RBI Grade B 2022 Notification is yet to be released. Reserve Bank of India is the apex bank in India and is also known as a bank of banks. It is India’s central bank, which controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee. RBI is also the regulator of the entire Banking in India. Working for RBI is a dream come true for a number of banking aspirants. Each year, RBI releases the vacancies of Grade B Officers which is an extremely good entry-level job in the banking sector.
Last year, the number of vacancies for RBI Grade B was 270 and this year also we expect the number of vacancies to be somewhere around this number. Please note that you will be competing with lakhs of aspirants for these vacancies. And therefore, you need to take your preparation up a notch. Starting your preparation early enough will definitely help you, as you get more time to prepare & revise when compared to other RBI aspirants. In this article, we have come up with a guide on how to prepare the General Awareness section.
Before we proceed, let’s have a look at the exam pattern of RBI Grade B 2022 Phase I.
RBI Grade B 2022 Phase I Exam Pattern
Since RBI Grade B 2022 Notification is yet to be released, we are providing you with RBI Grade B 2021 Phase I Exam Pattern. Have a look:
|Serial Number||Section Asked||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||General Awareness||200||200||Composite time of 2 hours|
- A total time of 120 minutes will be given for answering. However, separate time will be allotted for each test.
- Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each test as well as in aggregate, as may be prescribed by the Board.
- Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.
- The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for Phase-II examination will be published on RBI web-site, tentatively within a week after Phase-I examination.
- All question papers (except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.
Going by the RBI Grade B exam pattern of past years, General Awareness has been holding 80 marks which are the maximum amidst all the sections. There will be 80 questions of 80 marks for which you get only 25 minutes. This section having 80 marks can really make or mar your chances of clearing Phase I. You really need to be prepared with the General Awareness section to ensure that you answer as many questions correctly as possible. And to be on that level, you need to start your preparation today. Last year, RBI Grade B Phase I was held on March 6, 2021. And this year, we expect it to be held in a couple of months. Even if the Phase I dates somehow gets postponed because of the current COVID-19 situation, you must take it in the right stride and keep revising the General Awareness section.
How to Prepare the General Awareness Section?
You can score 50-60 marks in this section if you have prepared it properly. From the perspective of RBI Grade B 2022 Phase I preparation, General Awareness can be divided into 3 parts:
- Static Awareness
- Static Banking & Economy Awareness
- Current Affairs
Let’s have a look at the preparation resources of each of these parts. Preparing from these resources will definitely help you score good marks in the General Awareness section.
1. General Awareness- Static Awareness Preparation
Having gone through the past years’ question papers of RBI Grade B Phase I, it can be observed that this part has limited scope and few questions are asked from Static GK. You can read Lucent’s General Knowledge book on the below topics:
- Dams and Thermal Power Plants
- National Parks
- Wildlife Sanctuaries and Biodiversity Hotspots
- Indian Cities on River Banks
- Stadiums in India
- Famous Monuments and Temples
- Countries and Capitals
- CMs and Governors
These above topics should be enough to cover maximum questions for Static GK in RBI Grade B 2022 Phase I.
2. General Awareness- Static Banking & Economy Awareness
This is one of the important parts of the General Awareness section of RBI Grade B Phase I. Since you will be working for the apex bank of India, you need to be very thorough with banking terminologies like repo rate, MSF, CAGR, BIS etc. Start reading a good financial newspaper as well (particularly the editorial section). Go through the RBI FAQs as well.
3. General Awareness- Current Affairs
- Current Affairs is the most important part of the General Awareness section. Be thorough with the 6-7 months of current affairs. Presuming that the Phase I exam would take place in a couple of months, you can start preparing for current affairs considering the past 6-7 months. Keep updating your current affairs even until a couple of days before the Phase I exam date. At times, current affairs questions in RBI Grade B Phase I exam has been asked from the current affairs 2-3 days before the exam.
- Read Current Affairs Weekly compilation on a regular basis and keep revising the old weekly PDFs ones as well. Revise Monthly Current Affairs to cover anything you might have missed in the weekly compilations. Take current affairs quizzes on a regular basis.. For a quick revision just before the exam, we would be releasing a compilation of Most Probable Current Affairs compilation a few days before RBI Grade B Phase I exam.
Remember that early bird catches the worm. Be the early bird and kickstart your preparation by taking a Free Mock Test of RBI Grade B Phase I which will be live shortly on PracticeMock’s platform.
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