Last Minute Preparation Tips for RBI Assistant Exam 2017

Last Minute Preparation Tips for RBI Assistant Exam 2017

The preliminary phase of the RBI Assistant exam is going to take place on 27th and 28th November 2017. You now have just one week left to make the most of your revision and practice sessions. Therefore, here is an article with expert views and tips for RBI Assistant exam. 


You need to ask yourself few questions before you sit for the exam like:
  1. What to Expect in the RBI Assistant Exam 2017
  2. How to Revise in the last minute
  3. How to go attempt various sections
  4. Which questions are important & which ones to skip
  5. How to optimize the time that you will get for the exam.
This article will provide you useful insight on these and other such important points. At times, even the most brainy candidates succumb to last-minute exam-pressure because they lack an effective strategy to execute their hard work. To devise a meaningful strategy for yourself, carefully go through the following last-minute tips for RBI Assistant prelims.

Last Minute Tips for RBI Assistant Exam:

1. Go through the Exam Pattern of RBI Assistant first.

RBI Assistant 2017 Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of Tests
No. of Qs
Max Marks
Total Time
English Language
1 Hour
Numerical Ability
Reasoning Ability

Now that you know the exam pattern for Prelims exam, let’s have a look at the syllabus for RBI Assistant and refresh your memory.

RBI Assistant Exam 2017 - Detailed Syllabus & Exam Pattern

2. Don’t forget about Negative Marking.

There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in RBI Assistant exam for every wrong answer. So make sure that you attempt only those questions which you know correctly otherwise it is better to skip such questions.

3. Allocate Time Wisely to All the Sections

The objective test consists of 3 subjects. So give an adequate amount of time to all the sections. 
  1. Since the English Language Section is easier you can attempt this section at the starting & gain easily score good marks. It will also boost up your confidence level as you will be able to solve questions easily and quickly. 
  2. After that, you can go for Numerical Ability Section. It will consume about 25 minutes of your time as they are moderately difficult to solve. 
  3. At the end, you should Reasoning Ability part since it is less time-consuming and will take 20 minutes of your time. 

4. Plan Your Strategy to Attempt the Paper

Everyone has their own strategy of attempting the paper based on their strong & weak points. The best way is to start the paper from that subject in which you have the good command. It will boost your confidence & also build up a positive environment. For example, Reading comprehension can consume a lot of your time if you are not good at it, so for those, we suggest you to attempt comprehension section at the end. You can also look at the cutoffs of this year and previous year. It will give you an idea on which section you need to work on more.

RBI Assistant Prelims Cut Off 2016

5. Practice model papers to score well

As the saying goes “Practice makes you perfect”. So you should try to attempt as many mock tests/model papers as you can before you sit for the exam. This will give you an idea of how to approach a question and along with that, it will help you get rid of your exam nervousness. You can also practice Model papers (easily available on internet) and increase your chances of clearing the prelim exams.

6. Go the exam with a Positive Attitude & Expect Surprises

Now that we have laid down a clear strategy, you are sure about what to prepare and how to prepare. But you still need to understand what to expect from the paper. More often than not, the exam paper is set to present you with surprises. So if you come across questions you’ve never even seen before, stay calm! Calmly solve the question if you find it easy solvable or move on if you find it unworthy of your time.

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