IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam 2018 – Section-Wise Paper Analysis

Published on : 13th August 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
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Check out the section-wise paper analysis for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam 2018 first session conducted on 11th August.

13th August 2018: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has conducted the first phase of Preliminary examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I recruitment 2018 on 11th August. The examination was conducted in four time-slots – two each in morning and evening. The next two phases are scheduled to be held on 12th and 18th August (if required).  

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam Pattern

The exam consists of two sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning

A total of 80 questions are asked form both the topics which are to be answered in 45 minutes. Each question carries 1 mark. Here is the detailed break-up of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam:

Section

Total Questions

Difficulty level

Approximate Time that Should be Taken

Quantitative Aptitude

40

Easy-Moderate

25 minutes

Reasoning

40

Easy-Moderate

20 minutes

TOTAL

80

Easy Moderate

45 minutes

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Please note that the composite time of 45 minutes was given for both the sections. We have provided the time distribution as per our analysis. Candidates are free to divide the time as per their convenience.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam Paper Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty level

Data Interpretation (Line Graph)

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations)

5

Moderate

Number Series (odd one out)

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (profit, loss & discount, time & work, probability, partnership, ages, etc.)

15

Moderate

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Reasoning

Most of the questions in reasoning section were on analytical reasoning and the overall difficulty level was moderate.

Topics

 Number of Questions

Difficulty level          

AR (circular seating arrangement – 5 persons facing the centre and 3 facing outside)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (linear seating arrangement – 2 parallel rows – 14 persons – facing North/South)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (linear seating arrangement – 24 persons in a single row)

5

 

Moderate

AR (data arrangement – box based)

4

Moderate

AR (data arrangement – day/movie based)

5

Moderate

AR (arrange in order – height arrangement)

3

Easy-Moderate

Directions

3

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Moderate

Alphabet based

1

Easy

Number based

1

Easy

Syllogism

5

Easy-Moderate

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The result of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam is to be released in the month of September. The Main examination is scheduled to be held on 30th September 2018.

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