[RBI Grade B Officer] Hall Tickets/ Admission Letters are out, Demo Questions, Instructions for Computer Based Test

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Not an Article, just to inform you that RBI has uploaded Call Letter for the Grade B Officer examination.

Goto following link: ibpsreg.sifyitest.com/rbijuly/login.php?appid=dwe134asdqascalqniei
As per the handout, there are section cutoffs, negative marking but there is no ‘sectional timing’. They’ll throw all 200 questions you to at once. You can solve them in any order within 130 minutes

  1. Save your roll number
  2. Items to bring @Exam hall
  3. Computer Tests: A few tips
  4. GA: Don’t Mark n Review
  5. Comprehension: Mark n Review
  6. Online Exam structure
  7. General Awareness Sample Questions
  8. English
  9. Maths
  10. DI (Data interpretation)
  11. Reasoning
  12. Instructions for computer Exam
  13. General Instructions:
  14. Note for Person with Disability (PWD):

Save your roll number

AND after the exam is finished, please don’t misplace your hallticket/callletter. Note down your roll number in 3-4 places eg.

  1. your drawing room’s wall calendar
  2. as a contact no. in your mobile phone,
  3. In your certificate file (where you keep your graduation certi. etc.)
  4. in your google docs/ as your gmail contact

Otherwise when result comes, panic comes “I forgot my roll number, how I can check my result?”

Items to bring @Exam hall

  1. Admission Letter (you Must paste a passport sized photo on it)
  2. Photo ID card.
  3. One Ball point pen (although my advice, also bring pencil with rubber, that way, even if you have to make correction in some calculation you can do easily- comes handy in sitting-arrangement- blood relation type questions otherwise diagram becomes too messy, then you’ve to rewrite everything=time waste.).

Computer Tests: A few tips

COPY pasting the same tips from RBI assistant article

  • In the pen-paper based test, if you don’t know answer to a particular question, you could mark it in the question paper, or write its question number at the end of question paper (in the rough space). And at the end of the exam, you’ll review that question and try to solve it again.
  • In the computer based test, they also provide same facility. Under every question there is button for “mark/review”. You must make efficient use of mark/ review button. There are two ways to do it (whichever works fine for you).
Approach1Approach2
  • In the beginning, don’t solve any question. Just read all questions (1,2,3…)and click on “mark” button on the questions that you can solve confidently.
  • Then goback to home page /index on your computer screen and click on “review all marked questions”.
  • Then you start solve those marked questions one by one.
  • Start solving questions one by one in the series (1,2,3..) if any questions is totally un-solvable then ignore it and proceed to next question.
  • but if any question is “sitter” type (that means, it can be solved but it’ll require lot of time or trial n error). E.g. some tough question on code-decoding, or number based analogy.
  • In that case mark all the “sitter” questions. and once you’ve finished the paper, goback to homepage/index and click on review all marked.

GA: Don’t Mark n Review

Don’t put GA (General awareness) question on “mark n review”. Reason: if you don’t know the answer for a general awareness question on the first time reading, there is very low chance that you can solve it by “mark and review” (unlike mathematics or reasoning question). Here in GA question, you’ll just waste time in mark-n-review, and in the worst case, your mind will seduce you into ticking some wrong answer based on guess-work, just to overcome to the imaginary cutoffs= score goes down thanks to negative marking.

Comprehension: Mark n Review

  • Suppose, after reading the English paragraph, you’ve to answer five question but You can answer only 3 question. Remaining two question are difficult. Now you decide to put other two question on “mark and review”.
  • Problem= when you come back to review the same question at the end of exam, the passage would have evaporated from your head, and you’ll need to re-read the whole passage again just for those two question =lot of time wasted. Therefore, solve all Comprehension questions at once after reading the passage, if you can’t solve any, then just leave it, don’t come back later for mark n review.
  • ^Same advice for “sets” based on sitting arrangement, blood relation etc. Because if you mark any 1-2 question for review, you’ll have to re-read the whole description to make a new chart on sitting arrangement.
  • Same advice for “sets” based on Data interpretation tables/graphs. (unless you’ve framed the equation correctly and just stuck because of lengthy calculation or division and hence decided to put it on mark n review.).

Online Exam structure

  1. Time limit: 130 minutes
  2. There is sectional cutoffs=Yes.
  3. Negative marking: -0.25 marks for each wrong answer
  4. Result for phase 1 exam will come in Sept/Oct. 2013
sectionNo. Of Qsmarks
General Awareness8080
English Language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3030
Reasoning ( verbal )6060
total200200
  • The time for the test is 130 minutes; however you may have to be at the venue for approximately 180 minutes including the time required for logging in, collection of the Admission letters, giving of instructions etc.
  • The tests will be provided in English and Hindi.
  • You can attempt any question from 1 to 200 at any point of time within these 130 minutes. (unlike CAT, in which you’ve to face two sections Quant + DI and Reasoning + English.)

==now following part is just copy paste job from RBI’s handout==

General Awareness Sample Questions

  1. The purchasing power of Rupee strengthened against dollar in recent past because –––
    1. the interest rates in India are among the highest in the world
    2. there has been a strong flow of foreign direct investment into India
    3. there has been steady growth of Indian exports
    4. weakening of US currency because of poor economic recovery in US
    5. all of these
  2. The Tata group of Industries has taken over which of the following internet service providers ?
    1. MTNL
    2. Roltanet
    3. VSNL
    4. Satyam Online
    5. None of these
  3. To combat the menace of money laundering, which of the following financial institutions has
    1. introduced the ‘Know Your Customer’ Scheme ?
    2. IDBI
    3. RBI
    4. NABARD
    5. SIDBI
    6. None of these
  4. As per present norms, the Mergers and Acquisitions in the corporate sector need a clearance from which of the following in addition to RBI etc.? (A) High Courts of the respective states (b) Union Cabinet (c) Cabinet of respective states
    1. A & B both
    2. Only B
    3. Only C
    4. Only A
    5. None of these
  5. Which of the following person – sport combination is incorrect ?
    1. Yasin Merchant – Snooker
    2. Baichung Bhutia – Football
    3. Narain Karthikeyan – Racing
    4. Gagan Ajit Singh – Athletics
    5. None of these
  6. Acontract which represents the obligation to buy or sell at a specified date in the future is known as ___
    1. Options
    2. Forward contracts
    3. Futures
    4. Swap
    5. None of these
  7. A foreign tourist wants to visit India’s famous forts. Which of the following group of cities will you suggest him to visit ?
    1. Nainital, Manali & Shimla
    2. Panaji, Thiruvanthapuram & Daman
    3. Puri, Kolkata & New Delhi
    4. Agra, Jaipur & Gwalior
    5. None of these
  8. Which of the following is NOT the part of Export-Import policy 2002–2007 of India ?
    1. Annual Advance Licence facility is extended for deemed exports.
    2. Validity of duty free replenishment certificate scheme extended from 12 to 18 months.
    3. Second hand capital goods which are less than 10 years old are allowed to be imported without obtaining licence.
    4. Special Exports Economic Zones (SEZs) developers will not be given any special status now under Income T ax Act. The act is to bring SEZs at par with other business activities.
    5. Exporters are not allowed to carry gems and jewellery of an amount more than 2 million US $ for overseas exhibitions.

English

Fill in the blanks

  1. He quickly glanced ………………………… the book to find what it said about the Indian economy.
  1. at
  2. through
  3. in
  4. to
  5. over
  1. The counsel urged the court to ……………………… down the obnoxious law.
  1. enact
  2. enforce
  3. cancel
  4. strike
  5. declare
  1. The local official ……………………… the Minister of the situation.
  1. explained
  2. warned
  3. apprised
  4. told
  5. intimated

Sentence Correction

I am twentytwo years oldwhen I firstjoined the bankNo error
12345
To the Hindusthe Ganges isholier thanany other riverNo error
12345
Of all the teachersin our schoolour class teacherwere very strictNo error
12345

Maths

(for maths, RBI copy pasted the same questions from Assistant’s exam!)

  1. 42 + 73+ 137=?
    1. 352
    2. 252
    3. 242
    4. 142
    5. None of these
  2. 20 x (1/2)=?
    1. 4
    2. 5
    3. 1
    4. 20
    5. None of these
  3. At 10 paise each, how many paise will 6 lemons cost?
    1. 6
    2. 10
    3. 60
    4. 610
    5. None of these
  4. Which of the following can be exact multiple of 4?
  1. 27114
  2. 58204
  3. 48402
  4. 32286
  5. None of these
  1. If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen?
  1. Rs.3/-
  2. Rs.5/-
  3. Rs.10/-
  4. Rs.20/-
  5. None of these

DI (Data interpretation)

Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :

RBI sample DI question

Q. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?

  1. Perseverance
  2. Seniority
  3. Honesty
  4. Sociability
  5. Efficiency

Notice the percentage for rank I given in the table. You observe that seniority is the attribute with the highest percentage. So your answer is ‘Seniority’, which is answer No. (2).

Q. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence ?

  1. 119
  2. 98
  3. 77
  4. 70
  5. 10

Look at the intersection of the column giving percentage for rank III and the row giving percentage for

intelligence. You find that 10 percent of the 700 employees have given rank III to this attribute. 10% of 700 is 70. So your answer should be (4).

Q. Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion?

  1. Honesty
  2. Intelligence
  3. Perseverance
  4. Efficiency
  5. Sociability

Reasoning

For reasoning, RBI simply copy pasted the same questions from Assistants’ Exam handout.

  1. Directions : In each of the following questions, there are five letter groups or words in each question. Four of these letter groups or words are alike in some way, while one is different. Find the one which is different.
    1. black
    2. red
    3. green
    4. paint
    5. yellow

Ans. Of the five, ‘black, ‘red’, ‘green’ and ‘yellow’ form a group as they are names of colours. ‘paint’ is not the name of a colour. Therefore, is the answer. Now try to solve the following questions.

  1. Find odd
    1. BC
    2. MN
    3. PQ
    4. XZ
    5. ST
  2. Find odd
      Mango
  3. Apple
  4. Orange
  5. Guava
  6. Rose

Directions : In each of the following questions, there is a question mark in which only one of the five alternatives given under the question satisfies the same relationship as is found between the two terms to the left of the sign :: given in the question. Find the correct answer.

  1. Foot : man : : hoof :?
    1. leg
    2. dog
    3. horse
    4. boy
    5. shoe

Ans. In the above example, ‘hoof’ has the same relationship with ‘horse’ as ‘foot’ has to ‘man’. Hence the answer is (3).

Now study to solve the following questions.

  1. Day : Night : : Kind :?
    1. Dark
    2. Bright
    3. Cruel
    4. Generous
    5. Gratitude
  2. Hut : Mansion : : Rabbit :?
    1. Hole
    2. Carrot
    3. Elephant
    4. Small
    5. Rat

Now try the following questions.

  1. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can be formed, X is the answer.
    1. T
    2. P
    3. M
    4. S
    5. X
  2. ‘Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader.’ Which of the following inferences definitely follows from these statements?
    1. Satyapriya is honest
    2. Satyapriya is dishonest
    3. Some leaders are honest
    4. Leaders are generally dishonest
    5. Satyapriya is sometimes dishonest

Instructions for computer Exam

Mark n Review

demo-RBI  assistant qs

  • The Marked for Review status simply acts as a reminder that you have set to look at the question again. If an answer is selected for a question that is Marked for Review, the answer will be considered in the final evaluation.
  • To select a question to answer, you can do one of the following:
  • Click on the question number on the question palette at the right of your screen to go to that numbered question directly. Note that using this option does NOT save your answer to the current question.
  • Click on Save and Next to save answer to current question and to go to the next question in sequence.
  • Click on Mark for Review and Next to save answer to current question, mark it for review, and to go to the next question in sequence.
  • You can view the entire paper by clicking on the Question Paper button.
  • To select your answer, click on one of the option buttons
  • To change your answer, click the another desired option button
  • To save your answer, you MUST click on Save & Next
  • To deselect a chosen answer, click on the chosen option again or click on the Clear Response button.
  • To mark a question for review click on Mark for Review & Next. If an answer is selected for a question that is Marked for Review, the answer will be considered in the final evaluation.
  • To change an answer to a question, first select the question and then click on the new answer option followed by a click on the Save & Next button.
  • Questions that are saved or marked for review after answering will ONLY be considered for evaluation.
  • Sections will be displayed on the top bar of the screen. Questions in a section can be viewed by clicking on the section name. The section you will view will be highlighted.
  • After clicking the Save & Next button on the last question for a section, you will automatically be taken to the first question of the next section.

 

  • You can move the mouse cursor over the section names to view the status of the questions for that section.
  • You can shuffle between sections and questions anytime during the examination as per your convenience.
  • The candidates are requested to follow the instructions of the “Test Administrator” carefully. If any candidate does not follow the instructions / rules, it would be treated as a case of misconduct/ adoption of unfair means and such a candidate would be liable for debarment from appearing for examinations for a period as decided by the RBI.
  • The candidates may ask the Test Administrator about their doubts or questions only before the commencement of the test. No query shall be entertained after the commencement of the examination.
  • After the expiry of 130 minutes, the candidates will not be able to attempt any question or check their answers. The answers of the candidate would be saved automatically by the computer system even if he/ she has not clicked the “Submit” button.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to “finally submit” unless they have exhausted at least 75% of the actual test time which is 90 minutes.
  • Under no circumstances should a candidate click on any of the ‘keyboard keys’ once the exam starts as this will lock the exam.

General Instructions:

  1. Please note your roll number, password, date, and time and venue address of the examination given in the call letter.
  2. You may visit the venue one day before the Online Examination to confirm the location so that you are able to report on time on the day of the examination.
  3. The call letter should be brought with you to the examination venue along with your recent passport size photograph duly pasted on it.
  4. You must scrupulously follow the instructions of the Test Administrator and RBI Representative at the examination venue. If you violate the instructions you will be disqualified and will be asked to leave the examination venue.
  5. No use of calculators (separate or with watch), books, note books or written notes, cell phones (with or without camera facility), or any other electronic device will be allowed during the examination.
  6. Your responses (answers) will be analysed with other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical procedure adopted in this regard, it is inferred/ concluded that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/valid, your candidature may be cancelled and/or the result withheld. Any candidate who is found copying or receiving or giving assistance or engaging in any behaviour unbecoming of a candidate will not be considered for assessment. The RBI may take further action against such candidates as deemed fit by it.
  7. You should bring with you a ball-point pen. A sheet of paper will be provided which can be used for rough work or taking down the question number you would like to review at the end of the test before submitting your answers. After the test is over you should hand over this sheet of paper to the Test Administrator before leaving the venue.

Note for Person with Disability (PWD):

  1. The facility of a scribe would be allowed only to those PWD candidates with disabilities, who produce a medical certificate from an authorised Govt. of India/State Govt. Department/Hospital, to the effect that the candidate has physical limitation to write including that of speed. The medical certificate about physical limitation to write, including that of speed, should be brought by the candidate, in original (along with a photocopy), at the time of appearing at each stage of the examination. At the examination centre, the original will be verified and photocopy retained by the examination centre in-charge. Candidates without such certificate will not be allowed the facility of the scribe.
  2. The PWD candidates, who want to use facility of scribe, MUST download and carefully READ the instructions meant for them, which can be downloaded from RBI website.
  3. These candidates are also required to submit a Joint Undertaking/Declaration form that can be downloaded from RBI website.

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139 Comments on “[RBI Grade B Officer] Hall Tickets/ Admission Letters are out, Demo Questions, Instructions for Computer Based Test”

  1. Recruitment of Officer in Grade B (Genral) DR……exam

  2. Sir if I am having 2 exams on the same day, can I request the examination conductor or whoever responsible to change my test date of RBI Grade B officer exam??
    Please help.. If it’s possible, then what is the procedure??

    1. Little chance, but there is no harm in trying. write a mail to RBI or call.

  3. Sir, as i appearing for dis exams..i received my ibps sms..abt my roll n nd other stuff…but i dont received any mail yet…
    What shud be further procedure..dat i shud follow? Plz hlp

  4. hi,
    myself saumya i have done b.com with 2nd class and done diploma in finance management with first class and i hav applied for Grade b exam and i hav got the call letter also but now im worried that im eligible for this post or not, some one plz solve my doubt asap.

    1. why you got this doubt …???

  5. Hi,
    I would like to know how many have applied for each categories because the competition is between people in that category only.

  6. that’s realy help me………thank u sir.

  7. lets discuss the above sample ques. given by RBI.
    please answer the ques in which one is fully confident

    1. it seems option d
    2. it seems option c
    3. b RBI
    4. it seems b
    5. d
    6. b or c
    7, 8 not reqd.

    ENGLISH
    1. b
    2. d
    3. a
    SEntence COrrection
    1. 1, i was 22
    2. 3, more holieer thn
    3. 4, was very strict

    REASONING
    all but 8 are simple

    8. it seems c

    1. Sentence Correction
      1. 1, i was
      2. 5, holier itself has more. therefore, no need of adding more.
      3. 4, was very strict

  8. Sir,
    I forgot my roll number of rbi assistant exam . i have my registrattion number.Results are out and i want to check.So can you help me out how can i get my forgotten roll number.

  9. Hi did anyone here appear for RBI exam today? Was there much difference in the pattern.?any ques you remember? What was mostly asked in GS section-eco or more of current awareness?
    Thanks

    1. paper ws good…heavy emphasis on economics(regarding bonds, shares etc)….reasoning ws bit confusing but solvable…maths n english were cakewalk……

  10. Sir,

    It would be of quite a help if you could provide us with the answers of sample questions uploaded by RBI.

    thanks in advance.

  11. I fileed wrong DOB in group B exam.
    I filled 1990 in place of 1989.
    wt can I do now…..

    Reply PLZ…..

  12. Hi,
    My exam is scheduled on 25th. Can anyone tell what should be read for GA part?

  13. Hey friends why there is so much fear about the cut-off. Just work hard leave everything on god..

  14. Hey, a small query: are prelims marks added to final score?

  15. Hey guys!!

    How was the paper??

    Please clarify that at the end of the paper there were sections like QUESTIONS ANSWERED, MARKED FOR REVIEW etc.
    Now my question to all of you is that I have answered a question but I have not clicked “SAVE AND NEXT” instead “MARK FOR REVIEW AND NEXT” … so at the end where would that question feature in the QUESTION ANSWERED column or the MARKED FOR REVIEW column.

    Thanks!

    1. mark for review column

  16. i appeared for the RBI exam yesterday and I have found myself in need of guidance on WHAT to study in GA (General Awareness).
    I have this SEBI exam next 15th and going by the trend that i have seen in the recent papers (SBI PO, LIC AAO and now this) i think the GA section of these exams are likely to continue on this pattern.
    SEBI is likely to be equally challenging if not more.
    What should i be reading to be in a position to attempt at least 80% question from the GA section.
    I had a decent grip on the Pratiyogita Darpan (General Studies Indian Economy) and i had also put in good effort to learn Upkar’s (RBI Officers Grade B Exam) GA section. But they were limited in what they could offer for these exam.
    Now i have around 20 days for the SEBI paper and i wish to make amends to WHAT i have been reading.
    Pls help @ oms342000@gmail.com or 8586898771

  17. Question asked in RBI Pre Exam 2013—
    director of Central bank of india?
    Director of Central Bureau Of Investigation?
    Which Organization is headed by U K Sinha?
    IFSC Full form?
    White label ATM’S Paid up Capital?
    CAD in May2013?
    Where is Koyana?
    Mohmmad Younis belong to which country?
    World’s no 1 country by population Density?
    PM of China?
    Which is central bank of pakistan?
    Ignited Minds is written By?
    Clearin in the form of image & WITHOUT Physical movement of cheque
    Which Company got permission for 100% FDI in single retail brand?
    Chief Economist at World Bank?
    Full form of RIDF?
    Main function of NABARD?
    Nifty belongs to which country?
    Target Income TAax free Infrastructure bonds in budget 2013
    Where is main office of Bank for International Renconstruction & Development?
    Scheme for Financial Inclusion through BC?
    BIOCON company Belong to which field?
    What is Reverse Repo?
    What is SLR?
    Which one loan does not come under Priority sector?
    No of banks have applied for Banking Licence?
    How much % a foreign company can have in NEW Bank licence?

  18. THE FINAL CUTOFF WILL BE 92 FOR GENERAL….

    1. bhai if you are true I will treat you at Kobe mignon, delhi

    2. @ ashish kumar
      you are thinking exactly what i am thinking,
      cant go more than that

      1. bhai whaat u guys are thinking plz share with us..
        its like a hope for me..

  19. cut off will be 95 to 105 this time coz paper was quite balanced (read moderately difficult) alsothere would be normalization of scores according to the relative toughness of the paper ie exaexams held on three different dates so rbi cannot ensure same difficulty so three would be normalization

    1. Bhai jaisa aap keh rahe ho waise hi ho….

  20. @ ashish kumar how did you arrive at such a bizarre stat

  21. hey can anyone tell me dat when is the result coming of rbi officer grade b ?/?

  22. Hello,
    I completed appearing for rbi officer grade b exam (phase1). Want to really know what study materials to refer and kind of preparation i should make for phase2. Please reply to this as i need to start my preparation as soon as possible.

    Thanks

  23. cut off will be in the range 110-130.

  24. The cut off that everyone is talking about is the total weightage of the entire paper, or the no. of questions? For eg; if one has attempted a total of 90 questions with 90% accuracy, does he stand a chance?

    1. 90 questions with 90% accuracy- score = 79…. rare chance.

      1. Do u have any idea that when is the mains exam???

        1. it should be in nov 1st half.

      2. How did u calculate 79?

        1. Positive marks- 90 X 0.9 = 81
          negative marks- 9 X 0.25 = 2.25
          Net= 78.75

          1. ohk..thnx

  25. @vishvendra @ashish
    bhai whaat u guys are thinking plz share with us..
    its like a hope for me..

  26. @Prabhav

    Bhai jaisa aap keh rahe ho waise hi ho….

  27. I don wanna discuss in details but the final cutoff for General wont be more thn 92 .Reasons cud be 1.Online 2.Overall cutoff is very much affected due to individual cutoff.Its my own perception and experience.I am not imposing it.So lets wait for the result.

  28. i forgot my roll numberHow can I see my result? I don’t have any E-mail from RBI in my E-mail account.

  29. how to check the result of grade b officer exam rbi if i have forgot my roll number……i have my registration number….can u plz assist me on this

  30. Hi All,

    I am planning to appear for RBI Grade B officer 2014′ recruitment drive. I would appreciate, if someone can guide me about the books I should coconut for the preparation of it.
    Any suggestion will be much appreciated.

  31. Can anybody help me with RBI admit card link for this year? I am unable to find the same. Please help

    1. Miss,hall tickets not issued yet.As per d notification,it was to be issued from fourth week of July.So,wait n watch.Too much late will automatically lead to delay in exam.

  32. i have applied for rbi grade b 2014 but i am not getting the hall ticket

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