RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation 2024, Section Wise & General Tips

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RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the apex bank of the country and getting a job in such a prestigious bank is a dream of many candidates. So to help you in fulfilling your dream, we have come up with some tips that you can follow to excel in your RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam. Before moving on to the RBI Grade B Preparation tips it is important to know that the selection process consists of three stages which are Phase 1 Online Exam, Phase 2 Online Exam, and Interview. Go through the complete blog to know about the RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation 2024

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam is an objective type single paper that is conducted for 200 marks. A total of 120 minutes are allotted and questions are asked in 4 sections which are General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. Every year RBI releases various vacancies and this year too it is expected that a similar count of vacancies will be released as the competition level is so high, the candidates must start preparing for the exam using RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips.

Some General RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips

Before we move on to the subject/section-wise strategy for RBI Grade B Preparation, we must understand some general tips that must be followed to clear the overall exam.

  • Getting a Basic Understanding of the Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The first and foremost step that a candidate must take before starting the preparation for any exam is to understand the exam pattern and syllabus. For RBI Grade A Phase 1, a single paper will be conducted for 200 marks in 120 minutes. Phase 2, will be divided into three papers. The detailed syllabus & exam pattern is released along with the RBI Grade B Notification. As far as the syllabus is concerned, the candidates must start preparing with the topics that are mentioned in the syllabus.

  • Attempting Previous Year Papers

Previous Year Papers are the best study material. This is because, with the help of Previous Year’s Papers, candidates get an idea of the actual exam questions that are being asked in the exam. Also, the candidates get to know the important topics. The candidates must attempt PYPs for at least the last 5 years.

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  • Exploring Previous Year Cut Offs

Cut Off Marks are the minimum marks that the candidates have to secure in order to clear the exam. Exploring the previous year cut offs will help the candidates know the level of the competition and it will set a benchmark for the candidates that the candidates need to anyhow secure more marks than this.

  • Practicing Mock Tests

Well, mock tests are prepared by the subject matter experts who have specialization and these are curated after a lot of research. The mock tests are prepared after evaluating the previous year’s trends. Also practicing mock tests help you increase your speed and manage time.

Section Wise RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips

Now that you have understood some basic RBI Grade B Preparation Tips, let us move on to section-wise RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips. We all are aware that there are 4 sections in Phase 1 which are General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude so now let’s know how to prepare for RBI Grade B.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips: General Awareness

Candidates find this section the toughest as this is the vast section. With the right preparation, the General Awareness section can help you score high marks in RBI Grade B Exam. Candidates must know at least 6 months of current affairs before the date of the exam. As this is the exam for RBI, the candidates must focus on Banking & Financial Awareness section very well.

ParticularsRBI Grade B Preparation – General Awareness
Target Score30-35 Questions/ 30-35 marks
Time to be Spent10 minutes for confirm questions for high accuracy
10 minutes for elimination & good accuracy
5 minutes for rest questions (take call based on total attempts)
TopicsPIB, Government Schemes, Finance Current Affairs, RBI Circulars & Updates, Reports, Static GA & RBI Notifications.
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RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips for English Language

The candidates must make it a habit of reading the newspaper which will help them in Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary as well. If the candidates find it difficult to understand the Editorial then they can regularly attend the Hindu Editorial Analysis. For the grammatical part, the candidates can clear their concepts from books YouTube videos, or paid courses but that won’t be enough as regularly practicing questions or attempting mock tests along with the classes is the key.

ParticularsRBI Grade B Preparation – EnglishRBI Grade B Preparation – English
Target Score20-25 Questions20-25 Marks
Time to be Spent15 minutes for easy questions & single statement10 minutes for complex questions
TopicsVocabulary, Grammar & other single liner questionsReading Comprehension, Cloze Test & Rearrangement

RBI Grade B Preparation Tips for Phase 1: Reasoning

This is the most loved section of the candidates as it seems to be interesting and is scoring as well. The trickiest part here is solving puzzles in less time. For the same, the aspirants need regular practice. Candidates must solve at least 3-5 puzzles per day with a set timer. For other topics such as alphanumeric series, input-output, and coding-decoding, the candidates must understand the concepts well. Allotting dedicated 2-2.5 hours per day to this section will be enough.

ParticularsRBI Grade B Preparation – ReasoningRBI Grade B Preparation – Reasoning
Target Score20-25 Questions20-25 Marks
Time to be Spent25 minutes for easy questions20 minutes for complex questions
TopicsAlphanumeric Series, Coding Decoding, Syllogism, Inequality, Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Ranking & Order, Machine Output, etcSeating Arrangement, Puzzles & Critical Reasoning

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation Tips: Quantitative Aptitude

Most of the students find it difficult to score well in this section. For Quantitative Aptitude, the candidates must be good with calculations as the candidates need to solve more questions in less time and with accuracy. Candidates must learn tables, squares, and cubes by heart so that they don’t have to waste their time calculating them. Data Interpretation will help you fetch good marks so regularly practice DIs including Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, etc. Number Series, Simplification & Approximation are some other topics that will help you score well. For Arithmetic, candidates must learn and understand some tricks or shortcuts along with the concepts.

ParticularsRBI Grade B Preparation – QuantsRBI Grade B Preparation – Quants
Target Score10-15 Questions10-15 Marks
Time to be Spent12 minutes for easy or single statement questions13 minutes for multi statement & complex questions
TopicsSimplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Percentage, Ratio & Easy Arithmetic, etcDI, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, etc

Our RBI Grade B Toppers Preparation Strategy

In this section, you will find various blogs on the RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy of our toppers. Some of the common pointers are:

  • Attempted Oliveboard’s Mock Tests on a regular basis
  • Spent time evaluating their performance in each mock test and worked on their weaknesses.
  • Read Newspapers or was regular with Oliveboard Editorial sessions
  • Were regular with RBI Annual Reports & other reports
  • Read Ebooks for Regulatory Exams
  • Current Affairs Thunder Bolt by Oliveboard
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RBI Grade B Topper Gorakh JayswalRBI Grade B Topper Aviral AgrawalRBI Grade B Topper Prachi Dhurandhar
RBI Grade B Topper Diksha ShindeRBI Grade B Topper Strategy by Aneesh JRBI Grade B Topper Strategy by Samyak Bhandari
RBI Grade B Topper Strategy by Saurabh GuptaRBI Grade B Topper Strategy by Vinodh KumarRBI Grade B Topper Strategy by Nikhil Bharate

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Preparation FAQs

Q1. How to prepare for RBI Grade B ?

Well, candidates must first understand the syllabus & exam pattern, and then bifurcate the topics into strong areas and weak areas. Revise your strong topics & work on weak ones, attempt PYPs & mock tests. Also, do not forget to analyze the attempted mocks or PYPs.

Q2. Can a normal student crack RBI Grade B?

Definitely yes. Any average/ normal student can crack RBI Grade B exam with the right preparation, sources and dedication.

Q3. Is it possible to clear the RBI Grade B exam 2024 in the first attempt?

Yes, many aspirants have cleared the RBI Grade B exam in their first attempt. One advice here is that manage the time wisely. Implement the time management strategy while attempting mock tests.


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