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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelim Exam Analysis (Shift II) – 04 Nov 2016

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Hello Readers,
Today is the first day of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelim exam 2016.  This is the first time that RRBs conducted Prelim exam, so pattern could not be expected before. The same pattern is observed in 2nd shift also. Unlike PO exam, there are only 2 sections in RRB Prelim exam. The overall exam was easy to moderate. The cutoff will be different for different states according to vacancies which cannot be predicted. So lets see today’s exam analysis also.

Here we are posting the complete exam review section wise.


Total Ques.Max. MarksLevel of DifficultyGood Attempts
Quant4040Moderate24 – 25
Reasoning4040Moderate28 – 30

Quant Section

Quant section was easy to moderate carrying good questions. There are total 40 questions out of which there were 15 DI questions (3 sets). The topics asked were

  • Approximation – 5 questions (easy)
  • Number series – 5 questions (moderate)
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 questions (easy)
  • Data Interpretation (Tabular, pie chart and bar graph)  – 3 sets (15 questions each – easy to moderate)
  • Questions from other topics including Partnership, Time and Work, SI, Averages, Profit/Loss, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration – 10 questions (easy to moderate)

Reasoning Section

This section was time consuming with 3 puzzles. There were no coding decoding questions so there are chances that it will be asked in main exam.

  • Inequalities – 5 questions (easy)
  • Syllogism – 5 questions(moderate)
  • Puzzles n Arrangements – 3 sets (15 questions) (moderate)
  • Miscellaneous (Blood relations, direction sense, alpha numeric series)  – 15 questions (easy to moderate)