IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains 2018 to be held tomorrow: Here are some last minute tips

New Delhi, September 30, 2018: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains 2018 tomorrow, September 30.

Here are the last minute tips and tricks by Exam Expert, Prashant Pandey, OnlineTyari.com to secure good marks and qualify in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains according to the reports published in  indiatoday.in.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale Exam 2018: Paper pattern

For IBPS RRB Mains examination, a total of 200 questions will be asked from all the subjects. The number of questions from each subject is 40. The total time allotted to solve these 200 questions is two hours.

For IBPS RRB Mains examination, there will be five sections.

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. General Awareness
  4. English/Hindi Language
  5. Computer Language

A candidate will be negatively marked for a wrong answer. If the candidate clears this exam, he/she will be selected for the post of IBPS RRB Office Assistant.

The candidates will be allotted seats in other regional rural banks based on the scores achieved in IBPS RRB Mains Exam 2018.

Section-wise tips and tricks

Reasoning Ability

  • The reasoning section, being a vast section, comprised a number of topics
  • Start preparing topic-by-topic and then make yourself clear with questions under the reasoning that is your strength
  • Segregate the topics which you are weak in and practice those every day
  • Don’t try to cover everything included in the syllabus. Just focus on the important topics which carry a high weightage of marks.

Here are the questions based on previous year exam

  • Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles: 21
  • Direction Sense: 4
  • Data Sufficiency: 5
  • Machine Input-Output: 5
  • Logical Reasoning: 5

Quantitative Aptitude

  • To master this area, you need to combine skills with a strategy. What is essential is that you need to have an idea of all the types of questions that are asked, so that you can attempt them in the correct manner
  • Learn tables and squares till 30, cube till 15, cube roots up to 10 and fractions up to 15. With the exam pressure in your head, it would act as a booster if you know the answer to any of the questions beforehand
  • Use tips tricks or direct formulas that can be used to conclude the answer
  • Solve various math puzzles like sudoku which will help in logical building.

Here are the questions based on previous year exam:

  • Data Interpretation: 20
  • Time and Work: 1
  • Ratio and Proportion: 1
  • Partnership: 1
  • Wrong Number Series: 5
  • Data Sufficiency: 5
  • Miscellaneous (Probability, Mixture and Allegation, Boat and Stream etc.): 7

English Language

  • Candidates’ understanding of the basics of English language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and its correct usage, etc; his/her writing ability would be tested
  • English section in mains judges your ability to understand English and proper usage of grammar. For improvement on understanding English read newspapers and books on grammar
  • Work on your vocabulary as it helps in solving one word substitution and sentence correction questions
  • You need to develop a habit to learn new words daily from newspapers, news channels, books etc. It will help you to build up your own vocab.

Here are the questions based on previous year exam:

Reading Comprehension (Economic breakdown) – 14 questions
Sentence Filler (Idioms/sentence/word based) – 10 questions
Sentence Improvement – 5 questions
Opposite Pairs, Sentence connectors: 11

Computer Knowledge

You need to limit yourself towards developing a basic understanding of these topics since the level of questions will be elementary in IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains examination. But, make sure you attempt a bunch of online mock tests.

General Awareness

Most candidates are able to secure good marks in this section but there are a significant number of questions which would be confusing.

Maximum questions in this section are generally asked from the topics related to:

  • Current Affairs (last 6 months)
  • Banking Awareness – Indian Financial System
  • History and Structure of Indian Banking
  • Indian Economy
  • Regulatory bodies – RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC
  • History/Functions/Roles of RBI
  • Budget Basics
  • Current Union Budget
  • International Organisations/Financial Institutions

We wish you all the luck for the forthcoming IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains exam.

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