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RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Analysis and Expected Cut off

Feb 1, 2017 16:08 IST

Reserve Bank of India conducted the mains examination for Assistants to be posted all over India in various RBI offices. This is the most prestigious banking sector examination in India, second only to RBI grade B officers direct recruitment examination.  A number of candidates had appeared for the test and are awaiting results which are expected most probably this week.

RBI Assistant Mains Examination 2016: The Exam Pattern

Well, before that comes, in this article, we shall try to project the expected cut off and a detailed analysis for the RBI Assistant Mains Examination 2016.

Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

Time allotted

English Language

40

40

Composite Time of 120 minutes

Numerical Ability

40

40

Reasoning Ability

40

40

General Awareness

40

40

Computer Awareness

40

40

Total

200

200

English language: Analysis and Expected Sectional Cut off

This section has been the nemesis of the candidates in most of the examinations this year starting from SBI PO to IBPS Clerk. This section has maintained this trend even in this examination with a difficult paper to test the candidates to its best:

Topics Asked

No of Questions (Total – 40)

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension

20

Moderate but slightly on the difficult side (One of the RCs was based on Japan’s National Bank and the vocabulary part was also very difficult in this part of the section)

Paragraph Correction

5

Difficult

Usage of words

3

Difficult

Sentence Fillers

5

Difficult

Para Jumbles

2

Difficult

Error Spotting

5

Difficult

Total

40

This section was the most difficult one in the paper

Going by this level of the English section, the sectional cut off is expected to be as follows for various categories:

Category

Expected Sectional Cut Off

General

5-6

SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ExS

3-4

Numerical Ability: Analysis and Expected Sectional Cut Off

This section was as usual lengthy and calculative apart from being pretty time consuming. However, in terms of surprise, there was nothing unique in this section as can be seen in the topic wise break up of questions:

Topics Asked

No of Questions (Total – 40)

Level of difficulty

Data Sufficiency (2 statements were given)

5

Moderate

Quadratic Equations

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (One each on pie chart and tabular graph)

10

Moderate

Number Series (Missing number)

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (SI/CI, Speed and distance, pipe and cistern, profit and loss, proportion, age, ratio, mixture and alligation etc)

15

Moderate

Total

40

Moderate only 

Based on the level of the section, the cut off should be as usual in other clerical examinations but the number of seats is less as compared to other recruitment examinations and that is going to make a bit of difference in the sectional cut off:

Category

Expected Sectional Cut Off

General

14-16

SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ExS

12-13

Reasoning Ability: Analysis and Expected Sectional Cut Off

This section was not at all surprising for the candidates since the questions were commonly asked ones and most of you can score well in this section with continuous and meticulous practice before the examination:

Topics Asked

No of Questions (Total – 40)

Level of difficulty

Data Sufficiency (2 statements were given)

5

Difficult

Syllogism 

5

Easy

Sitting Arrangement and other puzzles

15 (5*3 sets)

Moderate

Coding-decoding

5

Easy to moderate

Series

2

Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Moderate

Inequality

5

Easy

Total

40

Moderate only 

Based on the pattern of the questions in this section, the sectional cut off is certainly going to touch the double digits just like the numerical ability section:

Category

Expected Sectional Cut Off

General

17-20

SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ExS

14-16

General Awareness: Analysis and Expected Sectional Cut Off

 This section was quite easy as the questions were from common topics. The section had the following questions:

  • Current Affairs: 12 questions
  • Banking Awareness: 15 questions
  • Static GK: 13 questions

Based on the level of the section, the sectional cut off is expected to be in the following range:

Category

Expected Sectional Cut Off

General

15-18

SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ExS

13-14

Computer Awareness: Analysis and Expected Sectional Cut Off

This section had a lot of questions from topics which require in depth preparation and meticulous practice on the part of the aspirants. The paper implied that you need to be a jack of all the trades since the scoring sections also posed challenges in the examination. This section mainly focused on application based questions though common and oft asked questions were also there from basic terms and abbreviations etc. The sectional cut off is expected to as follows in this section:

Category

Expected Sectional Cut Off

General

12-14

SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ExS

10-11

RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Expected Overall Cut Off

As we all know that RBI Assistant recruitment is carried out in state wise basis. We are hereby trying to give an idea regarding the cut off for securing a call to the interview based on the following criteria:

  • Number of vacancies in the centre of recruitment as notified in the advertisement
  • Difficulty level of the paper
  • Previous year cut off for securing interview call in each center

Expected Cut-off marks in the online examination for calling candidates for interview- category-wise and Centre-wise is given below for the year 2016-2017:

Centre

Gen

SC

ST

OBC

PWD

EXS

Ahmadabad

156

----

116.25

145.5

87.75

116

Bengaluru

148.75

132

132.25

143

112.75

106.25

Bhopal

168.75

152

145.75

159.25

113

122.75

Bhubaneswar

168.25

153

135.25

……

142

103

Chandigarh

171

148

……

158

106

136.75

Chennai

164

149.5

…..

159.5

114.25

127

Guwahati

159.75

142

135.25

151

…….

126.75

Hyderabad

168.75

155.75

138.5

162.5

157.5

87.25

Jaipur

169.75

147.25

142.75

164.25

141

109.25

Jammu

163.25

158

118

135

……

112

Kanpur & Lucknow

168

146.25

125

161

129.25

82

Kolkata

168.75

148.75

….

157.5

84.25

131

Mumbai

151.25

141

115.75

145.75

118.75

121.75

Nagpur

162.25

----

----

154.25

109.25

87.5

New Delhi

170

146

----

157.25

120.25

116

Patna

171

145.75

135

162

125

136.5

Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi

169.75

147

----

160

128.5

130

‘….’ Indicates that there is no vacancy in that particular category in that office of the bank

Disclaimer: The above prediction of cut off is based on analysis of previous year cut off and also the number of vacancies this year. The actual cut off may vary and that is the sole discretion of the RBI and the exam conducting body. In any case, the official cut off released by RBI in its official website is final and binding on the candidates.

The result for the examination is surely going to come very soon. This is an effort on our part to give you an overall idea of the cut off in the examination and your selection for the next round i.e. the interview round. Hope all of you get what you deserve in the examination.

All the best!!