The RBI Assistant Notifications 2019 is going to be released soon so it is the perfect time for all the serious candidates to gear up their preparation to the next level. This article will provide the candidates with some effective RBI Assistant Preparation Tips that will be helpful for both the Prelims and Mains Stages of the exam. Read the complete post to know more.

  • The candidates will know the section-wise and updated RBI Assistant Study Plan for 2019-20.
  • The candidates will get the important books' recommendations for every section of the RBI Assistant syllabus.
  • The exam takes place in two phases-Prelims and Mains and the candidates will know the exam patterns in detail for both the stages.

RBI Assistant Preparation Tips 2019-20

Phase 1-Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Phase of the exam has 3 sections- English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
English Language 30 30 --
Numerical Ability 35 35 --
Reasoning Ability 35 35 --
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

RBI Assistant Notification

RBI Assistant Notification

Phase 2-Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains Phase of the Exam has 5 Sections-English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and Computer Awareness.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
English Language 40 40 30 min
Numerical Ability 40 40 30 min
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 min
Computer Awareness 40 40 20 Min
General Awareness 40 40 25 min
Total 200 200 135 min

General Preparation Strategies for RBI Assistant 2019-20

The eligible aspirants are required to follow certain general preparation strategies and Tips in order to clear the RBI Assistant Exam.

  • Exam Pattern-The candidates must be familiar with the present exam pattern and syllabus before starting the preparation process.
  • Proper Planning and consistency-Proper and systematic planning along with consistency is extremely necessary
  • Aim for Accuracy-Learning the tables, short-cuts, and quick tricks will increase the calculation speed on the day of the exam.
  • Time Management-Practising more questions will be extremely helpful. The candidates can take up at least 10 years of previous year question papers and solving various Mock Test Series is very important.
  • Consistent Revisions-Consistent and weekly and monthly revisions of the topics in the syllabus will prove helpful for the candidates.
  • Strict follow of syllabus-Strictly following the syllabus is necessary because the question paper on the main day will contain questions only confined to the syllabus.

RBI Assistant Notification

RBI Assistant Notification

RBI Assistant Preparation Tips (Section-wise)

Let's see the strategy and preparation tips for each of the sections in a detailed manner along with the best books available for each section. This will help the candidates to upgrade their preparation level and increase their chances to get selected in the exam.

 Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

Direction & Distance, Blood Relation, Ordering & Ranking, Arrangement & Pattern, Alphabetical Series, Sitting Arrangement, Syllogism, Alphabetical Series, Puzzles, Assertion & Reasoning form the major part. This portion of the syllabus is considered as scoring. Practicing the previous year's papers and solving a good quality Mock Test series does suffice. Practicing questions from this section for around 1 hour daily for about 45-60 days will be enough. Topics like Syllogism, Ordering & Ranking will require more attention.

RBI Assistant Preparation for English Section

The syllabus includes

  • Vocabulary-Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, and Spelling:
  • Grammar- spotting Errors, phrases & Idioms, Direct & Indirect Speech, Active & passive voice
  • Reading Comprehension, Theme Detection, Passage Completion
  • Deriving Conclusion, Topic Rearrangement of passage, Cloze Test.

Solving the Previous Year papers is of utmost importance. Reading the editorial page of a daily newspaper is necessary for improving the candidate's vocabulary, reading speed and comprehension capability.

Preparation Strategy for Numerical Ability

The syllabus includes Ratio Proportion, Average, Time & Speed, Work, Distance, partnership, clocks, volume, surface area, Bars & Graph, Permutation & Combinations, Percentages, Simple & Compound Interest, probability, equation, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, etc. Learning tables, formulae, and tricks beforehand will help the candidates to increase efficiency and speed on the day of the exam. Moreover, practicing mock tests series and previous year papers is extremely necessary. This section of the RBI Assistant Syllabus needs the most attention but one can become an expert with a proper time allotment and regular practice.

Preparation Plan for General Awareness Section

The syllabus of General Awareness includes Current Affairs of National Importance and International Importance, Polity, Geography, Modern Indian History, Culture, Indian Literature, Science & Technology, Indian Economy, Defence, etc. Reading Daily Newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, etc. along with monthly current affairs released by various online educational websites will suffice.

Preparation Strategy for Computer Awareness

Basic knowledge of computers will be necessary. Going through the previous papers will give the candidate the basic idea of what to study and whatnot.

RBI Assistant Best Books

Sections Books
Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwalla
English Language General English by S.P Bakshi, Newspapers
Reasoning Ability Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Agarwalla
General Awareness Lakshmikant Polity, NCERT Books for Geography, History, culture, economics(class 6-12)
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant Publications.

RBI Assistant Notification

RBI Assistant Notification


How many attempts are allowed in RBI Assistant Examination?

There IS no fixed number of attempts in RBI Assistant examination.The minimum Age at which one can appear is 21 years and the maximum Age limit to appear for the examination is 28 years.

Does RBI Assistant has Sectional cutoffs?

Yes, RBI Assistant Examination has sectional cutoffs for both the Preliminary and Mains stages of the examination.

Will RBI Assistant Recruitment take place in 2019?

Yes, the RBI is going to conduct the 2019 Recruitment process soon. The RBI Assistant Notification 2019  is about to release in the last week of November.

How can I prepare for RBI Assistant?

A candidate should prepare according to the assigned syllabus, solve at least 5 years previous year questions of RBI Assistant and solve Mock Test Series to clear the RBI Assistant Examination.Smart work along with hard work will lead the candidate to selection.

Is the RBI Assistant Exam tough?

No, the RBI Assistant Examination is considered as an easy exam.With proper strategy and hard work one can easily clear the exam.

Will there be RBI Assistant this year?

Yes, the RBI Assistant 2019 notification is about to be released soon.The examination process will start next year.

Is RBI Assistant a Government Sector Job?

No, it is independently conducted by Reserve Bank of India.

Is RBI Assistant Exam conducted in an Online mode or Offline mode?

RBI Assistant Exam is conducted in an online mode completely.

Is RBI Assistant Examination conducted every year?

Yes, RBI Assistant Examination is conducted every year in two stages- Prelims and Mains.

Do RBI Assistant have different cut off for different categories?

Yes, RBI Assistant have different cut offs for General, SC,ST, OBC, PWD, EXS categories.

What is the RBI Assistant Salary?

After the 7th Pay Commission, the RBI Assistants is drawing a starting basic salary of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years).