Success Story of Bijapur Pallavi – Cleared RBI Grade B 2021

She is smart, she is determined, and a go-getter along with a focussed approach in life. Read the success story of Bijapur Pallavi, who is all set to join as an RBI Grade B officer very soon. In this blog post, you will get to learn about her preparation journey and the resources that she referred to for her preparation.

Topper Strategy & Success Story of Bijapur Pallavi

Read on to understand the detailed preparation strategy of Bijapur Pallavi in her own words.

Introduction & Brief Background (Education & Employment)

I am Bijapur Pallavi, a practising Chartered Accountant. I secured All India Rank – 36 in CA-IPCC and All India Rank -10 in CA- Final.

I have written UPSC CSE Mains thrice, the latest being in 2021.

I also reached phase 2 of RBI Grade B in 2018 and NABARD Grade A in 2020.

RBI Grade B 2021 Interview was my first ever interview.

I have also appeared for FCI AGM (General Administration) interview and I am awaiting its results.

I set my journey towards UPSC CSE a year and a half after becoming a CA. I found my way through to Prelims but wasn’t able to clear Mains.

Finally, in 2020, I decided to give adequate focus on regulatory body exams.

I missed Phase 2 cut off of NABARD Grade A by a whisker of 0.75marks and that gave me confidence that I can clear these exams if I put in my complete efforts. 

My RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy – Subject-Wise

Approach for Phase 1 Exam

For Phase 1, GA holds the key as it has the greatest weightage. This year there was a change in the pattern of questions that were asked, i.e., more statement based questions on the lines of UPSC.

A thorough revision of the last 4-6 months will be helpful in scoring well in GA. Practice tests are important to cross that sectional cut-off in the reasoning and quants sections especially because of the sectional timing.

Good command over English will help in scoring a decent score and hence, increasing the chance of crossing the overall cut-off.

Approach for Phase 2 Exam

For phase 2, typing practice is a must after the introduction of subjective sections in Paper 1 and Paper 3. So, overall two-thirds of Phase 2 need writing practice.

While most of us are familiar with topics of ESI, FM is a different game. It is important that before phase 1 we have at least a basic understanding of phase 2.

Again, practice tests and previous year papers are excellent sources for revision.

Interview Approach

For the Interview, the focus needs to be on biodata and especially on ‘Why do you want to join RBI?’ and ‘How will you contribute to RBI?’.

I had recorded written articles in order to practice my speaking skills. And that helped me to not fumble on the D-day.

Role of Oliveboard in My Preparation

Oliveboard was instrumental in helping me to make a study plan. Heartfelt thanks to Riti Ma’am.

With the change in exam pattern, many doubts arose but Ma’am’s Youtube videos helped in easing my nerves.

Also, Oliveboard was kind enough to arrange a mock interview for me on short notice.

Thank you Team Oliveboard.

Tips for Aspirants

Always remember that you are bigger than every exam that you’ll ever give. Keep persevering but remember that an outcome of an exam is not a measure of your self-worth. This thought is what kept me balanced through the successes and the failures.

The best way to crack any exam is to understand the exam and to understand yourself.

Previous year papers help in doing the former and practise tests help in doing the latter.

Take care of your health and live your life.

My best wishes to you.  

We hope that you were able to gain some useful insights from the success story of Bijapur Pallavi. Keep visiting Oliveboard for more such articles, preparation strategies, the latest government exam information and much more.

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