RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam – 2020 (March 06, 2021): Analysis - Evening Shift

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.

The detailed break-up of the RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2020 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of difficulty

Good Attempts

Time taken (in Minutes)

General Awareness

80

Moderate

45 – 50

25

English Language

30

Moderate

23 - 25

25

Quantitative Aptitude

30

Moderate

20 – 22

25

Reasoning

60

Moderate -Difficult

32 – 35

45

Total

200

Moderate

125 – 135

120

Sectional and Overall Expected Cut-offs of RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2020:

Subject

General/UR

OBC

SC

ST

PWD (OH/HI/VH)

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

Section-wise analysis of RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2020:

General Awareness:

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 Sukanya Samridhi Scheme, International Tea Day, Gender Equality, Indian Coast Guard, Kagiso Rabada, IPL 2021, Budget based, Global Risk Index (India’s rank), Nobel Prize to Amitabh Ghosh, Related to PM Wani, etc. Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be categorized as moderate.

English Language:

Topics

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension- 2 RCs (One RC was based on Business Economy and other was based on work life balance.)

10

Easy-Moderate

One question was based on comparison of 2 paragraphs.

1

Moderate

Connector – (One phrase and 3 statements were given.)

4

Moderate

Words Exchange based (Three sentences were given and three bold words were given in each sentence. After rearrangement, the candidate had to find the correct one.)

3

Moderate

Para jumbles/Sentence Rearrangement

4

Moderate

Cloze Test 

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous 

3

Moderate

There were two RC passages. Most of the questions were inference based. Other topics that came in the exam included Connector, Words exchange based and Cloze Test. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart - Annual turnover of two companies based)

6

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Caselet – Baker – Muffins/cookies based)

6

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency – 4 Qs. 2 statements + 2 Qs. 3 statements

6

Moderate

Number Series – (Pattern of the series was given. 2 series based) – 2 sets of 3 Qs. each were given.

6

Moderate

Time and work

1

Easy – Moderate

SI/CI

1

Easy – Moderate

PLD

1

Easy – Moderate

Mensuration

1

Easy – Moderate

Quant based word problems (Data filler based)

2

Easy – Moderate

There were 12 questions on Data Interpretation which were split into two sets of 6 questions each. There were 6 questions on Data Sufficiency and 6 questions on number series. Apart from that, there were 6 quantitative aptitude questions which were calculative and time consuming. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was moderate.

Reasoning:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement – 10 persons, 3 companies based)

6

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement – Date, Months/Scheduling  based)

4

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement - Floor  based + 1 variable )

5

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Blood Relation based)

6

Moderate- Difficult

Analytical Reasoning (Two parallel rows based – 10 persons/5 persons in each row/2 seats were vacant. + 1 variable)

5

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement –Scheduling  based)

3

Easy to Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement – Designation based)

2

     Easy to Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Linear Seating Arrangement – uncertain number of persons - facing north)

1

Moderate

Input-Output (Words/Number based)  

5

Easy to Moderate

Direction based

3

Moderate

Meaningful word

1

Moderate

Alphanumeric  Series

2

Easy

Coding-Decoding

3

Easy

Data Sufficiency – 3 statements based

2

Easy to Moderate

Reverse Syllogism

2

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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