Analysis of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam - 20th Sep (Shift 1)

It has been reported that the online IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelim examination held on 20th 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 10 questions on DI ( One is on Tabular graph and the other is on Bar graph and 5 questions per set). The questions on DI were calculation-based and time consuming.

There were 10 questions on Simplification and these were easy.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Ages, Simple 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 five questions on Missing number in the series .The questions based on Missing number in the series were easy .

Topic No of Questions

Data Interpretation (1-Tabular,1-Bar graph)

10

Number Series

5

Individual Questions (Ages, Simple interest, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Problems on Trains, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Mensuration)

10

Simplification

10

5

Reasoning Ability:

This section has been tagged as 'easy'.

There were 15 questions on Puzzles (Square Arrangement (Corners- Away from the centre, Middle -faces the centre), Floor Arrangement (7 persons and 7 floors) and 2 rows arrangement (5 persons each).

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 Words 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 Words

5

Symbols Notations (Inequalities)

5

Sequence(Letter,Digit,Symbol)

5

Deductions (Syllogisms) (Model: Only a few)

4

Blood Relations

3

Miscellaneous (Pairs of letters, Word formation and Coding Decoding)

3

Puzzles (Square Arrangement (Corners -away from the centre, Middle -Faces the centre), Floor Arrangement (7 floors and 7 persons), 2 row arrangement(5 persons in each row)

15

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

Test Area Good Attempts

Numerical Ability

24 - 28

Reasoning Ability

33- 37

Overall

57 - 65