Analysis of IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale I) Prelim exam

It has been reported that the online RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim examination held on 7th August 2021 (Slot 1) was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

A snapshot of the prelim exam is given below.

Duration of Exam 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 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.

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

There were eleven questions on DI (six questions each on Table and five questions on Pie chart). The questions on DI were calculation-based and time consuming.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Ages, Simple and Compound interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance (Trains), Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Mensuration etc. 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 each on wrong number series and Quadratic Comparisons and five questions on Approximations. The questions based on Quadratic Equations, wrong number series and Approximations were easy to solve.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table and Pie chart) 11
Number Series (Wrong number) 6
Quadratic Comparisons 6
Approximations 5
Individual Quant Questions 12

Reasoning Ability:

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

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Two parallel rows (seven persons facing North and seven persons facing South), Month & Dates based puzzle (Two dates), Floor Arrangement (10 floors), and Box Arrangement (8 boxes)). The questions based on Puzzles can be labelled as easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

The four questions each on Symbols Notations (Inequalities) and five questions on Coding-Decoding were easy to crack whereas the five questions on 'Syllogisms' were easy to moderate.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 6 (5 set based & 1 individual) Easy
Syllogisms (Deductions) (Model: 'Only a few') 3 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Puzzles:
Two parallel rows (seven persons facing North and seven persons facing South) 5 Easy
Month & Dates based puzzle (Two dates) 5 Easy
Floor Arrangement (10 Floors) 5 Moderate
Box Arrangement (8 boxes) 5 Moderate

Overall, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate and 55+ considered as good number of attempts.

It has been reported that the online RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim examination held on 1st August 2021 (Slot 4) was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

A snapshot of the prelim exam is given below.

Duration of Exam 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 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.

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

There were fifteen questions on DI (five questions each on Table, Line graph and Caselet). The questions on DI were calculation-based and time consuming. The DI set on Caselet was lengthy.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Ages, Simple and Compound interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance (Trains), Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Mensuration etc. 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 each on missing number series and Quadratic Comparisons. The questions based on Quadratic Equations and missing number series were easy to solve.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table, Bar graph and Caselet) 15
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Quadratic Comparisons 5
Individual Quant Questions 15

Reasoning Ability:

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

There were twenty-six questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (unknown number of persons), Circular Arrangement (eight persons, four are facing towards centre and four are facing away from the centre), Linear Arrangement (Two parallel rows + Distribution), Floor Arrangement (Four floors, two flats), Month based puzzle (Ten persons and Ten months) and Comparisons). The questions based on Puzzles can be labelled as easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

The five questions each on Symbols Notations (Inequalities) were easy to crack whereas the five questions on 'Syllogisms' were easy to moderate.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 5 Easy
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Syllogisms (Deductions) (Model: 'Only a few') 5 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 1 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement (unknown number of persons) 5 Easy
Circular Arrangement (eight persons, four are facing towards centre and four are facing away from the centre) 5 Moderate
Linear Arrangement (Two parallel rows + Distribution) 5 Moderate
Floor Arrangement (Four floors, two flats) 5 Moderate
Month based puzzle (Ten persons and Ten months) 5 Easy
Comparisons 1 Easy

Overall, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate and 55+ considered as good number of attempts.

It has been reported that the online RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim examination held on 1st August 2021 (Slot 3) was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

A snapshot of the prelim exam is given below.

Duration of Exam 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 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.

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

There were fifteen questions on DI (five questions each on Table, Bar graph and Caselet). The questions on DI were calculation-based and time consuming. The DI set on Caselet was lengthy.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Ages, Simple and Compound interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance (Trains), Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Mensuration etc. 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 each on wrong number series and Quadratic Comparisons. The questions based on Quadratic Equations and missing number series were easy to solve.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table, Bar graph and Caselet) 15
Number Series (Wrong number) 5
Quadratic Comparisons 5
Individual Quant Questions 15

Reasoning Ability:

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

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Eight persons, four facing North and four facing South), Month based puzzle (Eight persons - four months – two dates), Floor Arrangement (3 variables), and Comparisons). The questions based on Puzzles can be labelled as easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

The four questions each on Symbols Notations (Inequalities) and five questions on Coding-Decoding were easy to crack whereas the five questions on 'Syllogisms' were easy to moderate.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 4 Easy
Coding-Decoding (4 set based and one individual) 5 Easy
Syllogisms (Deductions) (Model: 'Only a few') 5 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Blood Relations 1 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement (Eight persons, four facing North and four facing South) 4 Easy
Month based puzzle (Eight persons - four months – two dates) 4 Easy
Floor Arrangement (3 variables) 5 Moderate
Comparisons (ten persons bought hens one after the other) 4 Moderate
Comparisons (6 persons, chocolate) 3 Easy

Overall, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate and 55+ considered as good number of attempts.

It has been reported that the online RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim examination held on 1st August 2021 (Slot 1) was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

A snapshot of the prelim exam is given below

Duration of Exam 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 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.

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

There were fifteen questions on DI (five questions each on Table, Line graph and Caselet). The questions on DI were calculation-based and time consuming. The DI set on Caselet was lengthy.

Individual questions in this section were based on topics like Ages, Simple and Compound interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance (Trains), Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Mensuration etc. 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 each on missing number series and Quadratic Comparisons. The questions based on Quadratic Equations and missing number series were easy to solve.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table, Line graph and Caselet) 15
Number Series (Missing number) 6
Quadratic Comparisons 6
Individual Quant Questions 13

Reasoning Ability:

This section has been tagged as 'easy'.

There were twenty-three questions on Puzzles (Circular Arrangement (Ten persons, all facing centre), Month and Dates (Ten persons - five months - two dates), Distribution (nine people, three departments), Days based puzzle (Three variables) and Comparisons). The questions based on Puzzles can be labelled as easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

The five questions each on Symbols Notations (Inequalities) and Coding-Decoding were easy to crack and the five questions on 'Syllogisms' were easy to moderate.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 5 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Syllogisms (Deductions) (Model: 'Only' and 'Only a few') 5 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Puzzles
Circular Arrangement (Ten persons, all facing centre) 5 Easy
Month and Dates (Ten persons - five months - two dates) 5 Easy
Distribution (nine people, three departments) 5 Moderate
Days based puzzle (Three variables) 5 Moderate
Comparisons 3 Easy

Overall, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate and 65+ considered as good number of attempts.