RBI Grade B Study Plan 2021 | Section Wise Expert Recommended Tips

RBI Grade B Study Plan 2021: RBI Grade B exam is a test conducted by RBI(Reserve Bank of India) for recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (General) – DR, DEPR, and DSIM. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the official notification for the post of RBI Grade B Officer posts. Candidates can read the notification details from the below-mentioned link.

RBI Grade B Official Notification

The RBI Grade-B Phase-I exam commences on March 06, 2021. Candidates who will be applying for the RBI Grade-B posts have to make a proper study plan. As the exam will be commencing within 4 weeks’ time, scheduling of study plan will help the candidates during preparation. In this article, we will provide the RBI Grade B Study Plan and exam pattern, and books for the candidates who are applying for the RBI Grade-B recruitment.

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RBI Grade B Exam Dates

Exam Events Dates(Tentative)
RBI Grade B Official Notification January 25, 2021
Staring of Online Registration January 28, 2021
Closing of Online Registration February 15, 2021
Commencement of Phase-I exam March 06, 2021
Result of Phase-I exam March 2021
Commencement of Phase-II exam: General April 01, 2021
Commencement of Phase-II exam: DEPR and DSIM March 31, 2021
Interview Process To be Updated Soon
Declaration of the final result To be Updated Soon

RBI Grade B Study Plan 

Before devising  RBI Grade-B study plan, candidates have to know the exam pattern of the RBI Grade-B exam. The candidates can make use of the exam pattern and the study plan for RBI Grade-B 2021 is given below.

Exam Pattern

RBI Grade B Selection process includes the following Stages:-

  1. Phase I Exam
  2. Phase II Exam
  3. Interview Process

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

The following table contains the sections asked in RBI Grade B Phase – I(Prelims) Exam Pattern

Section  Number of Question Total Marks Time Duration
General Awareness 80 80 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Reasoning Ability 60 60
Total  200 200

RBI Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

The following table contains the sections asked in RBI Grade B Phase – II(Mains) Exam Pattern

Section  Paper Type Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper I-Economic and Social Issues Objective 100 90 minutes
Paper-II – Finance & Management Objective 100 90 minutes
Paper III -English (Writing Skills) Descriptive 100 90 minutes

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RBI Grade B Study Plan 2021 – Complete Details

The following table contains the details of the RBI Grade B prelims study plan.

TIME TOPIC
6:00 – 8:00 AM Current Affairs
10:00-1:00 PM Logical Reasoning and Practice mock Test
1:00-3:00 PM Break
3.00-5.30 PM English Language
5.30-6.00 PM Break
6:00-9:00 PM Quantitative Aptitude (Arithmetic)

Simplification

9:00 – 10:00PM Speed Maths Practice
10:00-8:00 AM Sleep

RBI Grade B Study Plan – Weekly Preparation

As the prelims exam date is announced, it is nearly around 30 days left for the prelims exam. Here we devise RBI Grade B prelims study plan for 30 days. Candidates can make the best use of the study plan to enhance their preparation.

30 Days Study Plan for RBI Grade B Prelims 2021

Days Reasoning Ability Data Analysis and Interpretation General/Financial Awareness English Language
Day 1 Syllogism

(New Pattern)

Data Interpretation

Bar and Line Graph

Current Affairs (September) Reading Comprehension

(New pattern)

Day 2  

Attend mock test – 1

 

Day 3 Coded Inequality Application Sums -Part 1 Static GK Phrase Replacement
Day 4 Reasoning Sectional Test – 1, Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Test – 1, General Awareness Sectional Test – 1 and English Sectional Test – 1
Day 5 Input and Output Missing and Wrong Number Series Budget and Monetary Policy Rates Sentence Correction and Sentence Connector
Day 6 Weekly Revision – 1

Revise All topics (Section-wise) & Analyze the weaker areas

Attend mock test – 2

 

Day 7 Blood relation and Direction sense Application Sums –  Part 2 Current Affairs (October) Cloze Test

(Old pattern and new pattern)

Day 8 Attend mock test – 3

 

Day 9 Order and Ranking and Miscellaneous Application Sums – Part 3 Current Affairs Revision – (September and October) Sentence Rearrangement and Jumbled Sentence
Day 10 Attend mock test – 4
Day 11 Coding and Decoding Data Interpretation

Single Pie Chart and Double Pie Chart

Current Affairs (November) Most appropriate Synonym/Antonym
Day 12

Reasoning Sectional Test – 2, Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Test – 2, General Awareness Sectional Test – 2 and English Sectional Test – 2

Day 13 Alphabet and numerical series Quantity I and II Banking Static GK Sentence Improvement
Day 14 Weekly Revision – 2

Revise All topics (Section-wise) & Analyze the weaker areas

Attend mock test – 5

 

Day 15 Data Sufficiency – Part 1 Data Interpretation

Radar Graph-Based

Current Affairs (December) Matching

Column I and Column II

Day 16 Attend mock test – 6
Day 17 Logical Reasoning Quadratic Equations Current Affairs Revision – (November and December) Error Spotting
Day 18

Reasoning Sectional Test – 3, Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Test – 3, General Awareness Sectional Test – 3 and English Sectional Test – 3

Day 19 Data Sufficiency – Part 2 Data Interpretation

Tabular Based

Banking Related Current Affairs Phrase Replacement
Day 20 Attend mock test – 7
Day 21 Seating Arrangement

(Linear and Parallel Rows)

Data Sufficiency Static GK Sentence Completion
Day 22 Weekly Revision – 3

Revise All topics (Section-wise) & Analyze the weaker areas

Attend mock test – 8

 

Day 23 Puzzles – Part 1 Caselet Current Affairs (January) Single Fillers
Day 24 Reasoning Sectional Test – 4, Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Test – 4, General Awareness Sectional Test – 4 and English Sectional Test – 4
Day 25 Seating Arrangement (Circular and Square Based) Simplification and Approximation Current Affairs (February) Double Fillers
Day 26

Attend mock test – 9

 

Day 27 Puzzles – Part 2 Missing Data Interpretation Current Affairs Revision – (January and February) Triple Fillers
Day 28

Attend mock test – 10

 

Day 29 Reasoning Sectional Test – 5, Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Test – 5, General Awareness Sectional Test – 5 and English Sectional Test – 5
Day 30 Final Revision

Revise All topics (Section-wise) & Analyze the weaker areas

RBI GRADE B Previous Year Question Paper PDF 

RBI Grade B Study Plan – Books 

The following table contains the RBI Grade B Books to be read by the candidates appearing for RBI Grade B 

RBI Grade B Logical Reasoning Books

S.No Books Author/Publication
1 Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Agarwal
2 Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey
3 How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma

RBI Grade B English Language Books

S.No Books Author/Publication
1 Objective General English  S.P.Bakshi
2 High School Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
3 Word Power Made Simple Normal Lewis

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Books

S.No Books Author/Publication
1 Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R.S.Agarwal
2 Fast Track Objective Arithmetic  Rajesh Verma
3 Magical Book on Quicker Maths M. Tyra

RBI Grade B Banking Awareness Books

S.No Books Author/Publication
1 Banking Awareness  Arihant Experts
2 Fast Track Objective Arithmetic  Rajesh Verma
3 Lucent’s General Knowledge Lucent

RBI Grade B Finance and Management Books

S.No Books Author/Publication
1 Financial Management Prasanna Chandra
2 Public Finance  K.K.Andley and Sundaram
3 Indian Financial System M. Tyra

RBI Grade B Economic and Social Sciences Books

S.No Books Author/Publication
1 Indian Economy Uma Kapila
2 Economic and Social Issues Dhrub Kumar
3 Growth and Development  Devraj Dey

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the RBI Grade B exam 2021 phase 1 be scheduled?

Ans. The RBI Grade B 2021 phase -I exam is scheuled on March 06,2021.

Q. What is the negative marking scheme for the RBI Grade B examination?

Ans. For every right answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark, and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the candidate’s total marks.

Q. What is the Educational Qualification for the RBI Grade B officer exam?

Ans. Candidate appearing for the exam must have a graduate degree in any discipline

Q. What is the vacancy list for the RBI Grade-B exam 2021?

Ans. The number of vacancies for the RBI Grade B exam 2021 is 322.

Q. What is the exam pattern for RBI Grade-B 2021 phase 2 examination?

The phase -II examination has two objective papers (Economic and social issues, Finance & management) and one Descriptive paper (English) each comprises 90 minutes time duration.

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