The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has opened the doors for a massive recruitment with the release of the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) notification. The IBPS RRB notification was released for the recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose). It started accepting applications and the preliminary examination will be conducted in the month of August.
The competition will not be meagre for this three-tier examination. Over 20 lakh candidates are expected to register for the IBPS RRB 2018 examination. The preliminary examination is the most important phase in the selection process. We hope aspirants are familiar with the examination pattern and that the preliminary will be conducted only for the Office Assistants (Multipurpose) and Officers Scale-I. The road is now clear for the preparations and it is the time to kick-start the IBPS RRB preparations.
Understand The Competition
As we said above, the competition for IBPS RRB will be huge and more than 20 lakh candidates are expected to give the exam this year. Aspirants should not get nervous because of the number of applicants, because the actual aspirants will be less than one lakh. One should carefully assess the difference between Scale-I Officers in the Regional Rural Banks (RRB) and banks such as Union Bank of India and Indian Bank. The competition for the RRB Scale-I will be more at the regional level only.
Explore The Syllabus
IBPS will not publish any detailed syllabus for any of the bank examinations that includes RRB. It is always good to start with assessing the exam syllabus prior to the preparations. The notification has mentioned the sections the exam will cover in the preliminary and main examinations. Based on that information, we suggest aspirants know what all topics are going to be covered individually in each section. With this assessment, one can even earn a command on the boundaries of the syllabus.
Gather Study Materials
Once the syllabus part is completed, start gathering all the study material including the previous years' question papers. Almost all the major publications are fine and your preparations should be focused only on the books you have chosen. Don't get tempted to refer to any new books after a course of time.
Prior to kick-starting the IBPS RRB preparations, one should assess themselves to know where they stand in the competition. Taking a diagnostic test will help you with this step. After taking the test, analyse where you went wrong and work on your weak areas. Aspirants are suggested to start the preparations based on the diagnostic test. For instance, if you fail to do well in the English section, you can dedicate more time to prepare for it.
Preparing Study Schedule Is Required
After assessing your strengths and weakness through the diagnostic test, make a study schedule accordingly. The preliminary examination for the Scale-I Officers and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) will kick-start in the second week of August. Approximately, two months left for the IBPS RRB preparations.
The timetable should cover both the preliminary and the main examination's syllabuses; however, the focus should be on the screening round. If you are a working professional, the study schedule should be more effective.
Never Ignore Practising Problems
Both the preliminary and main examinations will consist of objective-type questions. And the time and accuracy are the keys to score well in the objective-type examinations. We suggest you adapt to these conditions from the initial stages of the preparations.
Start Subject-wise Preparations
After completing all the activities, the platform is set for the preparations now. We always recommend that aspirants opt for subject-wise preparations because more than two months are there for the examination. Though the preliminary exam is extremely important, devote time to covering the main examination's syllabus as well. This will even boost your confidence during the IBPS RRB preliminary exam.
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