RBI Grade B Phase I : Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducted Phase I online examination for recruitment of Grade B Officers on 22nd November 2015 in two shifts.

Below is a review of RBI Grade B Phase I exam prepared by our academic experts. This includes exams analysis as well as expected cutoffs for RBI Grade B Phase I 2015.

Pattern of RBI GRADE B PHASE I

Sections No of questions Marks Time
1 Reasoning 60 60 2 Hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3 English Language 30 30
4 General Awareness 80 80
Total 200 200

RBI GRADE B PHASE I EXAM ANALYSIS

Overall the exam was tough and good number of attempts in the exam were 110-120.

English
English was easy to moderate and candidates could easily attempt 18-25 Questions. Topic wise break up of the section.

Spot the error  – 5
Reading Comprehension ( Brazil’s Economy) -10
Para jumble( 7 Sentence Parajumble about India, China) -5
Cloze test (About Inequality )  -10

Reasoning 
Overall, the Reasoning section was moderate to difficult. A good number of attempts in the exam were 28-35. Topics from which  questions were asked:
Puzzles : 10
Seating Arrangement : 10
Coding Decoding : 5
Data Sufficiency : 5
Input Output Machine : 5
Inequality : 5
Syllogism  : 10
Misc : 10

Quantitative Aptitiude
Quantitative Aptitude was the most difficult section of the test and a good number of attempts in this section were 11-15. Topics from which questions were asked:
DI :  10
Caselets : 5
Series : 5
Arithmetic Questions( Age,Boats,Percentage, Boats and Streams etc) : 10

General  Awareness
Overall, the GA section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 45-50 questions. Questions covered topics such as National and International Affairs, World Organisations, Banking abbreviations, Dates and Days, Books and authors, Census, etc.

Schemes launched by Modi Government in last 1 year were focus of many questions in the exam.

Expected Cutoff for RBI Grade B Phase I

Expected Cut-offs

Sr. No.

Section

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

PwD (OH/HI/VH)

 1

General Awareness

34

29

25

25

21

 2

English

14

12

10

10

8

 3

Quantitative Aptitude

9

8

6

5

3

 4

Reasoning

23

19

17

16

14

Total

101

90

82

64

64

 

Candidates let us and others know how was your exam? What are your thoughts about various sections? How many questions did you attempt in individual sections, especially quantitative aptitude?
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RBI Grade B Phase I Expected Cutoff and Exam Analysis
  • Anuj

    I think the cut offs in Reasoning and quantitative aptitude will be more less.

    For Reasoning it would be between 17- 22

    For Quantitative Aptitude it would be between
    7-11

    Overall cut off for General expected 85-95

    • Vaibhav

      How was your attempt Anuj? Hopeful?

  • GauriJai

    I did GA – 36, QA – 7, Reas – 21, Eng – 26

    • Vaibhav

      QA attempt is less GauriJai

  • sanket Lagad

    Quanti section was quite difficult

    • Vaibhav

      Yes it was.. It required more than 20-25 minutes to solve

      • Anuj

        And reasoning too was not that much easy.

  • Anuj

    Sir kindly upload some starting tips for phase 2. Like from where to start our preparation and how much deep to go in the topics. Important topics for English essays and all.

  • Esha

    Test wise and total cut – off marks in Phase- I (ON-LINE) examination held on November 22, 2015, for shortlisting the candidates for Phase-II examination for the post of Officers Grade-B (General)- DR-BY-2015

    Section

    Category

    GENERAL

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    PWD (OH/HI/VH)

    GENERAL AWARENESS
    (Maximum Marks = 80) 20.00 16.00 14.25 14.25 14.25
    REASONING
    (Maximum Marks = 60) 15.00 12.00 10.75 10.75 10.75
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE
    (Maximum Marks = 30) 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
    QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
    (Maximum Marks = 30) 7.50 6.00 5.25 5.25 5.25
    TOTAL SCORE/ Aggregate
    (Maximum Marks = 200) 88.50 78.50 74.50 74.50 74.50