Scoring Topics of Computer Knowledge for RBI Assistant Mains 2020 Exam?

The Reserve Bank of India will conduct the main examination for this year’s recruitment of Assistants on 22 November 2020. RBI Assistant Mains is among one of the few banking sector recruitment exams which still have a separate section for Computer Knoweldge. For the past 2 years in most of the banking sector exams, the computer knowledge or computer awareness section has been clubbed with reasoning ability section in main examination, and usually no question from computers was being asked. Since RBI Assistant Mains has a dedicated section for cimputer knowledge that will contain 40 questions for 40 marks, student must prepare for it separately. Here we will discuss what are those topics in computer knowledge that can help you score maximum marks in this section.

Important Topics to Study for Scoring in Computer Knowledge Section

MS Office Suit

This is the most important topic for this exam!! If you have previously appeared in a bank exam with computer knowledge/ awareness section, then you must have faced numerous questions related to MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel- all these are part of MS Office Suit. It is very important that you are well versed with the basic functioning of Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as its shortcut keys. You must also go through the functioning of other basic softwares of MS Office Suit.

Basics of Computer Hardware, Software and Memory Unit

These can be categorised as second most important topics!! You can expect to face questions from basics of hardware and software. You must learn about different types and categories of softwares and their differences along with examples. Also go through the basics of Opertaing System to not miss anything important that can help you score marks in this exam.


This is a generalised topic, as you will learn or go through the syllabus of Computer Knowledge which includes chapters like, basics of hardware and software, MS Office Suit, Networking, Basics of Computer Operations, Number System, Computer Security and knowledge about cyber attaks you will come accross various abbreviations. You must learn them and take notes of all important abbreviations from different chapters. For Example- RAM – Random Access Memory, MICR- Magnetic Ink Character Recognition, CPU- Central Processing Unit etc.

Computer Opertaions, Networking and the Internet

Some questions from the chapters-  basic operations of a computer, computer networks and the Internet can also be asked in the test of Computer Knowledge. These chapters are not at all that tough and with a quick revision you can brush up your knowledge easily.

Knowledge of Cyber Attacks and Computer Security.

Are you familiar with the terms – virus, firewall, snooping, phishing, botnet, DOS attack? You must learn the basics of computer security and get knowledge on cyber attacks as you can expect a few questions from these chapters as well.

Other topics to study for Computer Knowledge

You can expect most of the questions in this section from the above mentioned topics and apart from that we would suggest you to go through the basics of Computer History and Timeline, Number System, Data Structure, Learn about Programming Languages (just the basics), Database Management System, Computer Viruses.

RBI Assistant Mains 2020 Mains Examination Pattern

  • Total time allowed: 135 minutes
  • Total question: 200 questions
  • Sectional Timing- Yes
  • Sectional Cut Off- Yes
Serial Number Name of Test No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. Test Of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
2. Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
3. Test Of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
4. Test Of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5. Test of  Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Key Highlights of the RBI Assistant Exam 2020

Conducting Organization Reserve Bank Of India
Official Website
Exam Category National Level Exam
Vacancies Released 926
Exam Mode Online Mode Only
Number of Stages Two : Preliminary, Mains-LPT
Time allotted for prelims exam 1 Hour
Maximum Marks in prelims 100 marks
Maximum Marks In Mains 200 marks
Negative Marking Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exam
Sectional Timing Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exam
Sectional Cut Off Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exam

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