# RBI Grade-B Phase-I – Last 10 Days Preparation Tips & Revision Strategy

The RBI Grade B exam is one of the most prominent exams in the banking sector. A lot of candidates have applied for this exam and it brings them to a step closer to the journey of getting their dream job.

The Phase-I exam of RBI Grade-B 2018 is scheduled to be held on 16th August 2018. You have just 10 days left to prepare for the RBI Grade B exam so we recommend you to go through this Last 10 Days Preparation Tips that will help you to enhance your scores.

### Expected Exam Pattern:

#### Reasoning Ability: (60 Questions)

*The level of each question will be in Moderate-High*

 Topic No. of questions Seating Arrangement 10 (Moderate – Difficult) Puzzle 15 (Moderate – Difficult) Input and Output 5 (Easy-Moderate) Inequalities 5 (Easy) Syllogism 5 (Easy to Moderate) Data Sufficiency 5 (Easy to Moderate) Direction Sense 3/2 (Moderate) Blood Relation 2/3 (Moderate) Miscellaneous and Logical reasoning 10 (Moderate – Difficult) Total 60

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• First try to attend easy topics in reasoning like inequality, syllogism and miscellaneous questions, the time saved in these topics will help to solve puzzle and seating arrangement questions.
• Next, try to attend other topics like input & output and data sufficiency.
• Finally, attend the puzzles and seating arrangement questions. If you find any question takes more time, then skip those questions. Donâ€™t waste more time on any particular question.

#### Quantitative Aptitude: (30 Questions)

*The level of each question will be in Moderate-High*

 Topics No. of Questions Comparison of two quantities (Quantity I and II) 5 (Moderate) Data Interpretation 15 (Double Diagram â€“ Difficult Level) [1 set â€“ Application Oriented, 1 set â€“ Missing DI and 1 set â€“ Case Study] Miscellaneous 10 (Moderate – Difficult) Total 30

• First, try to attend Date Interpretation topic like Tabular and pie chart questions.
• Next, try to attend quantity comparison questions.
• Finally, attend the application sums related questions.
• Note: If you strong in solving application sums, then try to attend it first.

#### English Language: (30 Questions)

*The level of each question will be in Moderate-High*

 Topic No. of questions Statement Connection 3 (Difficult) Word Replacement 5 (Difficult) Sentence Correction (Error Spotting) 4/5 (Moderate – Difficult) Sentence Completion (Phrase-Based) 2/3 (Moderate – Difficult) Fill in the blanks (Two Sentences) 3 (Difficult) Idiom Usage 3 (Moderate – Difficult) Reading Comprehension 10 (Moderate – Difficult) Total 30

• First try to attend the topics like sentence correction, sentence completion and word replacement.
• Next, try to attend other topics like phrase replacement, statement connection and fill in the blanks.
• Finally, attend the reading comprehension questions. (Long paragraph questions takes more time so only try to attend reading comprehension lastly)

#### General Awareness: (80 Questions)

 Topics No. of Questions Banking Awareness 35 â€“ 40% of questions Current Affairs 35 â€“ 40% of questions Static GK 20 – 30% of questions Total 80

• Try to start the exam with this section and attend it in 10 â€“ 15 minutes.

#### Important points to consider for Phase-I exam:

• Time management is an essential factor for RBI Grade B Phase-I as the candidates need to allocate their time for all four sections within the total time of 120 minutes.
• Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each section as well as aggregate, as prescribed by the Board.
• For every wrong answer marked by you, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
• The maximum time of your preparation should be dedicated to General Awareness topic and you should try to maximize your score here because it covers a major portion of the Phase 1 exam.
• During the exam, you have to begin with the general awareness section and then English. After that, you have to spend the remaining time between the Quant & Reasoning questions.
• You have to solve the questions of your stronger areas and then move on to weaker areas.
• Candidates should not spend more time on any particular question. Skip the time-consuming questions as it is considered to be a smart way of scoring well in the Phase-I exam.
• Since there are no sectional time limits, taking mock tests will help you determine an exam-attempt strategy that helps you improve your scores.
• Taking mock tests will also make sure that you know what your strengths and weaknesses.
• Stay calm and composed before the day of the exam as it is measured to be good to augment your exam performance.

Make use of our RBI Grade-B Mock tests and study materials to manipulate your exam preparation. We wish you a great success in all forthcoming exams.