10 Days Expert Study Plan & Strategy for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam 2018

By Astha Shukla|Updated : September 19th, 2018

With just 10 days left for the exam, we are here with 10 days study plan in order to score well in IBPS Officer Scale 1 exam. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains exam is scheduled to be held on 30th September 2018 across India. There are 5 sections, namely Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language/Hindi Language, General Awareness and Computer Awareness in IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Examination. The Mains Exam consists of 200 Questions. Each section will have 40 questions. The composite time to solve all the 200 questions is 2 hours. There is no sectional time allotted for individual sections.

10 Days Expert Study Plan for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains 2018

Below table consists of 10 days study plan for all the section which are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Hindi Language, General Awareness and Computer Awareness.

Study Plan for Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Hindi Language : 


Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Hindi Language

Day 1

  • Number Series,
  • Simplification  and Approximation
  • Inequality (Direct and Coded Inequalities),
  • Syllogism (New & Old Pattern)
  • Error detection rules,
  • common errors of Grammar:
  • Noun, Pronoun, verb,
  • adjective, articles, 


  • वाक्य अशुद्धियाँ, 
  • वर्तनी की शुद्धि 

Day 2

  • Quadratic Equation, 
  • Average and Ratio & Proportion
  • Coding-decoding,
  • Input-Output
  • Error detection rules ,
  • common errors of Grammar: 
  • Tenses, subject-verb agreement rules,
  • preposition rules,
  • conjunction rules,
  • Conditional sentences
  • विलोमार्थक शब्द , 
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द 

Day 3

  • Percentage,
  • Profit/Loss & Discount
  • Puzzles (Floor, date of birth based,
  • month, days scheduling based)
  • Revise the vocabulary
  • Antonyms/synonyms, 
  • Phrases, Idioms,
  • word meanings,
  • spellings exercises


  • वाक्यांशों के लिए एक शब्द
  • मुहावरे और कहावतें

Day 4

  • DI (Tabulation and Bar Graph)
  • Linear Seating arrangement, 
  • Circular/square seating arrangement
  • Sentencer Improvement,
  • Sentence Correction,
  • Phrase Replacement,
  • Error Spotting questions


  • रिक्त स्थानों की पूर्ति, 
  • वाक्यक्रम व्यस्थापन

Day 5

  • DI(Line Chart and Pie Chart)
  • Directions. Blood Relations,
  • Order & Ranking 
  • Cloze test,
  • Fill in the blanks
  •  अपठित गद्यांश

Day 6

  • DI (Mixed, Missing & Casellete DI)
  • Alphanumeric Series/Number Series,
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Para jumble,
  • Para Completion,
  • Sentence Starter,
  • Odd one out
  •  अपठित गद्यांश

Day 7

  • Partnership,
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest,
  • Probability
  • Logical Reasoning(Cause and effect, course of action, Statement and assumptions, arguments, inferences )
  • Reading Comprehension
  • व्याकरण 

Day 8

  • Time, work & wages,
  • Pipes & Cistern,
  • Speed, Time, distance 
  • Trains,
  • Probability
  • Puzzles, Seating Arrangement
  • Reading comprehension
  • वाक्य अशुद्धियाँ, 
  • वर्तनी की शुद्धि

Day 9

  • Sectional Tests, Mock Test 
  • Sectional Tests,
  • Mock Test
  • Topics of your choice
  •  Topics of your choice

Day 10

  • Sectional Tests of Quantitative Aptitude topics
  • Mock Test
  • Sectional Tests of Reasoning Topics
  • Mock Test
  • Sectional Test of English topics,
  • Mock Test
  •  Sectional Test of Hindi Topics,
  • Mock Test

 Study Plan for General Awareness & Computer Awareness :


 General Awareness 

 Computer Awareness

 Day 1 

 Static GK related to banking -  Banking Awareness (headquarters of insurance companies, banks, national and international organization, Important dates, all cabinet ministers and Governors)

 Computer history, fundamentals, generations of computers, Types of computer

 Day 2

 Static gk(Dances of States, Important wildlife sanctuaries nuclear power stations, temples, places rivers, dams and waterfalls, airports, seaports etc.).

 Computer hardware devices, Computer Software

 Day 3

 Current Affairs Revision (Focus on new appointments, sports events, meetings, visits, army exercises, new book launched, awards  

 Operating system , Computer Memory

 Day 4

 Current Affairs Revision  (News related to Banking, finance, Insurance sector, merger of Companies, FDI, new policies, new schemes)

 Computer Security and Viruses

 Day 5 

 Concepts related to Banking Awareness (History of Banking, Cheques, drafts, accounts, money market, capital market, atm, etc) 

 Important points related to MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS access, short keys 

 Day 6

 Current affairs revision

 Internet, Networking and protocols

 Day 7

 Static GK Revision 

 Computer terminologies + Abbreviations

 Day 8 

 GK Tornado

 Important points about programming languages  + Revise topics of your choice

 Day 9 

 GK Tornado 

 Computer Digest, Revise topics of your choice

Day 10 

GK Tornado 

Computer Digest, Revise topics of your choice

Note: A candidate should give time to each subject per day according to his/her suitability. A candidate may be good in Quantitative aptitude, while another candidate may be proficient in  English Language. So you should give more time to the section which needs more practice in 10 days as per your preparation for IBPS exam.

Key Points to remember :

  • Identify Strong/Weak Topics - Strengthen the topics in which you are strong. But do not forget to give time to weak topics as well. Do not completely ignore any topic. If you are not good on any topic, at least be aware of its basic concepts.

  • Time Mangement and Speed - Time Management is the key to success in the exam. Always practice with a timer. You should decide time limits by yourself for any particular question or topic. Ultimately this "Practice with timer" rule is going to help you in achieving your dream.

  • Revision is the key to perform well in the exam - Give maximum time to revision instead of picking up new things.

  • Newspaper Reading - Daily Read the newspaper, editorials. This will help you in English Language and also it will keep you updated for General Awareness section. Try to learn 10 English Words daily 

  • Handy Notes - Make handy notes of Short tricks, Imp formulas and useful concepts.

  • Mock test - Take a Mock test, sectional test very seriously. Analyze them well and work upon your mistakes. Learning from your mistakes is one thumb rule for success.

Do attempt IBPS RRB Mains Mini Mock Test to get an upper edge in IBPS RRB Exam preparation :

IBPS RRB Mains Mini Mock 2018

Attempt IBPS RRB Mains Mock Test

All the best for your exam,
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