RBI Grade B Phase I Exam Analysis/Review 9th November 2019(All shifts)

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis (November 09, 2019)

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis

The RBI Grade B Prelims (Phase-1) exam 2019 was held on November 09, 2019. So we are here with RBI Grade B exam analysis (overall) along with all information of this exam. We are sharing a number of good attempts, level, memory based questions asked in GA, new pattern questions etc.

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RBI Grade B Phase 1- Analysis (Overall)

The RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam of 2019 consisted of all the sections having easy to moderate level questions. The exam overall could be considered as approachable. Any candidate with an attempt of 125+ questions can be said to be on the safer side. Detailed RBI Grade B 2019 exam analysis.

SectionNo. of Qs/MarksGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness 80 42-47 Moderate
Reasoning Ability 60 32-35 Moderate to Difficult
English Language 30 23-27 Easy to Moderate
Numerical Ability 30 20-24 Easy to Moderate
Overall 200 105-125 Moderate

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RBI Grade B Phase 1 - Exam Analysis November 09, 2019 for Quantitative Aptitude (1st shift)

The detailed RBI Grade B Phase 1 analysis 2019 of all the chapters (Quantitative Aptitude Section) along with the number of questions asked from each chapter/topic of the RBI Grade B exam that was held on November 09, 2019 is as follows:

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

RBI Grade B Phase 1- Exam Analysis November 09, 2019 for General awareness (1st shift)

This section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 comprised 80 questions with 80 marks with a time limit of 25 minutes. The section was of easy to moderate level. Anyone who attempted 55+ questions can be said to be on the safer side. All questions asked were easy and direct. Detailed RBI Grade B paper analysis for General awareness is provided below.

  • Maximum questions were from September and October, only one question from November month and few of them were from August.
  • Questions from sports, business, science and technology, and books and authors were also asked.
  • Budget and Economic Survey questions were also there.

General Awareness Questions Asked in November 09, 2019 (1st Shift)

  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the-?
  • Who beats John Millman to win the Japan Open 2019?
  • India-Maldives joint military exercise ‘Ex EKUVERIN – 2019’ culminated with an impressive closing ceremony held in which city?
  • G20 2020 summit will be held in which city?
  • Rudrasagar Lake, also known as Rudijala, is a lake located in?
  • The first Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Ladakh?
  • Lalji Tandon is an Indian politician serving as the 22nd and current Governor of?
  • Headquarter of Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
  • Country that has opened the largest solar farm in Southeast Asia?
  • The headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA?
  • Where is the headquarters of UN-Habitat?
  • In which state, the Ratapani Tiger Reserve has been located?
  • Headquarter of Laxmi Vilas Bank?
  • Largest solar park of India is located in which state?
  • Greta Thunberg (climate activist) belongs to which country?
  • Capital of Finland?

RBI Grade B Exam Phase 1 - Analysis November 09, 2019 for Reasoning Ability (1st shift)

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

Topic CoveredNo. 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

RBI Grade B Exam Phase 1 - Analysis November 09, 2019 for English Language (1st shift)

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

Topic CoveredNo. of Questions
Cloze test 5
Fillers 5
Error Detection 4
Word Replacement 5
2 RC 12

Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in RBI Grade B?


No, a candidate must have completed his/her graduation. If he/she is in the final year of graduation then they cannot apply.


Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in RBI Grade B Exam?


Yes, negative marking for wrong answers in CBTs is 1/4th of the marks for that question.


In RBI Grade B Exam, Can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, RBI Grade B Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English) exam. You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English.


Do RBI Grade B Officers get a pension?


No, under the ambit of NPS currently there is no pension scheme for RBI employees.


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?


RBI Grade B  2021 Exam will be in online mode.




Yes. RBI Grade B Exam has sectional and overall cut-off .


Is RBI Grade B Officer job transferable?


Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting.


How many attempts are there in RBI Grade B?


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.


What is the age limit for the RBI Grade B posts?


The minimum age limit for the candidates is 21 years & the maximum age should not be more than 30 years.


Will there be any interview after the written result ?


Yes. There will be a final phase of Interview after RBI Grade B Phase I & Phase II.


Is it possible to crack this exam in first attempt ?


To crack any exam, one needs a complete preparation strategy,along with the complete exam information. If you are dedicated towards your goal, you would surely be able to crack the exam in first attempt.


Is the exam Bilingual ?


Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.


What would be the word limit for ESI and FM Descriptive paper?


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.

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