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RBI Grade-B Phase-I 2016 First 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 Morning shift (1st slot) Exam was from 10:00 am to 12: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. 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 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: Morning Shift (1st Slot)

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

The good attempts in English Language will be 13-17.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension (Economy Based) 5 Moderate
Reading Comprehension (Global Based) 5 Hard
Cloze Test 10 Moderate
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 Morning shift Exam was MODERATE.

The good attempts in Reasoning Aptitude section will be 42-46.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Input Output 5 Tough
Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Puzzle 5 Tough
Puzzle 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 also 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 Morning shift Exam was TOUGH. The Missing DI was very difficult. The other DI apart from missing was difficult too. Series questions were moderate. The arithmetic questions were very lengthy.

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 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation (DI) 5 Tough
Data Interpretation (DI) 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 Morning 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  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 48-53.

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 Morning Shift (1st Slot) Exam –

  • Maputo-captial of – Mozambique
  • Ngultrum-currency of – Bhutan
  • YES Bank HQ – Mumbai
  • NICL HQ – Kolkata
  • SIDBI HQ – Lucknow
  • Ghatampur Thermal power plant in which state – Uttar Pradesh
  • Water metro project in which city – Kochi
  • Aadiperukku festival celebrated in which state – Tamil Nadu
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park located in – Manipur
  • Sex ratio of 1084/1000 in which state – Kerala
  • Banks that joined SWIFT- ICICI & Axis Bank
  • Ease of Doing business by – World Bank
  • Long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man –Antyodaya express
  • International Court of Justice HQ –Hague
  • Amount allocated to Kaushal Vikas Yojana – Rs 12000 crore
  • Maitree is a joint exercise between India and Thailand
  • Desert Eagle is a joint exercise between India and UAE
  • Head of Committee on change of financial year – Shankar Acharya
  • Head of committee on doubling farmers income by 2022 – Ashok Dalwai
  • Head of committee on regulatory issues regarding financial technology and digital banking – Sudarshan Sen
  • Head of committee on alternatives of pellet guns – TVSN Prasad
  • Rewa Thermal Power plant located in – Madhya Pradesh
  • Operation Sankat Mochan – Sudan
  • Reverse Repo operations are for – Absorbing liquidity in the market
  • In NTDL – D stands for Demand
  • SBI privilege loan caters to – Government employees
  • Bradbourne stadium location – Mumbai
  • Theme of World Hepatitis day 2016 – ELIMINATION
  • Green Rail corridor – Tamil Nadu
  • Green Highway mission launched by Nitish Gadkari in New Delhi
  • Constituency of SS Ahluwalia – Darjeeling
  • SBI life insurance is Joint venture between SBI and BNP Paribas Cardiff
  • The seventh and final member of IRNSS constellation – IRNSS-1G
  • Hopman cup is related to – Tennis
  • Atal Innovation tinkering labs – Intel India
  • Blue mormon – first state butterfly of – Maharashtra
  • 122 Constitutional Amendment Bill unanimously adopted-related to – Goods and Services Tax
  • City compost brand ambassador – Amitabh Bacchan
  • Book titled “Who moved my interest rate” – D Subbarao
  • Game not included in Tokyo Olympics 2020 –
  • Pt. Lacchu Maharaj is renowned for- Tabla
  • Indhradhanush mission – immunisation of children
  • SBI Balasena initiative taken up in which UT- Pondicherry
  • Head of Joint Parliamentary committee on Land Aquisition bill – Ganesh Singh
  • Himayat – skill development program in J&K
  • Andy Murray related to – Tennis
  • 2016 Olympics flag bearer Indian contingent- Abhinav Bindra
  • Novascotia bank HQ – Toronto, Canada
  • Canberra capital of – Australia
  • Mahabodhi temple in – Bihar
  • Mission Bhagiratha in – Telangana
  • SAARC interior ministers meet at Islamabad
  • 2016 kabaddi world cup in – India
  • Head of committee on household savings – Tarun ramadorai
  • Man who knew infinity- film based on – Ramanujan
  • Micro finance insitutions are regulated by – RBI
  • Lakhwar Dam on yamuna river in state- Uttarakhand
  • Upper limit of inflation that can be tolerated- 6%
  • SWAYAM initiative – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform
  • SMERA is a – Credit rating agency
  • Defence aircraft Y20 by – China
  • World tourism day – September 27

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