How to prepare for RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2021
How to prepare for RBI Grade B Officer Exam. How to Crack RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Exam 2021. As we all know that every year the Reserve Bank of India conducts the RBI Grade B Officer Exam for the position of Grade B officer in its various branches all across the country. RBI Grade B Officer 2021recruitment is one of the most awaited exam of the year. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will release the official RBI Grade B Officer Notification in the month of Jan. 2021.
As we know RBI Grade B Officer is one of the most lucrative jobs in the banking sector of India. “Getting into the central bank of India” is indeed a big big thing. Your dream job as an RBI Officer is waiting for you so you need to stay fully focused for the next few days and do not let your attention distract from your goal. Before you start the preparation of any exam, it is a must that you are well aware of the pattern of the exam and syllabus. It will give you the right perception of the paper that you are appearing for and put you on the right track for your preparation.
RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase I)
Name of Subject
|No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Time Duration|
RBI Grade B Mains Pattern Phase II
|Name of Test||Paper Type||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
|Paper I – Economic and Social Issues||Objective Test||100||90|
|Paper-II – English (Writing Skills)||Descriptive Test||100||90|
|Paper III – Finance and Management||Objective Test||100||90|
Note: This pattern is based on last year’s exam pattern.
Note: A total time of 120 minutes will be given for answering. However, separate time will be allotted for each section in Phase-I.
How to prepare for RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2021
RBI Grade B Officer Prelims Examination is not as much difficult as you think. You can easily clear the exam if you have a clear idea of the exam pattern. With proper planning, preparation, and the right strategy you can crack RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Prelims Exams.
How to Crack RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2021
We are sure you would be looking for useful advice for your RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Prelims Exams. We are providing some important tips, which will help you prepare better for the RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Prelims Exams.
The Golden Success Mantra
“Practice makes a man perfect” makes it a habit to daily practice your weak sections and strong ones also. Practice each and every question type. This will enhance your speed also. Also, you become confident while attempting the questions in the exam.
Know Your Exam and syllabus
As we all know that the RBI Grade B exam pattern is totally different from any other banking examination so one must be careful while preparing for the exam. Exam and syllabus is very important before you start the preparation of any exam. It gives you a basic idea about the exam. Before you start making a strategy for any exam, it is a must that you are well aware of the pattern of the exam and syllabus. It will give you the right perception of the paper that you are appearing for and puts you on the right track for your preparation. Aspirants should complete their syllabus on time so that they have enough time for their practice sessions.
Check your current preparation level
Before starting your preparation the first step to check yourself. What are your strengths? Where are you good at? What are your areas of improvement? Where do you need more time to practice? Doubts should be cleared as and when they arise. If you have a doubt or any concept is not clear, then clear it with your mentors or with your friends. Spot your weakness and work on it.
Prepare a proper study plan
Before appearing in the exam all you need to know the complete syllabus of the examination. It is important to know the latest pattern of the exam before appearing for the same and after getting all the details pattern of the exam and syllabus, you should analyze the topics in which you are strong or weak and prepare a proper study plan. The topics in which you are weak needs more attention and time for preparation. It is an important step for any exam. If you do not plan your preparation for the exam properly, you make a terrible mistake.
It is an essential tool for clearing any exam. Always try to attempt those questions in which you are sure of your answers. Prevent any negative marking
Make a timetable of how much time you should give to each section. When you are preparing for any examination. Everything depends upon your Time Management Skills. Give more priority to the areas where you find it difficult to understand. Give less time to those subjects where you are quite confident.
How to Crack RBI Grade B Officer Exam – Subject wise Smart Strategy
General Awareness Section plays a very important role in RBI Grade ‘B’ exam as this consists of one of the scoring sections (80 marks) of the exam. Out of 80 questions the main focus on Economy related questions. You can expect approx 75-80% questions focused on the economy and the rest will be from the yearbook, Geography, Science, current affairs, and GK. Generally, most of the questions are from the Economic Survey, Union Budget of the current year, RBI policies, any major economic policies launched by the government, etc.
You must read various newspapers online – The Economics times (Banking & Finance section), Business lines (Money & Banking section), Business today (Economy & Market section), Financial Express (Economy section) to cover Banking, Economy & Financial News.
This section contains 30 questions and it is the most avoided and least prepared section. If you are weak or average in this section then the one solution is to make a habit of practicing English Questions on a regular basis. You have to prepare the best strategy to crack the sectional cutoff of the English section.
In the English language section always starts the section with those questions in which you are confident. This will boost your confidence in the exam never try to attempt those questions in which you have doubts. You should always start with those questions in which you have good command and which seems easy i.e. – Cloze test, Para jumble, Fill in the blanks & Spotting Error, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension.
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Fill in the blanks
- Sentence Improvement
- English Quiz on New Pattern Spotting Error
- Para Jumbles/Sentence Rearrangement
Note: – Develop reading habits, and start reading a newspaper. This is very important for you to include in your daily routine. Reading habits will help you understand reading comprehension quickly and answer questions easily.
This section contains 30 questions and generally, candidates find it as one of the most difficult sections in the exam. The quantitative Aptitude section requires a lot of concentration and focus. The level of the questions ranges from being Moderate to Difficult. Before attempting the questions, one should look at the data carefully, understand the small specifications, and the type of questions asked in the exam. First, go through all the basics and be clear in every concept. Try to learn faster methods for calculation. You need to practice all the varieties of questions.
In this section, they also asked Data interpretation (DI) questions worth 15 marks and In Data Interpretation the best approach to utilize your time in a smarter way is skipping the question, normally there is 4-5 questions in a set, out of these questions one question set is very calculative and time-consuming so you need to identify such questions and skip these to save your valuable time. Always try to attempt those questions in which you are 100% sure of your answers. Try to prevent any negative marking.
- Advanced Level Data Interpretation Questions
- Important Simplification & Approximation Questions
- Important Number Series
- Data Sufficiency
- Important Quadratic Equation Questions
- Quantitative Aptitude Mixed Questions
As per the latest pattern, the reasoning section consists of 60 questions of a total of 60 marks. Nowadays it is a challenging task to attempt all the questions in the given time. So you have to be a very clear plan of which type of questions you are going to attempt and which you will leave. There are many topics in reasoning so it is advisable to select the topics that have been asked more and more in previous years and practice them regularly. Here some important topics for the exam which are mentioned below –
- Seating Arrangement and Puzzles
- Blood Relations
- Inequality Questions
- Coding and Decoding
- Direction Sense & Ranking
- Syllogism/ Data sufficiency
- Alphanumeric Series
Online Practice tests & Previous Year Papers
These are the best way to check your performance. Online Practice Tests will also help you increase your speed, along with smooth and easy movement across sections. While doing Online Practice tests, focus on clearing sectional cut off and gaining high score too, and also attempt the quizzes on a regular basis. You may also download RBI Grade ‘B’ Previous year question papers for practice.
You may also download questions asked in RBI Grade B Exam 2019 below-
- Financial Management (FM) Questions Asked in RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam 2019
- Economics & Social Issues (ESI) Questions Asked in RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam 2019
- General Awareness (GA) Questions Asked in RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam 2019
You can also buy the LST Special Editon EBook of Economics & Social Issues (ESI) section for RBI Grade B Phase II 2021.