RBI Assistant 2017 Examination – Complete Exam Analysis (Preliminary & Mains Examination)

Here we are sharing the Exam Analysis of Phase 1 RBI Assistant selection process. In this post, we are also going to share Good attempts in each section and expected cutoff for the examination. The Exam of RBI Assistant is conducted in two phases, so now we are providing you with the analysis of both the phases. This will also give you an idea about RBI Assistant Syllabus. Go through the below post to know about the difficulty level of the questions asked, section-wise analysis & expected cut off for RBI Assistant Phase 1 and 2 Exam 2017. 

RBI Assistant Preliminary Examination Analysis

The preliminary exam for RBI Assistant was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning Ability (35 Questions), Numerical Ability (35 Questions), and English Language (30 Questions).

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language18-2115
Reasoning Ability28- 3120
Numerical Ability23-2625
Total78-8460


English Language (Easy-Moderate )

The level of English Language was Easy-Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was based on a story. There were 3-4 questions of Antonyms and synonym with the passage.

TopicNo. of QuestionLevel
Reading Comprehension12Moderate
Single Filler6Easy
Error Detection7Easy-Moderate
Spelling5Moderate
Total30Esay-Moderate

 

Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Numerical Ability section was Easy-Moderate. The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was significantly high as 15 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion There was only 1 set of DI:

TopicsNo. of QuestionLevel
Tabular DI5Easy-Moderate
Simplification10Easy
Number Series (Missing)5Easy
Average1Moderate
Profit & Loss2Easy
Compound Interest1Moderate
Discount2Easy
Problem on Ages1Moderate
Ratio and Proportion1Moderate
Time and Work1Moderate
Boat and Stream1Moderate
Miscellaneous5Moderate
Total35Easy-Moderate

 

Reasoning Ability (Very Easy)

There were 2 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

  • Floor – 1 Variable
  • Circular Seating Arrangement – 1 Variable
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Coding Decoding1Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement10Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense4Easy
Number Series5Easy
Order and Ranking2Easy
Syllogism5Easy
Alphabet Series5Very Easy
Miscellaneous3Very Easy
Total35Very Easy

RBI Assistant Mains Examination Analysis

RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Examination had 5 sections in the objective test of 200 marks – Test of Numerical Ability, Test of English Language, Test of Reasoning, Test of Computer Knowledge, and Test of General Awareness for Each section had its particular time limit and overall the RBI Assistant Mains Paper was 135 Minutes.

 

SECTIONSGOOD ATTEMPTSDuration
Test of  Reasoning13-1630 minutes
Test of Numerical Ability21-2430 minutes
Test of Computer Knowledge29-3220 minutes
Test of General Awareness17-2125 minutes
Test of English Language21-2430 minutes
TOTAL117-128135 minutes
Numerical Ability (Moderate)
This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The questions of Data Sufficiency were also there.The level of Numerical Ability was moderate and there were 3 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Following were the types of DI:
  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • Tabular
The questions were:
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
 Data Sufficency5Moderate
Probability2Modearate
Mixture and Allegation1Moderate
Time and Work2Moderate
Ratio and Proportion1Moderate
Partnership2Moderate
Miscellaneous2Moderate
Approximation5Easy-Moderate
Total40Moderate
Test of English Language (Moderate-Difficult)
This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of English Language section was Moderate-Difficult. There was a set of Reading Comprehension consisting of 12 questions comprising 4 vocabulary based questions.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
12
Difficult
Cloze Test
6
Moderate
Error detection
5
Moderate
Paragraph Starter
7
Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement
5Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate
Total
40
Moderate-Difficult
English Language (Moderate-Difficult)
This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of English Language section was Moderate-Difficult. There were a set Reading Comprehension consisting 12 questions comprising 4 vocabulary based questions.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
12
Difficult
Cloze Test
6
Moderate
Error detection
5
Moderate
Paragraph Starter
7
Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement
5Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate
Total
40
Moderate-Difficult
Test of Computer Awareness (Easy)
The section was very basic and most of the questions were from basics of Software,Hardware,Port, Internet, Network etc.
You can also read the previous year’s RBI Assistant cut off for a better idea of how much you need to score to get the required RBI Assistant result.