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-

Section Total Qns Max Marks Difficulty Level Expected Cutoff Good Score
Reasoning 40 50 Difficult 16-18 32-34
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 Moderate 16-18 32-34
English/Hindi 40 40 Moderate 20-22 30-32
General Awareness 40 40 Moderate 20-22 30-32
Computer Knowledge 40 20 Easy 8-10 14
Total 200 200 Moderate 110 135

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

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Moderate
Puzzles 10 Difficult
Blood Relation 5 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Moderate
Statement and Assumption 5 Difficult

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

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 15 Moderate
Para Jumbles 5 Difficult
Sentence Correction 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Moderate
Sentence Fillers 5 Moderate

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

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Number Series 5 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Time, Speed & Distance 3 Moderate
SI and CI 5 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Number System 5 Moderate

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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