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RBI Assistant 2020 – Preliminary Examination, conducted in Online Mode, has: a duration of 1 hour, a total of 100 questions, and a maximum score of 100 marks, and, consists of 3 sections, namely: English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the RBI Assistant Main exam. The below sections gives detailed information about RBI Assistant Prelims Examination.

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RBI Assistant Recruitment Important Dates

Event Date
RBI Assistant Apply Online Start Date 23-12-2019
RBI Assistant 2019 Apply Online Last Date 16-01-2020
Last Date to pay the Application Fee 16-01-2020
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RBI Assistant Exam Date 2019 14th Feb, 15th Feb 2020
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RBI Assistant Mains Exam Date 2019 March 2020
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RBI Assistant Exam Pattern - Prelims
S.No. Name Of Test No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes
The RBI Assistant Prelims English Language section, has a total of 30 questions with a maximum of 30 marks. Every correct answer earns 1 mark and every wrong answer has a penalty of 0.25 i.e 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. If a question is left unanswered, there will be no penalty for that question. Below mentioned are the different categories of expected questions in the English Language Section of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam.

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Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 7 - 10
Error Spotting 5 - 10
Sentence Completion 5 - 6
Para Jumbles 4 - 5
Cloze test 5 - 7
Vocabulary 4 - 5

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Directions (1-5): Read the passage given below and then answer the questions given below the passage. Some words may be highlighted for your attention. Pay careful attention.
People in the present society have turned from the use of the old means of communication to the more advanced and technological ways of communicating. Technology has made it easier for people to communicate in a faster, efficient, and cost-saving means through the introduction of the communication channels. The world has turned out to be the center for technology with different technologies emerging daily as the people continue to develop from time to time to cope with the growing technology. The benefits of adopting communication technology are explained in this article which shows why people do not function without technology.
Communication is a critical thing in today’s society because the exchange of information is vital in living. People live both locally and globally through technological connections by maintaining contact and interaction between individuals from all corners of the world. Communication binds people, helps to maintain society healthy and enables people to interact and make friends from different regions and cultures. According to Adrian in 2006, communication and information technology plays a great role in individuals’ life. There is a high rate of growth of the communication technology industry and the benefits as more people come up with new means of communication by day. A point has reached where activities cannot function without information technology due to the many benefits which come along with the current-day technologies. Moreover, the industry plays a great role in improving the nation’s economy by facilitating fast and easier means of doing things and offering employment to many people across the world.
The presence of computers, phones, internet, and wireless devices have broadened the web of connectivity by changing long distances to short ones where everyone is equal distance from the other through the present connections. Living without technology will be totally impossible as this has become an everyday application as more and more people are gaining knowledge on how to make use of the communication tools to improve their ways of living and staying informed on the current technology to avoid being left behind. New technologies are being developed daily which shows that the industry will continue to grow and expand. People will continue using these technologies to improve their standards and to stay informed.
The present technology has found its use in almost every sector making the industries, businesses, and institutions to use it for their daily activities since it brings a lot of benefits. In the former days the modes of communication used were slow and sometimes unreliable since the information could take a long time before getting to the recipient. The use of communication and interaction sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, and online email chat services has gained popularity among the young people whereby they can talk, share and interact with people from different parts of the word. The communication channels helps many users since they act as the dating sites for couples, people also make friends and share t with them at different locations. Many people have ended up in marriages from online dating services; others have made friends and got connections to good jobs and other beneficial activities. These sites are more addictive and therefore the users find themselves visiting them more often and others stay online 24 hours. Apart from benefiting the communication sector, technology has also led to the improvement in areas of business, education, health, and society in general.
Businesses continue to enjoy the introduction of new technologies which help in improving their activities. The business remains up-to-date with the daily occurrences concerning the market; the business also moves forward and is able to compete with the others in different locations. In the education sector, technology continues to evolve at a faster rate as the learners get to know new ways of learning. The information technology is a requirement for every learner in order to utilize these ideas in the learning process. Students and their teachers communicate using the sites stated above to inform them on the changes in the timetable and send notes in soft copy. In addition, technology has helped the health centers improve their services and transforming the medical profession by securing the environment for the patients and make them feel comfortable to discuss their issues.
Moreover, there are online medical services whereby the patients can interact with their doctors without having to go to the health centers. Communication technology helps in the growth of the society by offering convenience modes of attending to the activities through online shopping, banking, and travel arrangements. Also, there is a speed in doing various operations in the presence of technology whereby individuals attend to their tasks in a convenient and reliable way. Alternatively, people in society keep in touch with one another and can effectively communicate and exchange their views for the growth and development of the community.
Life is incomplete without technology and the world has reached a point that technology is everything. Incorporating technology in our daily activities makes life easier and worth living. There is a need for the involved parties in the field of communication technology to come up with more advanced technologies so that people can enjoy these services and help in developing the country. People living in the third world countries have the duty to ensure that they have the knowledge of the current technology so that they can improve their countries to develop and compete with the developed nations. Comparing the advanced technology with the old fashion ways of doing things it has become simplified and time-saving. People are able to do many activities at a go, while in the absence of technology things went slow and more energy was utilized. Despite the few problems posed by the use of communication technology people continue to use it since the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
1. What sectors or areas have technology made an impact in? a. Communication b. Health c. Business
    A. Only a B. b and c C. a and c D. All of the above E. None of the above

Solution: D It is given in the passage that, ‘Apart from benefiting the communication sector, technology has also led to the improvement in areas of business, education, health, and the society in general’.
2. What is the author’s point of view in the last passage?
    A. That the disadvantages of technology must be ignored since the advantages outweigh them B. Technology has many advantages and if used properly can make everyone’s life easier C. Technology is very important for communication D. Technology is going to be needed by everyone E. None of the above

Solution: B The author is trying to emphasize on the fact that technology plays a vital role in our life and that it is going to make life ‘worth living’. He thinks that even the most underdeveloped countries can be improved due to technology. The author talks about the ‘disadvantages of communication technology’. Hence, the first option does not talk about technology, but only about communication technology. Options 3 and 4 are stressed in other paragraphs but the last paragraph does not focus on these points.
3. What is the primary purpose of the passage? a. To show how technology is a part of everything in life b. To point out the disadvantages of technology c. To show how technology can further improve our lives
    A. Only c B. Only a C. a and c D. Only b E. All of the above

Solution: B The passage mainly shows us how technology has an impact on life today. The past and present ways of communication have been compared and the impact of technology in all parts of today’s world is shown. Nothing about the ‘further development’ of technology has been mentioned. Option B stating about disadvantages is also incorrect.
4. What should people living in the third world countries do?
    A. Migrate to developed nations B. Start taking loans to develop technology C. Make their economy stronger D. Try to learn about current technology E. None of the above

Solution: D It is mentioned in the passage that, ‘People living in the third world countries have the duty to ensure that they have the knowledge of the current technology’. Hence, option 4 is the most appropriate option. The author has not mentioned ‘migration’ or ‘loans’ or ‘economy’ in any part of the passage.
5. According to the author, what will people keep using technology for? a. Warfare b. Improve standards c. Stay informed d. Efficiency
    A. Only b B. a and b C. b, c, and d D. b and c E. c and d

Solution: D The author has mentioned various uses of technology. He has mainly focussed on how technology has helped in making things ‘easier’. Hence, ‘improve standards’ is definitely a correct option. Apart from this, the author has stressed on how technology has made the world a smaller place. Hence, C is also a correct option. The author has stressed on the ‘ease’ of doing things and nothing has been mentioned about the ‘efficiency’. If we strictly stick to the context of the passage, ‘warfare’ is irrelevant.
Directions (1 - 5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
1. With little patience (A)/ you will be able to (B)/ cross this hurdle(C)/ No error.(D)/ Answer: (A)
Solution: with a little patience
2. She was told(A)/to give the award to whosoever (B)/ she thought has done the most for the downtrodden.(C)/ No error (D) Answer: (C)
Solution: she thought had done the most for the downtrodden
3. At the end of the year (A)/ every student who had done adequate work (B)/ was automatically promoted(C)/ No error(D) Answer: (D)
Solution: The second sentence speaks abt past tense i.e "HAD DONE" So the third sentence is correct, but I guess every student must be replaced by EACH student.
4. Since the attachment of airconditioned sleeping cars to all important trains, (A)/traveling became very pleasant,(B)/ especially during the summer season. (C)/ No error(D) Answer: (B)
Solution: travelling has become very pleasant
5. If I will have the time (A)/ I shall try and make it(B)/ to the zoo this afternoon (C)/ No error(D) Answer: (A)
Solution: If I have the time
Directions (1 - 5): Select the correct phrase from among the choices that complete the given sentence. Please note that more than one choice may fit in to make a syntactically correct sentence, but select the choice that is logical in the context of the sentence.
1. The goal of any company is to have its product name become ______constantly at the forefront of the consumer’s mind.
    A. garrulous B. unctuous C. tremulous D. ubiquitous
Answer: D
Solution: Ubiquitous (adj.) means being present everywhere.
2. During the holiday season, the ______ theme is “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward All.”
    A. mitigated B. arrogant C. controversial D. prevalent
Answer: D
Solution: Prevalent (adj.) means widespread or widely accepted; predominant or extensive.
3. Our cottage by the sea offers many days of relaxation with warm sunshine and soothing ______.
    A. zephyrs B. dervishes C. stanchions D. ebbs
Answer: A
Solution: A zephyr is a soft, gentle breeze; a breeze that blows from the west.
4. Patrick, who was always joking, added ______ to the formal dinner, which his sedate employer did not appreciate.
    A. contemplation B. ordinance C. tutelage D. levity
Answer: D
Solution: Levity (n.) is an inappropriate lack of seriousness or lightness of manner; frivolity.
5. Sunlight shining through a window was an obvious ______ in the nearly every one of the artist’s works.
    A. disjunction B. hindrance C. repugnance D. motif
Answer: D
Solution: Motif (n.) is a recurrent theme or form in an artistic or literary work.
Directions (1-5): Given below are six sentences (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) and (F). Answer the following questions after rearranging the following sentences into a coherent paragraph.
(A) And all these are contaminating the world’s oceans, clogging drains and causing flooding, transmitting diseases, increasing respiratory problems from burning, harming animals that consume waste unknowingly, and affecting economic development.
(B) While this a topic that people are aware of, waste generation is increasing at an alarming rate. Countries are rapidly developing without adequate systems in place to manage the changing waste composition of citizens.
(C) According to the world’s bank report, the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner.
(D) In recent years, landslides of waste dumps have buried homes and people under piles of waste. And it is the poorest who often live near waste dumps and power their city’s recycling system through waste picking, leaving them susceptible to serious health repercussions.
(E) The need of the hour is to create a good waste management system, where products are designed and optimized for reuse and recycling, which will help in economic growth while minimizing environmental impact.
(F) Cities, home to over half of humanity and generating more than 80% of the world’s GDP, are at the forefront of tackling the global waste challenge.
1. Considering statement (C) “ According to the world’s bank report, the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner.” as the fourth statement,, then which of the following becomes the FIRST statement of the rearrangement?
    A. E B. D C. B D. F E. A
Answer: B
Solution:Correct sequence is DBFCAE
2. Considering statement (C) “ According to the world’s bank report , the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner.” as the fourth statement,,then which of the following becomes the SIXTH statement of the rearrangement?
    A. F B. B C. A D. E E. D
Answer: D
Solution: Correct sequence is DBFCAE
3. Considering statement (C) “ According to the world’s bank report , the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner.” as the fourth statement,then which of the following becomes the SECOND statement of the rearrangement?
    A. F B. D C. A D. E E. B
Answer: C
Solution: Correct sequence is DBFCAE
4. Among the following pairs which one of them is formed with two consecutive statements after the rearrangement?
    A. BA B. DC C. BF D. CE E. AF
Answer: A
Solution: Correct sequence is DBFCAE
5. Among the following pairs which one of them is formed with two consecutive statements after the rearrangement?
    A. FC B. CE C. ED D. AF E. BC
Answer: A
Solution: Correct sequence is DBFCAE
Directions(1 - 5): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered, these numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Given the (1) of black money in the economy is large, even though declining, and that a large part of these transactions take place in cash, it is natural the government would want to find ways to deal with this. The finance secretary, for instance, has said that one of the (2) being considered is that no one paying a bill of more than Rs.5,000 in a restaurant should be allowed to do so in cash—once the amount is paid by credit or debit card, it automatically leaves a trail for the taxman to (3) since bank accounts have PAN card details. At some point, presumably, the same principle needs to be extended to luxury boutiques/shops and showrooms for automobiles, among others. The finance secretary, in fact, has said the government will set up a committee to suggest ways to incentive credit and debit card transactions. One of them, he said, could be to share the costs of the Point of Sale device; greater spread of the RuPay cards could be another, (4) their charges are lower. Another suggestion made has been to limit the amount of cash that can be (5) while purchasing property. While discouraging the use of cash is a good thing, it is unlikely incentive's the use of credit/debit cards is going to be of much use. A person buying a house or a luxury car, or paying for an expensive meal in a luxury hotel in cash is not doing so to avoid paying the service charge levied by Visa or MasterCard—the idea is to avoid getting (6) in the tax net.
It is equally important to recognize that (7) mandating some things will not help. There is, for instance, no way of ensuring a limit, of say Rs.50,000, for the cash payment on the purchase of a flat as long as the registration is being done at a lower value than the actual one. The only way to check this is to do other reforms like lowering stamp duties, (8) circle rates with market values and refuse to recognize power of attorneys as proof of sale. The other, and more sensible, way is to make use of the troves of information the government already (9) by way of annual information returns from jewellers, real estate firms, automobile dealers, hotels, property registrars, travel agents and airlines among others. Once a profile is available of large spenders, this needs to be (10) with the income tax returns.
1. 1. consoled 2. caught 3.resolved 4. discover 5. regret Answer: caught
2. 1. hardly 2. individually 3. merely 4. faintly 5. diagonally Answer: merely
3. 1. fixed 2. tighten 3. bring 4. regulates 5. align Answer: align
4. 1. dispense 2. chased 3. secure 4. collects 5. correlate Answer: collects
5. 1. intended 2. reigned 3. diverted 4. matched 5. concerned Answer: matched
Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a part of the sentence (a word or a phrase) has been highlighted in bold. four different ways of writing the word or phrase has been given in the options (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find the correct replacement of the given bold word or phrase. If the given word or phrase is grammatically correct, then select option (a). Option (a) repeats the same word or phrase.
Q1. The end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
    A. excited B. it excited C. exciting D. would excite E. it had excited
Answer: C
Q2. For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.
    A. a method to protect B. as a method protecting C. protecting D. as a protection of E. to protect
Answer: C
Q3. Scientists have recently discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on Earth, a giant fungus that is an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and root like tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore some 10,000 years ago and extending for more than 30 acres in the soil of a Michigan forest.
    A. extending B. extends C. extended D. it extended E. is extending
Answer: A
Q4. Quasars, at billions of light-years from Earth the most distant observable objects in the universe, believed to be the cores of galaxies in an early stage of development.
    A. believed to be B. are believed to be C. some believe them to be D. some believe they are E. it is believed that they are
Answer: B
Q5. Five fledgling sea eagles left their nests in western Scotland this summer, bringing to 34 the number of wild birds successfully raised since transplants from Norway began in 1975.
    A. bringing B. and brings C. and it brings D. and it brought E. and brought
Answer: A
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