IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains Exam Analysis 12 November 2017

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains Exam Analysis 12 November 2017

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains 2017 Recruitment Exam is over, Now it's time for the much awaited IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains Exam Analysis 12 November 2017. Many students have appeared for this exam today and this brings them to a step closer in their journey of getting a Job in govt. sectorLet's get straight to the analysis for which you are all waiting for. First let’s have a look at the  Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains Exam Pattern 2017

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains 2017 exam had 5 sections in the objective test of 200 marks - Numerical Ability, English/Hindi Language, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness for a composite duration of 120 minutes.The exam consist of total 200 Questions for 2 hours duration. Also there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  1. Reasoning – 40 Questions – 50 Marks
  2. Quantitative Aptitude – 40 Questions – 50 Marks
  3. General Awareness – 40 Questions – 40 Marks
  4. English/Hindi Language – 40 Questions – 40 Marks
  5. Computer Knowledge 40 Questions – 20 Marks

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains Overall Exam Analysis

Overall the Exam was of a Easy to Moderate Level. 

Students were expecting high level Quant and Reasoning questions as asked in SBI and IBPS but dear students IBPS came with a sigh of relief and
  1. The level of Numerical Ability and Reasoning was easy to moderate. 
  2. General Awareness surprise and was flooded with Static and Banking questions. 
  3. Computer was found easy by most of the students.

Overall Analysis of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam 2017 

SectionTotal QuestionsMax. MarksLevel of DifficultySectional Time allotment
Reasoning Ability4050Easy- Moderate35
English Language/Hindi Language4040Moderate25
Numerical Abilty4050Moderate-Difficult 35
General Awareness4040Easy-Moderate15
Computer Knowledge4020Easy10
Total200200120 Minutes

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) Mains Good Attempts

As per the level of exam, and number of Vacancies available, following are the good Attempts for the exam-
SectionSafe Attempts
Reasoning Ability28-32
Numerical Ability
English Language 
Hindi Language 25-28 
General Awareness  28-33
Computer Knowledge30-34

Now let's go through the section-wise exam analysis for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains exam


This section had 40 questions for 50 marks. The level of Numerical Ability was moderate and there were 3 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Following were the types of DI:
  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • Tabular
Following topics were asked from this section -
Topic AskedNumber of Questions
DI (Bar Graph ) - Topic was related to form application 
DI (Tabular) -Topic was related to flights6
Quadratic Eqautions
Arithmetic Topics
Passage based on Union Intersection topics


This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of Hindi Language section was easy to moderate. There was one Reading Comprehension consisting 10 questions which included 5 vocab based questions of antonym and synonym. 
This section was easy-moderate. The questions were based on rules of Hindi Grammar.
 Topics asked Number of questions
  गद्यांश  10
 क्लोज़ टेस्ट  10
 वाक्य त्रुटि पहचान 5
 वाक्य व्यवस्था 5
शब्दावली 5
शब्द प्रयोग 5


This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of English Language section was moderate. There were two sets Reading Comprehensions consisting 7 questions each.

English Language Analysis :

The questions were doable but they were new to the candidates. A topic in which there were 3 words given for a sentence. The candidates were required to find out the right out.In Double fillers questions, Candidates needed to fill male and female counterpart in different blanks.
Following topics were asked -
Topic AskedNumber of Questions
Reading Comprehension - based on topic of Hospitality
Cloze Test - In Cloze test, apart from filling the words, sentence filling was also asked)
Double Fillers
Para Summary


The level of reasoning was Easy to Moderate.  Following were the types of puzzles asked:
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (2 Variable)
  • Comparision Based (2 Variable)
  • Scheduling (Month, Date) Based Puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (3 Variable)
Topic AskedNumber of Questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement  :
  • Blood Relation/Two dates based Puzzle
  • Circular seating arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
20 ( 4 sets)
Alphanumeric Series
Miscellaneous( order and ranking, Blood Relations, Coding-decoding, Direction Sense )


Our G.K BITES for helped students a lot as many questions asked were covered in the capsule already.

  • Most of the questions were from banking, 
  • Static and current affairs. 
  • There were also few questions from basic banking awareness and surprised students a bit as the level was a bit high.


Computer section was easy. The basic questions were asked from this section which does not require a very vast study. 
The topics which were included in questions were 

  • Internet, 
  • Microsoft Office, 
  • Networking, 
  • Hardware and Software.

Note: Only recommendation for aspirants who are yet to attempt UIIC Exam in the upcoming days/shifts would be – “AVOID NEGATIVE MARKING”.

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