IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Analysis 2020 (26 Sept): Check Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : September 26th, 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk Shift 3 Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Third shift held on 26th September of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims, day-3 is over now. Now it’s time to give you all a thorough review of the Third shift of RRB Clerk Prelims exam. In this post, we are sharing IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims overall good attempts, the difficulty level in each section, types of questions asked, and topic-wise question distribution.

Read this full post till the end to know the detailed exam analysis and the pattern of today's IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 3rd Shift. We hope that it will be helpful for the upcoming shifts of the IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 to be conducted on 26th September and for other banking exams.

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IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 3rd Shift Analysis 2020: Key Highlights

  • The overall level of the exam was Easy
  • Candidates managed to attempt 70+ in the exam.
  • All the questions were based on the conventional pattern.
  • The sequence of exam  Reasoning > Quant
  • Both the languages English and local language were displayed together on a single screen.

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 Prelims 3rd Shift Exam Review: 26th September 2020

Let us discuss the section-wise distribution of IBPS RRB Clerk exam, shift-3(26th September  2020)

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Shift 3 Analysis 2020: Overall Difficulty Level

Section Name

Difficulty Level

Overall Level of the exam

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability


IBPS RRB Clerk 3rd Shift Reasoning Ability Exam Review 2020: 

The level of this section was easy as all the questions were asked in standard and conventional pattern as reported by most of the students. All the questions were doable in this section. Most of the questions were asked from puzzles.

There were three sets of the puzzle. Syllogism was asked in this shift. Inequality was asked in a standard pattern. Check the complete details below.

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

1. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Reasoning Ability Exam Review 2020: (Easy)

Following topics were asked in the Reasoning section of this exam:

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

  • Total of 4 sets of the puzzle was asked.
  • All the puzzles were doable.
  • Uncertain linear puzzle, facing north
  • scheduling, month based puzzle, 8 people
  • Circular arrangement 8 people facing the centre.
  • Tabulation based puzzle, 7 people purchasing the item.


  • All questions were easy and doable.
  • Only and a few type ques and all some based ques.
  • Three statements and two conclusions are given.


  • Questions were very easy and doable.
  • All ques were based on the conventional method.
  • One statement and two conclusions.

Blood Relation


  • Questions were very easy.
  • Three generations were given.

Direction & Distance

  • Questions were easy.
  • Based on the standard method.

Alphanumeric Series

  • Questions were easy and doable.
  • Based on conventional pattern
  • Based on Number and letter


  • Easy to solve.
  • The BICONVEX word was given.
  • Number forward and backwards question
  • COMPRISE, the word was given to make a meaningful word.

2. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Numerical Ability Exam Review 2020: (Easy)

Numerical Ability Section consisted of the following topics -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Wrong Number Series

  • Wrong number series was asked.

  • It was scoring
  • Conventional pattern type.

Data Interpretation

  • There were two sets of DI
  • One was based on Tabular DI, days were Given

Quadratic Equation

  • There were a total of 5 questions
  • All the questions were Doable.
  • Based on the standard pattern


  • It was Easy
  • Based on the BODMAS Rule.

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)

  • Questions were asked from topics like Simple & Compound Interest, Mixtures, Percentages, Ages, Partnerships, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Mensuration etc.
  • Questions were easy.

IBSP RRB Clerk Prelims 3rd Shift Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

As per the level of exam, we are here providing the section-wise number of good attempts:


Number of Good Attempts

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability




IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims, Shift-3 26th September FAQs

1. What was the level of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims, shift3?

The level of this shift remains easy for the aspirants.

2. What can be good attempts or safe attempts?

Students must attempt 70+ with 100% accuracy in IBPS RRB clerk exam.

3. When will the result for IBPS RRB Clerk prelims declare?

The result will be declared in October 2020(Expected)

4. What will be the cut off for IBPS RRB Clerk prelims, the general category?

You can expect the cut off to lie somewhere between 67-75.

5. What was the sequence of the exam?

Reasoning section was asked first and then quant section.

This was all about the detailed analysis.

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