RBI Assistant 2016 Prelims Exam Analysis First Shift – 24th December

Dear Aspirants !

In this Article we are providing you the Detailed Analysis of RBI Assistant Prelims Exam 2016.

 The Examination was consist of Objective Tests for 100 marks & was held in a online mode. This  is the first time that Reserve Bank of India introduced the Prelims Examination in RBI Assistant Exam.


RBI Assistant Prelims Exam conducts in total 4 shifts. [8:15 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm, 3:45 pm]


1st shift Exam Analysis – 24th December ( 9:15 a.m  to 10:15 a.m)


Exam Pattern : [ Time – 1 Hour]




Reasoning Ability : (Level – Easy)

Inequality : 5 Questions

Syllogism : 5 Questions

Seating Arrangement – 2 sets : 10 Questions

i) Linear arrangement – 8 people facing North

ii) Circular Arrangement – 8 people Facing Center

Puzzle – 1 set ( Subjects on different days from  Monday to Sunday ) – 5 Questions

Alphanumeric Symbol Series : 5 Questions

Miscellaneous : 5 Questions [ 3 blood Relation and 2 Direction Questions ]



Seating Arrangement Asked : 

Eight people M,N,O,P,Q,R,S, T seating in a row facing North.

3 people seating between P & M.
N is to the right of Q.
R is seating at an extreme right of the line.
As many people seating between P & T, as many between T & S.
O is seating to the 2nd to the left of T.
N is not on any of the extreme end.


Circular arrangement asked :

Eight persons A,B,C,D,L,M,N,O are sitting around a circular table facing center.

D is third to the left of O. Two persons are between D and A.

M and N are facing each other. M is not sitting near D.

There are two persons between N and C. L and C are sitting together.



English Language : ( Level -Easy)

  1. Reading Comprehension : 10 Questions (story based on Tree and two people)
    Antonym and Synonym asked : Handsomely
  2. Cloze Test : 5 Question ( Story based : 3 brothers and Prince)
  3. Error ( Sentence Correction) : 5 Questions
  4. Para jumbles : 5 Questions
  5. Wrong word : 5 Questions [ announce, fascinating, manager]


Cloze Test asked :

Once, there was a huge tree with a broad trunk and innumerable branches right in the middle of a dry land. The tree gave rest and shelter to hundreds and thousands of travelers. Being located near four towns, and many villages, the tree was an ideal meeting point for travelers.
One day, two travelers reached the tree after a long time of walking. Their destination was one of the towns nearby. It was a hot and sunny day, and the travelers were very happy to take a rest under the tree. Exhausted, they slumped under the tree. They slept for a while, enjoying the cool shade and the soft breeze.
After a while, one of the travelers got hungry. They had no food with them. The hungry traveler looked up at the tree, to see if there was any fruit. Finding none, he began to curse the tree. “Oh, this is just a useless tree and it has nothing to feed us, not even a fruit or even nuts! It is of no use!”
The other traveler comforted him and asked him to stay cool. However, the hungry man continuing cursing the tree.
The tree, which could not tolerate the cursing words of the traveler, said in a sad yet strong voice, “You can’t be so ungrateful to me. Just think of your condition when you reached here in the hot and dry sun! I offered you a cool and comfortable place to rest and sleep with a soothing breeze. If I was not here, you would have died now! I saved your life from the hot sun, but you humiliate me!”
The traveler realized his mistake and apologized to the tree.


Parajumble asked  :

  1. One day a professor entered his classroom,and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desk for the exam to begin.
  2. The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual. Once he had handed them all out, he asked the class to turn over the papers
  3. To everyones surprise, there were no questions- just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper.
  4. The professor seeing the expression on everyones faces, told them the following: “I want you to write about what you see there” the students, confussed, got started on the inexplicable task.
  5. At the end of the class, the professor took all the papers, and started reading each one of them out loud, infront of all the students. All of them with no exception,defined the black dot, trying to explain its position in the center of the sheet.
  6. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor started to explain: “Im not going to grade you on this, i just wanted to give you something to think about. no one wrote about the white part of the paper. everyone focused on the black dot – and the same happens in our lives.


Numerical Ability : (Level :Easy- Moderate)

  1. Data Interpretation : 1 set  – 5 Questions ( Tabular DI )
  2. Simplification/Approximation – 10 Questions
  3. Number Series : 5 Questions
  4. Miscellaneous : 15 Questions (Age, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time & Work, etc.)


Q. A boat takes 7 hrs 30 minutes to travel 90 km downstream and 90 km upstream.if the boat in still water in 27.find out speed of stream.

Q. A and B invested 24000 and 16000 respectively in a business but B joined the business 3 months after A joined. If the ratio of total profit to the profit earned by A is 3:2. find duration in months for which B invested money.

Q. Compound Interest is Rs. 3784 of Rs. 8600 in 2 years at R%. What will be the compound interest for same amount and year at (R-10)%?


Number Series asked  :

  1. 15, 22, 32, 46, 65, ? = 90
  2. 7, 21, 5, 23, ?, 25 =  3
  3. 9, 10, 18, 27, 91 ? =  116
  4. 17, 23, 35, 59, ?, 205 =  107
  5. 6, 7, 16, 51, 208, ? =  1045


Solution :

1 ) +7…..+10….+14….+19…+25


2 ) Alternate  : -2…..+2…..-2….+2…-2

3 ) +1…..+8…..+9…..+64….+25 ( alternate square and cube of 1,2,3,4,5 )

4 ) +6….+12…..+24…..+48…..+96

5 ) x1+1….x2+2…..x3+3….x4+4…x5+5


Good Attempts : 75+


Note : RBI Assistant Prelims exam cut off will be State wise as per vacancies published by Reserve Bank of India.


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