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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims Exam 2017: Analysis and Expected Cut-off

Sep 11, 2017 15:51 IST
    IBPS RRB Officer Scale Prelims Exam Analysis 2017
    IBPS RRB Officer Scale Prelims Exam Analysis 2017

    IBPS RRB Preliminary examination of Officer Grade was conducted successfully on 9th and 10th September for the year 2017. The exam was conducted for 80 marks comprised of 80 questions with a time of 45 minutes.

    Pattern of Examination: The examination has 2 sections – Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude.  Candidates shall be required to qualify in each section as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of performance in each section and also on total weighted score. Negative marking is applicable for the Objective Test. For every wrong answer, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

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

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

    Section

    Total Ques.

    Level of Difficulty

    Reasoning

    40

    Easy

    Quantitative Aptitude

    40

    Easy to Moderate

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    The section wise details are as follows:

    Reasoning:

    The level of difficulty was Easy for this section. 

    Topics

    Number of

    question

    Level of

    difficulty

    Pattern of the questions

    Circular seating arrangement

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Some people facing outside and some facing inside

    Linear arrangement

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    People sitting in row

    Puzzle

    5+5=10

    Easy to Moderate

    Month based puzzle+ Box based puzzle

    Syllogism

    5

    Easy

    Questions were based on old pattern. There were 2 or 3 statements and two conclusions.

    Inequalities

    5

    Easy

    Direct inequality based question was asked. There were no questions from coded inequality.

    Miscellaneous (series, Order & Ranking, Alphabet Test etc.

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Questions were easy based on old pattern.

    Coding-decoding

    5

    Easy

    Sentence based Coding-decoding

    Total no. of question

    40


     

    Quantitative Aptitude 

    The overall difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Pattern of the questions

    Data Interpretation

    5+5+5=15

    Moderate

    There were three types of DI i.e. Line Graph+ Pie Chart +Tabular DI asked in the paper. Some questions were calculative.

    Approximation/ Simplification

    5

    Easy

    Based on simple arithmetic

    Quadratic equation

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Basically based on Factorization

    Number Series

    5

    Easy

    Mostly questions were based on multiplication and difference. Questions on Missing pattern were also asked.

    Miscellaneous -

    10

    Moderate

    The topics included questions on Simple & compound interest, Time and work, Partnership , Ration and proportion, profit and loss , percentage, Problems on trains, Averages, Ages, Mixture, etc.

    Total no. of question

    40

     

     

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     Expected Cutoff marks: As per our analysis and difficulty level of the examination, the following Cutoff marks are expected for different category. It should be noted that IBPS release state-wise cut-off marks for the examination.

    General

    48-53

    OBC

    45-50

    SC

    38-43

    Note: The candidates should note that the above cut offs may vary as it depends upon various factors hence, it is not possible to predict the exact cut off marks until IBPS declared it on its website. The IBPS will announce cut off marks, when the process of selection is over.

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