Reserve Bank of India recently released the RBI Grade B Phase 1 Result on 18th November 2019. The candidates who cleared the Phase 1 exam are eligible for the RBI Grade B Phase 2 (Mains Exam). Here in the article, there is detailed information about the RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis 2019 which was held on 1st December 2019 for each post separately.

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis 2019

  • RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis includes the difficulty level of the exam, good attempts, and the topics asked in the exam from each section.
  • The Grade B Phase 2 was conducted in 1 Shift.
  • As per the official notification, the RBI Recruitment 2019 is for a total of 199 vacancies for the posts of General, DSIM, and DEPR.
  • Previous Year the questions came from the ESI Section which was more focused on past schemes of the Government (Schemes from the years 1999 and 2000).
  • As per the last year's exam analysis, very few questions were asked from current events.
  • The question from the Finance & Management Section was comparatively simple with more weightage to banking related topics.
  • As the exam will have consisted of 3 papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3) separately, check the details of the exam analysis of the previous year below.
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

RBI Grade B Recruitment

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RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 1

Paper 1 was dived into 2 sections (A & B). Section A includes passages for which candidates have to establish the context of the question, as the questions were not directly answered.

Questions were asked from the following topic-

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
  • Ayushman Bharat
  • Initiatives are taken by the HRD ministry
  • GDP estimation according to Economic Survey
  • India’s GDP forecast according to IMF
  • MSF/SLR – Definition
  • Amount of sanctioned issued to Maharashtra Government by ADB
  • Loan sanctioned by World Bank to an Indian State
  • Question related to Union Budget (scheme allocation)
  • Funds allocated in MNREGA
  • Amount of Capital Infused by the Union Government in Public Sector Banks
  • Robot Bank launched by which bank?
  • FDI (Advance Question)
  • SDG Index (Health)
  • SDG- Global Green Fund
  • Question-Related to The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Section Number of Questions Marks per question Total Marks
A 35 2 70
B 30 1 30
Total 65  - 100

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 2

Only 3 questions were asked in Paper 2. Candidates have to write Essay, Precise and solve the question from Reading Comprehension-

Essay Topics-

  • Scope of 5G Technology in India
  • Higher Education: Issues & Challenges
  • Value of ‘Vote’ in Democracy
Question Asked Marks
Essay 40 Marks (Only 300 words)
Precis 30 Marks (Only 170 words)
Reading Comprehension 30 Marks

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 3

This section also divides into 2 sections (A&B). 

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

Question Asked in Finance

Here are the topics from which questions were asked previous year in RBI Grade B Mains Exam 2018-

  • A Bond with multiple maturities
  • Managerial Grid
  • ERG Theory
  • 360-degree app
  • FRBM Act
  • Motivation
  • Capital Market
  • Risk Management
  • Commercial Paper

Questions Asked in Management

Below is the list of the topics from which questions were asked in the Management section of the exam-

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

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Pattern

There are 3 separate tests for Mains Exam- 2 Objective Test and 1 Descriptive Test. The time duration is 90 Minutes for each section of the exam.

Name of Test Paper Type Max Marks Total Time
Economic and Social Issues Objective Test 100 90 min
Finance and Management Objective Test 100 90 min
English (Writing Skills) Descriptive Test 100 90 min

FAQ's

What is RBI Grade B Exam Analysis?

We will review the difficulty level of the RBI Grade B Paper, provide questions asked & the expected cut off with the help of RBI Grade B Exam Analysis.

What is the Shift Timings for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam?

The RBI Grade B 2019 Paper will be conducted in 2 Shifts. Shift 1 will be conducted from 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M. & the Shift 2 exam will be held from 4:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M.

What is the Selection Process for RBI Grade B Exam?

There are 3 stages in the RBI Grade B Recruitment:

1) Phase 1 Exam

2) Phase 2 Exam

3) Interview 

What is the Expected RBI Grade B Cut Off 2019?

The Expected Cut Off marks for RBI Grade B 2019 Exam is 107 for General Category candidates.

When will RBI Grade B Prelims Exam 2019 be conducted?

Reserve Bank of India will conduct RBI Grade B Prelims test on 9th November 2019

When will RBI Grade B Cut Off be out?

Reserve Bank of India will release the Grade B Result & Cut Off Marks by the end of November or 1st week of December 2019.

How many vacancies are there in RBI Grade B 2019 Exam?

RBI Grade B 2019 Vacancies are 199. Reserve Bank of India will hire for Group B Officers divided into "General, DEPR & DSIM" 

What was the difficulty level of the exam as per the previous year RBI Grade B Prelims Analysis?

RBI Grade B Prelims 2018 Analysis concluded that the exam was of Moderate Level Difficulty.

Is RBI Grade B Exam Tough?

As it is the recruitment for the Reserve Bank of India for the position of the officer post the exam will be tough in the reference of other bank exams. Although, the exam is not impossible to clear. If u prepared in the right way so one's ca,n easily pass the exam. Click here to do more practice for the exam with the help of free mock test series.

What is the difficulty level of the RBI Grade B Exam?

As per the previous year exam analysis, the exam was "Moderate Level". The General Awareness section of the exam is a bit difficult, Reasoning Ability was easy to score from the overall subjects. For this year the exam will be conducted on 9th November 2019, we will update you with all the updates related to the exam- Difficulty Level, Good Attempts, etc. Click here to know the shift-wise RBI Grade B Exam analysis.

How many sections are there in RBI Grade B Prelims Exam 2019?

There will be a total of 4 sections in the RBI Grade B Exam 2019- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and General Awareness. A total of 200 questions which carry 1 mark each. Candidates have to solve the questions in the time duration of 120 minutes (2 Hours). For each wrong answer, applicants have to give the penalty of 1/4 (0.25) marks from the correct answer. Click Here to Know the Complete RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2019.

How much to score to clear the RBI Grade B 2019?

As per the official notification, candidates have to clear 3 stages to be a part of Reserve Bank of India- Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview. On each step of the exam, candidates have to clear the section-wise and category-wise cut-off for the next process of the exam. The overall score is based on the RBI Grade B Cut Off. Click Here to know more about the cut-off and check expected cut off for and previous year cut off for the reference for this year to score more.

Can I clear RBI Grade B Prelims Exam 2019?

If anyone is preparing for the exam months back with the mindset of clearing the exam, so one's can clear the RBI Grade B Prelims Exam. Here are some tips, tricks, and last-minute time management tips for those who are till confused from which section they have to start solving the question and other relatable queries. Check out the RBI Grade B Time Management Tips 2019.

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