IBPS RRB PO (Officers Scale I) 2019 Main exam conducted on 13th Oct 2019

The online IBPS RRB Officers Main examination held on 13th Oct 2019 was moderate in terms of difficulty level, according to test takers. The level of difficulty of this year’s paper is on similar lines compared to that of last year.

While the Reasoning and English Sections were moderate, the Quant section was time-consuming and difficult. The GA section was ranged between easy and moderate, and the one on Computers can be tagged as easy.

A snap shot of the said exam is given below:

Test Area No. of questions Max Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 40 Qs 50
Reasoning Ability 40 Qs 50
English Language 40 Qs 40
General Awareness 40 Qs 40
Computer Knowledge 40 Qs 20
Total 200 200

The analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, has been presented for you.

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate to difficult, as it was lengthy.

The questions on DI were time-consuming, and questions on caselet were tough. Individual questions in this section were drawn from topics like Ratio, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Averages, Mixtures and Alligation, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Probability etc. Most of these questions were reportedly tricky and required an in-depth knowledge of concepts to solve them. The 4 questions on Data Comparison were moderate with regard to level difficulty.

Test Area No. of questions
Data Interpretation (Missing data Table,
Bar Graph, Pie Chart & Caselet)
Individual Questions (Ratio, Time & Work,
Time & Distance,
Mensuration, Averages, Mixtures & Alligation,
Percentages, Profit & Loss,
Partnership, Probability)
Data Comparison 4

Reasoning Ability:

This section can be given a moderate tag, from feedback received by our students.

The emphasis here was on puzzles, which were challenging. Questions on Critical Reasoning and Input-Output can be assigned a moderate level of diffciulty.

Test Area No. of questions Max Marks
Puzzles (Linear Arrangement with Distribution,
Box Arrangement + QBR, Linear + QBR, 7 persons + Ages + Distributionetc)
20 Moderate
Input - Output 3 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Deductions (Model: ‘Only few’) 3 - 4 Easy
Symbols & Notations 3 - 4 Easy to Moderate
Critical Reasoning 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Formation, Letter OMO) 2 Easy

English Language:

This section was moderate in terms of difficulty level. There was a single RC passage from which twelve questions were posed. The Cloze passage comprised 8 blanks. There were 5 questions each on Error identification, Word usage, Match the Column and Para Jumbled Sentences. In Para Jumbled Sentences, seven sentences were given and fifth sentence is fixed.

Test Area No. of questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Moderate
Word Usage (1 word, 3 usages) 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 8 Easy to Moderate
Para Jumbled Sentences
(7 sentences were given and fifth sentence is fixed)
5 Moderate
Error Identification (Conventional type) 5 Easy to Moderate
Match the Column 5 Easy

General Awareness:

As reported by our students, about 60 % – 70 % of the questions asked here were typically drawn from topics related to Current Affairs, 4 to 5 questions on Banking Awareness and 2 – 3 questions on Static GK. Questions on Current Affairs were based on events organised in the months of March, April, May and June, or ones that took place during this period.

Computer Knowledge:

This section is easiest of all the sections. Questions in this section dealt with Acronyms, MS Office, Networking, Operating System, Internet, Computer Architecture , DBMS etc.