RBI Officer Grade B Exam Analysis 2017

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RBI Officer Grade B Exam AnalysisRBI Officer Grade B Exam Analysis 2017: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on July 7 has conducted the Phase 2 exam of Grade B Officers. More than 3900 candidates had appeared in the RBI Officer Grade B Phase 2 exam. Most of the candidates who had appeared in the exam found the question paper to be moderate to difficult. The Phase 2 exam comprised of three papers – Paper 1 Economic and Social Issues, Paper 2 English and Paper 3 Finance and Management. The overall level of Paper 1 and 2 was moderate while questions in Paper 3 were mostly theoretical. The RBI Officer Grade B exam analysis of Phase 2 is provided on this page. Candidates can check the exam analysis to get an idea of paper pattern, difficulty level, expected cutoff, number of good attempts, distribution of questions etc. Read below the exam analysis of RBI Officer Grade B 2017.

 

 

 

RBI Officer Grade B overall Exam analysis 2017 of Phase 2

Candidates can check below the overall exam analysis of RBI Officer Grade B.

Papers Difficulty level
Paper 1 Economic and Social Issues Moderate
Paper 2 English Moderate
Paper 3 Finance and Management Moderate to difficult
Overall Moderate to difficult

RBI Officer Grade B Sectional analysis 2017 of Phase 2

The Paper 1 and 3 of RBI Officer Grade B carried objective type questions whereas, Paper 2 had descriptive type questions. Each paper carries 100 marks. As per RBI Officer Grade B sectional analysis, most of the questions in Paper 1 were asked from schemes launched by government and the number of numerical in Paper 3 were less this time. For more details, candidates can check the analysis of each section given below.

Economic and Social Issues

The overall paper of this section was moderate. This section had 30 questions for 1 mark and 35 questions for 2 marks. Questions in this section were asked mostly from governmental schemes, Union Budget, Index/ Report, Sustainable Development, Current Affairs etc. Some of the questions asked in this section are given below.

Engish (Writing Skills)

This section comprised of descriptive type questions. English section comprised of 3 questions – Précis writing, Passage/ Comprehension and Essay. Candidates were given to write essay of 300 words on topics such as Nuclear Power Plant, NPA, Digitization and Ransomware, Merger of SBI, Centralization of Higher Education. The topics of precis and comprehension was based on Gold and Paper currency and Business Forecasting.

Finance and Management

This section carried objective type questions, 30 questions were for 1 mark and 35 questions were for 2 marks. The number of numericals in this section were less this year and numericals were case based. Questions were theoretical and maximum questions were based on Leadership and motivation theory. Candidates were not allowed to use calculators in the exam.

The result of RBI Officer Grade B 2017 of Phase 2 will be declared on or before July 15, 2017. Candidates based on their marks in all the three papers will be selected for Interview. The cutoff RBI Officer Grade B 2017 might range in 180 – 185 marks.


 RBI Officer Grade B Exam Analysis 2017 of Phase I – Quick Glance

The Phase 1 exam of RBI Officer Grade B carried total 200 marks. Each session of RBI Officer Grade Phase 1 online exam was held for 120 minutes. The exam analysis of RBI Officer Grade B is based on the review given by the candidates appearing in both the slots.The question paper of RBI Officer Grade B carries objective type multiple choice questions from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

RBI Officer Grade B 2017 Exam Analysis of Slot 2

The exam analysis of RBI Officer Grade B 2017 of Slot 2 got over. The overall paper of slot 2 was moderate to difficult. Candidates can check below for RBI Officer Grade B 2017 exam analysis of slot 2.

RBI Officer Grade B 2017 overall exam analysis -Slot 2

Section Total Questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Good Score Approximate time taken (in Minutes)
General Awareness 80 Easy – Moderate 46 – 48 40 – 45 30
English Language 30 Moderate – Difficult 20 – 22 18 – 21   20
Quantitative Aptitude 30 Difficult 16 – 18 13 – 15 20
Reasoning 60 Moderate – Difficult 32 – 34 31 – 33 50
Total 200 Moderate – Difficult 115 – 120 105 – 112 120

RBI Officer Grade B Exam Analysis 2017 – Sectional Analysis (Slot 2)

General Awareness

The section had about 30 questions on Banking Awareness and Monetary Policy of RBI. Some of the questions were fundamental questions on banking terminology. Apart from that, there were about 40 questions from Current Affairs. This section was difficult as compared to last year’s RBI Grade B Officer’s Exam.

Topics Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Banking Awareness, Monetary Policies 30 Easy to moderate
Current Affairs  40 Easy to moderate
Miscellaneous General Knowledge ~10 Easy to moderate

English Language 

The section comprised 10 RC questions in total. There were two RC passages which had 5 questions in each passage. No vocabulary questions were asked from RC passages. Most of the questions were inference based and so, were not easy. The second Reading Comprehension passage was lengthy. Other topics that came in the exam included Sentence correction, Idiom usage, Fill in the blanks, Sentence improvement, Statement Connection, etc. No para jumble and cloze test questions came this time. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was moderate to difficult.

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Reading Comprehension (5X2) 10 Moderate to difficult
Sentence Correction (Spot the Error) 4-5 Moderate to difficult
Sentence Completion (Phrase based) 2 Moderate to difficult
Fill in the blanks (Two words) 3 Difficult
Statement Connection 3 Difficult
Idiom usage 3 Difficult
Identify correct statements 4 Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude 

This year there were no questions based on  Number Series and Quadratic Inequalities in this section. There were 15 questions on Data Interpretation which were split into three sets of 5 questions each. While one set was based on Incomplete Table and additional information, the remaining two were calculative in nature. There were 5 questions on Data Sufficiency as well. Apart from these, there were 10 quantitative aptitude questions which were lengthy, calculative and time consuming.

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
Data Interpretation (Table + Additional Information on Time and Work) 5 Moderate to difficult
Data Interpretation (Double-Pie Chart; Population and Literacy Based) 5 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation (Case-Let Based) 5 Moderate to difficult
Mixtures/Allegation 1 Difficult
Percentage 1 Moderate
Simple Interest/Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 1 Moderate
Mensuration 1 Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Difficult
Partnership 1 Difficult
Probability (Balls based) 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Difficult

Reasoning Ability 

This section comprised of 4 AR sets (Puzzles) which were of moderate to difficult in nature.The overall section was quite lengthy and time consuming.  

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Analytical Reasoning (Circular Seating + Additional Information) 6 Difficult
Analytical Reasoning (Linear Seating / North-South) 5 Moderate to difficult
Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement: 4 Information Based) 5 Moderate to difficult
Floor Arrangement (Additional Information) 5 Moderate to difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy to moderate
Mathematical Inequalities 5 Easy
Input – Output 6 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy to moderate
Direction 4 Easy to moderate
Syllogism (Statement Conclusion) 5 Moderate
Logical Reasoning (Cause and Effect, Course of Action, Inference, Strong and Weak Argument etc.) 11 Moderate to difficult

RBI Officer Grade B 2017 exam analysis of Slot 1 

The overall paper of RBI Officer Grade B 2016 was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty. Candidates can check below for expected RBI Officer Grade B exam analysis.

RBI Officer Grade B overall exam analysis 2017 -Slot 1

Section Total Questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Approxiate time taken (in Minutes)
General Awareness 80 Moderate 39-43 30
Reasoning 60 Moderate – Difficult 33 – 36 50
English Language 30 Easy – Moderate 11-13 20
Quantitative Aptitude 30 Moderate – Difficult 9-12 20
Total 200 Moderate – Difficult 89-97 120

RBI Officer Grade B Exam Analysis 2017 – Sectional Analysis

The sectional analysis of RBI Officer Grade B provides an insight into the difficulty level of each section, distribution of questions, weightage of topics, difficulty of each topic etc. Candidates can check the RBI Officer Grade B analysis of each section.

General Awareness

This section comprised of 80 questions carrying total 80 marks. This section was moderate. Questions were asked from static GK, banking and recent current affairs. No questions were asked from budget and economy survey.

Reasoning

Questions in this section were asked from arrangement, blood relation, statement and conclusions, coding and decoding, input and output, syllogism and inequalities. The level of Reasoning was moderate to difficult. There were  4 puzzles and sitting Arrangement based on pattern – Linear North- South, Students and class (Odd Even), Month based Puzzle and Floor based Puzzle with salary.

Topic-wise distribution of questions

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Input – Output 6 Difficult
Logical Reasoning 11 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles (Linear, Circular, and Floor) 20 Moderate-Difficult
Inequality 5 Moderate
Syllogism 7 Moderate
 Direction 3 Moderate
Total 60 Moderate

English Language

This section carried total 30 questions based on Reading Comprehension, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, cloze test and para completion. Questions were of easy to moderate level. There were two set of RC on Banking System in Britain and European countries and their currencies (Euro). 

Topic-wise distribution of questions

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  12 Moderate
Double fillers 5 Moderate
Idioms and Phrases  3 Difficult
Sentence Correction  5 Difficult
Total 30 Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude:

Quantitative Aptitude section of RBI Officer Grade B slot 1 was moderate to difficult. Total 30 questions were asked in this section. There were three sets of DI one form time and work another one based on double pie chart and the third one was based on water and tank. Questions were asked from Data Interpretation, Data sufficiency, Percentages, Ratios, Time Speed & distance, Time & Work and Partnership etc.

Topic-wise distribution of questions

Topic No. of Questions Level
Inequalities (New Pattern) 5 Difficult
Data Interpretation (Tabular and Bar graph) 15 Difficult
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 10 Difficult
Total 30 Difficult

RBI Officer Grade B 2017 Result

The result of RBI Officer Grade B of Phase 1 exam will be declared in last week of June 2017. Candidates who will secure minimum marks for each test as well as in aggregate will be shortlisted for Phase 2 exam. The RBI Officer Grade B result will be announced online by RBI.

RBI Officer Grade B 2017 Cutoff

RBI will release the cutoff score of RBI Officer Grade B Phase 1 few days after the declaration of result. The RBI Officer Grade B cut off 2017 of Phase 1 exam will be decided by RBI on the basis of total marks of exam, number of candidates appearing in the exam, difficulty level and number of vacancies. Based on the RBI Officer Grade B cutoff of Phase 1, candidates will be selected for Phase 2 exam.

RBI Officer Expected Cutoff 2017

Expected RBI Cut Off for Grade-B   (Phase- I Examination – 2017)
Section Cut Off Marks
General awareness 19 – 22
Reasoning 14 – 17
English Language   7 – 9
Quantitative Aptitude 7 – 11
Total Marks  100 – 105

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