RBI Assistant Prelims got over the last weekend of which we did a topic-wise analysis. Now the focus of your preparation must be towards the Mains examination. The dates of Mains exam isn’t out yet and in the official notification, it is only mentioned that it will be held in the month of March 2020. The fact that the dates haven’t been announced yet, is the perfect reason to get started with your preparation and be ahead of your competitors. We say so because a majority of your competitors would be waiting for the RBI Assistant Mains dates to be announced to start their preparation.
To help you with your preparation of RBI Assistant Mains exam, we have come up with this article which will provide the detailed exam pattern and syllabus of this exam. You can have a look and start your preparation. But before you get started, we strongly recommend you to take a free mock test of RBI Assistant 2020 Mains. This will highlight your weak areas upon which you can put extra efforts and improve your overall performance. Taking the Free Mock Test will also help you test your skills in a controlled environment. Let’s now have a look at the exam pattern of RBI Assistant Mains:
RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
|S. No.||Name of Objective Test||No. of Questions||Max Marks||Total Time|
|1||Test of Reasoning||40||40||30 mins|
|2||Test of English Language||40||40||30 mins|
|3||Test of Numerical Ability||40||40||30 mins|
|4||Test of General Awareness||40||40||25 mins|
|5||Test of Computer Knowledge||40||40||20 mins|
|Total||200||200||135 mins (2 hours & 15 mins)|
- The above online test/s except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
- Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests of the online examinations
- A candidate has to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in Main Examination.
- There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination) & 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
As you can see in the exam pattern, there are 5 sections namely Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Numerical Ability, Test of General Awareness & Test of Computer Knowledge. All of these sections have 40 questions of 40 marks and there is a sectional time limit which is 25 mins for Test of General Awareness, 20 mins for Test of Computer Knowledge and 30 mins for the remaining sections. To experience an exam-like environment with sectional timing and the same number of questions with similar difficulty level, keep taking Mock Tests. You can also consider buying the RBI Assistant Mains Package which has 10 Mocks and costs only Rs 225.
To start your preparation, you need to have the complete list of RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus. You can highlight the topics in which you still need to improve and get conceptual clarity on it. Take the help of books or watch videos online. This should be backed by a lot of practice on each topic. We would suggest you solve at least 100 questions on each topic to have a comprehensive knowledge of it. You can take topic-wise quizzes on the PM app free of cost. Let’s now have a look at the RBI Assistant Mains Syllabus.
RBI Assistant Mains 2020 Syllabus
|English Language||Reasoning Ability||Numerical Ability|
|Cloze Test||Alpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series||Age Problems|
|Error Spotting||Analytical Reasoning||Boats and Stream|
|Fillers – Single, Double||Blood Relations||Clock and Calendar Problems|
|Idioms and Phrases||Coded Inequalities||Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI|
|Odd One Out||Coding and Decoding||Data Sufficiency|
|One Word Substitution||Data Sufficiency||Decimal and Fractions|
|Parajumbles||Directions and Distances||Indices and Surds|
|Paragraph Completion||Double Line-up||LCM and H.C.F|
|Sentence Improvement||Input Output||Mixture and Allegations|
|Synonyms/ Antonyms||Order and Ranking/Direction||Number Series|
|Vocabulary based questions||Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.||Number System|
|Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed||Percentage|
|Statement and Conclusion||Permutation and Combination|
|Statement-Course of Action||Pipes and Cisterns|
|Profit, Loss and Discount|
|Simple and Compound Interest|
|Simplification & Approximation|
Test of General Awareness
|Test of Computer Knowledge|
|Sports personalities||History of Computers|
|International Organizations’ HQ/ President/ Chairman/ Secretary General.||Internet|
|Country in news, with its capital, important rivers, President and PM.||Hardware|
|Wildlife Sanctuaries||Database Management System|
|Atomic, Nuclear, Thermal Plants||MS Office (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint)|
|Important Dams||Important Shortcuts and Abbreviations|
|Ministers and their Constituencies|
|Ministers and their Portfolios|
|Current Affairs (last 6 months)|
|Indian Financial System|
|History and Structure of Indian Banking|
|Regulatory bodies- RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC|
|History/Functions/Roles of RBI|
|Current Union Budget|
|International Organisations/ Financial Institutions|
|Monetary and Credit Policies|
|Concepts like BASEL|
|Credit Rating Agencies|
|Priority Sector Lending|
|Current Bank Rates|
|Awards & Honors Sports|
This is all from us in this article. Wishing you all the best with your preparation! Don’t forget to test your skills by taking a Free Mock of RBI Assistant 2020 Mains.
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