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RBI Grade B Exam Analysis: Check A Detailed Review


RBI Grade B Exam Analysis: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will conduct the Grade B (DEPR and DSIM) exam soon. After the exam, candidates can check for the RBI Grade B 2023 recruitment analysis from this page. The subject matter experts will analyse the paper and give their analysis. Moreover, they will provide the section-wise number of good attempts and difficulty levels.

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The exam analysis is helpful for candidates preparing for the upcoming exams. Such applicants can check the paper analysis to know the important topics and types of questions asked in the exam. Scroll down to find the Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam analysis.

RBI Grade B Analysis

Assessing the RBI Grade B Paper Analysis can be beneficial to both aspiring and appearing candidates in a variety of ways. Good attempts will assist candidates in determining their level of preparation and creating strategies accordingly. It also helps to:

  • Understand the exam pattern thoroughly,
  • Apprehend the difficulty level of each subject,
  • Examine the types of questions that can be asked in the upcoming exam,
  • Know the important topics for each section.

Candidates can check the last year’s analysis to get an idea for this year from the below sections.

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Overall Analysis – May 28, 2022

The RBI Grade B Officer exam is divided into three stages, the first of which is the prelims exam, also known as the phase 1 examination. The Phase 1 exam 2022 was conducted on May 28, 2022. The exam was held in two shifts, and the overall exam analysis for the Phase 1 examination is provided below:

ShiftLevel of ExamGood Attempts
Shift 1Moderate to Difficult109-117
Shift 2Moderate77-82

Note: The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate, and candidates can check the RBI Grade B cut-off for previous recruitments to analyze the trend change in qualifying marks in the linked article.

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis Phase 1 – May 28, 2022

Check out the section-wise good attempts and difficulty level of the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam analysis for the test conducted on May 28, 2022, from the below table:



Level of Exam

Good Attempts

Shift 1

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning Ability

Moderate to Difficult


General Awareness



Shift 2

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning Ability

Moderate to Difficult


General Awareness



How To Practice Questions on RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam?

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  • 9th Step: Click on any RBI Grade B Phase – I subjects.
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Section-wise RBI Grade B Phase 1 Analysis

The topics from which questions were asked from each section in the RBI Grade B for the prelims exam held on May 28, 2022, are discussed below:

Phase 1 Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Tabular + Line Graph DI5 QuestionsModerate (Calculative)
Missing Series4 QuestionsModerate
Quadratic Equation/ Comparison (new pattern)4 QuestionsModerate
Case let DI5 QuestionsModerate
Arithmetics10-12 QuestionsEasy to Moderate

Phase 1 Analysis for Reasoning Ability

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Uncertain Puzzles4-5 QuestionsModerate
Inequality4 QuestionsModerate
Seating Arrangement5 QuestionsModerate
Syllogism (reverse)2 QuestionsModerate (Lengthy)
Course of Action7 QuestionsEasy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 2 QuestionsModerate
Logical reasoning5 QuestionsModerate
Explicit –  Implicit1 QuestionsModerate

Phase 1 Analysis for English Language

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension (3-4 Passages)15-20 QuestionsModerate
Sentence Rearrangement4 QuestionsModerate
Idioms5-6 QuestionsModerate
Miscellaneous06 QuestionsModerate

Phase 1 Analysis for General Awareness

This section includes static GK, current affairs, and general awareness. Some of the questions from the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam on May 28, 2022, are available below:

  • Appointment related- 2 questions
  • Static GK- 7 to 8 questions
  • Cyclone Asani
  • Santosh Trophy winner
  • PM Jan Dhan Yojana
  • KAVACH related questions
  • Budget related- 3 to 4 questions
  • GST related question
  • Monetary policy- 3 questions
  • FATF Head
  • Khelo University Games
  • Nand Mool Chandani related question
  • Pro Kabbai League
  • 1st Geological Park in India
  • Financial Awareness- 3 to 4 questions
  • Ethanol Plant location
  • The ratio of RRB with the Central Bank
  • Sagarmala related
  • EPFO Interest rate
  • What does E stand for in the DESH portal?
  • 100th UNICORN of India
  • Scheme Related- Coaching Scheme
  • To which Airport- Wings India Covid Champion Award
  • Cash Reserve Ratio effective date
  • Louvre Museum related
  • Who releases State Forest Report?
  • Whose Autobiography is “My Country My India”
  • UNCED Full Form
  • SBI Collaboration with TCS
  • IOCL related
  • World Water Day Theme
  • Gender Ratio
  • Finance Ministry Related
  • Coal Miners Day

RBI Grade B Phase 2 Overall Analysis

The Phase 2 analysis for the recruitment cycle 2022 is yet to update. Earlier, the Phase 2 exam for the General position was held on April 1, 2021, and the DSIM/DEPR exam was held on March 31, 2021. Candidates who took the exam or intend to apply for the upcoming RBI Grade B Recruitment 2023 can refer to the Phase 2 exam analysis, which is discussed further below:

RBI Grade B Mains Paper 3: Difficulty Level

PAPER 3 Difficulty Level
Objective QuestionsModerate
Descriptive QuestionsDirect (Easy-Moderate)

RBI Grade B Mains Paper 1 & 2: Difficulty Level

PAPER 1 and 2Difficulty Level
Economic and Social IssuesModerate
English (Writing Skills)(Easy-Moderate)

Paper-wise RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam Analysis

Candidates can view the RBI Grade B 2021 exam analysis for Phase 2 below:

Paper-1 Economics and Social Issues

The distribution of questions is shown in the sections below:

Descriptive Paper –
15 marks questions

  • What are the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission
  • How does the aspect of Globalisation become different after the 2018 financial crisis?
  • Different ways to measure poverty. Poverty was discussed with India’s content in terms of the consumer inflation index per capita income basket.

10 marks questions

  • What are the Disinvestment measures announced in 2021-22 and their impact?
  • India’s demographic transition and its relation to economic growth
  • India’s commitment toward global climate change (Health, Social and Economic Development)

Objective Section –

There were 20 two-mark MCQ questions and 10 one-mark questions. One question from Pradhan Mantri Kishan Yojna, Financial Assistant, Labour Reforms, etc. was asked in a two-mark question. The OECD was asked for one paragraph. One question was asked on which organisation has forecasted India’s GDP.

Paper-2 English

There were Essay Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Precis Writing questions. The distribution of questions is mentioned below.

Essay writing

  • Pros and cons of teaching computer language to school students
  • Creative Thinking in Business
  • Prevention is better than cure elaborate in economic language

Precis Writing

  • Sand Mining from the point of view of urbanization

Reading Comprehension

  • Counter Economics/Black Marketing
  • Paper 3 of the RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam included both descriptive and objective questions. 
  • The objective section contained 30 questions, and the total number of marks allotted to the test was 50. 
  • The time limit for completing the objective section was 30 minutes. 
  • In the descriptive section, six questions were asked, of which candidates had to answer four. Two questions were worth 15 marks each, and two were worth 10 marks each. 
  • This section was given a maximum of 50 points and had a time limit of 90 minutes.

Questions in Descriptive Section (15 marks) –

  • What is corporate governance? Discuss the fundamentals and principles of corporate governance.
  • What are Basel Norms? Discuss the three pillars of Basel norms in detail.
  • Discuss the roles and functions of SIDBI, NHB, NABARD, EXIM, and RRBs.

Questions in the Descriptive Section (10 marks) –

  • Discuss the 5 major announcements made in the 2021-22 Union Budget of India.
  • Discuss the concept of Behavioural Reinforcement. What is the positive and negative reinforcement?
  • Differences between transactional leadership and transformational leadership?

MCQ Based Questions –

The questions were mostly comprehension-based. They were information-based, case-study-based, and information-related in nature. The following topics were the subjects of the questions.

  • Fastag
  • Depository
  • Hybrid Annuity Model
  • Organisational Behaviour

RBI Grade B Previous Year’s Exam Student Reaction

Check out the comments made by students on social media about the RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 1 & 2 exams below:

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 1 Analysis by Students

  • Sanjay: The overall difficulty level of the paper is moderate. The reasoning was difficult, the math was moderate, and the English and GK were easy to moderate. Fill in the blanks, passage, error detection, and other questions were asked in English. In Quant, questions were asked about quadratic equations, data interpretation, and other topics. In Reasoning, students were asked questions about seating arrangements (both circular and linear), inequalities, and other topics.
  • Kunika: The tone of the paper was quite moderate. The GA questions were simple, and they were based on RBI policies. Tough Reasoning was simple, but time-consuming, with lengthy questions. The majority of the questions in Reasoning came from puzzles. The English were lengthy but simple. The quantitative section was challenging. Tuberculosis was the subject of the Reading Comprehension topic.

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 2 Analysis by Students

  • Rockie: Overall, the RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 2 papers were easy. In comparison to last year, it was a breeze. Basel norms were the subject of questions in Paper III.
  • Piyush: The paper held in the morning was easy. The afternoon paper was a little difficult. Economics was difficult, as was the descriptive paper. In the descriptive paper, one question was asked about how globalisation has changed as a result of the financial crisis. The English were simple, with questions ranging from precis to reading comprehension. There were five reading comprehension questions.

Quick Links –

RBI Grade B Application FormRBI Grade B Eligibility
Selection Process for RBI Grade BCut-off of RBI Grade B

FAQs on Exam Analysis of RBI Grade B

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about RBI Grade B Analysis, along with their answers:

Q: Where can I get RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2023?

A: Applicants can get the detailed analysis for RBI Grade B Phase 1 & 2 exams after the conduction of the test on this article.

Q: Which was the most scoring section in the RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam 2022?

A: The General Awareness section was the most scoring section in the RBI Grade B Prelims 2022 exam.

Q: Which section of the RBI Grade B Prelims 2022 exam was the most difficult?

A: The most difficult section in RBI Grade B Prelims 2022 exam was Reasoning Ability.

Q: What was the difficulty level of RBI Grade B Mains Paper 3 2021 exam?

A: RBI Grade B Mains Paper 3 Finance and Management had an easy to moderate difficulty level. The subjective portion was easy, while the objective portion was moderate.

Q: When will the RBI Grade B 2023 exam be conducted?

A: The exam date for RBI Grade B 2023 recruitment will be released along with the official notification.

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