RBI Grade B Exam Analysis, Phase 1 & Phase 2 Review

By Ajay | Updated on: May 28, 2022

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RBI Grade B 2022 Analysis

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis

 The RBI Grade B 2022 exam was held on May 28, 2022. To help kick-start your exam preparation, you need to stay updated with respect to the last years' exams which will eventually help in forming a study plan. For those who are planning to appear in RBI Grade B 2023 exam, checking the exam analysis will prove extremely beneficial for you. Therefore we are sharing the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam analysis for the year 2022 for you to see and analyze. 

RBI Grade B Phase 1 2022 Exam Analysis 

RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 2022 was of 'moderate to difficult' level. All in all, the exam could be regarded as tough. Most students found Quantitative Aptitude section to be tough. Have a look at the video below to have a detailed idea of the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 2022.

RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 Exam Cut off 

RBI has released the RBI Grade B Phase 1 cut-off on June 27, 2022. Please look at the table below for RBI Grade B Phase 1 cut off.

SectionCategory
General/UREWSOBCSCSTPwBD (VI, HI, LD, MD)
Reasoning (Maximum Marks = 60) 9.00 9.00 6.00 4.75 4.75 4.75
English Language (Maximum Marks = 30) 4.50 4.50 3.00 2.25 2.25 2.25
Quantitative Aptitude (Maximum Marks = 30) 4.50 4.50 3.00 2.25 2.25 2.25
Total Score/ Aggregate (Maximum Marks = 200) 63.75 63.75 60.25 55.25 50.75 49.75

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 1 Exam Analysis

RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 2021 was Moderate to difficult level. All in all, the exam could be regarded as tough. Most students attempted 110+ questions. The cut-off for the same was 66.75 (General). Let’s see the overall analysis of the RBI Grade B 2021 exam.

SectionNo. of QuestionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness 80 50-55 Moderate to Difficult
Reasoning Ability 60 25+ Moderate to Difficult
English Language 30 20 Moderate
Numerical Ability 30 15+ Moderate to Difficult
Overall 200 105-110 Moderate to Difficult

RBI Grade B Phase 1 2021 Exam Analysis (Quantitative Aptitude)

This section was Moderate to Difficult. 15+ questions was a good attempt as per the level. Detailed RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam analysis of Quantitative Aptitude along with the number of questions asked from each chapter/topic of the RBI Grade B exam has been provided below.

Topics CoveredNo. of Questions Asked
Quadratic Equation (New Pattern) 7
Quantity Comparison: column wise 3
DI(Missing): Veg Non Veg , A Hotel and B Hotel Day wise Menu: 10
Caselet DI: Reading Book Pages : Page number : Complete 260 pages 5
Arithmetic: SI & CI, Partnership, Mensuration (True, False), Average, Time & Work 5

RBI Grade B Phase 1 2021 Exam Analysis (General Awareness)

This section was of Moderate to Difficult level. This section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 comprised 80 questions with 80 marks and with a time limit of 25 minutes. Anyone who attempted 50+ questions can be said to be on the safer side. Here are some takeaways from this section.

  • Most of the questions were asked from current affairs.
  • Current Affairs mainly from October 2020 till February 2021 was asked i.e. (4-5 months).
  • The remaining 20 Questions were from Financial Awareness, Government Schemes, and Static Awareness.
  • From Static GK 5-6 questions were asked.
  • 6-7 questions were based on the Union Budget and Economic Issues were there.

RBI Grade B Exam Phase 1 2021 Exam Analysis (English Language)

In this section, the candidate has to attempt 30 questions in a time limit of 25 minutes. The difficulty level of this section was Moderate. An attempt over 20 questions was considered as a good attempt. The topic-wise break up of questions is as follows.

Topic CoveredNo. of Questions
Cloze Test 3
Reading Comprehension (3-4 Passage) 15-20
Statement Error 3
Antonyms and Synonyms 5

RBI Grade B Exam Phase 1 2021 Exam Analysis (Reasoning Ability)

Overall RBI Grade B Reasoning Ability section can be considered Moderate to Difficult. 25+ questions can be said to be a good attempt. The topic-wise breakup of the question has been provided below.

Topic CoveredNo. of Questions
Puzzle & Seating arrangement -5 to 6Ages + Blood RelationshipDay + MonthCircular arrangement 8 PersonsFloor Puzzle: Uncertain Linear Arrangement: 6Q each side 25
Inequality (Reverse) 2
Alphabet Pair 1-2
Logical Reasoning/Analytical 10-12
Coding decoding 1
Syllogism(Reverse) 5
Alphabet Series 1
Data Sufficiency No questions
Input Output No questions

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 2 Analysis

RBI Grade B Phase 2 (DR-General) exam was conducted smoothly all over India on April 01, 2021. The exam was Easy to Moderate. The finance and Management section or Paper 3 was conducted in the morning whereas Paper 1 (ESI) and Paper 2 (English) took place in the afternoon. The Cut off was 187.75 (General). Let’s look at the RBI Grade B (DR-General) Phase 2 exam analysis for 2021 in detail.

RBI Grade B Phase 2 2021- Finance and Management Exam Analysis

The questions asked from this section were straightforward and easy. One can count this section as the most scoring section. Some of the questions that were asked are as follows.

  • Functions of NABARD, SIDBI, EXIM Bank, and NHB
  • A question on Basel norms was asked. What are the pillars of Basel norms?
  • A question on Corporate Governance. Why is it needed? What are the key principles?

Descriptive Questions (10 Markers)

  • A question on Behavioral Reinforcement. Explain negative and positive reinforcement?
  • A major announcement in Budget 2021
  • Difference between Transformational and Transactional leadership

PaperType of Paper and Number of QuestionsLevel of the ExamMaximum MarksDuration (Minutes)
Paper-3 30 Objective type questions Easy 50 30
6 Descriptive type questions were asked, of which candidates were required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (easy level) and 2 of 10 marks each] Easy 50 90
Total Easy 100 120

RBI Grade B Phase 2 2021- Economic and Social Issues Exam Analysis

In the Economic and Social Issues Exam section, 30 multiple choice questions were asked which were of Moderate level. Out of 6 descriptive questions you were required to answer any 4 were required to answer. Some of the questions that were asked from this section are provided below.

  • A question on the Finance commission was asked.
  • There was one question related to poverty with reference to per capita income, inflation and consumption, and safety net programs.
  • Disinvestment measures in budget with respect to strategic and non-strategic sectors and their impact.
  • Demographic transaction impact on economic growth.
  • Change in globalization after financial crisis 2008.

Type of Paper and Number of QuestionsLevel of the ExamMaximum MarksDuration (Minutes)
30 Objective type questions Moderate 50 30
6 questions (Descriptive type) were asked, of which candidates were required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with Moderate level) and 2 of 10 marks each] Moderate 50 90
Total Overall-Moderate 100 120

RBI Grade B Phase 2 2021- English (Writing Skills) Exam Analysis

In this section, RBI had kept the level Easy to Moderate. Questions that were asked in the exam are given below.

Essay Topics:

  • Outsourcing of business
  • Pros and cons of teaching coding to children
  • Prevention is better than cure

PaperType of Paper and Number of QuestionsLevel of the ExamMaximum MarksDuration (Minutes)
Paper-2 3 Descriptive type questions Easy to Moderate 100 90

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FAQs

No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.
No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.
Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.
Candidates belonging to the general category can attempt the examination only 6 times. Whereas, there is no restriction to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.
For Paper 1 (ESI) and Paper 3 (FM) Descriptive Type Paper, the word limit prescribed is - 600 words for 15 marks questions, 400 words for 10 marks questions.
For RBI Grade B Prelims, You have to cover sections like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language and General Awareness. For Mains, you need to cover ESI and FM along with Descriptive English. For a detailed syllabus, you can visit our RBI Grade B syllabus section.
RBI Grade B exam is definitely not a cakewalk. But, one can crack it with 8 to 10 months of full dedication and consistency. You would also need the right direction for the preparation. You can check the Last year’s RBI Grade B Exam Analysis and decide whether it is tough or not.

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