Friday, 27 October 2017

Strategy for RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 Exam

Dear Readers, As per the Notification for RBI Assistant 2017, hardly a single month is left for you to give to your preparation the final touch that it needs. Before advancing for any competitive examination, one must always have a fair knowledge of the syllabus, examination pattern, the changes introduced in the pattern of examination, and how one should plan his/her preparations in a way to do with the syllabus and the revision before the examination is conducted. So, to let you boost up your preparations and to assist you in making a headway in your career in the banking sector through RBI Recruitment, Bankersadda is providing you all with a sound strategy to deal with your preparation phase with poise. 

The Online Examination, Phase I will be held in November. Here is the pattern of Phase I Examinations:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:   


Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language


Composite time of 1 Hour


Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability






As you are left with a limited time of hardly one month, make a strict study plan and give most of your everyday hours to studies only. Such a timetable would help you complete the target on time. Making a timetable inculcates a sense of discipline; the aspirant is bound to give a certain amount of time to a particular subject or topic. Start revising all the topics that you are done with. Regular studies reduce the level of stress, as the number of topics to be done does not accumulate into blizzards, hence provide the aspirant with a better physical and mental health. If you do not revise the topics that you studied months back, you end up remembering nothing at all.

Do remember that you need to evaluate your advancement from time to time. Practicing with test series helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. You can identify what topics you are good at and where you lack. Adda247 test series encompass a range of questions that match the level of frequently asked questions, previous year questions, and new pattern questions for RBI Assistant Prelims Examination. Computer-based Test Series for RBI Assistant also help you save your time while attempting the real examination as they simulate the real tests and let you know you how to attempt the questions in a way that you are able to attempt the maximum number of questions within the limited amount of time given to you. You also get an All India Rank so as you can assess where you stand and how much more you need to work in order to ace the original examination.

Quantitative Aptitude

The trick to scoring marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series. After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. The number of questions based on DI in the examination can range from 10 to 15. In every DI, 3 questions are always doable and the rest two are a bit tricky and calculative. The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. The average time to be spent on this section should be 25 minutes. Practice continuously, it will pay big time.

Reasoning Ability

The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other random topics. Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. This is how you have to manage to attempt this section. Do not spend more than 20 minutes doing this Section.

English Language

If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. To perform well in errors, you need to work on parts of speech, adjective, and subject-verb agreement. Some errors may also be based on narration, so, if one doesn't want to miss out anything then he/she must have the knowledge of narration too. For fillers, you need to work on vocabulary as most of the questions are based on vocab only. In cloze test, the fillers can be based on both grammar as well as vocabulary. Along with vocabulary, have the parts of speech and subject-verb agreement all grasped to attempt sufficient number of questions in Cloze test. You can manage to do para jumbles even if you are weak in English as it doesn't test your grammar or vocabulary, you just need to find the connection between two parts. Also, keep in mind that there has to be a continuation in the paragraph when you rearrange the sentences. Try to do with the section within 15 minutes. 

Practice is the only key to success. Keep practicing with the daily subjectwise quizzes being provided by Bankersadda and you will bring the house down for sure.



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