IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis 2021

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS conducts RRB Clerk Exam to recruit suitable candidates to be allotted in several participating Regional Rural Banks in a two-tier process: Prelims and Main examinations. Millions of aspirants from all over the country attend this exam every year.

This year IBPS will conduct the exam to fill vacant posts in 11 participating banks of the country. Here we share a detailed IBPS RRB Clerk Exam analysis to help the candidates understand the pattern well in advance.

The Office Assistant (Multipurpose) prelims exam was held between August 1 and 24, 2021, while the mains examination was conducted on October 17, 2021. For information about the Officer Scale I exam, candidates can check the IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis page.

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The commission is yet to release the notification for the IBPS RRB Clerk Exam 2022 through the official website. However, the information is expected to release tentatively by June 2022. As per the IBPS Calendar, the upcoming Office Assistant prelims exam is set to be held in August 2022, while the mains on September 24, 2022.

To excel in any competitive examinations, aspirants must clearly understand the exam pattern and syllabus and knowledge of previous years’ question papers.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Exam Pattern

Let us dissect last year’s paper to understand the exam pattern. A total of 200 objective-type questions were asked in the IBPS RRB Clerk 2021 Mains exam. The paper was divided into five sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, English/Hindi Language, and Computer Knowledge. A total of 200 marks was allotted, and the exam duration was two hours.

Last year IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam was held in five shifts. The paper was divided into two sections- Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. A total of 80 questions were asked. The prelims examination was considered to be of easy to moderate level.

Last year’s IBPS RRB Clerk Exam analysis for both Prelims and Main exams is given below.

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – October 17, 2021

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains – Overall Exam Analysis (October 17, 2021)

Subjects

Range of questions

Level

General English

29-33

Moderate-Difficult

General/Financial Awareness

28-34

Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

31-36

Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

27-32

Moderate-Difficult

Grand Total

117-130

Moderate

  1. English Section Analysis
  2. The Reading Comprehension Section formed the major part of the question paper.

    Topics

    Total questions

    Level

    Error Detection

    5

    Moderate

    Reading Comprehension

    18

    Moderate to Difficult

    Sentence Rearrangement

    6

    Moderate to Difficult

    Cloze Test

    6

    Moderate

    Fillers

    5

    Moderate

    Grand Total

    40

    Moderate to Difficult

  3. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Analysis
  4. Maximum questions were based on blood relations, puzzles, logical reasoning, and basic computer knowledge.

    Topics

    Total questions

    Level

    Coded Direction

    5

    Moderate

    Alphanumeric Series

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    County

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    Puzzles, Blood Relation based, Circular based questions

    20

    Moderate

    Coding and Decoding

    3-5

    Moderate

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    Syllogism

    5

    Moderate

  5. Quantitative Section Analysis
  6. Questions came from topics like number series, data sufficiency, simplification and data interpretation, etc.

    Topics

    Total Questions

    Level

    Approximation

    5

    Moderate

    Data Interpretation

    20

    Moderate to Difficult

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Moderate

    Arithmetic questions

    20

    Moderate

    Total

    50

    Moderate

  7. General Awareness/ Financial Awareness Analysis

This section comprised current affairs, general knowledge, and significant national and international events.

Candidates can also review the detailed and topic-wise IBPS RRB Syllabus and exam pattern at the linked article. This will help in strategising a better preparation plan to excel in the examination.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – August 2021

Reasoning Ability Analysis:

Analysing this section is quite easy. You can check the difficulty level of the question paper by looking at the following table:

Topics

Total questions

Level

Alpha-Numeric Series

05

Moderate

Direction Sense

04

Moderate

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

19

Moderate

Order & Ranking

03

Moderate

Others

01

Moderate

Syllogism

03

Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

This section is considered moderate. The difficulty level of this section is given below:

Topics

Total questions

Level

Missing Number Series

05

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

05

Moderate- difficult

Simplification

10

Moderate

Word Problems

10

Moderate

DI

05

Moderate

Today IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis is of great importance since it helps candidates to stay ahead.

Candidates can check the IBPS RRB cut off from previous year at the linked article and apprehend the expected cut off for 2021 recruitment.

Aspirants can also get the subject-wise list of best IBPS Books to prepare for the upcoming bank exams at the linked article.

Frequently Asked Questions on IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis

What was the difficulty level of IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam 2021?

The difficulty level of the IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam was moderate.

Is there a negative marking in the IBPS RRB exam?

Yes, 1/4 of the marks assigned to a particular question is deducted as a penalty.

How does the IBPS RRB exam analysis help?

The analysis helps aspirants to know the section-wise and overall difficulty level of the exam.

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