Last Week Study Plan and Preparation Tips for RBI Assistant Mains 2017

By Astha Shukla|Updated : December 13th, 2017

RBI Assistant Mains Exam is all set to be held on 20th December 2017. To achieve the post of Assistant in Reserve Bank of India, there is just one more hurdle which the aspirants need to cross. To assist you all in your exam preparation in utilizing the time at hand in a more efficient manner, now we are sharing the preparation strategy and study plan for the remaining few days. Must go through this study plan and topic wise preparation tips for RBI Assistant Mains to boost your exam score!

Are you well aware of RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2017?

This year, the pattern of RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam has been changed. The sectional time limit has been introduced from this year. Also, the total duration of the exam is increased to 2 hours 15 minutes. Check out the latest RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern below -

S. No.SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal
1.Reasoning Ability404030 minutes
2.English Laguagee404030 minutes
3.Numerical Ability404030 minutes
4.General Awareness404025 minutes
7Computer Knowledge404020 minutes
 Total200200 135 Minutes 

Pre-plan your Sectional and Overall Attempts : 

Although the number of attempts in each section depends on the level of questions asked in the exam, but it is advisable that you should pre-plan a good number of attempts in each section as well as overall.  You can pre-plan your attempts on the basis of RBI Assistant Mains cutoff 2016. Check out the below table to know the sectional and overall cutoff ranges of last year's RBI Assistant Exam - 

Name of the Section

Sectional Cutoff

 Overall Cutoff

English Language

14 Marks

 107-128 Marks (For Different States)





Reasoning Ability

14 Marks

Numerical Ability 

14 Marks

General Awarnesss

14 Marks 

Computer Knowledge

14 Marks 

You can consider the sectional and overall marks listed here as the minimum number of attempts for the RBI Assistant Mains 2017. Prepare and plan accordingly so that you can maximise your attempts in the exam.

RBI Assistant Mains 2017: One Week Study Plan 


 Reasoning Ability 

 English Language 

 Numerical Ability

 General Awareness

 Day 1

  • Syllogism (Normal Syllogism and Reverse Syllogism )
  • The concepts of 'All can never be', 'At least' 'Some Not' 'Some Definitely Not' terms which are often confusing in the exam.
  • Inequality (Direct Inequality, Indirect Inequality/Coded Inequality)
  •  Grammar Rules of Tenses, Prepositions, Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Conjunctions,  Conditional Sentences 
  •  Error Spotting Rules of Tenses, Common Errors of subject-verb agreement, Prepositions. Conditional Sentences and all other chapters


  • Revision of tables, short tricks of Square/cube finding, Square root/cube root finding, multiplication, BODMAS rule
  • Number Series 
  • Simplification and Approximation Concepts and Practice
  • Current Rates, Ratio, information related to recent monetary policies 
  • New Rules/percentages introduced by RBI
  • Governor/Deputy governors of RBI
  • History of RBI
  • Headquarters of insurance companies, banks, national and international organization, Important dates, all cabinet ministers and Governors

 Day 2

  • Alphanumeric Series 
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Word/Number Arrangement
  • Logical Reasoning Concepts
  • Sentence Correction Exercises
  • Sentence Improvement Exercise
  • Error Spotting Exercises
  • Odd One Out Exercises
  • Percentage topic
  • Average Topic
  • Ratio and Proportion topic
  • Profit, Loss & Discount Topic
  •  Banking Awareness Revision (Banking History, Definition of Rates/ ratio, Banking Terms, Type of accounts, type of cheques, drafts, Money-Market, Capital Market, IRDA, and SEBI)

 Day 3

  • Direction Sense (Direct and Coded)
  • Order and Ranking
  • Blood Relation (Direct and Coded)


  • Fill in the blanks concepts and exercise
  • Cloze Test Concepts and exercises
  • Para Completion Concepts and Exercises


  • Quadratic Equation 
  • SI & CI topic
  • Partnership Topic
  • Time and Work, work and wages topics


  • Static gk(Dances of States, Important wildlife sanctuaries nuclear power stations, temples, places rivers, dams and waterfalls, airports, seaports etc.).

 Day 4

  •  Puzzles Concepts and Practice

Box-based puzzles, Floor based puzzles, Blood Relation based puzzles, Comparison based puzzles, Sequence-based puzzles, Month/day/year based puzzle


  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Phrase Replacement Exercises
  • Parajumbles Concepts and Exercises

 Data Interpretation (Tabular, Bar Graph, Line Chart)

  •  Current Affairs Revision (Focus on new appointments, sports events, meetings, visits, army exercises, new book launched, awards  

 Day 5 

  •  Seating Arrangement Concepts and Practice -

Linear Seating Arrangement (Single direction based and double direction based, Circular Seating Arrangement (Inward and Outward Facing), Square  seating arrangement

  • Vocabulary Revision  
  • Spellings errors exercises
  • Reading Comprehension Concepts and Exercises


Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Mixed and Casellete (Paragraph))

  •  Current Affairs Revision  (News related to Banking, finance, Insurance sector, merger of Companies, FDI, new policies, new schemes) 

 Day 6

  • Input - Output
  • Coding - Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  •  Reading Comprehension 

 Remaining Miscellaneous topics

 GK Tornado, Revision

 Day 7

  •  Revision / Mock Test / Sectional Test
  •  Revision / Mock Test / Sectional Test
  • Revision / Mock Test / Sectional Test

 GK Tornado , Revision

Computer Knowledge -

The level of Computer Awareness question will be easy in RBI Assistant Mains Exam. Make sure to cover the following topics for this section -

  1. Computer hardware
  2. Computer Software
  3. History of Computers, Types of computers, Generations of computers
  4. Computer Security and Viruses
  5. Operating system concepts
  6. Internet, Networking, OSI Model 
  7. Important Computer Terminologies and Abbreviations, DBMS basic Concepts
  8. Important points related to MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS access, short keys 

Important Tips - 

  • In the exam, 3 things which are going to make you succeed are Speed, Accuracy and Time Management.
  • You can be proficient in all these three parameters through attempting Mock Test on a regular basis.
  • Give time to individual section-wise practice, but make sure to solve and analyze at least one mock test daily in this week.
  • When you are not giving the mock test and solving exercise, always try to solve them in a definite time frame with the help of a timer.
  • Always learn from your mistakes instead of being sad on them. Analyze Mock test after solving very carefully and observe what you are lacking, which questions you are doing wrong.
  • Prepare notes and key points of each section during preparation, which will be helpful in revising the topics.

And remember that,

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted!!

Must try out our RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Test Series now to step up your preparation and to be ahead of others in exam !!

All the best for your exam,
Team gradeup.


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