How to Crack RBI Office Attendant Exam 2022 – Know Tips and Strategies

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Strategy to Crack RBI Office Attendant Exam 2021: RBI Office Attendant exam is scheduled to be held on 9th/10th April 2021. Undergraduate freshers have the best opportunity to start their careers with the RBI. There are 841 vacancies this we can expect the competition to be fierce. It is important for each and every aspirant to follow the right approach to prepare for a particular exam. Preparing without a vision and goal would be of no use. To help with your preparation we are sharing the best strategy followed by the achievers to crack the RBI Office Attendant exam.

There is no denying the fact that a number of aspirants will be appearing for the RBI Office Attendant post and only a few prominent would get a chance to serve in the Reserve Bank of India. The selection of the candidates does not depend on how long they study but how they study matters. There will be only one online examination round followed by an interview. Candidates will have to prepare for both to be shortlisted for provisional allotment.

RBI Office Attendant Selection Procedure 2021

There will be two rounds in the selection procedure of the RBI Office Attendant. Candidates will have to qualify both the round to be eligible for the provisional allotment. Check the detailed selection process below.

1. Online Objective Test

2. Language Proficiency Test.

RBI Office Attendant Exam Pattern 2021



Name of Tests


No. of




Composite Time





90 minutes


General English




General Awareness




Numerical ability







Important details.

  • There will be a negative marking of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer marked.
  • Candidates will have to pass the minimum marks in each subject.
  • LPT round will be qualifying in nature. Candidates will be tested for their speaking, writing, reading skills.
  • Candidates who will qualify for the online test will be called for the LPT round.

Key Preparation Tips for RBI Office Attendant 2021 Exam

1. Check Exam Pattern, syllabus and other left out details: 

The first and foremost thing after knowing the exam pattern is to scan through the syllabus that you have to cover. Check the detailed syllabus for all the subjects and note down the important and expected topics to be covered on priority based on the previous year’s exam trend.

Check here RBI Office Attendant Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Knowing the exact syllabus will give you the right direction to work in. 

2. Identify Strong and Weak Areas of the Syllabus:

Once you are done with the exam pattern and syllabus, list down the strong and weak points to save your time during your preparation journey. Try to identify the topics which are less time-consuming and revising them would be no great task. Work on your weak areas so that you do not face any difficulty during your exam. Give attention and time to improve your weak areas and retaining the strong points.

3. Prepare a Weekly Study Schedule: 

As the exam dates are already announced you can prepare a weekly schedule in advance to carry out your preparation. Having a plan will help you achieve your daily or weekly targets and you will not skip anything important for your exam. Include topics that are scoring and important from an examination point of view and prepare them on priority. This will not burden you with the syllabus to be covered.

4. Create a Fixed Routine:

Divide and allocate time for each section according to your efficiency. Some topics like Puzzle and DI require more attention than any other topics. Allocate time wisely so that you do not miss out on anything important.

5. Do not practice mock tests at the very beginning of the preparation:

Never start taking the mock test at the beginning of your preparation this will demoralize you. Take a mock test once you are done with the revision. You can also take a sectional mock test weekly to analyze if you are preparing in the right direction.

Candidates should practice as many mock papers as they can after preparing each subject. This will give valuable practice as the exam is fast-paced and includes negative marking.

Points to Remember

  1. Never underestimate yourself. If you think you can do this surely you will win.
  2. Chase your strength and work on your weakness
  3. Your preparation should be in a way that you can handle unexpected challenges.
  4. After revising your syllabus or a particular topic, take a sectional mock test. This will help you analyze your true preparation level.
  5. Make s study plan and follow it rigorously.

Best Strategy to Prepare Reasoning for RBI Office Attendant

The reasoning is a bit challenging section for the aspirants. It tests your presence of mind and ability to tackle a question. It is important to develop an in-depth understanding of the most expected topics for the exam. Solving different questions for a particular topic will help you ace in this section. The ambit of the reasoning section is vast thus you need to find where you should invest your time, energy and efforts. Check the Important Topics for RBI Office Attendant 2021.

  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Series (Alphanumeric, symbol-based)

Before carrying out your preparation check the previous year exam trend. Check what type of questions are being asked in the exam and pen down them.

Now find the best study material or platform where you can find a good quality of questions for your practice that covers the must-do topics and important questions.. You can also refer to BYJU’S Exam Prep for the sectional test of reasoning ability.

Fist revise or grasp the concepts/Methods or approach to a particular topic. Watch free videos online. You can refer to gradeup’s youtube channel for free online classes or app sessions.

Note down the important points that you come across and make handy notes.

Once you are done with the syllabus or important topics, do not forget to take the sectional mock test to analyze what you have learnt so far.

Study Notes on all Reasoning Topics

S. No Topics
1 Syllogism
2 Reverse Syllogism
3 Coding-Decoding
4 New patterns of Coding-Decoding
5 Basics of Inequality
6 Blood Relations
7 Direction Sense
8 Input-Output
9 Data Sufficiency
10 Circular Arrangement
11 Basics of Puzzles 
12 Ranks of Alphabets

Best Strategy to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for RBI Office Attendant

Quant is the most dreaded and least prepared section by some of the aspirants. Many exam organizing authorities have now set a benchmark for the aspirants in this subject. Although the level of the RBI Office Attendant would be easy to moderate still candidates have to prepare this section wisely and effectively. One can score decent marks if he has a good hold on the calculation, speed, and time management.  Check the most important topics for the Quant section below.

  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Miscellaneous Topics (These are – Work & Time, Speed, Time & Distance, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Problems on Partnership, Ages,
    Permutation & Combination, Probability, Percentage & Averages, Mixture & Allegations, Boats, and Streams, etc.)

To prepare for the quant section work on your calculation techniques. For this learn square roots, tables, cube roots at least up to 30.

Try to solve maximum questions on Simplification and approximation to get good command on calculation.

Practice different arithmetic topics and methods to solve them. Do not try to solve the questions with the short tricks at the very beginning of your revision. First, learn the basic concepts. This will help you solve the questions.

Make handy notes of each topic based on the conventional method.

Practice different types of DI (line graph, bar graph, pie chart, etc.)

Check previous year question papers and take the sectional mock test on gradeup.

Quant Study Notes 

S. No.



Simple Interest


Compound Interest


Mixture & Alligation






Pipes & Cisterns


Age-based problemsAge-Based Previous Year Questions


Profit, Loss & Discount


Ratio & Proportion


Time, Speed & Distance


Time & WorkTime & Work Previous Year Questions



Best Strategy to Prepare English for RBI Office Attendant

This yet another crucial section for the RBI Office Attendant exam. Candidates with a good hold on vocabulary and grammar part can easily score good marks in this section. Candidates will have 30 questions in this section with a maximum of 30 marks. There is no sectional time in the RBI OA exam. Hence you can allocate time to each section at your convenience.

Check the list of the important topics in the English section

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Match the column
  • Fillers
  • Error Spotting/Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvements
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Sentence Rearrangement/Para jumble
  • Sentence Connector
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Formation

Your reading skills will be helpful in solving Reading comprehension.

Learn new words daily and try to use them in your daily life this way you will never forget them

Watch English news, read English newspapers, magazines, and editorials.

Learn grammar rules and practice exercises on different topics.

Some important grammar tips to help you all in the upcoming exam – 

S. No. Rules 
1. The verb in a sentence must be in accordance with the subject of the same sentence. A singular subject takes up a singular verb, similarly, a plural subject takes up a plural verb.
2. In case, 2 or more subjects are connected with the help of ‘and’, then usually a plural verb is used with them.
3. When 2 singular subjects are connected with the help of  ‘either/or’ or ‘neither/nor’, then they usually take a singular verb. If one of the subjects in the sentence is plural, then the verb will also be plural.
4. In case, the subject is followed by certain words like, ‘besides’, ‘not’, ‘as well as’, ’along with’ etc, then the singular verb of the sentence will follow a singular subject.
5. In case of sentences that start with ‘Each’, ‘Everyone’ and ‘Anyone’, the subject will have a singular verb.
6. ‘I’ and ‘Me’ are used differently-  Both of them are 1st person singular pronouns. The difference is, ‘I’ is a Subject Pronoun while ‘me’ is an Object Pronoun.
7. Do not forget to look up for error of repetition, also know as redundancy.
8. Modifier-related errors – Ensure that the participle in the sentence is not without the subject.
9. The difference in the use of few and less – Few is used for countable nouns whereas Less is used for uncountable nouns.

Topic-wise English Study Notes

S. No.



Reading Comprehension


Cloze Test


Para Jumbles


Fill in the blanks


Error Spotting


Sentence Correction


Shape up your vocabulary


Roots of Words


Idioms & Phrases


Grammar Scholar

Read here: Best Strategy to Prepare English for RBI Office Attendant Exam 2021

Best Strategy to Prepare GA for RBI Office Attendant

To prepare this section, focus on the following 3 areas

  • Current Affairs
  • Static awareness
  • Banking and Economy awareness

(A) Current Affairs

  • National/International Appointment
  • Obituaries
  • Award Functions
  • New government schemes
  • Resignations
  • States in news
  • Prominent institutes in news
  • The rank of India in various Index

(B) Static Awareness

  • Names of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks
  • Names of Stadiums
  • Names of Stadiums
  • Names of Countries, Currencies and their Capitals
  • Names of Governors and Chief Ministers
  • Learn the places of major events to be held
  • Important Days and their themes
  • Recently visited places by our Prime Minister or President

Other than studying and learning these topics, do not forget to give daily a mock test of this section. Find below some important links of Static GK Notes and quiz.

Static GK Notes

Static GK Quiz

Daily GK Quizzes

(C) Banking and Economy Awareness

  • The merger of banks
  • Formation of new small finance bank and payment bank
  • New policies introduced by the government
  • Capital market
  • Money market
  • Details of ATM’s
  • Initiatives were taken for the marginal sector and women, etc.

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