IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Analysis 19th September 2020: Know Difficulty Level, Question Asked

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : September 19th, 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Analysis 19th September 2020: Now that the 3rd shift of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam shift-3 is over, aspirants who have appeared in the shift and the students who will be appearing in the upcoming shifts of RRB Clerk exam want to know the detailed analysis of third shift exam held on 19th September. In the exam analysis we will be looking at the breakup of both the Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude section of the exam, the overall difficulty of the paper, type of questions asked, topics from which the questions were asked, good attempt etc. 

In their article, we are sharing the IBPR RRB Clerk Prelims Shift -3 Exam analysis. This exam analysis is based on the feedback provided by the aspirants who have appeared in the exam. 

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Let us discuss the section-wise IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Prelims exam review, difficulty level, good attempt, and questions asked in the exam below. 

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Exam Timings

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 3rd Shift Analysis 19th September 2020 - Key Highlights

  • The third shift was easy
  • There were no new pattern questions.
  • The reasoning ability was comparatively easy.
  • Overall no major changes were introduced. Candidates with clarity of the concepts must have done well.
  • Both the languages were displayed together.
  • The sequence of the section was Reasoning Ability > Quant

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 3): Exam Pattern and Difficulty level

  • No changes were observed in this shift. 
  • The pattern of the shift remained the same as that of the Shift 1 and Shift 2. 
  • Both the shifts were similar in terms of difficulty level and types of questions asked.
  • Overall the level was easy.
  • Reasoning section was the easiest and not lengthy.
  • quant was easy but time taking (Lengthy)

IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Exam Review 2020 (Section-wise)

1. IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Review 2020: Reasoning Ability

  • The overall level of the section was easy.
  • Below is a detailed analysis of the Reasoning section.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Level of the questions was easy
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • an uncertain number of people, Linear puzzle
    • Another linear puzzle containing 8 people bi-direction
    • Floor(wing based puzzle) Three floors and 6 people.
    • Scheduling questions in which there were seven people. They need to be arranged according to their birthday.


  • Number of Questions: 5
  • The level was easy.
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • Standard pattern


  • Number of Questions:5 
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • Chinese type
    • easy level

Alphanumeric Series

  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • Characters, symbols and numbers were given.
    • Level was easy.

Blood Relation

  • Number of Questions: 3
  • Type of Questions asked:
  • Questions based on a family tree
  • All questions were easy and doable.


  • Number of Questions: 2
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • 1 ques was on the odd one out type
    • The level was easy.

2. IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Review 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

  • The overall level of the exam was -----
  • Following table depicts the topic-wise breakdown of the questions asked in Numerical Ability Analysis - 

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Number of Questions: 
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • 10 (Easy Level)
    • Tabular and Bar Graph DI Was asked


  • Number of Questions: 
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • 15
    • Level of the questions was easy
    • Based on BODMAS rule.

Wrong Number Series

  • Number of Questions: 
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • 5 (Easy Level)

Arithmetic Questions

  • Number of Questions: 
  • Type of Questions asked:
    • 10- Easy level
    • Partnership, time and distance, time and work, profit and loss

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 3rd Shift Analysis 12th September 2020: Good Attempts (Overall)

Based on the level of the exam, we are sharing the good attempts sectional and overall as follows -

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability


Numerical Ability




IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift 3 FAQs

1. What was the level of shift 3?

The level of shift 3 was moderate.

2. is there any change in shift-2 and shift-3 questions?

No, no major changes were observed.

3. Will there be normalization in shift-3 also?

Yes, There will be normalization in IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2020.

4. Which was the easiest section?

The reasoning was comparatively easy in shift-3 also.

5. Can students change section from reasoning to quant or quant to reasoning?

Yes, as there is no sectional timing students can switch within the section.

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