IBPS (RRB) Cl. Exam Analysis Phase 1

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IBPS (RRB) Cl. Exam Analysis Phase 1

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IBPS RRB Clerk Office Assistant Prelims 2020 held on 19th & 20th Sep 2020


As per the feedback shared by the candidates, the difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam was of ‘Easy to Moderate’ Level. Let’s look in detail the type of questions asked in the exam, their difficulty level and the number of good attempts to clear cut-off marks this year:

IBPS RRB Clerk Office Assistant Prelims 2020 Exam Analysis 19th & 20th Sep 2020 (All Shifts)


(Maximum Marks)


Difficulty Level

(Good Attempts)

Reasoning Ability

(40 Marks)

Seating Arrangement (Circular – facing Centre or outwards & Linear – facing North or South), Syllogism, Alphanumeric series, Direction Sense, Floor-Flat Based Puzzle (4 floors and 2 flats), 10 Box Puzzle Test, Colour based puzzle with 3 variables, Calendar (Month Puzzle), Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Ranking

Easy to Moderate

(30 to 35)

Numerical Ability

(40 Marks)

Approximation, Simplification, Inequalities (Quadratic Equation), Missing Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Boats & Streams, Time & Work, Mensuration, Averages, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Data Interpretation-(Table, Bar, Pie Chart Set of 6 Questions)

Easy to Moderate

 (25 to 30)

Total (80 Marks)

Easy to Moderate



Highlights of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 Exam

  • The paper was conducted in Online Mode across different cities.
  • It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with an affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof along with its photocopy as well.
  • Each question was of 1 mark each.
  • There is a negative marking of one-fourth (1/4) mark for wrong answers.
  • Apart from English and Hindi, the exam was held in regional languages also. The questions will appear in English and the selected language as applicable to the state.
  • New exam day guidelines issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • It is mandatory to have Aarogya Setu App installed on mobile phones
  • In case, candidates do not have Aarogya Setu App, they need to fill the self-declaration form.


Phase-II: IBPS RRB Clerks Mains Examination - Candidates who are shortlisted after Preliminary Examination will have to appear for Main Examination.         


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