Reserve Bank of India(RBI)

RBI Assistant 2018 Preliminary & Mains Exam Dates will be released soon by RBI. RBI Assistant 2018 Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

RBI Assistant 2018 has a specific syllabus for all the sections asked in both preliminary examination and mains examination. The major sections covered 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 2018 Exam. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam of RBI Assistant 2018.

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sections No. of Questions 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 Max 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 Awarenesse 40 40 25 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

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.

RBI Assistant Syllabus

Like all Bank Exams, RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus revolves around the basic tricks and techniques that a student learned in English, Maths and Reasoning during his/her school days. Apart from that a candidate must have basic knowledge of General Awareness and Computer Application terms to excel in RBI Assistant Exam. Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus for the same.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • HCF and LCM
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Problems on Trains
  • Average
  • Probability
  • Allegations and Comparison
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Pipes& Cisterns
  • Number System
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word Meaningss
  • Cloze Test
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases
  • Active & Passive Voice


  • Number Series
  • Blood Relations
  • nalogy
  • Odd Man Out
  • Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Directions Based Concept
  • Row Arrangements
  • Symbols
  • Statement Reading, Understanding

General Awareness:

  • Current World News
  • Current India News
  • Geography Concepts
  • History Concepts
  • Political Science
  • Banking Awareness
  • RBI Terms
  • Emoluments and Other Benefits
  • Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)

Computer Knowledge:

  • Languages
  • Languages
  • History of Computers
  • Devices
  • Viruses and Hacking

RBI Grade B Phase I or RBI Grade B Prelims Syllabus

RBI Grade B Prelims tests the aspirants in the following areas

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Reasoning
  3. English Language
  4. General Awareness


  • Inequality
  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Syllogism
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Stocks and Sharest
  • Percentagee
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Set Theory

English Language

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Monetary Plans
  • National Institution
  • Banking Terms

RBI Grade B Phase II or RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus

The second phase tests candidate on the following three areas 1. Economic and Social Issues 2. Finance 3. Management

The following topics need to be covered in these sections

Economic and Social Issues

  • Growth and Development
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Globalization
  • Social Structure in India


  • Financial Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Basics of Derivatives
  • Development in Financial Sector
  • Union Budget
  • Inflation


  • Role of Manager
  • Human Resource Development
  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives
  • Communication
  • Corporate Governance

Apart from the above mentioned three sections in Mains Exam, an additional section of English (Written Skills) is also present through which a candidate is tested on his/her writing skills.

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