RBI Grade B Phase 1: Shift 1, 9th November Detailed Exam Analysis

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RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Analysis and Review 9th November 2019, 1st Shift- Exam Level Easy To Moderate

 IBPS has successfully conducted the RBI Grade B 2019 Phase I online exam scheduled on 9th November all across India. RBI Grade B is one of the most reputed exams in the banking sector. This year too, RBI had released the notification for Grade B officer to fill 199 vacancies under General, Department of Economic Policy and Research (DEPR) and Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM). As ixamBee always comes with the review of the bank exams held every year so given below is the detailed analysis of the RBI Grade B 2019 Phase 1 exam.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis (Overall):

The objective type online mode exam of RBI Grade B Phase I consists of four sections – English Language, General Awareness, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Each section has an individual time limit with an overall time limit of 120 minutes or 2 hours. Overall RBI Grade B Phase 1 can be said of easy to moderate level. Any candidate with an attempt of 125+ questions can be said to be on the safer side.

Section Name No of Questions Total Marks Total Time
General Awareness 80 80 25 minutes
English Language 30 30 25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 25 minutes
Reasoning 60 60 45 minutes
Total 200 200 120 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

This section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of 30 questions of 30 marks with a time limit of 25 minutes. The section can be said of easy to moderate level. An attempt of 22+ questions is a good attempt. The topic wise break up of questions are given below

Topic Covered No of Questions
DI- bar graph ( Bollywood/no of views) DI Caselet – truck 10
Arithmetic (Misc.) TSD 10
Approximation 5
Series 5

General Awareness

This section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of 80 questions with 80 marks with a time limit of 25 minutes. The section can be said of easy to moderate level. Anyone who has attempted 55+ questions can be said to be on the safer side. All questions asked were easy and direct.

  • Maximum questions were from September and October, only one question from November month.
  • Budget and Economic Survey

Reasoning

This section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of 60 questions of 60 marks with a time limit of 45 minutes. Overall this section can be said of moderate level. 35+ questions can be said a good attempt. The topic wise breakup question is given below

Topic covered No of questions
Inequality 5
Input Output 5
Data Sufficiency 5
Coding Decoding 3
Syllogism 5
Common Sense Reasoning- Number, Pair (backward, forward), Meaningful   3
Puzzle and Sitting arrangement Linear arrangement in a row, family arrangement Box, circular arrangement, day and floor based puzzle 25
Logical reasoning/ Analytical 10

English Language

This section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of 30 questions of 30 marks with a time limit of 25 minutes. The level of this section can be said- easy to moderate. An attempt of 22+ questions can be said a good try. The topic wise break up of questions are as follows

Topic Covered No of Questions
Cloze test 5
Fillers 5
Error Detection 4
Word Replacement 5
2 RC 12

Now the RBI Grade B Phase 1 is finally over so you must be focussing on the next stage i.e. Phase 2. The cut-off for RBI Grade B Phase 1 can be said to linger around 110 -115 marks but these are just assumptions, not the final merit. To know the exact cut-off you have to wait for the result. ixamBee advised all the candidate not to wait for the result of RBI Grade B Phase 1 and start preparing for the next stage. Do not think too much for the things that are not in your control. You had given your best now time to trust in your capabilities. ixamBee is also there to give you the right guidance and study plan by providing free mocks for RBI Grade B Phase 2. We also provide an online crash course for the same. So do not wait just grab the opportunity as the saying goes- Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.

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