RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis

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 RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam 4 Sept, 2016 Analysis and Cut off Review     


RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Analysis and Cut Off Review is done as RBI conducts its Phase 1 Exam for Grade B Officer on 4th September, 2016. The exam will held in 2 Shifts. Here is an indispensable analysis of the exam which will help sincere students predict their score and overall cut off. The Exam comprises of 200 questions of 200 marks from sections Reasoning, English, Maths and General Awareness. Below is the pattern of Exam-

RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam Pattern

Section                             Maximum Questions                           Maximum Marks                         Duration

English                                             30                                                              30

Reasoning Ability                          60                                                              60                                                     Total time of

Quantitative Aptitude                   30                                                              30                                                        120 mins

General Awareness                        80                                                              80

Total                                                200                                                           200


                                  Shift -1 Exam Analysis


RBI Grade B exam analysis of Reasoning

The level of Reasoning Ability was moderate or above average. There were 60 questions allotted to this section. Given below is the Topic wise analysis of Reasoning Ability-

Topics                                                       No. of Questions

1. Sitting Arrangement     –                              5-6 Qs

2. Syllogisms                      –                              4-5 Qs

3. Input Output                 –                                5  Qs

4. Puzzle                             –                                10 Qs

5. Data Sufficiency           –                                5 Qs

6. Inequality                      –                                5 Qs

7. Coding Decoding         –                                5 Qs

8. Miscellaneous              –                                10 qs

RBI Grade B exam analysis of  English

As expected the level of English was moderate. Furthermore the focus was laid on comprehension skills instead of in depth knowledge. The below is the analysis of English section-

Topics                                          No. of  questions

Comprehension            –                    10 Qs ( 2 Sets of 5 questions each)

Cloze test                        –                    10 Qs

Error Detection            –                      5 Qs

Fill in the blanks          –                      5Qs

RBI Grade B exam analysis of  Quantitative Aptitude


The level of this section was a bit difficult and may prove decisive in the shortlisting process. The Analysis of maths is-

Topics                                              No. of Questions

Data Interpretation                                 10 ( 2 Sets of 5 questions Each)

Number series                                           5

Quadratic Equations                                5

Miscellaneous                                            10

RBI Grade B exam analysis of  General Studies

Well this Section comprised of current affairs and banking awareness. Questions were asked from books & authors, currencies, places, important days..etc. Most of questions were based on Static GK. The questions asked were 80 from this section and difficulty level was in between average and Difficult.



Students who followed our strategies find no difficulty in attempting exam . According to  Shashank Chaubey a meritorious Student  of a reputed coaching in Noida the strategies helped a lot in attempting the exam with ease. Based on above analysis the expected cut off will be 110-115 for general category. In the end all the very best for results and keep updated for phase II exam strategy.



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