Preparation Tips For IBPS RRB Exam 2020

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IBPS RRB 2020: Quantitative Aptitude Strategy

Given below is the Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus along with the strategy:

Topics Expected Number of Questions
Simplification 5-10
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3
Number System 3
Profit & Loss 2
Mixtures & Allegations 1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest 1-2
Work & Time 2
Time & Distance 2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 1-2
Permutation, Combination & Probability 5
Data Interpretation 15
Sequence & Series 5

SimplificationApproximation: It is an important topic & can easily fetch you some good marks because this topic is simple and can be solved easily with the right approach. The basics needs to be learned like: like tables, cubes, squares etc as these questions are mostly calculative and if your calculation is strong you can crack this section very well.

Number series: Around 5-7 questions are asked from this topic and this is easy and can fetch you some good marks but requires a good practice as at times these questions can be a  bit tricky but with practiced of a good number of questions on this topic, you can solve these questions in less time solving maximum questions on this topic

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Data interpretation: The whole quadratic section is dominated by Data Interpretation and hence Mmaximum marks are also carried  by this section. This can be  calculative and tricky. Based on the previous year analysis, DI based on bar graphs or pie charts or tabular etc are usually asked.  Sometimes, to make it more difficult, there can be mized DI as well you must learn tables to speed up your calculations.

Quadratic equations Inequalities: This topic will surely come in your exam based on previous year analysis. You can solve difficult questions asked on this topic if you know the concepts then you can solve these questions easily.

Miscellenous questions- This topic involves topics like: Average, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Interest, Ratio and Proportion. All the formulas must be  practiced well. The tricks is to practice these questions daily and try to solve them with complete accuracy. One can  easily find DI  based on these topics so do not skip any of these as they are very important.

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Reasoning Ability Strategy:

Given below is the syllabus of the Reasoning Ability Section for IBPS RRB 2020:

Seating Arrangements & Puzzles 15- 20 Questions
Inequalities 5 Questions
Syllogism 5 Questions
Input-Output 5 Questions
Data Sufficiency 5 Questions
Blood Relations 3-5 Questions
Order and Ranking 3-5 Questions
Alphanumeric Series 5 questions
Distance and Direction 3-5 Questions

Coding -Decoding

If we see the past trend then around 3-5 questions are asked from this topic. This topic involve certain words are coded in certain symbols and alphabets and students are expected to decode them.


Another important topic is Inequality, and around atleast 5 questions are asked from this topic. This topic is asked to check the analytical power of students and they are expected to find the relation between two given alphabets like: Greater, Smaller, Greater than, Smaller than and equal to etc.

Direction & Distance

This is another important topic and carries  3-5 questions that are asked from this topic. This topic involves to  find the direction and distance of one variable with respect to other. There are lots of tricks like:  make a plus sign on rough sheet and mark the directions. Carefully read the question.

Blood Relation

Another important is Blood relation and  approximately 3-5 questions are asked from this topic. What you can do is to make some your tricks like  make symbols for different relations. for ex- + sign for female and – sign for male. = for marriage and – for siblings etc.


This topic demand a student to be analytical and based on the previous exam pattern, around 5 questions are asked from this topic & this topic can be tricky hence it is advisable to make venn diagram to solve these questions. Understand the different concepts of some, Some-not, Any etc. Make sure to do tricky questions on this topic, it will help you to clear your doubts.

Seating Arrangement & Puzzles

Whole Reasoning section is dominated by this topic and based on the previous exam, approximately 15-20 questions are asked.The key is to practice as many questions as possible to crack this topic.

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IBPS RRB 2020: Previous Year’s Papers

Given below are previous year papers which can help you to ace this section:


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