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In this Article we are providing you the Detailed analysis of IBPS RRB (Officer Scale 1)  PO Mains Exam 2016 held today 11th December.

This Year IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam conducts in only 1 shift ( 9:30 am – 11:30 am )

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam 

Note : From this Year Cut off is Statewise as per vacancies published by IBPS.

There are 5 Sections in IBPS RRB PO mains exam namely English/Hindi, Reasoning ,Computer awareness, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude. This year the paper was of Moderate level. There were 4 seating arrangements and puzzles in reasoning.English Language and Quant was of Moderate to Difficult level. 

Reasoning Analysis for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

Level of Exam : (Moderate – difficult)
  • Syllogism – 5 Questions
  • Logical  Reasoning – 5 Questions ( Statement Assumption, Course of Action )
  • Data Suffiency – 5 Questions
  • Puzzles – 2 sets ( Box puzzle on 7 floors having some articles , 8 car of different colors with different speed ) – 10 Questions
  • Linear Arrangement – ( Parallel row  12 persons – 6 persons in each row – 1 row facing North & 1 row facing South) – 5 Questions
  • Miscelleaneous Questions – (Direction based, Coding – Decoding, Blood relation )

Example of  7 Box arrangement with different values :
T –  16
P  – 2
V –  6
S  – 20
Q  – 9
R –  15
U –  11

Quantitative Aptitude Analysis for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

Level of Exam :: (Moderate)
  • Number Series : 5 Questions ( find the Wrong Number )
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation : 3 sets ( Pie chart, Tabular DI and Bar Graph ) – 15 Questions
  • Miscelleaneous  : 20 Questions (Probability, Partnership, Average , Mensuration , Mixture and Alligation , Boats and Streams , Time and Work)

English Language Analysis for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

Level of Exam : (Moderate)
  • Reading Comprehension – 2 sets ( Rural agricultural and urban developement)
  • Parajumble – 5 Questions ( Internet Banking)
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Errors

Parajumble asked :
UNTIL six months ago, no self-respecting financial consultant would travel without it: the bar chart showing that the marginal cost of Internet banking transactions was a tiny fraction of the cost of branch banking. It was the chart that launched dozens of stand-alone Internet banks. Unshackled from the cost of real property—and real people—Internet banks would, it was claimed, blow stuck-in-the-mud incumbents out of the water. However, as Roberta Arena, director in charge of the Internet for HSBC, a British banking giant, remarks wryly: “Easy to say; tough to do.”
Now Internet banks around the world are faltering. Part of the reason is that their physical rivals have become wiser, launching their own integrated “clicks ‘n bricks” strategies that offer customers electronic access as well as dark satanic branches. But they are not undisputed winners either. They are finding that the Internet is, at best, a zero-sum game.  

General Awareness Analysis for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

Level of Exam : (Easy – Moderate)
In this section the weightage of Current Affairs is more than that of Static GK. Current Affairs questions asked (like Government schemes) from last 3-4 Months General Awareness is moderate. This section is quite easy for those who knows banking terms. Mostly questions were asked from Capsule. The questions were mainly asked from Banking, Static and Current affairs. Questions from Asian Games 2018, APEC Summit 2016, Kabbadi world cup, were asked.

Computer Knowledge Analysis for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

Level of Exam  : (Easy – Moderate)
Computer Awareness is quite easy. For an average student this section was quite easy to attempt. 


English Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Computer Awareness
General Awareness

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