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RBI Assistant Prelims Exam 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips & Tricks

RBI Assistant Prelims Exam 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips & Tricks

RBI, which stands for Reserved Bank of India, is conducting examinations for recruiting candidates for RBI Assistant posts in different RBI offices. As we all know, success is not served on a silver plate and one has to work hard to achieve it. It is the most ‘in demand’ examination and number of candidates approaching this exam keep increasing every year. Sensing this competition, we bring you some last minute preparation tips for RBI Assistant Prelims exam 2016:

RBI Assistant Prelims 2016: Exam Pattern


No. of Questions


English Language



Numerical Ability



Reasoning Ability



Note: The total time duration is 1 hour.

RBI Assistant Prelims 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips

English Language-

  • This will have grammar questions dominating the paper. Practice topics from grammar (parts of speech, direct and indirect speech, active and passive, etc.).
  • It will also have non- grammar questions. It will include reading comprehension, etc. Practice reading comprehension questions from different sources. Find out the answers from the passage itself instead of reading the whole passage and then answering questions.
  • Focus on topics like Errors, Comprehension, Cloze Test, etc.
  • Enhance your vocabulary by learning new words and newspapers.
  • Try to attempt fill in the blanks and sentence arrangement questions as soon as possible. They are easy, less time consuming and scoring as well.

Quantitative Aptitude-

  • Try to save time from other sections and invest in this section. It is the most time consuming as compared to other questions.
  • The questions will be of a bit higher level as compared to other sections.
  • Don’t get stuck to one question. You will end up wasting time and won’t get enough time to solve other questions.
  • Try to focus on topics like Simplification, Profit & loss, Average, Percentage. Data Interpretation, etc.
  • Make a plan of how many questions you will be able to solve correctly. Don’t answer all the questions which will affect your performance due to negative marking.

Reasoning Ability-

  • This section is trickiest yet scoring. Candidates need to focus on this section.
  • The topics to focus from this section are coding-decoding, Statement & Conclusion, Series, Seating Arrangements, Direction, Blood Relation, Syllogism, etc.
  • Try to practice questions based on previous year papers and sample papers.

  • Focus on time management- Time is an essential tool. Go for efficient time management tips and tricks which will help you solve questions faster in a short span of time.
  • Build your own shortcuts and tricks- Solve questions using shortcuts. This approach will help you improve your accuracy.
  • Be confident and don’t panic- Believe that your hard work will yield you results. Don’t panic under any circumstances, it will make you forget whatever you have prepared.

Stay tuned for more updates on RBI Assistant Prelims 2016 and other examinations as well. We wish you good luck!

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