IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis: 18 December 2016

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IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis 2016: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection held the second stage of written examination for IBPS RRB Office Assistant today. The shortlisted candidates from the preliminary phase were called for this paper. Here is our detailed paper review of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, outlining the difficulty level of both the entire paper and each section, the expected good attempts etc.

Based on the performance in IBPS RRB Mains Examination, the final merit list for allotment will be prepared. So, let us go through the paper review for RRB Mains.

 

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis 2016

The second stage written examination for IBPS RRB Office Assistant consisted of 5 sections with a total of 200 questions and 200 marks.

Name of the Section   Number of Questions  Maximum Marks
 Reasoning Ability  40  50
 Quantitative Aptitude  40  50
 General Awareness  40  40
 English/ Hindi Language  40  40
 Computer Knowledge  40  20
 Total  200  200

The total time to solve the entire paper was 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes. The overall difficulty level of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Examination ranged from Moderate to Hard.

Let us dig deep into the section-wise IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis and understand how easy/ moderate/ hard was each of them.

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for Reasoning Section

  • Number of Good Attempts: 17-22
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

Our paper review of IBPS RRB Assistant Mains begins with Reasoning Section, which was challenging. The topic-wise distribution was as follows.

  • Syllogism – 5 Questions
  • Seating Arrangement/ Puzzles – 20 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

The Reasoning Section, being a vast section, comprised of a number of topics. The Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Questions were quite hard to attempt whereas the questions based on Coding Decoding, Blood Relation etc. ranged from Easy to Moderate.

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for Quant Section

  • Number of Good Attempts: 15-20
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

The quant section in IBPS RRB Mains Examination had a mixture of Moderate to Challenging Questions. The topic-wise distribution was as follows.

  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
  • DI – 10 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 20 Questions

The miscellaneous section in IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis consisted on the topics like Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Ratio, Proportion, Probability etc. 

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for GK Section

  • Number of Good Attempts: 20-25
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

This section in IBPS RRB Mains Paper was a major score booster. Even though the section had a familiar tone to candidates who regularly follow news, any guess work would result in negative score in case the wrong answer has been marked.

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for Computer Section

  • Number of Good Attempts: 26-31
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

This section was the biggest score booster among all the sections. IBPS RRB Mains Paper only covered basic questions related to Computer Basics, Networking, Functions etc., which an average user of computer/ laptop usually knows.

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for English Section

  • Number of Good Attempts: 16-18
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

The English Section, similar to RRB Mains Officer Exam, was quite challenging. The topic-wise distribution of questions is as follows.

  • Reading Comprehension – 15 Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks – 5 Questions
  • Grammar – 5 Questions
  • Cloze Test – 10 Questions
  • Parajumbles – 5 Questions

Apart from Parajumbles and Cloze Test, most of the questions were difficult to solve. Only the ones with precise knowledge of English Grammar could attempt this section with proficiency.

We conclude our section-wise IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis here. Based on the level of difficulty and previous trends, we expect the overall attempt of 137 to 142 questions with good proficiency an optimal score for moving the next round.

To know more, read our detailed article on previous year cutoff for IBPS RRB Examination.

IBPS RRB Previous Year Cut-off Marks (Assistant, Officer)

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