The Mains Exam of IBPS RRB Officer Scale - I is scheduled tomorrow. The Exam will be conducted in a single slot. Today we are sharing with you all some last minute tips that we hope would help you all score better in this phase.
Pattern of the Exam
Officer Scale - I -

Total duration of Officer Scale - I Exam would be 2 hours and individual sectional times have not been allotted. So, manage your time accordingly.
Sectional Time Division

Section - Wise Tips

Reasoning Ability -
  • Try to attempt following questions, if present since they are less time consuming -
    Miscellaneous Questions (Blood Relation, Direction based questions, Alphanumeric series, Coding Decoding etc.)
  • Take caution while attempting puzzles and seating arrangement problems since they can be tricky.
  • Make sure that you read the question thoroughly before attempting (especially puzzles and arrangements)
  • Do not assume information on your own for Syllogism and Verbal Reasoning Questions.
Quantitative Aptitude -
  • Attempt the following questions, if present in exam, since they consume less time -
    Data Interpretation (Ratio, Average, Percent problems)
    Number Series
    Simplification/ Approximation
    Quadratic Equations
    Few Miscellaneous problems like Time and Work, Problem on ages etc.
  • Questions in this section can be calculative, so proceed carefully because you cannot afford to make calculation mistakes here.
English / Hindi Language -
  • Following topics of this section are less time consuming, so it would be better to attempt them first -
    Spotting Errors
    Cloze Test
    Fill in the blanks
    Sentence Correction
  • While attempting RC, make sure that you go through 2 - 3 questions first and then through passage. This will help you mark out the answers easily.
  • Proceed for parajumbles only if you are sure about the arrangement because you can lose 5 whole marks from this topic if the arrangement is incorrect.
General Awareness and Computer Knowledge -
  • We have already provided the GK tornado for the general awareness section. Computer Notes are also available on the app to help you with this topic.
  • Try to go through the following topics –
    Government Schemes, Funds allotted etc
    RBI or other major banking institutes in News
    Sports News
    National and International News
    Awards and Honours
    Recent Appointments
    Static GK Topics like Countries in News with their capitals and currency
  • Do not use guess work for these sections.
Key Takeaways -
  • Time Management - This is crucial for the exam since time has not been allotted for individual sections and you’ll have to take due care of the time you spend on each section.Analyse your strong and weak areas and divide your time accordingly. We have already provided sectional time division at the starting of this article.
  • Speed and Accuracy - These factors again will play pivotal role in your final scores. Do not compromise with your accuracy because that would ruin all your hard work.
  • Remember, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • You need to attempt sufficient questions to clear Sectional and Overall Cutoff.
  • But try not to limit your attempts based on these. You need to aim high in the final merit list.
Do’s and Don’t for the Exam -
  • Do not panic once the exam starts. Stay calm and attempt the questions with a clear mind.
  • Do read the questions properly first.
  • Do not spend too much time on any one question.
  • Do not use guess work.
  • Do not forget to take along the photograph (same as that on the admit card) and xerox as well as the original ID proof with you.
All the best for your exams..
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