Score 25+ In English Section Of RBI Assistant Mains Examination 2017



The trick to scoring in English section can vary from one person to another depending on his/her strengths and weaknesses. The questions asked in this section can be easily handled if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in competitive exams. Instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Following are a few tips on how you can do well in the upcoming RBI Assistant Mains Examination. Note that the questions based on the topics mentioned in this article can be based on both conventional and new pattern. So, be prepared for a bolt from the blues and prepare accordingly.

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.  The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deep penetration through the paragraphs. There will be 17-18 questions based on Reading Comprehension. 5-8 questions out of these questions will be based on vocabulary i.e. synonyms and antonyms or phrases. Rest of the questions will be related to the paragraph in which tone off the writer of the essence of the paragraph can be asked. 

Next comes the error detection portion. There will be a total of 5 question based on new pattern errors. 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. The next important topic is Sentence fillers. Generally, new pattern fillers are asked that are 5 in number. But, this year there is a possibility of new pattern fillers based on phrases also as the difficulty level of exams has only been rising.  For fillers, you need to work on idioms/phrases/phrasal verbs as most of the questions are based on these topics only. A similar topic to fillers is the new pattern Cloze test (a pair of words would fit in the blanks) and the questions based on it will be 5 in number. 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.

Next important topic is para jumbles. You may get to see a total of 5 questions based on para jumble.  The good thing about para jumbles is that you can manage to do it 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. Do keep it in mind that you have to do with this section within a 30 minutes time period, so practice in a way that you do not leave any question untouched while attempting the examination. Practice is the only key to success. Keep practicing with the daily quizzes being provided by Bnakersadda and you will bring the house down for sure.


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