The Reserve Bank of India will soon release the RBI Assistant Notification 2021. The candidates who are awaiting the official announcement of the recruitment process and wish to apply for the same should stay connected to the official website of Smartkeeda for all the latest updates. As of now, the RBI Assistant is an entry-level position and the candidates have to secure the minimum cut off marks in the preliminary and mains examination. The RBI has conducted the RBI Assistant 2020 preliminary exam on 14th and 15th February 2021. 
 
However, owing to the meagre amount of vacancies and a large volume of applicants it is not easy for every student to find an appointment with the bank. The candidates should check out the RBI Assistant Preliminary Analysis to get a complete idea of the prelims subject wise questions asked. We have compiled this article based on the feedback received by our students who have appeared for the RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam previously.
 

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern


According to the previous year notification of RBI Assistant, there are two stages in the RBI Assistant Exam Pattern i.e. Preliminary and Mains exam. The candidates have to secure the decided RBI Assistant Preliminary Cutoff Marks to go to the Mains stage of the selection process. The detailed exam pattern can be checked in the space below:
 
• The Preliminary examination is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is conducted in Computer Based Test mode.

• As per the official notification, the preliminary exam of the RBI Assistant, there will be three subjects in the examination namely i.e. English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude

• There will be a total of 100 questions accounting for 100 marks and the number of questions will be different for each subject.

• As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
 
Sections No of question Maximum marks Medium of exam Duration of exam
English language 30 30 English 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100   60 minutes
 
 

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Previous Year Analysis


RBI Assistant preliminary examination is the first phase of the selection process and the candidates have to pass the same to go to the next phase. The difficulty level of the examination is usually easy however the candidates have to attempt maximum questions as the cut off for every category lies in the range of 88-97. Hence, the candidates should always use the RBI Assistant Preliminary Mock Test by Smartkeeda to accentuate their performance in the exam.
 

Reasoning Ability 


Reasoning Ability accounts for a total of 35 questions in the preliminary examination, check out the important topics asked in the examination previously in the table below:
 
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 15-20 questions Easy 
Direction Based Questions/Blood Relation based questions 2-3 questions Easy
Numerical Series 3-4 questions Easy
Questions based on Alphabet Series 4-5 questions Easy 
Questions based on Inequality 2-3 questions Easy
 
 

Quantitative Aptitude


The topics asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section along with the level of questions are mentioned below:
 
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
DI based on Caselet, Bar Graph, Pie Chart 10 questions Easy 
Simplifications 10 questions Easy
Approximation 5 Questions  
Missing Number series 5 questions Easy 
Word Problems based on different Arithmetic Chapters such as Boats, Time and Distance, SI & CI, Mixture and Allegations 5 questions Easy 
 
 

English Language


The English Language is the easiest subject asked in the RBI Assistant preliminary exam and the number of questions asked in this was 30. The candidates found the section very easy and were able to solve 28-30 questions within 20 minutes. The topic-wise analysis of the English Paper asked in the SBI Clerk Preliminary of the previous year is mentioned below:
 
Topics No of question
Asked
Level of Questions Asked
Reading Comprehension 10 questions Easy
Fillers based questions 5 questions Easy
Arranging Sentences 5 questions Easy
Error based questions 5 questions Easy
Cloze Test 5 questions Easy

Overall Analysis and Good Attempts


As per the feedback received by the students who have attempted the RBI Assistant Preliminary exam previously the level of the examination was easy. The candidates were successful in attempting at least 80-90 questions overall easily. A detailed analysis of the subject wise good attempts are mentioned in the table below:
 
Sections Good Attempts
English language 27-30
Reasoning ability 30-34
Quantitative aptitude 30-32
Total 90-95
 
 

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Cut Off Marks


The bank releases the cut off marks within 7 to 14 days of conducting the examination. The cut-off marks are depended on a lot of factors i.e. Vacancies available, the difficulty level of the paper, total attempts of the candidates. The candidates can check out the cut off marks of each category for all the states mentioned in the space below:
 
RBI Office General OBC  EWS  SC ST
Ahmedabad 92.75 89.50 91.00 90.25 79.00
Bengaluru 92.25 89.75 89.00 81.75
Bhopal 94.75 92.50 92.75 86.00 80.50
Bhubaneswar 95.75 94.75 93.75 85.75 81.25
Chandigarh 96.75 93.50 95.00 89.50
Chennai 94.00 92.75 87.00 88.00
Guwahati 89.50 86.25 83.75 83.50 77.75
Hyderabad 96.25 94.75 94.75 92.00 88.00
Jaipur 95.75 93.25 93.75 86.75 85.25
Jammu 94.25 87.00 89.00 79.50
Kanpur & Lucknow 96.00 92.25 94.25 87.00
Kolkata 96.25 92.00 92.25
Mumbai 87.75 84.25 81.75 84.00 71.50
Nagpur 90.50 88.75 88.00 77.50
New Delhi 96.25 92.75 93.50 89.00
Patna 95.75 93.75 94.00 85.75
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 96.25 95.00 89.75 87.00
 

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