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RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam analysis: Morning shift on August 16

RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam was conducted on August 16. There were 200 questions to be answered in 120 minutes.

education Updated: Aug 16, 2018 17:08 IST
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RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam analysis: Each question had five options and one mark will be awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer.(HT file)

RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam was conducted on August 16. There were 200 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. There were four sections – general awareness, English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning. All the sections except the English language were available bilingually, that is, both in English and in Hindi.

Each question had five options and one mark will be awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer.

A detailed break-up of the RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2018 is as follows:

Sectional and overall expected cut-offs of RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2018:

Section-wise analysis of RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2018:

General awareness

Most questions came from the current affairs – both national and international. It has to be noted that 21 question were from banking. Other areas covered in this section were sports, business, science and technology, and books and authors. Very few questions, four, came from the static portion of GK. It is also to be noted that the maximum number of current affairs questions came from the events and happenings that occurred from May to July 2018. Rest of the questions from the dynamic section of GK were related to events and occurrences that took place in the last one year. Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be categorised as easy to moderate.

English language

The section comprised 11 reading comprehension questions in total. There were two RC passages which had four and seven questions in each passage. One RC passage was based on exchange rate and the second was based on life events. Most of the questions were inference based and could have taken a long time to figure out the answer. Other topics in the exam included sentence correction, statement connection, etc. No para jumble and Cloze test questions were asked this time. Overall, the level of difficulty of the questions was moderate to difficult.

Quantitative aptitude

There were five questions each based on wrong numbers in the series and comparison of two quantities in this section. There were 10 questions on data interpretation which were split into two sets of five questions each. Apart from that, there were 10 quantitative aptitude questions which were lengthy, calculative and time-consuming.

Reasoning

This section comprised of 6 AR sets (Puzzles) which were of moderate level in nature. Rest of the questions could have been attempted easily to maximise the score. No questions were based on input-output. However, the overall section was quite time consuming.

(Mayank Garg is mentor, Career Launcher, Views expressed here are personal. Hindustan Times does not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.)

First Published: Aug 16, 2018 16:59 IST