RBI Grade B Phase 1 2022 Last Minute Preparation Tips & Tricks

RBI Grade B 2022 General Phase-1 Best 7 Last-Minute Tips: Reserve Bank of India will conduct the RBI Grade B Phase-I 2022 for RBI Grade B Officers (General) on 28th May 2022. RBI Grade B Admit Card 2022 for Common (Phase-I) Written Exam is available for download till 28th. May 2022.

RBI Grade B 2022 Background

Reserve Bank of India is conducting RBI Grade B 2022 exam to recruit eligible Indian citizens to fill up 294 vacancies of RBI Grade B Officer (General), RBI Grade B Officer – DEPR, and RBI Grade B Officer – DSIM. Qualified candidates will be called for RBI Grade B 2022 in different stages for each post. Candidates will have to secure minimum marks separately in each examination as well as in aggregate as prescribed by the Board. Candidates securing the minimum marks prescribed for each test separately will be shortlisted for the second stage of the examination on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.

In this article, we have shared RBI Grade B 2022 General Phase-1 Best 7 Last-Minute Tips to score high in GA, Reasoning, English, Quant.

RBI Grade B 2022 Important Dates


Important Dates

RBI Grade B Registration Start Date

March 28

RBI Grade B Registration Start Date

18 April 2022 (till 6 PM)

RBI Grade B Officer – General (Phase-1) Admit Card Download

13 May 2022 to 28 May 2022

RBI Grade B Officer – Common Exam Date (Phase-1)

28 May 2022

RBI Grade B Officer – Common Exam Date (Phase-2)

25 June 2022

RBI Grade B Officer – DEPR & DSIM (Phase-I / Paper I) Date:

2 July 2022

RBI Grade B Officer – DEPR & DSIM (Phase-II/Paper II & III) Date:

6 August 2022

RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Pattern (Post-wise)

Officers in Grade B (DR) – General

Officers in Grade B (DR) – General

Phase-1 – Online Examination

Phase-2 – Paper I, II & III Online Examination

Phase-1 Exam Pattern


number of questions

allotted marks

time allotted

general awareness



25 minutes




45 minutes

english language



25 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



25 minutes




120 minutes

note: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by you. For each wrong answer marked by you, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. Candidates securing minimum marks for each test separately will be shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.

RBI Grade B 2022 General Phase-1 Best 7 Last-Minute Tips

1. Modify through syllabus, exam pattern, cut-off

Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus, exam pattern, cut-off, previous years question paper, important topics and other important exam guidelines to prepare for the exam. The online test will consist of objective type multiple choice questions. All questions will be multiple choice. Out of five answers to a question, only one will be the correct answer. The total time for the test is 60 minutes. All tests except the test of English comprehension will be provided in English and Hindi. The exam will be conducted online i.e. on computer.

2. Penalty for wrong answer; avoid guessing

For each wrong answer marked by you, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. All questions will be multiple choice. Out of five answers to a question, only one will be the correct answer. You have to select the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ the option that you think is appropriate/correct. The option/option you have clicked on will be treated as your answer to that question. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by you. All papers except the test of English language will be provided in English and Hindi.

3. Check section-wise important topics and previous years exam analysis

As per the previous years exam analysis for RBI Grade B 2021 General Phase-1, candidates shared that the overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate to Difficult and they were able to attempt 91-102 good attempts overall, out of which in General 42-46 were good attempts. Awareness, 24-27 good attempts in Reasoning, 13-15 good attempts in Quantitative Aptitude and 12-14 good attempts in English comprehension. Candidates must go through the important topics for RBI Grade B 2022 General Phase 1.

Section-wise topics from which questions were asked:

Idea: Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Spherical, Box Based Weighting, Linear Arrangement (Uncertain), Floor Based, Parallel Row (12 Persons with 1 Variable), Row With Direction Sense, Direction Based Arrangement, Linear Arrangement Based on Blood Relationship), Inequalities, Syllogism (Reversed), Direction and Distance, Blood Relations, Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Aptitude: Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equation, Quantity Comparison, Questions (Time and Work, Percentage, Mensuration, Age, Partnership, Mixture and Charge)

english language: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence Phrase Correction, Word Rearrangement, Cloze Test, Match Columns.

general awareness: Questions on PM Kushal Yojana, PM Kisan Nidhi, Good Governance Day, Put Entity, RBI Financial Report, RBI Rates, West Indies-Bangladesh Series, Union Budget (FIG/Concept), Economic Survey (Concept), GK (Medium), Sports, Company Merger/Acquisition (Amount), Jeff Bezos, District Ranthambore.

4. Do not take new subjects; Solve Mock Test Papers, Previous Years Question Papers, Quizzes

Candidates must focus on revising all the formulas, equations, concepts, important static GK and current affairs etc. This is the time to hone your speed and accuracy. Expand your solving skills by developing effective tricks for quick and accurate solutions. RBI Grade B Previous Years Question Papers are useful to hone your solving skills at this point of time. Candidates will have only 120 minutes, so it is important to practice solving papers with timer.

Read also: RBI Grade B Mock Test 2022 General Phase-1: Practice 25 Important General Awareness Questions with Answers

5. Refer Best Books for RBI Grade General Step 1 – Recommended List

Candidates can refer to the important sections and expert tips and tricks to improve GA / Reasoning / English / Quant shared by the authors in the books to prepare for RBI Grade B Phase-1 Exam.

general awareness



Competition Mirror (magazines)

Competition mirror

Manorama Yearbook

Philip Matthews

general awareness

Manohar Pandey

banking awareness

Arihant specialist and direction specialist


The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times




verbal and non-verbal reasoning

RS Aggarwal

analytical reasoning

MK Pandey

english language



High School English Grammar and Composition

wren and martin

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

objective general english

SP Bakshi

Quantitative Aptitude



Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams

RS Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

magic book on fast math

M. Tyras

6. Quick Tips & Tricks to Crack RBI Grade B General Phase-1 Exam

English language:

This section is easy for those who have good command of English grammar, vocabulary, nouns, pronouns, tenses, prepositions, conjunctions, adjectives, subject-verbs, rules of agreement, idioms and phrases, and clauses.

More weightage is given to questions from Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fillers, Error Spotting etc. Mock tests and quizzes can help you improve your language skills. books The above are recommended to take your English language skills to a pro level.

One has free will to attempt the paper in any order, however one is advised to go through the questions related to Cloze Test, Fillers, Para Jumbles, Error Spotting, and then Comprehension.

Regular practice is important to develop your tone of tone and understanding of RC. Read the passage carefully and examine the topic to find the keywords and answers easily. Aim to do 4 to 5 RCs per day. A good grasp of vocabulary is required to score high in Synonyms and Antonyms questions. Learn at least 10 -20 new words every day. Practice at least 10 idioms and phrases every day during the preparation.

Quantitative Aptitude,

It is advised that you start with questions from your strong areas as this will help in building speed, confidence, speed, accuracy and save time. Cracking the RBI Grade B Quantity Section largely depends on the speed of calculation, understanding of the basics etc.

Candidates are advised to always start with easy topics and questions. Attempt tough questions from your weak areas at the end of the paper. Time management is important and there is no possibility of getting stuck on one question.

It is essential to learn basic concepts and formulas, squares up to 40, cubes up to 20, tables up to 20, percentage fractions up to 20, etc. Candidates should practice at least 20 questions of 4 to 5 sets along with quadratic equations and simplifications regularly. of data interpretation.


There is no fixed rule of this section while solving the question paper. One will know which question to solve first and which topic to solve at the end of the paper according to their preparation and understanding of the topics. One can start with topics like coding-decoding, syllogism and blood relation to build his speed, confidence, speed etc. Some may do the puzzles and arrangements earlier and some may do it later.

However, note that topics like Puzzle/Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Data Sufficiency, Direction, Sequence & Ranking, Series, etc. hold the most importance in this section.

general awareness:

This is the highest scoring section if the candidates have maintained a good track of current affairs of last 3 to 6 months and are more than experts in Static GK.

Topics to watch: Important Recruitments, India’s Rank in Surveys, Union Budget 2021, Economic Survey, Government Schemes related to Banking Sector, Monthly Banking Awareness and Current Affairs, RBI Circulars (Last 6 Months), Economic Reforms in India, Banking Regulations Act, RBI Act 1934, SARFAESI Act 2002, Banking Terms, Banking Concepts etc.

Make a habit of reading newspapers (online or hardcopy), read news related to government schemes, summits and conferences, science and technology, sports news, indices and reports, budget allocation, defense events, important appointments etc.

7. Keep your admit card, ID proof, Aarogya Setu App ready, eat good mood-lifting food, sleep well and stay calm

Candidates are required to affix their photograph along with the call letter, a currently valid photo identity proof in original and a photocopy of the same ID proof that you bring in original – this is essential. This call letter, duly stapled along with the photocopy of the photo identity proof is to be submitted by putting it in the prescribed drop-box at the end of the examination. Remember to follow the social distancing mode of examination related instructions, install Aarogya Setu App on mobile and carry only those items which are allowed in the examination venue.

please pay attention: Ration Card and Learner’s Driving License will not be accepted as valid ID proof for this purpose. Your name on the call letter (provided by you during the process of registration) must exactly match the name appearing on the photo identity proof. Women candidates who have changed their first/last/middle name after marriage should take special care of this. If there is a mismatch between the name indicated in the call letter and the photo identity proof, you will not be allowed to appear in the examination.

Relax and recharge yourself on exam day. Eat healthy food, sleep well the night before the exam, stay away from any stressful environment, meditate, stay calm.

wish you the best!

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