RBI Assistant Effective Study Plan 2021 : Tips to Crack the Exam

RBI Assistant Study Plan 2021

RBI Assistant Effective Study Plan 2021 : Tips to Crack the Exam

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to publish the assistant post vacancies notification in the second half of the year. There are a total of 900+ vacancies approximately this year. 
In this article, we will discuss a detailed study plan for the preparation of RBI Assistant 2021. 

RBI Assistant 2021 Important Dates

Important Events  Expected Dates
Notification Release Yet to be notified
Last Date to Apply Online Yet to be notified
Preliminary Examination Yet to be notified
Prelims Result Date Yet to be notified
Mains Examination Yet to be notified
Mains Result Date Yet to be notified
Language Proficiency Test (LPT) Yet to be notified
Final Result Yet to be notified


RBI Assistant 2021 Eligibility Criteria


Age limit 

The minimum age to apply is 20 years, and the maximum age is 28 years. However, age limit relaxation in the upper age limit is available as per the Government norms. 

Education Qualification

Candidates should have a graduation degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks. 


RBI Assistant 2021 Exam Pattern


Prelims Examination


Subject  No of questions Maximum marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35  35 20 mins

Mains Examination


Section No of questions Maximum marks Time Duration
English Language 40 40 30 mins
Numerical Ability 40 40 30 mins
Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 mins
General and Financial Awareness 40 40 25 mins
Computer Awareness 40 40 20 mins


Day wise Study Plan for RBI Assistant 2021


Days English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
1 Revision of Grammar Rules Direction Test Important Formulae Structure of Banking Introduction
2 Cloze Tests Number Ranking Simplification / Approximation Banking Terminologies History of Computers
3 Para-jumbles Alphanumeric Series Simplification/Approximation Know Your Customer Classification of Computers
4 Mock Test 1
5 Revise Grammar Rules Puzzles& Seating Arrangement Number Series Concepts Small and Payments Bank Computer Generation
6 Error Detection Blood Relations Average Banking Ombudsman Computer Software
7 Mock Test 2
8 Reading Comprehension Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Percentage Types of Bank Accounts Microsoft Office
9 Sentence Connectors Inequality Ratio& Proportion NPA Computer Abbreviations
10 Error Detection Syllogism Profit & Loss Monetary Policy
11 Reading Comprehension Puzzles Ages NPCI Input Devices
12 Mock Test 3
13 Revise Grammar Rules Data Sufficiency Partnership Banking Terms and Abbreviations Output Devices
14 Error Detection Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Simple and Compound Interest NBFC Shortcut Keys
15 Sentence Improvement Coding and Decoding Time and Distance SARFAESI Act Internet
16 Cloze Test Input-Output Problems on Trains Taglines of Banks E-commerce
17 Reading Comprehension Input-Output Boats & Streams Financial Institutions MCQs
18 Mock Test 4
19 Practice Statement- Argument Mixture & Alligation Inflation MCQs
20 Practice Statement- Assumption Time & Work RTGS and NEFT MCQs
21 Practice Statement- Course Of Action Pipes& Cisterns Different Codes in Banking MCQs
22 Practice Statement – Conclusion Chain Rule Priority Sector Lending MCQs
23 Practice Data Sufficiency Mensuration Money and Capital Market MCQs
24 Practice Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Permutation and Combination MCQs MCQs
25 Practice Practice Probability MCQs MCQs
26 Mock Test 5
27 Practice Practice DI-Table MCQs MCQs
28 Practice Practice DI–line MCQs MCQs
29 Practice Practice DI-Pie MCQs MCQs
30 Practice Practice Case Studies MCQs MCQs


Candidates are advised to take 5-6 mock tests after completing their syllabus in 30 days. 

Reference Books for RBI Assistant 2021

English Language

  • Word Power Made Easy – Normal Lewis
  • English Grammar & Composition – Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English – S.P. Bakshi
  • English Grammar and Composition – S.C. Gupta
  • Objective English for Competitive Exams – Hari Mohan Prasad & Uma Rani Sinha
  • From Plinth to Paramount – Neetu Singh

Reasoning Ability

  • Verbal Reasoning – RS Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning (BSC publication) – M K Pandey
  • Reasoning Book for Competitive Exams – Pearson
  • Shortcuts in Reasoning – Disha Experts
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT – Arun Sharma
  • Verbal and Analytical Reasoning – Indu Sijwali

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations – R S Aggarwal
  • Magical Book On Quicker Maths – M Tyra
  • Quantum CAT – Sarvesh K Varma
  • Fast track Objective Arithmetic – Rajesh Verma
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Exams – Arun Sharma
  • Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks – Disha Publications

Computer Awareness

  • Objective Computer Awareness – Arihant Publications
  • Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General Competitions – Arihant Publications
  • Computer Awareness – R.Pillai

Banking Awareness

  • Banking Awareness – Disha Publications
  • Banking Awareness – Arihant Publications
  • Financial Awareness for Competitive Examinations – Disha Publications
  • Insurance and Financial Awareness – Disha Experts


If you are still worried about your RBI Assistant exam, contact Direction. We will guide you throughout your journey of becoming an RBI Assistant.

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