IBPS RRB 2020: Tips To Crack Prelims Exam

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Sep 22, 2020

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IBPS is going to conduct IBPS RRB for 2 Groups namely Group A (Scale I, Scale II, Scale III), and Group B (Office Assistant). The Admit cards for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I has been released on the official website. The official IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Dates have been announced. Check IBPS RRB 2020- List of regional Languages

The Preliminary exam will be held from September 12 to 26, 2020 for Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistants. IBPS RRB 2020 Single Exam for Officer Scale 2 and 3 and Main exam for Officer Scale 1 is scheduled to take place on October 18, 2020, while IBPS RRB 2020 Main exam for Office Assistant will be conducted on October 31, 2020. Check on  IBPS RRB Latest News

Thousands of candidates are busy in preparation for the exam. Only a day is left for the preparation. Those candidates who haven’t downloaded their admit cards should download it by logging in with Registration Number/ Roll Number and Password/ DOB.

Just be stress-free as hoarding a ton of tension can never let you score better in the exam. Every student who aims to become a high achiever experiences exams stress. To combat stress during exam days, find out the reason behind the heightened anxiety and find out the way to overcome.

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Know About IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Pre Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Prelims for Officer Scale 1 is a 45-minute duration test. A total of 80 questions are asked from 2 sections- Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Each of the questions carries 1 mark. There is a provision of negative marking in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Pre Exam. ¼ marks are deducted for every wrong marked answer. Candidate can answer the IBPS RRB Pre Exam either in Hindi or English language.

The following table shows the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern Highlights:

Name of Test Number of MCQs Marking Scheme Maximum Marks Medium
Reasoning 40 Questions 1 Mark Each 40 Marks Hindi/English Language
Quantitative Aptitude 40 Questions 1 Mark Each 40 Marks
Total 80 Questions 80 Marks 80 Marks

Strengthen The Important Topics

At the last moment of the exam, don’t try your hands in learning a new topic. Just master the basics. Focus the topics that can fetch you more marks. You don’t need to know everything under it but you should be thorough with some of the important ones. If there is change in exam pattern, the stress is more on clearing the concepts rather than just mugging tricks.

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IBPS RRB Reasoning Topics- Seating Arrangement, Input-Output, Assertion and reason, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Figure Series, Tabulation Puzzles, Ranking, Word Formation, Coding-Decoding, Direction, Statement and Conclusion, Inequalities, Alphabet Test, Statement and Assumption, Blood Relations, Data Insufficiency, Statement and Argument, Syllogism, Analogy, Statement and Action’s Courses, Decision making, Odd one out, Passage and conclusions and Venn Diagram.

IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude Topics- Data interpretation, Percentage, Simple and compound Interest, Permutations and combinations, Average, Sequence and Series, Probability, Profit and Loss, Bar Graphs, Sequence and series, Work and Time, Line Graphs, Simplification, Time and Distance, Mixed Graphs, Number System, Mixtures and Allegations, Case Study, Ration and Proportion, Surds and Indices and Pie Charts.

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How To Crack IBPS RRB Exam?

Speed = Distance/ Time: Only 45 minutes are provided to the candidates to complete 80 questions. Around 40 seconds per question is allotted to complete the question. It is not possible to complete all the questions but it is mandatory to qualify the set cut off in order to be eligible for the IBPS RRB Mains Exam.

Speed and Selection of the questions are the key factors to success in IBPS RRB Exam. So, if you stuck at any question, leave it and move forward.

Exams- the most baffling time for almost every candidate. Properly done revision can decrease the fear and it increases the confidence. Don’t just read the notes- yes, don’t just read them…write it over. This is the best way to memorize the formulae and tricks. Tricks to solve questions must be on finger tips. 

Know your syllabus- it is the most important tip for exam success to be thorough with the syllabus. Find out what you have to revise and do accordingly. 

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Beat Your IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam Stress

There are some great ways to put your negative feelings aside and concentrate on the learning goals.

  1. Create a positive and productive environment by listening to classical music. Classical music is considered as the best way to drain out the negativity and boosting the brain.
  2. A brisk walk can make you more energetic rather than just sitting quietly. Exercises such as a brisk walk can boost the memory and brain power and it really results out better.
  3. Keep your mind fresh by playing the game that grabs your interest. It can either be spending time with your loved ones, kids, friends, pets, watching cartoons, bubble wraps, sketching and anything. 
  4. Become a Snorlax. If you don’t find yourself comfortable in studying at the last minute then go to bed and have a sleep that relaxes your mind.
  5. Use your Mobile Phone. Not finding anything interested, install apps that colour your life. Practice some questions online such as simple arithmetic questions that don’t need any calculation work.
  6. Sometimes it is better to prefer dark chocolate instead of an ice-cream. It is 100% true that eating dark chocolates fights stress hormone cortisol and releases natural stress fighter hormone.

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Do You Know Some Important Books for IBPS RRB?

In IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam, questions will be asked from only 2 sections- Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. It always pays when preparation is done from good books. Given below is a set of important books for preparing for the IBPS RRB pre-exam.

Quantitative Aptitude: (40 Questions: 40 Marks)

  1. Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations – By Abhijit Guha
  2. Magical Book on Quicker Maths – By M. Tyra
  3. Data Interpretations – Bu K. Kundan
  4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations- by RS Aggrawal

Reasoning: (40 Questions: 40 Marks)

  1. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  2. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  3. A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical by Indu Sijwali & B. S. Sijwali (Arihant)

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

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