RBI Grade B 2017: Tips and strategies by 2016 topper Hardik Mehta

Hardik Mehta aced the prestigious RBI Grade B exam 2016 and attained an All India Rank 1. PaGaLGuY spoke to Hardik Mehta to find out his strategy and mindset to crack the exams.
Hardik says, ”In order to avoid nervousness and panicking, students should attempt difficult questions at the end. Quant and reasoning sections require more time, so students should not waste their time in solving difficult questions.”
According to Hardik, GK section which carries a weightage of 80 marks must be attempted first followed by English section. He added, ”I attempted 70 questions of GK in the first 10 minutes.”
”GK and English section should be given not more than 20 minutes so that the remaining 100 minutes can be utilised effectively for Quant and Reasoning,” Hardik explains.

The break-up of each section along with its weightage is given below:

  • English Language – 30
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 30
  • Reasoning Ability – 60
  • General Awareness – 80

Total No. of questions – 200

Time Duration – 2 hours

Hardik’s top 4 tips for candidates

  • Students must attempt a few mock tests in the last few days to get an overview of the exams.
  • Attempt the easier sections (GK and English) initially to save time for Quant and Reasoning.
  • Manage time effectively for difficult sections such as Quant and Reasoning.
  • Difficult questions are not given any special weightage, hence, it is ok to skip 2 or 3 difficult questions or attempt them at the end. 

PaGaLGuY wishes you all the best for your exams!!!

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