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August 03, 2014

Today’s (03-08-14) RBI Grade B officer’s exam review

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Hi Friends, This is Santosh. First of all I congratulate those people who wrote this exam better than their competitors. Before preparing for a competitive exam we should tune our mindset to that particular exam, otherwise the question paper will appear in “Russian language” (Alien language).
 
Prologue
I can say that I have both sweet and bitter experiences with this exam. Before entering into the very review I want to make you people know one thing i.e. Today’s exam is like ‘bitter pill’ we can’t swallow it at the same time it inevitable for us to do that! I am going to write only the pattern of the exam and few words about difficulty level, as I could not remember more than 10 questions.
Ok As I have given a strategy in our blog! According to that only I have prepared and went to the exam .But Fate played a game with me, so that I went to the examination centre 2.10 PM against the scheduled time 1.30 PM, but RBI is so virtuous and gave me an opportunity to write exam. Had they not allowed me I would have hurt a lot (because as a general category I have paid 850/- for exam).

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*I started with English but here I got first punch, “except closet test” the English paper is not so easy hardly I answered 21/30 questions, even 2 or 3 questions vanish, I will survive in English. RBI has come up with new type of Fill in the blanks, where we will be given 3 alternatives and need to fix them in two blanks(6 questions were given ),so tough all are look like similar and technically most nearer to one another, yet there is slight difference and we need to find it out. Antonym synonym type questions were asked in passage itself. As I said earlier in our strategy the passage is also tough but with concentrated reading we can answer those questions. Overall English will be tough for amateur competitor and moderate for prepared person like me. And cut off will be 9 or 10/30.

*Then I move to General awareness and it is so easy and thought like I was in some ‘clerical cadre’ exam. I think RBI deliberately given it easily as they can test these “General awareness skill” in Mains exam also. So I have answered 68/80 questions correct and left, as the remaining questions also easy but mere facts one serious RBI/Civil services aspirant cannot answer them (because in these types of exams our preference normally would be on concepts rather facts). I will give some questions for your idea 
  • What is Narendra modi’s first bilateral tour – Bhutan
  • Finance minister name- Arun jaitley
  • In the first tour who have accompanied with Modi- sushma jee
  • Who is ENT specialist in Modi’s cabinet –Harsha vardhan
Like all Modi’s mantra, why they asked all these questions as they may not give any donut. In fact they would have asked what agreements Modi made with Bhutan.

And the toughest question I found in General awareness section is “question on negotiable instruments like Banks notes, Cheques etc. will be valid under the purview of negotiable instruments act” but Banks and other financial intermediaries were given teeth with which act- Sarfaisi act-2002.

Like this General awareness is dead easy for prepared one and moderate for non serious candidate.
And later I moved to Reasoning because I thought I can manage “Quantitative aptitude” but it was also betrayed me like “English section”. So reasoning is little easy because except 1 puzzle and Input-output, remaining is a cakewalk for aspirant. All expected and discussed models in the strategy have come. And I have answered 42/60 and left but here I am sure I will lose 4 or 5 questions. Codes in sentences like (bi la ti ze is code for I am good student like questions) is a good type and here RBI gave 10 questions based on this logic and we can easily solve them. And syllogism is dead easy, finally inference- argument, courses of action are also good and not time consuming. But what I understand about puzzle is even we practice 99 models he will give 100th model, as there is no particular parameters for Puzzle. Spot solving skills are important. Being a serious candidate I could not answer reasoning up to my expectations, and the reason I will say in the epilogue.

Finally I come to “Quant” and I was left with 25 min. Time, I could easily answer if this part was good, but RBI gave “corrections in number series” for 8 marks and all are twisters, I leave all those 8 as my mind was not hearing my words anymore. And then I move to small Geometry sums and I finished them with good accuracy. As I said in the strategy RBI come up with ‘two equations quadratic expressions and asking X>y, X>=Y etc. but I have solved them in less time and go to “Data interpretation”, I would not have done this so., because it is quite time consuming and I could answer 2/6 questions. Finally I answered 18/30 in stipulated time. Finally I can say that never ever under estimate “Quant”, because it makes you “Most wanted”.

So my attempts are English: 21/30, General awareness: 68/80, Reasoning: 42/60, Quant: 18/30

Total attempts: 149 and if we depreciate even 10 questions 139 marks.

And I am estimating cutoff will be 125(+/- 5).

Epilogue
I can finally say today I have good bitter experience in the exam hall also besides my “late appeal”.  And that is “My allotted system have severe virus” and it was frequently harassed me in the mean time. And it took 6 sec as response time to move to different question. I asked the room coordinator to change the system but that person was half knowledge one and asked me to wait by the time one of the officials have come. Later he allotted me another system meanwhile I lost so much valuable time and got huge frustration in the exam. So anytime in the exam we should request--> ask--> even fight with room coordinators to get perfect system. It is our right we should have it.

Finally friends I can say one thing that “I have learnt several lesions from my experience today”. But if we may learn lesson from our own experience all time, then our life may not be enough to learn everything. So I hope you got good lesson from my experience.

Thank you Friends: Santosh kumar Perali(Hyderabad)
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73 comments:

  1. Keerthana NallamilliAugust 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Thank you Santosh garu. Your Study Plan was very helpful in my today's exam. Please provide the same for upcoming exams too (if possible). Thank you

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  2. Thanks bro. Good luck for your exam

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  3. I know you will get selected :) All the best :)

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  4. I felt the paper was very easier than SBI clerks

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    1. Friend,If you feel this is easier than clerk's exam then your preparation level is excellent in the topics of Quantitative aptitude and reasoning. I personally feel "General awareness" only in clerk's standard.

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    2. santosh,
      i am inclined to agree with you as far as the GK is concerned, it was a walk in the park, unexpectedly easy and did not know RBI wanted people interested in Bobby jassos, there was a question regarding the same!!

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  5. Very Helpful.
    as usual my very naive question;
    from where did you read General Awareness?
    If this blog is enough or anything more we need?
    Share this, as it is the most disturbing part of my preparation yet.

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    1. As far the General Awareness is concerned, this blog is very good source with good and relevant material. I suggest you to read "Economic Times" or "The Hindu Business" for more grip on Economy.

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    2. Friend I am preparing for Civil services, so basically i have some grip on Economy related Concepts,and i prefer you to read some online blogs besides this one for current affairs,but it depends on your requirement,If you wan to go for some depth in Economy and other related current affairs then dig the internet for different blogs, but want good and lucid explanation in brief then stay here, even i am planing to write articles on regular basis and will be helpful to you like guys.Thank you.

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  6. thank u buddy. all the best

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  7. Hello Santosh you give some tips on solving Quant . i could only solve 13-14 in 30 mints . Please tell me where do u read DATA INTEGRATION do u have any special technique for solving those ques in particular .

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    1. I prepared for all arithmetic topics in similar way, and i have some private material which have short cuts for boats, trains, profit and loss, partnership sums, by those formulas we can solve questions in less than a minute and for some questions even 40-50 sec.But for that you should practice a lot.

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    2. Thanks. Can u give some tricks for time & work problems like 3men or 2women or 5 boys doing some work in 3days then 1men, 1women & 1boy in how many days will complete that work

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  8. Hi Santhosh,

    Please suggest me that if coaching class would help to clear the upcoming bank exam?

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    1. Dear friend now or never i will say "go for coaching". Because Nowadays these coaching centers are doing business like anything.We are investing our time in return what we are getting??? But one thing is sure, If you go to coaching now,then those learned concepts(even half filled) will roam in your mind up to 10-15 days, but without practice they will be vanished soon. So I won't prefer you to go to coaching instead take some good book like "Kiran publication etc." and practice it by fixing some time. And once you prepare time table you should stick for it at any cost.then I am sure you will come up with flying colors.

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  9. Plz give the study plan for SIDBI as Asst. Manager to b hel on sept 2014.....

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    1. Dear Alok, I know little about SIDBI exam ,and it is also just like an ordinary bank exam, don't expect more from this,so prepare according to syllabus,and since posts are very low i.e. 80 only you should work hard to be in the competition.Now scenario is just like "bullying for job",so we should be like "competitive bellicose".But job with SIDBI will be good compared to IBPS,becuase SIDBI is one of the four all India financial institutions such as EXIM,NABARD,NHB,SIDBI so if you get job there you are lucky.

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  10. U are gud Santosh

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  11. when will the results of the rbi grade exam phase-1 be published ??? could anyone say what the syllabus will be FOR PHASE 2???

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    1. Friend Results will be published in 20-25 days like last year, but despite results we should start our preparation from tomorrow on wards,as there is no sufficient time(probably in oct fist week we will have phase II) so plan for that. just go to RBI site where you can dig the syllabus, and you ahouls be very particular about syllabus as far as mains concerned.All the best

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  12. My total attempt was 138 but worried about english as i could attempt only 16 question otherwise i am confident that i will clear prelim Exam.... RA: 34, Eng: 16, Quant: 16, GA: 72.....
    Hi Santosh....kindly share from where you study current affair online for Civil services.

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    1. Dear friend congrats that you attempted 138,I am sure English cutoff will be low like even single digit,this is because even closet test also not easy if we carefully read it(I hope Britain unemployment issue was given, there he confused us like anything) but fact is those who can get more than 130 surely get selected. I also made good attempts in all sections as i said above, but still iam unhappy with my performance in Quant paper(all hurry burry i did),ok I am slowly deleting those memories from my mind,Anyway I am used to prepare several blogs such as "Halfmantr","General awareness for bank exams" etc. even I have JTS institute material besides CSAT manuals(but whatever we have is not matter,whatever we grasp is all about),all the best.

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  13. guys can u recall and post few GK question asked in todays exam?

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  14. friends... today i attended for rbi gradeb exam and here is the review..
    Exam was moderate .. gk 80 questions.. mostly came from current affairs from march to july.. and u can attempt easily if u read paper daily.. funny thing is that questions like who is hero of kochiyadin mve, like that...no need to worry abt this section.. english. 30 questions. . little bit tricky.. a new section appeared like they gave 2 sentences and asked us to join those sentences and gave some startter line.. clozet test, comprehension and thats all english
    maths very tough actually... but if u attempted more than 13 it will be fine.. and reasoning at sbi po level.. gave 60 from reasoning...finally.. its not so easy and not so difficult.. ..

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    1. Dear Friend this year we have less competition and in proportion more posts, so this is the only year we can get what we want! so hope for the best@

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  15. Eve shift...fore di was the hardest part...nd in eng para jumble(evertime i read it get diff ans)so confuusing ...
    Rea puzzle could nt solve inspite of too much practice :-(..gk was gud...attempted 150 with 80% accuracy...any chances..??????gen

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  16. santosh sir my target is ibps po give me some tips to quant & reasoning and also suggest some books for same..plz reply

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    1. Good friend,and for you this is the best time because you have time up to October so prepare according to syllabus by putting time table.*Daily you should read daily current affairs from our blog or something elsewhere and i prefer you to write them down in your own language. and then give equal importance to all different topics you have.*General awareness for banks" is a blog and go and dig it from recent post to the oldest,in that blog they are providing even factual info. for events,and then for English i suggest you to buy "Objective English by SP Bakshi,arihant publications".and finally be updated with Gr8 ambitionz, as this blog have enormous legacy for its selfless service to us like aspirants.All the best

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    2. what will be cut off mark for aptitude??????

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    3. I hope it will be 12 or even less not more!

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  17. IMO, General awareness was not so difficult. Attempted 60.
    English was easy. Attempted 27.
    Reasoning was a bit on difficult side. Attempted 36.
    Quant was difficult, not conceptually but required lot of calculations. Attempted only 18 :(.
    Total 141.

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  18. My attempt

    GA - 71 out of 80
    English - 25 out of 30
    Quants - 24 out of 30
    Reasoning - 45 out of 60
    Total - 165

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  19. thnk u santosh
    i attend in mng.
    GA easy 73 English moderate 21 maths 17 reasoning 36 total 150 any chance for selection OBC

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  20. Hey santosh plz provide quant short notes
    My mail id is rohit.iet2006@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance

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  21. Hi Santosh Sir,

    My SBI PO is scheduled to be held on 16th Aug. I am facing difficulty in solving syllogism. Please provide me some technique and shortcuts to solve syllogism questions.

    Thanks

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    1. Sorry Sir its SBI Clerical.

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    2. Dear Friend first i would like to say all the best for your exam on 16th. Syllogism is easier than many other reasoning sums provided you should do little practice.Even in our blog also there were some 'syllogism' related articles,go through them.But I suggest you to avoid one of the two models of problem solving in syllogism i.e. "Aristotle method",which is often cumbersome,so just go for "Venn diagram method", most of the problems we can solve with Venn diagram method(except two methods which are 'all trees are lakes is being a possibility' like types are 'not some lakes are oceans' like questions, so just go through "you tube videos" where some reputed coaching class videos will be there,you can learn a lot, but preparation is must for reasoning,all the best friend.

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  22. Hi santosh can you share your email id , i would like to talk to about GK and current affair materials .. :)

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  23. hey SANTOSH suggest some tips to prepare for phase 2 study plan and books to be read.

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  24. Hi santosh, can u just say the pattern of main exam. Not d syllabus, bt whether all 3 papers ll b at definite time interval, separately or at a strech the 3 papers r 2 b written.
    thanx in advance

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    1. For exam pattern you may download previous papers and analyze the things.You may try to write answers on your own for them and cross check with the facts and make comprehensive answer like that you can prepare for it.But as far as i observed RBI mains exam,papers are having more or less same questions or concept repetition over the years.So gather them by digging web and practice them.

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  25. Hi friends, can anybody tell how much marks will be required in both tier 1 and 2 of ssc cgl to get thru assistant in MEA

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  26. Does anybody have any idea, approximately how many ud b selectd for phase 2?

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  27. please answer my query friends....Respected sir, i submitted the application 1-8-2014 ibps po-4 application.but i choose wrong bank preference.i also paid the application fee through online.and submitted the application finally.

    If that application cancelled and put the new application is possible or not.please help me my quarey immediately.

    my email.id. naveen7235@gmail.com

    my mobile number. 08886821776 pls any one

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    1. Dear friend,Once you submitted your application there ends the "editing" matter.So as far as i know you cannot modify the existing application.But as you said you tick wrong preferences!, all banks under IBPS offers more or less same salaries and perks/incentives so no need to get panic over this issue. Even if you tick "Vijaya" bank as first option don't bother about it.You will definitely placed in any bank you want provided you must get high score than your competitors.So that's all friend,all the best

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  28. Attempted 170 questions and confident of qualifying.But second round is very difficult.
    Guys question are medium and easier than sbipo and ibps po.

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  29. i attampted 108 marks with 90 % accuracy.
    I am from general catrgory.
    any chance of being selected for second round?
    Pls. reply guys.
    and tell me the guidelines how u prepare for ga nd data interpretation.?

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    1. No chace if you from general category

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  30. hi santosh garu, what about morning session... morning session was very difficult, especially quant and reasoning.. and how come u analyze cutoff without taking into consideration of morning session which is relatively tougher than afternoon session(as u said in article)

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    1. Dear friend,i said amicable cutoff, as i told by somebody that this RBI exam is not like SBI PO exam,where D.I is tough for all students which was happened on several days over a few weeks earlier,so they may/may not consider the relative toughness of different sessions,and finally i said my prediction over cutoff,frankly speaking my intention is not demoralizing people by predicting cutoffs,but irrespective of cutoffs we should prepare for II phase exam,if not this year we will write them next year,but anyhow we may write it.

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  31. 146 attempt with 96-98% accuracy.....confident to qualify the exam :) but the next phase is really tough....

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  32. Hi friends,

    I remember few GK questions asked in RBI Grade B officer

    1) Oldest minister in Narendra modi's cabinet? Ans: Najma Heptullah
    2) Mr.Bean Original name? Ans: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
    3) CEO of Infosys? Ans: Vishal Sikka
    4) Kochadiyaan Movie Hero? Ans: Rajinikanth
    5) Narendra modi have chosen which ship for his first foreign trip? Ans: INS Vikramaditya
    6) Who is the first chief minister of the new Andhra Pradesh? Ans: Chanrababu Naidu
    7) CEO of Apple? Ans: Tim Cook
    8) Capital market includes? Ans: Primary market and Secondary Market
    9) No . of ministers from Narendra modi's cabinet? Ans: 45 ministers
    10) The world cup FIFA-2014 was launched in which country? Ans: Brazil
    11) Mortgage loan is for? Ans: Purcahse of House
    12) Recently mumbai started its metro rail from? Ans: Versova to Ghatkopar
    13) How much money is alloted for metro rail in the budget-2014? Ans: 100 crores
    14) RBI have launched Rs.10 plastic notes. which cities is not included in it? options given in exam: Mysore, kochi, shimla, Jaipur and other city i dont remember. (but all these cities which i have mentioned are included)

    I remember only these guys.

    All the best for your upcoming exams. Do well !!!

    Regards,
    Dpti

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  33. hey dudes....On one fine day,all ur doubts abt cut offs will b cleared by RBI..so...Stop Blogging...Start Working......

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  34. i think cut off will not be more than 100 as many of them are telling that it as dammnn tough ... what u guies think?

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  35. Hello santosh how do your know this year theres less competition ?

    Please post the relative article to it or any info

    do you know the total number of applicants ?

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  36. wen will result of this exam will published??

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  37. GA wasn't a cakewalk.. I did 54 and I think barring one or two ques, rest should be correct.. In Maths, I did 22, Reasoning 45 and English 25..

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  38. My attempts-
    Total- 132
    GA- 61
    Quant-16
    Reasoning- 31
    English- 24

    Guyz i want to know which method is used for marks calculation? Normalisation or Direct calculation? Can anyone please tell me who had given the exam earlier also?

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  39. right santosh..rbi grade b officer exam was an eye opening experience for me as well..it made me realise to put more hardwork and i'm sure i definitely will :)

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  40. i made it upto interview last year and lost by 4 marks. actually phase 2 is lot easier than u guys think. only phase 1 is difficult in these two, i feel. im not sure of clearing phase 1 this time. fucked up a bit:-(

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  41. Britain unemployment issue?what was confusing for you?

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  42. i attempted 146......m from general category.....is there any chance

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  43. can cut-off be even 94...i attempted very few....ga-44,,eng-9,,quant-14 and reasoning-27...pl. reply guys..

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  44. is there ne state wise cut offs for this exam

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    1. yes cut off will b state wise

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  45. Santosh.......first of all gudluck for the result.....and will u please provide similar study plan for rbi assistant upcoming exam................

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  46. 3rd August 2014,1.30Pm Slot Exam Held at Mumbai

    As the questions discussed in above sections are there in the exam.
    First of all…Thanks Santosh and Gr8AmbitionZ Team....
    As this was my first attempt to these type of exams. It was really awesome experience with your guys.
    All the concepts tought very nicely with examples. It hekped me to update my economics knowledge too.

    Overall Review Summary: As per the analysis from Last years Exams this was toughest in all for sure :(
    My Attempts:
    1)GK-57 (with 80-90 % accuracy) Daily reading and Forums can be sufficient to this section
    2)Eng-22(60-75% acc) Collection of Vocabulary needed
    3)Quant: 10(80-90% acc) This was my strong part be4 appearing but now thinking of its weak point. Very tough …Unexpected sections came and especially DI too tough and time consuming lost 5+ minutes without attempting any questions in some parts…
    4)Reasoning: 26(90% acc) Medium to difficult level….Time consuming questions in seating arrangement, Building floors, etc parts..Lengthy as well…Again dis pointed myself in this section as well
    Total attempted: 115….80-85 marks expected which I don’t think are enough to qualify …only some magic can change this complexion :P

    Please fill to free comment on any chances about my qualification to next round or any ..:)P

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  47. i donno why people saying it easy.. morning session was effin crazy, quant and reasoning was fuked up, time consuming rest gk and english was easy!

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  48. Dear friends,,,
    Pl. reply me,,,shall i prepare for tier-II even when attempted only 94 with accuracy....M perplexed bout my situation as i have to prepare for CAT as well....

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  49. santosh could u plz suggest me that if i have attempted 12 ques in maths and would be sure to get atleast 10 out 12 would there be chance of qualifying this section because my other section went good and i m confident to get good marks in all other section except than maths section so plz tell me about it i m very confusing whether i qualify in maths or not

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