RBI Grade-B Exam Analysis, Review 2018 Phase-1: 16 August – 2nd 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-2. 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 moderate-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):

TOTAL 94-105


The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate. There were three sets of DI one was a Tabular-Pie-Chart Combination and the other was a Missing Tabular DI. One Caselet based DI was also asked in the exam. 

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Two Data Interpretation and One Caselet 15 Moderate
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 5 Moderate-Difficult
Approximation 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Percentage, Time and Work, Partnership, Boat and Stream) 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English was moderate to difficult . There were two set of RC in which one was based on a passage related ATM and Vendor Services. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  10 Moderate-Difficult
Starters 5 Moderate-Difficult
Double Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Difficult
Questions on correct usage of phrases 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

REASONING ABILITY (Moderate-Difficult

The level of reasoning was Moderate – Difficult. There were 5 puzzles and sitting Arrangement based on following pattern: Circular Seating Arrangement, Month based puzzle etc. 

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 25 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 18 Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 1 Moderate
Total 60 Moderate-Difficult


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 7 to 8 questions covered the static awareness portion and most of the questions were from current affairs of April, May, June and July. There were 18-20 Questions from Banking Awareness.