IBPS RRB 2017 Office Assistant Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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Oct 1, 2018

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IBPS RRB is a national level online entrance exam organized by IBPS for recruitment of Group A and Group B Officers in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). Regional Rural Banks have been set up by the Government of India to provide basic banking and financial services in rural areas.

IBPS RRB Main 2017 for Office Assistant was successfully conducted on November 12, 2017. Candidates are informed that official answer key for both the papers is available on the official website. Enter required information i.e. Application ID and Password or DOB along with Verification code to get the respective Answer key.

The difficulty level of the paper was between easy to moderate. Mains had of 5 sections namely English/Hindi Language, Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Awareness. There was a total of 200 questions in main exam for which 2 hours were given.

IBPS RRB 2017 Office Assistant Answer Key

IBPS RRB 2017 Answer Key is released by IBPS which is accessible online after the completion of common written examination. For main exam will be available for all 5 sections viz. Reasoning, Numerical Ability, English/Hindi Language, General Awareness and Computer Awareness and all sets of question booklet given in the entrance test. Candidates can check the answer key on the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in. With the help of answer provided for each question, candidates can calculate their total marks and can analyze their exam performance. They can use the answer key for the following reasons:

  • To know the correct option for the questions asked in the examination.
  • To know the solved steps and answers for the questions.
  • To evaluate their answers with the actual answer.

After going through the answer key, if students find any discrepancy, they can even challenge the answer key.  The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the exam board committee of IBPS.

Also Check IBPS RRB Selection Process

How to download IBPS RRB Office Assistant Answer Key?

In order to access IBPS RRB Answer Key, candidates have to visit the official website and follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS RRB i.e. www.ibps.in.
  2. Enter the required credentials like Application ID and Password, which was generated at the time of application.
  3. Then, click on the ‘Submit’ button and select the option for answer key.
  4. IBPS RRB Answer Key for Office Assistant will appear.
  5. Download the answer key and match your answers with the provided correct answers.
  6. Take a print out for any future reference.

Challenging IBPS RRB Office Assistant Answer Key

Candidates who have any complaint or discrepancy regarding any answer key (s) given in the IBPS RRB 2017 answer key can send in their complaints to the examination authority. In case the challenges made against the answer key are correct, then the final answer key will be released by the end of Third week of November. To challenge IBPS RRB Answer key, candidates have to submit their challenge or grievance by following the given steps-

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS.
  2. Click on “Candidate Grievance Lodging and Redressal Mechanism”.
  3. Select the option for “Register New Complaint”.
  4. A complaint form will be displayed, which has to be filled by providing all the required information, like Full Name, Registration Number, Email Address, etc.
  5. Fill in the form and enter the issue or grievance you have regarding the answer key.
  6. A unique complaint number will be generated which can be used to check the status of the complaint.
  7. The committee of experts will evaluate the challenges received from candidates and their decision will be accepted as final.
  8. It has to be noted that any replies to grievances made by the candidate will be given at the registered Email ID only.

Format for Challenging IBPS RRB Office Assistant Answer Key 

Candidate Roll Number, Date & Time of Exam, Test Paper Code, Series (A, B, C, D) if any, Question Number, Grievance(s), Correct answer according to student and Reason for selected correct answer.

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IBPS RRB 2017 Office Assistant Paper Analysis (Main)

  • Unlike previous year, there were no complicated questions this year.
  • There were 5 sections in the question paper namely English/Hindi Language, Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Awareness.
  • The difficulty level of the paper was between easy to moderate.
Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Good Attempts
Reasoning 40 50 24-26
40 50 18-21
40 40 19-24
40 40 20-22
Hindi Language 40 40 22-26
40 20 29-34
Total 200 200 137-145

English Language 

  • There were 40 questions in this section which were of moderate difficulty level.
  • 20 to 22 questions could be easily attempted.
  • The questions were based on the topics like Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Doubles Filler, Word Association Pair, Para Summary and Sentence Connectors.
  • The questions were relatable with the past year questions, so anyone who would have solved them and taken mock test could have easily aced this section.
Reading Comprehension 14 (2 Passages) Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy
Doublers Filler (Word Based) 5 Easy
Word Association Pair (Identify the opposite Pairs) 3 Moderate
Para Summary 5 Easy
Sentence Connectors 3 Moderate
TOTAL 40 Easy – Moderate

Check IBPS RRB Cut Off

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Questions in this section were of moderate to difficult level.
  • Approximately 18-21 questions could have been easily attempted.
  • Questions were from topics like Number Series, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Time & Work, Boat & Stream, Ratio & Proportion, Mixture & Allegation, Partnership and Miscellaneous.
  • Questions required time to think and concentration.
Number Series 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Difficult
Probability 1 Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate
Boat & Stream 1 Difficult
Ratio & Proportion 1 Difficult
Mixture & Allegation 1 Moderate
Partnership 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4 Difficult
TOTAL 40 Moderate - Difficult

Reasoning Section

  • Out of 40 questions, 24 to 26 questions could be easily solved.
  • Questions in the question paper were of difficult level.
Direction & Distance 4 Moderate
Machine Input Output 5 Difficult
Logical Reasoning 6 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Square Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Scheduling 5 Difficult
Linear Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Puzzle 5 Difficult
TOTAL 40 Difficult

General Awareness

  • This section also had 40 questions and was doable in nature.
  • Most of the questions that were asked in the question paper were from banking awareness, static G.K & Current Affair.
  • The current affairs questions were mainly from the events and news of September and October Month.
  • Students who had gone through newspapers and listened to news everyday could have easily aced this section.

Computer Knowledge 

  • The computer awareness section was easy & very scoring.
  • Most of the questions asked were based on the topics like Software, Internet, Network, etc.
  • According to experts and students who appeared for the exam, this section was a sigh of relief as Reasoning Section and Quantitative Ability Sections were very difficult.

Read More IBPS RRB Paper Analysis

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Cut off – Mains 2017

  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant cut offs will vary according to the regions & vacancies released by the states.
  • The Cut off marks will also be different for different categories.
  • The Cut off will depend upon the difficult level of the exam.

Almost the expected cutoff for IBPS RRB Office Assistant will fall in the range mentioned in the table below.

Section Maximum Marks Expected Cut off Marks
Reasoning 50 16-18 13-15
Computer Knowledge 20 15-17 11-13
General Awareness 40 14-17 10-12
English Language 40 6-7 4-5
Hindi Language 40 17-20 13-15
Quantitative Aptitude 50 14-16 11-13
Total Weighted Score 200 92-120 84-105

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