RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2022 – Shift 1 & Shift 2 – Get GA Answer Key & Memory-Based Descriptive Questions

Phase 2 of the RBI Grade B 2022 exam took place on the 25th of June 2022. The Finance & Management paper was held in the morning while the English and Economic & Social Issues papers were held in the afternoon for the aspirants. Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B 2022 exam took place in two shifts on the 28th of May 2022. In this blog post, let us dig deeper into the RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2022 for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams. In addition to the detailed analysis, we shall also give you the General Awareness answer key for both shifts along with descriptive questions asked in ESI & FM. Let’s get started.

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2022

RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 2 Exam Analysis

The Finance & Management paper was held in the morning while the English and Economic & Social Issues papers were held in the afternoon.

RBI Grade B 2022 Finance & Management Paper Analysis

The objective questions asked were of moderate difficulty level and mostly were factual in nature.

Memory-Based Descriptive Questions Asked

15-Markers

1. Will blockchain disrupt banking?

2. Identify the barriers to effective interpersonal communication and how to overcome them?

3. Why do people and organizations resist organizational changes? How to manage it?


10-Markers

1. What is LTRO?

2. Discuss India’s response to the global financial crisis in 2008.

3. Discuss the role of managers in encouraging ethical behaviour.



RBI Grade B 2022 Economic & Social Issues Paper Analysis

The objective questions asked were of high difficulty level. The 2 marker questions were lengthy and the options were also tricky.

Memory-Based Descriptive Questions Asked

15-Markers

1. Urbanization is spreading very fast but caste, gender & race discrimination is still present. Give your views on the challenges of preventive policies in India.

2. What are economic reforms? Discuss the economic reforms implemented by India since the 1990s.

3. A question related to the Financial Stability Report launched by RBI was asked.


10-Markers

1. Rural Entrepreneurship – What are the challenges and how can solve India’s major social problems?

2. Discuss the Monetary Policy Framework.

3. What are NBFCs? How are NBFCs different with respect to banks? Name any 5 types of NBFCs which are present in India.


RBI Grade B 2022 Descriptive English Paper Analysis

Here are topics that were asked for Essay Writing, Precis’ Writing and Reading Comprehension.

Essay Writing Topics – 600 Words

1. Advantages and disadvantages of using renewable resources. Discuss in light of the Green Grid Initiative launched at CoP26.

2. Women Entrepreneurship.

3. Albert Einstein – Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

4. Medical Tourism.


Precis’ Writing – 180 words

1. Space exploration


Reading Comprehension 5 Questions, 6 Marks each

1. Derivatives Contract


This was all from us for RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 2 Exam Analysis. You can also once go through the video analysis of the same by Riti Ma’am.


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RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2022 – Phase 1 – Overall Analysis and Difficulty Level

Before we begin the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam analysis 2022, let us have a look at the RBI Grade B 2022 phase 1 exam pattern:

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern: Phase 1

Online Examination – Objective Type

Objective Type TestNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
General Awareness808025 Minutes
Reasoning606045 Minutes
English Language303025 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 Minutes
Total200200120 Minutes

Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase 2 of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase 1.

1. General Awareness (GA)
  • As per the feedback that we received from the aspirants who took the phase 1 shift 1 paper stated that the General Awareness (GA) questions asked were not as long/lengthy when compared to the last year’s questions.

  • This year in the GA section, the questions asked were not very lengthy in nature and one could have easily managed the time of 25 minutes to go through all the questions comfortably and answer them.

  • The other thing that we would like to mention here is that all the sections were covered comprehensively say like there were questions from Banking Awareness, Government Schemes, Static GK (a few questions), Reports, Current Affairs etc.

  • We would also like to mention here that most of the questions asked were factual in nature and only a few tested your concept clarity. Those aspirants who had already prepared for the Phase 2 papers of ESI & FM, would have been at an advantage here. We can say this as there were a few concept-based as well as fact-based questions from the ESI & FM here in the General Awareness paper.

  • We would rate this section as Moderate to Difficult one.

  • The maximum number of current affairs were from the months of April and May 2022. Also, a sufficient number of questions from March 2022. Other questions asked were seen from the months of December 2021, January and February 2022.

  • Accuracy would be the deciding factor here.

2. Reasoning
  • We would say that the reasoning paper was moderate to difficult.

  • The key here to getting a decent score would be the right selection of questions. You should have scanned all the questions, in the beginning, to understand which questions to solve and which to leave.

  • There were 5 sets of puzzles and these were not easy. Lengthy will be the right word for these puzzle-based questions we would say. You could have chosen other questions based on critical reasoning, syllogisms, inequality etc to maximize your score here.

3. English

This section was doable when compared to the other sections as well as when compared to the last year’s English paper. You could have maximised your overall score here by solving the maximum number of questions.


4. Quantitative Aptitude (Quants)
  1. This section again was on the difficult side. There were 3 sets of DI out of which one was a bit easy and could have been attempted. The other sets of DI were on the lengthier side.

  2. Also, the questions from the Arithmetic section were also on the difficult side.

  3. Again the right section of questions would have helped to clear the sectional cut-off.


RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2022 – Types of Questions Asked – Shift 1

Overall Difficulty Level of Shift 1- Moderate to Difficult

1. General Awareness (GA)

Overall Difficulty Level– Moderate to Difficult

Types of Questions
1. Union Budget – 4-5 Questions
2. Important Days – 2 Questions (Theme & Date)
3. Apps & Portals – 3 Questions
4. Government Schemes – 5 Questions (Statement based questions)
5. Reports – 4-5 Questions
6. Appointment based – 3 to 4 Questions
7. Static-Based Questions – Concept-based – Finance & ESI – 5 Questions (Bonds, Great Depression, Companies Act)

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2. Reasoning

Overall Difficulty Level– Moderate to Difficult

Types of Questions Asked
Puzzles: 5 Sets of puzzles were asked
1. Floor-based puzzle – 2 variables – 5 Questions
2. Circular Arrangements – unknown number – uncertain number of people – 5 Questions
3. Based on Age – Calendar years – 2 variables – 5 Questions
4. Syllogisms – 3 to 4 Questions
5. Statement and Conclusions – 5 Questions
6. Data Sufficiency – 3 Questions
7. Input-Output – 5 Questions
8. Inference-based Questions
9. Blood Relations

3. English Language

Overall Difficulty Level– Easy to Moderate

Types of Questions Asked
1. Reading Comprehension – Environment & Diet’s relation – 5 Questions
2. Reading Comprehension – CPI/WPI – 7 Questions
3. Idioms & Phrases – 4 Questions (correct/incorrect usage)
4. Jumbled Sentences – 2 statements fixed – 2 Questions
5. Error Detection
6. Rearrange the words in a passage

4. Quantitative Aptitude (Quants)

Overall Difficulty Level– Difficult

Types of Questions Asked
3 sets of DI were asked – 2 caselet-based DI & one tabular form
1. Tabular form DI was easy
2. Caselet DI – Easy but time taking
3. Inequality based on questions (high level) – 4 to 5
4. Miscellaneous – Arithmetic – Difficult (more than one variable missing)

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2022 – Types of Questions Asked – Shift 2

Overall Difficulty Level of Shift 2 – Difficult

1. General Awareness (GA)

Overall Difficulty Level– Moderate to Difficult – more towards the difficult side

  • Around 35-40 questions were one-liners but not easy and the rest were lengthy questions – Time was not sufficient
  • All areas were covered (balanced paper) – this makes it a little tough.
  • Mostly factual Questions – 90%; too many data points had to be remembered by the aspirant in order to answer these questions while 10% – based on concept (Few questions were not direct)
  • We also had questions from ESI & Finance – Concept-based
  • Compared to last year – a good mix of questions, last year – all were lengthy questions, this year there were one-liners too (but too many data points based questions)
Types of Questions
1. Union Budget – 2-3 Questions
2. Government Schemes – 5 to 6 Questions (Statement based questions)
3. Static-Based Questions – Concept-based – Finance & ESI – 5 Questions (Bonds, Great Depression, Companies Act) – 6 to 7 Questions

Download FREE RBI Grade B 2022 General Awareness (GA) Answer Key – Shift 2


2. Reasoning

Overall Difficulty Level– Difficult

Types of Questions Asked
1. Puzzles & Sitting Arrangements: 5 Sets of Questions
2. No Syllogisms
3. Statement and Assumptions – 10-12 Questions
4. Inequality based – 5 Questions
5. Blood relation – 1 Question
6. Coding-Decoding (Indirect) – 4 Questions

3. English Language

Overall Difficulty Level– Easy to Moderate

Types of Questions Asked
1. 2 Reading Comprehension Passages – 14 Questions
2. Idioms & Phrases – 4 Questions (correct/incorrect usage)
3. Jumbled Sentences – 2 statements fixed – 2 Questions
4. Error Detection
5. Rearrange the words in a passage

4. Quantitative Aptitude (Quants)

Overall Difficulty Level– Difficult

Types of Questions Asked
1. 3 sets of DI were asked
2. Series based – 3 Questions
3. Arithmetic – 7 to 8 Questions (moderate to tough – multiple statement-based Questions)
4. Quadratic Equations (find roots, statement-based questions) – 2 to 3 Questions

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RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 

RBI Grade B Phase-2 Exam Analysis

I. Schedule & Timing of the Papers

RBI Grade B 2021 Phase-2 exam had three papers held in two shifts. The paper on Finance & Management (FM) was conducted in the morning shift. There was no time gap between the objective (30 min.) & descriptive (90 min.) type of paper.

The afternoon shift had two papers, Economics & Social Issues (ESI) & English Descriptive). There was no time gap between these two papers.


II, Difficulty Level of Paper 

  • Overall paper was of moderate difficulty level.
  • Though we saw a pattern change, anyone who has studied the concepts well and kept track of important current affairs would have found the paper relatively easy. FM was easier compared to ESI.

III. Morning Shift – Paper III – Finance and Management

Difficulty Level (easy-moderate)

Objective Type Questions

A total of 30 questions (50 marks) were asked, out of which 20 questions were of 2 marks each and 10 questions of 1 mark each were asked.

Types of Questions Asked
  • Comprehension based
  • Case study-based or information-based questions
  • The question pattern consisted of four sets of two questions each, that is a total of 8 questions and four sets of three questions each, that is a total of 12 questions.
FM Objective Memory Based Questions

Topics :

  1. Paragraph on Electronic toll collection(3 questions)
  2. Who introduced NETC?
  3. What is the technology used in NETC?
  4. Depository
  5. Paragraph on Regulatory sandbox.
  6. Paragraph on language translation
  7. Paragraph on Barriers of communication 
  8. Portal related to language translation
  9. Name of the mission launched by the government for language translation.
  10. Paragraph on Organisation behaviour (3 questions )
  11. Which type of justice is related to employees’ input to appropriate Output?
  12. Which of the following will involve the study of the psychological aspect?
  13. Which of the following deal with the team process?
  14. Passage on infrastructure and PPP
  15. Which of the model is described in the paragraph? – Hybrid annuity model
  16. The ratio of support provided by the government during the construction and operation phase will be – 40:60
  17. In which sector PPP model is majorly used?
  18. Paragraph on Capital market.
  19. ASBA-related paragraph-based question.


Descriptive Questions

15 Markers Questions

1. What is Corporate Governance? What are the key principles of Corporate Governance?

2. Functions of regulatory bodies like SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB.

3. Basel Norms and pillars of Basel III norms.

10 Marker Questions

1. Discuss 5 major announcements in Budget 2021-22.

2. Discuss the differences between Transformational and Transactional Leadership.

3. What is meant by behavioural reinforcement? Elaborate on Positive and Negative Reinforcement.


IV. Afternoon Shift – Paper-1: Economic & Social Issues & Paper-2: English (Descriptive English)

Difficulty Level

Economics & Social Issues – Moderate to Tough, 

Descriptive English – Easy to Moderate


Descriptive English Questions

Topics of Essay-Writing

1. Future of BPO industries in India

2. Importance of creative thinking in business.

3. Pros and cons of teaching coding or computer language to school students.


Precis Writing

1. Paragraph based on Sand mining – Urbanisation


Reading Comprehension

1. Based on Counter Economics – Black marketing.


Economic & Social Issues (ESI)

Current Affairs Coverage: The Current Affairs Questions were asked from the last 6 months.  

ESI Objective Memory Based Questions
  1. India’s GDP predicted by an intergovernmental economic organisation headquartered in Paris is ____ in 2021-22.
  2. One comprehension-based question on the Topic OECD’s Economic outlook.
  3. Paragraphs related to the PM KISAN scheme and question set are related to those questions.
  • Which of the following is not true and related to the scheme
  • Benefits of the scheme.
  •  
  • The platform provides information to farmers related to various issues.
  1. Question on AMRUT scheme.
  2. Paragraph on Sustainable development
  3. Which of the country play important role in accomplishing viable environmental and population tolerance?
  4. Advantages of foreign trade and investment
  5. Instruments of liquidity management will include –
  6. Statement-based question on Budget.
  7. One nation one ration card scheme – statement-based question.
  8. Economic survey 2020-2021 India’s real GDP is expected to record an 11.0% growth in FY 2021-222 the highest since independence due to:
  9. Which of the following is not an objective of the four labour codes?
  10. Which of the following is an e-governance initiative in the health care sector – NIKSHAY platform
  11. At the TRIPS Council of WTO, the waiver proposed by South Africa and India for –
  12. Operation green – which of the following statement is true
  13. Which of the following is true regarding the RBI liquidity management framework?
  14. SVAMITVA-related question.

Descriptive Questions

15 Marker Questions:

1. Question related to the 15th Finance Commission

2. Global financial crisis and its after-effects on different aspects of globalization.

3. Different methods of poverty measurement and what are its advantages and disadvantages.

10 Marker Questions:

1. Discuss 3 measures related to the disinvestment of Strategic Sectors and Non-Strategic Sectors in Union Budget 2021-22.

2. List down India’s climate change commitment.

3. Demographic transition-related question.


We hope that you get a clear picture of the types of questions and the difficulty level of the questions asked RBI Grade B 2021 Phase-2 exam on April 1st 2021.

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RBI Grade B Phase-1 Exam Analysis

Before we begin the RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021, let us have a look at the RBI Grade B 2021 phase-1 exam pattern. 

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern: Phase-I

Online Examination – Objective Type

Objective Type TestNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
General Awareness808025 Minutes
Reasoning606045 Minutes
English Language303025 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude303025 Minutes
Total200200120 Minutes

Candidates, who secure minimum marks separately for each Test, as prescribed, will be shortlisted for Phase 2 of the examination based on the aggregate marks obtained in Phase-I.


I. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – Overall Difficulty Level & Good Attempts 

After the analysis of both the shifts, it could be judged that the paper was Moderate to Difficult.

Good Attempts106-117 questions with 90% accuracy.


II. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – General Awareness

1. Difficulty Level: Moderate & Lengthy

2. Good Attempt: 52 to 55 questions with 90% accuracy

3. Mostly Current affairs-based questions were asked.

4. Current Affairs questions were asked from the months of September 2020 to February 2021.

5. 8 to 11 questions were asked from the month of February 2021. 2 to 3 questions from the month of March 2021 were asked. Not many questions from the month of January 2021 were asked.

6. In-depth questions, very few direct questions were asked.

7. Hardly 3 to 5 questions were asked from Static GK.

8. Paragraph-based questions, Government schemes-based questions were asked.


III. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Difficult & Lengthy

Good Attempt: 10-12 questions with 90% accuracy

Types of Questions Asked:

  • DI based
  • Quadratic Equations (High-level)
  • Miscellaneous Questions (lengthy)
  • In the second shift, number series were asked instead of quadratic equations. 

IV. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – Reasoning

Difficulty Level: Moderate & Lengthy

Good Attempt: 24 to 28 questions with 90% accuracy

Types of Questions Asked: 

  • Puzzles
  • Reverse Syllogisms
  • Inequality based questions
  • Direction sense
  • Critical Reasoning (Statement & Conclusion; Cause & Action)
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • In shift 2, in place of Inequality based questions, Input-Output type questions were asked.

V. RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2021 – English

Difficulty Level: Easy & Lengthy

Good Attempt: 20 to 22 questions with 90% accuracy

Types of Questions Asked: 

  • Reading Comprehension-Based Questions
  • Cloze Test
  • Word Rearrangement

We hope that you get a clear picture of the types of questions and the difficulty level of the questions asked today.

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RBI Grade B Cracker is designed to cover the complete syllabus for the 3 most important subjects: 1. GA for Phase 1, 2. Objective Paper for Phase 2 + 3. Descriptive Papers for Phase 2 exam. 

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RBI Grade B 2023 Cracker Course Offerings:

  • Foundation LIVE Classes for ESI & FM

  • ESI & FM Videos + Notes + 75+ Topic Tests

  • Phase-I CA Capsules (RBI BOLT)

  • Phase-II CA Capsules + Desc. Eng Prep

  • 40 Objective Mock Tests (Phase 1 & 2)

  • 10 Descriptive Mock Tests with Evaluation

  • Descriptive Model Q&A

  • ESI & FM Revision Sheets

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