RBI Assistant Mains Exam Analysis: 20th December 2017

Dear Readers,
RBI Assistant Mains Recruitment Exam was conducted today (20 December, 2017). The exam varied between the difficulty levels of moderate and difficult. The General Awareness and reasoning sections made students confused with difficult questions. 

Ideal Attempts

The exam was divided into 5 sections and 200 questions to be attempted in 133 minutes. There was a specified time limit for each section that was a drawback for the students because they were not able to review their answers to give more time to one section which they found difficult.
Subject Ideal Attempts Duration
Numerical Ability 22-25 30 minutes
Reasoning  15-17 30 minutes
General Awareness 29-32 18-20 25 minutes
Computer Knowledge  17-21 30-33 20 minutes
English Language 21-24 30 minutes
TOTAL 117-128 135 minutes

Numeric Ability

Difficulty Level- Moderate to Difficult
40 questions to be solved in 30 minutes was a tough task with 3 sets of DI (Bar Graph, Caselet and Tabular). 
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency  5 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate
Probability 2 Modearate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
 Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Easy
Miscellaneous 6 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult
English Language
 Difficulty Level: Difficult
This section had 40 difficult questions to be solved in 30 minutes. Students found RC passage extremely hard. RC passage had 12 questions out of which 4 questions were vocabulary based
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
12
Difficult
Cloze Test
6
Moderate-Difficult
Error detection
5
Moderate
Paragraph Starter
7
Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement
5 Difficult
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Total
40
Difficult

Reasoning Ability
This section was difficult. There were five types of puzzles asked in this section which were
Box based Puzzle (2 Variable), Blood Relation with age (2 Variable), Scheduling (Month, Date) Based Puzzle, Linear Seating Arrangement (2 Variable), Date of Birth and Year Based Puzzle
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
25
Moderate- Difficult
Data Sufficiency (2 statement)
5
Difficult
Inequality
2
Moderate
Machine Input Output
5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Moderate
Total
40
Moderate- Difficult

General Awareness

Difficulty Level: Moderate-DifficultThis section covered banking, Static and current affairs of last two months. There were 10-12 Questions from static gk and current affairs. Banking awareness question were very basic.

Computer Awareness
Basic questions on Software,Hardware,Port, Internet, Network etc were asked.

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