RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019
Piyush.Dixit, 18 Oct 2019

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 - Reserve Bank of India releases RBI Assistant 2019 exam pattern along with official notification. RBI Assistant exam pattern 2019 varies for stage wise recruitment process. The exam pattern of RBI Assistant 2019 includes number of questions asked, mode of examination, distribution of marks and the duration of the exam. According to RBI Assistant exam pattern 2019, the prelims phase will be conducted for 100 questions and each question is of 1 mark. Time duration for RBI Assistant first stage recruitment will be 2 hours. The mains exam pattern of RBI Assistant 2019 comprises 200 questions which needs to be solved in 135 minutes. Candidates who qualify the mains stage, will have to appear for the last stage RBI Assistant 2019 exam pattern, Language Proficiency Test (LPT) which will be conducted in the official/local language of the respective state.

Notification of RBI Assistant 2019 is likely to be out in November, hence it is advisable to the candidates to know exam pattern, syllabus and marking scheme. Read complete article to know the detailed information about RBI Assistant exam pattern 2019.

RBI Assistant Overview



Name of Exam

RBI Assistant

Exam conducting authority

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Official Website


Stage of Exam



Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

Exam Mode

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) in Online

Prelims Exam

100 Questions & Marks

Mains Exam

200 Questions & Marks

Marking Scheme

+1 for Correct answer

- 0.25 for Incorrect Answer

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 for Preliminary Exam

Candidates after filling the RBI Assistant application form 2019 should check The exam pattern of RBI Assistant for the preliminary exam consists of objective type multiple choice questions (MCQs) asked from- Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The exam will be conducted in online mode for 1 hour. Each question carries 1 mark whereas 1/4th of the marks obtained by the candidates are deducted for each wrong answer.

Candidates can choose either English or Hindi to answer the papers except for English language. Those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the mains exam.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 – Preliminary Exam

Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total time

Numerical Ability



1 hour

Reasoning Ability



English Language






RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 for Mains Exam

The mains exam of RBI Assistant is divided into five sections - English Language, General Awareness, Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Computer Knowledge. Their exam will be conducted in the online mode where 40 questions will be asked in each section consisting of 1 mark each. Candidates will be given 30 minutes for English Language paper, 25 minutes for General Awareness, 30 minutes for Reasoning, 30 minutes for Numerical Ability and 20 minutes for Computer Knowledge. There is a total of 200 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. According to the exam pattern of RBI Assistant 2019, candidates will have to qualify in each section in order to qualify in the mains exam.1/4th of marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 - Mains Exam

Sr. No.

Name of Tests (Objective)

No of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



30 minutes


General Awareness



25 minutes





30 minutes


Numerical Ability



30 minutes


Computer Knowledge



20 minutes




RBI Assistant Marking Scheme 2019

Candidates after knowing the exam pattern should also know the marking scheme of the exam which will help them to qualify the exam with good marks. For each correct answer candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 for Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

Only those candidates who qualify the preliminary and mains exam will be eligible to appear for the Language Proficiency Test. It is to be noted that LPT will be conducted in the Official/Local language of the respective state. Candidates who fail to qualify the LPT will be declared disqualified in the exam.

Official local language of state is mentioned below:

  • Ahmedabad - Gujarati

  • Bengaluru - Kannada

  • Bhopal - Hindi

  • Bhubaneswar - Oriya

  • Chandigarh - Punjabi/Hindi

  • Chennai - Tamil

  • Guwahati - Assamese/Bengali/Khasi/Manipuri

  • Hyderabad - Telugu

  • Jaipur - Hindi

  • Jammu - Urdu/ Hindi

  • Kanpur & Lucknow - Hindi

  • Kolkata - Bengali

  • Mumbai - Marathi

  • Nagpur - Marathi/Hindi

  • New Delhi - Hindi

  • Patna - Hindi

  • Thiruvananthapuram - Malayalam

RBI Assistant Syllabus 2019

Along with knowing the exam pattern it is also important to know the RBI Assistant syllabus which provides the details about the topics, sub-topics etc in the examination. Authority provides the syllabus of RBI assistant 2019 separately for prelims and mains exam. The preliminary exam contains three sections from where the questions can be asked - Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, English Language. Candidates can check the syllabus of preliminary examination in below mentioned table.

RBI Assistant 2019 Syllabus - Prelims

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Numerical Ability


Analytical Reasoning


English Comprehension

Direction & Distance


Sentence Correction

Linear Arrangement


Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph

Complex Arrangement

Spelling Mistakes

Rearrangement of Words In Sentence

Classification (Odd Man Out)

Idioms and Phrases

RBI Assistant Result 2019

Candidates after knowing the exam pattern and syllabus give substantial amount of time to prepare in order to qualify. It is to be noted that the commission will release the result of prelims and mains stage separately. Aspirants who secure the minimum cut off of RBI Assistant will be further shortlisted for the final stage of the recruitment process.

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