## Saturday, 5 November 2016

### IBPS RRBs Officers Scale-1 Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis - 05th November 2016, Slot 1

As the First shift of Day 2 of RRB Officers Scale-1 (PO) prelims is over and as always we are here with the analysis direct from the center. We have seen that many students are afraid and tensed as this is the first time RRB is conducting prelims with all new pattern. Without wasting any moment, let's get straight to the analysis which you all are interested in.
There are only two Sections in IBPS RRB Scale I (PO) Prelims exam namely Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. IBPS RRB Prelims Paper of Officers Contains 80 questions of 80 marks with a time duration of 45 minutes. There were 40 questions in each sections.

Overall Analysis:
As per the inputs shared by many students, the overall level of paper can be considered Easy to Moderate. The students have attempted quite decent number of questions and again, the Time Management, played an important role in the exam. Let us look at the below table to have a look:

 Subjects Maximum Marks Good Attempts Level Reasoning Ability 40 25-32 Easy-Moderate Quantitative aptitude 40 22-26 Moderate Total 80 52-58 Easy-Moderate

The good attempts are based on the average attempts of various students we have sampled at different centres. And don't get disheartened before the final result as it is just the estimate. Now let us look at the Section Wise Analysis.

Reasoning Ability:
The Reasoning was a bit difficult. The questions were asked from various topics and students have reported that it was difficult to maintain the composure. The only relief was the less number of puzzle questions.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Syllogism 5 Moderate Puzzles (Floor Based, Linear and Square) 15 Moderate Inequality 5 Easy Blood Relation 2 Easy Direction 3 Easy Miscellaneous (Ranking, Alpha-Numerical, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, etc.) 10 Moderate Total 40 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude:
The questions were as usual that IBPS have been asking in the year 2016. The questions were not hard to attempt but were time consuming. Let us have a look at he table below:

 Topic No. of Questions Level Series 5 Moderate Simplification 5 Easy Inequality(Quadratic) 5 Easy Data Interpretation (tabular/pie/bar graph) 15 Moderate Miscellaneous (Profit Loss, Average, Boats and Stream, CI/SI, Time and Work, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, etc.) 10 Moderate Total 40 Moderate

Good Luck for Next Slot!!!!!