IBPS RRB PO (Scale I) Prelim Exam held on 3rd Aug 2024 (Shift 3)

Analysis of RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim exam held 3rd Aug 2024 (Shift 3)

The RRB PO (Scale I) Prelim examination is scheduled to be held on 3rd and 4th Aug, followed by the IBPS RRB Clerk exam to be held on the 10th, 17th and 18th Aug. For the first time, IBPS has introduced a section-wise time limit for this exam.

In this write-up, we present the Analysis of the IBPS RRB PO (Scale I) Prelim exam which was held in shift 3 on 3rd Aug 2024.

A snapshot of the IBPS RRB PO (Scale I) prelim exam is given below.

 Test Area No. of Questions Duration Quantitative Aptitude 40 20 Minutes Reasoning Ability 40 25 Minutes Total 80 45 Minutes

Students have reported that the online RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim examination held on 3rd Aug 2024 (shift 3) was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

An analysis of the session mentioned above, 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 sixteen questions on DI (five questions each on Bar Graph, Double Pie chart and Caselet). The questions on DI were easy to moderate and time consuming.

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

 Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Double Pie Chart and Caselet) 15 Easy to Moderate Number Series (Missing number) 5 - 6 Easy to Moderate Approximations 5 - 6 Easy Individual Quant Questions 13 - 15 Easy to Moderate

There were five to six questions each on Missing Number Series and Approximations. These questions were easy to moderate to solve.

Reasoning Ability:

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

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (seven persons all facing North; Fruit), Square Arrangement (Eight persons), Month + Date based puzzle (4 Months, 2 Dates), Box based puzzle (10 persons; Purchase). The questions based on Puzzles can be labelled as easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.

Questions on Symbols Notations (Inequalities), Chinese Coding-Decoding and Blood Relations were easy to crack. The questions based on Syllogisms (three statements and two conclusions) (‘Only a few’) were easy to moderate.

 Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 4 - 5 Easy Chinese Coding-Decoding 5 Easy Blood Relations 3 Easy Syllogisms (Only a few) 3 - 4 Easy to Moderate Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Pair Formation, OMO, Number Arrangement) 4 Easy Puzzles: Linear Arrangement (seven persons all facing North; Fruit) 5 Moderate Square Arrangement (Eight persons) 5 Easy Month + Date based puzzle (4 Months, 2 Dates) 5 Easy Box-based puzzle (10 persons; one after the other) 5 Easy

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

Good Attempts:

Quantitative Aptitude – 20+

Reasoning – 35+