RBI Assistant Exam Analysis: Check Complete Previous Year Analysis

RBI Assistant exam analysis of previous year is an important part of the preparation of every candidate who wishes to appear for the prestigious RBI Assistant exam. Lakhs of candidates apply for the exam whenever the notification is released. The RBI Assistant Notification is not released annually. It depends upon the number of vacancies available in the RBI.

RBI Assistant 2020 notification might be released soon. While the RBI Assistant 2019 notification was released on 23rd December 2019 for 926 posts in different States and Union Territories and Pre exam was held on 14th February 2020 and 15th February 2020 and the result was declared on 3rd March 2020. The Mains exam date has been announced. The new date for RBI assistant mains exam is 22nd November 2020.

Candidates appearing for the RBI Assistant exam must carefully go through the RBI Assistant exam analysis to get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam and they can also know the most important topics which should be given priority while preparing for the RBI Assistant exam.

In this article, we will go through the RBI Assistant exam analysis for Prelims 2019 and also for Prelims and Mains 2017.

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RBI Assistant Exam Analysis: Prelims Exam Pattern

Before going through the RBI Assistant exam analysis, candidates must know the exam pattern for the RBI Assistant exam which is given below:

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour 
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

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RBI Assistant Exam Analysis: Prelims 2019

English Language

The RBI Assistant exam analysis for the 2019 Prelims exam is given below with the number of questions asked and difficulty level of each topic. Overall the difficulty level of the English section was easy.

Topic No. of Question Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Rearrangement 5 Easy
Filler 5 Easy
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Spelling 5 Easy
Total  30  Easy

Numerical Ability

The Numerical Ability section in the prelims exam was of easy to moderate level. The distribution of questions from different topics are given below:

Topics No. of Question Difficulty Level
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Wrong Series/Missing Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic 10 Easy-Moderate
Total  35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Questions were asked from Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Syllogism, Alphanumeric Series, Number Series, Direction Sense. Overall this section was easy.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 05 Easy-Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Direction Distance 5 Easy-Moderate
Total  35 Easy

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RBI Assistant Exam Analysis: Prelims 2017

English Language

English section was easy to moderate and the distribution of questions are given below:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Error Spotting & Spelling Correction 10 Moderate
Fillers & Sentence Improvement 10 Easy-Moderate
Total  30 Easy-Moderate

Numerical Ability

It had a good level of questions from the arithmetic section and overall the paper was of moderate difficulty level. Check the distribution of questions from the below table:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
No Series 5 Easy
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Arithmetic 15 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning Ability

This section had puzzles which were time-consuming. Overall this section was of easy difficulty level.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism/Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Alpha-Numeric & Word Series 10 Easy
Order, Ranking & Direction 10 Easy
Total 35 Easy

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RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the exam pattern for the Mains exam before knowing the previous year RBI Assistant exam analysis. Let us understand the RBI Assistant Mains exam pattern from the table below:

          Sections No. of Questions Maximum 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 Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

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RBI Assistant Exam Analysis: Mains 2017

English Language

The level of English Language section was Moderate – Difficult. Check the number of questions asked from each topic.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension  12 Difficult
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Error detection  5 Moderate
Paragraph Starter  7 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Total  40  Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Ability

The Numerical Ability section was of moderate difficulty level. Three DI sets were asked in this section. The DI questions were from Bar Graph, Caselet and Tabular DI.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Probability 2 Moderate
Mixture and Alligation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Total  40  Moderate

Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning section was of a difficult level. Box based puzzle, Blood Relation with age, Scheduling, Year based puzzles were asked.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles  25 Moderate- Difficult
Data Sufficiency (2 statement) 5 Moderate
Inequality 2 Moderate
Machine Input Output 5 Moderate
Misc 2 Moderate
Alphabet Position 6 Moderate
Total  40 Moderate-Difficult

Test of Computer Knowledge (Easy)

The questions from this section were of a very basic level and easy. Questions were mainly asked from basics of Software & Hardware, Port, Network, Internet, Windows operating system, Input/Output devices etc.

Test of General Awareness (Moderate-Difficult)

The General Awareness section mostly consisted of the questions from banking, Static and current affairs of recent months. 10-12 questions were asked from the Static Awareness section, Other questions were from the Banking Awareness section. The difficulty level of the section was from moderate to difficult.

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FAQs

Q1. Are the Computer Knowledge questions tough in the RBI Assistant Mains exam?

Ans. No, the Computer Knowledge section was easy and scoring as seen in the RBI Assistant exam analysis above.

Q2. Do I have to cover the current affairs section for the RBI Assistant Mains exam?

Ans. Yes, the current affair has a large weightage in the General Awareness section.

Q3. What is the level of the Reasoning section in the Mains?

Ans. Generally, the Reasoning section is of difficult level in the RBI Assistant Mains exam.

Q4. What is the total number of questions asked in the RBI Assistant Mains exam?

Ans. A total of 200 questions are asked in the RBI Assistant Mains exam.

Q5. What is the number of questions asked from the Computer Knowledge section?

Ans. Each section has 40 questions in the RBI Assistant Mains exam.

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