How to Prepare for General Awareness for RBI Grade B 2016: The Reserve Bank of India conducts the recruitment examination for RBI grade B officers every year and lakhs of aspirants apply for the position. RBI has released the official notification for online application for the post of RBI grade B officer.
Since the phase I examination of RBI grade B is only a month away, candidates must start the preparation. In this article, we will be guiding RBI grade B candidates on how to prepare for general awareness section in RBI grade B recruitment exam. But first, let us understand the importance for the particular section.
General Awareness Section in RBI grade B 2016
The RBI grade B examination consists of a 3 tier process: Phase I examination, Phase II examination and Interview. Candidates need to qualify at each level in order to move to the next one. The exam pattern for RBI grade B phase I examination is given below:
|Name of the Section||Number of Questions||Marks Allotted|
In the General Awareness section, there are a total of 80 questions carrying one mark each. The question paper will have Objective MCQ based questions set in both English and Hindi languages. For a complete information regarding the RBI grade B exam pattern, follow the link.
From the above information, we can deduce that General Awareness section carries maximum number of questions and marks. Thus, you can not afford to take this subject lightly. Head over to our section on how to prepare for general awareness for useful tips and exam strategy.
How to Prepare for General Awareness Section in RBI Grade B
For RBI grade B Examination, the General Awareness Section plays a very important role, mostly due to the fact that it is very scoring. Also, it carries 80 marks of the total 200 in the Phase I examination.
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Out of the total 80 questions, nearly 60 of them will be from the field of Economics. The remaining questions will be from Current Affairs, General Science, Geography and other topics.
In order to excel in this particular section, you need to be well aware of the current events and the Indian Economy. You can not expect to score well by just mugging up the in-depth general knowledge books. Therefore, we have a few preparation tips that will guarantee a good score in your RBI grade B exam.
Start with NCERT Books
To help build your basics, NCERT books are the best source of information. Get all the basic information on Economics from NCERT books of classes 9,10,11,12. From class 9 Book, read the chapter on “Food Security in India” thoroughly.
From classes 10,11,12, we would suggest you to take a quick review of all the chapters. However from Class 10, you should focus on the chapters of “Sectors of Indian economy”, “Money and Credit”, “Globalization and Indian Economy” only. The Class 12 Book is very important as it covers all the aspects of economics. So, read it carefully.
Understand RBI & its Functions
Learn about the basic information of Reserve Bank of India such as its establishment date, governors, headquarters, deputy governors etc. You should also get yourself acquainted with the history of RBI. Do a thorough study on all the important schemes and initiatives launched by RBI in last 12 months. In addition to this, read about the latest RBI monetary policy along with RBI specific current affairs.
Learn the Economics Terminology
Several important economics terms (preferably related to banking) are asked in the RBI grade b exam such as CASA ratio, MLC, bancassurance etc. Questions can also be asked in form of several abbreviations. So, you should have in depth knowledge related to all the terms of economics and banking.
Learn about Various Schemes of Government
Many important schemes launched by the government such as Indira Awaz Yojana, Mid-day meal yojana etc. are asked in general awareness section of the exam. It is important for you to dwell on this topic as there is a high possibility of getting these questions in the exam. You should also focus on the impact and the motives that these schemes have on the Indian Economy.
Read from Various Sources
Make a habit of reading newspaper (preferably related to economics) daily. This will not only help in enhancing your general knowledge but also of English language. There are several magazines which focus on current affairs related to all the fields of education such as Pratiyogita Darpan. You should always strive to acquire knowledge from all sources. This will help you in successfully cracking all types of competitive exams.
Solve Previous Year’s Question Papers
This is one activity that is common with every recruitment examination. Go through previous year’s questions and try to discover a pattern or the nature of questions generally asked. This will help in understanding the difficulty level of questions and the usual type.
We hope this article provides you with useful information on how to prepare for general awareness in RBI grade B exam 2016.