RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – 6th March, Shift 1, Review and Expected Cut Off

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis 2021 – Overall

The RBI Grade B 2021 Exam is conducted in 3 phases. Today is Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B 2021 Exam. The Pattern of Phase 1 is:

The exam will be conducted in 2 Shifts today. In this article, we are covering Shift 1 of RBI Grade B 2021 Phase 1 Analysis. Overall the RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam was Moderate and calculative.


RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis 2021 – Video Analysis


RBI Grade B Phase 1 2021 Exam Analysis – Section-wise

RBI Grade Phase 1 2021 Exam was difficult as many new pattern questions were seen in the Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, & Reasoning Ability. Match the column was introduced in Quant while a new pattern phrase correction was asked in English along with 3 RCs.

RBI Grade B Exam Good Attempts

Subjects Time Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 25 minutes 13-15 (Difficult)
Reasoning 45 minutes 23-28 (Difficult)
English Language 25 minutes 12-14 (Difficult)
General Language 25 minutes 42-46 (Moderate)
Total 120 minutes 90-103 (Difficult)


RBI Grade B Quantitative Aptitude Exam Analysis 2021

Quantitative Aptitude was the most difficult section. Missing Data Interpretation and Caselet DI were asked that were very confusing. Questions asked from the Arithmetic Questions were asked from various topics like Mensuration, Partnership, and other topics.

Topic Based On No. Of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation Tabular and Caselet 10 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 2 Difficult
Quadratic Equations Old and New Pattern 5 Moderate
Quantity Comparison Q1 & Q2 3 Difficult
Miscellaneous Questions on (Time & Work, Percentage, Mensuration, Age, Partnership, Mixture & Allegation) 10 Difficult
Total 30 Difficult


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 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 for Reasoning Ability

In this section, 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.

Topic Based On No. Of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement Circular, 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 Relation 40 Difficult
Reverse Syllogism 3 Difficult
Direction & Distance 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Moderate
Logical 9-10 Difficult
Total 60 Difficult


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.

Based On No. Of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension Urban development, Heart diseases, Global Warming 15 Moderate to Difficult
Sentence Phrase Correction New Pattern 4 Difficult
Cloze Test 4 Moderate to Difficult
Word Rearrangement Arrangement of Word with Error Detection 5 Difficult
Match the Column 2 Moderate to Difficult
Total 30 Difficult


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.

Sections No. Of Questions No. Of Marks Good Attempts Difficulty Level
General Awareness 80 80 42-46 Moderate
Reasoning 60 60 23-28 Difficult
English Language 30 30 12-14 Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 13-15 Difficult
Overall 200 200 90-103 Difficult


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What was the overall level of the exam?

Ans. The overall level can be considered Difficult. This is the reason the Good attempts dropped as compared to last year’s exam.

Q. How many Month’s current affairs questions were asked?

Ans. Most numbers of questions were asked from January and February Month. However, the questions were also asked from October to December.

Q. What will be the Good Attempts for RBI Grade B Phase I Exam?

Ans. The overall good attempts of RBI Grade B Exam 2021 can be 90 to 103.

Q. Which was the Most Difficult section out of 4 sections in RBI Grade B Exam?

Ans. Quantitative Aptitude and English were the most difficult section in RBI Grade B Exam 2021.

Q. Which was the Most Scoring section out of 4 sections in RBI Grade B Exam?

Ans. The General Awareness section was the most scoring section.

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