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RBI Assistant Exam 2017 – Important Topics & Tips from the Toppers

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RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination is around the corner and we believe you might be already prepping up for the exam. For your help, here’s a list of important topics to concentrate in the exam and expert tips from the toppers. These topics and tips are brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government exams.  Let’s glance through the exam pattern for the prelims first.

RBI-Assistant-Prelims-Time-StrategyRBI Assistant Prelims 2017 – Exam Pattern

Name of Tests
No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
Numerical Ability3535
Reasoning Ability3535

Note: The topics mentioned below are based on previous years’ trends and there might be a change in the actual exam.

RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 – Important Topics & Toppers’ Tips

English Language – High Priority Topics

  • Comprehension
  • Questions Based on Passage
  • Vocabulary Questions Based on Passage
  • Fill in the Blanks
    • Sentence-based
    • Paragraph-based
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Spot the Error

Expert Tips: 

Ankit Malik (an Oliveboard user who cleared RBI Assistant, NIACL AO, IBPS PO & Clerk)

“I used to read an English newspaper daily which helped me in learning new words and was very useful as most of the times newspaper articles are given in the comprehension part. So it’s a must for everyone.

My advice to other aspirants is that first clear your basic concepts of grammar (my preference was plinth to paramount). After clearing your concepts, practice a lot. Attempt as many mocks as you can.”

Read on RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 – Preparation Guide for English

Numerical Ability – High Priority Topics

  • Number Theory
    • Divisibility remainders
    • LCM & HCM
    • Fractions comparison
  • Algebra
    • Linear Equation
  • Average and Ratios
    • Simple Average
    • Ratio-Proportion Variations
    • Partnership
  • Speed, Time and Distance
    • Time speed distance
    • Boats-streams
    • Time and work
    • Pipes and cisterns
  • Mensuration
    • Area
    • Volume
    • Perimeter
  • Percentage
    • Profit, Loss
    • Simple Interest, Compound Interest

Expert Tips: 

Anchint Garg (an Oliveboard user who cleared RBI Assistant)

“Maths was not that easy because I could solve most of the questions, but time was the barrier in maths. So, I learned shortcut tricks and practiced improving Maths.”

Read on RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 – Preparation Guide for Numerical Ability

Reasoning – High Priority Topics

  • Direction Sense Test
  • Sitting Arrangement
    • Rectangle
    • Circular
    • Building
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Analogy
    • Word based
    • Number based

Expert Tips: 

Ankit Malik (an Oliveboard user who cleared RBI Assistant, NIACL AO, IBPS PO & Clerk)

“This is the most scoring and most dynamic section. I used to attempt it second last. To clear my basics, I used BSC publication’s analytical reasoning, BSC’s a magical book on puzzles (it’s not relevant in today’s exams as the level of puzzles is not up to the mark). Apart from that I used to attempt mock tests a lot for reasoning part and analysed the unattended questions then attempted them again and again until they got solved.” 

Now, ace your exam preparation with RBI Mock Tests from Oliveboard.

Hope this helps! All the best for the exam!