RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2020 was conducted today (March 06, 2021). There were 200 questions, which had to be answered in 120 minutes. There were four sections – General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. All the sections except English Language were available bilingually, that is, both in English and in Hindi. Each question had 5 options and 1 mark was awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 marks was deducted for every incorrect answer. Separate time has been allotted for each section.
|Section||Total Questions||Level of difficulty||Good Attempts||Time taken (in Minutes)|
|General Awareness||80||Moderate||45 – 50||25|
|English Language||30||Easy-Moderate||23 - 25||25|
|Quantitative Aptitude||30||Easy -Moderate||20 – 22||25|
|Reasoning||60||Moderate -Difficult||32 – 35||45|
|Total||200||Moderate||125 – 135||120|
|General Awareness (Out of 80)||20-21||16-17||14-15||14-15||14-15|
|English language (Out of 30)||7- 8||6-7||5-6||5-6||5-6|
|Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 30)||7- 8||6-7||5-6||5-6||5-6|
|Reasoning (Out of 60)||15-16||12-13||10-11||10-11||10-11|
|Overall Phase I (Out of 200)||120-123||113-115||108-110||108-110||108-110|
General Awareness section had 80 questions for 80 marks. Most number of questions came from the current affairs – both national and international. It has to be noted that some questions came from static GK and banking awareness. Other areas that were covered in this section were sports, business, science and technology, and books and authors. It is also to be noted that maximum current affairs questions came from the events and happenings that occurred from October 2020 to February 2021. Rest of the questions from the dynamic section of GK came from the events and occurrences that took place in the last one year. Questions were based on Nobel Prize 2019, Greta Thunberg, etc. Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be categorized as moderate.
|Topics||Number of questions||Level of difficulty|
|Reading Comprehension- (5 + 5 + 3)||13||Easy-Moderate|
|Spot the Error – Phrasal verbs||4||Easy-Moderate|
|Words Exchange based (4 sentences/4 bold words/Rearrangement of words based)||5||Moderate|
|Match the statements: Column A/Column B||3||Easy-Moderate|
|Cloze Test – based on cyber security and work from home||5||Easy-Moderate|
The section comprised 13 RC questions in total. There were three RC passages. Most of the questions were inference based. Other topics that came in the exam included Spot the Error, Words exchange based and Cloze Test. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was easy to moderate.
|Topic||Number of questions||Level of difficulty|
|Data Interpretation (Missing table based - Veg and Non-veg/ A restaurants & B restaurant/ Sunday to Monday Menu based)||5||Moderate|
|Data Interpretation (Caselet –Reading Book Pages, Total number of page 260)||5||Moderate|
|Comparison of Variables – Quadratic Equations – New Pattern||5||Easy to Moderate|
|Match the Pair – Quadratic Equations||2||Easy to Moderate|
|Comparison of Quantities: Quantity 1 and Quantity 2||3||Easy – Moderate|
|Quant based word problems (SI/CI, Partnership, Mensuration, Average, Time and work etc.)||10||Easy – Moderate|
There were 10 questions on Data Interpretation which were split into two sets of 5 questions each. Apart from that, there were 10 quantitative aptitude questions which were calculative and time consuming. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was easy to moderate.
|Topic||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Analytical Reasoning (Seating Arrangement – distance based)||5||Moderate|
|Analytical Reasoning (Two parallel row seating arrangement - 12 persons/Facing north-south)||5||Moderate|
|Analytical Reasoning (Linear Seating Arrangement uncertain number of persons)||3||Moderate|
|Analytical Reasoning (Box based)||5||Moderate|
|Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement – 27 floor based)||5||Moderate- Difficult|
|Analytical Reasoning (Linear Seating Arrangement – Age, Blood Relation based)||5||Easy to Moderate|
|Analytical Reasoning (Circular Seating Arrangement based)||5||Moderate|
|Reverse Syllogism||5||Easy to Moderate|
|Logical Reasoning (Statement-Assumption, Strong-weak Arguments, Cause and Effect, Statement-Inference||10||Moderate|
This section comprised of 6 AR sets (Puzzles) which were of moderate to difficult level in nature. Rest of the questions could have been attempted easily to maximize the score. However, the overall section was quite time consuming. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was moderate to difficult.
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