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:

RBI Grade-B Phase-I: (200 Questions) (Time Duration: 120mins)

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


  • 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. Don’t waste more time on any particular question.

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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 – Difficult Level)

[1 set – Application Oriented, 1 set – Missing DI and 1 set – 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


2/3 (Moderate – Difficult)
Fill in the blanks (Two Sentences) 3 (Difficult)
Idiom Usage 3 (Moderate – Difficult)
Reading Comprehension 10 (Moderate – Difficult)
Total 30

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  • 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 – 40% of questions
Current Affairs 35 – 40% of questions
Static GK 20 – 30% of questions
Total 80

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  • Try to start the exam with this section and attend it in 10 – 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.

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