RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-1 Exam Analysis, Review and Expected Cut-Offs (17-June-2017, Shift-1)

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Dear Aspirants, The Most awaited RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-1 exam is over, Now it’s time for exam analysis of RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-1 (17th June 2017), 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 moderate to difficult. 

There are 4 Sections in RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-1 exam namely English, Reasoning, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.

RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-1 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

TOTAL 89-97


The level of quantitative aptitude was difficult. There were three sets of DI one form time and work another one based on double pie chart and the third one was based on water and tank

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Inequalities (New Pattern) 5 Difficult
Data Interpretation (Double Pie chart) 15 Difficult
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 10 Difficult
Total 30 Difficult


The level of English was Difficult. There were two set of RC in which one was based on new pattern(that came in SBI PO mains) and another one was based on old pattern.

Topics of Reading Comprehension:

  • Banking System in Britain.
  • European countries and their currencies(Euro) 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  12 Moderate-Difficult
Double fillers 5 Moderate
Idioms and Phrases  3 Difficult
Sentence Correction  5 Difficult
Total 30 Difficult


The level of reasoning was moderate – Difficult. There were 4 puzzles and sitting Arrangement based on following pattern:-

  • Linear North- South 
  • Students and class (Odd Even)
  • Month based Puzzle
  • Floor based Puzzle with salary.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Input – Output 6 Difficult
Logical Reasoning 11 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles (Linear, Circular, and Floor) 20 Moderate-Difficult
Inequality 5 Moderate
Syllogism 7 Moderate
 Direction 3 Moderate
Total 60 Moderate


General Awareness had 80 questions for 80 marks. This section is moderate for those who knows banking terms. Most of the current affairs questions were asked from Our GK POWER Capsule. Our Capsule is the first and last resource to all banking aspirants in India. The questions were mainly asked from banking and  recently Current affairs (May and June). No questions were asked from budget and economy survey. Some questions were from static.
All The Best For Result!!!

Surprises from RBI Grade-B 2017 Phase-1 Exam

  • English section was a challenge with introduction of more new pattern questions
  • Quant was tough and fully based on SBI PO Mains pattern.
  • General Awareness questions asked was bit twisted.

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