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RBI Officers Exam: Tips and Strategies: Scoring High in Descriptive Exam

After RBI Officer written examination phase I, one needs to prepare for the second part, Descriptive Paper. There are some tips that will help the candidates in preparing for the descriptive examination.

Sep 2, 2014 15:01 IST
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The RBI Officer written examination phase I has been completed by the authority and they are gearing up for the second part of the exams. There would be a descriptive examination for the candidates who have successfully gone through to the first round of the examination. The candidates who have given the first round of examination through online mode would have to give the descriptive exams through traditional offline method as it involves physical writing on paper by the candidates.

The candidates would be tested on their particular skills of writing and sentence formation through this examination. Their in-depth knowledge regarding certain issues and events would get tested through the offline descriptive examination. There would be three papers for the descriptive examination which consists of English, Economic and Social issues and Finance & Management. Each of the paper would carry 100 marks and provide 3 hours to the candidates to solve it. The candidates are expected to possess thorough knowledge about the current ongoing events and have a flair for writing.

There are some tips that will help the candidates in preparing for the descriptive examination to get through to the last round of selection which is the personal interview.

  • Repair your loopholes in English:  The descriptive examination contains a paper of English that contains précis writing, comprehension and many such other things that would require a better sense of the language. If you feel insecure about the language and struggle to understand it well, it is the time for you to prepare yourself well. The paper is a scoring one if you can get your concepts clear and write well in the exams. You must start developing your habit of reading English newspapers, magazines, scrolling internet articles and try finding ways to develop your grip in the language. The sentence formation clarity among the candidates is quite necessary and thus needs to get mastered at the very beginning.
  • Get yourself acquainted with Economic and Social Issues: You need to be well aware of whatever is happening around you and should be able to describe them in your own words. The facts and figures regarding any incident or event should be clear to the candidates so that they can provide a balanced answer on their sheets. It is important to involve with the economic conditions of the national and international market and getting an idea about the worldwide social scenario.
  • Make yourself aware of Finance & Management terms: As you are supposed to move to a bank working as officer, you need to be able to have an upper hand on finance & management. You should go through newspapers, journals and magazines dealing with the same and practice wiring them on paper before you go for the examination.
  • Use your own words: It’s always best to avoid whatever printed words are written in the books while giving an exam. Thus you should be well versed with whatever you read and able to write it in your own language in the examination.

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