[RBI Officer] Prelims 2014- question lists given from comments Page No.2 onwards

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You can find the list of questions from comment page number 2

Request: share your exam experience

RBI Grade B officer (Preliminary) exam was held on August 3, 2014 (Sunday) in two sessions. But since this exam is to be conducted online=>difficult for next years’ aspirant to find “previous question” papers. Therefore, I request all the readers, to share following data AFTER exam is over, in the comments below.

  1. What was the Span of current affairs latest and oldest topic asked in General Awareness?
  2. How much PIN (persons in news?) by the way, PIN-2014 series has been uploaded long time back. in case you missed, go to http://mrunal.org/current#pin
  3. General idea on “topicwise breakup” – in general awareness. How much economy (budget related), how much banking sector related and so on. Did they ask computer awareness in it?
  4. How tough was English section compared to SBI PO and CSAT?
  5. How tough / lengthy was Maths/DI section compared to other exams. Did they ask chillar questions like profit loss, or was it entirely focused on lengthy data interpretation as in SBI PO? what was the overall breakup?
  6. Reasoning section: did they ask high level reasoning like syllogism, assertion-reasoning, course of action etc?
  7. Other observations about pattern, trend, wisdom, tips for future aspirants.

—update—
To check your Prelim result
http://rbi.org.in/scripts/ResultGradeBPhase12014.aspx
What next?

RBI will send call letters to selected candidates via email

Timetable for RBI Mains 2014
Paper I – EnglishSeptember 13, 2014
(Saturday)
02.30 PM to 05.30 PM
Paper II – Economic & Social IssuesSeptember 14, 2014
(Sunday)
09.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Paper III – Finance & ManagementSeptember 14, 2014

(Sunday)

02.30 PM to 05.30 PM

RBI Previous Mains papers (2002-2012)

Following link contains questions papers fro 2002 to 2012 (2012’s prelim held in August 2013 and Mains in November 2013)
files.secureserver.net/0fLmpFbbcQk8a5

Cutoff marks for RBI Prelim 2014

SectionMaxGENERALOBCSCSTPH
GA/GK803228262626
English301210999
Maths301210999
Reason602421191919
TOTAL20010494896969

Overall, cutoff has “decreased”- compared to 2013’s prelim. but that is expected given the toughness of this year’s exam.

RBI Prelim 2013 Cutoffs
SectionMaxGenOBCSCSTPH
GA/GK803632303030
English301412111111
Maths301412111111
Reason602724222222
TOTAL2001261131069696

Thank you all for sharing your prelim experiance in the comments- it’ll be of great help to future aspirants.

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books
  2. Environment by ShankarIAS
  3. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  4. Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania (Hindi | English)
  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
  7. Fast-track to Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
  8. MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning
  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
  11. Mains: Language papers
  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


So far 591 Comments posted

  1. Kumar

    @ Anagha
    Since 2011 , it comes every year. Following that trend , there will be exam next year .
    Don’t believe in circulated news. Give your best effort . Smarter effort . Will be rewarded for sure. Wishes.

  2. Kumar

    GA – Since the exam is online , be best prepared with current affairs content for last 4 months and till at least 7 days before the exam .
    Learn banking related., i again stress banking related terms and RBI related terms well . Be well versed in it. RBI Website and INDIAN ECONOMY by RAMESH SINGH and MRUNAL Content will suffice

    RA
    Solve many tough puzzles . I would suggest you register either with any of online exam practice sites such as BSC onlinetest / any other renowned web site . Use MK Pandey and MRUNAL.

    Eng
    Simply solve all previous question papers from BSC book and use english in magazines also.

    QA
    Learn Data Interpretation and number series very well to the core. That we cant guess questions, it was easy last time and hard this time. Practice other concepts in BSC / Kiran / Rajesh Verma / Mrunal Contents.

    Do a lot of mock tests at home with RBI specified time limit. Ensure you have timer switched on. Do as many as 20 mock tests in QA+Eng+RA combined everytime. Split time as eg:(QA – 40 min , Eng – 20 , RA – 45)like wise.

    – – A best possible effort of two/three weeks provided u do reasoning well to an extent will give selection–

    1. virat

      Thanks for your advice and efforts you have put in.

  3. NISHANTH REDDY

    CAN ANYBODY TELL ME THE INTERVIEW CUTOFF’S (PHASE 2 CUTOFF’S) IN THE PREVIOUS YEARS….SO THAT WE CAN GUIDE OUR PREPARATIONS ACCORDINGLY .
    ALSO REQUEST MRUNAL SIR TO PUT PHASE 2 STRATEGY BECOS PREVIOUS YEARS ARTICLE IS IN A HAPHAZARD MANNER TO CLEAR ENOUGH, THAT TOO FOCUSSING ON MANAGEMNT SECTION ONLY.

  4. Saurabh

    I had a knack of solving Quant,Reasoning and English section 3 yrs ago.Always thought GA was my weakness, After a brief hiatus of MBA, tried RBI this time. Had toiled days & nights for GA section. But worst of it happened in the exam. Can’t believe Quant got me out this season.. Not Through.. Overconfidence sucks big time!
    Thanks Mrunal anyways.. You’re a gift to the poor wandering souls like me.

  5. abhishek shaz

    ga-60
    quant-24
    eng-23
    reasoning-40
    total-147
    quota:General

    1. DIVYA

      Hello sir,can u pls help me in suggesting books for finance management (phase 2 ) it ll b grateful to me… thk uso much

  6. Pinkesh

    R/sir,

    I got 106 but i failed in Qa i got just 9 marks …
    now a days there is not regular type DI comes and QA also comes diff. level pl suggest us for cracking QA i refer Sarvesh kumar but i didnt get ..solved there ..pl suggest me.

  7. jasveer sarkar

    RBI ASSISTANTS IS LAST OPTION OR WAITING FOR SBI PO RESULT…..SIR PLZ GUIDE FOR RBI ASSSISTANTS…..AND SUGGEST A GOOD BOOK

  8. BODYGUARD

    GS/GK – 50
    Reasoning – 37
    English – 21
    QA – 11 So Sad.

  9. Cyano

    Dear all,

    Please don’t post the questions you faced in any blog after your exam is done, as the will be facing the same questions. As you are going to help your competitors in an ILLEGAL way.Mrunal,please don’t keep a post like what u did for this year RBI prelims.

    1. kj

      the questions are never the same … any govt or bank exam … guarantee … relax

      1. cyano

        my friend and I got same questions he wrote in the afternoon.Anyways its upto you to decide whats wrong or right and get rid of these good samaritan views of helping others in exam,it will increase the cut-off andmay be I have to mention I got 109 marks to avoid getting branded as a cry baby.

  10. SWETA

    Cyano illegal toh yahan sab kuch hi hai India mein(seat kharide n beche jate hai)…so chill…atleast ppl r being helped…anyways der vl b books on dis so..

  11. ravi

    GENERAL AWARENESS 40
    ENGLI SH 19
    QUANTITATIVE APTITUD E 8
    REASONI NG 14
    TOTALS CORE 81 cat:GEN
    even if I am reserved candidate, i would have not be able crack it

  12. Kumar

    @ Cyano
    I understand your troubles . At the same time , sharing questions and strategies will surely be of helping hands to n number of people who lack proper access to coaching or to buy books . I’m not justifying the cause ., I have seen many of my friends who leave their aspirations due to lack of proper preparation due to lack of money .
    Sites like this MRUNAL.ORG have definitely rendered helping hands to all of us and Mrunal often points that no need to buy book if not possible and can goto govt library. That approach is important.
    Last , these sharing of questions will just make you focus in righteous direction and it has only too little impact on result. Result depends on how u perform QA and RA at the exam hall. For those who perform better , they may get selected.

  13. PIYUSH

    DONT GO FOR SBI PO……..JOB SUCKS….IRRITATING ANNOYING …NO LEAVE…NO PERSONAL LIFE NO FAMILY LIFE..

    1. vid

      Hi Piyush r u working as PO in SBI? Why do u think the job sucks?

    2. Amar-Prem

      Hi Piyush, please tell me more about it.
      I have cleared it, and plan to join and prepare for civils side-by-side.
      What kind of workload should I expect?

      Thanks! 🙂

  14. B@

    how all you prepare for general awareness

  15. B@

    i got very low marks in general awreness section

  16. kundan

    @mrunal
    phase 2 of RBI B grade will be held online or paper-pen method?

  17. snoopy

    hello just a small clarification.is colour blindness accepted as form of VH?

    1. SriRam

      No.RBI issued a corrigendum saying that VH includes only blind and Low vision… See notification once again.

  18. Dileep Singh

    Does anybody has any idea about the cut off for the descriptive test?
    It will be of great help.

  19. manav

    hello all n hello mrunal sir ,sir as from non maths background so my maths is not gud enough so can u tell me best book for ssc tier2 maths ,n how to prepare for ssc English ,i m gud in English though i don’t like to study grammar n boring rules of grammar

  20. Leonidus

    Hi All.. SIDBI Call Letters for Grade A has been uploaded..

  21. Aanya

    Any idea if there is sectional cut off in SIDBI exam. I couldn’t find info regarding sectional cut off on its website.

  22. P

    for IDBI Bank programme does any one has his/her center here “SHREE GANPATI INSTITUTE OF
    TECHNOLOGY OPP. JINDAL PIPES
    LTD. DELHI-HAPUR ROAD NH-24
    JINDAL NAGAR KAKRANA
    GHAZIABAD UTTAR PRADESH 201302

    1. Harish Kumar

      My RBI exam was here. Whats ur query

  23. kundan

    i didn’t get my call letter for phase 2. Is there any way set the issue online or have to contact regional office?

  24. [email protected]

    can anybody clarify whether RBI employees come under 7 th pay commission of central govt or the pay revision of public banks which is due from 2012. Thanq.

  25. h.p

    has anybody recieved the email regarding admit card for rbi grade b mains so far?

  26. pratik kumar

    Hi All ,

    Congratulation to all whoever made it in RBI!!.
    This time in phase one , a new type of question was seen in English section which I could not comprehend as how to solve it.
    If I remember correctly , one sentence was given and three options were given and it was asked to check the option which we can start the sentence.
    Please correct me if I am putting the question in incorrect way , but I need to know the method to solve it.

    Regards ,
    Pratik.

  27. Anand Krishan

    Anybody has an idea about what should be the word limit while writing answers in phase-2? Note has been given for answers to be brief and precise but any rough idea. Thanks..

  28. vishal

    RESPECTED SIR/ FRIENDS

    I need RBI GRADE B PHASE 2 question paper of 2013. I am not getting on net . As question of previous paper are very much imp in this exam , i request all of you for help.
    Hoping for quick response before

    september 13

  29. pooja

    How was the phase 2 papers of RBI Grade b Officers. was it difficult or at the same level as was last year’s exam?? What may be the expected cut off?? When is result expected??

  30. shravani

    I hv done BE aggregate 68(above 60% in all sem)
    But i had one KT in sem 3.
    Plz tell whether i m eligible or not.
    Plz someone help me.

  31. Hardik Shah

    RBI Assistant 2014 (Afternoon Shift)

    General Awareness Section

    External Minister of India ->Sushma Swaraj
    Women and Child Minister of india ->Menka Gandhi
    World Bank CEO ->Jim Yong Kim
    Japan CM ->Shinzō Abe
    jan dhan Yojana Life Insurance Cover Rs.->30000
    RBI Personal Income-tax exemption limit below age 60 ->2.5 Lakh
    Bangladesh Currency ->Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)
    Addis Ababa capital of->Ethopia
    Dy Speaker of Lok Sabha ->M Thambidurai
    bharatanatyam belong to City ->Chennai
    International Labour Organization HQ ->Geneva
    Kaiga powerplant belong to which state ->Karnataka
    Budget 2014-15: 100 Crore allocated for metro projects in Ahmedabad and ->Lucknow
    Padma Shri awards are announced on the occasion of ->Republic Day every year
    Total Goal in Fifa 2014 ->171
    World Laughter day celebrated ->January 11
    Inheritance Book written by ->Anita Desai
    Kissan Vikas Patra (KVP) PPF Scheme Rs.->1.5 Lakh
    5 IIMs in the States of HP, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha and -> Rajasthan
    Fiscal deficit of ->4.1%
    FCCB full form ->Foreign Currency Convertible Bond

  32. vijeta kumari

    sir, i m lacking in finance and banking awareness which book or magazine will u suggest to secure good marks i m trying for rbi grade-B 2015-16 and also tell me for reasoning section as which book to use for the same

  33. VISHAL SRIVASTAVA

    CAN ANY ONE TELL ME DI PORTION FOR SBI PO

  34. Yogendra

    Please provide the material for RBI GROUP B 2015 atleast for general awareness

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