RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis Of All The Shifts Conducted On 11th August 2018


Dear Students, the first day of RRB PO Prelims Examination 2018 is now over. The pattern of the examination was similar to that of last year's. Many students appeared for this examination today and a few are yet to attempt this exam tomorrow. So, to help the students who will attempt this examination in the shifts to come, Adda247 is providing the exam analysis of all the four shifts in a single post. This analysis will help you get an insight into the type of questions asked in today's four shifts of RRB PO Prelims Examination and that way, you will be able to plan your strategy to attempt your examination in the upcoming shifts. Here is the shift-wise analysis of RRB PO Prelims Examination conducted on 11th August 2018:

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


SubjectGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability27-32
Quantitative Aptitude20-25
Total51-56

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate and Calculative)

The level of this section was Moderate and the questions were calculative. There were no questions from approximation and simplification. A huge number of questions were asked from the miscellaneous part - the arithmetic word problems. Although there were no direct questions on approximation but around 4-5 questions of arithmetic were based on approximation.

Following types of DIs were asked in this shift:
  • Caselet, data related to the number of persons in a union was given
  • Bar Graph, no. of tigers in different years and parks
  • Line Graph, 2 stores data related to kids and adult stores was given  in 2 lines P and Q

Topics
No. of Questions
Level
Data Interpretation
15
Moderate
Quadratic Equation
5
Moderate
Wrong Number Series
5
Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
15
Moderate
Total
40
Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning section was Moderate. There were a total of 6 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements. Following are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement asked in the 1st shift of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Exam:
  • Linear 2 Parallel Rows, 14 people were to be arranged
  • Circular Seating Arrangement, 5 people were facing towards the center and 3 people were facing outside
  • Day Based (Mon to Fri) Scheduling Puzzle, Movies in different time
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, 24 persons in a single row (Number of people was to be calculated) 
  • Height Comparison based short puzzle - 3 questions
  • Box-based puzzle
    TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
    Puzzles and Seating Arrangement27Moderate-Difficult
    Syllogism5Moderate
    Blood Relation3Moderate
    Numeric Series1Easy-Moderate
    Direction 3Easy
    Alphabetical Series1Easy-Moderate
    Total40Moderate

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    IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


    SubjectGood Attempts
    Reasoning Ability26-29
    Quantitative Aptitude18-23
    Total48-54

    Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate and Calculative)

    The level of this section was Moderate and the questions were calculative. There were no questions from approximation and simplification. Questions based on Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 in a preliminary level examination took everyone by surprise.

    Following types of DIs were asked in this shift:
    • 1 Caselet
    • 2 Tabular DIs

    Topics
    No. of Questions
    Level
    Data Interpretation
    15
    Moderate
    Quadratic Equations
    5
    Moderate
    Missing Number Series
    5
    Moderate
    Quantity-1, Quantity-2
    5
    Moderate
    Arithmetic Word Problems
    10
    Moderate
    Total
    40
    Moderate


    Reasoning (Moderate)

    The level of reasoning section was Moderate. There were 5 sets of Puzzles that are as follows:

    • Floor and box-based (11 people)
    • Day-based (7 days and 7 sports)
    • Circular (10 people facing center)
    • Parallel Seating Arrangement (6 people in each row)
    • Linear random puzzle (number of people was to be calculated)
      TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
      Puzzles and Seating Arrangement22Moderate-Difficult
      Coding-Decoding5Moderate
      Syllogism4Moderate
      Inequalities5Moderate
      Alphabets-based1Moderate
      Direction 3Moderate
      Total40Moderate

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      IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


      SubjectGood Attempts
      Reasoning Ability26-29
      Quantitative Aptitude18-23
      Total48-54

      Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate and Calculative)

      The level of this section was moderate and the questions were calculative. A huge number of questions were asked from the miscellaneous part - the arithmetic word problems.

      Following types of DIs were asked in this shift:
      • Bar Graph
      • Tabular
      • Caselet

      Number Series asked in this shift:
      • 2 3 7 89 456 2677
      • 60 20 30 45 90 225 695
      • 2 3.4 6.8 11.14
      • 900 896 912 848 1104

      Topics
      No. of Questions
      Level
      Data Interpretation
      15
      Moderate
      Approximation
      5
      Moderate
      Wrong Number Series
      5
      Moderate
      Arithmetic Word Problems
      15
      Moderate
      Total
      40
      Moderate


      Reasoning (Moderate)

      The level of reasoning section was Moderate. There were a total of 5 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements. Following are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement asked in the 3rd shift of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Exam:
      • Floor-based
      • Square Seating Arrangement
      • Linear Seating Arrangement
      • Circular (2 variable, based on people and their ages)
      • Box-based

        TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
        Puzzles and Seating Arrangement25Moderate
        Coding-Decoding5Moderate
        Blood Relation1Moderate
        Inequalities2Moderate
        Alphabet-based (OBSTRUCT)1Moderate
        Miscellaneous6Moderate
        Total40Moderate

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        IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


        SubjectGood Attempts
        Reasoning Ability26-29
        Quantitative Aptitude27-30
        Total53-57

        Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate and Calculative)

        The level of this section was Moderate and the questions were calculative. Questions based on Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 in a preliminary level examination took everyone by surprise.

        Following types of DIs were asked in this shift:
        • 2 Mix DIs (Table + Bar Graph)
        • 1 Caselet

        Topics
        No. of Questions
        Level
        Data Interpretation
        15
        Moderate
        Approximation
        5
        Moderate
        Wrong Number Series
        5
        Moderate
        Quantity-1, Quantity-2
        5
        Moderate
        Arithmetic Word Problems
        10
        Moderate
        Total
        40

        Moderate

        Reasoning (Moderate)

        The level of reasoning section was Moderate. There were sets of Puzzles that are as follows:
        • Circular Puzzle (8 people, 3 of them facing center and 5 facing outside)
        • A puzzle based on Days, People and Movies
        • Linear Puzzle (10 people sitting in a row facing north)
        • Box-based puzzle (11 boxes)
          TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
          Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
          Syllogism5Moderate
          Blood Relation4Moderate
          Inequalities4Moderate
          Data Sufficiency3Moderate
          Direction3Moderate
          Alphabets-based1Moderate
          Total40Moderate