IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Analysis and Cutoff – 13 September 2015

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) has continued with RRB exam on 13 September 2015. The exam has already been conducted on 5, 6 and 12 September 2015 for Officer Scale I posts.

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 last year.

Exam Analysis: The paper was of the same level as of the yesterday. In comparison to last year, the paper level was high. In today’s paper, the Quantitative Aptitude was difficult whereas Computer was easy. Reasoning, English and General Awareness was of moderate level.

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 Moderate 16-18 32-34
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 Difficult 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. Current Affairs have been proved helpful for this paper. 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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