RBI Grade-B Phase-I - Last 10 Days Preparation Tips & Revision Strategy
RBI Grade-B Phase-I - Last 10 Days Preparation Tips & Revision Strategy

RBI Grade-B Phase-I – Preparation Tips & Revision Strategy

Crack RBI Grade-B Phase-I. The RBI Grade B exam is one of the most prominent exams in the banking sector. A lot of candidates have applied for this exam and it brings them to a step closer in the journey of getting their dream job.

The Phase-I exam of RBI Grade-B 2018 is scheduled to be held on 16th August, 2018. You have just 10 days left to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam so we recommend you to go through this Last 10 Days Preparation Tips that will help you to enhance your scores.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2018

Before you start the preparation of any exam, it is a must that you are well aware about pattern of the exam and syllabus. It will give you a 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
General Awareness 80 80  


2 hours

English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning Ability 60 60
Total 200 200

RBI Grade-B Phase-I – Reasoning Ability

*The level of each question will be in Moderate-High*

Topic No. of questions
Seating Arrangement 10

(Moderate – Difficult)

Puzzle 15

(Moderate – Difficult)

Input and Output 5

(Easy – Moderate)

Inequalities 5


Syllogism 5

(Easy to Moderate)

Data Sufficiency 5

(Easy to Moderate)

Direction Sense 3/2


Blood Relation 2/3


Miscellaneous and Logical reasoning 10

(Moderate – Difficult)

Total 60
  • First try to attend easy topics in reasoning like inequality, syllogism and miscellaneous questions, the time saved in these topics will help to solve puzzle and seating arrangement questions.
  • Next, try to attend other topics like input & output and data sufficiency.
  • Finally attend the puzzles and seating arrangement questions. If you find any question takes more time, then skip those questions. Don’t waste more time on any particular question.

RBI Grade-B Phase-I – Quantitative Aptitude

*The level of each question will be in Moderate-High*

Topics No. of Questions

Comparison of two quantities (Quantity I and II)








Data Interpretation


(Double Diagram – Difficult Level)

[1 set – Application Oriented, 1 set – Missing DI and 1 set – Case Study]





(Moderate – Difficult)


Total 30
  • First try to attend Date Interpretation topic like Tabular and pie chart questions.
  • Next, try to attend quantity comparison questions.
  • Finally attend the application sums related questions.
  • Note: If you strong in solving application sums, then try to attend it first.

English Language: (30 Questions)

*The level of each question will be in Moderate-High*

Topic No. of questions
Statement Connection 3


Word Replacement 5


Sentence Correction

(Error Spotting)


(Moderate – Difficult)

Sentence Completion

(Phrase Based)


(Moderate – Difficult)

Fill in the blanks

(Two Sentences)



Idiom Usage 3

(Moderate – Difficult)

Reading Comprehension 10

(Moderate – Difficult)

Total 30
  •  First try to attend the topics like sentence correction, sentence completion and word replacement.
  • Next, try to attend other topics like phrase replacement, statement connection and fill in the blanks.
  • Finally attend the reading comprehension questions. (Long paragraph questions takes more time so only try to attend reading comprehension lastly)

RBI Grade-B Phase-I  – General Awareness

Topics No. of Questions

Banking Awareness



35 – 40% of questions


Current Affairs



35 – 40% of questions


Static GK



20 – 30% of questions


Total 80
  •  Try to start the exam with this section and attend it in 10 – 15 minutes.

Important points to consider for RBI Grade-B Phase-I Exam

  1. Time management is an essential factor for RBI Grade B Phase-I as the candidates need to allocate their time for all four sections within total time of 120 minutes.
  2. Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each section as well as aggregate, as prescribed by the Board.
  • For every wrong answer marked by you, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  1. The maximum time of your preparation should be dedicated to General Awareness topic and you should try to maximize your score here because it covers a major portion of the Phase 1 exam.
  2. During exam, you have to begin with the general awareness section and then English. After that, you have to spend the remaining time between the Quant & Reasoning questions.
  3. You have to solve the questions of your stronger areas and then move on to weaker areas.
  • Candidates should not spend more time on any particular question. Skip the time-consuming questions as it is considered to be a smart way of scoring well in the Phase-I exam.
  • Since there are no sectional time limits, taking mock tests will help you determine an exam-attempt strategy that helps you improve your scores.
  1. Taking mock tests will also make sure that you know what your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Stay calm and composed before the day of exam as it is measured to be good to augment your exam performance.

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