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RBI Assistant Notification was out yesterday and with 926 vacancies, it’s a great opportunity for the banking aspirants. Have you applied for these vacancies yet? If not, apply now as the registration is already open. If you have any doubt regarding the notification, clear it by viewing the Important FAQs of RBI Assistant Notification. Have you started your preparation for RBI Assistant 2020 Prelims yet? Kickstart it by taking a Free Mock Test of RBI Assistant Prelims. In this article, we are covering the List of Books for RBI Assistant Prelims.

This Mock Test will provide you with a clear picture of our preparation level and you will know exactly by what extent do you need to improve your performance. You will also get to know your weak areas so that you can put extra efforts to improve upon your performance. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern of RBI Assistant Prelims 2020.

RBI Assistant Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern

S. No.Name of Objective TestNo. of QuestionsMax MarksTotal Time
1English Language303020 mins
2Numerical Ability353520 mins
3Reasoning Ability353520 mins

Total10010060 mins

The Prelims exam is scheduled to be on Feb 14, 2020, leaving you with 52 days for your preparation. And this period is enough for you to do your preparation. For your convenience, we have put the syllabus of RBI Assistant Prelims below. Check which of the below topics you are already good at and which topics you need to improve upon.

English LanguageReasoning  AbilityNumerical Ability
Cloze TestAlpha-numeric/ Alphabetical SeriesAge Problems
Correct UsageAnalogyAverage
Error SpottingAnalytical ReasoningBoats and Stream
Fillers – Single, DoubleBlood RelationsClock and Calendar Problems
Idioms and PhrasesCoded InequalitiesData Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI
Odd One OutCoding and DecodingData Sufficiency
One Word SubstitutionData SufficiencyDecimal and Fractions
ParajumblesDirections and DistancesIndices and  Surds
Paragraph CompletionDouble Line-upLCM and H.C.F
Reading ComprehensionInequalityMensuration
Sentence ImprovementInput OutputMixture and Allegations
Synonyms/ AntonymsOrder and Ranking/DirectionNumber Series
Vocabulary based questionsPuzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.Number System
Word/Phrase ReplacementSchedulingPartnership
 Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, MixedPercentage
 Statement and ConclusionPermutation and Combination
 Statement-Course of ActionPipes and Cisterns
  Profit, Loss and Discount
  Quadratic Equations
  Simple and Compound Interest
  Simplification & Approximation

Start your preparation by picking a topic, understanding the concept either by referring to books (we are providing the list of books below) or by watching videos online and practice a lot of questions on it. You should complete this exercise for all the topics mentioned above by the third week of January. After having done enough practice on all these topics, this would be the right time to start taking Mock Tests. Mock Test will provide you with your All India Rank. If you don’t fall within the top 10 percentile, it is an indication that you need to work harder. Keep taking Mock Tests to track if your preparation is going in the right direction. For your convenience, we have come up with the list of books you need to go through for this exam. Let’s have a look:

RBI Assistant Prelims 2020- List of Books for Quantitative Aptitude Section

Name of BookAuthor/ Publisher
Quicker MathsM.Tyra, K.Kundan (Magical Book Series)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S Aggarwal (S.Chand Publisher)
Data InterpretationArun Sharma (TMH Publication)
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI PO/Clerk Prelims/Mains Quantitative AptitudeDisha Experts

RBI Assistant Prelims 2020- List of Books for Reasoning Ability Section

Name of BookAuthor/ Publisher
Test of ReasoningEdgar Thorpe
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S Aggarwal (S.Chand Publisher)
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003 – Till DateKiran Prakashan
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey

RBI Assistant Prelims 2020- List of Books for English Language Section

Name of BookAuthor/ Publisher
Objective English 6th EditionEdgar Thorpe (Pearson)
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis (Penguin)
Objective General EnglishS.P Bakshi (Arihant)
From Plinth to ParamountNeetu Singh (KD Publication)

We hope that this compilation would be helpful in your preparation. Let us know in the comment section below if you have any feedback for us.

Wishing you good luck with your preparation.


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