RBI Grade B Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff 2016: The Reserve Bank of India conducted the Written Examination for RBI Grade B today i.e. 4 September. A number of candidates appeared for the paper and here is what we have to say regarding the RBI Grade B Exam Analysis and Review as well as the Expected Cutoff for Phase 1 Examination.
Candidates who are able to crack RBI Grade B Phase 1 Examination will advance to the next level, RBI Grade B Phase II. Let us revisit the exam pattern before we begin our in-depth exam review of today’s paper.
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase 1)
The RBI Grade B Phase I Examination is an Objective MCQ based paper with 4 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language.
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The total time to solve the entire paper is 120 minutes. The paper will be bilingual in nature – English and Hindi. Since we are done with the basics, let us go head to head with our exam analysis of RBI Phase 1 Paper for Grade B Officer Post.
RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016 (Phase-1)
The overall level of difficulty of RBI Grade B Examination can be stated as Moderate. This was quite expected as you cannot have an easy paper for such a lucrative post. The Section-Wise Exam Analysis is as follows.
RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: English Language
Most candidates rated English Section to be Easy to Moderate in terms of difficulty level. The following topics were prevalent in this section.
- Reading Comprehension – 2 passages (Moderate)
- Cloze Test – 10 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
- Fillers – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
- Spotting Error – 5 Questions (Easy)
A lot of Questions were from the Non-Grammar Portion and we expect a well prepared candidate to attempt 16-18 questions in order to achieve a good score in RBI Phase 1 Examination.
RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: General Awareness
This section was Moderate with a number of questions based on Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. This section also included questions on
- Books & Authors
- Important Places
- Prime Ministers Schemes
- Important Days
A well prepared candidates is expected to attempt 40-45 questions with good accuracy.
RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: Reasoning Ability
Most questions were Easy to solve in Reasoning Section of RBI Grade B Examination. Still, we consider the overall difficulty to be Moderate since a number of questions were confusing.
- Syllogism – 5 Questions
- Seating Arrangement – 5 Questions
- Puzzle – 10 Questions (2 Sets)
- Input Output – 5 Questions
- Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
- Inequality –5 Questions
- Coding Decoding – 5 Questions
- Miscellaneous Questions – 5 Questions
A good attempt in this section would be 30-32 questions with good accuracy.
RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: Quantitative Aptitude
There were mixed reactions from RBI candidates in the QA Section. Some questions were quite easy to solve but a lot of them had lengthy calculations and ambiguous language. Hence, the difficulty level was Moderate to Tough.
- Number Series – 5 Questions (Find the wrong number)
- Data Interpretation – 5 Questions
- Profit & Loss
- SI & CI
- Ratio & Proportion
- Time & Work
- Time, Speed & Distance
- Boats & Streams
You can consider your score well if you were able to attempt 15-17 questions with good accuracy in this section.
RBI Grade B 2016: Expected Cutoff
Owing to the moderate difficultly level of the written examination, the expected cutoff for RBI Phase 1 Examination, both sectional and overall, is as follows.
(M.M = 80)
(M.M = 60)
(M.M = 30)
(M.M = 30)
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(M.M = 200)
Most of our expected scores match up to the official cutoff marks released by the conducting body. Hence, you can expect the cutoff marks for RBI Grade B (Phase 1) to be in the above mentioned limits.
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