Most Expected Topics In IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 Exam- Based On Previous Year’s Paper

Besides practicing the previous year’s question papers, a candidate must focus on the most asked questions in the previous year's examinations. In this article, you can find the most Expected Topics that could be useful in IBPS RRB Clerk as per the analysis of Previous year's exams

IBPS RRB Clerk 2020: This year the exam will be conducted in September 2020 for the selection of IBPS RRB Clerk posts. Earlier the dates were scheduled for August month but due to the COVID-19 circumstances, the dates were further postponed. Now the exam dates for Prelims exam are 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, and 26th September which is just two weeks away. It’s high time to wrap up your preparation and get to revise all the topics you have studied so far. Revising and practicing questions from frequently asked topics may be helpful in both scoring good marks and improve speed of solving questions in the exam hall. Read out the article and have a glimpse of important topics from the previous year papers that could be expected in IBPS RRB Clerk 2020. 

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IBPS RRB Clerk 2018 & 2019

The IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam in the years 2018 and 2019 was held in multiple shifts but here we will be taking the reference of 18th August 2019 shift-I and Shift-4 held on 19th August 2018. We can say that both the year exam level was easy-moderate.

Subject Good Attempts 2019 Good Attempts 2018
Reasoning Ability 37-39 33-35
Quantitative Aptitude 31-33 32-36
Total 71-76 65-71

“Most Asked Topics Of Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS RRB Office Assistant”

Quantitative- This is one section that can help you fetch very good score as this section carries 40 marks out of 80 and there are some topics that are always asked in this section and carry a great weightage. In both the year we can see that Data Interpretation and Simplification carried a significant weightage in this section.

No. of Questions (2019)
No. of Questions (2018)
Data Interpretation
13- Moderate
10- Moderate
Number Series
5- (Missing No. Series)- Moderate
5- (Wrong No. Series)- Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
07- Moderate
10- Moderate – Calculative
15- Easy-Moderate
40- Easy-Moderate
40- Easy- Moderate

If we consider the shift-I of 18th August 2019, there were questions from missing number series and were moderate in nature. Arithmetic is another topic that carries a good weightage and we can see that almost 7 questions of moderate level were asked. Similarly in 2018, There were again 5 questions from wrong number series and around 10 questions from Arithmetic part.

“Most Asked Topics Of Reasoning Ability in IBPS RRB Office Assistant”

Reasoning ability is another section in IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims exam and it is also of 40 marks. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement is one such topic that can help you score great marks in this exam. In both the years the level of exam can be considered as Easy-Moderate.

Topics No. of Questions (2019) No. of Questions (2018)
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20- Moderate 10- Moderate
Syllogism 05-Easy 5-Moderate
Inequality 05- Easy —–
Direction Sense 02- Easy 5- Moderate
Coding Decoding —– 5- Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 03- Easy ——
Alphabetical Series 05- Easy ——
Numeric Series 5- Easy-Moderate
Total 40- Easy-Moderate 40- Easy-Moderate

Given below are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements most frequently asked in IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam- Based on previous years’ exam analysis:

  • Box based puzzle
  • Random arrangement based puzzled, salary of 6 persons were given
  • Square Based Puzzle (8 people, 4 corner – outside & 4 middle – inside)
  • Floor Based Puzzle (8 Floor, 8 People)
  • Parallel Seating Arrangement (5 each side, North-South)
  • Uncertain Number of People

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can a student skip any of the topic mentioned above?                     

As we have provided only selected topics, so skipping any of these is not a good idea.

For IBPS RRB is there any interview round after qualifying both Prelims and Mains exam?

No, the selection is done on the basis of marks in prelims and mains

If a student prepare with the above mentioned topics will he be able to score good marks?

Yes, if without skipping any topic and clearing the basics one could score good marks in IBPS RRB exam.


One can easily clear this exam with proper practice of mock tests and previous year question paper as the exam is all above the speed and accuracy. And this can be achieved by clearing the concept or solving as much as questions you can in these 15 days. The syllabus of this exam is no different than any other banking exams. Other banking exams also have same topics from which maximum number of questions are asked. The mentioned points can help you to focus on certain points and ace them and score a good score overall. You can also follow the study plan launched by bankersadda to supplement your preparation a notch ahead.

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