistant 2017.

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 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


Interview Process:


After clearing both preliminary exam and mains exam, a candidate is called for the final interview process where the professional skills and overall knowledge of the candidate is tested. Final selection of the candidate depends on how well he/she performs in the Interview Process.

Penalty for Wrong Answers: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every answer attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be made for the question left blank or unattempted by a candidate.