IBPS RRB Simplification Questions | IBPS RRB 2021


Simplification is one of the most common types questions that come in in the IBPS RRB 2021. Most of the candidates understand the basic concepts of simplification but they often worry about solving the questions. The biggest reason is the fact that solving simplification questions take a lot of time to solve. As a result, a lot of candidates try to avoid the questions. However, if you know certain tricks and techniques then solving the questions on simplification really become easy. In this post, we would be taking a look at some of the things that you can do to solve IBPS RRB simplification questions with speed and accuracy.

IBPS RRB Simplification Questions: Common Types of Questions

Let us start by analyzing the previous year question papers, to see what are the common types of questions in the RRB exam. This would help you to develop the right strategy for bank exam preparation. The following types of questions are most common in IBPS RRB exam. Therefore, you can expect that at least some of the given types of questions would come in IBPS RRB 2021 as well.

  • Finding Missing Numbers – You would be given an equation, that would have one missing number on either side. You have to fill them up using simplification methods. Occurrence – Rare. Difficulty – Moderate to difficult
  • Straight Simplification – You would be given a problem which you have to solve an equation using simplification methods. Occurrence – Common. Difficulty – Easy

FAQs on IBPS RRB Simplification Questions

Is BODMAS still relevant?

BODMAS is the fundamental method for solving simplification questions. Yes, there are questions that be solved quickly with methods other than BODMAS. However, we would recommend that you start preparing with simple BODMAS questions. This would build a strong foundation that would help you solve trickier questions in the exam.

How many questions come from simplification on an average?

As with almost every other topic, the number of questions varies from year to year. However, you can rest assured that you would get a lot of questions on this topic. Every year, there are about 15-20 questions from simplification in IBPS RRB.

How difficult are they?

As there are a lot of questions, the difficulty also varies in the same year. In the same question paper, you might get questions that are tough as well as questions that are easy. Generally speaking, the difficulty of questions vary from easy to moderate.

What to do in order to solve them quicker?

A lot of candidates waste a lot of time in solving simplification questions. There are two things that you need to solve them quickly. One is the right technique and the other is ‘practice’.

How much do I need to practice?

Depends on how much time you got left for the IBPS Mains exam. If you still have six months or so, and you are relatively strong in maths, then just 10-15 minutes every day would be enough.

Some Quick Tricks for Solving IBPS RRB Simplification Questions

Let us take a look at some of the common types of questions and some easy tricks that would help you to solve them easily and quickly.

Question: Solve (10.8x16x12)x(3.6x56x9.2)


A) 3928.32

B) 3927.51


D) 3875.11

Solution: In solving these type of questions, always remember that product of even numbers is always even. If you look at the equation, you would find that all six numbers are even. Therefore, their product must be even. If you look at the options, you would find that there is only one number that is even. That’s the correct answer.

Answer: 3928.32

Now, let us look at another example.

Question: 203% of 12.3+1110% of 23 = ?



B) 250.269

C) 280.269

D) 220.269

Solution: In such cases, all you need to do is just break down the large numbers into smaller numbers like this:

203% of 12.3 = 200% of 12.3+ 3% of 12.3= 24.6+0.369= 24.969

1110% of 23 = 1000% of 23+ 100% of 23+10% of 23=230+23+2.3 =255.3

Adding them both together, we get


Answer: C

These were some of the tips and tricks that you can use to solve IBPS RRB Simplification Questions. Let us solve some practice questions.

Practice Questions

Question 1: 3.2% of 500 × 2. 4% of ? = 288

(a) 650
(b) 700
(c) 600
(d) 750

Answer: d

Question 2: (6.5% of 375) – (0.85% of 230) =?

(a) 23.42
(b) 24.24
(c) 25.76
(d) 22.42

Answer: d

Question 3:  13.141 + 31.417 – 27.118 =?

(a) 16.441
(b) 17.543
(c) 17.440
(d) 17.590

Answer:  c

So, these were some of the things that you should know as they would help you solve IBPS RRB simplification questions. We have more such useful preparation material lined up for you. Feel free to check them out.

All the best!

Team Topprnotes