RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016 Analysis December 24, 2016 - Slot 1



RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016 was conducted today. A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. Each correct answer fetched 1 mark while each incorrect answer attracted a penalty of 0.25. Two sections were available bilingually i.e. in both English & Hindi except the English Language Section.

The detailed break up of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate time taken (in minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

18-22

15-18

15

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

22-25

20-22

20

Numerical Ability

35

Moderate

17-20

15-18

25

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

56-67

54-62

60

Let’s glance through section-wise analysis of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016:

English Language Section of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension

8

Easy -Moderate

Fill in the blanks

5

Easy

Para-jumble

5

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Easy -Moderate

Cloze Test

7

Easy

The Reading Comprehension was based on a story about three brothers. The questions based on Para Jumbles and Error-Spotting were moderate in nature. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Reasoning Ability Section of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Circular Seating Arrangement
(8 people)

5

Moderate

Linear Seating Arrangement
(8 people sitting in a row facing North)

5

Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Easy

Data Arrangement (Based on Weekdays and Subjects)

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

Directions

2

Easy

Syllogism

5

Easy-Moderate

Number/Symbol Based Series

5

Moderate

There were no questions from coding decoding. There were 2 sets on seating arrangement. 1 set each on circular sitting arrangement and linear seating, with 8 friends sitting in a line facing north. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Numerical Ability section of RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam 2016:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Data Interpretation (Table)

5

Easy

Simplification/Approximation

15

Easy- Moderate

Number Series

5

Moderate

SI/CI

1

Moderate

TSD (Boat & Stream)

1

 Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy-Moderate

Average

2

Easy- Moderate

Ages

1

Easy

Geometry (Circle Based)

1

Moderate

Ratio & Proportion

1

Easy- Moderate

Numbers

1

Moderate

Mensuration (Area Based)

1

Easy- Moderate

The set on Data Interpretation was based on number of persons visiting a museum on different days of week. Furthermore, the questions on Number Series were a little tricky. Questions based on Arithmetic were primarily from Boat & Stream, Averages, SI & CI, Ages, Profit, Loss & Discount, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

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