RRB Office Assistant 2017 Prelim Exam Analysis

It has been reported that the online RRB Office Assistant 2017 Prelim examination held on 16th / 17th September 2017 was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. A similar trend was followed for exams held on these days and across all the slots.

Snapshot of the prelim exam is given below.

Duration of Exam 45 Minutes
Numerical Ability 40 Qs
Reasoning Ability 40 Qs
Total Qs 80 Qs

An analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below.

Numerical Ability:

According to the feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, this section can be rated as easy to moderate.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Simple Equations, Ratio, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Mensuration, Simple and Compound Interest.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table) 5
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Individual Questions (Simple Equations, Ratio, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Mensuration, Simple and Compound Interest) 15
Simplifications/Approximations 15

Reasoning Ability:

This section has been tagged as ' easy to moderate'.

Like last year, there were 10 questions on puzzles (Linear & Floor). Questions on Deductions were easy. Questions on Symbols Notations and Coding-Decoding were also easy to crack. There was no question on Blood Relations.

Topic No of Questions
Puzzles (Linear & Floor) 10
Deductions 5
Symbols Notations 5
Set of words 5
Coding Decoding 5
Sequence 5
Miscellaneous (Rank, Direction sense, OMO etc.) 5

Overall, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate.

Topic wise split of RRB PO (Scale I) and RRB office Assistant 2017 exams is given below for ready reference of students. The difficulty level of RRB PO (Scale I) is high compared to that of RRB Office Assistant. The following table gives you just the topic wise comparison only.

Quantitative Aptitude / Numerical Ability
Topic RRB PO (Scale I) RRB Office Assistant
Data Interpretation (Table) 15 5
Number Series (Missing number) 5 5
Individual Questions (Simple Equations, Ratio, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Mensuration, Simple and Compound Interest) 10 15
Simplifications/Approximations 5 15
Quadratic Comparison 5 -
Total 40 40
Reasoning Ability
Puzzles 20 (Linear, Circular, Box & Date / Month) 10 (Linear & Floor)
Deductions 5 5
Symbols Notations 5 5
Set of words - 5
Coding Decoding 5 5
Sequence 1 5
Miscellaneous 4 (Letter Series, Word formation, Sequence etc..) 5 (Rank, Direction sense, OMO etc.)
Total 40 40