To crack RBI grade B officer exam it is important that one should possess a good writing skills
you can develop this by writing practice.Just try to recall whatever you have read & write few words say 250-300 words everyday.Can get it evaluated by someone or even analyse yourself. Read as much as you can.The Hindu, Mint , FE, etc.
Selection of word is most important I think as it reflects maturity level of thoughts.
12-15 hrs / day sincere study for 30/60 days are sufficient to get success in any objective / subjective exam respectively.
Dig up rbi website and all its archives and speeches and what not for that is the most authentic source of stuff available there.Finish economic survey, budget and each and every publication relating to finance by the govt, rbi and any other major multilateral institution.
if you're reading atleast two newspapers a day ie Indian Express and Business Standard; then you will never need any of the so called magazines.
Aptitude & Reasoning Section Is Not A Hard Nut To Crack.Just It Requires Lots Of Practice To Improve Your Skills.
To Improve Your Calculation Skills revise your tables, squares cubes and other mathematical numbers .
business standard is the best finance paper in the country so follow it daily and indian express is the only progressive newspaper which still serves you with news. hence, you need to do yourself a favor and read them both absolutely religiously.for economics and finance part, half the job has been done with this much only.

RBI Grade B PRELIMS is all about preparing for the General Awareness as it comprises 40% of the total question.
Quant is 15%, English is 15% and Reasoning is 30%.
So, focus more on General Awareness and Logical Reasoning.
The type and level of difficulty of questions is more or less like SBI PO, if you have ever seen a SBI PO Main question paper. The same is available in the market as well.
Talking about General Awareness, yiu need to focus mostly on basics of Banking, Role of RBI in Indian Financial system and the new innovations in Indian Banking sector.
If you Google it, you will find a lot of masala on these three topics which will cover most of the General Awareness.
Besides that go for some reputed current affairs magazine of last 4-6 months.
If you can do this much then I would say, there will be no stone left unturned when it comes to the General Awareness section of RBI.
For logical reasoning, start studying the traditional questions like circular sitting arrangements, North-South facing sitting arrangements, Input-Output questions, etc.
While preparing RBI Grade B Exam, you all must know the important areas to focus to clear the exam and what should be the approach to clear the exam.
As this is an RBI Exam, don’t expect any mercy in Economy, out of 80 questions in General Awareness, more than 50 questions are asked from Economy only.
Rest of the questions was asked from Yearbook, Geography, Science and Current Affairs.
How to Prepare Economy
To make it easier, the questions asked was divided into two patterns: Static theory and dynamic theory.
Static theory covers the portion like facts, which are advisable to be covered from NCERTs and NIOS Study material. Most of the questions are asked from Dynamic section. Dynamic section is the one which covers all the updated informations. In this portion, few types of questions are asked:
  1. Economic terms and related definitions
  2. Organisations and their functions
  3. Name of person which have some impact on the updated informations ( Person in news mainly in economic sense)
  4. Not to forget the Government Policies, RBI ‘s committee. The pattern of the question will be that some 4-5 statements are given, and you have to find the correct statements and other related information.
  5. Students are advised to not to cram the facts like amount given to schemes, the date of launch, the venue of launch etc. These trivial questions will only underscore your performance and waste your precious time.
How to Prepare Current affairs
Current affairs is the back bone of this exam, you cant afford to miss if you are seriously preparing for the RBI Exam.
There is no any substitute of self prepared notes. If you had prepared that then it is very good. If you don’t then start revising Current Affairs from monthly magazines (Chronicle, Pratiyogita Darpan, Wizard or CST, doesn’t matter)
Following are the Priority areas in a magazine in descending order of their importance.
Science tech
Persons in News
Other areas in RBI General Awareness Paper:
Out of 60 questions, you can expect around 10-12 questions from Science, Geography, history, polity and all other subjects. I would suggest to revise the whole subjects from some GK book like Lucent’s General Knowledge Book. From Last two years, the General awareness section turns Economy only section.
But then too you can prepare for other areas, be precise is advisable.

Tips for cracking each section
Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability. Reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula.Understand the question before solving it. Don’t take much time for single question.You have to be very careful while answering these questions.Practice similar questions from previous model papers or previous year’s exam papers are the key to do well in this section.The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Missing Characters, Odd Man out, Ranking Test, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Directions. Non-Verbal is the toughest of all.
Which questions you have to attempt first –
It’s better to attempt first those questions on which you are very confident and you can attempt in a minimum time.Please do not start with Seating Arrangement/ Puzzle type’s questions because once you stuck in these questions, you will lose your valuable time.
This section contains the basic mathematical questions. Before exercising such questions, it is better to go through the basic mathematical formulae and learn some short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time. In this section, the questions act as Calculation Instruments. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Problems on Ages,Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Partnership and Data Interpretation.
Data Analysis and Interpretation contains Pie charts, Bar Diagrams and graphs. It is one of the time consuming made for modern’s better to do at least five questions of this type a day to speed up your calculations.
Don’t try guesses in this section,Speed up your calculation and Learn Square up to 30 and multiplication tables up to 20 are some key points to score well in this section.
General English:
This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. But you cannot get score good marks in English section. Most of the students face difficulty in this section. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms.
Read English newspapers daily.
Improve your vocabulary by knowing 10 new words everyday along with its Synonyms and Antonyms.
Watch good English news channels.
Apart from this study material, few tips:
Listen and read National news on daily basis.
Go through the General Awareness books such as Competition Master, Competition Success Review or Pratiyogita Darpan on monthly basis.
Study the last budget passed by the Central Government.
Aware of all changes around the world 6-7 months before the date of the Exam.
Daily interaction with computer will give you guys an additional advantage while attempting the questions of Professional Knowledge Section.
Some Key Points to crack this Exam:
Keep Practicing – Practice as much as you can do for sections such as Data Interpretation and Reasoning as it will take time to solve questions of these sections. You have to be quick in solving mathematical calculations.
Get the detailed information about the syllabus – You need to have a look at the sections and their topics of both these papers so that you can start your preparation well
Focus on each section – The selection process is based on the score of your exam in each section. Keep in mind that you have to clear the cut off marks of each of the sections.
Get an idea of questions from previous year’s papers – Practice from previous year’s question papers will give a clear idea about the difficulty level of questions and pattern of question paper.
Last time Revisions – After you have finished your course, go for one more reading. This will help you in memorizing the facts properly. It will be better if you prepare short notes as well. This helps in revision at a later stage when time is less.

Time Management Tips Are As Follows
Practice with Stopwatch on your side: For any aspiring candidate it is a must to keep a stopwatch by their side while preparing. Apart from the tenacity of the questions, what matters is that of the allotted time for solving those questions. One needs to practice so well in the paper so that he/she can answer most number of questions that too keeping the accuracy factor in mind. This also helps you to improve your time and boosts your confidence just before the examination.
Skip Questions that are troubling much if at any point it is felt by the candidate that a certain question is troubling them much, they should immediately move away from that particular question and try and solve other known ones. Rather than sticking to any particular question, it is advisable to move along.
Go through Practice sets and Mock Question Papers: Mock question papers and practice sets can help the candidates to prepare for the examination effectively. By solving these sets you could have an idea of how many questions you are solving on the given time and try to improve that by applying and innovating newer techniques for solving problems through constant practice.
Do not go for everything: You certainly didn’t want to get in trap of ‘getting everything’ under your belt. Thus, you should set a target for yourself while you are preparing for any paper and decide how many questions you are going to attempt with accuracy to be on top of anything. You should keep an eye on quality of your answers rather than the quantity as doing this you could also avoid negative markings which can take down your chances of getting through.
Preparation Tips:
1.Time Table: Candidates have to make time table for Preparation. Time should be made as candidate’s ability.
2.Study Material:Check the latest syllabus and exam pattern. RBI paper always follow updated pattern. Candidates can prepare with book, reference book (guide), previous paper, Notes etc.
3.Preparation:Candidates always concentrate on exam preparation and study regularly with books and keep maintain notes for last time preparation.
4.Believe in Yourself: Always believe in yourself and think about your aim to would be succeeded in the Exam. Try to don’t lose the self confidence.
5.Stress Management: Always keep your mind cool and stress free. Proper rest your mind after long study. Students should also listen sometime sweet music songs after long time study.
6.Time Management: Time Management is most important for Exam. Candidate’s gives proper time to study with books and other study materials like previous year papers, Notes, magazines etc.
7.Make Hand Notes: Regularly make notes for Exam, so Candidates can easily understand and revise the previous topics.
8.Know your Strength and Weakness: Candidates should check their weakness and work hard to remove their weak point in study. Mange time to solve the hard and easy topics in your syllabus.
9.Positive: Candidates should make positive thinking about the exam and their future result. Don’t be afraid the exam paper.
10.Take Advice to Expert: Candidates if you feel confused in any topic & question then to you should take an advice to your expert/teacher. Don’t waste time to solve these types of question.
11.You must dedicate 4- 5 hours of daily preparation and rather than making time schedule, you should list down the topics you should prepare per day. Little things like these tips will make your ride smoother:
12.Eat Light – Start your day with a light breakfast like cereal and fruit. Avoid greasy food to spare yourself the lethargy and drowsiness that they induce. Eating light will make your body feel lighter, letting you focus better
13.Short Study Hours, Strong Focus – If you cannot study for long hours, it is much better to sit for short hours, but with dedication! Promise yourself you’ll study well for those two hours.
14.Take Regular Breaks – It’s always better to give yourself a break after every hour or two, than cramming everything nonstop. Give your mind time to soak it all in
15.Take Time Out for Yourself – Constant studying makes your mind bored and unresponsive. So take time out to pamper yourself and let yourself unwind. A calm body and mind are the most receptive
16.Unwind – When you are on a timeout, unwind with a fun, creative activity! Simple things like cooking, painting, or even a walk in the park are good ways to let your hair down. You could even rock out to your favorite music.
17.Exercise – Take regular walks, go for runs or go gymming! Any kind of physical workout is a good break, for both your body and mind.
18.Set Targets – Set achievable targets for yourself, like studying 4 comprehensive topics in an hour, or 7-8 small topics in an hour. This will boost your speed as your mind will not feel over taxed.
19.Learn and Revise on the Go – Get your hands on a good book for your LIC AAO preparations. This will let you touch up whenever you have the free time, or just feel the need
20.Use Flashcards – This is another great tool that will let you revise anytime, anywhere and with ease! Make flashcards of important dates, event and keywords to keep your memory fresh.
21.Get Ample Sleep – I cannot stress the importance of sleeping enough! Make sure you are well rested so that your body doesn’t decide to rest at a time you need it the most!
22.Simple things like these will let you prep better for the Exam! Some other simple things you should note is making sure you have your id and admit card, and carrying some snack and water to the exam venue.
Last Minute Tips
1.Don’t Overburden Yourself: It is important not to overburden yourself while preparing hard for the examination. There should be set hours for study for the candidates and there should be equal share of light hearted entertainment and physical outings necessary along with the studies. A healthy mind and body can become very important for your success and thus the candidates need to make their routine perfectly in tandem with the situation.
2.Keep a stopwatch by your side: If you are still wondering how you would manage your time and solve all the questions that you need to solve in the four hour time period, the only option you are left with is to keep a stopwatch by your side and practice regularly.
3.Spot your weak areas: It is very easy to go along well with your strong areas, but it is the best time to work on your weaker areas and give it your best shot. Try and point out all the major areas you are stumbling and try to remove the blockings through constant practice and able guidance.
4.Device your own methods and techniques: This is one such practice which allows the candidates to solve questions in innumerably less time and boost confidence in the candidates. They could take suggestions from the coaching classes or take inputs from the mock question papers or guidebooks from which they prepare. Finding a pattern for any question could turn out to be gold for the candidates.
5.Make your own boundaries: You cannot possibly answer each and every question correctly in the given time and thus you need to limit your lines. This could help the candidates immensely in the time of giving the examination and make it possible for them to make a count on their chances for getting through.
6.Sharpen your weapons: You need to make sure you keep your admit cards, necessary stationary equipment ready for the examination and get ready to go for the examination.
7.Prepare yourself mentally: The examinations are mental game and you need to be psychologically strong in order to succeed in any examination. You need to feel assured of yourself and believe in yourself that whatever preparations you have gone through could sail you through to the next round. This confidence alone could ease your way while going for the examination.
8.Keep your eyes open for anything new: A good listener and observer can always benefit from whatever is around them. The candidates need to be aware of the ongoing events in their surroundings and be active mentally and physically to stay fit. They should look for new words, sentence formation structures and passages that appear in newspapers, magazines and journals which could help them in the English Language paper. Along with this they should go through internet surfing to find out resources and online material available for helping them in the examinations.

  • Indian Economy: Uma Kapila.(Series of Books)
  • Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
  • Growth And Development: Devraj Ray
  • Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao
News Papers:
  • Economic Times
  • Hindu
  • Business Standard
  • Weekly/Monthly Magazines/Bulletins /Reports:
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Southern Economist
  • Yojana
  • Business India
  • RBI Bulletins
  • World Development Report
  • Economic Survey of India
Paper-II -English (Writing Skills):
The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic.
1.Principles of management
Author: P C Tripathi , P N Reddy
2.Money banking & finance: magical book series
Author: N.K. Sinha
3.Principles & practice of management
Author: C. B. Gupta
4.Finance sense: corporate finance for non-finance executives
Author: Prasanna Chandra
5.Indian Financial System
Author:M. Y. Khan
6.Indian Financial System
Author:Bharti V Pathak
Dont Need To Read Full Book.Only Read Selected Topics From Syllabus


PAPER 2 --Economic and social Issues

1. Buy Indian Economy Since Independence By Uma Kapila 

2. Buy Indian Economy 31st Revised edn By Mishra Puri

PAPER 3 --Finance & Management




1. Buy Study Guide for Microeconomics Robert Pindyck, Daniel Rubinfeld 
2.  Buy Intermediate Microeconomics by Hal R. Varian 

3. Buy Macroeconomics Rudiger Dornbusch, Stanley Fisher, Richard Starz

6. International Economics (2011) by Paul Krugman and Maurics Obstfeld 

7. Buy International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics by Francisco L. Rivera- Batiz, Luis A. Rivera- Batiz

8. Buy Public Finance in Theory and Practice  by Richard Abel Musgrave and Peggy B. Musgrave 

9. Buy The New Oxford Companion To Economics In India Edited by Kaushik Basu & Annemie Maertens COMPLETE VOLUME

10. Buy The Concise Oxford Companion To Economics In India 1st Edition Edited by Kaushik Basu & Annemie Maertens 


1. Buy Atkinson, K.E. (1989): An Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Wiley 
2.  Buy Sampling Techniques --Cochran, William G. (1977): Sampling Techniques. John Wiley and Sons, New York

3. Buy Applied Regression Analysis John Wiley & Sons.


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