RRB Group D Exam 2018: The Railway Recruitment Boards’ (RRB) Computer Based Tests (CBT) for recruitment of Level 1 or RRB Group D posts is expected to begin from September 17.
Here are some important details and strategy by Kiran Tomar, Exam Expert, Onlinetyari.com, to help you with your preparation for upcoming RRB Group D 2018 exam:
Tip 1: Exam pattern
The primary focus before beginning any subject-wise preparation is to know and understand exam pattern as well as the syllabus. This will help you to become more familiar with the exam and remove all your fears before the RRB Group D exam.
Note: Please note the above pattern is for the first stage of examination, i.e. CBT or Computer Based Test only.
Tip 2: Understanding the exam details
There are a few minute details which every student should remember while preparing for RRB Group D 2018 examination, including:
- The exam will be conducted in three stages, viz, CBT or Computer Based Test; PET or Physical Efficiency Test, and lastly, document verification
- There will be negative marking in RRB Group D CBT Test (Stage-1). 1/3rd portion of total marks for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer
- Only objective type questions will be asked in CBT or Computer Based Test for RRB Group D.
Students who clear Railways Group D CBT exam will be called for PET or Stage 2 of the exam. Please note students need to clear this stage of the examination and then only they will be called for the final stage, i.e. document verification.
Tip 3: Subject-wise strategy and important topics for preparation:
To master this area, you need to combine skills with strategy. This section tests your ability to interpret and comprehend graphical data and then answer the questions that follow. It is essential that you need to have an idea of all the types of questions that are asked so that you can attempt them in the correct manner.
- Ratio and Proportion
- Time and Work
- Compound Interest and Simple Interest
- The reasoning section, being a vast section, comprises a number of topics
- This section is considered both challenging and exciting part by most of the aspirants
- The only way to excel in reasoning section is developing an in-depth understanding of logic and regular practice.
- Blood Relation
- Statement Argument
- The preparation for science and technology section is quite different. First things first, finding the right study material is still a problem
- Piling up a huge stock of books and resources available in the market and cramming them up is NOT a solution. Mostly, all of the questions from the science and technology section are analytical/conceptual in nature
- A lot of them hold relevance because of the events going on around us. So, current affairs across the world go in-sync with your conceptual knowledge. All you need here is the right approach. RRB ALP general science exam is divided into three categories, which are, life science, physics, and chemistry
- A candidate can expect around three to four questions from each of these topics.
- Life Processes
- Sources of Energy
- Acid Bases and Salts
- Metals and Non-Metals
- Chemical Reactions
- Units and Measurement
- Electricity and Magnetism
Most candidates are able to secure good marks in this section but there are a significant number of questions which candidates might find confusing. Watch current affair videos daily, read PDFs, and newspaper; note down important points, and revise them on regular basis.
Maximum questions in this section are generally asked from the topics on current affairs in science and technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics and any other subjects of importance.
Tip 4: Practice, learn, practice, learn and practice more and learn more:
After understanding the exam pattern and syllabus, the next most crucial step is to be prepared by practising as much as possible.
Here are a few tips to remember while practising:
- Remember you are practising to crack only CBT or Computer Based Test. Therefore, keep your focus clear, crisp, and focused
- Learn from your mistakes each time you attempt a mock test
- Try to avoid same mistakes and try to understand by viewing the method or explanation for the correct answer.
‘The more the merrier’, a quote apt in every stage of life, but mostly during exam-time. The more you practice the less are the chances that you will make a mistake in the actual RRB Group D 2018 exam.
Avoid stress while practising. It is necessary to practice but it is also necessary not to practice too much. If practising is causing you stress, then try to move back to learning and switch to another subject.
Tip 5: Build speed and accuracy
The last and most important part while preparing for RRB Group D 2018 examination is to have accuracy and speed.
Here are some tips to build your speed and accuracy during the exam:
- Try to answer questions you know while you are practising.
- Analyse what you have answered correct and wrong; understand the reasons mentioned in the explanation or solutions
- Decrease the time taken to attempt each mock test
- If you follow all five steps mentioned above, we ensure that you will definitely be well-prepared for the Railways Group D 2018 examination.
Best of luck to you!