RBI Assistant Question paper 2014: Topicwise sorted from readers’ inputs

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  1. Prologue
  2. Section1: General Awareness
    1. Economy: Budget 2014 related
    2. RBI, Banking, Insurance related
    3. PIN: Government related
    4. Movies related
    5. Sports related
    6. Books & Authors
    7. GK: Dance, Culture related
    8. GK: Indian places
    9. GK: Foreign capitals, currency, leaders
    10. GK: days celebration
  3. Section2: Computer
    1. Internet
    2. DBM
    3. Software
    4. Hardware
    5. OS
    6. MS-Office
    7. Security
  4. Section3: Maths and DI
    1. BODMAS
    2. Time speed work
    3. Simple-Interest/Compound-Interest/Profit-Loss
    4. Pipe and Cistern/Boat-stream
    5. Average
    6. Mensuration(Area-Volume-Perimeter)
    7. Number Series
    8. Data Interpretation
  5. Section4: Reasoning
    1. Blood Relation
    2. Syllogisms
    3. Mathematical Inequalities
    4. Number Series
    5. Data Sufficiency
    6. Direction-based
    7. Circular/Seating Arrangement
    8. Dictionary-based Arrangement
    9. Symbol-Alphabets-Numbers
    10. Coding-Decoding
  6. Section5: English
    1. Error spotting
    2. Fill in the blanks
    3. Sentence Arrangement
    4. Reading Comprehension
  7. Cutoffs: RBI Assistant 2012 (for interview call)
  8. Cutoffs: RBI Assistant 2013 (For interview call)

Prologue

  • From the list of questions shared by our readers cum RBI-assistant candidate, this list and analysis is prepared for the benefit of future aspirants.
  • Credit: readers of Mrunal.org for sharing the question list in comments. And Ankiit Srivastava for compiling those comments.
  • Note: some of the maths-reasoning-English questions given in this article- they were not verbatim asked in the exam but given here for illustration/demo. For example comprehension- since no one can recall entire passage from the exam, so we’ve to create demo question of similar level.
  • For more insights, read comments posted below this article.

Section1: General Awareness

  • Total 40 questions. They call it “General” awareness, but I would call it “Trivial-GK” awareness- because you’ll find truckloads of foolish questions about some exact figures in crores allotted to xyz scheme or about the venue where 3rd test between India & England in 2014 test series held and so on.
  • But, if you want the job, you’ve to prepare. Question is how to proceed for next year’s RBI assistant exam?

Resources for preparing RBI assistant GK

Static GK

  • country-currency-capital
  • places: tourist attractions, hill-stations dances, powerplants etc.
  • important days
  • HQ of international organizations
PIN

  • Sarkaari people in news
  • Committees, visits of foreign dignitaries
  • books-authors-awards
  • sports, trophies, players, awards
  • defence, satellite,
  • Mrunal.org/PIN
  • monthly current affairs magazine
banking GK

  • Reserve Bank & its terminology such as Repo,Reverse Repo,CRR,SLR, LAF,Bank rate,NEFT,MSF,
  • RTGS,CTS,SARFAESI-act,
  • Nationalization of RBI,Nationalization of Banks,SEBI & its functions etc.
Pretty much all of them covered under banking section of Mrunal.org/Economy
Budget Budget speech of Finance minister. because this exam requires command over trivial-GK, fact-places-figures from budget, so you’ve to refer directly to Finance minister’s speech.

Let’s check the GK-questions asked in RBI Assistant 2014 exam

Economy: Budget 2014 related

  1. States where IIM is to be opened as declared in budget other than Punjab,Bihar,Maharashtra & Odisha : (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Sanitation Program in Budget till – 2019
  3. Fund for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichayin Yojana as declared in budget : (Rs. 1000 cr)
  4. Fiscal deficit according to union budget : (4.1%)
  5. According to Budget 2014, how many new Govt. Medical Colleges will be opened : (12)
  6. What is the percentage increace in the amount allocated for cleanliness in this railway budget : (40%)
  7. what is the FDI limit in railway infrastructure : (100%)
  8. How much percent of passenger traffic increased in railways according to Railway budget? : ( 9%)
  9. According to Budget;e-visa in how many cities to promote tourism : (9)
  10. Income exempted from tax (below 60) according to budget : (2.5 lakhs)
  11. According to Budget,Metro rail project in Ahmadabad and which city : Lucknow

RBI, Banking, Insurance related

  1. Which insurance company extended Jan Dhan insurance cover to 1 lakh? : (HDFC Ergo)
  2. Life Insurance in Jan-Dhan yojana : (Rs.30,000)
  3. How much was the foreign exchange reserves in march 2014 ?
  4. Newly elected deputy governor : (S.S. Mundra)
  5. RBI proposed for 5th deputy governor by post : (Chief Operating Officer)
  6. Tibor full form : Tokyo Interbank Offered Rate
  7. When RBI was established ?
  8. What is R in RTGS ?
  9. What is L in LAF ?
  10. What is the full form of SARFAESI ?
  11. When RBI was nationalized ?

PIN: Government related

  1. Recently elections held for which loksabha? : (16th)
  2. Modi is the _______ prime minister of india? : (15th)
  3. Law and justice minister
  4. Water resources minister
  5. Defence minister
  6. Urban Development Minister
  7. Railway Minister of India
  8. Atomic Energy minister of India
  9. Home Affairs Minister
  10. Rural Development Minister
  11. Smriti Irani is holding which ministry: HRD Ministry
  12. Governor of Maharashtra: C Vidyasagar Rao
  13. Kerala new Governor – P Sathasivam
  14. Newly elected Deputy speaker of Loka sabha : (Thambi durai)
  15. Who is lady election commission officer? (V.S. Ramadevi)

Movies related

  1. Oscar 2014 Best supporting actress – Lupita Nyong’o
  2. Best actress in film fare awards 2014 – Deepika Padukone
  3. Which film got Best Film Award at Film Fare Awards: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  4. Oscar winner in leading role actor – Matthew McConaughey
  5. Best Director National Awards? Hansal Mehta
  6. Best actor in national film awards ? – Suraj Venjaramoodu(Malayalam), Raj Kumar Rao(Hindi)
  7. Best actress in Oscar? Cate Blanchett
  8. Oscar best movie – 12 years a slave
  9. National award for best Hindi film – Jolly LLb
  10. Which movie got the best movie award in 61 national film awards?

Sports related

  1. South African cricketer retired – Jaques Kallis
  2. In the Wimbledons 2014, Petra Kvitov defeated whom to conquer her maiden title in the women’s championships – Euginie Bouchard
  3. Arjuna Award for which cricketer: R. Ashwin
  4. Male singles French open 2014 winner: Rafal Nadal
  5. India and England Test Series Man of the Series for India – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
  6. Who of the following won gold medal in athletics for india in common wealth games 2014?
  7. How many gold medals india won in common wealth games 2014?
  8. Man of the series in India-England test series ?
  9. Gopichand is related to which sport – (Badminton)
  10. Leander Paes related to which game? : Tennis

Books & Authors

  1. “The God of Small Things” novel author: Arundhati Roy
  2. “The suitable boy” written by? – Vikram Seth

GK: Dance, Culture related

  1. Kuchhipudi dance form which state – Andhra Pradesh
  2. Kathak dance associated with which state : (UP)
  3. Sattriya is the dance form of which state? : (Assam)
  4. Bharatanatyam associated with which state : (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Kathakali dance from which state: (Kerala)
  6. BKS Iyengar is related to which field? Yoga

GK: Indian places

  1. Rawatbhata power plant in which state: (Rajasthan)
  2. Kakrapar nuclear power plant is in : (Gujarat)
  3. Cheruthoni dam in which state? : ( Kerala)
  4. Indira sagar dam located in which state : (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Taj Mahal in which state : (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Kaiga nuclear plant is in which state : (Karnataka)
  7. Panchmarhi Hill station is in which state : MP
  8. Hill station ‘ARAKU’ in which state: (Andhra Pradesh)
  9. Narora Power Plant situated in? (U.P.)

GK: Foreign capitals, currency, leaders

  1. Denmark currency: (Danish Krone)
  2. Li-tatina (tomator tyoha) festival of which country: (Spain)
  3. Mogadishu is the capital of which country: (Somalia)
  4. Adis Ababa capital of which country : (Ethiopia)
  5. Full Form Of UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  6. U.K. Prime Minister? : (David Cameroon)
  7. Malaysia Currency – (Ringgit)
  8. Bangladesh currency : (Taka)
  9. Head quarters of WTO is located in which country?
  10. Amsterdam is the capital of which country : (Netherlands)

GK: days celebration

  1. National Sports Day: (29 Aug)
  2. World Environment Day – (5 June)
  3. Laughter day : (1st Sunday of may)
  4. Heart day is celebrated on?

Section2: Computer

  • 40 questions, most of them easy. don’t require special knowledge or preparation.
  • still if you want, you may go through NIOS’s computer awareness material.
Type No. of Qs
Internet/Email/Networking 6-7
Database Management 5-7
Software/Programming 4-5
Hardware 5-7
Operating System 7-8
MS-office 7-8
Security/Hacking 5-6

let’s check the questions asked in RBI-assistant 2014

Internet

A device that connects to a network without the use of cable is said to be :

  1. Distributed
  2. Non-wired
  3. Centralized
  4. Wireless
  5. None of the Above

Which of the following is a valid domain :

  1. .gom
  2. .tom
  3. .cam
  4. .com
  5. None of the Above

DBM

You organise files by storing them in a :

  1. Index
  2. Yard
  3. Folder
  4. List
  5. None of the Above

Software

The legal right to use software based on specific restrictions is granted via a :

  1. Software policy
  2. Software Password
  3. Software Key
  4. Software License
  5. None of the Above

Compiling creates a :

  1. Error free program
  2. Good Environment
  3. Bug
  4. Restarting of Computer
  5. None of the Above

Hardware

A ………. is used to read hand written or printed text to make a digital image that is stored in memory.

  1. Printer
  2. Mouse
  3. Joystick
  4. Scanner
  5. None of the Above

OS

Linux is an example of :

  1. Virus
  2. Freeware
  3. Open source software
  4. Bug
  5. None of the Above

Which of the following act as a bridge between User and the device ?

  1. Printer
  2. CPU
  3. C.OS
  4. Monitor
  5. None of the Above

MS-Office

What is the keyboard short-cut for new slide ?

  1. Ctrl+M
  2. Ctrl+N
  3. Ctrl+S
  4. Ctrl+Shift+N
  5. None of the Above

Which of the following is used for Presentations ?

  1. MS Word
  2. MS Excel
  3. MS Outlook
  4. MS Power Point
  5. None of the Above

Security

Junk e-mail is also called ?

  1. Spool
  2. Spam
  3. Stam
  4. Junk-mail
  5. None of the Above

A program designed to destroy data on your computer which can travel to “infect” other computers is called a ?

  1. Disaster
  2. Bacteria
  3. Virus
  4. Disease
  5. None of the Above

Section3: Maths and DI

Topics under Numerical Ability QS.
BODMAS/Basic-Maths/Simplifaction 20-25
STD: speed time distance 1-2
Simple-Interest/Compound-Interest/Profit-Loss 2-3
Pipe & Cistern/Boat-stream 2-3
Average 2-3
Mensuration(Area-Volume-Perimeter) 2-3
Number Series 4-5
Data Interpretation 4-5

BODMAS

Q : (8/13) /(192/559) = ?

  1. 1(19/24)
  2. 4(19/28)
  3. 2(17/28)
  4. 3(17/28)
  5. None of the Above

Q : 283.56+142.04+661.78=?

  1. 1080.28
  2. 1087.28
  3. 1080.38
  4. 1082.48
  5. None of the Above

Q : if the fraction 3/5, 1/4, 5/6, 7/9, 8/11, are arranged in ascending order, which value will be third?

  1. 3/5
  2. 1/4
  3. 5/6
  4. 7/9
  5. 8/11

Q : ½ of ¾ of 1240=?

  1. 220
  2. 465
  3. 410
  4. D.800
  5. None of the Above

Time speed work

Q : 12 men can finish a work in 6 days,10 men + 21 women can finish it in 3 days. How many days will 12 women alone take to finish the work?

  1. 10 days
  2. 9 days
  3. 8 days
  4. 11 days
  5. None of the Above

Q : A car covers a certain distance in three hours at the speed of 62 Km/hr. What is the average speed of a truck which travels at a distance of 120 Km less than the car in the same time?

  1. 45km/hr
  2. 60 km/hr
  3. 75km/hr
  4. 100 km/hr
  5. None of the Above

Simple-Interest/Compound-Interest/Profit-Loss

Q :The owner of an electronic store charges his customer 11% more than the cost price. If a customer paid Rs. 1,33,200 for an LED TV, what was the original price of the TV?

  1. 1,20,000
  2. 1,14,000
  3. 1,18,000
  4. 1,22,000
  5. None of the Above

Q : Ram sold an item for Rs.8410 and incurred a loss of 45%. At what price should he have sold the item to have earned a profit of 50%?

  1. 8510
  2. 8710
  3. 8800
  4. 8304
  5. None of the Above

Pipe and Cistern/Boat-stream

Q : Pipes A and B can fill a tank in 5 and 6 hours respectively. Pipe C can empty it in 12 hours. If all the three pipes are opened together, then the tank will be filled in time(in hours)?

  1. 30/17
  2. 30/11
  3. 60/17
  4. 55/17
  5. None of the Above

Q : A man can row Upstream @15kmph and downstream @21 kmph, what is the speed of water in river(in kmph)?

  1. 4
  2. 3
  3. 7
  4. 14
  5. None of the Above

Average

Q : Find the average of the following set of scores: 214, 351, 109, 333, 752, 614, 456, 547 ?

  1. 482
  2. 428
  3. C.444
  4. 424
  5. None of the Above

Q : The average of four consecutive odd numbers A, B, C and D is 54. What is the product of A and C?

  1. 2905
  2. 2805
  3. 2703
  4. D.2404
  5. None of the Above

Mensuration(Area-Volume-Perimeter)

Q : The length of a rectangle is 20% more than its breadth. What will be the ratio of the area of a rectangle to that of a square whose side is equal to the breadth of the rectangle?

  1. 2:1
  2. 6:5
  3. 3:4
  4. D.4:5
  5. None of the Above

Q : What would be the circumference of a circle(in cm)whose area is 745.36 sq cm?

  1. 94.4
  2. 88.8
  3. 76.5
  4. D.84.5
  5. None of the Above

Number Series

Q : What will come in place of question mark(?) in the following number series?

45, 38, 31, 24, 17,?, 3

  1. A.33
  2. B.45
  3. C.15
  4. 10
  5. None of the Above

Q : What will come in place of question mark(?) in the following number series?

5,15,35,75,155,?

  1. 295
  2. 315
  3. 275
  4. 305
  5. None of the Above

Data Interpretation

Examine the following Diagram

RBI assistant 2014 DI set

There were three rival candidates in a Loksabha constituency and the number of votes got by them in a certain village in different elections are shown in the following diagram,answer the following questions after examining the diagram

By what percentage,number of votes got by A have increased in 2008 election from 2003 election?

  1. A.12.5%
  2. 25%
  3. 40%
  4. D.45%
  5. None of the Above

By what percentage, number of votes got by A in all election is less/more than the number of votes got by C in all the elections?

  1. 16%more
  2. 12%more
  3. 16%less
  4. 12%less
  5. neither less nor more

Section4: Reasoning

Topics under Reasoning QS.
Blood Relation 3-4
Syllogisms 4-5
Matematical Inequalities 4-5
Number Series 3-4
Data Sufficiency 4-5
Direction-based 2-3
Circular/Seating Arrangement 8-10
Dictionary-based Arrangement 3-4
Symbol-Alphabets-Numbers 3-4
Coding-Decoding 4-6

Blood Relation

  1. If A + B means A is the father of B
  2. A × B means A is the wife of B
  3. A – B means A is the son of B…then

Q : If M × N – O is true, then which of the following is definitely true?

  1. O is the wife of N
  2. O is father of M
  3. M is daughter of N
  4. N is father of M
  5. None of these

Syllogisms

Statements:

  1. All Home are insert
  2. Some Insert are Design
  3. All Design are Page
  4. Some Page are Layout

Conclusions:

  • I:Some Design are Home
  • II: Some Insert are Layout.

answer choices

  1. only I follows
  2. only II follows
  3. neither I nor II follows
  4. both I and II follow
  5. either I or II follows

Mathematical Inequalities

If M>O ≥N≥Q=R<T then

  1. N<M
  2. T>Q

answer choices

  1. only 1 follows
  2. only 2 follows
  3. neither 1 nor 2 follows
  4. both 1 and 2 follow
  5. either 1 or 2 follows

Number Series

Find the next number in the sequence:

2, 6, 8, 16, 30, 54,?

  1. 74
  2. 88
  3. 100
  4. 110
  5. 105

Data Sufficiency

Who amongst E,F,G,H and I is the heaviest ?

Statements :

  1. I.F is heavier than I,E is heavier than H,H is lighter than G
  2. II.E is the second heaviest, E is lighter than G

Answers :

  1. if data in Statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question
  2. if data alone in Statement II is alone sufficient to answer the question
  3. if data either in Statement I or Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  4. if data given in both Statement I and Statement II are not sufficient to answer the question
  5. if data given in both Statement I and Statement II alone are not sufficient but together sufficient to answer the question.

Direction-based

A man started from a place walked towards North for 5 km, then turned right and walked another 5 km. Then, he turned 45° to his right and walked 2 km and finally turned 45° to his left. What is his direction now.?

  1. South
  2. South-East
  3. North
  4. East
  5. West

Circular/Seating Arrangement

Eight persons P,Q,R,S,T,U,V and W are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Also

  1. Q and S are immediate neighbours of R.
  2. U sits third to the left of P, P is an immediate neighbour of Q
  3. T sits third to the right of W.

Then what is the position of W with respect to Q.?

  1. Third to the left
  2. Third to the right
  3. Immediate right
  4. Second to the left
  5. Second to the right

Dictionary-based Arrangement

How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters T, D, E, I using all the letters, but each letter only once in each word?

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. None
  5. More than Three

In the word MORNING, how many characters are there which have same gap with their adjacent letter as they have in alphabetical order in English?

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. None
  5. More than three

Symbol-Alphabets-Numbers

M L 5 # U 5 Q $ 5 & O 8 U F ! 7 C 9 D N 8 A % P O G N L 3& P M G ! # $ A 9 H P % 9 $ A G D # W

In the above sequence, how many symbols are there which do have a number just before it and a vowel just after it?

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. None
  4. Three
  5. More than three

Coding-Decoding

In a certain language, ‘what are we do, is written as ‘pa la ma sa, ‘when time are do’ is written as ‘pa la ta na, ‘do what time think’ is written as ‘pa na ma ca’ ‘time think before finish’ is written as ‘ca na da fa’ & ‘do finish time fast’ is written as ‘da pa na ga’
How will ‘before ’ be written in that code language?

  1. ca
  2. na
  3. da
  4. fa
  5. None of these

Section5: English

Topics under English Language Qs.
Error spotting 5-6
Fill in the blanks 4-5
Cloze test (i.e. Paragraphs with lots of fill in the blanks) 8-10
Sentence Arrangement 5-7
Reading Comprehension 13-15
(within above passage) Direct questions 5-7
(within from above passage) Vocabulary type 6-7

Error spotting

Identify the part of sentence which do have any error, if no error is there mark it as No error :

Many poverty alleviation schemes(1)/ are not applicable of(2)/ slum dwellers in metro cities(3)/ as they are above the poverty line(4)/ No error(5)

Answer

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Fill in the blanks

The Taj Mahal at Agra had ____ world wide attention.

Answer

  1. Perceived
  2. Proposed
  3. Attracted
  4. Referred
  5. Preferred

Sentence Arrangement

Rearrange the following 5 sentence to make it a complete meaningful sentence :

  1. (1)They found that much of the drop in yield came from air pollution caused by fine particles
  2. (2)with heightened air pollution adding to the impact of climate change on crop yields,
  3. (3)India’s food grain production is facing a double whammy
  4. (4)according to a recent study.
  5. (5)like soot as well as ozone generated by sunlight acting on emissions of precursor molecules.

Q : What will be the order of the Rearranged sentence

  1. 2,3,1,4,5
  1. B.3,1,2,4,5
  2. C.3,2,4,1,5
  3. D.3,1,2,4,5
  4. E.None of the Above

Reading Comprehension

Read the following passage:

British Airways-owner IAG laid out plans to pay a maiden dividend on Friday, coming of age three years after the merger between BA and Spain’s Iberia in 2011 that created the group.

IAG said it was confident of growing earnings by over 10 percent a year between 2016 and 2020, on top of significant profit growth this year and next, and as such, it anticipated declaring next year it would start paying shareholders.

Q : IAG is confident of growing earnings in which of the following year :

  1. 2013
  2. 2015
  3. C.2018
  4. 2011
  5. None of the Above

Q : Which among the following is most opposite to CONFIDENT as shown in bold in passage :

  1. Hopefull
  2. Hopeless
  3. Sad
  4. Amazing
  5. None of the Above

Cutoffs: RBI Assistant 2012 (for interview call)

2012: Cutoff in written exam for those called for interview
OFFICE SC ST OBC GENERAL PWD
AHMEDABAD 107 123 141 127
BANGALORE 120 113 120 138 124
BHOPAL 146 116 156 159 145
BHUBANESWAR 142 151 154 140
CHANDIGARH 139 160 146
CHENNAI 121 136 141 127
GUWAHATI 117 127 133 119
HYDERABAD 142 126 149 154 140
JAIPUR 139 135 151 158 144
JAMMU 101 107 145 131
KANPUR AND LUCKNOW 143 153 163 149
KOLKATA 128 135 153 139
MUMBAI 109 119 137 123
NAGPUR 136 136 146 132
NEW DELHI 141 144 156 142
PATNA 136 154 163 149
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
KOCHI
142 151 158 144

Cutoffs: RBI Assistant 2013 (For interview call)

2013: Cutoff in written exam for those called for interview
OFFICE SC ST OBC GENERAL PWD Ex-S1 Ex-S2
AHMEDABAD 119 # 108 121 88 85 104
BANGALORE 96 92 107 114 92 @ 119
BHOPAL 114 111 126 135 112 @ @
BHUBANESWAR 113 101 127 136 103 @ @
CHANDIGARH # # 121 136 106 72 116
CHENNAI 109 # 124 128 113 @ @
GUWAHATI 105 99 107 113 108 @ 102
HYDERABAD 123 # 130 138 123 @ @
JAIPUR 120 110 126 135 117 @ 129
JAMMU 101 71 100 123 @ @ 102
KANPUR AND LUCKNOW 118 # 130 142 120 @ 131
KOLKATA 114 89 116 133 98 @ 141
MUMBAI 103 80 # 111 82 95 90
NAGPUR 109 # # 116 @ @ @
NEW DELHI 122 # 128 142 @ @ @
PATNA 109 113 129 135 111 @ @
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
KOCHI
# # 134 136 62 121 110

# No vacancies in these centres for the given categories.
@ No candidate from the category qualified.
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160 Comments on “RBI Assistant Question paper 2014: Topicwise sorted from readers’ inputs”

  1. tell me one thing isme bhi ibps ki tarah koi different marking system hota h like difficulty level check? Based on how much correct answers u have given. ya simple 0.25 marks deduct ho jata h wrong ka jyada correct hone se koi fayada ni… tell me plzzzz

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