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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!!

    DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

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