How can you prepare for RBI Grade B in less than 2 months? There can be lot of negative thoughts about this thing in your brain and you may also feel pretty low if you haven’t been preparing for last few months.
First of all, don’t panic and stop thinking about the result. Think about how you are going to give the best possible effort.
Your strategy should be maximum coverage of probable questions.
A quick analysis suggests that GK is the most important subject; how?
-In prelims- 80 marks
-in mains ESI- roughly 80% is based on current economic affairs-
– in finance – roughly 50% is based on current affairs
So Current/Economic Affairs provides you around 80 marks in prelims and 130 out of 300 marks in mains. Plus, you can’t deny the importance played by Current affairs in the Interviews.
There is a myth that GK for prelims and mains is different. May be a little true but the efforts required to segregate them is truly humongous. So settle with a common preparation.
So cover, GK for last 6 months atleast, RBI website, Economic Survey, Union Budget, Major schemes (Education, skill development, Health sector). You can use magazines like Banking services chronicle, Pratiyogita Darpan, Spotlight, etc. You can also use some websites and it is totally up to you which source you choose.
Second in line is “English” which delivers 30 marks in prelims and 100 marks in mains. English is often ignored as aspirants assume that they are good with it. Please give enough time to it otherwise it will be a fatal mistake for you. The only way to improve “competitive exam type English” is by practicing a lot. Write as much as you can and take help of any coach if needed. The better command over language also gives you an edge in descriptive writing test.
Management is another area which is rather static and gives good returns with less efforts. This can be covered with the help of simple google searches. Do it syllabus-wise. Prepare it only if you clear prelims otherwise it has zero utility in prelims.
Probably, theoretical portions of ESI and Finance should be avoided at this juncture as they have little to no value in phase 1. That part can be covered immediately after phase 1 exam.
This entire assessment brings us to the main hurdle which is Phase 1-
At the moment your entire energy should be focused on how you are going to clear phase 1. While preparing for phase 1, some parts of phase 2 as mentioned above will be covered automatically.
For phase 1- there is no super strategy except practice. Practice with a goal:
- To improve speed
- To Improve accuracy
- To find out what should not be attempted
- To find out how to do questions in less time which you are doing correctly on most occasion.
Most of the aspirants get screened out in phase 1. This is the main hurdle unlike phase 2 which is believed to be the main hurdle.
To sum up:
Till prelims, focus on phase 1 only along with GK. No need to do selective study in GK because it will only confuse you more. Attempt mock tests as much as you can. You can also prepare for phase 2 in next one month and then completely devote next month on phase 1, all depends on your level of preparation.
Do smart work.
One last tip:
Don’t change your study material or add anything fancy at this moment. All type pf coaching be it IxamBee, EduTap, Anuj Jindal, Crack GrB or this site have something to offer. It is the student who has to take the maximum advantage. People also do it with self study also but one thing was always common that all of them were either dedicated or lucky.