RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: Phase 1 Exam Review, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : March 6th, 2021

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: The first shift of the RBI Grade B Officer's Phase 1 exam is finally concluded. We hope students who have appeared in the 1st shift of the RBI Officer Grade B exam have given their best. To help the aspirants who are waiting to appear in the upcoming second shift we are sharing the detailed section-wise RBI Grade B Shift 1 exam analysis 2021. Check the topic-wise distribution of Reasoning, English, Quant, and GA sections. A total of 120 minutes (sectional timer) was allowed to complete the paper. We hope students have managed to attempt maximum questions with accuracy.

In this article we are providing you with the RBI Grade B Shift 1 Exam review, section-wise level of difficulty, types of questions asked, changes introduced, if any. We have gathered the information from the real exam takers to give you the accurate RBI Grade B exam analysis. Check section-wise topics asked, number of questions, and their difficulty level. Also, check the section-wise good attempts and overall good attempts. 

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Timing of RBI Grade B Phase-1 2021

ShiftReporting TimeStarting of examDuration
Shift-19:00 AM10: 00 AM2 hours (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Shift-21:00 PM2:00 PM2 Hours (2:00 PM to 4: 00 PM)

Major Highlights of RBI Grade B Phase-1 2021

  1. The order of the exam was GA >Reasoning> English> Quant
  2. Reasoning Ability was the trickest section among all
  3. English was the easiest and doable section.
  4. students managed to attempt 120 + questions
  5. No changes in this shift were observed.
  6. The overall level of the exam was Moderate and lengthy
  7. Overall good attempts of RBI Grade B Phase-1 exam, shift-1 is 110+

RBI Grade B Phase-1 Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Candidates are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitiser (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the RBI Grade B Phase-1 centre.
  2. At the exam centre, the registration of the applicants will be done with the help of photo capture. 
  3. In the exam hall, two separate dropbox will be provided for the rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in their designated boxes. 
  4. Aspirants must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and that app should show his/her COVID 19 risk profile.
  5. Aspirants appearing in the RBI Grade B Phase-1 exam are required to wear a mask during the examination. 

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 6th March 2021: Overall Difficulty Level

SubjectDifficulty Level
English LanguageModerate
Quantitative AptitudeModerate to Difficult
Reasoning Ability Moderate and lengthy
General AwarenessModerate
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate and lengthy

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 6th March 2021: Good Attempts

SubjectGood Attempts
English language  15-17
Quantitative Aptitude 10-12
Reasoning Ability  25-27
General Awareness  32-35
Overall Good Attempt 100+

RBI Grade B Phase-1 Exam Review 6th March 2021 (Section-Wise)

1. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: Data Analysis and Interpretation

The topic-wise breakup of the questions asked - 

Overall level: Moderate to Difficult

 Topics Asked 

 Number of Questions and Topic Details

Data Interpretation

1. Missing DI- 5 ques (Calculative)

2. Caselet- 5 ques

Level: Moderate 

Total questions: 10

Quantity Comparision

Number of Questions: 3

Level: Moderate

Quadratic Equation

A new pattern quadratic equation was asked.

Number of questions: 5

3 questions based on New pattern and 2 on the conventional method.

Level: Moderate

Arithmetic

The number of questions: 10-12 questions

Questions based on mensuration, time and work, ages, percentage, etc.

Level: Moderate

2. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Total No. of questions 

Overall Level- Moderate 

The topic-wise breakup of the questions asked -

 Topics Asked 

Number of Questions and Topic Details

Puzzle

Blood Relation Based Puzzle- 5 Ques

Seating Arrangement, all facing inside- 5 ques- it was based on Direction and distance.

Parallel Row: 5 ques (12 people)

Linear Seating Arrangement- uncertain (3 ques)

Box based puzzle- 2 ques

Floor Based Puzzle- uncertain number of floors- 5 ques

The total number of questions: 25 questions

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Syllogism

Total Number of Questions: 3

Reverse Syllogism was asked.

Level: Moderate

Direction sense

Passage based direction distance.

Number of questions: 3

Level: Moderate

Inequality

The total number of questions: 4

Level: Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

 The total number of questions: 4-5

Questions based on Assumptions, course of action

Level: Moderate

Machine Input-output

Total Number of questions: 5

It was doable.

Coding-Decoding

Number of questions: 1

It was easy

Alphanumeric Series

Total Questions: 2

Level: Moderate

Miscellaneous

Total number of questions: 10-12

Level: Moderate

3. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: English Language

Overall Level: Moderate

The topic-wise breakup of the questions asked -

 Topics Asked 

 Number of Questions & details of topics

Reading Comprehension

Total RC: 3

Total Number of questions: 12-14

1. one was story-based.

2 .tuberculosis increasing, and its prevention.

3 . Using smartwatch to detect AFIB cardiac arrest remedy

Level: Moderate

Sentence Improvement (Phrase Replacement)

Total Number of Questions: 4 Questions

Level: Moderate

Cloze Test

Total Number of Questions: 5

It was based on a basic pattern.

Theme: Work from home.

Level: Easy 

Error Spotting

Total Questions: 4 Questions

Level: Moderate

Idiom & Phrases

Total Number of Questions: 3 questions

Level:

It was given in passage format. Candidates had to find the wrong pair.

4. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: General/Financial Awareness Review 

Most of the questions were asked from Current affairs. Most of the questions were asked from December, February, October and January month current affairs.

  • PM Kushal YOJANA
  • PM KISAN NIDHI
  • Good Governance Day
  • Private Entity related questions
  • Financial report of RBI
  • West Indies Vs Bangladesh (Highest Score)
  • 4-5 Questions on Budget. (Figures and conceptual based questions)
  • Questions based on the Economic Survey- 4-5 ques
  • 7-8 questions on Static GK- Doable
  • There were Questions on Mergers and acquisitions.

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FAQs

  • The oeverall level of RBI Grade B phase-1 is Moderate and lengthy.

  • According to the feedback gathered from the aspirants, students have managed to attempt 110+ questions. Thus we can assume it to be a good attempt.

  • Reasoning was difficult and legthy to tackle.

  • English was doable and easy to moderate.

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