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Most Important Topics to Study for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018

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Are you preparing for IBPS RRB Exams? If yes, this post is going to be of good help. Today, we bring to you the most important topics that you must study for the upcoming IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam 2018. This post is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government exams.

Most-Important-Topics-for-IBPS-RRBMost Important Topics from Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification / Approximation

There is high possibility that 5-10 questions on Simplification / Approximation will be asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS RRB exams. Your calculation skills will be the deciding factor for these types of questions. The faster you calculate, the better you perform. Stick to the BODMAS rule and do practice good number of Simplification Questions of both easy and difficult level for better preparation.

Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation or DI is one of the most important topics in any bank exams and IBPS RRB is no exception. Candidates can expect at least 10 questions from this topic. Various types of DI questions can be asked in the IBPS RRB exams including Tabular DI, Line and Bar Graph. Make sure you have good concept knowledge of arithmetic topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average and Profit and Loss, Time and Work etc. as DI questions are usually based on these concepts.


Another important topic for IBPS RRB exam would be Inequalities. Candidates can expect 5-10 questions from Inequalities. Be well prepared with Quadratic Equations and other topics from the arithmetic sections to tackle Inequalities questions. Usually questions are based on Quadratic Equations but there are possibilities of questions being based on Average and Mensuration etc.

Number Series

Candidates can expect around 5 questions from Number Series. There are patterns of Number Series that you must consider – square pattern, prime number pattern, multiplication and difference pattern etc. To excel and score more in this topic, ensure you practice good number of number series questions.

Most Important Topics from Reasoning Ability

Seating Arrangement & Puzzles

This is one of the most important reasoning topics and candidates can expect 10 to 20 questions from this topic. Seating arrangement includes linear arrangement, circular arrangement, square arrangement and Puzzles include sequence-based, scheduling-based, comparison-based. For these types of questions, practice is the key.

Logical Reasoning

Candidates can expect 5-6 questions from logical reasoning. Logical Reasoning questions in most of the bank exams including IBPS RRB have been moderate and therefore, you should be able to solve these questions at ease. Questions are based on cause and effect, a course of action, assumptions and conclusions etc.


There can around 5 questions on Syllogism. Practice both the old and new pattern where conclusions are given in questions and statements are given in options.

Hope this post helps you perform better in the upcoming IBPS RRB exams. If you have any other question, feel free to mention in the comment section below.