IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I) 2019: The IBPS RRB 2019 Officer Scale 1 exam began on August 3, 2019. The exam is scheduled to be held for 3 days in computer-based mode. The online exam is scheduled to be conducted in multiple shifts on August 3, 4 and 11, 2019 and candidates must appear for the exam as per the allotted exam date and slot. Candidates who appeared for the IBPS RRB PO exam on August 3 and 4 found overall questions from moderate to difficult level. According to IBPS RRB 2019 Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis, candidates found the questions from Quantitative Aptitude to be moderate in terms of difficulty level. While the questions in Reasoning Ability section were of Easy-Moderate level.
A total of 80 multiple choice questions were asked in IBPS RRB PO Exam 2019. Out of the total questions, 40 were from Quantitative Aptitude and 40 from Reasoning Ability. According to IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I) 2019, out of 40 questions in Quantitative Aptitude, 15 were easy to moderate in terms of difficulty while 19 were moderate questions and remaining 6 were easy. Based on the expert analysis of IBPS RRB PO Exam 2019, candidates who have attempted more than 30 questions correctly in Quantitative Aptitude section have the chance of qualifying the prelims exam.
As per the IBPS RRB 2019 Officer Scale 1 exam analysis of Reasoning Ability, overall paper was moderate to difficult. Out of the 40 questions, 25 were easy to moderate and remaining 15 were easy. Based on IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis, candidates who have attempted 32 questions correctly can get selected for mains exam.
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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I) 2019
The IBPS RRB 2019 Officer Scale 1 exam can be considered as moderate in terms of overall difficulty level. Candidates can check below overall analysis of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1.
Sections | Level | Good Attempts |
Reasoning Ability | Easy-Moderate | 28-32 |
Quantitative Aptitude | Moderate | 25-27 |
Overall | Moderate | 56-60 |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I): Quantitative Aptitude
Candidates can check below the IBPS RRB PO Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude section for the exam held on August 3 and 4, 2019.
The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. As per the analysis, maximum questions were asked from Quadratic Equation, Missing Number Series, Arithmetic Word Problems & Data Interpretation (DI). In Data Interpretation section, questions were asked from Caselet DI, Line Graph, Bar Graph and Tabular DI.
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I) of Quantitative Aptitude: August 4 – Shift 1
Topics | No. of Questions | Level |
Data Interpretation | 12 | Moderate |
Arithmetic Word Problems | 11 | Moderate |
Quadratic Equation | 6 | Easy |
Missing Number Series | 6 | Easy-Moderate |
Data Sufficiency | 5 | Moderate |
Total | 40 | Moderate |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I) of Quantitative Aptitude: August 4 – Shift 2
Topics | No. of Questions | Level |
Data Interpretation | 15 | Moderate |
Arithmetic Word Problem | 6 | Moderate |
Boat & Stream | 1 | Moderate |
Missing Number Series | 5 | Moderate |
Partnership | 1 | Moderate |
Pipes & Cistern | 1 | Moderate |
Problem on Ages | 1 | Moderate |
Profit/Loss | 1 | Easy |
Quadratic Equation | 5 | Easy |
SI/CI | 2 | Easy-Moderate |
Speed, Distance & Time | 1 | Moderate |
Time & Work | 1 | Moderate |
Total | 40 | Moderate |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I) of Quantitative Aptitude: August 3
Topics | No. of Questions Asked | Level of Questions |
Data Interpretation | 10 | Moderate |
Quadratic Equation | 6 | Easy |
Missing Number Series | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Data Sufficiency | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Arithmetic Word Problems | 9 | Moderate |
Bar Graph and Tabular DI | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Total | 40 | Moderate |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis (Scale I): Reasoning Ability
Candidates can check below the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Analysis of Reasoning Ability section for the exam held on August 3 and 4, 2019. The level of Reasoning section in IBPS RRB 2019 Officer Scale 1 was Easy to Moderate. There were questions from Square Based Puzzle, Age Based Puzzle, Linear, Circular, Random Seating Arrangement, Order & Ranking, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Odd One Out, Coding-Decoding, Inequality, etc.
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis of Reasoning Ability for Exam Held on August 4 – Shift 1
Topics | No. of Questions | Level |
Alphabetical Series | 2 | Easy-Moderate |
Blood Relation | 5 | Easy |
Coding-Decoding | 5 | Easy |
Inequality | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement | 23 | Easy-Moderate |
Total | 40 | Easy-Moderate |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis of Reasoning Ability for Exam Held on August 4 – Shift 2
Topics | No. of Questions | Level |
Alphabetical Series | 2 | Easy-Moderate |
Alphabetical Series | 2 | Easy-Moderate |
Blood Relation | 3 | Easy |
Direction Sense | 2 | Easy |
Odd One Out | 1 | Easy |
Order & Ranking | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement | 20 | Moderate |
Syllogism (based on ‘A few’ concept) | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Total | 40 | Easy-Moderate |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis of Reasoning Ability for Exam Held on August 3
Topics | No. of Questions Asked | Level of Questions |
Alphabetical Series | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Blood Relation | 5 | Easy |
Coding-Decoding | 5 | Easy |
Inequality | 5 | Easy-Moderate |
Order & Ranking | 5 | Easy |
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement | 15 | Easy-Moderate |
Total | 40 | Easy-Moderate |
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting IBPS RRB 2019 for recruitment for 8354 vacancies in 5 different posts. IBPS RRB 2019 is conducted in online mode for the recruitment of candidates in Regional Rural Banks listed as Group A -Officers (Scale- I, II & III) and Group ‘B’- Office Assistants (Multipurpose). Among the total vacancies IBPS RRB 2019 vacancies/posts, 3674 are for Office Assistants (Multipurpose) posts and remaining 4,680 posts distributed among Officers (Scale- I, II & III). IBPS RRB 2019 exam is scheduled to be conducted in two phases – preliminary and mains.
The preliminary exam of IBPS RRB 2019 is scheduled to be held on August 3,4 and 11 for Officer Scale I and for Office Assistant on August 17, 18 and 25, 2019. The mains exam for Officers (I, II & III) is scheduled to be conducted on September 22, 2019. While the IBPS RRB 2019 mains exam for Office Assistant scheduled to be held on September 29, 2019.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis 2018
It is important to point out here that the current IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018 has been compiled after taking inputs from various candidates in the exam centres located in New Delhi and Bengaluru. This is a first hand feedback received from RRB aspirants themselves.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis 2018: Overview
Mode | Online |
Total Questions | 80 |
Maximum Marks | 80 |
Duration | 45 minutes |
Negative Marking | 0.25 |
Sectional Cut Off | Yes |
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis for Prelims- 11th August 2018
The IBPS RRB PO Exam took place on 11th August in 4 shifts. Below are the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis for Prelims shift-wise:
Shift 1
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts | |
Reasoning | 25-30 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 22-25 |
Overall | 55-60 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Circle | 1 Question |
Box-based | 1 Question |
Linear Arrangement | 1 Question |
Sitting Arrangement | 1 Question |
Floor Based | 1 Question |
Height Puzzle | 1 Question |
Miscellaneous | 5 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Inequality | 5 Questions |
Number Series | 5 Questions |
DI | 15 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 5 Questions |
Profit and Loss | 1 Question |
Boat and Stream | 1 Question |
Discount | 1 Question |
Simple and Compound Interest | 1 Question |
Mensuration and Allegation | 1 Question |
Approximation (Language based) | 10 Questions |
Shift 2
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts | |
Reasoning | 26-29 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 23-28 |
Overall | 56-61 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Circle based puzzle | 5 Questions |
Line based puzzle | 5 Questions |
Syllogisms | 5 Questions |
Day based puzzle | 5 Questions |
Inequality | 5 Questions |
Direction and Distance | 3 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Quadratic Equation | 5 Questions |
Number Series | 5 Questions |
DI | 15 Questions |
Miscellaneous (Approximation)1 | 15 Questions |
Shift 3
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts | |
Reasoning | 20-25 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 22-27 |
Overall | 50-55 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Puzzles | 20 Questions |
Blood Relations | 2 Questions |
Alphabet Sequence | 2 Questions |
Coding and Decoding | 5 Questions |
Inequality | 2 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
DI | 15 Questions |
Approximation | 5 Questions |
Wrong number series | 5 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 15 Questions |
Shift 4
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts- Shift 4 | |
Reasoning | 24-28 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 24-30 |
Overall | 52-56 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Syllogism | 5 Questions |
Blood relations | 4 Questions |
Data sufficiency | 3 Questions |
Direction and distance | 3 Questions |
Inequality | 4 Questions |
Box puzzle | 5 Questions |
Circular seating arrangement | 5 Questions |
Day based puzzle | 5 Questions |
Linear arrangement | 5 Questions |
Alphabet based problem | 1 Question |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Number series | 5 Questions |
Simplification | 5 Questions |
Data sufficiency | 5 Questions |
DI (Tabular graph) | 5 Questions |
DI (Line graph) | 5 Questions |
DI (Caselet) | 5 Questions |
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis for Prelims- 12th August 2018
The IBPS RRB PO Exam took place on 12th August in 4 shifts. Below are the IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis for Prelims shift-wise:
Shift 1
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts- Shift 1 | |
Reasoning | 25-30 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 22-25 |
Overall | 51-56 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Puzzles | 20 Questions |
Linear Arrangement | 5 Questions |
Data sufficiency | 10 Questions |
Direct inequality | 5 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Missing number series | 5 Questions |
Quadratic equation | 5 Questions |
Data interpretation | 10 Questions |
Quantity comparison | 5 Questions |
Approximation | 5 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 10 Questions |
Ages | 1 Question |
Partnership | 1 Question |
Shift 2
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts- Shift 2 | |
Reasoning | 25-28 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 23-27 |
Overall | 50-55 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Data interpretation | 15 Questions |
Quadratic equation | 5 Questions |
Number series | 5 Questions |
Data sufficiency | 5 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 10 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Coding and decoding | 5 Questions |
Inequality | 4 Questions |
Syllogism | 4 Questions |
Alphabet letter coding | 1 Question |
Order and ranking | 4 Questions |
Direction | 2 Questions |
Letter arrangement | 1 Question |
Circular arrangement | 4 Questions |
Single row puzzle | 4 Questions |
Direction puzzle | 6 Questions |
Scheduling puzzle | 5 Questions |
Shift 3
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts- Shift 3 | |
Reasoning | 28-30 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 25-30 |
Overall | 52-57 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Puzzles & Seating arrangement | 20 Questions |
Inequality | 5 Questions |
Coding and decoding | 5 Questions |
Blood relation | 3 Questions |
Alphabetical order | 3 Questions |
Data sufficiency | 5 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Data sufficiency | 5 Questions |
Approximation | 5 Questions |
Missing Number Series | 5 Questions |
Word Problem | 15 Question |
Data Interpretation | 10 Questions |
Shift 4
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis Good Attempts- Shift 4 | |
Reasoning | 29-32 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 25-28 |
Overall | 50-55 |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Seating Arrangement | 5 Questions |
Circular Arrangement | 5 Questions |
Floor Based Arrangement | 5 Questions |
Order and Ranking | 5 Questions |
Alphabets | 5 Questions |
Inequality | 5 Questions |
Comparison Based Puzzle | 5 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 2 Questions |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Number Series | 5 Questions |
Quadratic Equation | 5 Questions |
Data Interpretation | 15 Questions |
Approximation | 5 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 10 Questions |
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis for Mains- 30th September 2018
The RRB Officer Scale 1 exam took place on 30th September 2018 in a single slot. The exam is said to be of a moderate level. Below are the RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis for Mains:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts | |
Reasoning | 21-26 |
Quantitative Aptitude | 17-23 |
Hindi language | 20-25 |
English Language | 23-27 |
Computer Knowledge | 19-24 |
General Awareness | 23-29 |
Total | 117-131 |
Quantitative Aptitude
This section was of a moderate to a difficult level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude | |
Data Interpretation | 20 Questions |
Quadratic Equation | 5 Questions |
Data Sufficiency | 5 Questions |
Miscellaneous | 10 Questions |
Hindi Language
This section was of a moderate to a difficult level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Hindi Language | |
Reading Comprehension | 10 Questions |
वाक्य में त्रुटी | 10 Questions |
Cloze test | 10 Questions |
Sentence Rearrangement | 5 Questions |
Filler | 5 Questions |
English Language
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: English Language | |
Reading Comprehension | 10 Questions |
Error Detection | 8 Questions |
Cloze Test | 7 Questions |
Sentence Rearrangement | 5 Questions |
Filler | 5 Questions |
Vocabulary based Errors | 5 Questions |
Reasoning
This section was of a moderate level:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning | |
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles | 18 Questions |
Data Sufficiency | 5 Questions |
Statement and Assumption | 5 Questions |
Direction Sense | 5 Questions |
Number based Ques | 1 Question |
Machine Input-Output | 5 Questions |
Alphabet | 1 Question |
General Awareness
This section was of a moderate level. Most of the questions in this section were from current affairs to banking. The questions were 3-4 months old. Static awareness saw only a few questions in this section.
Computer Awareness
This section was also of a moderate level. Most of the questions in this section were from the basics of OOPS programming and concepts. The section also had questions from MS Office and some were related to the terminologies of the Internet. As compared to the last year section of computer awareness, this year encountered a moderate level of questions in this section.
IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis: Biggest Lessons
The biggest lessons that aspirants can learn from IBPS RRB PO exam analysis 2018 is that the nature of this examination is highly unpredictable. There has been a marked change from previous 3 years in so far as the type of questions across slots is concerned. So, candidates appearing for the exam this year are expected to prepare really well without selective study. Also, the paper is not to be taken for granted. |
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