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):

TOTAL 93-102


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:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation  10 Difficult
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 5 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Difficult
Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous (Percentage, Time and Work, Partnership, Boat and Stream) 5 Difficult
Total 30 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.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  15 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection 5 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Connector (Match the Following)  5 Moderate-Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern) 5 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-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:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate-Difficult
Alpha-Numeric Series 2 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 12 Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation 5 Moderate
Direction Sense 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Moderate
Alphabet 1 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 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 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.