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RBI Grade B Officer Phase I Exam 2016: Analysis and Expected Cutoff

Sep 5, 2016 16:35 IST

RBI has conducted Grade B Officers (Phase I) exam 2016 on 04 September 2016. The exam was conducted on 21 & 22 November 2015 last year. RBI has kept exam pattern almost same for both the years. The phase I exam consist 200 questions comprises of 4 sections which includes General Awareness, Reasoning (Verbal), English Language, & Quantitative Aptitude with composite time of 120 minutes.

Analysis of Examination: QA and Reasoning section was difficult and need more time to solve while other section was easy to moderate. The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

Section

No. of question

Level of Difficulty

General Awareness

 

80

Easy

Reasoning (verbal)

60

Moderate to Difficult

English Language

30

Easy to moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

30

Difficult

Total

200


The section wise details are as follows:

General Awareness: This section was easy and scoring. The majority of question asked from basic banking and current affairs (National and International) in this section. This section also include some questions on sports, subsidiaries of RBI, Award, Govt. Scheme and projects, Headquarter of banks, books and authors, Capital and Currencies of country, Important days, Census, International Organisation like world bank etc. 

Reasoning (Verbal): This section was moderate to difficult.

Topic

No. of Questions (60)

Level of difficulty

Syllogism (2 statement and 4 statement pattern)

10

Moderate

Input/output

5

 Difficult

Seating arrangement (Circular
+ Linear arrangement)

10

Difficult

Puzzle

10

Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

 Difficult

Analytical Reasoning

10

Difficult

Inequality

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

Total

60

 

English Language: Overall, this section was moderate.

Topic

No. of Questions (30)

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension(lengthy and economy based)

10

 Moderate

Clozed test

10

 Easy

Parajumbles

5

 Moderate

Spotting error

5

  Moderate

Total

30

 

Quantitative Aptitude: This section was most difficult among all the section.

Topic

No. of Questions (30)

Level of difficulty

Pie Charts+ Table Chart +Caselets DI

15

Difficult

Number Series

5

 Difficult

Miscellaneous (CI and SI, Time & Work, Time and Distance, Mixture, Profit & Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Boats and streams)

10

 Moderate

Total

30

 

 Expected Cutoff marks: - As per our analysis and difficulty level of the examination, the following Cutoff marks are expected for different category.

General

 95-98

SC/ST

70-76

OBC

92-95

Note: The candidates should note that the above cut offs may vary as it depends upon various factors hence, it is not possible to predict the exact cut off marks until RBI declared it on its website. The RBI will announce cut off marks, when the process of selection is over.