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).

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 18-21 15
Reasoning Ability 28- 31 20
Numerical Ability 23-26 25
Total 78-84 60


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.

Topic No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Moderate
Single Filler 6 Easy
Error Detection 7 Easy-Moderate
Spelling 5 Moderate
Total 30 Esay-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:

Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Easy
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

Reasoning Ability (Very Easy)

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

  • Floor – 1 Variable
  • Circular Seating Arrangement – 1 Variable
Topics No. of Questions Level
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 4 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Alphabet Series 5 Very Easy
Miscellaneous 3 Very Easy
Total 35 Very 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.

 

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS Duration
Test of  Reasoning 13-16 30 minutes
Test of Numerical Ability 21-24 30 minutes
Test of Computer Knowledge 29-32 20 minutes
Test of General Awareness 17-21 25 minutes
Test of English Language 21-24 30 minutes
TOTAL 117-128 135 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:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
 Data Sufficency 5 Moderate
Probability 2 Modearate
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Moderate
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
5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
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
5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
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.