RBI Grade B Exam Analysis 2017: Phase I

Hello readers, RBI Grade B Phase B exam is over and as expected the exam was difficult. Students faced difficulty in quantitative aptitude because DI was tough and there were three DI question sets that made the exam more difficult. The complete exam analysis is as follows:

Ideal Attempts

Setions Ideal Attempt
English 12-14
Reasoning 35-37
Quantitative Aptitude 10-14
General Awareness 40-44
TOTAL 90-98


English ( Difficult )

English section was difficult because it had  2 RCs sets and one was based on new pattern similar to that of in SBI PO Mains 2017. The reading comprehension topics were: Banking System in Britain.
and European countries and their currencies(Euro)

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension12Difficult
Double fillers5Moderate
Idioms and Phrases3Difficult
Sentence Correction5Difficult
Total30Difficult


Reasoning ( Moderate-Difficult )

This section has some moderate level questions but most of the questions were difficult. 4 puzzles and seating arrangement made it time-consuming as the questions were based on the following pattern
Linear North- South
Students and class (Odd-Even)
Month based Puzzle
Floor based Puzzle with salary.
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Sufficiency5Difficult
Input - Output6Difficult
Logical Reasoning11Difficult
Blood Relation3Moderate
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles (Linear, Circular, and Floor)20Moderate-Difficult
Inequality5Moderate
Syllogism7Difficult
Direction3Moderate
Total60Moderate-Difficult


Quantitative Aptitude ( Difficult )


The entire section has no easy question at all. It had three DI sets one from time and work, second from double pie chart and third from water and tank and these three sets left students astonished
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Inequalities (New Pattern)5Difficult
Data Interpretation (Tabular and Bar graph)15Difficult
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)10Difficult
Total30Difficult



General Awareness (Moderate)


GA comprised of 80 marks had moderate to some difficult questions. The section has more of banking awareness questions and current affairs of May and June only. This section did not have any question from budget or economy that disappointed students a bit as they spent lot of time on that section

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