The IBPS conducts the RRB Clerk exam to recruit officers and assistants for banking institutions. This article will provide aspiring candidates with a detailed exam analysis of the IBPS RRB Clerk exam mains to help them understand the trend of the question pattern
Candidates for the IBPS RRB exam 2022 must go through this very thoroughly. The IBPS RRB Clerk exam mains was concluded on the 17th of October 2021. The IBPS RRB clerk mains exam analysis details are given below.
The exam analysis discussed further below will help candidates apprehend the standard of the examination and the type of questions asked in the Office Assistant (Multipurpose) exam 2022, tentatively scheduled for September 24, 2022.
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IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis Overview
- The candidates who appeared for the IBPS RRB mains for 2021 concluded that the paper had a moderate difficulty level.
- The paper was divided into five main sections, four of which (English and Hindi, reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, and computer knowledge) were easy to moderate in difficulty level. At the same time, one (general awareness) posed to be quite difficult.
- The paper had 200 objective type questions carrying one mark each making the paper a total of 200 marks.
- The total time allotted for the paper was 2 hours. There was no specific time limit for completing the five different sections of the paper.
- The total number of good attempts for the paper was 125-132.
Aspirants who are new to applying for exams in the banking sector must review the IBPS RRB Syllabus to comprehend the list of subjects and topics included in the clerical cadre examination.
Section-Wise IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis [October 17, 2021]
Below is a detailed analysis of each of the five sections of the IBPS RRB Clerk exam mains.
- Reasoning Ability
The section of reasoning ability proved to be moderate in difficulty. This section had a total of 40 questions across various sub-sections. The most important sub-sections with the most number of questions were floor and flat based puzzles, uncertain linear arrangement, month based puzzles, data sufficiency and logical reasoning questions.
Refer to the links given below for reasoning ability preparation:
- Quantitative Aptitude
Similar to the previous section, the quantitative aptitude section was moderate in its difficulty rating and carried 40 questions across various sub-sections. The most important section that the aspiring candidates must note is the section of arithmetic, as it had 11 questions. Other important subsections were tabular data interpretation, case studies, and line graph data interpretation.
To get the list of topics included in the Quantitative Aptitude section and the sample questions for reference, visit the linked article.
- English Language
The section of the English language also proved to be moderate in difficulty. The section had a total of 0 questions spread throughout various sub-sections. The most emphasis was given to the sub-sections of reading comprehension and error detection with a total of 8 and 7 questions, respectively. Other important sections include sentence rearrangement, word swap and word usage.
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- Hindi Language
The Hindi language section also had a moderate difficulty level and carried 40 questions across three sub-sections. The most emphasis was placed on reading comprehension, which had 30 questions. The other 10 questions were equally divided between sentence rearrangement and error detection.
- General Awareness
Unlike the other five sections, the general awareness section proved quite difficult for candidates who took the exam in 2021. This section had a wide array of questions spanning the last year, specifically from March to September. Candidates should note that questions on banking and static awareness were very scarce. Some of the important sub-sections were the SDG Index-Based, Global Live Index for the top 5 cities, Global cyber security index of India, Questions on Milkha Singh and Olympic swimmer category and their style of swimming, amongst others.
To prepare for the general awareness section, refer to the links below:
- Computer Knowledge
Again, the computer knowledge section had a moderate difficulty level with 32 questions spread across different topics. However, the sub-topics were relatively the easiest amongst all the sections in the paper, ranging from topics like shortcuts of MS Excel and PowerPoint, Google spreadsheet, TCP/IP addresses and FTP, amongst a few others.
Candidates must also note that the highest numbers of good attempts were from the section of reasoning ability (31-33), and the least was from the section of general awareness (12-14).
Visit the Computer Knowledge page to get details of the syllabus for this section.
Therefore, based on these IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam analysis details, candidates can now start their exam preparation.
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Frequently Asked Questions on IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis
What is the date for the IBPS RRB exam in 2022?
The tentative date for the prelims is August. The date for the mains is September to October. Candidates note that these dates are subject to change.
What is the salary for IBPS RRB PO?
The starting salary range might be between Rs. 29,000-30,000. Alongside this, there are provisions for other amenities and allowances.
What are the eligibility criteria for the IBPS RRB exam?
Candidates must be between 18-28 years of age with certain relaxations for reservations. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s degree in any field.