IBPS CWE RRB (Officer Scale I) – Analysis (6th Sep 2015)

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IBPS CWE RRB (Officer Scale I) – Analysis 6th Sep 2015

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting an online examination for the recruitment of Officer Scale – I in Regional Rural Banks (RRB), across the country for year 2015. The exam is being conducted in 2 shifts per day over 4 days, i.e. 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th September, 2015. The morning slot is being held from 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon slot is being held from 13:30 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.

This analysis is of the second day of the examination, afternoon slot.

There were 200 questions in the paper with negative marking, across all sections, of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. There were five sections in all – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language/Hindi Language and Computer Knowledge. Other than the fourth section, where in a candidate had to attempt either the section on English Language or the one on Hindi Language, all the other sections were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. Each question had 5 options. This year the duration of the exam was 2 hrs as compared to the 2 hrs 30 minutes duration of last year.

The pattern of the test was as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Max. Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate Time Taken (In Minutes)

Reasoning

40

50 Moderate 28- 30 26-28 30
Quantitative Aptitude

40

50 Moderate 25 -28 22-24 35
General Awareness

40

40 Difficult 15-20 12 -15 15
English Language/Hindi Language

40

40 English – Moderate
Hindi – Easy
English-22, Hindi- 30 English – 16-18, Hindi – 23-25 English – 25,
Hindi – 25
Computer Knowledge

40

20 Easy 25 15-18 15
Total

200

200 135 – 140 100 – 105 120

Expected Cutoffs – These cannot be given at this stage since there are huge variations in cut-offs among different Gramin banks depending on their state.

The details of the individual sections are given below:

Reasoning

The details of the section are as follows:

Topic

Number of Questions

Syllogisms

5

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Linear Sitting Arrangement

11 (6+5)

Ranking Arrangement

2

Circular Sitting Arrangement

5

Critical Reasoning

4

Coding Decoding

5

Blood Relations

3

Quantitative Aptitude
The details of the section are as follows:

Topic

Number of Questions (Approx)

Age Problems

1

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Number Series

5

Mixtures & Alligations

1

Percentages

1

Averages

1

Partnerships

1

Time and Work

1

Simple Interest/Compound Interest

1

Time, Speed and Distance

1

Miscellaneous

1

Comparison of Variables

5

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)

5

Data Interpretation (Table)

5

Data Interpretation (Line Graph)

5

Data Interpretation (Caselet)

5

English Language 

The details of the section are as follows:

Topic

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

10

Sentence Correction

5

Para Jumble

5

Cloze Test

10

Spot the Error

5

Fill in the Blanks 5

General Awareness
Most questions were from current affairs (National and International) with government schemes banking related schemes full forms and few questions from geography as well.

Computer Knowledge
The main areas from which questions were asked are: Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Networking, Basic Hardware and Software, Languages, etc.
Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

All the best
Team CL

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