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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.

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

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