Most of the aspirants of Grade B exam have been under the impression that the notification for the exam will be delayed so why start preparing from now.
Here is the historical trend analysis to help you take decision
2014 was an election year and the exam took place in the month of August, this year again is an election year and there are high chances that exam could happen in August again.
So we are just 6 months away from the Grade B exam.
It’s high time an aspirant should start preparing as the exam has a very comprehensive syllabus especially for Phase 2 topics.
Additionally, the competition is fierce as the number of vacancies are less and there are more than 2 lakh aspirants that appear for the exam. The cut off is very high and thus the preparation has to be thorough.
How to Strategize the Preparation In 6 Months?
Start Today- You need to work on building economics, finance and banking concepts which are the backbone of the exam. Having detailed notes on these topics and practicing the objective questions would help you come up the curve faster.
The syllabus is vast (you could go through our previous write up to know the details of the syllabus) and requires you to invest dedicated hours for studying.
Month 1- Building Concepts
Month 2,3,4,5 – Preparing for the defined topics
Month 6- Practicing Mocks
Preparing For Phases
It is advisable that you start preparing for Phase 1 and Phase 2 simultaneously. There is a general myth in the minds of the students that they would first work towards phase1. They feel that phase –I is kind of prelims and they should spend more time preparing for it than concentrate on phase-II. But let me tell you this is a very bad strategy.
Phase-I is just a qualifying exam- so though you need to invest time for it but do not waste time over-preparing for it. As phase-II is the one which contributes to the final merit list. Phase-I and II occur without much gap. There is only 15 days difference between the Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam. So if you think of preparing for phase –II after the results of phase-I then you are at the wrong side.