10 Best Books for Preparing For RBI Assistant Exam In 2021

The Reserve Bank of India is the most prestigious bank in our country and is known as the central bank of India. Every banker and aspiring banker dreams of getting an RBI job, but it is not that easy to get through. Since, it is considered to be a very reputable job, only a handful of candidates are selected for the post of RBI assistant every year. In order to score the RBI assistant job, you need to start your preparation at the earliest so that you can be prepared in time for the exam. Here in this blog, we are listing the 10 Best Books for Preparing for RBI Assistant Exam in 2021-22.

10 Best Books for Preparing for the RBI assistant exam

The first thing, which you need to do for preparing for the RBI assistant exam, is to thoroughly go through the detailed notification and then find out quality study material. This will provide you with a distinct idea about the question pattern and the exam pattern, which will in turn help you to score well.

Listed below are 10 best books, which are considered to be the best, when it comes to the preparation for the RBI assistant exam:

English

  1. Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis
  2. English Language Question Bank- G.K Publications

Quant

  1. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations- S. Chand, R.S Agarwal
  2. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic- Rajesh Verma

Reasoning

  1. A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning- R.S Agarwal
  2. A New Approach to Verbal & Non- Verbal Reasoning- B.S Sijwali

GK

  1. Manorama Yearbook English/ Hindi- Mammen and Matthew Manorama
  2. Indian Yearbook English/ Hindi- Publications Division
  3. Oliveboard BOLT Monthly PDF

Computer Knowledge

  1. Computer Knowledge- Sikha Agarwal
  2. Objective Computer Awareness- R. Pillai

RBI assistant exam pattern

The RBI assistant 2021 exam will be conducted in two stages- Online preliminary or prelims stage and Main examination and both of these exams will be objective in nature. The exam is as follows:

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Serial NumberSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
1.English Language3030
2.Reasoning3535
3.Quantitative Aptitude3535
 Total100100
Duration – 60 minutes

MAINS EXAMINATION

Serial NumberSubject No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.English Language404030 minutes
2.Reasoning404030 minutes
3.Quantitative Aptitude404030 minutes
4.General Awareness404025 minutes
5.Computer Knowledge404020 minutes
 Total200200 

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RBI Assistant Exam 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for the RBI assistant job is as follows:

  • General awareness– Financial awareness, Current Affairs, Insurance and Banking Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Static Awareness.
  • Reasoning– Direction Sense, Puzzles, and Seating Arrangements, Blood Relation, Order and Ranking, Machine Input-Output, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Alpha-Numeric Symbol, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Series, Logical Reasoning (Statement and Assumption, Argument, Passage Inference, Conclusion).
  • English Language– Reading Comprehension, Double Fillers/multiple sentence fillers/ sentence, Cloze Test, Vocabulary Based Questions, Sentence Improvement/ Correction, Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph/ Sentences Restatement, Paragraph 1,2,3 and Paragraph Conclusion), Odd One Out cum Paragraph Jumbles.
  • Quantitative Aptitude– Data Interpretation (Line Chart, Caselet, Pie chart, Bar Graph, Tabular, Web/ Radar) Approximation and Simplification, Miscellaneous Mathematical Problems ( Profit and Loss, Problems on Ages, HCF/ LCM, SI/CI, Work and Time, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Speed, Distance and Time, Mensuration, Ratio and Proportion, Problems on Streams and Boats, Mixtures and Allegations, Partnership, Pipes and Cistern, Problems on Trains, Average) Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities (Quantity 2, Quantity 1 and Quadratic Equations).

Conclusion

Preparing for this exam might seem like a handful, but do not get too worked up about it. Keep a calm mind, take mock tests and concentrate on one question at a time. This will help you approach the exam in an organized manner.

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