IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff – 5th September 2015

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) has started conducting the IBPS RRB exam for Scale I Officer, Office Assistant and Scale II Officer posts. The exam also coincides with the occasion of Teacher’s Day and Janmashtami. On 5 September 2015, the IBPS RRB Scale I exam was conducted all over India. The exam was conducted in 2 shifts.

Exam Pattern: The exam consists of 5 sections that include Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English Language/Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. The total time given was 2 hours as against 2.5 hours of last year.

Exam Analysis: In comparison to last year, the paper level was high. Analysis of individual section is given below. Read More on Question Paper Analysis

Difficulty Level and Expected Cutoff: Difficulty level and expected cutoff for individual and overall section is given below-

SectionTotal QnsMax MarksDifficulty LevelExpected CutoffGood Score
Reasoning4050Difficult16-1832-34
Quantitative Aptitude4050Moderate16-1832-34
English/Hindi4040Moderate20-2230-32
General Awareness4040Moderate20-2230-32
Computer Knowledge4020Easy8-1014
Total200200Moderate110135

Reasoning section: Reasoning section had 40 questions. The difficulty level was moderate. Topics included are-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Syllogism5Moderate
Seating Arrangement5Moderate
Inequality5Moderate
Puzzles10Difficult
Blood Relation5Moderate
Coding Decoding5Moderate
Statement and Assumption5Difficult

English Language: This section comprised of 40 questions. The breakup of section is given below-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension15Moderate
Para Jumbles5Difficult
Sentence Correction5Moderate
Cloze Test10Moderate
Sentence Fillers5Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude: This section comprised of 40 questions. The break up is given below-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Number Series5Moderate
Profit & Loss2Moderate
Time, Speed & Distance3Moderate
SI and CI5Moderate
Ratio and Proportion5Moderate
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Number System5Moderate

General Awareness: This section comprised of 40 questions. The questions were both from basis GK as well as Current Affairs. The questions were of easy to moderate level. The topics are-

  • Basics of Indian Economy
  • Banking & Finance
  • Current Affairs

Computer Knowledge: This section comprised of 40 questions. This section were of 20 marks only. This section was easiest among all the sections. The questions asked in this section were on

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet, email related
  • Application Software
  • Input-Output devices
  • Software & Hardware
  • Networking, DBMS
  • Computer shortcuts

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