How to Crack RBI Grade B in 3 Months?

Reserve Bank Of India is expected to release the notification for Grade-B officer 2020 in  August 20202, going by the past trend. Students should not wait for the notification to be out to start preparing for this exam because the preparation of this exam is very time demanding. In this article we will be telling you how you can ace this exam in 3 months.

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RBI Grade B 2020 Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B is a three-tier process i.e. Phase 1 exam followed by Phase 2 and Interview. The exam pattern of RBI Grade B 2020 is as follows:

RBI Grade B Phase I Exam:

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase – I)
Sections No. of Questions Marks Sectional Timing Duration
General Awareness 80 80 25 min A composite time of 120 minutes is provided to the candidate.
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 min.
English Language 30 30 25 min.
Reasoning 60 60 45 min.
Total 200 200 120 min.

It is always wise to know the exam pattern of the exam you are going to prepare for. So as you can see there are four sections namely: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language and General awareness.  Let’s see how you can prepare each of these sections to score the maximum score.

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How to Prepare for RBI Grade-B in three months

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is one section that can really help you to score better marks. Given below is the list of topics that is often asked in RBI Grade-B officer exam.

Topics for QA:

  1. Data interpretation (percentage, ratio, fractions, Venn diagram)
  2. Permutation, combination, probability
  3. Pipes, Trains, Boats, Race
  4. Profit, Loss, Discount
  5. Averages
  6. Mixtures, Alligations
  7. SI, CI
  8. Linear & quadratic equations
  9. Geometry – area & volume
  10. Number Series
  11. Time & work

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Reasoning Ability

This section can help you to gain maximum marks. Given below is the list of topics that are frequently asked in Reasoning sections of RBI Grade-B officer. Practice these topics by learning new tricks to save your time. Take sectional mock tests to maximize your score. Start with the easy topics in the exam and then move to the puzzle this way you will gain confidence as well.

  1. Statement and conclusion (syllogism, which conclusion is true)
  2. Statement and conclusion (based on inequalities, mathematical equations)
  3. Statement and conclusion (which conclusion is true)
  4. Sitting arrangement (circular, row, building floor)
  5. Input-output machine –
  6. Statement and inference
  7. Statement and assumption
  8. Blood relations
  9. Data sufficiency
  10. Direction test

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General Awareness

This part majorly consists topics based on facts related to the banking sector. This section can help you score some good marks. Keep updated with current affairs , Read magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan etc. You can also watch our show of monthly news analysis on Adda247 that will help you to prepare crisp notes. Prepare current affairs of atleast past six months.

English Language

English Language requires a good vocabulary and a good understanding of Reading comprehensions. Generally the topics that comes in this section are: Reading Comprehension, Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Match the following etc.. To tackle any of this topic all you need is the good understanding of this language. Reading newspaper would be the best thing to do to prepare for this section.

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Other Preparation  Related Tips 

Along with the tips given above you can gain maximum benefit from the tips given below:

  • Make a chart as per your preference with all the subjects so that you can give equal attention to all of them.
  • Take breaks whenever necessary. donot study when you don’t want to or your mind is tired.
  • Revision as much as you can. We tends to study a lot of thing but practice none that makes our preparation weak and often results in failure.
  • Take Test series- The best thing that you can do right now is to purchase the Adda247 mock test series as it is highly recommended by the toppers and it is based on the updated syllabus.
  • Make Notes- Donot forget to take notes for what you think is important and necessary.

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Number of Candidate Applied for RBI Grade-B Officer

Batch No. of candidates appeared in Phase 1 No. of candidates appeared for phase 2 Phase 1 Cut off (aggregate) Percentile required to clear phase I*
2014 118630 1598 104 98.65
2015 74661 2617 88.50 96.49
2016 105715 3234 98.50 96.94

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. When will the notification for RBI Grade B will release?

Ans. It is expected to release in August 2020.

Q. How many stages are there in RBI Grade-B ?

Ans. There are three stages  namely: Prelims, Mains & Interview.

Q. Is there sectional timing in Prelims of RBI Grade B officer?

Ans. No, there is no sectional timing for prelims of RBI Grade B officer.

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