RBI Grade B Exam Analysis - Phase I & II Exam Analysis

The RBI Grade B exam analysis will help candidates understand the type of questions asked in the exam and in also knowing the important topics with respect to the examination.

The RBI Grade B Officer exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase I Online Examination
  • Phase II Online Examination
  • Interview
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There are certain ways in which reviewing the RBI Grade B exam analysis will prove to be of help to the aspiring and appearing candidates. This includes:

  1. Understanding the exam pattern well
  2. Apprehending the level of examination
  3. Analysing the type of questions asked in the exam
  4. Knowing the important topics with respect to the examination

In this article, we bring to you the detailed exam analysis for the RBI Grade B Phase I and Phase II examination.

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RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Analysis 2019

The RBI Grade B Officer exam is conducted in three stages and the prelims exam or the phase I examination is the first stage of the Grade B exam.

In 2019, the RBI Grade B Phase I exam was conducted on November 9, 2019. Given below is the exam pattern for the RBI Grade B prelims exam:

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern for Phase – I
Sections No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Awareness 80 80 A composite time of 120 minutes is provided to the candidate.
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
English Language 30 30
Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 200

Candidates can check the detailed RBI Grade B syllabus at the linked article.

The exam was conducted in two shifts and given below is the overall RBI Grade B exam analysis for the phase I examination 2019:

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2019- Phase I (Overall)
Shift Level of Exam Good Attempts
Shift 1 Moderate to Difficult 123-130
Shift 2 Moderate to Difficult 125-134

The overall level of the exam was moderately difficult and the candidates can check the RBI Grade B cut off for the 2019 recruitment at the linked article.

The section-wise RBI Grade B exam analysis has been discussed below:

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2019- Phase I (Section-wise)
Shift Subject Level of Exam Good Attempts
Shift 1 English Language Moderate  25-28
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 21-23
Reasoning Ability Moderate to Difficult 31-33
General Awareness Moderate 42-48
Shift 2 English Language Moderate  23-27
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 23-25
Reasoning Ability Moderate to Difficult 31-34
General Awareness Moderate to Difficult 41-45

Candidates willing to apply for the upcoming RBI exams, can visit the linked article for more information. 

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2019 – Section-wise

Below we have discussed the topics from which questions were asked from each section in the RBI Grade B section-wise exam analysis for the prelims exam conducted on November 9, 2019.

  • English Language

The table given below gives the distribution of questions asked from each topic in the two shifts of the RBI Grade B English Language section:

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2019 – English Language
Topic Number of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
Reading Comprehension 12 12
Error Spotting 4 5
Match the Columns 3
Para Jumble/ Sentence Rearrangement 5 5
Fill in the Blanks 5
Vocabulary 3
Cloze Test 6

The reading comprehensions were based on:

  • Financial Inclusion
  • Job Hunt
  • Financial Services
  • Extinction of bees

The overall level of this section was moderate.

  • Quantitative Aptitude

The table given below shows the distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section for the two shifts in which the exam was conducted on November 9, 2019:

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude
Topic Number of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
Data Interpretation 10 11
Number Series 6 4
Simplification/Approximation 5 4
Miscellaneous (Word Problems) 9 11

The data interpretation questions included one bar graph and one caselet questions in both the shifts and the miscellaneous word problems were from the topics given below:

  • Time & Work
  • Mensuration
  • Age Problems
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Mixture & Alligation
  • Partnership
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion

The overall level of the exam was between moderate to difficult.

  • Reasoning Ability

The table given below shows the distribution of questions from different topics of the reasoning ability syllabus that were asked in the RBI Grade B phase I examination:

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2019 – Reasoning Ability
Topic Number of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 30 27
Inequalities 3
Coding & Decoding 5 3
Machine Output 5 5
Syllogism  3 3
Statement-Assumption 2 2
Direction Test 5
Miscellaneous 12 15

Given below are the type of puzzles and seating arrangement questions which were asked in the reasoning section:

  • Linear Arrangement
  • 7 Boxes vertical arrangement
  • 12 people circular sitting arrangement
  • Floor based puzzle
  • Data Arrangement (3 countries, 9 people & 9 colours)

Overall the level of this section was moderate to difficult

  • General Awareness

10 to 12 questions were asked from the Static GK and banking awareness section and others from the general awareness and current affairs.

Other areas from which questions were asked in this section included sports, business, science and technology, and books and authors. It is also to be noted that maximum current affairs questions came from the events and happenings that occurred from August to October 2019. 

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RBI Grade B Phase II Exam Analysis

Aspirants who are waiting for the RBI Grade B notification to be released, must visit the linked article for more information.

Given below is the RBI Grade B Phase II exam pattern has been given below in brief:

RBI Grade B Officer Exam Pattern for Phase – II
Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Duration (in minutes) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper-II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 90 100

The overall level of the phase II examination was moderate and discussed below is the section-wise exam analysis for the RBI Grade B mains examination.

  • Economics & Social Issues

The questions asked in this section included:

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Funds allocated in MNREGA
  • PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
  • Ayushman Bharat
  • SDG Index (Health)
  • Initiatives are taken by the HRD ministry
  • GDP estimation according to Economic Survey
  • India’s GDP forecast according to IMF
  • MSF/SLR 
  • Amount of sanctioned issued to Maharashtra Government by ADB
  • Loan sanctioned by World Bank to an Indian State
  • Question related to Union Budget (scheme allocation)
  • SDG- Global Green Fund
  • FDI
  • Amount of Capital Infused by the Union Government in Public Sector Banks
  • Robot Bank launched by which bank?

Overall the level of this section was moderate and not very difficult. 

  • Writing Skills
  1. The reading comprehensive was based on the International Monetary Fund
  2. The topics for the precis writing were: Capital Account & Convertibility
  3. The topics which were asked for the essay writing included: 5G Technology in India; Value of Vote in Democracy; Higher Education: Issues & Challenges

For any further information regarding the RBI Grade B result, candidates can visit the linked article.

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