IBPS RRB Clerk 5th Shift Analysis 2020: Check Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : September 26th, 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk 5th Shift Analysis 2020 (26th September): The last shift of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam 2020 held today is concluded now. Today is the last day of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam. All the shifts of last day have been concluded now. IBPS RRB is one of the biggest exams conducted in India. A number of aspirants have appeared for this exam. Students must be anxiously waiting for the IBPS RRB Clerk last shift exam review. In this post we are sharing the level of difficulty, types of questions asked, changes introduced (if any). 


We are sharing a detailed overall and section-wise IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims shift 5 exam review 2020 held today along with the topics asked and how many questions were there from a particular topic and its difficulty level. This exam analysis will help other aspirants to plan their strategy to tackle the questions asked.

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IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Shift-4

Following are the Exam Reporting Time for IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims

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 5th Shift Analysis 2020: 26th September 2020

Level of the exam - Easy

The sequence of exam sections - Reasoning Ability>quant

Easiest and scoring section - Reasoning ability

Reasoning Ability Review - Majority of the questions were asked from Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 

Numerical Ability Review - Maximum questions were asked arithmetic and Simplification.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 5th Shift: Difficulty level and exam pattern

  • No changes were observed in this shift. 
  • The pattern of the shift remained the same as that of other shifts.
  • Overall the level was easy.
  • Reasoning section was the easiest and not lengthy.
  • Few questions were tricky from the quant section. Overall it was easy.

IBPS RRB Clerk 5th 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

34-36 Questions

Reasoning Ability

33-36 Questions

Overall good attempts

70+ Questions

IBPS RRB Clerk 5th Shift Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability

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

Name of the topic

Number of questions

Topic Level Attempts

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement










Alphanumeric series


Blood Relation




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

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: Following questions were asked from this segment:

1. Linear arrangement, 8 people north facing

2. Dual row seating arrangement, 10 people

3. Floor based puzzle, 7 people

4. Circular seating arrangement, 8 people inside facing 

Syllogism - a total of five questions were there. All were doable. Based on only and a few types.

Inequality- Total 5 questions on the conventional pattern was there.

Blood Relation- Only two ques was there based on the family tree.

Miscellaneous- Three ques was there from Alphabets.

Word forward and backwards.

Meaningful word.

Number forward and backwards.

Alphanumeric series: Word-based, five words, three letters were given.

IBPS RRB Clerk 5th Shift Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

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

Name of the topic

Number of questions

Topic Level Attempts




Number Series (Missing)



Data Interpretation(Line Chart)



Quadratic equation



Miscellaneous Questions + Arithmetic Based Caselet


(b) Details of 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.
  3. Data Interpretation: A LINE DI was asked it was easy and doable.
  4. Quadratic Equation - Basic Quadratic equations questions were asked.
  5. Miscellaneous Questions and Arithmetic based Caselet: Under this segment, boat, and stream, SI, Time and Work, p & l, average, etc. One questions were based on Arithmetic based Caselet where a paragraph was given followed by three questions.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-5 FAQs

1. What was the level of the exam?

The level of the last shift was easy like other shifts

2. What are the safe attempts for Shift-5?

Safe attempts for shift-5 is 70+

3. Which section was easiest in IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims shift-5?

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.

Do share any question you remember in the comment section below

This was all about the IBPS RRB Clerk prelims shift-5 analysis held on 26th September 2020. If you remember any questions, share with us in the comment section below.

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