20 Days Study Plan & Preparation Strategy for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims 2019!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Admit cards has been released. The exam is all set to be held on 17th, and 18th August 2019. With few days left for the examination, it is high time to follow a proper study plan with dedicated preparation if you aim to clear the exam. 

You have limited time in hand for the exam preparation, so every day make a plan to complete a particular portion of each of the two sections and whatever may be the case, complete that pre-decided portion.  Even if you have to sit for extra hours to stay in pace with the deadline, do it.


In this article, we are sharing a 20 days effective study plan for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam in order to help you in the best way possible. Go through the study plan and preparation tips provided here to crack the exam with a good score!

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims: Study Plan & Preparation Strategy

1. Proper Knowledge of Exam Pattern –

Before going through the study plan, make sure you are well aware of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern and syllabus. Below are the key points regarding the exam pattern –

  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant is an exam of total 80 marks.
  • There will be 2 sections Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability, each will be of 40 marks. There is no English Language section.
  • There is no sectional timing for the individual sections in the exam. The total time for the prelims exam is 45 minutes.
  • There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of sectional and overall cutoff in the Prelims exam.

2. Solve & Analyse IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Previous year paper –

  • This is a crucial part of exam preparation. Do not forget to analyze and understand the previous year paper of prelims exam to be familiar with the pattern and level of the questions. 
  • We have provided IBPS RRB Office Assistant Previous year paper along with the detailed solution. Make sure to solve it to get a brief idea about your strengths and weaknesses and start working on them accordingly.
  • Also, analyze the Previous year cut-off of IBPR RRB Assistant Exam to know the marks which you need to target in Prelims.

 IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2019 Prelims: 20 Days Study Plan

First 15 days –


Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability



  • Squares up to 30
  • Cubes up to 30
  • Tables up to 30
  • Tricks of Fast calculation (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square Finding, Square Root Finding, Cube Finding, CubeRoot Finding)

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Last 5 days – Pratice, Revision, and Mock Test

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Day 18

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Day 19

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Day 20

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  • Practice makes a man perfect. It is the only way which will help you in the exam. Only learning concepts and basic will not help you unless you know their application and approach in different questions. You will develop this habit once you have enough practice.
  • Do not forget to revise what you have learned. Try to revise each and every day. Otherwise, you will forget what you have learnt the previous day. In your timetable give some time for revision. It will help you retain what you have learned before. For such a short period of time, I will suggest to keep yourself away from all the work and focus your concentration solely for revision. If you are working take leave and prepare. This will help you prepare without any external pressure and stress.
  • Once you are through with the basics of topics mentioned above, you must move on to a full-fledged mock test mode. Mock Test is the most important factor to clear the examination. It makes you well acquainted with the interface and flow of the exam. Also, it is the best way to analyze your exam preparation and revise it effectively. So, it is highly advisable to attempt as many mock tests as you can in the remaining days. 

Attempt Important Quizzes of both the subjects: 

Reasoning Ability Quiz

Quantitative Aptitude Quiz

Section-wise Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam –

As mentioned above, there are only two sections in the exam, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Language. Both sections have sectional cut off as well as the Overall cut off. We will now discuss individual sections and their preparation strategy for the exam –

Numerical Ability 

  • The difficulty level of this section is expected to be easy-moderate.
  • Simplification/ Approximation, Data Interpretation, and Number Series are the most scoring topics for this section.
  • In data interpretation topic, there is a possibility of Tabular Chart, Bar Graph, Line Graph or Pie chart DI topics
  • In Miscellaneous Arithmetic Topics, questions can be asked from the topics of Ratio & Proportion, average, profit, and loss, percentage, partnership, problems based on ages, time & speed, time & work, and Boat & stream.

How to prepare for this Section

  • Daily 3 hours of preparation for this section is needed.
  • Understand the basics and concepts thoroughly. You can go through the study notes on each topic provided by gradeup or refer a good book for covering the basics It will help you to group the concepts in order to solve the questions daily.
  • Read each topic and switch topics in between to keep your interest in the topics. 
  • Understand the short tricks to find square, cube, square root and cube root in minimum time.
  • Learn the conversion of fractions to percentage from ½ to 1/20. It will help you in calculations and save your precious time in the exam.

Reasoning Ability

  • The difficulty level of this section is expected to be a Moderate level.
  • Inequality, Syllogism, Puzzles and Seating Arrangement are expected to be the most important topics for this section.

How to prepare for this Section

  • Devote 2 hours to this section daily. First, complete the topics which are important and have more weight age in the examination and then move on to the less important topics.
  • Try to understand the concept of each topic one by one. Don’t rush through all the topics at once. Learn the basics and tricks in each of the topics.
  • Learn the basics by studying thoroughly from the chapter wise notes provided by us or from reference books. This will help you grasp the concepts and will help you in solving the questions.
  • Improve accuracy and speed. Try to practice as much as possible. This will only help you increase your speed and accuracy.

Lastly, no one can prepare the best timetable for you. No one knows your strengths and weaknesses better than you. So, it is your sole responsibility that you prepare your own timetable according to your convenience and stick to it during your preparation. Without planning for long hours of study at a stretch, read for 2-3 hour slots giving small breaks within the slots.

Attempt Free mock test for IBPS RRB Office Assistant to boost up your preparation for the exam.

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All the best for your exams!

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