Saturday, November 4, 2017

How to Prepare for RBI Assistant Prelims Exam in Twenty Days - Grade Up

Every year lakhs of candidates compete for limited number of job opportunities. This year also the number of job opportunities as compared to number of applicants is very less. Therefore the applicants should study in a smart manner to get job at earliest. Reserve Bank of India has invited applications for the post of RBI Assistant. The exam will be conducted in three phases:-
  1.  Preliminary Exam – 100 marks – Qualifying.
  2.  Main Exam – 200 Marks – Merit based on this exam.
  3. Interview – 100 Marks – Merit Based on this exam.
The preliminary exam will be conducted after Twenty days (approx.). In order to get selected for this post the candidates are required to clear this exam. Through this article we will be sharing a smart study plan to prepare for preliminary exam in Twenty days. The pattern of this exam is:-

Sr. No.
Name of Tests
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Total Time
English Language
Composite time of 60 Minutes
Numerical Ability
Reasoning Ability

Although the syllabus for this exam is vast but there are certain topics which hold maximum weightage. A smart study plan is a must to cover these topics. The topics are needed to be covered keeping following these in mind:-
  •  Weightage of topics – as per previous year’s trends
  •   Level of difficulty – from easy to moderate to difficult
  •   Questions asked in recent banking and insurance exams

Keeping in mind above points, twenty days study plan has been prepared for your continence. The candidates are requested to follow the study plan given below:-

Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Simplification and approximation – Use digit sum method and unit digit method for quick calculations
Syllogisms , order and ranking – try to solve questions on this topic-asked in recently conducted exams
Reading comprehension- 3, Tenses
Essay on current topic.
Quadratic Equations- Easy, moderate and difficult
Blood relation- Both direct and coded form, blood relation cam also be asked in form of a puzzle
Reading comprehension- 3, Voice and modals. 
Essay on current topic.
Ratio and proportion, Percentage
Alphanumeric series – including new pattern questions
Reading comprehension- 3, Clause analysis.
Essay on current topic.
Profit and Loss, Discount
Direction sense - questions based on the directions given for a particular object in rest or motion.
Reading comprehension- 3, Verbs.
Essay on current topic.
Average, Mixture and Allegation
Inequality - Direct and Indirect
Reading comprehension- 3, Article.
Essay on current topic.
Number Series - Missing number, wrong number series.
Input - output, including new pattern asked in SBI PO mains 2017
Reading comprehension- 3, Noun.
Essay on current topic.
Simple Interest and Compound Interest.
Coding Decoding – Old and new Pattern both.
Reading comprehension- 3, Pronoun.
Essay on current topic.
Problems based on ages, partnership.
Data Sufficiency- including questions based on three or more than three statements, Decision Making.
Reading comprehension- 3, Adjective.
Essay on current topic.
Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns – As per recent trends questions from these topics are asked with a lot change in concept, therefore solve all recent questions of these topics.
a-Floor based
b- Day and   Month based
d- Blood relation based
e. Box Puzzle
f. Rectangular sheet
g. Shelf and Frames based
h. Data Flow based

This is the most important topic of this exam. The candidates can expect maximum questions from this topic; therefore the candidates are requested to make themself comfortable with this topic.

Try to solve moderate to difficult puzzles in a rational way so that you will be able to solve puzzles in less time.
Reading comprehension- 3, Adverb.
Essay on current topic.
Speed Time Distance, Problem on Trains, Boat and Streams.
Reading comprehension- 3, Prepositions.
Essay on current topic.
Mensuration, Permutation and Combination.
Reading comprehension- 3, Phrasal verbs.
Essay on current topic.
Probability, Data Sufficiency – In this topic concepts other topics will be used, therefore make precise note of all topics for a quick revision.
Reading comprehension- 3, Para jumbles. 
Essay on current topic.
 Data Interpretation
a- Bar Graph
b- Lines chart
c- Pie chart
d- Tabular
e- Missing DI

Use ratio and percentage method for quick calculations.

Try to remember squares of number 1 to 50, cubes of numbers from 1 to 20, and reciprocals in terms of percentage and vice versa.
Reading comprehension- 3, Cloze test
Essay on current topic.
Reading comprehension- 3, Merging two paragraphs and finding initials of new paragraph
Essay on current topic.
Reading comprehension- 3, Finding the odd sentence out of given five statements
Essay on current topic.
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This is a best fit plan try to follow it religiously. While completing syllabus try to take topic wise quizzes to check your level of preparation. Also follow the given tips:-
  •  Take mock tests regularly and do proper analysis of mocks. Attempt a free test for RBI Assistant exam.
  •   Do not much time on a particular question/topic. It will waste time and gives low output in return.
  •  Merely completing syllabus is not enough to get selected in this exam. The next important thing is to take online mock tests.
  •   Try to find out your grey areas using mock analysis. Once you are able to find it work hard to turn your weakness into your strength.
  •   Follow a healthy lifestyle so that you stay fit and can avoid unnecessary pauses.
  •   Always motivate yourself for study.   

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