The much-awaited prelims exam of IBPS RRB PO was conducted today and the fate of many-an-aspirant got sealed in answer sheets. The paper has a total of 80 questions which was supposed to be solved in 45 minutes. 40 questions were from Reasoning Ability and the remaining 40 questions were from Numerical Aptitude. As already stated, this is more of a rejection test than a selection test. You only need to qualify the sectional and overall cutoffs and marks of this test won’t be considered in the final selection.

The difficulty level of the paper was moderate. Let’s have a look at each of the sections:

Numerical Aptitude

  • 3 sets of DI with 15 questions
    • A caselet where data related to the number of persons in a union was given
    • A bar graph with the number of tigers in different years and parks
    • A line graph where the data of 2 stores- one each of kids and adults were given
  • 5 questions on quadratic equations (Easy)
  • 5 questions on wrong number series (Moderate)
  • 15 questions on arithmetic word problems like age-based, percentage, profit & loss, time and work, probability, partnership, time, speed & distance (Easy-moderate)

Reasoning Ability

  • 6 sets of puzzles with 27 questions (moderate)
    • A linear puzzle where 14 persons were supposed to be arranged
    • A puzzle of seating arrangement (circular) with a total of 8 people
    • A puzzle involving days and movies where movies of different slots need to be arranged
    • A puzzle of sitting arrangement (linear) with a total of 24 people
    • A puzzle to compare heights
    • A puzzle based on box
  • 5 questions on syllogism (moderate)
  • 3 questions on blood relations (moderate)
  • 1 question on number series (moderate)
  • 3 questions on directions (easy)
  • 1 question on  alphabetical series (easy)

Good attempts:

Numerical Aptitude: 20-23

Reasoning Ability: 28-31

Overall: 51-54

We hope this analysis would be helpful to the aspirants of the upcoming slots.


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