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RBI Grade-B Phase-I 2016 Second Shift Exam Analysis & Expected Cut-Off

The Reserve Bank of India has successfully conducted the RBI Grade-B Phase-I On-line Examination across the country in two shifts (Morning and Evening) on 4th September 2016. The Evening shift (IInd slot) Exam was from 02:00 pm to 04:oo pm. Number of candidates have appeared in RBI Grade-B Phase-I Examination. The Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks & was held in a online mode.

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The Quantitative section was one of the most difficult sections while the GA section was quite easy with a large focus on current affairs and banking awareness questions. The Reasoning section was moderate to difficult while the English section was moderate. Some students said that the level of Quantitative Aptitude section was quite tough in this year Examination. The pattern of questions in Evening Shift is similar to that of Morning Shift (1st Slot) Exam.

The expected Cut-off of RBI Grade-B Phase-I Exam will be 92-107 for General Category candidates.

RBI Grade B 2016, Phase-I Section Wise Analysis: Evening Shift (IInd Slot)

English Language – The English section consists of 30 questions. The overall difficulty level of English section in RBI Grade-B Phase-I Evening shift Exam was MODERATE.

The good attempts in English Language was 14-18.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Reading Comprehension 5 Hard
Cloze Test 10 Tough
Para Jumble 5 Tough
Spotting Error 5 Moderate

Reasoning Aptitude — The Reasoning Aptitude section consists of 60 questions. The overall difficulty level of Reasoning Aptitude section in RBI Grade-B Phase-I Evening shift Exam was MODERATE.

The good attempts in Reasoning Aptitude section was 41-45.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Input Output 5 Tough
Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Puzzle (Floor Based) 5 Tough
Puzzle (Monday to Sunday with subjects) 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude – The Quantitative Aptitude section consists of 30 questions. The Quantitative Aptitude section was the most difficult section of the paper. Most of the students attempted as low as 10 questions in this section.

The overall difficulty level of Quantitative Aptitude section in RBI Grade-B Phase-I Evening shift Exam was TOUGH. Questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude sections is as tough as asked in the Morning shift Exam.

The good attempt should be between 10-15 which was achievable if you have picked the right questions.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Series (Find the Wrong Number) 5 Tough
Data Interpretation (Missing DI) 5 Tough
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart) 5 Tough
Quadratic Equations 5 Tough
Miscellaneous (Profit loss, Average, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, etc) 10 Tough

General Awareness – The General Awareness section consists of 80 questions. The overall difficulty level of General Awareness section in RBI Grade-B Phase-I Evening shift Exam was MODERATE.

This will be the section that defines the outcome of Phase 1 results with 80 questions here and being relatively more high scoring that the rest of the sections. This section also includes questions on  Banking Awareness, Books & Authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days  etc. Overall questions from this section were of moderate difficulty level.

The good attempts in General Awareness section was 49-54.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Current Affairs 30 Moderate
Banking Awareness 25 Moderate
Static GK 10 Moderate
Economic Affairs 15 Moderate

Questions asked in General Awareness section in RBI Grade-B Phase-I Evening Shift (IInd Slot) Exam –

  • Jeddah based Islamic Bank branch in India – Ahmedabad
  • Who becomes first Indian captain to hit double hundred outside India – Virat Kohli
  • Suresh Prabhu flags off Delhi-Agartala ‘Tripura Sundari Express’.
  • A new home loan scheme dedicated to the Army and defence personnel of the nation by SBI – Shaurya Home Loan
  • Lokesh Rahul related to – Cricket
  • 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line
  • Kotak Mahindra HQ – Mumbai
  • SAARC youth Summit 2016 – Pakistan
  • Capital of Canada – Ottawa
  • NITI Aayog inks pact with US EIA to set up portal on energy data
  • Autobiography of Sania Mirza – Ace against Odds
  • Full form of IFSC – Indian Financial System Code
  • NACH full form – National Automated Clearing House
  • Total assets of SBI after merging –
  • Kalikho pul – CM of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Mahim Bora, an Indian writer and educationist from which state – Assam
  • Srisailam Dam – Andhra Pradesh.
  • IOM – International Organization for Migration
  • Amitabh Kant – CEO, NITI Aayog
  • Ringgit currency of – Malaysia
  • Total equity capital of India Post Payment Bank – Rs 400 crore
  • Vodafone m-pesa tied up with – ICICI
  • Vembanad lake – Kerala
  • Sultan Azlan cup related to – Hockey
  • PMKVY associated with – Skill development
  • Total allocation under HIMAYAT –
  • Worst male-female ratio in Census 2011 – Haryana
  • About RBI Vision 2018
  • Masala Bond limit
  • About RBI’s Financial Stability Report

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