[RBI Grade B Officer] Hall Tickets/ Admission Letters are out, Demo Questions, Instructions for Computer Based Test

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[RBI Grade B Officer] Hall Tickets/ Admission Letters are out, Demo Questions, Instructions for Computer Based Test

Not an Article, just to inform you that RBI has uploaded Call Letter for the Grade B Officer examination.

Goto following link: ibpsreg.sifyitest.com/rbijuly/login.php?appid=dwe134asdqascalqniei
As per the handout, there are section cutoffs, negative marking but there is no ‘sectional timing’. They’ll throw all 200 questions you to at once. You can solve them in any order within 130 minutes

  1. Save your roll number
  2. Items to bring @Exam hall
  3. Computer Tests: A few tips
  4. GA: Don’t Mark n Review
  5. Comprehension: Mark n Review
  6. Online Exam structure
  7. General Awareness Sample Questions
  8. English
  9. Maths
  10. DI (Data interpretation)
  11. Reasoning
  12. Instructions for computer Exam
  13. General Instructions:
  14. Note for Person with Disability (PWD):

Save your roll number

AND after the exam is finished, please don’t misplace your hallticket/callletter. Note down your roll number in 3-4 places eg.

  1. your drawing room’s wall calendar
  2. as a contact no. in your mobile phone,
  3. In your certificate file (where you keep your graduation certi. etc.)
  4. in your google docs/ as your gmail contact

Otherwise when result comes, panic comes “I forgot my roll number, how I can check my result?”

Items to bring @Exam hall

  1. Admission Letter (you Must paste a passport sized photo on it)
  2. Photo ID card.
  3. One Ball point pen (although my advice, also bring pencil with rubber, that way, even if you have to make correction in some calculation you can do easily- comes handy in sitting-arrangement- blood relation type questions otherwise diagram becomes too messy, then you’ve to rewrite everything=time waste.).

Computer Tests: A few tips

COPY pasting the same tips from RBI assistant article

  • In the pen-paper based test, if you don’t know answer to a particular question, you could mark it in the question paper, or write its question number at the end of question paper (in the rough space). And at the end of the exam, you’ll review that question and try to solve it again.
  • In the computer based test, they also provide same facility. Under every question there is button for “mark/review”. You must make efficient use of mark/ review button. There are two ways to do it (whichever works fine for you).
Approach1 Approach2
  • In the beginning, don’t solve any question. Just read all questions (1,2,3…)and click on “mark” button on the questions that you can solve confidently.
  • Then goback to home page /index on your computer screen and click on “review all marked questions”.
  • Then you start solve those marked questions one by one.
  • Start solving questions one by one in the series (1,2,3..) if any questions is totally un-solvable then ignore it and proceed to next question.
  • but if any question is “sitter” type (that means, it can be solved but it’ll require lot of time or trial n error). E.g. some tough question on code-decoding, or number based analogy.
  • In that case mark all the “sitter” questions. and once you’ve finished the paper, goback to homepage/index and click on review all marked.

GA: Don’t Mark n Review

Don’t put GA (General awareness) question on “mark n review”. Reason: if you don’t know the answer for a general awareness question on the first time reading, there is very low chance that you can solve it by “mark and review” (unlike mathematics or reasoning question). Here in GA question, you’ll just waste time in mark-n-review, and in the worst case, your mind will seduce you into ticking some wrong answer based on guess-work, just to overcome to the imaginary cutoffs= score goes down thanks to negative marking.

Comprehension: Mark n Review

  • Suppose, after reading the English paragraph, you’ve to answer five question but You can answer only 3 question. Remaining two question are difficult. Now you decide to put other two question on “mark and review”.
  • Problem= when you come back to review the same question at the end of exam, the passage would have evaporated from your head, and you’ll need to re-read the whole passage again just for those two question =lot of time wasted. Therefore, solve all Comprehension questions at once after reading the passage, if you can’t solve any, then just leave it, don’t come back later for mark n review.
  • ^Same advice for “sets” based on sitting arrangement, blood relation etc. Because if you mark any 1-2 question for review, you’ll have to re-read the whole description to make a new chart on sitting arrangement.
  • Same advice for “sets” based on Data interpretation tables/graphs. (unless you’ve framed the equation correctly and just stuck because of lengthy calculation or division and hence decided to put it on mark n review.).

Online Exam structure

  1. Time limit: 130 minutes
  2. There is sectional cutoffs=Yes.
  3. Negative marking: -0.25 marks for each wrong answer
  4. Result for phase 1 exam will come in Sept/Oct. 2013
section No. Of Qs marks
General Awareness 80 80
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Reasoning ( verbal ) 60 60
total 200 200
  • The time for the test is 130 minutes; however you may have to be at the venue for approximately 180 minutes including the time required for logging in, collection of the Admission letters, giving of instructions etc.
  • The tests will be provided in English and Hindi.
  • You can attempt any question from 1 to 200 at any point of time within these 130 minutes. (unlike CAT, in which you’ve to face two sections Quant + DI and Reasoning + English.)

==now following part is just copy paste job from RBI’s handout==

General Awareness Sample Questions

  1. The purchasing power of Rupee strengthened against dollar in recent past because –––
    1. the interest rates in India are among the highest in the world
    2. there has been a strong flow of foreign direct investment into India
    3. there has been steady growth of Indian exports
    4. weakening of US currency because of poor economic recovery in US
    5. all of these
  2. The Tata group of Industries has taken over which of the following internet service providers ?
    1. MTNL
    2. Roltanet
    3. VSNL
    4. Satyam Online
    5. None of these
  3. To combat the menace of money laundering, which of the following financial institutions has
    1. introduced the ‘Know Your Customer’ Scheme ?
    2. IDBI
    3. RBI
    4. NABARD
    5. SIDBI
    6. None of these
  4. As per present norms, the Mergers and Acquisitions in the corporate sector need a clearance from which of the following in addition to RBI etc.? (A) High Courts of the respective states (b) Union Cabinet (c) Cabinet of respective states
    1. A & B both
    2. Only B
    3. Only C
    4. Only A
    5. None of these
  5. Which of the following person – sport combination is incorrect ?
    1. Yasin Merchant – Snooker
    2. Baichung Bhutia – Football
    3. Narain Karthikeyan – Racing
    4. Gagan Ajit Singh – Athletics
    5. None of these
  6. Acontract which represents the obligation to buy or sell at a specified date in the future is known as ___
    1. Options
    2. Forward contracts
    3. Futures
    4. Swap
    5. None of these
  7. A foreign tourist wants to visit India’s famous forts. Which of the following group of cities will you suggest him to visit ?
    1. Nainital, Manali & Shimla
    2. Panaji, Thiruvanthapuram & Daman
    3. Puri, Kolkata & New Delhi
    4. Agra, Jaipur & Gwalior
    5. None of these
  8. Which of the following is NOT the part of Export-Import policy 2002–2007 of India ?
    1. Annual Advance Licence facility is extended for deemed exports.
    2. Validity of duty free replenishment certificate scheme extended from 12 to 18 months.
    3. Second hand capital goods which are less than 10 years old are allowed to be imported without obtaining licence.
    4. Special Exports Economic Zones (SEZs) developers will not be given any special status now under Income T ax Act. The act is to bring SEZs at par with other business activities.
    5. Exporters are not allowed to carry gems and jewellery of an amount more than 2 million US $ for overseas exhibitions.


Fill in the blanks

  1. He quickly glanced ………………………… the book to find what it said about the Indian economy.
  1. at
  2. through
  3. in
  4. to
  5. over
  1. The counsel urged the court to ……………………… down the obnoxious law.
  1. enact
  2. enforce
  3. cancel
  4. strike
  5. declare
  1. The local official ……………………… the Minister of the situation.
  1. explained
  2. warned
  3. apprised
  4. told
  5. intimated

Sentence Correction

I am twenty two years old when I first joined the bank No error
1 2 3 4 5
To the Hindus the Ganges is holier than any other river No error
1 2 3 4 5
Of all the teachers in our school our class teacher were very strict No error
1 2 3 4 5


(for maths, RBI copy pasted the same questions from Assistant’s exam!)

  1. 42 + 73+ 137=?
    1. 352
    2. 252
    3. 242
    4. 142
    5. None of these
  2. 20 x (1/2)=?
    1. 4
    2. 5
    3. 1
    4. 20
    5. None of these
  3. At 10 paise each, how many paise will 6 lemons cost?
    1. 6
    2. 10
    3. 60
    4. 610
    5. None of these
  4. Which of the following can be exact multiple of 4?
  1. 27114
  2. 58204
  3. 48402
  4. 32286
  5. None of these
  1. If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen?
  1. Rs.3/-
  2. Rs.5/-
  3. Rs.10/-
  4. Rs.20/-
  5. None of these

DI (Data interpretation)

Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :

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