Toppers Talk

Toppers Talk


In the pre-exam, we have two subjects math and reasoning. For math, the basic calculation is must,  5 to 10 questions are asked on simplification and that too of basic level, anyone can easily do them.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • Reasoning –               40 questions            40 marks.
  • Numerical Ability-     40 questions            40 marks.

A cumulative time of 45 mins is given.

In Reasoning 40 questions are asked which are of 40 marks – coding-decoding, syllogism, inequalities are asked and that too of a simple level. Machine input-output question is not seen much. All these come at a very basic level.

My calculation was very fast in the exam that’s why I was able to CRACK THE EXAM.

  • RRB Rajasthan clerk cutoff was 74 out of 80.
  • In RRB PO I attempted 65 and got 62.5 and in RRB Clerk  I attempted  79 and got 79.

Mains preparation strategy (PO)( 2 hours)

Subjects  -Math, Reasoning, Computer, Hindi/English and GA.

Banking awareness-   I followed banking awareness videos by Gaurav Garg Sir on  Current Affairs at Studyiq Youtube channel.

  • Banking Awareness
  • Countries/Currencies
  • UNO
  • Indian and International Economy
  • Marketing
  • Banking Terms
  • Awards and Honors
  • RBI & Its Functions
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Finance
  • Fiscal Monetary Policies
  • Agriculture
  • Repo and Reverse Repo Rate
  • History of Banking

Preliminary Exams strategy —

The reasoning was my favorite subject. I always did one-liner questions first in the exam followed by the two liners and at last the puzzle and sitting arrangement.

Try to solve 40 questions in 18/19 minutes.

For Math, I gave 23/24 minutes –starting with simplification questions at first followed by Data Interpretation questions then, the arithmetic questions.


  • Learn squares up to 40 and cube up to 25
  • Give daily quizzes on 2-3 applications.
  • Give mock and do the analysis of them.
  • For Pre give 2/3 mock
  • For Mains give 10/12 mock

For Hindi

  • NCERT of Hindi for classes 9-12, revise  NCERT  of Hindi 2-3 times.
  • I scored 31 marks out of 40 in Hindi.
  • Vyakaran
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Mistakes
  • Paragraphs

Computer: Lucent book

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Software and Hardware Fundamentals
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Networking
  • Basic Knowledge of Internet
  • MS Office
  • History of Computers
  • Database
  • Security Tools
  • History and Future of Computers
  • Virus, Hacking


In Mains, I scored 17 marks more than the final cutoff.

In the Final cutoff, I got only 0.55 marks more from the final cutoff.

In the Interview, I scored 11 out of 20.

In Interview

  • Personality is
  • Psychology is judged
  • Current topics are asked.
  • Don’t lie.
  • 3-4 banking questions were asked and rest were related to my background and graduation subjects.

Do practice of the subjects more than to study only.

I studied Math but I practised it more, I helped my friends in math only because I practiced more.

I want to thank Gaurav Garg sir for the series of daily current affairs on Studyiq Youtube channel.

I wish you all the very best.

Thank you