RBI Assistant English Preparation- Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes in Prelims Exam 2020

RBI Assistant English Preparation Tips

The English Language Section will have 30 questions for 30 marks and there will be a time limit of 20 minutes for students to attempt it in the RBI Assistant Prelims Online Exam. The Reserve Bank of India will conduct preliminary exam for Assistants recuitment on 14th and 15th February. English Language is also considered the most error prone section as students mark answers by guessing them at times, which should be avoided at all costs because there is negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in English Section for RBI Assistant Prelims Exam?

A proper strategy is needed to crack any examination. However, avoiding mistakes in the examination can also help you in saving the negative points you tend to observe in the examination. Here we are talking about the tips to tackle mistakes in the English Section for RBI Assistant Prelims Exam. Let’s dig deep in the issue:

Not Going Through Previous Year’s Paper: Most of the students feel previous year paper to be of less importance which is not the case. Before  starting your preparation, go through the previous year’s paper thoroughly as it not only provides a proper insight but will also help in understanding the nature of the examination.

RBI Assistant Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions- Download PDFs

Not reading the Questions and Options Carefully: This is the most common mistake that an aspirant commit while attempting a section. There are times when most of the student do not read the full questions and options carefully and end up in making some silly mistakes which tend to make a negative point. 

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Also, the level of prelims exam is relatively moderate so what will help you in scoring well is the art of avoiding mistakes in place of attempting all the questions. Save a negative marks and read everything carefully before answering it. Instead of attempting so many questions, focus more on efficient attempt. 

Failing to Plan: Planning is one of the most important step in reaching your goal. A proper plan will help you in understanding the concept of each topics. Also, planning should be done keeping exam pattern and syllabus in mind. This will help in time management. As the exam is objective in nature, plan your strategy in way that has slot for all the sections with mock test that will further enhance your speed, accuracy and time management.

Also, English Section will be tackled only through a proper plan with lots of practice of Error Spotting, Reading Comprehension, etc

Grammatical Error: English Language is incomplete without grammar. Most of us tend to commit grammatical error and that is shown in your scorecard. It is necessary to avoid grammatical error in the exam. Read basic grammar rules and read sentences carefully. Re-read if required. Most of the grammatical error can be minimized by reading the full sentence twice.

How to Score Well in English Language Section?

The level of English Language Section is generally moderate and hence these are the tips that are important to score well in the examination:

1. Practice the “most frequently asked” topics in English Language Section

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Formation
  • Error Detection
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fillers and Word Usage
  • Cloze Test (New Pattern)


2. Practice with Memory Based Papers of this year’s Bank exams.

3. Make a habit to – “Read the Directions Carefully”.

4. Choose What to Attempt and What you should skip.

5. Understand your strengths and weakness.

6. For RC use the technique of skimming and go through the questions first.

7. Don’t take chances, save your marks because even a fraction of a mark makes a big difference.

8. Solve as many sectional as well as full-length mocks as possible

Follow a slogan: ” Test, Analyse and Improve”

All the best!


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