IBPS RRB Clerk 2nd Shift Analysis 2020: Check Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : September 19th, 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift 2 Exam Analysis 2020 (19th September): The second shift of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam 2020 held on 19th September is now concluded. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted in five different shifts on 19th, 20th and 26th September. IBPS RRB is one of the most important exams conducted in India and it provided you with the chance to work in RRBs. A lot of students who have appeared in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam will want to know about the review of the Shift 2. At BYJU'S Exam Prep, we are providing you with the most accurate IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review. 

We are giving you a detailed overall and section-wise IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims shift 2 exam review 2020 held today. In the exam analysis, we will cover the topics asked in the exam, type of questions asked, new pattern questions asked (if any), the accurate breakup of both reasoning and quant section, the difficulty level of overall paper as well as both the sections. This exam analysis will help other aspirants who will be appearing in the upcoming shifts of IBPS RRB Clerk Exam to plan their strategy to tackle the questions asked.


IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Shift Timings 2020:

Number of ShiftReporting Time Gate Closing TimeHandwritten SampleStarting of Examination
Shift 17:30 AM8:15 AM8:30 - 8:35 AM8:35 AM
Shift 29:45 AM10:30 AM10:45 - 10:50 AM10:50 AM
Shift 312:00 PM12:45 PM1:00 - 1:05 AM1:05 AM
Shift 42:15 PM3:00 PM3:15 - 3:20 AM3:20 AM
Shift 5 4:30 Pm5:15 PM5:30 - 5:35 AM5:35 AM

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 2020: Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Students are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Students are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam centre
  3. An aspirant must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and the app must show the COVID 19 risk profile of the student.
  4. At the exam centre, the registration of the candidates will be done with photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, there will be two separate dropbox for the rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in the designated boxes. 

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-2 Analysis 2020: 19th September 2020

  1. Level of the exam - Easy
  2. The sequence of sections - Reasoning Ability-->Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Scoring section - Reasoning ability
  4. Review of Reasoning Ability - Majority of the questions was asked from Puzzles & Seating Arrangement (total 15 ques)
  5. Review of Numerical Ability - Maximum questions were asked from simplification topic

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 2nd Shift: Difficulty level and Exam Pattern

  • No changes were observed in this shift. 
  • The pattern of the shift remained the same as that of the shift-1. 
  • Overall the level was easy-moderate.
  • Reasoning section was the scoring section in the IBPS RRB Clerk Exam and not lengthy.
  • In Quantitative Aptitude, Few questions were tricky but overall it was easy to moderate.

IBPS RRB Clerk 2nd Shift Exam 2020: Good Attempts

Check the overall good attempts of the IBPS RRB Clerk prelims exam in each section. Check the table below:


Good Attempts

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability


Overall good attempts


IBPS RRB Clerk 2nd Shift Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability

(A) Check the topic wise analysis of Reasoning section: (Easy-Moderate)

Name of the topic

Number of questions

Topic Level Attempts

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

 20 Easy to Moderate


 5  Easy


 5 Easy


 5 Easy


 5 Easy

(b) Details of various topics asked in the Reasoning Ability Section:

  1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement:
    • There was a total of 4 Puzzles.
    • Puzzles were of easy to moderate level.
    • Linear seating arrangement in which there were 14 seats and you have to arrange 6-7 people.
    • Another linear seating arrangement people, all were facing north
    • Scheduling puzzle, in which there were 6 people, 3 months and two dates.
    • There was a tabulation puzzle, in which you have to arrange according to who, what.
  2. Alphanumeric
    • 5 questions were asked.
    • Questions were based on conventional pattern
  3. Syllogism: 
    • total of five questions was there. All were doable.
    • Only and a few type.
  4. Inequality:
    • Total 5 questions on the conventional pattern were there.
    • All the questions were doable.
  5. Miscellaneous:
    • Five ques was there from Alphabets/Numbers.

IBPS RRB Clerk 2nd Shift Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

(A) Check the topic wise analysis of Quant section (Easy-Moderate)

Name of the topic

Number of questions

Topic Level Attempts


 15 Easy

Number Series (Missing)

 5 easy

Data Interpretation (Tabular) and bar graph

 5+5 Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous Questions

 10 Easy-Moderate

(b) Details of various topics asked in Numerical Ability Section:

  1. Simplification:
    • If you are well-versed with the concepts of BODMAS, squares, cubes, and square roots, attempting questions of this topic is very easy and less time-taking.
  2. Number Series -
    • Missing pattern number series were asked.
    • All the questions were doable and easy.
  3. Data Interpretation:
    • Two table DI was asked.
    • Level of the questions was easy to moderate
  4. Miscellaneous Questions:
    • Under this segment, boat, and stream, SI, Time and Work, p & l, average, etc.
    • Total of 10 ques were there.

Click here to check IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam analysis of Shift-1

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-2 FAQs

1. What was the level of the exam?

The level of this shifts was very easy.

2. What are the safe attempts for Shift-2?

Safe attempts for shift-2 is 70+

3. Which section was easiest in IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims shift-2?

Both the section was easy in this shift. Both sections were doable.

4. Will there be normalization in this shift.

Yes, there will be normalization.

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This was all about the IBPS RRB Clerk prelims shift-2 analysis held on 19th September 2020. If you remember any questions, share with us in the comment section below.

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