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RBI Grade B Officers 2014 Exam Analysis (Phase I)

RBI Grade B Officers Exam -2014 flagged off on 2rd August, 2014. The 130 minutes test is being conducted in two time slots – morning and evening. It will span over a period of two weeks, ending on 10th August, 2014. 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer while 1/4th marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

The detailed break down of the paper is as follows:
Section Total Questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Good Score Approximate time taken (in Minutes)
General Awareness 80 Easy – Moderate 46-48 42-44 30
English Language 30 Moderate 22-24 20-22 20
Quantitative Aptitude 30 Moderate 22-24 20-22 25
Reasoning 60 Easy – Moderate 48-52 46-49 55
Total 200   138-148 128-137 130

Expected Cutoffs
Subject General OBC SC ST
General Awareness (Out of 80) 38-40 32-35 30-32 30-32
English language (Out of 30) 15-17 12-15 11-14 11-14
Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 30) 14-16 12-15 11-14 11-14
Reasoning (Out of 60) 29-32 24-27 22-24 22-24
Overall Phase I (Out of 200) 124-127 113-116 106-109 96-99

General Awareness
This section was dominated by questions on Economics.  There were about 25-30 questions from basic Banking Awareness that the candidates would not have found difficult to attempt. There were around 10-15 questions from Current Affairs.
Topic Number of Questions
Banking Awareness 25-30
Current Affairs 10-15
Business Economics (Static + Current) 35-45

English Language
This section was largely on expected lines, except for the five questions on Sentence Formation which featured in this year’s exam. A sentence followed by 3 statements was given. The statements had to be combined in such a way that they represent the meaning of the sentence. The RC had 10 questions, out of which 4-5 questions were vocab based.  There was also a 10 blank Cloze Test and a 7 sentence Para Jumble set comprising 5 questions.
Topic Number of Questions
RC 10
Para Jumble 5
Cloze Test 10
Sentence Formation 5

Quantitative Aptitude
Questions were asked from varied topics. There were 5 questions each on Series, Comparison of Quadratic Equations and Data Sufficiency. A total of 10 questions were based on Data Interpretation, which was divided into two sets – one table based and the other pie chart based. One question each was asked from Ratio, Percentage, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration and Algebra.
Topic Number of Questions
Series 5
Data Interpretation 10
Comparison of Quadratic Equation 5
Data Sufficiency 5
Ratio, Percentage, Mensuration, Algebra and Time, Speed and Distance 5

Around five questions were asked from each topic viz. Syllogisms, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations (symbol based), Circular Arrangement, Cause – Effect, Input output, Comparison, Data Sufficiency, Critical Reasoning and Symbol Based Comparison. Ten questions divided into two sets were from Linear Arrangement.
Topic Number of Questions
Cause – Effect 5
Syllogism 5
Critical Reasoning 5
Coding – Decoding 5
Input – Output 5
Blood Relation 5
Linear Arrangement 10
Circular Arrangement 5
Data Sufficiency 5
Symbol Based Comparison 5
Comparison 5

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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