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

Most sought bank recruitment examination, the RBI Grade B Phase I Exam conducted on 17th June 2017. Candidates find the examination difficult than last year.

 

Jun 19, 2017 16:51 IST
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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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