IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Analysis and Section-wise Analysis

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Apr 12, 2021

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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is going to conduct IBPS RRB Exam for recruiting Group A Officers (Scale I, II, and III) and Group B Office Assistants in various participating RRBs across the country from August 1 – 16, 2021. The IBPS RRB Mains for 2020 will be conducted on January 31, 2021, and the admit card has been released on January 19, 2021. Check Exam Dates

  • IBPS RRB exam is a two-tier entrance examination i.e. Preliminary and Main followed by Interview round.
  • The preliminary exam is conducted only for those candidates who are applying for Officer Scale I and Office Assistants.
  • Candidates who are applying for Officers Scale II and III will have to appear only for the Single Online exam and Interview.
  • Candidates qualifying in the Preliminary exam would be shortlisted to appear in the next stages i.e., IBPS RRB Main. Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22 
IBPS Analysis 2021

Importance of IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Analysis

Through IBPS RRB Exam Analysis one can know whether candidates found a particular section easy or tough during the common written exams. Every section of the paper is analyzed, how much time candidates took to complete every individual section of the RRB Exam, which section needs a faster speed, and which needs deeper thinking- all is calculated through IBPS RRB Exam Analysis.

IBPS RRB Exam Analysis 2020-2021

Overall, both the papers (Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude) were quite easy. Each Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude had 40 questions each.

IBPS Analysis Sept 2020

Exam Analysis- September 2020

A list of the number of questions according to topics in each subject is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 10
Missing Number Series 05
Simplification 10
Arithmetic Word Problems 15
Total 40

Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 15
Letter Based 3
Alpha Numeric 5
Syllogism 5
Blood Relation 3
Inequality 3
Miscellaneous 6
Total 40
IBPS Analysis Jan 2021

Exam Analysis- January 2021

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 14
Missing Number Series 05
Simplification 10
Arithmetic Word Problems 11
Total 40

Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 15
Alpha Numeric 5
Syllogism 5
Inequality 5
Chinese Coding 5
Direction Sense 3
Word Formation 1
Pairing 1
Total 40

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IBPS Analysis 2019

Section-wise IBPS RRB 2019 Exam Analysis

Section 1: Reasoning

The reasoning section in IBPS RRB 2019 had a few high-level questions. There were a total of 40 questions asked in the reasoning section. The questions framed through this topic were usually about blood relations, verbal reasoning, mathematical operations, the odd one out, alphabet test, classification, syllogism, causes and effects, coding-decoding, analysis, decision making, sitting arrangements, statement and conclusion, word formation, puzzle, assertion and reasoning, series.

Candidates found that this section needs thorough preparation, particularly with the sitting arrangement/puzzles questions. It is advised not to spend too much time on one single question and move ahead to the next one. Students roughly took 35-40 minutes to solve 40 questions of the reasoning section.

Topic Number of Questions
Syllogisms 05 Questions
Seating Arrangement 05 Questions
Inequality 05 Questions
Floor Puzzle 05 Questions
Linear Arrangement (Parallel) 05 Questions
Blood Relations 03 Questions
Numerical Series 02 Questions
Miscellaneous: Coding-Decoding, Direction Sense 10 Questions

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Section 2: English Language

In the RRB exam, there is an option for opting either for English or Hindi as a language in the proficiency test. The language test was of moderate to a high level. A total of 40 questions were asked that carried 40 marks. Usually, topics in this section were comprehension passage, idioms and phrases, jumbled sentences, synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks, spelling check, spot the error in a sentence, and one-word substitution.

Jumbled sentences were rather time-consuming and confusing for those who hadn’t practiced much of them. So, it is advised to practice more for jumbled sentences. One is advised not to spend much time reading comprehension passages rather answer them by applying tricks.

Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension (Based on a short story) 10 Questions
Sentence Correction 05 Questions
Para Jumble 05 Questions
Cloze Test 10 Questions
Fillers 05 Questions
Sentence Improvement 05 Questions

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude of IBPS Exam 2019 was considered to be of high-level difficulty. This section had 40 questions. Questions here were based on a number system, Decimal Fractions, LCM-HCF, number series, Simple/Compound Interest, time, distance and speed, partnership, time and work, percentage, profit and loss, permutation and combination, and data interpretation.

Such questions need fast calculation speed. And to achieve that speed one has to practice a lot.

Topic Number of Questions
Series 05 Questions
Simplification 15 Questions
Data Interpretation 05 Questions
Miscellaneous: P&L, SI, CI, Speed and Distance, Mixture & Allegations, Age, Time and Work, and Mensuration 15 Questions

Section 4: General Awareness

One can score really well in the General Awareness section of the IBPS RRB exam but under the condition that you are well aware of the current affairs. One who is not having ample knowledge of what is going on around the world finds this section very difficult to attempt. This was the section that has the ability to get you past the barrier of cut-off.

To ace in this section, all you need is to have a good knowledge of current affairs of the recent past. Some questions are also based on Static GK as well. So it is suggested to all the students to go through the current affairs very well and try to remember the facts.

Section 5: Computer Knowledge

The computer section remains to be the easiest one and students always manage to perform well in this section of the RRB exam. This section had a total of 40 questions for 20 marks.

30 to 35 questions were of very easy level and a candidate could easily attempt all of them without taking much time. A few questions were a bit tricky but could be guessed if one has the knowledge of the basics of computers. This section basically tests the basic knowledge of computer operating systems, MS Office, software and hardware, basic knowledge of Internet and networking systems. This section is pretty scoring that comes without much practice.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.

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