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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims Exam Analysis held on 04 Nov 2016

Nov 4, 2016 18:41 IST

    IBPS has conducted the RRB Officer Scale I preliminary examination on 4th November 2016. The exam was conducted for 80 marks comprised of 80 questions with a time of 45 minutes. This is the first time IBPS is conducting prelims for recruitment of officers in RRB with a new pattern.

    Pattern of Examination: The examination has 2 sections – Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude. The examination was objective type test.  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.

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

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

    Section

    Total Ques.

    Level of Difficulty

    Reasoning

    40

    Easy to Moderate

    Quantitative Aptitude

    40

    Moderate

    The section wise details are as follows:

    Reasoning:

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

    Topics

    Number of

    question

    Level of

    difficulty

    seating arrangement

    5

    Moderate

    Linear arrangement

    5

    Moderate

    Puzzle (Square arrangement)

    5

    Moderate to

    difficult

    Syllogism

    5

    Moderate

    Inequalities

    5

    Easy

    Miscellaneous ( series, Alpha-Numerical, Ranking, Coding-decoding etc.

    10

    Moderate

    Blood relation+Direction

    5(2+3)

    Easy

    Total no. of question

    40

     Easy to moderate

    Quantitative Aptitude 

    The overall difficulty level of this section was Moderate. Some question was calculative and time consuming.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Data Interpretation

    (Table chart ,Bar graph, Pie chart)

    15

    Moderate

    Approximation/ Simplification

    5

    Easy

    Quadratic equation

    5

    Easy

    Number Series

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Arithmetic- Simple & compound interest, Time and work, Partnership , Ration and proportion, profit and loss , percentage, Averages, Ages, Boat and stream, Mixture, Allegation etc.

    10

    Moderate

    Total no. of question

    40

     

    Expected Cutoff marks: - As per our analysis and difficulty level of the examination, the following Cutoff marks are expected for different category.

    General

    35-40

    SC

    30-35

    OBC

    22-27

    ST

    18-23

    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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