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RBI Grade B Officer Phase I Exam 2017: A Detailed Analysis and Expected Cut-off

Jun 19, 2017 16:51 IST

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RBI has conducted Grade B Officers Phase I exam for this year on 17th June 2017.  Candidates appeared in the examination, finds the paper was difficult and lengthy.  Approx 2 lakh candidates appeared in the examination. As per feedback received by the candidates, the examination was difficult if compared with last year. The Phase I exam consist 200 questions comprises of 4 sections which include General Awareness, Reasoning (Verbal), English Language, & Quantitative Aptitude with a composite time of 120 minutes.

     

    Analysis of Examination:  The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with a comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

    Section

    No. of question

    Level of Difficulty

    General Awareness

     

    80

    Moderate to Easy

    Reasoning Ability

    60

    Moderate to Difficult

    English Language

    30

    Difficult

    Quantitative Aptitude

    30

    Difficult

    Total

    200


    The section wise details are as follows:

    General Awareness: This section was Moderate to easy. Economy, Banking, finance dominated this section. 70 percent of questions asked in this section were form Banking Awareness and Economy.

    Reasoning Ability The level of difficulty for this section was Moderate to Difficult. There were 2 sets of Puzzle and 2 sets of seating arrangement.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (60)

    Level of difficulty

    Syllogism

    5

    Moderate

    Input/output

    5

     Difficult

    Seating arrangement (Linear arrangement+ Circular arrangement)

    10

    Difficult

    Puzzle (based on blood relation + scheduling based)

    10

    Difficult

    Data Sufficiency

    5

     Difficult

    Analytical Reasoning

    10

    Difficult

    Inequality

    5

    Moderate

    Miscellaneous

    10

    Moderate

    Total

    60

     

     

    English Language: This was difficult. There were 2 sets of Reading Comprehension. The pattern of one set of Reading Comprehension was similar to SBI PO Mains exam 2017.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (30)

    Level of difficulty

    Reading Comprehension (2 sets)

    12

     Moderate to Difficult

    Idioms and phrases

    3

    Difficult

    Sentence Correction

    5

    Difficult

    Para completion

    5

    Difficult

    Double fillers

    5

    Moderate

    Total

    30

     

     

    Quantitative Aptitude: The level of this section was difficult. Questions were calculative. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (30)

    Level of difficulty

    DI (Based on Time and Work + Double Pie Chart+ Based on Water and Tank)

    15

    Difficult

    Inequalities (New Pattern)

    5

     Difficult

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

    10

     Difficult

    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

     90-95

    SC

    58-63

    ST

    20-55

    OBC

    88-93

    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.

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