Introduction to Quant

The RBI Grade-B Examination is an annual employment drive to select candidates for the posts of Officers in Grade 'B'. This nation-wide competitive test of 200 marks is conducted both offline and online by the RBI Services Board. The exam has three phases: Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. Only those candidates who succeed in one phase qualify for the next.

The questions are set from four subject areas: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.

Let's take a look at the Quant section, which carries 30 marks (30qs of 1 mark each). The major tropics from which questions are asked are: Number Series, Data Interpretation, Miscellaneous Questions and Data Sufficiency. The cut-off has been increasing with each passing year (the RBI Grade-B exam has sectional cut-offs). So, the only way to ensure a good score in Quant is by going through solved papers and practising regularly. One needs also to be prompt with mental calculations, as the examination is time-bound. To improve your speed and accuracy, attempt online mock tests and watch video tutorials on Speed Math.

Trend Analysis

Topic Number Series Data Interpretation Miscellaneous Questions Data Sufficiency
Approx. Weightage 5 Questions 10-15 Questions 10 Questions 0-5 Questions
Question Types Complete the series, Find the missing term and Find the wrong term in the series Line graphs, Bar graphs, Pie charts, Tabular graph, Mix of any two type of DI, Missing case DI and Caselets Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest, Time speed & distance, Time & work, Mensuration & geometry, Ratio & proportion, Percentage, Probability, Permutation & Combination and Boat & Stream Number system, Average, Problems on age and Mixtures & alligations
Tips Make sure you solve at least 300-350 questions on different patterns of number series before appearing for the exam DI questions contain a lot of data and many figures, so it is important to focus on one question at a time. Practise various types of DI questions to improve your speed and accuracy These questions are less time-consuming and have a low level of complexity. Refer to previous years’ question papers for reference These questions are not only time-consuming but also have a record of low level of accuracy. So, you need to practise as many problems you can.
Difficulty Level Easy-to- moderate Moderate Easy-to-moderate Difficult

Mentors can only advise and guide you towards the right path. The final step lies with you. Put your time to best use and practise all sections regularly to clear the cut-offs and qualify for Phase 2.

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