IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Exam Analysis

Exam Analysis

IBPS RRB is one of the most awaited exams of all times, and therefore you should ensure that you are well aware of all the information related to the exam along with knowing the level of the IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam. To get a fair idea about the IBPS RRB PO exam level, you should go through the previous exam analysis that will help you in framing an effective preparation plan.

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Previous Year Exam Analysis: Mains

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis

The IBPS RRB PO Mains exam was conducted in various shifts. The RRB PO Mains exam was scheduled for one day only i.e. January 30, 2021. The questions asked were of high level. Therefore, the cut-off was also very high. The tables given below will help you to know the topic wise break up in each section of the IBPS RRB PO exam last year.

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic NameNumber of Questions
Boat Streak 2 questions
Simplification 5 questions
DI 3 questions
  • Tabular
  • Caselete
  • Bar Graph
Word Problem 10 questions (2 questions each)
  • Partnership
  • Probability
Data sufficiency 5 questions
Miscellaneous 10 questions

Reasoning Ability

Topic nameNumber of Questions
Seating arrangement 5 questions
Puzzle 10 questions
  • Year
  • Fruits and Person
  • Based on month
  • Find out the year
Logical Reasoning 5-7 questions
  • Inference based
  • Paragraph
  • Cause and effect based questions
Data Sufficiency 5 questions
Machine Input 5 questions

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English Language

Topic nameNumber of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 questions
Cloze test 10 questions
Spotting errors 5 questions
Fillers 5 questions
Sentence rearrangements 5 questions
contextual Vocabulary 5 questions

Hindi Language

Topic nameNumber of Questions
Reading Comprehension (अपठित गद्यांश) 10 questions)
Error Spotting / Sentence Correction (वाक्य में त्रुटि) 5 questions
Cloze Test (क्लोज़ परीक्षण) 10 questions
Sentence Rearrangement (वाक्य पुनर्व्यवस्था) 5 questions
Word Usage (शब्द प्रयोग) 5 questions
Vocab Based- Errors (शब्दावली आधारित- त्रुटियाँ) 5 questions

General Awareness

In the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam under the General Awareness section following questions were asked.

Question 1: What was the theme of the Union Budget?

Question 2: Date of World Population Day?

Question 3: One question related to the PSB merger was also asked?

Question 4: Who wrote A Song of India Book?

Question 5: The theme of International Mountain Day?

Question 6: One question related to MUDRA Scheme?

Question 7: Questions related to G20 Summit?

Question 8: Who was the caption of the ICC World Cup 2019 winning team?

Question 9: Question-related to Agricultural Loan was asked

Exam Analysis: Prelims

IBPS RRB Officer PO Prelims exam 2021 was conducted across cities. It was conducted in various shifts in September and December respectively. The question asked in RRB PO was different in each shift. The difficulty level of the IBPS RRB PO exam was moderate to difficult. You can have a look at the table below to know IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis in detail. Section-wise details of the IBPS RRB PO Scale 1 Officer exam is given below.

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Reasoning Ability

40 questions (of 50 Marks) were asked from this section of moderate difficulty. The details are given below.

Topic NameNumber of Questions
Syllogism 5 questions
Blood Relation 4 questions
Data Sufficiency 3 questions
Direction and Distance 3 questions
Inequality 4 questions
Box Puzzle 5 questions
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 questions
Day based puzzle 5 questions
Linear Arrangement 5 questions
Alphabet Based Problem 1 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

This section had 40 questions (of 50 Marks) of moderate difficulty level. The details are given below.

Topic nameNo. and Type of Questions
Data Interpretation 3 sets (15 questions)
  • Tabular
  • Caselete
  • Bar Graph
Miscellaneous Questions 15 questions
  • Problems on ages
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Average
  • Partnership
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Pipes and cistern
  • Time and work
  • Boats and cistern
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Probability
Approximation 5 questions
Wrong Number series 5 questions

IBPS RRB PO Pre - Free Mock Tests

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 5

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 5

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 4

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 4

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 3

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 3

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 2

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 2

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks

IBPS RRB PO Pre - Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2022 Prelims Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2022 Prelims Previous Year Paper

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2021 Prelims Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2021 Prelims Previous Year Paper

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2020 Prelims Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2020 Prelims Previous Year Paper

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer 2019 Previous Year Paper Prelims

IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer 2019 Previous Year Paper Prelims

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks

FAQs

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer that you attempt in the IBPS RRB PO Mains 2022.
No, there is no such sectional time limit. However there is a total time duration of 2 hours to attempt IBPS RRB PO exam.
Getting aware of the previous year analysis of IBPS RRB PO exam will help you in analysing which topics you need to focus on and how much effort you need to put in to clear the sectional cutoff.

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