RBI Grade-B Exam Analysis, Review 2018 Phase-1: 16 August - 1st Slot


Dear Aspirants, The Most awaited RBI Grade-B 2018 Phase-1 exam is over, Now it's time for exam analysis of RBI Grade-B 2018 Phase-1 (16th August 2018), Shift-1. A lot of students have appeared for their Phase 1 exam today and this brings them to a step closer in their journey of getting a Job in Banking Sector. Without wasting any moment, let's get straight to the analysis For which you are all waiting for. The overall exam was of a difficult level. 

There are 4 Sections in RBI Grade-B 2018 Phase-1 exam namely English, Reasoning, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.


RBI Grade-B 2018 Phase-1 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

SECTIONSGOOD ATTEMPTS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE13-17
REASONING ABILITY37-43
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE11-14
GENERAL AWARENESS49-55
TOTAL93-102


QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (Difficult)

The level of quantitative aptitude was difficult and many students found it lengthy as well. There were two sets of DI one was a Bar Graph and the other was a Tabular DI. There were no separate questions of approximation, however like the recent trend in bank exams miscellaneous arithmetic questions were based on use of approximate value.

The questions were:

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation  10 Difficult
Quantity 1, Quantity 25Difficult
Data Sufficiency5Difficult
Wrong Number Series5Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous (Percentage, Time and Work, Partnership, Boat and Stream)5Difficult
Total30Difficult

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Difficult)

The level of English was Difficult. There were three set of RC in which one was based on a passage related to China and Taiwan Currency. A new pattern based cloze test was also introduced in the English Language Section of this exam.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 15Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection5Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Connector (Match the Following) 5Moderate-Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern)5Difficult
Total30Moderate-Difficult

REASONING ABILITY (Moderate-Difficult
)

The level of reasoning was Moderate - Difficult. There were 4 puzzles and sitting Arrangement based on following pattern: Linear Seating Arrangement of 2 variables (single line), Square seating arrangement of 2 variables, Box based puzzle and there was one more set of puzzle.

The questions were:

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement20Moderate-Difficult
Alpha-Numeric Series2Moderate
Logical Reasoning12Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation5Moderate
Direction Sense5Moderate
Inequality5Moderate
Alphabet1Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Coding Decoding5Moderate
Total60Moderate-Difficult

GENERAL AWARENESS (Moderate)

General Awareness had 80 questions for 80 marks. This section is moderate for those who knows banking terms and were well versed with static awareness. Around 8 to 9 questions covered the static general knowledge portion and most of the questions were from current affairs of April, May, June and July. There were no question s from budget. The questions covering banking awareness were related to RBI.