RBI Grade B Officers (Phase II) Exam - 2019 Analysis (December 01, 2019)

RBI Grade B Officers (Phase II) Exam – 2019 was conducted on December 01, 2019. The candidates who were shortlisted on the basis of results of Phase-I could appear in this exam. The examination was conducted in two shifts and students were required to appear for both the shifts.

Each question in Paper I and Paper III had five options. An incorrect answer will result in a penalty of ¼ of the marks allotted to the question.

The pattern of the paper was similar to 2018. The surprise element in the paper came from the questions in ESI Section which were more focused on specific data. Schemes were mostly based on current events (mostly after Nov). Very few conceptual questions were asked. FM was simpler and more straightforward questions equally divided between management and finance. Unlike past trend, this year there was no numerical question in F&M.

Phase II online examination consisted of three papers as under:

Name of Paper Max. Marks Number of Questions Time (in minutes)
Paper-I:
Economic and Social Issues (Objective Type)
100 35(2 marks) + 30 (1 mark) = 65 90
Paper II:
English (Writing Skills) (Descriptive Type)
100 3 90
Paper-III:
Finance and Management (Objective Type)
100 35(2 marks) + 30 (1 mark) = 65 90

Paper I:

Paper I was divided into 2 sections. Look at the table below:

Section Number of Questions Marks per question Total Marks
A 35 2 70
B 30 1 30
Total 65   100

Section 1 includes passages that were provided to establish the context of the question, some questions could be directly answered from the passage. Section 2 questions were more data related.

Questions were asked on the following topics:

  • Schemes,
  • Budget & Survey
  • Goal Initiative by Facebook
  • PCI Concepts
  • Disability Schemes

Paper II:

There were only 3 questions in this paper. First question required the candidates to write an essay (40 marks, only 300 words allowed), second question was to write a précis (30 marks, 170 words) and question 3 was reading comprehension – 5 questions (30 marks).

Essay Topics

  • Youth- Why are they in stress and measures taken
  • Role of 5G
  • NBFC
  • Voting

Paper III:

Paper III again was divided into 2 sections. Look at the table below:

Section Number of Questions Marks per question Total Marks
A 35 2 70
B 30 1 30
Total 65   100

Finance Questions

The paper consisted of only factual questions. No numerical question was asked. Topics covered were:

  • Financial Instruments
  • Financial Markets
  • Bonds & Derivatives
  • Operational Risk
  • GST council structure
  • IPO and other methods of raising money

Management Questions

In management, the questions were based on familiar topics and this section was easy. Questions were asked on the following topics:

  • Leadership Style
  • Motivation Theories
  • Corporate Governance
  • Communication
  • Career Path, Development & Management

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