Study Plan for RBI Grade B 2021 (Phase-I & II)

Study Plan for RBI Grade B 2021 (Phase-I & II)

Now that the Notification for RBI Grade B Recruitment 2021 has been declared with the no. of vacancies being 322, the highest to date, candidates must gear up for the exam scheduled for March & April with all positivity. Hence, to ease your preparation, we are supplying you with a detailed RBI Grade B Study Plan 2021 and RBI Grade B Preparation Strategy for both Phase I and II Exams.

RBI Grade B Study Plan

To prepare well for both Phase-I and Phase-II exams, a candidate must simultaneously prepare for both the exams. The time duration of the preparation for both the exams must be calculated as per the syllabus. Most students wait for the Phase-I exam to get over and then begin the Phase-II preparation. This may not be a good study plan. Because, if you’ll clear the Phase-I exam there will be no enough time left to complete the Phase-II syllabus and revise it well. Phase-I takes less time for exam preparation and can be completed in a comparatively shorter duration. On the other hand, the Phase-II exam has subjects like, a.) Economics & Social Issues and b.) Finance & Management. These topics require time, focus, attention and perseverance.

Keeping all the above mentioned points in mind, a candidate must make a complete day-wise plan. Let us focus on both the exams separately.

I. RBI Grade ‘B’ Study Plan [Part-I] | Focuses on RBI Grade ‘B’ Phase-I Preparation

II. RBI Grade ‘B’ Study Plan [Part-II] | Focuses on RBI Grade ‘B’ Phase-II Preparation

I. RBI Grade B Exam Pattern

Before jumping on to the preparation strategy and study plan, let us first have a look at the exam pattern and syllabus of RBI Grade B 2021.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern – Phase 1

Name of PaperDurationMaximum Marks
The exam will consist of MCQs from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.120 Mins200 Marks

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern – Phase 2

Name of PaperType of PaperProposed Time (Minutes)Proposed Number of questionsMarks
Paper-I:Economic and Social Issues50% Objective Type
50% Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard
Paper II:English (Writing Skills)Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard903100
Paper-III:Finance and Management50% Objective Type and 50% Descriptive, answers to be typed with the help of the keyboard30

RBI Grade B Study Plan for Phase-I & Phase-II

RBI Grade B Study Plan – Phase 1 Exam

Week-Wise Phase-1 Study Plan                                                                                                 

Make a basic week-wise Plan to Brush up on your Basics of:

  • Quants
  • Reasoning
  • English  
  • GA

Study Plan for Phase-I Exam

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Speed, Distance, and Time
Reading ComprehensionBanking Awareness
6-10Data Sufficiency
Alpha-Numeric Symbol Series
Mixture and Allegation
Approximation & Simplification
Problems of Boats & Streams
Cloze Test
Financial Awareness
11-15Seating Arrangement
Verbal Reasoning
Problems on Trains
Pipes & Cisterns
Sentence Errors
Vocabulary based questions
Govt. Schemes and Policies
16-20Blood Relations
Direction and Distance
Permutation and Combination
Sentence Improvement
Jumbled Paragraph
Current Affairs
Machine Input Output
Set Theory
Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)Static Awareness
25-27Arrangement and Pattern
Ordering and Ranking
Data Interpretation
Reading ComprehensionBanking Awareness
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How to make a Study Plan for Phase-2 as per the New Pattern?

To effectively prepare for descriptive papers of ESI and FM you need proper study plan. It will help you in knowing:

  • What to read
  • What to leave
  • When you need to study

It will smoothen and speed up your preparation and help in completing the syllabus.

Here is how you can make new RBI Grade B Study Plan based on RBI Grade B 2021 exam pattern and syllabus:

RBI Grade B Study Plan – Phase 2 Exam

As there are only a few days left for the prelims exam, you can make your own study plan for the days at hand. A weekly study plan will surely accelerate your preparation. Specifically for Phase-II exam preparation, you must keep in mind that the syllabus is big and requires required skills and knowledge. Hence, it’s better to begin its preparation before for Phase-I results have been declared. 

Here is a sample Week-Wise Plan for ESI, Finance & Management:

Month (Week)Subject
Jan (Week 4)Management
Feb (Week 1)Finance + Management
Feb (Week 2)Finance
Feb (Week 3)ESI + Finance
Feb (Week 4)ESI + Finance
March (Week 1)Only Phase 1

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Take this sample day-wise Time table cum Study Plan for example, and make your own:                              

DateDay No.        Phase 1 topic/ Time (hrs.)Phase 2 Topic               Time (hrs.)Time for Day (hrs.)
8-Feb-211Quant (Alligation) 2 Reasoning(Syllogism) 1.5 Govt. Schemes 1Financial and Capital Markets                               1.56

Make a Time-Table that best suits your Day

Make a time table that well suits your day to day schedule or life in general. This time table will help you in:

  1. Getting a study time of 5 hours before and after lunch. (If you can maintain an average of 7-8 hours in your preparation every day for a month before the exams, it will work wonder.)
  2. Sleeping for 7.5 hours at night and taking a 20 minute nap in the day time
  3. Sparing time proper breaks for physical exercises in the morning and walks in the evening and frequent breaks for other important works
  4. Covering different subjects or topics

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RBI Grade B Study Plan 2021 – Complete Details

Here are three time-tables for RBI Grade B prelims that will help simplify your study plan:

I.                    Morning Time-Table

                                TIME TO GIVE                                  TOPIC TO COVER
6:00 – 6:45 AMYoga/Physical Exercise
8:00 – 9:45 AMCurrent Affairs
10:00 AM-1:00 PMLogical Reasoning & Practice mock Test

II.                 Afternoon Time-Table

1:00-3:00 PM     Free Time for Amusement & Other Important works
3.00-5.30 PMEnglish Language

III.               Evening Time-Table

5.30-6.00 PM     Free Time for Amusement & Other Important works
6:00-9:00 PM     Quantitative Aptitude (Arithmetic) Simplification               
9:00-10:00PM   Speed/Math Practice

Note: This time table is not specifically made for job goers. They can make their own time-tables depending upon their work schedules. It is better if they take a leave of a month to better serve the exam preparation.

Include these Books in your study plan

Here are some of the books to be read by the candidates appearing for RBI Grade B for a good preparation:

RBI Grade B Logical Reasoning Books

1Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Agarwal
2Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey

RBI Grade B English Language Books

1Objective General English S.P.Bakshi
2High School Grammar and CompositionWren and Martin

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Books

S. NoBooksAuthor/Publication
1Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExamsR.S.Agarwal
2Magical Book on Quicker MathsM. Tyra

RBI Grade B Banking Awareness Books

S. NoBooksAuthor/Publication
1Banking Awareness Arihant Experts
2Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
3Lucent’s General KnowledgeLucent

RBI Grade B Finance and Management Books

S. NoBooksAuthor/Publication
1Financial ManagementPrasanna Chandra
2Indian Financial SystemM. Tyra

RBI Grade B Economic and Social Sciences Books

1Indian EconomyUma Kapila
2Economic and Social IssuesDhrub Kumar

Always keep these 5 points in Mind

Keep your approach for preparation simple yet methodical before and at the time of the exam. The exam is not as complicated as you may think. And nothing comes out of the syllabus. Everything is in there. So you need to be smart and calculative.

Keep these 5 points in mind and prepare accordingly:

Point 1Point 2Pont 3Point 4Point 5
Rely on limited books or study materialRevise it religiouslyMake your own notesUnderstand the concepts Attempt maximum number of questions in Exam

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We have included the second week of February 2021 too in our plan. You can start your preparations as per the schedule and availability of time.

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Improving your performance via Mock Tests

You can go for a Free Mock Test for RBI Grade B Phase I to boost your preparation. It will also test your strengths and weaknesses. In addition, RBI Grade B Notes for Phase II exam will also equip you to test your present knowledge and help in gaining the required amount.

By way of mock tests you can understand your current performance, strengths and weaknesses and the extra efforts you need to put in for improvement. This will analyze your performance improvement capability and will surely improve provided you give extra time for your weak areas. 

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Time is Success

RBI Grade B exam is a time-based exam.  Therefore, candidates must practice solving questions with a faster speed. This not only helps in actual exam a lot but increases the completion and success rate of the candidate also.

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Embrace 3 Things while Making your Study Plan

1.     Smart Study Plan

Make a day-wise study plan dividing all the, or part of the syllabus you need to cover. And follow it religiously. A straight forward study plan, with no confusion of what so ever, will help you help in finishing all the topics on time without wasting the left time. 

2.     Study Materials and Resources

             You can go through all the suggested books, two for every subject, mentioned above. Don’t run   for too many books and too much study material to overload your mind with stress.

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3.     Mock Tests

For better outcomes you can surely go for mock tests mentioned above, to speed up your preparation. RBI Grade B Mock tests can be a turning point to analyze where you, as a competitor, are standing at the moment. It can help you to change your preparation strategy if it is going wrong somewhere. It helps in bringing better outcomes. But you must also devote sufficient time to the analysis and not just take a mock test just for the sake of taking.

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With the number of vacancies shooting to 322, the highest to date, many candidates have got a good chance of becoming RBI grade B officers this year. The Phase-1 exam is scheduled for the 6th of March 2021 and Phase-2 on April 1st, 2021. You have about 40 days for a strategic preparation and revision. To follow the saying, ‘well begun is half done,’ the sooner you begin the preparation, the better.

This mock test will surely accelerate your preparation!

Best of luck for your preparation!

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