Analysis of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam - 19th Sep 2020(Shift 5)

It has been reported that the online IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelim examination held on 19th September 2020 was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

A 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.

There were 12 questions on DI ( 2 caselets and 6 questions per set). The questions on DI were calculation-based and time consuming.

There were 10 questions on Simplification and approximation and these were easy.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Ages, Simple and Compound interest, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Problems on Trains, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Mensuration. Students have informed us that these questions were a combo of easy and moderate ones. One needed a good command on fundamentals to attempt these questions successfully.

There were six questions on wrong number series .The questions based on Wrong number series were easy to moderate.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (2 - Caselet) 12
Number Series (Wrong number) 6
Individual Questions (Ages, Simple and Compound interest, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Problems on Trains, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Mensuration) 12
Simplification and Approximation 10

Reasoning Ability:

This section has been tagged as 'easy'.

There were 18 questions on Puzzles (Circular Arrangement (7 persons; all are facing the centre), Floor Arrangement (3 floors and each floor with 2 flats).There were 2 sets on Distribution:((8 persons and 8 Months),(7Persons and 7days)). The questions based on Puzzles can be labelled as easy in terms of difficulty level.

Questions on Symbols Notations (Inequalities), Deductions (Syllogisms), Blood Relations, Set of Numbers and Sequence based questions were easy to crack.

T.I.M.E. conducted a free webinar on ‘How to crack Puzzles for IBPS RRB exams’ on 7th September 2020. The students who have watched this webinar would have found solving questions on puzzles to be easy. All models on puzzles asked in this slot were discussed in the webinar held on 7th September 2020

If you have not watched the video, we recommend that you watch the complete session so that solving questions on puzzles becomes a cake walk in upcoming bank exams. The video can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc3tTgPzohw&t=15s

Topic No of Qs
Set of Numbers 3
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 4/5
Sequence(Letter,Digit,Symbol) 4
Deductions (Syllogisms) (Model: Only a few) 5
Blood Relations 2/3
Miscellaneous (Pairs of letters, Word formation and letter OMO) 3
Puzzles (Circular Arrangement (7persons all are facing centre), Floor Arrangement (3 floors and each floor with 2 flats), Months related, Days related. 18

Overall, the paper can be rated slightly difficult as compared to the same exam that was conducted in 2019.

Test Area Good Attempts
Numerical Ability 22 - 26
Reasoning Ability 32- 36
Overall 54 - 62