[Studyplan] RBI Grade B Officers (Preliminary) Objective Phase-I Exam : Booklist, Strategy, Previous question Paper

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  1. Reserve bank of India 2011
  2. RBI Preliminary exam: structure
  3. Section #1: General Awareness (GA)
  4. Section #2: Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
  5. Section #3: English Grammar and Comprehension
  6. Section #4: Logical Reasoning
  7. To sum up
  8. Essential booklist/Preparation sources for RBI Grade “B” officer’s Exam
  9. Appendix:Topicwise Breakup of RBI 2011 Paper.

Reserve bank of India 2011

RBI Grade “B” officer’s exam, follows the same “structure” of UPSC Civil service exam.

This RBI exam has three phases

  1. Phase I (Objective Type Test)= Preliminary stage (Multi choice questions)
  2. Phase II Descriptive Exam (we already discussed this in old article, CLICK ME)
  3. Phase III Interview.

I’m extremely grateful to my trusted friend from pagalguy forum “csl80”, for providing me the paper of 2011’s exam and all other background information on this exam.

This whole strategy / studyplan is based on that.

RBI Grade B Officer Preliminary exam: structure

  • No of questions= 200
  • Sectional Passing marks = yes. (just like bank exam. It means Candidates have to secure minimum marks separately for each section.)
  • Negative marking = yes (minus 1/4th of the marks allotted to a question)

According to RBI’s pattern in 2011’s exam, here is the breakup

TopicNo. of QsMarksTime
General Awareness808045mins

UPDATE (August-05-2013): As per the RBI Handout for 2013’s Prelim: there is sectional cutoff but no sectional timing. They’ll give 200 questions to you at once, and you can solve them in any order within 130 minutes

Section #1: General Awareness (GA)

Let us look at the topic wise breakup of General Awareness, in 2011’s RBI preliminary exam.

TopicNo. of Questions in 2011’s Exam

You can find the actual questions in the appendix below. Even 2010’s exam had more or less the same breakup: heavy emphasis on Economy and Yearbook type of questions. So now let us see how to approach each of above topics.

How to prepare Economy for RBI exam?

As you look in the last paper, you’ll see some questions are based on “static (theory) portion and rest are based on “dynamic (current affairs). I’ve given the reading list accordingly.

There are mainly 5 type of questions that can be asked in economy related MCQs.

  1. You’re given a term and four definitions. You’ve to find the correct definition. (or vice versa)
  2. You’re given a 4-5 organizations and their functions, and you’ve to “match the following”.
  3. Name of some person and which organization he’s related with. (or vice versa)
  4. Name of some Government policy/ Act is given, and some statements are given. You’ve to find the correct statements associated with that policy/act.
  5. Trivial: “Absolute dates and numbers”. For example How much money did Government allot in xyz fund sector? Or what was the repo rate in xyz month? or In which year NABARD was established?


  • Students devote all their energy in mastering 5th type of questions. But you’ve to bow down to the fact that there can be no end to trivial question. What if you prepared NABARD’s establishment year but they asked about LIC’s year? So the Cost:Benefit ratio is not good.
  • Therefore Donot get obsessed with trival facts. Because no war is won without sacrificing a few soldiers. And Nobody expects you to score 100/100 marks – whether it is UPSC, RBI or CAT.

Now here is the reading list/ suggested books.

How to prepare Static Economy (theory)?

  1. NCERT economics: can be downloaded for free by clicking me
  1. NIOS (National Open School) study material for Economy (can be downloaded for free by clicking ME
  2. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh (TMH Publication)
  3. For practice-Mock questions given at the end of General studies (GS) manual.

^this is more than sufficient.
BOOK-ramesh singh 5th

  • Don’t try to get in minute details (for example many topics in NCERT Class 12 Micro economic.)
  • As I keep saying, no point in wasting time in Mishra Puri, Dutt Sundaram, Uma Kapila etc. books they’re written from academic point of view = not very helpful in competitive exam, time is luxery we don’t have.

Once this is done, use the General Studies manual, and solve all the mock questions given at the end of its Economy chapter.

  • If you have one, then well and good.
  • If you don’t have one, then borrow from some friend or visit Government library. There is absoutely no need to specially buy a GS manual for RBI exam.

How to prepare Dynamic Economy (Current Affairs)?

Prepare highlights of budget 2013 + Economic Survey (lot of content already covered in Mrunal.org/economy
Any one magazine

  • I assume you’re in the ‘competition business’ since many months. So you’d have a good collection of current affairs magazines @home. Whether it is CST or Pratiyogita Darpan, Chronicle or Wizard doesn’t matter. Just go through its monthly Economy portion.
  • Following are the Priority areas in a magazine in descending order of their importance.
    1. Economy
    2. International
    3. National
    4. Science tech
    5. Persons in News
  • If you don’t have magazine, no worries, go to Government library of your city, all of these magazines will be available. You don’t have to read all of them, just pick any one and go through it.
  • You can also visit Competitionmaster.com (he gives monthly current affairs)
  • You can also read Pratiyogita Darpan online for free: http://pdeng.pdgroup.in/Index.aspx
  • Question: which magazine to refer? If your sole aim is IAS exam then go for Civil Services Times.
  • But if you’re simultaneously preparing for IAS+State PSC+Bank/RBI/SSC type of exams= go for Pratiyogita Darpan. Because he also provides papers for those exams.

Any one newspaper: The Hindu or Indian Express

How to read newspaper = already explained in following article
You must remember that if you qualify in preliminary exam, you’ll have to face the descriptive papers (phase II). And hence, newspaper reading = essential.
And finally the main villain: Mrunal.com/economy

How to prepare Yearbook

  • As you saw in the table, 13 questions came from Yearbook.
  • By the word “Yearbook”, I mean Government schemes, social Development etc. (boring) stuff.
  • There is again no need to buy the book specifically for RBI exam because, I’ve already covered most of the important stuff related to Government schemes, projects etc from the India yearbook in my summary artiles on Economic Survey (freely available on Mrunal.org/economy).
  • Please keep in mind “yearbook” doesn’t mean only the stuff given in that book. They can ask something from those topics, from current affairs. So do read the newspapers, do go through the current affairs magazine.

How to prepare International Affairs

  1. Any one magazine AND OR Competitionmaster.com
  2. Any one newspaper: The Hindu or Indian Express
  3. mrunal.org/diplomacy

How to prepare everything else!

  • I mean to say the “miscellaneous topics” for RBI exam (seeing last two years’ papers): history, polity, geography, science = these are all non-important miscellaneous topics.
  • But still it’d be mistake to go completely blank on other topics. What if some really easy 3-4 questions come?
  • Therefore I suggest you go through Lucent’s General Knowledge book.

With this I conclude how to prepare the General Awareness (GA) portion of RBI Grade “B” officers’ exam.
Now let us move to the aptitude part.


(I put Maths, logical reasoning and English  – all three into aptitude)

Section #2: Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

The maths is more oriented towards data interpretation rather than conventional profit-loss type stuff. Go through the old papers (posted at bottom), and prepare topics accordingly. And to clear the basic concepts of maths, you may use the approach shown in the RBI Assistant exam article click me

  • Many articles on mrunal.org/aptitude
  • Practice old Bank PO question papers (can be googled).
  • ignore trigonometry, geometry (other than area volume perimeter), coordinate geometry and logerithms.

Priority areas in Quantitative aptitude (QA)

  1. Operation on brackets
  2. Linear equations
  3. Average + alligiation
  4. Ratios
  5. Profit, Loss, %, SI and CI : all can be solved if you’ve clear concept of % calculation.
  6. Arithmetic and Geography progression.
  7. TSDW (Time speed distance and Work): all can be solved using the “STD” table,  if you go through my old articles on Mrunal.org/aptitude
  8. Permutation, Combination, Probability : all can be solved without problem, if you go through my old articles.
  9. Geometry: Area and Volume
  10. Venn Diagrams

Non priority areas in QA

  1. Geometry: things other than Area, Volume, Perimeter
  2. Coordinate Geometry
  3. Logerithms
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Functions and graphs.

^these topics are important for SSC exam but not much for RBI

Data Interpretation (DI)

In this QA (maths) portion, they also asked Data interpretation (DI) questions worth 15 marks, in 2011. There is hardly any theory in DI, all you’ve to do is –practice. Speed (quick calculation) is extremely important here, otherwise you might end up wasting 20+ minutes in doing barely 5 sums of DI.
Basically DI requires speed in Addition and % calculation and lot of practice from old Bank/IBPS papers.

How to get speed for maths calculations?

  1. Understand this two-digit long division technique explained here click me
  2. Understand the Trachtenberg’s method for multiplication, especially for 5,9 and 11. plenty of articles on google, start with this one: click me
  3. Then practice maximum questions from previous years’ IBPS/Bank papers.

(There is no harm in learning Vedic maths techniques either but I find Trachtenberg’s speed maths more user-friendly and convenient than Vedic maths.)

Section #3: English Grammar and Comprehension

RBI Grade B english Cutoff
30 questions came from English portion in RBI 2011 exam.

Priority Areas of English Section

Reading comprehension

There are no secret tricks. Just one word: Practice.
Now where to find practice? Plenty of resources, if only you look for them

  1. Pagalguy forum has dedicated threads for it.
  2. Just google “GMAT reading comprehension” or CAT reading comprehension you’ll come across plenty of sites providing mock questions.
  3. You can also use previous years’ papers of UPSC, IBPS, Bank PO to practice.

Sentence arrangement/ Correction, Fill in the blanks etc.


  • will helps indirectly in the fill in the blanks + comprehension.
  • In short, overall approach would be more or less the same as given in earlier “How to prepare English for APFC” article Click ME

Section #4: Logical Reasoning

If you donot practice enough at home, the Logical reasoning questions can be “Sitters” (i.e. you waste lot of time trying to figure out blood relation and sitting arrangement etc)

How to approach LR?


  • Solve the sums given in this book: Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by Dr. R S Aggarwal
  • Problem: the book has about 600 pages and you don’t have that much time.
  • Well atleast do 10-10 questions from each variety. + ignore the “non-verbal” portion because it is not that important for RBI (although important for IBPS).

Priority areas for Logical reasoning

Following topics are important, because usually atleast 4 questions come from each of these.

  • Blood relations. (generally a “case/parapgrah” followed by 5 questions)
  • Sitting Arrangement . (generally a “case/parapgrah” followed by 5 questions)
  • Coding –decoding
  • Input output
  • Inequality (x>y and y<z …)
  • Data sufficiency
  • Number series- find the next number.
  • Assumption and inferences
  • All cats are dogs. Syllogism (technique also explained in Mrunal.org/aptitude)

To sum up

  1. For General awareness: Revision important.
  1. Priority areas = Economy + Yearbook
  • For aptitude: Practice important.
  • Priority  areas (already given above)

Essential booklist/Preparation sources for RBI Grade “B” officer’s Exam


  1. NCERT Economy Class 11,12
  2. NIOS studymaterial on Economy
  3. Pagalguy.com forum (particularly for grammar, comprehension.)
  4. Mrunal.org

Not Free but recommended

  1. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh (TMH Publication)
  2. Lucent’s General knowledge
  3. R.S Agarwal’s book on Verbal Reasoning
  4. Any one newspaper (Hindu / Indianexpress) [Free if you read online]
  5. Any one magazine.  (Pratiyogita Darpan / CST/ Chronicle/ Wizard) [Pratiyogita can be read online for free, on its official site)
  6. (optional) Previous years’ Bank PO / IBPS paperset for practicing aptitude
  7. (optional) GS Manual for practicing Economy and Yearbook questions.

Not free AND Not recommended

  1. Mishra Puri
  2. Dutt Sundaram
  3. Uma Kapila
  4. Any readymade book from any jholachhap publisher/coaching class titled “RBI all in one guide/study material”.

    Appendix:Topicwise Breakup of RBI 2011 Paper.

    Here is the Breakup of questions from 2011’s RBI Grade “B” officer’s exam
    You can download the the prelims (phase 1) papers of RBI 2011 and 2010 by clicking me

    Section 1: General Awareness


    1. meaning of least developed countries
    2. statement about India’s GDP
    3. persons associated with reserve bank of India
    4. reforms needed after Satyam scandal 2009
    5. International commodities responsible for cost push inflation
    6. features of special economic zone act
    7. definition of GDP
    8. components of human development index
    9. how to measure economic growth of a country
    10. contribution of agriculture sector in total GDP of India
    11. contribution of service sector in the total GDP of India
    12. how is India’s national income majored
    13. Fiscal reforms adopted by government of India
    14. component of current account and capital account
    15. What is the purpose of know your customer scheme?
    16. Name of the organisation responsible to promote micro, small and medium industrial sector in India.
    17. Why market borrowings of the union government have gone up in the year 2011?
    18. Which of the following, is not an example of core industry?
    19. What is the full form of DEPF scheme
    20. recently, coal Ministry of India has allocated some coal blocks in four states. Which of the following are not among those four states?
    21. Which of the following is an example of nontax revenue?
    22. Full form of MRTP act.
    23. Which of the following is not an industrial sector?
    24. Who among the following is a deputy governor of RBI?
    25. Which of the following acts, helps a bank in its day to day activities?
    26. Lack of access to financial services, is technically known as.
    27. Which of the following is not a function of NABARD?
    28. Banks in India required to maintain a portion of their demand and time liabilities with the reserve bank of India. What is the technical term for this portion?
    29. Example of major risks faced by the bank in their daily business.
    30. Which of the following schemes was launched by RBI in 2004, under which government of India stated that securities could be issued to absorb surplus or durable liquidity?
    31. What amount was allocated for raising credit to farmers in union budget 2012
    32. full form of MFI.
    33. What is the size of women’s self-help group development fund created by government of India?
    34. Which of the following statement is true about International monetary fund.
    35. Definition of bank rate.
    36. Which of the following term is associated with banking and finance.
    37. Which of the following is a millennium development goal?
    38. Which of the following countries got a new bailout package with the help of private sector?
    39. Goods and services tax will be implemented from which year?
    40. Full form of TIEA
    41. Which of the following, is not a credit rating agency?
    42. Who is the president of the World Bank?
    43. Which of the following is a contentious issue between WTO and India?
    44. Who is the head of National Manufacturing competitiveness council?
    45. Member of G8 among following
    46. major issue emphasised by Mohan in his UN speech
    47. what is Robin Hood tax.
    48. Features of 12th FYP
    49. the central banks of five developed countries came together recently and decided to provide unlimited dollar loans to banks in their areas. What was the purpose of this?
    50. Name of the payment and settlement system used by banks in India.
    51. Federal reserve is the central Bangkok which country?
    52. Why was FH Malegam committee constituted?
    53. The controller and auditor general of India recently got appointed an external auditor of which international organisation?
    54. The special drawing rights are provided by which international organisation?
    55. Indian citizen is allowed to invest overseas freely accept which country?
    56. Who got the Nobel Prize for economics in 2011?


    1. MNREGA definition
    2. statements from Census 2011
    3. scheme launched for school children
    4. name of government act related to sustainable growth.
    5. Which of the following is a woman empowerment program?
    6. Full form of AAY.
    7. Which of the following organisation of women in India,has arisen out of the confluence of three moments – labour movement, cooperative movement and the women’s movement is on Gandhian philosophy.
    8. Second Green Revolution will be launched in north-eastern states to increase production of which crop?
    9. Which of the following factors as now a check on migration of agricultural labourers from one place to another place in India?
    10. Which of the following is not a program launched by government of India?
    11. Name of the scheme launched to provide prenatal and postnatal care to mother and child.
    12. Name of the scheme for improving the desert areas.
    13. Name of the scheme to make Indian cities, free from slums.

    International affairs

    1. Function of high IAEA.
    2. South China Sea dispute (why China raised objection against India).
    3. India entered into an agreement to purchase LNG from East Asian nations, under which policy?
    4. G-7 summit of 2011, was held in which city?
    5. Which of the following organisation gave warning tp the nations that there may be increased risk to global financial stability in the world?
    6. Which of the following agency did pollution survey and found that Indian cities are most polluted in the world
    7. Who represented in India in the first South Asia Forum meeting held in 2011?


    1. Sardar Sarovar dam is built on which river?
    2. Rashidpur Gas fields are located in which country?
    3. Which country is the largest producer of chemical fertilisers in the world?

    Science and technology

    1. greenhouse gases are responsible for what?

    Section 2: Maths / quantitative aptitude

    Topicnumber of questions
    1. Operation on Brackets e.g. 27^2×5-31+4=??
    1. Solve the Linear equations, find values of x,y and z and find relation between them (e.g. is x<y=z? etc)
    1. series of numbers is given, you’ve to find the next number.
    1. Data interpretation case based on Venn Diagram concept.
    1. Data interpretation case based on Radar graph.
    1. Data interpretation case based on huge table of yearwise animal population.

    Section 3: English grammar and comprehension

    Sentence Rearrangement5
    Fill in the Blanks12
    Sentence Correction5

    Section 4: Logical reasoning

    Topicnumber of questions
    Blood relation9
    Inference and assumption based on paragraph3
    Coding – decoding7
    Data sufficiency5
    All cats are dogs6
    Seating arrangement (two cases are given)10
    Weight arrangement (Abhishek is heavier than..) case2
    Inequality based statement-conclusions (i.e N<O<R and R>A)5
    Input output5
    Logical reasoning based on paragraph.5
    Find the odd words in the group2

    Cut off for RBI Prelims 2010 (Phase I)

    This is provided by my friend from Pagalguy Mr.CSL80, through RTI

    Sectional Cutoffs

    (minimum marks / sectional cut-offs) Number indicates correct questions.


    Total cut off score for selection to phase 2


    Highest marks scored by individuals in different category


    Previous phase I papers, Salary and Allowances for RBI  Officers

    provided by CSL80, Here is the PDF File: CLICK ME

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

1,354 Comments on “[Studyplan] RBI Grade B Officers (Preliminary) Objective Phase-I Exam : Booklist, Strategy, Previous question Paper”

  1. Hello,

    I am pursuing MBA (In International Business) from AMity School of Distance Education which is a Correspondence Course after my B.E. . Can I declare myself as Post Graduate in RBI Application (Just need to know if this is Valid)?

    Also, Kindly let me know Number of Vacancies Every Year (Approx.) as I am preparing for 2015 Exam.


    1. Hi, I have applied for RbI exam…
      I am pursuing B.com
      How to fill subject category??????????
      Kindly reply soon………..

  2. Hi, Mrunal sir can u elaborate salary structure for RBI Grade B General Posts

  3. Hi, Mrunal sir can u elaborate salary structure for RBI Grade B General Posts??

  4. I am amazed to see the details provided. Though the pattern is same, but still I think the post needs an update on the basis of changes (if any) in last two years. Kindly respond.

  5. RBI Cut off Marks

    CATEGORY – GENERAL OBC SC ST 173 158 152 152


    GENERAL OBC SC ST 215 201 199 198

  6. SIR, as the rbi grade b exam will start in august 2014 .so current affairs from jan to july is sufficient.

  7. Well friends my one piece of advice to you for clearing RBI grade b prelims would be focus on LR. LR questions would look simple to you at first instance and then you would be scribbling your heads and in a matter of minutes your half an hour is gone. The typical LR would be where they would mix atleast two types of LR q’s eg: circular seating and vocation. You practice it from the above sample paper and try it 2-3 times to get a hang of the LR q’s and in the exam you won’t feel the heat. All the best

  8. hi! i came across this post after i had already ordered three books for GA. The books I am referring to are – 1. S.N Jha Current Affair ’14. 2. Disha Publications GK and Current Affairs and 3. Student Aid Publications Objective Current Affairs
    Pls let me know if these will be beneficial or am I wasting my time.

    1. Don’t waste your precious time. Just follow what mrunal suggested. Clear basic concepts and acquaint yourself with current affairs (special emphasis on socio-economic).

  9. hi mrunal sir…. plz provide sidbi grade a exam previous papers and syllabus….

  10. dude mrunal ….in this economy paper of 2011 hardly anything is from static economy …… like from tmh hardly anything ….. then why waste so much time on dem????

  11. If parent is class 3 then whatever may be salary,it doesnot matter.U r non-creamylayer n eligible for OBC reservation.

  12. Sir please update RBI G B section for 2014 examination. Thank you.

  13. i m scared for exam…speciall gk and maths ..please guide littele more about 2014

  14. sir which book i should go through to score more that 60 in gs section….?plz guide me

  15. what is the weightage of 1st pase in grade b exam ???? or is it just for entry level and the final selection is done on the basis of 2nd phase and interview……….mrunal sir plz elaborate this point….

    1. Phase 1 only for entry,not used in final ranking

  16. what is the weightage of 1st phase in grade b exam ???? or is it just for entry level and the final selection is done on the basis of 2nd phase and interview……….mrunal sir plz elaborate this point….

    1. Phase 1 Is For Screening Purpose Only.Final Selection Is Considered On The Basis Of Marks Obtained In Phase 2 & Interview.

  17. Any one.having.idea wat was the sectional cut off in phase 1 In rbi grade b 2013 Exam,.and expected number of applicants for the paper??

    1. RBI phase 1-2013 cutoff….


      Best of Luck

  18. Where will get the hall ticket for 2014 exam

    1. You Will Get The Intimation Via Sms & In Your Email Id When Its Available For Download

      1. can u please tell approximately how many days before the exam the admit card download is open? coz i just searched for it and i got a link which says last date for download is over..but there is no link available in the about us>opportunities at rbi>current vacancies>result link yet..where we get the link for download…m worried plz help

        1. As d notification says–hall ticket from fourth week of july onwards….,we can expect it from today or within 2-3 days onwards

          1. ok….thank you :)

  19. please support to hindi mediam student

  20. Thanks Sir for giving me the useful information regarding this exam…….

  21. it is very good aspirants sow iam very like

  22. Exam on 03/08/2014 only .
    in two sessions : 8.30 hrs and 13.30 hrs .

  23. any idea about how many people get selected after the first round ? anyone…

  24. Is it so that even after indicating that ba hons students are eligible for rbi grade B exams,a preferance is given to candidates with professional degree?

  25. expected cut off for this yr???

  26. Hi,
    I had my RBI grade B officer exam in the morning session. PFB the list of questions that I am able to remember from general awareness section.
    1. Call money means
    2. ‘A tale of two cities’ is written by
    3. Who acted in Bobby Jasoos?
    4. Which actor is associated with Kochadiyaan?
    5. Capital market is also known as (Money market, equity market, debt market etc)
    6. Which of the following is not a function of SEBI- options such as regulation of stock exchanges, forward market, investor protection, investor education etc
    7. Between which two people Presidential election in Afghanistan was held
    8. Infosys CEO
    9. Apple CEO
    10. AirAsia launched by Malaysian low cost carrier with (anil ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Tata etc)
    11. Which of the following is not a part of World Bank Group?
    12. Which of the following capitals are wrong- options like Philippines –Manila etc
    13. Which among the following countries do not use the currency as Rupee (Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka Etc?)
    14. To reduce liquidity in system which rate used- SLR, CRR, Reverse Repo, Bank Rate
    15. FMC stands for what
    16. In banking terms, BIS means
    17. Which explanation is correct for Balance of Payments
    18. Ways and means advance means
    19. Bullet train cost set aside in budget(1000 cr, 500 cr etc)
    20.Under FOB Indian exporters should – exporter has to pay for cost of freight and insurance, importer has to pay etc
    21. Financial resolution authority deals with- money laundering or failure in banking systems, failure of NPAs etc
    22. Which of the following won’t be present in the detailed balanced sheet of banks shared as part of increased transparency- capital adequacy ratio, corporate social responsibility, NPA to net advances, list of defaulters above 1 cr etc
    23. IMF Chief
    24. Ajit doval is – national security advisor
    25. PM Narendra Modi can be contacted in which address –options like PM.co.in etc given
    26. Oldest minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet
    27. Some award for science asked –don’t remember
    28. Total number of female members in Modi’s Cabinet asked
    29. In budget how much percent allocated to buying machinery etc
    30. Banks are not supposed to give advances against –options like its own shares, partly paid shares, third party shares, unpaid shares etc
    31. Leasing means- options like lessee owns it, can use it for leased period etc
    32. Which Indian selected in INTERPOL
    33. Present attorney general
    34. SBI linked with reliance – correct name -options like reliance mutual fund, reliance money infrastructure etc
    35. FIFA world cup held in
    36. BIFR is related to ____ (poor financial company as option)
    37. Which of the following is not related to foreign exchange – FEMA, MRTP, exchange regulation by RBI etc as options.
    38. Statements of WTO given have to find the wrong one (WTO replaced GATT in year 1948, made for regulating international trade, helping developing countries etc)
    39. EU banned which import – Alphonso Mango
    40. Which one was recently introduced in Mumbai in June – options like Navi Mumbai airport, some corridors etc
    41. The amount of foreign reserve with RBI on 31.3.2014
    42. Andhra Pradesh chief minister
    43. GIRO group headed by- Umesh Bellur
    44. If agricultural loan given to farmers then it comes under which category- options like revenue expenditure, plan expenditure etc
    45. Plastic currency notes to be introduced on trial basis in 4 cities. Options include five cities have to find the one which is not correct
    46. As PM Narendra Modi first visited which defense ship
    47. Revenue Secretary
    48. Sardar Sarovar dam height to be increased by 17 m. Once done it will be — highest in the world –options like 1, 2 etc
    49.Largest thermal power plant in India
    50.International Women’s Day
    51. Youngest woman to climb Everest – Malvath poorna
    52. Which of the following is not a PSU( Bandhan, BHEL etc)
    53. Recently granted bank license to – some options with Bandhan
    54. Some question like which of the payment system offers continuous real time transfer for each individual transaction without netting-options such as NEFT,RTGS etc
    55. Some organization formed for checking credit worthiness of investors –options like CRISP, CRISIL, ICRA etc
    56. Under cheque truncation system, truncation means – options like electronic image transfer won’t happen, physical movement of check won’t happen to drawing bank etc
    57. Which of the following is an example of demand liability –option like term deposit receipt
    58. question regarding criteria for better economic growth – decreased inflation, fiscal consolidation etc
    59. From which state won maximum number of seats in election


    The RBI 2014 Grade B exam first hand info:
    1- GA was mostly current affairs ( or call it Current Modi Govt Affairs) and pretty easy, which meant the amount of time thus saved could be utilised in solving LR and Quant. However,
    A- LR was way too lengthy specially the sitting arrangement and the i/o machine ques. Infact the i/o que could not even fit in the screen. One had to literally drag the scrollbar in all four directions of the screen to see the entire ques. The syllogism questions were not serially asked i.e. parts of same question were jumbled and mixed forcing the aspirant to re-read the question to confirm whether it was same ques or slightly changed.
    B- Quant did not have regular five ques of simplification by approximation or just simplification type questions for that matter. DI calculation took lil extra time (Pie chart and Ratio of Literate vs Illiterate Male Vs Females of two villages) Rest Upstream downstream boat, find Vol of Cylinder when r+h and Total Surface area is given, A B C can type in 16 28 and 32 hours. How many pages out of x given pages should be given to B to type so that they finish the work simultaneously, alligation …type questions bhi seedhe muh baat nahi kar rahe the.
    To summarise the heat could be felt because LR and quant had different flavour..the questions were delibrately twisted and calculations lot lengthier.
    2- Eng had new question type…’rephrasing a set of statements by way of the possible starters given’ which was intersting.

  28. paper was of okay types..but janta was saying tht cutoff may go higher.

  29. Both the sessions have different question series. Reasoning was bit hard and the rest was ok. All the best to u guys.

  30. sir
    what should be the cut off mark for phase 1 for general candidates……
    please replay the mail

  31. Plz help me wit word limit for ph2 eco n fin paper. Dont understand how long or short answers shld be prepared.

  32. how can the articles be downloaded as PDF?

  33. Pritha, just do the following:-
    at the end of every article there PDF This Post button …click on that….. then a separate window opens with only the article and no the comments below …. then press shift+control+p together select Adobe and do the rest……………..

  34. RBI Grade B phase I result declared
    Phase 2 on 13th and 14th Sept.

    1. Has anyone received any communication for phase 2.

    2. hi,
      can u tell me when will be the next recruitment for rbi grade b officers

  35. How to make use of ramesh singh book.
    Which are the topics that we have to study

    Help us with this also

  36. from where can v study the topic “thoeries of motivation”

  37. If a person is 29 and half years and around 4 years experience in Commercial bank.Whether he is eligible to apply for RBI grade B exam.

  38. Hello
    I wanted to know about the rbi exam to be held on the 4th week of september.
    Its also a grade b exam what is the difference between the one held in aug 2014 .please say how to prepare for this exam.

  39. Sir i have 56% in my grads..so i can’t give RBI grade B. But got 60+ in PG from open degree(M.Com). Are correspondence degree valid to fulfil eligibility criteria.please help me

  40. Which book do you mean by ‘GS Manual for practicing Economy and Yearbook questions’ for RBI Gr B ? From where can I get it apart from a govt library?

  41. Very good website for preparing rbi grade b

  42. Sir I am preparing for icar assistant ..sir will you please guide me for this exam…

  43. sir,i am planning to go for RBI coaching(B grade exam).where can i get best coaching centre .please reply

  44. Sir
    I am 29 years old my birth date is 30th July. Will I be eligible for next year RBI grade B and IBPS PO

  45. I have done BE(Computer) from Pune university. My aggregate marks of all 8 semesters are 59.20 but I have got first class on my degree certificate as my marks in last year are 61.8.
    So am I eligible for applying for RBI B grade posts ?

  46. i think it should be updated,leave my ques is how to prepare for paper 2..? i got job in rbi as assistant,will it be helpful? plz suggest what should i do to prepares for it

  47. when will notification issued for this exam every year please anyone suggest?????

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