Must-Do Quantitative Aptitude Topics for IBPS RRB Prelims Preparation

IBPS RRB Examinations for the post of Probationary Officers and Office Assistants are scheduled to be held in the month of August. As the test includes only two sections, reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude, many of you must be anxious about the Quantitative Aptitude Section. Students, worrying about things is not an option. Stay positive as once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Quantitative Aptitude Section has always been giving heebie-jeebies to the students, many of them are bundle of nerves while attempting this particular section. 

Well, this is a fact that this section can be very difficult and time-consuming. 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. Here is what you need to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude Section.

Data Interpretation

Data and Interpretation is an essential part of any banking examination, be it IBPS RRB PO or IBPS RRB Clerk. More than one-fourth of the total questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS RRB Prelims Examination are based on DI. We hope now you know how important it is not to give a cold shoulder to this particular topic. The usual pattern of DI questions has always been based on Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, and Profit and Loss, but last year we observed a change in the pattern when DI questions asked were based on Time and Work and a few more topics from Arithmetic. So, be well prepared with these topics so as to deal with DI with poise. The other most important job is to be excellent at calculation because all that you need to do in DI is calculation and if you lag here, this section can prove to be a can of worms for you.


The other most important topic for IBPS RRB Prelims Quant Section is Inequality. The number of expected questions on this topic is 5. There is a possibility of two types of questions on this topic. First is the usual concept of Quadratic Equations and Second is the new pattern of Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 where the questions asked are based on Profit and Loss, Average, Mensuration, etc. and you will have the compare the two quantities based on the solutions obtained. So students, be well prepared with Quadratic Equations to cross that bridge when you come to it. Also, be well prepared with the topics from Arithmetic Portion as the new pattern questions can be asked too is a possibility.

Number Series

Number Series is an equally important topic for IBPS RRB Prelims Exam. The number of expected questions from this topic is also 5. The number series are mostly based on two patterns, Uniform, and Non-Uniform Pattern: The uniform pattern may have series based on Addition, Subtraction, Prime Numbers, Squares, Cubes, Decimals, etc. The non-uniform pattern may include the series based mixed pattern of the topics mentioned for the uniform pattern. The only way to deal with this section is practice. The more you practice, the more easily you recognize the pattern of series.

Simplification and Approximation

The number of expected questions on this topic is 5. This can be the simplest part to deal with if you are good at calculations. So be fast with calculations and keep practicing, it will always stand you in good stead. The important trick to deal with this section is to remember the VBODMAS Rule and have all the tables, cubes, squares entirely grasped.

Other miscellaneous topics

The number of expected questions on miscellaneous topics is 10-15. The topics that come under this particular topic are CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, etc. The questions are generally framed in a twisted manner and may be time taking. This is the reason why one should always try to attempt the questions on miscellaneous topics in the end. Keep practicing and you will be having these topics at your fingertips.

So, these are the important topics for IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Quantitative Aptitude Section that one needs to be excellent at. Don't just go through the article, try to implement it on your preparations. There is no shortcut to success. Only and only hard work will pay you off in the end.

Best of luck!!

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