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# IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis, Review: 5th Nov 2017

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam 2017 has been conducted on 5th November 2017. As the Main Exam is over, it is time for IBPS RRB Mains Exam Analysis 2017. This year, there are total 5123 vacancies to be filled for the post of Officer Scale I. The IBPS RRB Office Scale I Mains exam consist of total 200 questions of 200 marks and the composite time allotted is 2 hours.

### IBPS RRB PO Mains 2017-18 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
Hindi Language 21-24
Reasoning 12-15
Numerical Ability 10-12
Computer Knowledge 33-35
General Awareness 28-31
English Language 19-22
TOTAL 121-126
NUMERICAL ABILITY( Difficult )
This section had 40 questions for 50 marks. The level of Numerical Ability was very difficult and there were 4 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Each set of DI had questions from various chapters like percentage, average, ratio, partnership etc, which made it difficult for students to complete a set of DI in less time, thus many found Data Interpretation sets to be very calculative and difficult. Following were the types of DI:
• Pie Chart ( do-able, and relatively moderate in comparison to other DI sets)
• Bar Graph
• Caselet
• Tabular
The questions of Data Sufficiency were also difficult to approach in limited time as they were from advanced maths.
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Very Difficult
Wrong Number Series 5 Difficult
Data Sufficency 5 Very Difficult
Probability 1 Difficult
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate – Difficult
Partnership 1 Moderate – Difficult
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate – Difficult
Miscellaneous 4 Moderate – Difficult
Total 40 Difficult
HINDI LANGUAGE (Moderate)
This section had 40 questions for 50 marks. The level of Hindi Language section was moderate and as Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning were of a difficult level, students have tried to gain marks by increasing attempts in Hindi, Computers and GA. There was one Reading Comprehension consisting 10 questions which included 5 vocab based questions of antonym and synonym.
Topic No. of Questions Level
वाक्य में त्रुटी 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Word Usage 5 Moderate
Vocab Based (Errors) 5 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate)
This section had 40 questions for 50 marks. The level of English Language section was moderate. There were two sets Reading Comprehensions consisting 7 questions each. The topic of RCs was based on Economy. There were some changes in the pattern of questions asked in English section as one of the cloze test was not based on single word filler rather students had to identify the prase or sentence for each blank in the cloze test. There was a new type of question of Opposite Pairs, where 4 set of statements were given and students had to identify the ones which were opposite in their meaning.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
14
Moderate
2 Sets of Cloze Test ( One was on the conventional pattern and the other was Sentence/Phrase-Based)
10 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous- Fillers (Words based), Fillers (Idioms/Phrase-based), Identify the opposite pairs, Sentence Connectors (3 sentences) 16 Moderate
Total
40
Moderate

REASONING  ( Difficult)

The level of reasoning was Difficult. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement sets were hard to crack and many students struggled to attempt more in this section as Machine Input Output questions set was also of a difficult level. Following were the types of puzzles asked:

• Square Seating Arrangement (2 Variable)
• Allocation Based Puzzle (5 Variable)
• Scheduling (Month) Based Puzzle
• Linear Seating Arrangement (3 Variable)
The questions were:
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
21
Difficult
Data Sufficiency (2 statement)
5
Difficult
Machine Input-Output
5
Difficult
Logical (Statement- Assumption)
5 Difficult
Direction Sense 4 Moderate
Total
40
Difficult

GENERAL AWARENESS ( Easy-Moderate)
Bankersadda’s G.K Power Capsule for helped students a lot as many questions asked were covered in the capsule already. Most of the questions were from banking, Static and current affairs. There were also few questions from basic banking awareness and the questions asked from static were based on those cities which were recently in news. The current affairs questions were mainly from the news and events of September and October Month.COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE (Easy)
The level of this section was very basic most of the questions were from basics of Software, Internet, Network etc. This section was a sigh of relief as Reasoning and Quant sections were very difficult.

### IBPS RRB Mains Questions Asked 5th Nov 2017 – Officer Scale I

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