RBI Grade B Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff 2016: The Reserve Bank of India conducted the Written Examination for RBI Grade B today i.e. 4 September. A number of candidates appeared for the paper and here is what we have to say regarding the RBI Grade B Exam Analysis and Review as well as the Expected Cutoff for Phase 1 Examination.

Candidates who are able to crack RBI Grade B Phase 1 Examination will advance to the next level, RBI Grade B Phase II. Let us revisit the exam pattern before we begin our in-depth exam review of today’s paper.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase 1)

The RBI Grade B Phase I Examination is an Objective MCQ based paper with 4 sections – 
 Name of the Section  Questions Marks Allotted 
 Reasoning Ability 6060
 English Language 3030
 Quantitative Aptitude 3030
 General Awareness 8080
 Total 200200
  • The total time to solve the entire paper is 120 minutes. 
  • The paper will be bilingual in nature – English and Hindi. 
Since we are done with the basics, let us go head to head with our exam analysis of RBI Phase 1 Paper for Grade B Officer Post. 

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016 (Phase-1)

The overall level of difficulty of RBI Grade B Examination can be stated as Moderate. This was quite expected as you cannot have an easy paper for such a lucrative post. 
The Section-Wise Exam Analysis is as follows.

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: English Language 

Most candidates rated English Section to be Easy to Moderate in terms of difficulty level. The following topics were prevalent in this section.
  • Reading Comprehension – 2 passages (Moderate)
  • Cloze Test – 10 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Parajumbles – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Spotting Error – 5 Questions (Easy)
A lot of Questions were from the Non-Grammar Portion and we expect a well prepared candidate to attempt 16-18 questions in order to achieve a good score in RBI Phase 1 Examination.

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: General Awareness 

This section was Moderate with a number of questions based on Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. This section also included questions on 
  • Books & Authors
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Ministers Schemes
  • Important Days 
Some Gk Questions Asked were –
  1. Andy murray is related to? – tennis
  2. hopman cup related to – tennis
  3. SIDBI headquarter – 
  4. Committee on farmers doubling of income by 2022?
  5. Saarc finance minister committee? 
  6. 92 paisa insurance premium for train traveller from August 31
  7. A travel insurance cover of upto Rs 10 lakh can be availed while a booking train ticket online by paying less than one rupee
  8. PM Modi’s monogrammed suit enters Guinness Records as ‘most expensive suit sold’ The suit was sold at an auction for Rs 4.31 crore.
  9. Pellet guns headed by - TVSN prasad committee
  10. Swayam initiative - HRD
  11. first state to have butterfly - Maharastra
  12. 122nd amendment- GST
  13. 27 September : world tourism day
  14. Maitree combat excercise b/w - India and thailand
  15. Fintech committe headed by - Sudarshan sen
  16. Operation sankat Mochan - Sudan
  17. Book - Who moved my interest - D Subbarao
  18. Post payment Bank Corpus - 800 crore
  19. Superfast train for unreserved passenger - Antodaya
  20. Canberra is capital of - Austalia
  21. Amount allotted to 13 PSB's -
  22. Theme of Hepatitis day -
  23. Atal pension yojna minimum tenure of -
  24. lakhwar dam - Uttarakhand
  25. In NDTL what D stands for - D 
A well prepared candidates is expected to attempt 40-45 questions with good accuracy.

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: Reasoning Ability 

Most questions were Easy to solve in Reasoning Section of RBI Grade B Examination. Still, we consider the overall difficulty to be Moderate since a number of questions were confusing.
  • Syllogism – 5 Questions
  • Seating Arrangement – 5 Questions
  • Puzzle – 10 Questions (2 Sets)
  • Input Output – 5 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
  • Inequality –5 Questions
  • Coding Decoding – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous Questions – 5 Questions
A good attempt in this section would be 30-32 questions with good accuracy.

RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2016: Quantitative Aptitude 

There were mixed reactions from RBI candidates in the QA Section. Some questions were quite easy to solve but a lot of them had lengthy calculations and ambiguous language. Hence, the difficulty level was Moderate to Tough.
  • Number Series – 5 Questions (Find the wrong number)
  • Data Interpretation – 5 Questions
  • Profit & Loss
  • Average
  • SI & CI
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Boats & Streams
You can consider your score well if you were able to attempt 15-17 questions with good accuracy in this section.

RBI Grade B 2016: Expected Cutoff

Owing to the moderate difficulty level of the written examination, the expected for RBI Phase 1 Examination, both sectional and overall, is as follows.
Section NameCategory
General Awareness
(M.M = 80)
Reasoning Ability
(M.M = 60)
English Language
(M.M = 30)
Quantitative Aptitude
(M.M = 30)
Total Score/ Aggregate
(M.M = 200)
Most of our expected scores match up to the official cutoff marks released by the conducting body. Hence, you can expect the cutoff marks for RBI Grade B (Phase 1) to be in the above mentioned limits.
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  1. Sir i want to know how to solve the input output puzzle question which was in rbi grade b exam. i have not any material this tyoe of input output puzzle.. Plz suggest.. If any this tyoe of questions plz post

  2. Sectional cutoff is 25% of the maximum marks, if not lesser than that. It is evident from all rbi, SBI, ibps exam sectional cutoff from the past 3 years.

  3. Sectional cutoff is 25% of the maximum marks, if not lesser than that. It is evident from all rbi, SBI, ibps exam sectional cutoff from the past 3 years.