It’s time to give final touch to RBI Grade B exam preparation, as the exam is already knocking at the door. Only few days are left to face the phase 1 of RBI Grade B exam. The candidates who have applied must have left no stone unturned and must have applied all the strategies and devoted all their time to the preparation. Revision is the thing which matters the most. Let me share a few tips to help you with the revision part.
Benefits of revision
Firstly, let’s discuss some benefits to revision to see how it plays such a major part in the preparation of an exam. Revision is no doubt the important aspect of self-study. Any exam preparation is not complete if there is no effective revision. An effective revision is a key to good marks and success when it comes to studies. Sometimes, due to lack of time or over confidence the students tend to skip revision. The important step is to have a proper plan for the preparation, where you can devote sufficient time for revision too.
Since we are talking about effective revision, it is important to note that we make proper notes. Notes help you remember important points. Therefore, you are suggested to make proper and effective revision notes which will assist you in your revision. All you need to do is practice these Revision Notes for better knowledge and understanding before the exam. It is not possible for a student to remember everything that they have studied since the syllabus is vast.
The revision will help you to recall and remember whatever you have studied in a better way and for a long time. If you keep forgetting what you have studied an effective revision will never be effective as it should be. Thus the best way is to make separate notes for revision wherein you include just the important parts of a particular topic or chapter.
Revision is a major part of the preparation and helps in smart learning. By revision you can cut off the parts which are not needed since you will have studied the same thing so many times and keep just the polished or important parts. Moreover, by reading and reviewing your notes several times you will know the area’s you need to improve upon. Another point that I would like to state is that getting on the revision sooner than later means much less stress and anxiety. It also, allows the student to continue in his/her own pace without making them feel exhausted. This also prevents from last moment cribbing or rushing through the syllabus.
I hope this will be convincing enough for you to understand about the major part that revision plays in the preparation of an exam. So, now coming to the RBI Grade B exam let me tell you how to go about it.
Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of RBI Grade B exam.
|S. No.||Name Of Test||Number Of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Coming to the study plan.
1. General Awareness
As mentioned in the above table, the general awareness carries the maximum weightage in this examination. 80 questions will be asked in this section. You need to have proper time management which will come only by practice. Keep in mind the following while doing revision
- Revise the Committees formed by RBI and their recommendations.
- Go through all the schemes and they should be thoroughly mugged up.
- The new plans and the role of RBI should be well prepared and gone through before the exam.
- Revise Union Budget and Economic Survey.
- Revise the Credit rating agencies and their ratings are useful.
- Revise the Economic Terms and Abbreviation.
- If time permits, read the NCERTs for Economic Section. Class XI and Class XII NCERTs are also suggested to revise.
- Revise the Current Affairs of Last Six Months and make sure you read newspaper daily.
- Divide the topics according to your interest make a proper study plan and study accordingly.
- Synopsis of the current affairs should be made, which should be revised too.
- Learn and revise static banking topics which are banking history, everything about RBI, types of accounts, capital market and money.
- Also, revise the headquarters of important national and international organisations, wild life sanctuaries, etc.
2. Reasoning Ability
This comes after general awareness that carries more marks than the other sections. The questions in this section completely depend on your ability to observe the question logically. This section tests your analytical and logical reasoning skills i.e. your ability to solve puzzles and interpret the data, brain teasers or clues and sort it to arrive at a meaningful outcome.
There is only one rule to score good marks in Logical Reasoning is Practise. The more you Practise the less you’ll waste your time in Exam and the bright will be the chances to score good marks. . Revise the topics and concepts that you have studied already and just go through the questions practised related to this section.
Important topics that you should make sure to go through while revision is
- Blood relations.
- Sitting Arrangement
- Coding –decoding
- Data sufficiency
- Number series- find the next number
- Assumption and inference
There are few topics that are bit difficult and take more time when compared to the other topics, but carry a good weightage in reasoning section. During preparation try to select and solve questions of higher difficulty level so that you can be well versed with the topics. Revision should be done effectively so that questions can be solved within the given time.
3. Quantitative Aptitude-
This section is considered to be the toughest section in the exam and the highest level questions are asked in this section. It is important to attempt enough questions accurately to clear the sectional cut off. This section requires the candidate to have fast understanding of the questions and good calculation speed. For this section you will have to learn and revise tables, squares, cubes to solve questions rapidly in the exam.
a. Revise and practice the tricks involved in solving roots, cubes, and cube root finding.
b. Practice the various techniques of approximation so that less time is consumed in basic mathematics.
c. Revise the questions from the topic of your choice, but give more importance to questions with higher difficulty level.
e. Important Topics of this section are
- Operation on brackets
- Linear equations
- SI and CI
f. Arithmetic and Geography progression.
g. The topics that are less time consuming are number series, data sufficiency and miscellaneous questions.
4. English Language-
Understand and revise English grammar rules or articles, tenses, sentences, subject verb agreement and conditional sentences. You should also be familiar and knowing the correct formation of sentences. Few topics which need attention are-
- Reading comprehension
- Cloze test
- Para completion
- Sentence correction
To perform well in this section it is essential for you to read a newspaper on a regular basis. Maintaining a diary for vocabulary and revise it before the exam. Few key points that you should keep in mind for your benefit-
- Practice as much as you can
- Take mock tests seriously and appear for mock tests regularly
- Learn proper time management
- Focus on speed and accuracy
- Grow a positive attitude
- Accumulate study resources
- Prepare notes
- Work on your weak areas
- Last but not the least, be consistent with your revision
We hope this will give you an idea of how important revision is and the important topics that you need to go through during revision. The preparation is incomplete without an effective revision.