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June 25, 2014

RBI Grade B Officers Exam Pattern 2014 - Important Points to Note

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Dear friends, finally we got time to review the upcoming RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2014. As the exam pattern of RBI is slightly different than remaining banking exams, today we shall discuss about the exam pattern and some important points you should keep in mind about this exam. In our next post we shall discuss the Syllabus and Preparation plan. 

Before going into details, you can check the RBI Grade B Officers Recruitment notification 2014 from here

Recruitment Process :
As you might have already observed in the notification, the selection process consists of three phases. First two pages consists of written tests and the third phase consists of interview. Phase I exam is of Objective type online exam. Phase II is descriptive test. 

RBI Grade B Officers Exam Pattern 2014


1st Phase : Online objective test

This phase is online objective test. This is of 200 marks. You should solve it in 130 minutes. This exam is almost similar to SBI Probationary Officers exam (there are some differences which we shall discuss below). You will have the sections, General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The sectional wise allocation of marks and questions is little different when compared to normal IBPS and SBI PO exams. The General Awareness section takes the lion's share in this exam. Second importance will be given to the reasoning section. Let's have a look at the allocation details.... 

Section wise Marks allocation details of RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2014


S.No
Name of the Section
Number of Questions
Allocated Marks
Total Time
1
General Awareness
80
80


130 minutes
2
English Language
30
30
3
Quantitative Aptitude
30
30
4
Reasoning
60
60

Total
200 Questions
200 Marks


Negative Marking and Section wise cutoffs will be there (Read last year's cutoff marks details from here). You have to secure minimum qualifying marks in this exam in-order to get shortlisted for Phase II exam (Written test).

Last year cutoff details of Phase I Exam

Section
Category
GENERAL
OBC
SC
ST
PWD (OH/HI/VH)
GENERAL AWARENESS
(Maximum Marks = 80)
36
32
30
30
30
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
14
12
11
11
11
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
(Maximum Marks = 30)
14
12
11
11
11
REASONING (Verbal)
(Maximum Marks = 60)
27
24
22
22
22
TOTAL SCORE
(Maximum Marks = 200)
126
113
106
96
96

2nd Phase : Written Test (Three Papers)

This examination will be conducted only for those candidates who have cleared Phase I exam (onilne objective test) with required marks. This test consists of three papers. Those are, English, Economic and Social issues and Finance & Management. Every paper consists of 100 marks. The English paper will be almost similar to SBI PO Descriptive exam with essay writing, Precis writing and reading comprehension exercises etc. 

Section wise Marks allocation details of Phase II Exam :

Paper
Name of the Paper
Duration (in Hours)
Maximum Marks
Paper I
English (Essay, Précis Writing, Comprehension, Business / Office Correspondence)
3
100
Paper II
Economic and Social Issues
3
100
Paper III
Finance & Management
3
100


There is no negative marking in Phase II. You can write Paper II and Paper III  in either English or Hindi languages. 

Last year cutoff details of Phase II Exam :

Category
General
OBC
SC
ST
Aggregate Cut-off marks in Paper I, Paper II and Paper III taken together in Phase II written examination for shortlisting the candidates for Interview (out of Total 300 Marks)
173
158
152
152
Aggregate Marks in Phase II written examination and interview taken together (out of total 350 marks) obtained by the last recommended candidate under the respective category with reference to the number of vacancies notified under each category.
215
201
199
198

3rd Phase : Interview

Based on your performance in Phase II exam, you will be called for interview. In interview, you can answer in English / Hindi (no other language will be permitted). You will be asked questions from your family and educational background, economy and current affairs. 

Important Points to Note :
  • Negative Marking is there for objective test (Phase I). 1/4th of the mark will be reduced.
  • As they have assigned maximum marks for General Awareness, you should focus more on this area. The syllabus will be completely different from bank exams (we shall discuss it tomorrow). You can expect maximum number of questions from Economy. 
  • There will be no Non Verbal reasoning questions. 
  • Candidates belong to General category can appear for this exam for only 4 times. There is no restriction for other categories. 
That's all for now friends. In our next post we shall discuss the Syllabus and Study plan along with the reference book details of RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2014. All the Best :)

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20 comments:

  1. Excellent review. Waiting for the syllabus and other stuff. Thank you so much :)

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  2. Appearance 4 times is for objective test or descriptive test? It is written WE exam there..

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    1. Bhavya VasudevanJune 25, 2014 at 7:32 PM

      As far as I know, this is for Objective test too. Same as the SBI

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  3. Thanks a lot mam..was waiting for this from long..
    Please upload the study material also specially GA+ECONOMICS

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  4. Please provide study material of GA

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  5. its always gr8 from gr8....thank u once again

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  6. Thanks a lot for the post :D:D

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  7. pls upload the study plan n book ASAP

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  8. whether the mark secured in phase I will be considered for final selection ???

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    1. No. Only Phase II and Phase III marks will be considered.

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  9. dear admin..u dnt reply to our qureies....i praise ur efforts...but u must reply to our queries

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    1. Admin is busy beta. He don't even get time to read the comments and to know whether people are praising him or not. You just post your query here. Somebody will answer.

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  10. Thanks team. Plz provide the suggested books

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  11. Thanks alot admin...appreciated effort...

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  12. Pls upload fast. Thank u very much

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  13. please upload the study material specially for general awareness inclusive of economics and financial awareness as soon as possible .. there's not much of time left for exam... please upload soon ... thanx

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  14. when is the detailed study plan coming out ? ? waiting eagerly less than a month to go

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  15. Hello.. Please provide the detailed syllabus, study materials and also recommend books.. Thankyou

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