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How difficult was RBI Assistant Prelims 2017 exam?

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The Reserve Bank of India Exam had announced the recruitment notification for the post of RBI Assistant posts at its official website. The RBI Assistant Prelims Exam was scheduled for the 27th and 28th November this year.

Latest: Now that exam is over, RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis 2017 has been published here. Candidates can check RBI Assistant Prelims Result 2017 here.

About the RBI Assistant Exam

RBI ‘s recruitment of Assistant is one of the most anticipated break for every banking aspirant to working as the RBI assistant in various banks across India. RBI Assistant Exam Pattern has two phases for Online Examination: Prelims and Mains Exam followed by Language Proficiency Test. (LPT). RBI has decided to have Language Proficiency Test (LPT), as one of the selection process following which final selection shall be made.

Cut off

The cut off of RBI Assistant 2017 Prelims Examination shall be released soon. The candidates who qualifies for the Prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the Mains. The final cut off is released post the Mains Exams. The level of prelims exams this year was reported relatively easy. We can assume this year’s cut off to be high in comparison to last year’s RBI Assistant Pre-cut off.

We are aware that you guys must be eagerly awaiting results, to cover all the bases for mains exam, which is to be held on 20th December this year. The most crucial aspect that counts now is to have an idea of the expected and previous years cut off. We will help you to get an idea of how close you are to writing mains paper.

RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis 2017

Subject Number of questions Good Attempts Topics
English Language 30 19 – 20 Reading Comprehension, Single Filler, Error Detection, Phrase Replacement
Numerical Ability 35 17 – 19 Tabular DI, Simplification, Number Series (Missing), Average, Profit & Loss, Compound Interest, Discount, Problem on Ages, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Boat and Stream, Miscellaneous
Reasoning Ability 35 26 – 30 Coding Decoding, Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Number Series, Syllogism, Alphabet Series, Miscellaneous
Total 100 72 – 78 Moderate difficulty level

The preliminary exam for RBI Assistant was conducted online and had 100 questions which were to be answered in 60 minutes. The paper had three sections- Reasoning Ability (35 Ques), Numerical Ability (35 Ques), and English Language (30 Ques). 

RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis 2017 – Changes Observed

There were no major pattern changes in the paper of RBI Assistant Prelims 2017. The overall level of the exam was Easy and most of the questions were easily achievable. Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions of the Quantitative Aptitude section were slightly tricky. For the sake of convenience, we shall analyse each section independently.

RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis 2017 – English Language

The level of English Language was Easy-Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was based on a story. There were 30 Questions asked in this section. Questions were based on Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors and fill ups were asked.

RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis 2017 – Reasoning Ability

Similarly, the reasoning ability was simple as well and simple logic could help you through. 35 Questions were asked in this section. The overall level of this section was Moderate. Topics such as Puzzles and seating arrangements, syllogism, coding- decoding and alpha numeric and numeric series were covered.

RBI Assistant Prelims Analysis 2017 – Numerical Ability

The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was significantly high as 15 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion. The overall level of this section was Moderate to Difficult. Problems on Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation Data Interpretation were asked.

The RBI Assistant Cut Off 2017 will be prepared by the conducting authority of Reserve Bank of India. The merit list will consist of only those candidates who meet the required cut-off as per the state and the Cut Off marks in section wise and centre wise based on their category.

Way Ahead

For those who were unable to give their best and feel that their boulevard to RBI is over, we have some good news for you folks.  (Quotes)

Bank of Baroda (BOB) has released a notification for the recruitment of 337 Wealth Management Professionals. Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 22-11-2017 to 12-12-2017.  Candidates with 2 Years full time MBA or Graduation Degree from a recognised university can apply.

Bank of Baroda (BOB) has released another notification for the recruitment of 427 Specialist Officers in various departments. Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 14-11-2017 to 08-12-2017. There is a vacancy for 427 Specialist Officers in various departments. Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 14-11-2017 to 08-12-2017. Candidates with a 2 years full time MBA or equivalent Post Graduation Degree/Diploma in relevant field from a recognised university can apply.

The RBI has announced another recruitment notification for Office Attendant recruitment 2017. RBI Office Attendant recruitment 2017 is just for undergraduates. It announced 526 vacancies and the recruited candidates will be posted in various RBI offices across the country, since the recruitment is based on a Language Proficiency Test (LPT), candidates can only choose a specific region where the RBI office is located.

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