IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains Exam Analysis 2017 5th November Shift 1

IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains Exam Analysis 2017 5th November Shift 1

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains Exam Analysis 2017 5th November Shift 1

IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains Exam Analysis 2017 5th November Shift 1: The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam 2017 has been successfully conducted today (05.11.2017). A lot of students appeared for the Mains exam. Now, it is the time for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Analysis. The exam was of Moderate- Difficult Level. The IBPS RRB Mains Exam consist of 200 questions comprising of 5 sections i.e., Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English/Hindi Language, General Awareness & Computer Knowledge. A composite time of 2 hours was given to attempt the question. The section on General awareness and Computers were a huge sigh of relief to several students. The level of difficulty of Numerical ability and Reasoning was a surprise to many.

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Without wasting a single moment, let’s get straight to the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Analysis which includes all the details like number of good attempts, types of questions asked, difficulty level, etc.

First, let us have a look on the IBPS RRB officer scale 1 Mains Exam pattern

 IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

Mains Pattern

Section No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Composite
time of
2 Hours
40 50
40 40
English / Hindi
40 40
40 20
TOTAL 200 200

 IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Analysis 2017

Overall Analysis:

Name of Section No. of Qs. Maximum Marks Good Attempts Duration
Reasoning 40 50 12-15 Composite
of 2 Hours
English 40 40 19-22
Hindi 40 40 21-24
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 10-12
General Awareness 40 40 28-31
Computer Knowledge 40 20 33-35
TOTAL 200 200  121-146


 Quantitative Aptitude (Difficult)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude was moderate to Difficult. There were 4 sets of DI. Data interpretation included pie chart, bar graph, caselet and tabular. Each set of DI has questions from various topics like percentage, ratio, averages, partnership making it difficult and complicated. Numerical Ability was a challenge this time. The questions on Data Sufficiency were difficult to solve for the time given.


Topic Questions Difficulty
Data Interpretation 20 Very Difficult
Wrong number Series 5 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Very Difficult
Proobability 1 Difficulty
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moerate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate – Difficult
Partnership 1 Moderate – Difficult
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate – Difficult
Miscellaneous 4 Moderate – Difficult
Total 40 Difficult

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Reasoning Ability:

The level of reasoning was moderate to difficult. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement sets were hard. Students struggled with Machine input and output questions. The Reasoning section was challenging. Following topics were asked in puzzles

  • Square Seating Arrangement (2 Variable)
  • Allocation Based Puzzle (5 Variable)
  • Scheduling (Month) Based Puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (3 Variable)
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement(Linear)


21 Difficult
Logical 5 Moderate
Machine Input – Output 5 Difficult
Logical (Statement – Assumption) 5 Difficult
Direction Sense 4 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: (Moderate to Difficult)

English language was more difficult as compared to those who chose Hindi. There were 2 Reading comprehensions of 7 questions each. The reading comprehension was based on Economy. In cloze test, there was not a single word filler and students had to identify the phrase or sentence for each blank in the cloze test. There were 4 sets of statements for Opposite Pairs. In Opposite Pairs, students had to identify the opposites and their pairs similar to antonyms.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  14 moderate
Sentence fillers 5 Moderate to difficult
Word based fillers, Idioms and Phrase based fillers, opposite pairs and Sentence connectors 16 Easy – Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy to moderate
Total 40 Moderate to difficult

Hindi Language (Easy to Moderate)

The level of Hindi was easy as compared to other sections. There was 1 Reading comprehension consisting of 10 questions that included 5 questions of synonyms and antonyms based on Hindi vocabulary.

Topic No of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Word Usage 5 Moderate
Vocab Based (Errors) 5 Moderate
Total 40 Easy to Moderate

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General Awareness

General Awareness was moderate. This section was quite easy for those who know banking terms. The questions were mainly asked from Banking, Static and Current affairs. Most of the questions were asked from the capsule. There were questions from banking awareness and about cities in the news recently. Current affairs questions were from September and October Months.

Computer Awareness

Computer Awareness was quite easy. For an average student this section was quite easy to attempt. The questions were asked from basics of software, internet, networking, etc.

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