In this post, we would help you how to prepare current affairs for RBI Grade B 2018 – the syllabus, current affairs books etc.. The Reserve Bank of India, which is the central bank of the country, holds the RBI Grade B officer examination every year. Compared to 2017, when the announcement was made in the month of May, this year it was pushed back to the month of July thereby giving candidates more time to prepare themselves.
You should start your preparation by being acquainted with the syllabus of the RBI officer examination. The current affairs section is one of the easiest to score section of any exam. The questions consist of all the important events happening across the world and the country. If you are looking to ace the examination, then it is very important that you stay abreast of everything related to current affairs.
Focus on current affairs topics, as questions from this section are usually objective in nature. If you start preparing in advance, it is very easy to score in the current affairs section.
Syllabus for Current Affairs RBI Grade B
The syllabus for current affairs includes knowledge about the current events both domestic and foreign. Questions will be asked on the recent developments in the following spheres –
- Science and technology
- United Nations
- Important discoveries
Books for Current Affairs RBI Grade B
Here is the list of book for current affairs for RBI Grade B 2018
This is one of the best books you can refer to when it comes to current affairs. It comprises all the important current events in various domains like Banking, Economy, Polity and Science & Technology. It also includes pertinent information on summits, international deals, important appointments and obituaries.
- India Yearbook – GOI
The India yearbook is published annually by the publication division of the Govt. of India. It is a compilation of every important event that occurred in India in the year 2018. All the government schemes and policies that were promulgated in 2018 are covered.
- Yojana Magazine
- Economic Survey
- Concise General Knowledge Manual written by Barry O’Brien
- Kurukshetra Magazine
- Concise General Knowledge Manual written by J.K. Chopra
These are some of the basic books that you need to study for current affairs. However, make sure to go through newspapers like The Hindu and Economic Times to keep yourself updated. Try to test your memory and knowledge on current affairs and general awareness by taking RBI Grade B online mock tests.
How to Prepare Current Affairs for RBI Grade B
The idea way to prepare current affairs for RBI Grade B would be studying daily current affairs, revising them once weekly, once monthly and once before the exam. Current affairs is a vast segment and to cover that in one go is next to impossible. Therefore, you should always prepare current affairs for RBI Grade B or any other competitive exam in a daily basis. If you prefer weekly study, it is fine till you cover all the important bits.
Current affairs are often clubbed with general awareness. In addition to the current affairs, here are some books that can help you with General awareness.
Books for General Awareness
- Banking Awareness for IBPS & SBI Bank Clerk/PO/RBI/RRB Exams- Disha Experts
- Banking Awareness- Arihant Experts
- Free Banking Awareness Ebook: Important Abbreviations Volume I
- Free Banking Awareness Ebook: Important Abbreviations Volume II
You can also try to go through previous years question paper and solve it without looking at the answers. This method will not help you in remembering information but also teach you how to do time management. With these handy tips, you are sure to ace the examination.