IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Analysis and Cutoff – 12 September 2015

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) has continued with RRB exam on 12 September 2015. The exam has already been conducted on 5 and 6 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 last week. 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-

SectionTotal QnsMax MarksDifficulty LevelExpected CutoffGood Score
Quantitative Aptitude4050Difficult16-1832-34
General Awareness4040Moderate20-2230-32
Computer Knowledge4020Easy8-1014

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

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Seating Arrangement5Moderate
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. 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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