Quantitative Aptitude Strategy For IBPS RRB 2018


IBPS released the notification for the recruitment of RRB PO and Clerks recently and the tentative dates for the exams to be conducted fall in the month of August. So students, you still have enormous time to prepare for this exam and all that one needs to do to ace the grades in Quantitative Section of this exam is practice mixed with an integrated strategy to attempt maximum questions with a high accuracy. Stay positive as once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. The level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section too will be making your blood run cold. But one should not forget that a mix of accuracy and a good number of attempts can definitely turn the situation around in Quantitative Aptitude Section.

The total number of questions asked in this Section in IBPS RRB PO Prelims Examination will be 40. The amount of time that you need to spend on the Quantitative Aptitude Section is 25 minutes. The trick to make the grade in Quantitative Aptitude Section is pretty manageable. 
  • Choose to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations/ Inequalities, Simplification/ Approximation, and Number Series first. 
  • The total number of questions based on these topics will be 15. If we talk about the previous year Examination of IBPS PO RRB, there were 5 questions on Number Series, 5 on Quadratic equations, 5 on Simplification/ Approximation. There can be questions on Approximation and Inequality too. So, this is how questions are framed on these topics. 
  • One should try to attempt the maximum number of questions within 8 minutes of time. Attempt at least 11-12 questions because this part is the easiest. 
  • After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. There were 3 DI's in the previous year IBPS RRB PO Examination so we can expect 15 questions on DI this year also. One should try to attempt at least 10-11 questions as 3 out of every 5 questions in a DI are doable. The time limit for DI's should be 10-12 minutes. 
  • Attempt questions based on Arithmetic in the end. There were a total number of 10 questions from miscellaneous topics in IBPS RRB PO 2017. 6 questions from Arithmetic Section too will be doable, so, try to attempt at least 5-6 questions within a time limit of 5-6 minutes. 
Students, Quantitative Aptitude is a difficult this very section that can scare you out of your wits but do not forget that it can prove to be very scoring as well. The only way to score satisfactory marks in the section is strenuous practice. Work hard and everything will come up roses in the end.