How to crack RBI Grade B 2019 in Thirteen weeks

Today we are sharing ‘Thirteen Weeks Strategy’ to Prepare for RBI Grade B 2019. RBI Grade B is not just an exam. It’s an opportunity which can give you one of the most prestigious posts in the country. RBI Grade B 2019 job profile is the best one among all the bank jobs being conducted. The notification for RBI Grade B 2018 was out on 2nd June 2018. RBI has issued the notification for a total of  166 vacancies. To be among those 166, a proper strategy and hard work are required. This article will guide you on how to do RBI Grade B exam Preparation in thirteen weeks. This will help you to crack the RBI Grade b Exam with the best RBI grade B Preparation strategy.

The Prelims Exam(Phase 1) of the RBI Grade B 2019 selection process is scheduled to be conduct on 16th August 2018 and phase 2 will take place on 7th september 2018.

The pattern of RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 1:

First of all, let us have a look on the paper pattern of the RBI Grade B 2019 to create a better RBI Grade b Preparation Strategy. The Question Paper will be divided into 4 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English and General Awareness. Unlike other exams, there is no distribution of equal no of questions in 4 sections. Base on the paper pattern for RBI Grade B 2018 Exam, this is the paper pattern for RBI Grade B 2019.

Name of Subject Number Of questions Total Marks Total Time
General awareness 80 80 120 Minutes
Reasoning 60 60
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English 30 30
Toatl 200 200

Don’t forget to read the RBI Grade B 2019 syllabus in detail for a better idea of the exam. Section Wise Analysis 

There is sectional cutoff but no sectional timing. They’ll give 200 questions to you at once, and you can solve them in any order within 120 minutes.Like other exams, a sectional cutoff is also applicable in RBI Grade B 2019 officer exam, which means that you will have to clear the cutoff of each section along with overall cutoff of the exam to qualify for the next round.

Let’s discuss the section wise RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy to crack RBI Grade B 2019 Officer Exam.

General Awareness

This section contains 80 questions and it is also one of the scoring sections of the exam. To score well in this section, you have to be good at Current Affairs and Economic Knowledge. The questions in this section are expected to be of moderate difficulty.

Out of 80 questions, around 55 questions on Economy and the rest questions are from the yearbook, Geography, Science.

In 2013 the sectional cut off of GA section was 36 for General, 32 for OBC, in 2014 it was 32 for general and 28 for OBC. But cutoff for general awareness section decreases to 20 marks for General and 16 marks for OBC in 2015 and 2016. So, according to the previous year RBI Grade B 2019 cut off, you can prepare yourself for this section.

Try to cover following topics to excel in this section

  • Revise the Committees formed by RBI and their recommendations
  • All the schemes should be thoroughly mugged up
  • The new plans and the role of RBI should be well prepared
  • Revise Union Budget and Economic Survey
  • The Credit rating agencies and their rating are useful
  • Revise the Economic Terms and Abbreviation
  • If time allows, read the NCERTs for Economic Section. Class XI and Class XII NCERTs are advised to revise.

How can you score maximum marks in this section?

  • Revise the Current Affairs of Last Six Months
  • Divide the topics according to your interest and study accordingly. For ex: If you are interested in International Affairs than try to cover all important news related to International Affairs first than move to other topics.
  • Make the synopsis of Current Events and revise it on a regular basis. Soon you will be a master in current affairs.
  • I assume you are preparing your own notes of current Affairs to crack this exam. If not, revise the Economy Section from a standard Magazine like Chronicle of last six months.
  • The Golden Rule: Must practice the GA section of all the exams conducted by RBI and IBPS namely IBPS PO Mains, SBI PO Mains Exam, RBI Assistant 2016 Exam, IBPS RRB Officer & Office Assistant 2016 Exam. Many times same questions are repeated in the banking exam.
  • Read good magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan for Current Affairs and try to solve the GK part given in it. Read Yojana and Economical and Political Weekly (EPW).
  •  Practise Mock Tests, Sample Paper and General Awareness Questions.

With this, I conclude how to prepare the General Awareness (GA) portion of RBI Grade B 2019 officers’ exam. Now let us move to the aptitude part.

English Language

This section contains 30 questions and it is one of the more confusing sections of the exam. As candidates are always in a dilemma whether he/she will clear the sectional cutoff of this section or not, even after attempting a good number of questions. If you have good command over Reading Ability and Grammar then you can score 15-18 questions in this section in just 25 minutes. The level of this section is expected to be of Moderate to Tough difficulty.

Ideally, you should not devote more than 20 minutes to English Section. The sectional Cut off for English section in 2014 was 12 for General and 10 for OBC while in 2015. While it was 7.50 for General and 6 for OBC in both 2015 and 2016. So, plan to score somewhere 14 -18 marks in this section.

In Previous year Question Papers, there was a question on Comprehension of 8 questions, Fill in the Blanks for 12 questions, SentenceRearrangementt and Sentence Correction of 5-5 questions.

How you can score maximum marks in this section?

(i) If you are weak or average in this section you need to attempt previous year questions of various Banking exams.

(ii) You should focus on: Grammar Rules, Sentence Improvements and Comprehension and practice them daily.

(iii)For scoring high in the English Language section you need to attempt Reading Comprehension questions in the exam. One RCs is expected to be asked in Exam with 8-10 Questions. So if you manage to attempt 3 to 4 questions in RC, your chances of clearing the sectional cutoff will be good. There is no any short trick for Reading Comprehension. Just one word: Practice. Practise one RC on daily basis.

(iv) In Previous year Papers, RC questions were based on Central Banks of various countries and also on China Economic crisis. Here, it is expected that same types of questions can be asked in RBI Grade B 2019 Exam. So, try to read at least one Editorial of Newspaper in a day.

(v) Try to Practice 4-5 sets of following topics on a regular basis before the exam: Fill in the Blanks (Double Spacing), Sentence Correction and Sentence Improvement.

(vi) For improving your grammar part you can read Wren & Martin and S.P. Bakshi (Arihant)

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Reasoning Ability

This section contains 60 questions and it is one of the most scoring sections in the exam. If you have good command over this section, you can score 30 – 32 questions in just 30 minutes. All you need to do is attempt the questions with good accuracy. The level of this section is expected to be of moderate difficulty

The reasoning section tests your analytical and logical reasoning skills i.e. your ability to interpret data and information given in the form of puzzles, brain teasers or clues and sort it to arrive at a meaningful outcome. It does not generally test conceptual or theoretical knowledge (apart from one or two areas) but requires a lot of practice of different question types.

The sectional cut off for reasoning in 2014 was 24 for General and 21 for OBC while in 2015 and 2016 it was 15 for General category and 12 for OBC category. Ideally you should not give more than 45 minutes for this section.

There is only one rule to score good marks in Logical Reasoning is Practise. The more you Practise the less you’ll waste your time in Exam and the bright will be the chances to score good marks.

Priority Areas of Logical Reasoning

Following topics are important, because usually atleast 4 questions come from each of these.

  • Blood relations. (generally a “case/paragraph” followed by 5 questions)
  • Sitting Arrangement (generally a “case/paragraph” followed by 5 questions)
  • Coding –decoding
  • Input output
  • Inequality (x>y and y<z …)
  • Data sufficiency
  • Number series- find the next number
  • Assumption and inferences
  • Syllogism (All cats are dogs)

Practise Material for Logical Reasoning

R.S Agarwal’s book on Verbal Reasoning

MK Pandey Analytical Reasoning (BSC publication)

Golden Rule: You must practice Previous Papers question papers of banking Exams namely IBPS, SBI and RBI exams.

You can also read the detailed description of this blog here

Quantitative Aptitude

This section contains 30 questions and generally students find it as one of the most difficult sections in the Grade B exam. As far as quant is concern speed matters a lot but don’t forget that it should be with 100% accuracy that will enhance your marks and save time. If you are weak or average in Quant section than it is always preferable to devote maximum time to the quant section so that you can attempt maximum questions and manage to clear the sectional cutoff. Try to devote 20 – 25 minutes in this section and attempt 14-16 questions with accuracy.

The sectional cut off for 2014 was 12 for General and 10 for OBC while in 2015 and 2016 , it was 7.50  for General and 6.00 for OBC. Ideally, you should not devote more than 20 minutes to this section.

The maths is more oriented towards data interpretation rather than conventional profit-loss type stuff. Go through the old papers of banking exams and prepare topics accordingly.

Ignore trigonometry, geometry (other than area volume perimeter), coordinate geometry and logerithms area.

Priority areas in Quantitative aptitude (QA)

  • Operation on brackets
  • Linear equations
  • Average + alligiation
  • Ratios
  • Profit, Loss, %, SI and CI : all can be solved if you’ve clear concept of % calculation.
  • Arithmetic and Geography progression.
  • TSDW (Time speed distance and Work): all can be solved using the “STD” table
  • Permutation, Combination, Probability

Data Interpretation (DI)

In this QA (maths) portion, they also asked Data interpretation (DI) questions worth 15 marks. There is hardly any theory in DI, all you’ve to do is –practice. Speed (quick calculation) is extremely important here, otherwise you might end up wasting 20+ minutes in doing barely 5 sums of DI.

Basically DI requires speed in Addition and % calculation and lot of practice from old Bank/IBPS papers.

Important tips for RBI Grade B preparation in Last thirteen weeks


(i) Practice makes a man (or woman as the case may be) perfect. So make it a habit to daily practice questions.

(ii) Try to solve practice paper sets with a stop watch and then analyze your performance and scores. Do practice concepts of each and every section.

(iii) Instead of studying different subjects in isolation, it would be a good idea to have a group study. A study group of 3 to 5 friends will help you learn new techniques and Methods.

(iv) Try to practice 3 full-length tests.


(i) Mock Tests are the best way to check your performance.

(ii) Try to solve at least 2 question papers daily as it will help you find any difficult areas in the test papers that you have covered and need revision.

(iii) High scores in Reasoning and Quants section can be obtained only through time management and clear concepts. So, daily practice is required to get perfection in these subjects.

(iv) Mock Tests will also help you increase your speed in solving the paper, along with smooth and easy movement across sections.


(i) The main weapon to crack RBI Grade B 2019 Officers exam is the proper Time Management.

(ii) Time management and Question selection are two aspects which are a part of every RBI Grade B 2019 Officers exam.

(iii) Keep a STOP WATCH with you while you are solving the paper.

(iii) Make sure that you do not get stuck on any question and focus on going through all the questions in the section at least once. Also, be careful with your selection of the questions in each section. You are not under any compulsion to solve all questions.

(iv) Fix the TIME while attending papers. Make proper Schedule for your Study and follow it with passion.


(i) Dear aspirants, speed and accuracy is what you need to clear the RBI Grade B Officers exam exam. To perform well in Mathematics and Reasoning papers, speed and accuracy are a must. You can improve at both of them by attempting our RBI Grade B 2019 test series that will help you get the desired RBI Grade B 2019 result.

(ii) Choose the easier section like reasoning for finishing your paper with a great speed.

(iii) Don’t get stuck on a single question it will reduce your speed so if you are not able to solve it within 1 minute than move on.

Don’t forget to fill up the RBI Grade B 2019 application form as soon as possible.

Your Week 1 will start the day we provide you with the complete study material (Videos and PDFs) and Mock Tests for that week. It will be easier for you to revise through Mock tests and will also help you analyze your own preparation. Your target will be to Study the complete material along with Mock Tests by the end of that week.

The same process as that of Week 1 will continue for the remaining next 12 Weeks.

It does not end here, we will also provide you with a spreadsheet in which you will be given daily targets for a particular week. In this way, you won’t have to worry about what you have to study on a particular day.

Also, we will be providing you with a detailed revision plan which among others would be a part of the weekly targets.

Now, since First Revision is also included in the weekly targets. We have devised a colour coding scheme to make it simpler.

  • Green – Your concepts regarding the topic are thorough.

  • Yellow – Your concepts are still lacking.
  • Red – You barely understood the Concept.

This colour coding will help you in the Second Revision. It would come into the picture, once you are done with the entire subject. That is, the second revision would take place once you are done with ESI, which in itself takes 4 weeks.

The third revision will take place once you are done with the entire syllabus. You should also go through the selection process for RBI Grade B 2019 before going through the 13 week plan to know about the exam & cut off.

You can download the picture below of the 13 week plan & Watch the video too. You can also download the excel sheet of the 13 weekplan.

All the best for your exams.

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