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The much-awaited RBI Assistant 2020 recruitment notification is out today with 926 vacancies. It is an opportunity that is not to be missed especially by those who are striving hard to attain a position in a reputed bank. Those preparing for banking exams, it is the right time to reap this fruit, though it will be a bit challenging to do that. We are here with the RBI Assistant 2020 syllabus and detailed exam pattern. Also, be ready as it is for the first time that sectional timing has been introduced in RBI Assistant 2020 recruitment exam.

The online application starts as the website link is already open from today which is 23rd December 2019 and the last date to complete the registration process is 16th January, 2020. However, candidates who are planning to apply for it must not wait till the last day to come and shall fill in their application forms well in advance. Candidates can apply for RBI Assistant by clicking the link below:

Apply for RBI Assistant 2020 by Clicking the Link

Also, aspirants must not wait any further and buy the RBI Assistant Prelims test package today in order to start your preparation. Details of the Package are given below:

RBI Assistant Prelims & Mains Test Package:

As far as the RBI Assistant eligibility, educational qualification and selection procedure goes aspirants can read through the complete RBI Assistant 2020 notification here. Many aspirants at this point in time need to know the RBI Assistant 2020 syllabus and exam pattern and thus we are here to add a little support to your efforts. Let us first have a look at the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020 Prelims

S. No. Name of Objective Test No. of Questions Max Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 mins
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
Total 100 100 60 mins

As aspirants must be knowing that the RBI Assistant 2020 exam would be conducted in three different phases including Prelims, Mains and a Language Proficiency Test.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2020 Mains

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.
  • There are sectional cut-offs in Prelims as well as Mains exam

Go through the RBI assistant exam pattern and make sure that you are following the right one. Next let’s move onto the detailed section-wise syllabus for RBI assistant and important topics.

RBI Assistant 2020 Syllabus Prelims

English Language Reasoning  Ability Numerical Ability
Cloze Test Alpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series Age Problems
Correct Usage Analogy Average
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
Reading Comprehension Inequality Mensuration
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
Word/Phrase Replacement Scheduling Partnership
  Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed Percentage
  Statement and Conclusion Permutation and Combination
  Statement-Course of Action Pipes and Cisterns
  Syllogism Probability
    Profit, Loss and Discount
    Quadratic Equations
    Simple and Compound Interest
    Simplification & Approximation

RBI Assistant 2020 Syllabus Mains

Test of General Awareness Test of Computer Knowledge
Sports personalities History of Computers
International Organisations’ HQ/ President/ Chairman/ Secretary General. Internet
Country in news, with its capital, important rivers, President and PM. Hardware
National Parks Software
Wildlife Sanctuaries Database Management System
Atomic, Nuclear, Thermal Plants MS Office (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint)
Important Dams Important Shortcuts and Abbreviations
Dance Forms
Ministers and their Constituencies
Ministers and their Portfolios
Current Affairs (last 6 months)
Indian Financial System
History and Structure of Indian Banking
Indian Economy
Regulatory bodies- RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC
History/Functions/Roles of RBI
Budget Basics
Current Union Budget
International Organisations/ Financial Institutions
Indian Constitution
Government Schemes
Monetary and Credit Policies
Concepts like BASEL
Micro Finance
Base Rate
Negotiable Instruments
Credit Rating Agencies
Financial Inclusions
Teaser Rates
Priority Sector Lending
Important Dates
Current Bank Rates
Awards & Honours Sports

RBI Assistant 2020 Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

Those who will be selected from the RBI assistant mains 2020 exam will have to undergo a Language proficiency test which will be conducted in the official/local language of the state concerned. Candidates those who are not proficient in the Official/Local language shall be disqualified. The details of the office wise local language are mentioned below:

State Official/Local Language
Ahmedabad Gujarati
Bengaluru Kannada
Bhopal Hindi
Bhubaneswar Oriya
Chandigarh Punjabi / Hindi
Chennai Tamil
Guwahati Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
Hyderabad Telugu
Jaipur Hindi
Jammu Urdu / Hindi / Kashmiri
Kanpur & Lucknow Hindi
Kolkata Bengali / Nepali
Mumbai Marathi / Konkani
Nagpur Marathi / Hindi
New Delhi Hindi
Patna Hindi / Maithili
Thiruvananthapuram Malayalam

This is all regarding the RBI Assistant 2020 syllabus. For more updated information regarding RBI Assistant 2020 exam, stay tuned with PracticeMock for more informative blogs.


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  1. What is asked in language proficiency test.. Detailed procedure please..

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