IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis | IBPS RRB

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to recruit Officers and Office Assistants in various Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). If you are looking to apply for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam, then it would help you to know about the previous exams. In the following post, we would do an IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis. We would look at the type of questions that came in the exam and their difficulty as well. This would help you to create a solid strategy to crack IBPS RRB 2021.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis – Understanding the Exam Pattern

The first thing that we need to do is understand the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant. As said before, the exam is conducted both for the officer and the office assistant post. The IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam has two stages – prelims and mains. Unlike the officer posts, you don’t have to appear for the personal interview when applying for an office assistant. Let us take a look at the IBPS RRB Pattern for prelims.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Pattern – Prelims

The following table gives the details of the exam pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern – Mains

In the following table, we have provided you with the IBPS RRB Exam pattern 2021 for office assistant

S. No. Section Question Marks
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
5 Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

DURATION: 2 HOURS

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis for 2021

Let us now take a look at the IBPR RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis for 2021. We would start with the prelims stage.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Analysis  – Overall Analysis

In 2021, the level of the exam can be considered Easy to Moderate

Sections Level Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy-Moderate 28-32
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 28-32
Overall Easy-Moderate 66-70

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Let us look at the quant section of the prelims exam. The level of quantitative aptitude could be said to be Easy to Moderate. There were two sets of DI that were asked in this section, namely:

  • Tabular
  • Caselet

Type of Questions in Quantitative Aptitude

The following table gives the details of the questions that are asked in the quantitative aptitude:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

The level of questions in the reasoning section was Easy to Moderate. There were a total of 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements. Following are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement asked in the Exam:

  • Linear Seating Arrangement: single line, 6 people
  • Box-based puzzle: 7 boxes
  • Month based puzzle
  • Random arrangement based puzzled: salary of 6 persons was given

The following table gives the details of the types of questions asked in the exam:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Syllogism 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 1 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 4 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Numeric Series 5 Moderate
Alphabet 2 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

Now, we would take a look at the mains exam.

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Analysis  – Overall Analysis

Check out the table below to get the details of the overall analysis for IBPS RRB Mains Exam

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
Hindi Language 27-32
English Language 24-29
Reasoning 23-27
Numerical Ability 17-22
Computer Knowledge 31-34
General Awareness 26-31
TOTAL 132-143

NUMERICAL ABILITY( Moderate-Lengthy)

The level of Numerical Ability was moderate but candidates have said that they found this section to be lengthy there were 4 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Following were the types of DI:
  • Pie Chart
  • Caselet
  • Line Graph
  • Missing DI: Tabular
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate-Difficult
 Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Mensuration, Boat & Stream, CI and SI, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Partnership etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate – Lengthy

HINDI LANGUAGE (Easy-Moderate)

This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of Hindi Language section was Easy to Moderate. There were two sets of Reading Comprehension consisting 5 questions in each which included 1-2 vocab based questions of antonym and synonym.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension गद्यांश (2 Sets) 10 Moderate
वाक्य में त्रुटी 5 Moderate
Cloze Test (2 Sets) 10 Easy-Moderate
Word Based Error 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Moderate
Filler 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English Language section was Easy to Moderate. There was only one set of Reading Comprehension  with a total of 10 questions out of which 2-3 questions were of antonym and synonym. The RC was based on a passage related to Social Media. There were also 2 types of error detection: one was based on sentences and the other was based on vocabulary or spell check.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
10
Moderate
Error Detection
7
Moderate
Cloze Test
8
Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement
5
Moderate
Spell Check based Errors
5
Easy-Moderate
Identify correct use of word in sentences
5
Easy-Moderate
Total
40
Easy-Moderate

REASONING ABILITY (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. Following were the types of puzzles asked:

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Parallel Lines Seating Arrangement
  • Month Based Puzzle, 3 Variable
  • Linear Single Line
  • Comparison Based
The questions were:
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
25
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
5
Moderate
Blood Relation
3 Moderate
Direction Sense 4 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 1 Easy
Coding Decoding 1 Easy-Moderate
Machine Input Output 1 Easy
Total
40
Moderate

GENERAL AWARENESS (Moderate)

Most of the questions were from banking and current affairs. Keeping up with the latest trend in the GA section of banking examinations, in this exam as well IBPS asked current affairs questions from past 5 months, where most of the questions were related to news events of July and August. There were also around 7-8 questions of banking awareness and few questions of static GK.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE (Easy)

The level of this section was very basic most of the questions were from basics of computer knowledge concepts and definitions. The level of questions asked was easy and many questions were related to straight definitions and abbreviations. Computer section in this year’s IBPS RRB Clerk Mains covered topics like shortcut keys, abbreviations, questions related to basic protocols of the internet, Networking, basics of computer software.