RBI Grade B Expected Cut Off 2018 – Revised

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RBI Grade B Expected Cut Off 2018

Revised Cut off based on the 2018 exam on  Aug 16th, 2018:

RBI conducted the phase 1 exam for the recruitment of grade B officers on August 16. The total number of vacancies this time is 166. Out of these 166 posts, RBI will fill 127 vacancies through direct recruitment. The number of vacancies has dropped by 18 posts as compared to 2017. In this article, let us have a look at what can be the RBI grade B expected cut off 2018 based on the level of the exam.

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RBI grade B online preparation can help aspirants to revise the concepts within the short time available. Going through the previous year papers of RBI grade B exam will help aspirants to understand the pattern and structure of the exam. Aspirants should regularly take RBI grade B online mock tests and analyze them thoroughly so that they do not make some avoidable mistakes in the exam.

RBI conducts the grade B recruitment process in 3 stages – phase 1, phase 2 and interview. Before moving on to what can be the RBI grade B expected cut off 2018, let us take a look at the cut offs in the previous years.

RBI Grade B phase 1 (prelims) cut off:

The phase 1 exam consists of 4 sections – General awareness, Reasoning, English language and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. GA section carries 80 marks, reasoning section carries 60 marks and the other 2 sections carry 30 marks each. Each question carries 1 mark and the penalty for providing an incorrect answer is 0.25 marks. The phase 1 exam is of qualifying nature. RBI will not consider the marks obtained in the phase 1 exam while drawing the final merit list.

RBI Grade-B phase-1 2017 Cut off:

The RBI grade B prelims cut off has varied a lot in the previous years depending on the level of difficulty of the exam. In 2017, the cut offs were as follows:

S.no. Section General Awareness Reasoning English language Quantitative Aptitude Overall cut off
1. General 16.5 11 6.75 4 78
2. OBC 12.5 8 5.25 2.5 68
3. SC 11 6.75 4.75 2 64
4. ST 11 6.75 4.75 2 64
5. PWD 11 6.75 4.75 2 64

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RBI Grade-B phase-1 2016 Cut off:

In 2016, the exam was a bit on the easier side as compared to 2017. Therefore, the cut offs were on the higher side.

S.no. Section General Awareness Reasoning English language Quantitative Aptitude Overall cut off
1. General 20 15 7.5 7.5 98.5
2. OBC 16 12 6 6 88.5
3. SC 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 84.5
4. ST 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 84.5
5. PWD 14.25 10.75 5.25 5.25 84.5

 

As we can see, the cut off can vary wildly depending on the toughness of the exam.

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RBI grade B expected cut off 2018 – Prelims (Phase 1) exam:

There has been a slight decrease in the number of vacancies available this year as compared to the previous year. However, most aspirants felt that the exam was a bit on the easier side as compared to last year. Therefore, we expect a significant increase in the overall cut offs.

RBI Grade B Phase – 1 Prelims Total Expected cut-off
General Awareness 80 18-22
Reasoning 60 16 – 20
English 30 6-8
Quantitative Aptitude 30 4-8
Total Attempt 200 90-95
  • A score over 25 marks in the general knowledge/awareness section and above 20 marks in the reasoning section can be considered safe.
  • The sectional cut off for the other 2 sections (English, Quantitative Aptitude) is unlikely to go beyond 10 marks.

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RBI grade B phase 2 cut off:

Let us take a look at the previous year cut offs before moving on to the expected cut off. The marks obtained in the phase 2 exam will have a huge say in the selection of the candidate. Out of the total 350 marks, phase 2 exam accounts for 300 marks and the interview accounts for 50 marks.

The phase 2 exam consists of 3 papers.
1. Economic and Social issues (100 marks, objective paper)
2. English (100 marks, descriptive paper)
3. Finance and management (100 marks, objective paper)

RBI will conduct all the papers in separate shifts. The time limit for each paper is one and a half hours.
RBI uses the cumulative score of the candidate in the 3 papers while shortlisting aspirants for the interview.

RBI Grade Phase-II 2017 & 2016 Cut off:

S.no. Year Paper General OBC SC ST
1. 2016 Cumulative score in phase 2 exam

 

176.75 161.75 155.75 155.75
2. 2017 196.75 181.75 175.75 175.75

RBI grade B expected cut off 2018 – phase 2 exam:

As we can see, there has been a huge variation in the cut off in the past 2 years. If the exam remains as tough as last year, we can expect the cut off for interviews to increase by 5 to 10 marks.

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RBI grade B Overall (aggregate) cut off (Phase 2 + Interview) for final selection:

RBI interviews the candidates shortlisted after the phase 2 exam. Interview carries a weightage of 50 marks. Therefore, candidates should try to score as high as possible in the phase 2 exam to be safe.

RBI Grade-B 2017 & 2016 Overall Cutoff:

The aggregate cut off scores for final selection in the previous years 2016 and 2017 were as follows:

S.no. Year Paper General OBC SC ST
1. 2016 Aggregate score
(Phase 2 exam (300) + Interview(50).
225.25 211 204.25 210.25
2. 2017 245.75 228 220.5 211.25
  • Again, assuming the level of difficulty to remain the same, we can expect the cut offs to increase by 5 to 10 marks due to the reduction in the number of vacancies.
  • Aspirants should try to score above an aggregate score of 250 to have decent chances of selection, provided the level of difficulty remains the same.

We hope that this article would have helped to know about RBI grade B expected cut off 2018. Going through RBI grade B study material can be of great help in preparing for the general awareness section of the prelims exam.

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