RBI Assistants Exam Preparation Strategy and Cutoff marks

Bank ExamsReserve Bank of India has released notification to recruit eligible Indians as an Assistant in its various regional offices across the country. There are 504 Positions vacant in 19 branches, whereas Hyderabad branch has 35.

The Examination is conducted online and comprises 200 questions. Total duration of exam is 120 minutes. In a fraction of minute, i.e. 3/5th of a minute, a candidate needs to answer or solve a question. Practicing several times enhance your ability to find the problem based on and solving it. A well approached and rigorous practice leads to success. Here is a preparation strategy along with last year cutoffs, job profile, pay scale and career growth of Assistants in Reserve Bank of India.

Notification Summary

Parameter

Details

Vacancies

593 (89 Posts for PWD and Ex Service men included.)

Regional Office wise vacancies

Ahmedabad-35, Bangalore-48, Bhopal-11, Bhubaneswar-24, Chandigarh-42, Chennai-36, Guwahati-12, Hyderabad-35, Jaipur-35, Jammu-12, Kanpur&Lucknow-47, Kolkata-35, Mumbai-95, Nagpur-30, New Delhi-31, Patna -30, Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi -35

Educational Qualifications

(as on 03.07.2015)

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.

Age (as on 01.06.2015)

Between 18 and 28 years.

Stages of Exam

Online Examination (Objective) and Interview

Scheme of Exam

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

Marks

Test of Reasoning -

40

40

Test of English Language

40

40

Test of Numerical Ability

40

40

Test of General Awareness

40

40

Test of Computer Knowledge

40

40

Total

200

200

Test Duration

120 Minutes

Negative Marking

1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Minimum qualifying marks in each Section

A candidate has to qualify in each part of the Objective test separately.

Final Selection

Final selection will be based on the candidate's performance in the online examination and interview.

Cut off Marks for Hyderabad Office

2012 Assistant Exam Cut off Marks for General-154, OBC-149, ST-126, SC-142 and PH-140.

For other offices cut off marks, click here

Pay scale

Basic pay Rs.8, 860 per month and other allowances, viz. DA, HRA, CCA, TA etc. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately Rs.24,429/-

Assistants Career Growth

(Class 3 and 4)

It is a clerical job as you do entries of inward & outward mail and data entry work. There may not be transfers. Promotions like Senior Assistant, Special Assistant, Record Clerk, Attendant (maintenance and catering), and Security guards etc. and after three years there will be Departmental Exam for promoting to Assistant Manager. It is a great opportunity to promote to Grade B officer in RBI after three years even though you entered as an Assistant.

Working hours and Holidays

Employees can enjoy two weekend holidays (Saturday & Sunday) as bank works for 5 days in a week. Working hours also flexible as 9.15 am to 5.15 pm

Important Dates

Website Link Open: 12.06.2015 to 03.07.2015

Payment of Fees (Online): 12.06.2015 to 03.07.2015

Online Test

Likely to be held on August 1, 8, 9 and 16.



Proper Planning is the half Success
  • Plan yourself.
  • Utilise all the time you have.
  • Practice and Read more.
  • Don’t read or practice two domains at a time.
  • Make sure that you are going to prepare systematically. Then only you will be fit to compete.

Practice several times:
To get good marks in Reasoning and Numerical ability sections, you need to practice more and more. Everyone may solve the problems but who finds it quickly is important. Practicing several times enhances your ability and quickness to study a problem and understand it. You can become familiar with various models of problems in every chapter when you practice vigorously.

Solving more previous papers with friends helps you to analyse the problem easily. Almost all types of questions or models can be seen in different bank exam question papers. If you practice many previous and model papers, you will be familiar with various shortcuts and solution methods.

Time to spend on each section:
Reasoning - 35 to 40 minutes
Numerical ability: 45-50 minutes
Note: It is a mind game as there is no other way to score more in these sections except PRACTICING.

Questions may be given from the chapters and beyond given below
Reasoning Ability: Number Series, Coding -Decoding, Sequence - Series, Alphabet test, Classification, Blood Relations, Direction Test, Venn Diagrams, Group Reasoning, Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Puzzles, Data Sufficiency and Logical Arrangement of Words.

Numerical Ability: Simplifications, Number System, Problems on Numbers, L.C.M and H.C.F, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Boats & Streams, Age Relations, Percentages, Partnership, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Allegation and Mixture, Pipes and Cisterns, Volume – Surface & Area, Surds and Indices, Geometry and Data Interpretation.

Books only may not boost your Awareness
General Awareness syllabus is vast. But previous papers help you to find out topics to be prepared. Most of the bank exams have the questions which are related to banking industry and current affairs. Along with your books reading news papers, magazines and business editorials on particular issues from English papers is helpful. It is useful in both the way as you can be familiar with the various developments in Banking Industry and English vocabulary & grammar. The topics banking history, nationalization of banks, various schemes of banks, banking and finance terminology, Indian financial system, Reserve Bank of India, current events and technological developments in banking are to be prepared thoroughly.
Time to spend on this section: 10 to 12 minutes.

Reading English Content Improves your Knowledge
You should be familiar with the English grammar rules. You can meet this by reading and practicing one standard grammar book. As said above, you all need to read English newspapers daily. They are the treasury of grammar and vocabulary. All topics like Parts of Speech, Prepositions, Articles, Tenses, Antonyms, Synonyms, Voices, Speeches, Degree of comparisons, Idioms and Phrases, one word substitutions, Vocabulary etc., are covered in daily news. While reading underline the important words, vocabulary and grammar and check the rules of grammar are included or not. Repeating this for some days improves your language. You have to practice various topics such as Jumbled Sentences, Spotting Errors, Test of misspelled words and Reading comprehension from earlier exam papers.
Time to spend on this section: 12 to 15 minutes.

What about Computer Knowledge?
Nowadays computer has become our basic need besides food, shelter and cloth. We use it at least once at anytime of a day. As it has become everything for personal and commercial businesses, everyone must know the basics of the computer. In every exam, computer awareness is included as full or part of a section to test candidate’s knowledge. It tells how important it is for a business. So one who wants to write a bank exam must know about Computer basics, History, Generations, Components, Operating Systems, Shortcuts, Abbreviations, Computer Memory, Peripherals, Internet and its evaluation, Browsers and Search Engines, Web Technologies, Social Networking, digital media (new media), Basic Terminology and e-commerce. While using computer and smart phone remember what you do with the devices. Previous Papers helps you to find out questions to be read in this section.
Time to spend on this section: 08 to 10 minutes.

RBI Assistant Exam 2012 Cut off Marks

Area

SC

ST

OBC

General

PH

Ahmedabad

107

123

141

127

Bangalore

120

113

120

138

124

Bhopal

146

116

156

159

145

Bhubaneswar

142

151

154

140

Chandigarh

139

160

146

Chennai

121

136

141

127

Guwahati

117

127

133

119

Hyderabad

142

126

149

154

140

Jaipur

139

135

151

158

144

Jammu

101

107

145

131

Kanpur & Lucknow

143

153

163

149

Kolkata

128

135

153

139

Mumbai

109

119

137

123

Nagpur

136

136

146

132

New Delhi

141

144

156

142

Patna

136

154

163

149

Thiruvananthapuram

142

151

158

144

& Kochi

 

 

 

 

 



Choosing right material is an art
Do some research on the exam you want to appear. Take guidance of seniors and collect right material as per your syllabus and research you do. It saves your time.

There are a few standard books, which are useful in preparation for all bank exams. They are...
i). Objective Arithmetic by S.L. Gulati
ii). Numerical Aptitude for Banking by Dilshan Publications
iii). Data Interpretation and Sufficiency by Kiran Publications
iv). Quicker Maths by M.Thyra
v). Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
vi). Numerical Ability by S. Chand Publications
vii). Non Verbal Reasoning by Prabhat Javed
vii). Non Verbal Reasoning by Prabhat Javed
ix). Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
x). English for Competitive Exams by Hari Mohan Prasad
xi). English for Competitive Exams by A.K. Kapoor
xii). Essential English Grammar, Intermediate English Grammar and Advanced English Grammar by Cambridge University Publications.
xiii). Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by B.S. Sijwali (Arihant Publications)
xiv). Marketing Management by Philip Kotler
xv). Marketing Management by Mithileshwar Jha, Kevin Keller and Abraham Koshy
xvi). Current Affairs: India Year Book, Manorama Year Book and any of two news papers either English or regional language and One standard current affairs magazine
xvii). General Knowledge: Any Standard GK Book like Malayala Manorama and websites like sakshieducation.com.
Note: Sakahieducation.com Updates Practice Tests and Grand Tests regularly which are very useful. It provides Solutions and explanations for all questions. Take free and paid online tests in the website and grab the great opportunity.

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Published on 6/25/2015 2:28:00 PM
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