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I will try to provide you specific guidance for the English section of RBI Grade B Officers' Examination.
To become successful in any competitive examination, it is very much necessary to understand the scheme of examination. RBI Grade B Examination is a much sought-after examination for many job aspirants. It is conducted in two phases. The first (preliminary) phase is qualifying in nature. The second (main) phase is the real competition. Both the phases test the knowledge of English.
The English topics for Phase-I Exam are:
(a) Reading Comprehension
(b) Cloze Test
(c) Error Spotting
(d) Synonyms and Antonyms
(e) Idioms and Phrases
Regular Practice is very important for Reading Comprehension section of the examination. In order to understand the paragraph and the questions well, the candidates need to read it several times.
Cloze Test consists of grammar and vocabulary topics like noun, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, adjective, tense, subject-verb agreement, clauses, idioms and phrases, and others. The questions are formed with clues hidden in them.
To spot the errors, it is important to have the right understanding of grammar and vocabulary. It needs regular practice.
Total Number of English Questions : 30 (preliminary)
Books preferred by successful candidates: Plinth to Paramount, Wren & Martin, S.P. Bakshi
Grade-B English examination is of descriptive type. They will test writing skills of the candidates. Questions will be on contemporary social and economic issues. Not only regular practice of writing essays, but also in-depth knowledge on these issues is necessary. The ability to express oneself and the understanding of the topic are tested. Candidates must stick to the word-limits of 400 words.
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