RBI Grade B 2019 (Phase-II) preparatory program

General Details

Exam: Exam for selection of officers in RBI Grade B (DR)-General (Phase-II)

Topics/Subjects to be covered: The complete syllabus of Paper-I: Economic and Social Issues, Paper II: English (Writing Skills) and Paper-III: Finance and Management

Start date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Number of sessions: 70 full-length classes (Comprising both pre-recorded and live sessions)

Length of sessions: Live sessions should last between 90 to 150 minutes; the recording duration of pre-recorded classes would be mostly between 60 to 90 minutes and they should take 2-3 hours to complete for an average student

Program validity: September 30, 2019

Medium of instruction: English

Program fee (after applying an inaugural discount of 35%): INR 15,000 INR 9,750 (Adding GST @18%, the payable amount becomes INR 11,505)

Content & Coverage

You will get access to pre-recorded video classes, live sessions, recordings of live classes, and a closed community for general/academic discussion, queries, and resolution of doubts.

Session Plan: A rough break-up of sessions is given below.

-> Economic and Social Issues: 25 sessions

-> English (Writing Skills): 15 sessions

-> Finance: 15 sessions

-> Management: 15 sessions

Practice Material: All students will get access to Oliveboard's Complete RBI Grade B 2019 package (priced at INR 3,999) that will include:

-> 10 RBI Grade B Phase-I Mocks

-> 25 RBI Grade B Phase-II Mocks (10 ESI + 15 F&M)

-> ESI Study Material

-> F&M Study Material

-> Other material for Phase-I prep like Topic Tests, Sectional Tests, High Level Reasoning Tests, GK Supplement, etc.

* Students will not be required to pay anything extra for Oliveboard's package mentioned above. The access will be included in the program fee.

Eligibility & Requirements

Eligibility: Only those students are eligible for this exam who have scored 60% marks in their 10th, 12th and graduation. So please make sure you are eligible before enroling.

Familiarity: Only those students are expected to enrol for the program who are familiar with Meritshine's pedagogy and style of delivery. Please do not enrol if you aren't comfortable with our style of teaching, or have got any kind of doubts or apprehensions regarding the quality, coverage, or any other matter.

Computer & Internet: You need to have a very good, stable internet connection to attend the live classes. Also, a desktop/laptop is the preferred mode to attend the live sessions, though you can do so on a mobile device as well. However, for watching the pre-recorded video classes and recordings of live sessions, there's not much difference in terms of user experience on a desktop/laptop and a mobile device, and it depends on the preference of a user only. Also, for watching the pre-recorded video classes and the recordings of live sessions, a slightly inferior internet connection may also do the job for you. For that you will need to download the videos on a mobile device (Android 4.4 and above) first, and then watch them. It can give you a seamless experience despite not having a great internet connection.

Mode of Delivery

Live classes: We will conduct live sessions over the platform of GoToWebinar. The time will be 09:00 PM for all the live sessions. It will work on both laptop/desktop and mobile devices. Because of the interactive nature of the live sessions, the experience is generally found to be a little better on computers.

Recorded sessions: You will be able to watch the recordings of live sessions if you miss a particular session or you want to repeat some part of it. You will be given access to a portal where all the pre-recorded classes and live sessions' recordings will be available till September 30, 2019. You may watch a video multiple times also if needed. However, if a login ID is found to be used on multiples devices and/or multiple locations regularly, or videos are found to be played for an inordinate amount of time, it will be considered a suspicious activity and your account might be suspended because of it.

Downloading of videos: You will be able to download the pre-recorded classes and live sessions' recordings in your mobile device for offline use later. However, this will be possible only through an android app (we will share the details of this app after enrolment) which will work in a similar manner as Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video do. You can download the videos but you will not be able to extract them out of the device. The good part about this feature is that you will not be required to go online every time you want to watch even a small section of a session again. It will also save your internet data, and will be particularly useful for those students who don't have a great internet connection. This app will be available only for Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and above. Those students who intend to use only a computer to watch the videos will need to connect to the internet every time they want to watch them.

How To Enrol

Please click on the link given below and pay the program fee. Please bear these things in mind.

1. Please make the payment only if you are 100% sure you want to pursue the course and possess the necessary infra to run it smoothly. It will be impossible for us to refund the fee.

2. You will need to make a login ID on the portal before buying the course.

3. Please put your name, mobile number, e-mail ID and postal address, wherever asked, very carefully.

4. Do not share the login credentials of this portal with anybody. All the activity here is traced by us. This is the portal where you will get the links for all the live sessions, and you will be able to watch the pre-recorded classes and recordings of live sessions.

5. You will get an automated payment confirmation e-mail once you complete the payment successfully. You don't need to do anything after that. You will get another e-mail from us within 24 hours of making the payment that will contain further instructions. Also, please add info@meritshine.com into your address books to prevent our e-mail from going into the junk/spam/marketing folder.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who will teach in this program?
A. There will only be three teachers - Abhishek, Samir and Ratnabha. You should check their sessions on our YouTube channel before making up your mind about this program.

Q. What would be the schedule of sessions?
A. You will get the schedule for upcoming two weeks, and we will keep updating it. It will have the release dates of all the pre-recorded classes as well as the dates of live sessions.

Q. How does a combination of pre-recorded videos and live classes work? What is the structure like?
A. We will try to cover the static concepts and fundamentals of subjects in pre-recorded sessions, so that you can watch them at your own pace. You are still expected to treat each pre-recorded session like a live class and do it on the day of the release itself. It will be similar to a live class, and you will need to keep pausing the video in between and following the instructions. So depending on your comfort level with a particular subject, a pre-recorded session should take anything from 2 to 3 hours for you to complete. The live sessions will be dedicated to doubt resolution and other things that we think may require interaction.

Q. How would we prepare for Phase-I of the exam?
A. Though there is some content included in it for Phase-I prep (please check the tab "Content & Coverage"), this is primarily a Phase-II program. Phase-I should not trouble those of you who have already prepared for Bank PO exams. You may use our YouTube channel for a quick revision of the subjects tested in Phase-I, which should be enough, given the qualifying nature of Phase-I. Those who are planning to appear for exams like SBI PO alongside should ideally join our SBI PO 2019 program separately. That will be more than adequate for their Phase-I prepration.

Q. Would the pre-recorded videos look like the recordings of live classes?
A. No, they will look and sound much better since they will be recorded for this purpose only.

Q. What if somebody misses a live session or wants to repeat it?
A. Yes, it can be done by going to a portal for which you will get login credentials. You will be able to watch the recording of any particular live session a day after the session has been conducted.

Q. How many times can I watch a pre-recorded video or the recording of a live session?
A. There is no limit as such to the number of times you can watch them. If required, you can do it multiple times, as long as you don't misuse it.

Q. What is the meaning of "misuse" of videos?
A. This program is designed for a single person, and has been priced accordingly. You are not supposed to share your login credentials with others. So as long as you are not planning to do that, you don't have a reason to worry.

Q. What is the data consumption while attending the live sessions?
A. Though it varies depending upon the content of the session, the data consumed during a session rarely exceeds 500 MB. Most of the times, it is less than that. However, we recommend having a good data plan since this course will require availability of good internet at every stage.

Q. What is the size of the recorded sessions?
A. Live sessions' recordings are much lighter. A session of around 2 hours will be roughly around 150 MB only. We will capture only the content, not the webcams, while recording the sessions to make the sessions easier to re-watch, download and store in the mobile devices.

Q. What is the size of the pre-recorded classes?
A. The size of pre-recorded video classes will generally vary from 200 to 500 MB, depending upon the type of content.

Q. Should I go for the program if I want to attend the sessions on a mobile device?
A. Yes, you can, if your device runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) or above.

Q. Is iPhone/iPad not supported?
A. No, the app required to run the videos isn't available for iOS yet. You will need either an Android phone or a computer.

Q. Are we expected to buy any other books or practice material separately?
A. No, you don't need to buy anything else. We will give you the kit to study and take tests as mentioned above under the tab "Content & Coverage". If we feel the need, we may give you some extra material to study.

Q. How would our doubts be resolved?
A. Through a closed community, much like the "Meritshine Study Group" on facebook, but much better managed and controlled since the number of students will be much smaller. Though we always try to respond to every single student on any of our platforms, please don't apply if you expect "individual doubt solving sessions" from the teachers. It will not be a practical expectation. In fact, it is just a buzzword generally used for selling classroom programs. Nothing works better than collective wisdom if the people are smart, like-minded and focused. Having said that, we will be available to you guys all the time for contributing to the discussions and helping with your questions. No queries go unanswered on the platform unless they are irrelevant or repeated. Our past students can vouch for that. All the students are expected to visit the page regularly and participate. There will be no spam or uselss talk over there, just what you need - relevant academic stuff.

Q. What would be the frequency of sessions?
A. It will vary. We will start wih three sessions per week for the first two weeks. After that we will increase the frequency to five sessions per week, and may be seven sessions per week, depending on the date of the exam as announced by RBI.

Q. Would the sessions be on weekdays or weekends? What will be the timing of sessions?
A. Sessions can be conducted both on weekdays and on weekends. The students will come to know about the exact schedule for the next two weeks in advance so that they can plan accordingly. The time for both pre-recorded and live sessions will be 09:00 PM, irrespective of the day of the week.

Q. Can I enrol for a particular subject only?
A. We are sorry; that's not an option, not currently at least.

Q. Would the videos saved in a mobile device for offline use not work after the course validity expires?
A. Yes, they will not work after the expiry of course validity.

P.S. If you still have a query, you may write to us at info@meritshine.com.