Reserve Bank of India will conduct Online Examination for the
recruitment to fill the 525 posts of Assistant in various state offices of RBI.
The online test will be held tentatively on 20 July 2013, 21 July 2013, 27 July
2013, and 28 July 2013 to check the candidates’ knowledge of Reasoning,
Numerical ability, English, Computers, and General Awareness. This online
written examination will be for 200 marks of Objective Type Questions.
Objective
Tests (200 marks): The 2 hour Online Test will be
consisting of 200 objective type questions divided into five distinctive
sections. Each question will carry 1 mark and for each
wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Sr. No.

Name of Tests
(Objective)

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

1

Test of Reasoning

40

40

2 Hours

2

Test of English
Language

40

40


3

Test of Numerical
Ability

40

40


4

Test of General
Awareness

40

40


5

Test of Computer
Knowledge

40

40



Total

200

200


Note : The
number in the brackets against each subtopic denotes the number of questions
asked in the last year exam. na means not asked last year. In the computer
sections questions are general and so no subtopic division done.
1. Test of Reasoning : Topics that are
covered in this section are:
·
Direction sense problems(2)
·
Blood Relations(na)
·
Sitting arrangements(12)
·
Coding and decoding(9)
·
Alphanumeric sequence(na)
·
Alphabetic arrangements(4)
·
Ranking(na)
·
Statement and conclusion(12)
·
Odd man out(1)
Like for most exams, reasoning is the tricky
part for this exam also. Tricky because
it asks you to apply techniques involving both English and mathematical
ability.
They
are broadly divided into
DIRECTION SENSE PROBLEMS
They
can be asked in different sitting arrangements, circular ,rectangular or
sitting parallel to each other and
facing different directions .They generally come in a set of 35 questions. They
have to be answered using charts or diagrams. Difficult problems include making
intelligent deductions from the given data.
All
the questions must be answered once like a set.
BLOOD RELATIONS
They
are generally asked in single question format but sometimes they can be clubbed
with statement and conclusions.
They
can be easily solved when put on the paper in a tree diagram.They sometimes
require preparing charts.
CODING AND DECODING:
Questions
can be in  alphabetical series , numerical series, alphanumerical series.
Here
a lot of trial and error is involved and sometimes might consume a lot of time.
The analogy can be seen only when put to paper.
MATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS:
Topics
covered here are
Dictionary
based arrangements
Ranking
Mathematical
operations (the mathematical symbols are interchanged)
They
generally come in sets of 23 questions.
These
are comparatively simple problems of
reasoning part. Simply following the instructions will land us with the
solution.
STATEMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS:
Data
sufficiency:
1.Two
statements are given and you should be
able decide whether you will be able to answer the questions using either of them or both of them or none
They
can be answered verbally and do not need a pen to solve them.
2.The
problems can be solved using set theory.
ODD MAN OUT:
They
can be of numerical format or alphabetical format.
Finding out the odd object from the given set.
2. Test of English Language: Topics covered under this section are:
·
Basic
usage of grammar(15)
·
Vocabulary(na)
·
Synonymous and antonyms
·
Comprehension passages(10)
·
Rearranging of
phrases(5)
·
Error detection(10)
In
verbal ability the questions are broadly divided into
1.Filling the blanks
Filling
in the blanks using appropriate words from the given choices.
Here
the basic usage of grammar is put to test.
2.Reading comprehension:
A
passage is given and at the end of the passage a set of 45 questions are asked.
the
questions asked are generally direct questions from the paragraph and
Synonymous
and antonyms of the words from the passage.
3. Error
detection in the phrases of the sentence.
They
are generally asked in sets of 34 questions.
4. Arranging different shuffled sentences given to form a
meaningful paragraph.
4.
Test of Numerical
Ability: Topics covered under this
section are:
·
Simplification(12)
·
Probability(na)
·
Approximation(1)
·
Series(8)
·
Table analysis(na)
·
Percentages(4)
·
Equations(3)
·
Averages (2)
·
Ratio and proportions(na)
·
Simple and compound interest(1)
·
Data interpretation(na)
·
Bar graphs(na)
·
Pie charts(na)
·
Distance speed time
problems(1)
·
Time and work problems(2)
·
Squares and cubes(2)
·
Mensuration(1)
·
Profit and loss(3)
Simplification problems.
The
initial 1015 question asked test the calculation speed and simplification ability
Problems
involving percentages ratio proportion and
averages.
STD problems speed distance, time and work, boats
and streams etc. (trains and platforms, pipes and cisterns)
Mensuration problems
they
can be solved using formulas
Profit and loss
Discounts,
market price, cost price etc. can be easily solved using formulas
Simple interest and compound interest.
Square roots and cube
roots of numbers
Linear equations
They
are given in the form of problems on age and average
Number series
The
problems include arithmetic progressions geometric progressions
Note: though trigonometry, geometry, statistics are part of the math
in prescribed N.C.E.R.T syllabus questions from these are seldom asked.
Problems on volumes are also not covered but it is always good to
prepare for them as they can be solved
with simple formulas.
5.
Test of General
Awareness
·
National and international affairs(7)
·
Latest in banking(7)
·
Current finance and
economical events(9)
·
Government schemes(this
information is available on www.nabard.org)(2)
·
Space programs( this
information is available on www.isro.org)(2)
·
Defence(2)
·
Authors and books(2)
·
Awards(4)
·
Recent sports events(5)
6.
Test of computer Knowledge
(40) topics covered in this
section are
·
Computer terminology
·
Keyboard shortcuts
·
Internet
·
Computer hardware
·
Computer networking
·
Operating system
·
database
As per the notification,
RBI assistant exam will be held online.
1.
In a computer based exam,
for every question there is button for
“mark/review” where a candidate can answer the question only if he is sure and always come back later if there is
any doubt.
2.
There is no need of
prior computer knowledge to appear for online exam. Just follow the
instructions to complete the test.
3.
There are online
practice tests available from few websites and one of the best available is
from “www.urvar.com”
Approach:
1. Start solving the questions one by one.
2. If the question is taking a lot of time but
can be solved we can mark the question and come back at the end when all the easy
ones are solved.
3.
There is no point marking a question in general awareness section because if we
don’t know the answer in the first reading we probably will not be able to
answer it later also.
4. Solve all the sets, sitting arrangement and
reading comprehension questions in one go because if we mark them and come back
later to solve we would have forgotten what was read before and in turn will be
wasting precious time.
Note: 1. In
order to qualify the Online Exam, a candidate has to secure a minimum
standardized score in each section of the Objective test. 2. Questions asked in Economics section are of level
11^{th} and 12^{th} standard NCERT. 3. Questions
in maths section are of level 10^{th} standard NCERT.
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