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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains 2017: A Detailed Exam Analysis

Nov 13, 2017 15:31 IST
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains 2017: A Detailed Exam Analysis
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains 2017: A Detailed Exam Analysis

IBPS has conducted the RRB Office Assistant Mains examination on 12th November 2017 successfully in a single shift only. The mains exam consists 200 questions comprises of 5 sections which include Reasoning, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, English Language or Hindi Language, & Computer Knowledge. Total time allotted for the examination was 2 hours.

Analysis of Examination: The overall difficulty level of the exam was Easy to Moderate 

The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with a comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

The section wise details are as follows: 

Numerical Ability:  The difficulty level for this section was Moderate.  There were 40 questions in the section carrying 50 marks. There were 3 sets (Table Graph+ Bar Graph+ Caselet) of DIIt is noticed that no questions on Approximation/Simplification and Number Series were asked in the section.

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Topic

No. of Questions (40)

 Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation (Table Graph+ Bar Graph+ Caselet)

5+5+5=15

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Easy to Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy

Probability

2

Moderate

Miscellaneous  (Average, Profit & loss, Mixture and Allegation , SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Time & Work,  Boats and streams etc.)

13

 Moderate

Total

40

 

Note: It is noticed that no question was asked from the topic quadratic equation and Simplification.

Reasoning: The level of difficulty for this section was Easy to Moderate. Inequality and Input- Output were missing in this section.

Topic

No. of Questions (40)

Level

Puzzle

5+5=10

Moderate

Linear Seating Arrangement

5

Moderate

Square Seating Arrangement

5

Moderate

Syllogism

3

Easy to Moderate

Alphanumeric Series

5

Moderate

Coding- Decoding

2

Easy

Miscellaneous (Direction Sense, Order and Ranking, Blood relations, Number Series etc.)

10

Moderate

Total

40

 

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 Hindi Language: The section of Hindi Language was Easy to Moderate.

Topic

No. of Questions (40)

Level

Reading Comprehension (अपठित गद्यांश)

10

Easy to Moderate

Sentence rearrangement (वाक्यों को क्रम में लगाना)

5

Easy to Moderate

Spotting errors (Vocab based)

5

 Moderate

Spotting error (वाक्य में त्रुटी)

5

  Easy to Moderate

Cloze Test (रिक्त-स्थान की पूर्ति)

10

  Easy

Word Usage

5

Moderate

Total

40

 

Note: Candidates have to attempt either Hindi or English.

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 English Language:  The level of English section was moderate. There were two sets of Reading Comprehension.

Topic

No. of Questions (40)

Level

Reading Comprehension (2 sets)

7+7=14

 Moderate

Sentence fillers (idioms or phrase based)

5

Moderate

Identify the opposite pairs

6

  Moderate

Cloze Test (conventional type)

5+5=10

  Easy to Moderate

Cloze Test (candidates have to filled sentence or phrase for each blank )

5

Easy to Moderate

Total

40

 

General Awareness: This section was Easy to Moderate. Majority of the questions in this section were asked from current affairs and banking awareness. Some questions on static GK were also asked in the examination.

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Computer Knowledge: The question asked in this section was easy and consist the basics questions only.

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