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RBI Assistant Prelim Exam Pattern (Topics to Cover )

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Dear Aspirants,

(RBI) Reserve Bank of India has recently notified  for recruitment to the post of RBI Assistant. The Selection  will consist of three stages – Prelims online exam, Mains online exam and Interview. The prelims Online exam is  scheduled on 23rd and 24th December(tentatively). Now time to Know complete syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims exam, along with a list of topics, sub-topics, weightage, marks distribution.

RBI Assistant Prelim Exam Pattern (Topics to Cover )

RBI Assistant Prelim Exam Pattern

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Complete Syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims

#1. English Language Syllabus for RBI Assistant :

The English syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims exam can be broadly divided into 4 parts – Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Verbal Ability

(1) Reading Comprehension
  • Level: Moderate to Tough,
  • Weightage: Max 10 marks min 7 marks
  • Types of Questions : Most relevant topics for passage – Banking & Economy, Finance, Business, Monetary Policies like demonetization, Financial Policies, Socio-Financial Issues like poverty & education, Types of Banks in economy, Globalization, etc.
(2)  Error Spotting/Phrase Replacement (grammar)
  • Level: Moderate to Tough,
  • Weightage: Max 10 marks & min 5 marks
  • Types of Questions: Articles, Tenses, Prepositions, Parallelism, Subject Verb Agreement, Degrees of Comparison, Sentence Construction, Adverbs, Phrasal Verbs, Pronouns, Non-Finite Verbs, Common Errors, etc.
(3) Cloze Test
  • Level: Moderate to Tough
  • Weightage: If the RC comes for 7 marks
  • Types of Questions: Moderate difficulty, the options will be easy but close to each other in meaning. You will have to look at the prepositions given in the option or before/after the blank contextually before answering. You may also be tested on phrasal verbs.
 
(4) Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles)
  • Level: Easy, Low to Moderately
  • Weightage: 5 Questions
  • Question Types: Para Jumbles
(5) Vocabulary (Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement)
  • Level: Moderate Difficulty
  • Weightage: Max 10 marks  & Min 5 marks,
  • Question Types: Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Cloze Test (single passage with 5-10 questions), Fill in the Blanks (Double Blanks)
#2. Reasoning Ability Syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims


(1) Coding-Decoding

Level: Moderate in Difficulty
Weightage: 4-10 Questions
Question Types: Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word.


(2) Arrangement & Pattern
Level: Easy to Moderate in difficulty
Weightage: 5-8 Questions
Question Types: Random Sequence of Alphabets (based on group of 5 terms each of 3 alphabets OR series of alphabets), Number Arrangements (based on group of 5 terms each of 3 digits OR series of numbers), Mixed Series Dictionary or Alphabet based Arrangements etc.

(3) Linear Seating Arrangement
Level: Moderate to Difficult
Weightage: 5-10 Questions
Question Types: Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.

(4) Circular Seating Arrangement

Level: Moderate to Difficult
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Question Types: Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.

(5) Analogy
Level: Easy to Moderate
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Question Types: Meaning-based, Letter based, Number based.

(6) Classification
Level: Easy to Moderate
Weightage: 0-4 Questions
Question Types: Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.

(7) Mathematical or Coded Inequalities
Level: Scoring,
Weightage: 5 Questions (likely of Coded Inequalities)
Question Types: Coded relations between letters to be decoded and solved.

(8) Order & Ranking
Level: Easy to Moderate in difficulty,
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Question Types: Floor Based Puzzles, Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.

(9) Analytical Decision Making
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Appears less frequently, Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

(10) Syllogisms
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Very likely to appear.
Question Types: Direct questions with 2-3 statements & 2-3 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.

(11) Data Sufficiency
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Moderate Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible.
Question Types: Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birthdates.

(12) Double Line-Up

Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving. If scheduling is asked then double line up may not be asked. Vice-Versa


(13) Scheduling
Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

(14) Grouping & Selection

Weightage: 0-5 Questions
Moderate to Difficult
Question Types: Problems on teams and committees asked.

(15) Blood Relations
Weightage: 2-4 Questions
Moderate in difficulty, Low to Moderately time consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
Question Types: Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.

 

(16) Verbal Reasoning
Weightage: 0-2 Questions
Statement & Assumptions problems asked in the past. But questions on Statement & Arguments, Statement & Inferences, Statement & Conclusions, Critical Reasoning, Course of Action and Cause & Effect also possible.
Question Types: Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.

(17) Directions & Distances
Weightage: 2-3 Questions
Easy but could be tricky, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
Question Types: Based on distance covered or direction of motion

(18) Series
Weightage: 0-2 Questions
Level: Easy to Moderate, Less Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy
Question Types: Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.

 

#3. Numerical Ability Syllabus for RBI Assistant Prelims


(1) Simplification

Level: Easy to Solve
Weightage: 5-10 Questions
Question Types: BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.

(2) Data Interpretation
Level: Easy to Moderate in Difficulty
Weightage: 5-10 Questions (1-2 sets)
Question Types: Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.
Concepts used from avergares, percentages, ratio & proportion, etc.

(3) Quadratic Equations
Level: Moderate, Moderately Time Consuming, Could be Tricky, High Accuracy Possible, Scoring,
Weightage: 0 or 5 questions
Question Type: comparing x and y based on the given information

(4) Number Series
Level: Scoring, Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
Weightage: 3-5 Questions
Question Types: Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.


(5) Average
Level: Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible
Weightage: 1-2 Questions
Question Types: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc. But the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities. Also very helpful in solving DI questions.

(6) Interest
Level: Scoring, Easy if Formulas & Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
Weightage: 1-2 Questions
Question Types: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.

(5) Mensuration
Level: Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, You may have to use multiple concepts in a single problem, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible,
Weightage: 1-2 Questions
Question Types: Perimeter and Area of 2D figures and Surface Area/Volume of 3D figures. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc. Some questions might require you to use concepts of Percentages & Ratio and Proportion concepts.

(6) Percentage
Level: Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Weightage: 0-1 Questions
Types of Questions: Calculation-oriented basic percentage. Will be extensively used in Profit and Loss, DI, etc.

(7) Ratio & Proportion
Weightage: 1-3 Questions
Level: Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible. Difficulty level may be raised by using multiple concepts.
You will find it useful in DI and Mixture Problems.
Question Types: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions, Third Proportional and Fourth Proportional, Mean Proportional.

(8) Algebra
Level: Scoring, Easy if Concepts Clear and Steps Followed, Could be Tricky, Moderately Time Consuming.
Weightage: 2-3 Questions
Question Types: Linear Eqns in one or more variables, Problems on Ages, etc.

(9) Profit & Loss
Level: Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
Weightage: 2-3 Questions
Types of Question: Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.

(10) Time, Speed & Distance
Level: Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
Weightage: 1-2 Questions
Types of Question: Average Speed, Boat & Stream, Problems on Train, Relative Speed.
Tips: How to Calculate Average Speed.

(12) Time & Work
Level: Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
Weightage: 1-2 Questions
Types of Questions: Work Efficiency, Pipes & Cisterns, Work & Wages, etc.

(14) Mixture Problems
Level: Tricky, Time Consuming, Less likely to appear in paper.
Weightage: 0-2 Questions
Types of Questions: Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixture. Will involve knowledge of Ratio and Proportion

(15) Number System
Level: Could be tricky, Moderately time Consuming
Weightage: 0-1 Questions
Types of Questions: Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.

(13) Permutation & Combination / Probability
Level: Moderately Time Consuming, Scoring, Easy if all cases considered.
Weightage: 0-1 Questions
Types of Questions: Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Basic problems on Probability.

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