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

SubscribeRBI139 Comments

Unacademy Plus Mrunal Economy for Prelims and Mains UPSC!

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).
Approach1 Approach2
  • 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
section No. Of Qs marks
General Awareness 80 80
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning ( verbal ) 60 60
total 200 200
  • 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.


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 twenty two years old when I first joined the bank No error
1 2 3 4 5
To the Hindus the Ganges is holier than any other river No error
1 2 3 4 5
Of all the teachers in our school our class teacher were very strict No error
1 2 3 4 5


(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


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
  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.
Indian History Freedom Struggle Pratik Nayak

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

  1. Hi Mrunal,Please help,i am not able to download pdf from ignou,although when i alogin into some other machine i am able to download.any software requirements for accessing ignou?please help..guys


  3. I know this is the not right forum but can any body help regarding ignou material i am not able t download any pdf..although when i use my account from other system i am .please help

  4. I know this is the not right forum but can any body help regarding ignou material i am not able t download any pdf..although when i use my account from other system i am .please help if any body has faced this issue

    1. Ram Bihari ji…. I faced a problem which was like whenever I clicked on the pdf the page would change to blank.
      If that is so then you can clear your browser’s cache, cookies, history n all or change the browser itself.
      See if it helps

  5. would anyone tell me that in question no6 whats the difference btw futures & forward contract?

  6. this exam is happening in 3 different dates?

  7. @ Vignesh.,
    They’ve no such botherations . I’m a B.E ., I worked n accenture earlier., I didnt study well and performed poorly in RBI mains N that’s y i couldnt clear it., Many of my friends who went to the interview got some marks and they;re in service. OF course, mains score is vital here irrespective of interview’s weightage., If the panel is biased, God can only help ., In that case if our mains score is good. we’ll get through..
    My best wishes..

    1. @ RS Kumar. Thanks for clarification. I saw in ur comment that in dec 2011 rbi exam cutoff was 114. However I couldn’t see the link for it in mrunal page. Can you pls provide the same?

  8. Yet my final semester result of graduation is awaited..it may come before 24 August,2013.Am i eligible for RBI grade-B exam or not???? please reply…………

    1. I have applied for RBI exam and exam is on 24 August,2013….i am confused ……please help

  9. Someone plz try to find out the weightage thing this time

  10. I’m unable to post screenshots here.,I’m extremely sorry it was not from mrunal.org and it was from rajmengalam.com but now the page is not there. When the Dec18,2011 final results were announced with marks in phase-2 , some one got it mixed up with Feb2011 mains selection.. and in some sites they’re showing this for Feb2011 final selections.. Strictly this is from DEC2011 results which my friend joined RBI on (final results published on oct-2012) Jan2013 . , Roll no.1707000291 , From chennai., She joined in chennai @ 21Jan2013. Her results page shown these cutoffs., 170 (Gen) 155(OBC) for call up to interview , and ultimately 203(Gen) 192.5(OBC) for final result.. from mains. When she joined she came to know her prelims mark which was 121 and the cut off for GEN was 124 in prelims., This time with the vacancies being more i can assure you that the cutoff will not cross 125. for prelims.,Imagine this vignesh , In Feb paper 50 Ga ques carried 80 marks and in that case the cut off was 104(Gen) and now its 80 q for 80 m ., so possible increase cannot be more than 125., Of course , the time remained same. , Now they’ve changed it. which looks quite tricky coz this leads to increase in sectional cutoff for Eng and QA ..,
    Once again., My best wishes.
    I’m leaving my city today and i can’t comment anymore further., Going to my native., Sick Leave :)

    1. @ RS Kumar.

      Thanks a lot for your clarification. I need to contact you on a couple of points regarding this. Please mail me your contact number @ vignesh119@gmail.com

      1. @rs kumar dont try to fool the aspirants for the phase 1 exam held on 18 dec 11 the cutoff for general category was 100 only. OBC – 90 according to RTI filed by me. so dont try to create fear in mind of aspirants. all the best work hard.

        1. @ INSPIRACION bhai.

          Can you please copy and paste the RTI reply here? Thanks

          1. @vignesh site not allowing to paste..

        2. your right cutoff for gen was 100. obc was 90 and was st. even i had filed a rti

  11. I have lost my mobile the had the sms with registration number. any other way to retrieve it.

    With all due respect , mind your words.
    Right from my first post , i’m telling cut off will not be high., I’ve been replying for SOURAV’S comment at beginning at explaining to all that cut off might not go beyond 124. I’m not trying to fool anyone , I’m just telling to take the limit higher for better results. target for star to land on moon., That 120 was given by RBI selected candidate upon viewing it in HR department. I’M ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE. ., PLS READ MY EARLIER COMMENTS. . AND SOMETHING SAID BY SOURAV THAT CUT OFF WILL GO +30., This time since there’s no sectional timing i just ensured to work hard.
    My best wishes to you..

    Also , i want none of us to take chances., Lets predict higher. Safely clear and prepare for mains…

    Rs kumar just instills with his experience. I knw my friend in mumbai who shared exactly similar in what he’s said. Of course like he said the cutoff will be 104 – 124 which i ascertained from his earlier postings.No offense dear. Let this be healthy discussion and no harsh words.

  15. i did not receive my hall ticket yet..what is the procedure?how can i get?please reply me …urgent..as soon as possible

  16. By what time should the applicant reach the examination hall for RBI grade B officer – phase I exams? is reaching before two hours sufficient?

  17. By what time should the applicant reach the examination hall for RBI grade B officer – phase I exams? is reaching before two hours sufficient?

    1. same query .My exam is scheduled at 9.15 am. So by what time to reach?

      1. exams will start at 9.50 to b precise.10 mints to read the instructions and then 130 minutes frm 10 am

  18. hi sir i was forget my registration no. so i can’t download my admit card so ,,,tell me something how to download my admit card,,please reply as soon as possible…i will waiting your mail..please sir….

    1. hi tushar dont worry bro, rbi had sent to u email when u applied ur application online . check that email u will get necessary details or if u have taken the printout of app form then it has mentioned in it. dont worry abt password nd all if u know ur DOB its is more than enough.

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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 …???

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

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

  25. 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.

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

    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

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

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

  28. 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *