# RBI GRADE B strategy: HOW TO PREPARE FOR PHASE 1 EXAM #2

REASONING

Topics for Reasoning:

1. Statement and conclusion (syllogism, which conclusion is true)
2. Statement and conclusion (based on inequalities, mathematical equations)
3. Statement and conclusion (which conclusion is true)
4. Sitting arrangement (circular, row, building floor) – These are the tough ones. My approach was to attempt them at the last once I have gone through rest of the questions in the reasoning section.
5. Input-output machine – Practice a lot. It will help in recognizing patterns quickly. Target full marks in such questions.
6. Statement and inference
7. Statement and assumption
8. Blood relations
9. Data sufficiency (can you answer the question with one, two or three statements)
10. Name-place-color-thing mapping – Again time consuming. Should be attempted at last.
11. Direction test
12. Series completion – pictures

Prepare topic wise quick problem solving tips and tricks and practice a lot of questions of each topic.

(ORACLE IAS STUDY MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED.)

GENERAL AWARENESS:

This part is highly factual and you need to cover questions related to banking sector. Those preparing for civils tend to ignore this part, assuming that they know enough current affairs which is very risky as the kind of facts asked in this exam are very different from civil services exam. You will definitely clear the cutoff but it is highly likely that you fail to score really good. So, keep in mind that scoring high in this section assures you that you clear the overall cutoff even if you are marginally above cutoff in comparatively tougher sections of Quant and Reasoning.

It is for this reason that we would recommend going through at least previous 6 months current affairs. The factual nature of current affairs makes them very confusing, so make sure you revise them plenty of times. This will make sure that you score above average in this section.

Highlights of budget 2019 + Economic Survey will be provided by ORACLE IAS.
Any one magazine

• Whether it is CST or Pratiyogita Darpan, Chronicle or Wizard doesn’t matter. Just go through its monthly Economy portion.
• Following are the Priority areas in a magazine in descending order of their importance.
1. Economy
2. International
3. National
4. Science tech
5. Persons in News
• Weekly 100 questions of current affairs would be provided and solutions would be discussed in class room.
• Any One Newspaper: THE HINDU OR INDIAN EXPRESS
• How to read newspaper would be explained in class room.
• Weekly current affairs classes will cover detailed newspaper discussion as well.
You must remember that if you qualify in preliminary exam, you’ll have to face the descriptive papers (phase II). And hence, newspaper reading and discussions are essential.
• INDIA YEAR BOOK WOULD BE COVERED BY US IN CLASSROOM PROGRAMME.

(ORACLEIAS STUDY MATERIAL WOULD BE PROVIDED)

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (QA)

The QA is more oriented towards data interpretation rather than conventional profit-loss type stuff.

• PRIORITY AREAS IN QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (QA)
1. Operation on brackets
2. Linear equations
3. Average + alligation
4. Ratios
5. Profit, Loss, %, SI and CI: all can be solved if you’ve clear concept of % calculation.
6. Arithmetic and Geography progression.
7. TSDW (Time speed distance and Work): all can be solved using the “STD” table.
8. Permutation, Combination, Probability
9. Geometry: Area and Volume
10. Venn Diagrams
• NON PRIORITY AREAS IN QA
1. Geometry: things other than Area, Volume, Perimeter
2. Coordinate Geometry
3. Logarithms
4. Trigonometry
5. Functions and graphs.

(ORACLE IAS STUDY MATERIAL WOULD BE PROVIDED)

DATA INTERPRETATION (DI)

There is hardly any theory in DI, all you’ve to do is –practice. Speed (quick calculation) is extremely important here.

(ORACLE IAS STUDY MATERIAL WOULD BE PROVIDED)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

RBI Grade B Exam General English Section: Study Plan.

1. To qualify in English section, keep your focus on RC, Cloze passage, parajumbles and fill in the blanks.