RBI Grade B Officers Phase II Exam was conducted today (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. There were three papers I, II and III.
RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam was conducted today (November 09, 2019). 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. This year, separate time has been allotted for each section.
Around 2.5 to 3 lakh candidates appear every year for the exam. The exam had 4 sections for which sectional time was given. The level of the examination was easy to moderate.
|Section||Total Questions||Level of difficulty||Good Attempts||Time taken (in Minutes)|
|General Awareness||80||Easy-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||Easy-Moderate||120 – 135||120|
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. This year, separate time has been allotted for each section
Quantitative Aptitude was one of the easiest sections to score while Reasoning Ability was the hardest. General Awareness section’s difficulty level was moderate with majority of questions being asked from current affairs ranging from the month of August to September.
The sections were sequenced in the order of General Awareness, Reasoning Ability, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude.
Below is the section- wise analysis:
The level of quantitative aptitude was Easy-Moderate and many students found it lengthy as well. There were two DI based on Caselet and Bar Graph
|Topic||Number of Ques.||Level|
|wrong Number Series||05||Easy-Moderate|
|Miscellaneous (Percentage, Time and Work, Partnership, Boat and Stream)||10||Easy-Moderate|
The level of reasoning was Moderate – Difficult. There were 5 puzzles and sitting Arrangement out of which four puzzles were based on:
Random puzzle (9 people, 3 countries- India, Canada, Mexico and Colors)
Floor based puzzle
Linear Puzzle (Parallel rows)
Linear puzzle with uncertain number of people
The questions were:
|Topic||No of Questions||Level|
|Puzzle and Seating Arrangement||25||Moderate|
|Syllogism (Few, Some Not)||03||Moderate|
The level of English was Easy-Moderate. There were two sets of RC. The topic of reading comprehension were based on Education System(School)
|Topics||No Of Questions||Level|
|starters & Connectors||05||Easy-Moderate|
The exam dates for RBI Grade-B Officer exam has already been released along with its Official Notice. The important dates for RBI Grade B Officer Exam 2019 are as follows:
|RBI Grade-B Events||Date|
|Release of online application form||21st September 2019|
|Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges:||11th October 2019|
|Commencement of Phase-I exam||9th November|
|Commencement of Phase-II exam: General||1st December 2019|
|RBI Grade-B- DEPR / DSIM Phase-II Exam||2nd December 2019|
|Interview Process||To be notified later|
|Declaration of final result||To be notified later|
166 RBI Grade B Vacancies were declared for RBI Grade B 2018. We are expecting the vacancy to be almost same for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam. Let's have a look at the detailed vacancy for previous year to get an idea of the expected vacancy for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam.
|Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- General||156|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DEPR||20|
|Officers in Grade ‘B’(DR)- DSIM||23|
In order to apply for RBI Grade B exam, candidates should fulfil the following criteria-
|Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)||Graduation degree with a minimum of 60% marks is required as well as in 12th & 10th examination.|
|Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR||Master degree in economics with a minimum of 55% marks.|
|Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM||Master degree in statistics/mathematical statistics/mathematical economics/econometrics/statistics & informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/ applied statistics & informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks|