RBI Grade B exam is one of the toughest bank exams in India. However, you can take a shot at preparing for this exam even with zero knowledge. To ace this exam as a beginner, you need to devise an efficient preparation strategy. Your study plan must help you complete the entire RBI Grade B syllabus, help you overcome exam anxiety, and finish your exam in time. Hence, even though it can be challenging, preparing for this exam as a beginner is possible.
How do you train for the RBI Grade B exam?
Follow the below-mentioned to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam from zero:
- Since you are unaware of the exam structure, you need to learn all about it. Ensure that you know everything about the syllabus and the exam pattern. Besides, you can find the updated current syllabus of the Grade B exam in the official notification from RBI. In addition to the syllabus, you must also know the exam pattern. Read through the syllabus and the pattern before starting the exam preparation.
- The RBI conducts the Grade B exam in three stages – the Prelims, the Mains, and the Interview. The Prelims is mostly a qualifying exam. The Mains contains objective-type and descriptive questions. The total aggregate mark of all three phases included is 375, out of which the Interview comprises 75 marks.
- Make a study plan for your preparation. Also, do not leave out any topic/concept from the syllabus. Make sure that you cover the entire syllabus of the Grade B exam. Allow enough time for preparing each of the topics.
- Be aware of the cut-offs of the previous years’ Grade B exams. This will help you learn about the importance of each of the subjects. Hence, you can concentrate on the sections with more weight and improve your performance.
- The best to practice your syllabus is to solve previous question papers and mock tests. This way, you familiarize yourself with the type of questions asked in the exam. Besides, the more you practice, the more you increase the speed of solving questions.
Section-wise approach for beginners for RBI Grade B Prelims
You can ace the RBI Grade B Prelims with the following order of section-wise preparation:
General Awareness is the section with the most weightage in the RBI Grade B Prelims. Besides, it is the section in which you can score high marks quite easily. You need to read a lot and be updated on the current affairs around the world and should follow GK updates available on BYJU’s Exam Prep. These questions do not require solving or any extra time. Just the general knowledge will help you recall the answers in the exam. With the preparation, you can score above 60 marks in this section, even if you are just a beginner.
Logical thinking and Reasoning
This section carries the most weightage of marks, right after General Awareness. Reasoning questions are quite easy to crack. You just need the right kind of preparation. Hence, focus on important reasoning concepts such as seating arrangement, puzzles, analogy, and coding and decoding. You can easily crack this section with an extensive practice of the various types of questions asked in Reasoning.
English is also a section where you can score high marks without much effort. This is because the English language section contains questions of simple nature. You just need to be well-versed in English grammar and vocabulary. Hence, practice a lot of sample questions related to English grammar and learn new words every day.
This section is a lot easier to crack than the Reasoning section. However, you need consistent practice and a stronghold on the various concepts and formulas associated with it. You can even score full marks in this section, with the right amount of preparation.
Section-wise approach for beginners for RBI Grade B Mains
Listed below is the right sequence of sections to prepare for the RBI Grade B Mains:
Economics and Social Issues
This paper needs a far-reaching preparation of the subject. Hence, you need to study all topics of the subject very carefully. The current update of the exam pattern includes 50% descriptive questions. They include static as well as dynamic questions. So you need to prepare more complex questions and concepts of the subject thoroughly. You may even have to practice presenting descriptive questions using your keyboard.
English Writing Skills
The English paper is entirely descriptive. You will be required to type your descriptive, long answers on your keyboard. The most effective way is to use the newspaper reporting style in this paper. Hence, read a lot of newspapers, journals, and magazines. This will help improve your creative writing skills and your vocabulary. This paper is also quite easy to score high marks in.
Finance and Management
This paper is the toughest part of the Grade B Mains exam. You need the most preparation for this paper. It largely contains technical-type questions. The difficulty level of this paper was most often very high. Since half of the questions are descriptive, you need extensive preparation in this subject. The scores of the Mains exam are the ultimate final merit. Hence, you need to put in extra effort to ace these subjects.
What are some beginner tips to ace the RBI Grade B examination?
- Before beginning your exam, ensure that you have a clear idea of how you plan to write the answers. Mentally sort the sections in the order you wish to attempt them. Moreover, allot only a specific time for each section.
- Attempt a sizeable amount of mock tests. Also, try to solve as many previous years’ question papers as you can. This will help you familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and the questions asked. Moreover, it helps improve your solving speed.
- Do not simply attempt mock tests. Ensure that you identify your mistakes and make note of them. Also, make sure that you do not repeat the same mistakes over and over.
- Also, record the scores of all your mock tests. This will help you analyze your preparation status. You can also identify your weaker areas and concentrate more on those topics.
- Do not fear the exam and stay calm throughout your preparation process. Since fear is the worst enemy of all and it may affect your performance.
All the Best!