RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Analysis 6 March 2021 (Check All Shifts)

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RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Analysis 6 March 2021: RBI Grade B 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on March 6. The exam will be conducted across various cities spread throughout the country in multiple shifts. Around two to three lakh candidates appear every year for the exam. The difficulty level of the RBI Grade B exam held in 2019 was easy to moderate. The General Awareness section was easy to moderate, the English Language section was easy to moderate, the Quantitative Aptitude section was easy to moderate, Reasoning section was moderate to difficult.

RBI Grade B exam analysis 2021 will help candidates in understanding the exam pattern well, apprehending the level of the exam, analyzing the type of questions asked in the exam, and knowing the important topics with respect to the examination. Read below for more details on RBI Grade B 2021 exam analysis.

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RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Prelims)

Prelims exam of RBI Grade B Officer 2021 is an online mode of examination having 4 sections in total. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of all the sections of Preliminary exam is 120 minutes. 0.25 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in RBI Grade B Prelims 2021 exam.

Section No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Awareness808025
Quantitative Aptitude303025
English Language303025
Reasoning606045
Total2002002 Hours

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – 6th March, Shift 2

RBI Grade B Exam Good Attempts

SubjectsTimeGood Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude25 minutes12-14 (Difficult)
Reasoning45 minutes21-26 (Difficult)
English Language25 minutes11-14 (Difficult)
General Language25 minutes40-45 (Moderate)
Total120 minutes84-99 (Difficult)

RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Exam Analysis 2021

Quantitative Aptitude was the most difficult section. Pie Chart and Caselet DI were asked that were very confusing. Number Series of new pattern was asked in this shift. Questions asked from the Arithmetic Questions were asked from various topics like Mensuration, Partnership, and other topics.

TopicBased OnNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data InterpretationPie Chart & Caselet11Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency2 statement4Moderate
Data Sufficiency3 statement2Difficult
Number SeriesNew Pattern 2 sets (3 questions each)6Difficult
MiscellaneousQuestions on (Time & Work, Percentage, Mensuration, Age, Partnership, Mixture & Allegation)7Difficult
Total30Difficult

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 for General Awareness

The General Awareness Section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of 80 Questions. This is around 60 Questions that were asked from Current Affairs mainly from October 2020 till February 2021. The remaining 20 Questions were from Financial Awareness, Schemes, Static Awareness. Some main points were:

  • Around 5 Questions from Schemes.
  • 5 Questions from RBI Reports
  • Around 5 Questions from Budget
  • Around 4-5 Questions from Economic Survey

Questions Asked

Question related to PM WANI

Question related to Jigmet Dolma

Question on Kagiso Rabada (Purple Cap Winner)

Question on Spice Board – Related to Spice Exports Gender Equality Based

Question (Sustainable Development Goal 5)

Amitabh Ghos 1st Novel (The circle of Reason)

Indian Innovation Index by NITI Ayog

Min age decided by ICC to play International Cricket

Indian Coast Guard: on 14 December Offshore Petrol Vessel delivered by Goa Shipyard Limited

International Tea Day by UN

Wheat Producing States – Which is not among the Top 5 States

Production Linked Incentive for 13 Sectors – Total Fund Allocation

SBI Tied up with which company for Blockchain Technology

One District One Product

6 Pillars of Budget

IMF 190th Member (Latest Member)

Loan Limit for SC and ST for Greenfield Project

Khelo Youth Games

Seychelles is in which Ocean or Sea

Former Designation of Jamet Yellen

Moratorium Period by RBI during Pandemic

BB Pal Padma Vibhushan

Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme

23rd Jan is observed as

Sur Sarovar is in which state

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis 2021 for Reasoning Ability

In this shift also, the seating arrangement and puzzle section was dominating. Most of the questions were asked from the seating arrangement and puzzle section. Coding-Decoding and Machine Input were not asked. This section was Difficult.

TopicBased OnNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Puzzle & Seating ArrangementCircular Arrangement based on Blood Relation, Floor based Puzzle, Double row Linear arrangement, Unknown number of persons, Schedule based puzzle, tabular puzzle, designation based puzzle32Difficult
Reverse Syllogism2Difficult
Direction & Distance3Moderate
Data Sufficiency2Moderate
Meaningful WordAsk, Let1Moderate
Coding-Decoding3Moderate
Logical9Difficult
Machine Input5Difficult
Alphanumeric3Moderate
Total60Difficult

RBI Grade B Phase 1 English Exam Analysis 2021

English Language section was of moderate to difficult level. Three reading comprehension were seen in this section which is very rare in the Preliminary exam. So this makes this section difficult. Word rearrangement questions were also asked.

TopicBased OnNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading ComprehensionEconomy based, Serbian king and his statue16Moderate to Difficult
Sentence Phrase CorrectionNew Pattern3Difficult
Word RearrangementArrangement of Word with Error Detection4Difficult
Match the Column3Moderate to Difficult
Fillers4Moderate
Total30Difficult

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis 2021 – Final Overview

Overall we can say that this is the most difficult paper of RBI Grade B compare to last year’s exam. We can expect the lowest cut-off ever. Let’s wait for the result.

SectionsNo. Of QuestionsNo. Of MarksGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness808040-45Moderate
Reasoning606021-26Difficult
English Language303011-14Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude303012-14Difficult
Overall20020084-99Difficult

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: Good Attempts Shift-1

SubjectsTimeGood Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude25 minutes13-15 (Difficult)
Reasoning45 minutes23-28 (Difficult)
English Language25 minutes12-14 (Difficult)
General Language25 minutes42-46 (Moderate)
Total120 minutes90-103 (Difficult)

Here we present the number of good attempts for the reasoning section, quantitative section, general awareness, English, and overall good attempts which a candidate must do in today’s RBI Grade B exam. This is a good attempt for the general category, for other categories reduce your attempt by 5-6 questions, depending upon your category.

RBI Grade B Prelims Exam Analysis 6 March 2021 ( Shifts-1 )

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section of the RBI Grade B Exam was of Easy to Moderate level. The candidates can refer to the below-mentioned information to know the detailed distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section. There has been a change seen in the Quadratic section.

TopicBased OnNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data InterpretationTabular and Caselet10Difficult
Data Sufficiency2Difficult
Quadratic EquationsOld and New Pattern5Moderate
Quantity ComparisonQ1 & Q23Difficult
MiscellaneousQuestions on (Time & Work, Percentage, Mensuration, Age, Partnership, Mixture & Allegation)10Difficult
Total30Difficult

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: Reasoning Ability

The reasoning section of the RBI Grade B exam was Moderate to Difficult. Given below is the exam analysis for the reasoning ability section:

TopicBased OnNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Puzzle & Seating ArrangementCircular, Parallel Row (12 Persons with 1 Variable), Box based weights, Floor based, Row with direction sense, Linear Arrangement (Uncertain), Direction Based Arrangement, Linear Arrangement based on Blood Relation40Difficult
Reverse Syllogism3Difficult
Direction & Distance3Moderate
Blood Relation4Moderate
Logical9-10Difficult
Total60Difficult

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: English Language

The English language section of the RBI Grade B exam was Easy to Moderate and given below is the distribution of questions based on the questions asked in the Phase-1 Exam 2021. The questions of the English section were twisted making the exam lengthy.


Based On
No. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading ComprehensionUrban development, Heart diseases, Global Warming15Moderate to Difficult
Sentence Phrase CorrectionNew Pattern4Difficult
Cloze Test4Moderate to Difficult
Word RearrangementArrangement of Word with Error Detection5Difficult
Match the Column2Moderate to Difficult
Total30Difficult

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021: General Awareness

The General Awareness Section of RBI Grade B Phase 1 consists of 80 Questions. This is around 60 Questions that were asked from Current Affairs mainly from October 2020 till February 2021. The remaining 20 Questions were from Financial Awareness, Schemes, Static Awareness. Some main points were:

  • Around 5 Questions from Schemes.
  • 5 Questions from RBI Reports
  • Around 5 Questions from Budget
  • Around 4-5 Questions from Economic Survey
Questions Asked
Question on PM Kushal Yojana
Question on PM Kisan Nidhi
Good Governance Day
Question related to LAF
Private Entity Related Question

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis 2021 – Final Overview

Overall we can say that this is the most difficult paper of RBI Grade B compare to last year’s exam. We can expect the lowest cut-off ever. Let’s wait for the result.

SectionsNo. Of QuestionsNo. Of MarksGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness808042-46Moderate
Reasoning606023-28Difficult
English Language303012-14Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude303013-15Difficult
Overall20020090-103Difficult

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