How to Attempt RBI Grade B Recruitment Examination 2016


How to Attempt RBI Grade B Examination: D-Day has finally arrived. We hope all of you are pumped up for RBI Grade B (Phase 1) Recruitment Paper and are aiming towards cracking it. As a final helping hand to all aspirants, here are a few pointers on how to attempt RBI Grade B Examination and secure good marks.

Let us quickly revisit the Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B Examination and understand what challenges we might face.


RBI Grade B Exam Pattern 2016 (Phase-I)

The RBI Grade B Phase I Examination is an Objective MCQ based paper with 4 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language.

 Name of the Section   Number of Questions  Marks Allotted 
 Reasoning Ability  60 60
 English Language  30 30
 Quantitative Aptitude  30 30
 General Awareness  80 80
 Total  200 200

The total time to solve the entire paper is 120 minutes. The paper will be bilingual in nature- English and Hindi.


How to Attempt RBI Grade B 2016 (Phase-I)

Refer to the links below to read highly descriptive tips and tricks on how to prepare for each section.

We completely understand that there might be limited time left for revision. Still, our recommendation would be to atleast skim through the articles.


Recommended: RBI Grade B Practice Papers

In our previous article about Last Minute Tips for RBI Grade B Examination, we discussed about the priority order for attempting various sections as well as possible good attempts. 

Section Name Order Number of Good Attempts Time (in mins.)
Reasoning Ability 1st 28-30 (out of 60) 35
English Language 2nd 18-20 (out of 30) 20
General Awareness 3rd 40-45 (out of 80) 30
Quantitative Aptitude 4th 23-25 (out of 30) 35
Overall   109-120 (out of 200) 120

Here are a few useful tips on how to attempt RBI Grade B Examination (Phase 1) and move to Phase II.

Stick to your Exam Strategy

If you’ve worked on it previously, do not stray away from it just for a few more marks. You need to focus on your strengths and manage to maximum your accuracy rather than attempts. Getting Correct Answers will definitely help in boosting confidence. 

Inspect and Solve

Do not start solving a Question you think will be unsolvable or lengthy. Attempt only those Questions first that will be solvable within 1 minute. Remember, each question carries the same amount of marks within a section. 

Guesswork is a Big NO-NO

Each mark matters in an examination as big as RBI Grade B. Instead of wasting time in unfruitful guesses, dedicate the remainder of the exam time towards revisiting old questions you are doubtful about. 

Accuracy and Time Management

This is what the examination is all about – Accurate Attempts and Optimal Time Management. Attempting questions more than your understanding and ability might cost you a seat in the new phase. Hence, focus your energy towards doing best with the time you have.

We wish you All the Best for the upcoming examination and hope to see you right after the paper when we publish a detailed exam analysis of the written paper.

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