IBPS RRB Clerk 4th Shift Analysis 19 September 2020: Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : September 19th, 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk 4th Shift Analysis 19th September 2020: Fourth shift of IBPS RRB Clerk prelims, day-1 is over now. We have provided you with a detailed analysis of the first three shifts. The overall level of forth shifts was easy to moderate. No major changes were observed in this shift. Check the detailed section-wise topic distribution of reasoning ability and numerical ability.


In this post we have focussed on the difficulty level in each subject, types of questions asked, changes introduced, a number of questions asked from each topic/section and overall good attempts for IBPS RRB Clerk shift-4, day-1.

Most of the students who have to appear in other shifts or in IBPS RRB Clerk prelims exam must be looking for the pattern and the difficulty level of the exams in order to know the ideas for upcoming shifts. Thus here we have come up with a detailed IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam analysis of the 4th shift. 

Also Check:

  1. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-1 Analysis
  2. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-2 Analysis
  3. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-3 Analysis
  4. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-5 Analysis
  5. IBPS RRB Clerk Memory Based Paper 2020 

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 4th Shift Analysis 19th September 2020: Key Highlights

  • The overall level of the fourth shift of IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims, 12th September was Easy
  • Going with the changing trend in the exam pattern and types of questions, no major changes were observed in this shift.
  • No changes were introduced in Numerical Ability. Most of the questions were asked from the simplification and arithmetic part.
  • The reasoning section was of easy level.
  • The sequence of the exam was Reasoning > Quant

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam analysis: Difficulty level and exam pattern

  • No changes were observed in this shift. 
  • The pattern of the shift remained the same as that of Shift 1. 
  • Both the shifts were similar in terms of difficulty level and types of questions asked.
  • Overall the level was easy-moderate.
  • Reasoning section was the easiest and not lengthy.
  • Few questions were tricky from the quant section, Overall it was easy to moderate.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Exam Timings

IBPS RRB Clerk prelims exam will be conducted in a total of five shifts on three days i.e 19th, 20th and 26th September. Below we have shared Reporting time, gate closing time, and examination starting time. The exam will be of 45 minutes. Check IBPS RRB Clerk prelims exam timing below.

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 PM
Shift 42:15 PM3:00 PM3:15 - 3:20 AM3:20 PM
Shift 5 4:30 Pm5:15 PM5:30 - 5:35 AM5:35 PM

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 2020: Exam Centre Guidelines

In the official notification, IBPS has mentioned a few safety guidelines for the candidates who are going to appear for the examination. Candidates required to follow these guidelines strictly. Check IBPS safety guidelines below.

  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 Exam Shift 4 Analysis 2020: Overall Difficulty Level

Section Name

Difficulty Level

Overall Level of the exam

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability


IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Section-wise Review 2020 (4th 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.
  • Box based puzzle-5 ques
  • Month Based Puzzle-5 ques
  • Flat+Floor based puzzle, 6 people
  • Direction based Puzzle


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

Coding decoding

  • 5 questions were asked.
  • Questions were easy to solve.
  • Conventional type/Substitutional coding.

Alphanumeric test


  • Letters, symbols and numbers were given
  • Questions were very easy


  • easy to solve.
  • One ques, in which a number is given and we have to subtract three from the odd number and add two to even numbers.
  • Ques based on backwards and forward.
  • A word has to be arranged in alphabetic order from left to right and we have to check which letter remains the same at the position.

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

Numerical Ability Section consisted of the following topics -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Missing Number Series

  • Missing number series was asked. 

  • It was easy and direct.

Data Interpretation

  • Tabular DI
  • Line DI
  • Questions were easy and doable.


  • It was Easy
  • Based on BODMAS rule

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)

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


IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 4th Shift Analysis 2020: Good Attempts


Good Attempts

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability


Overall Good Attempts 


IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-4 FAQs

1. What was the level of the Numerical ability section in IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift 4?

Numerical ability section was of easy level as many questions were asked from the simplification part.

2. What was the level of the Reasoning section?

Reasoning section was of easy level. Most of the questions were from the puzzle but all doable.

3. What can be the expected cut off for IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020?

Cut off will depend on the various factors. Once all shifts are over, we will share the expected cut-off.

4. What was the sequence of the exam?

Reasoning section was asked first and then quant.

5. What is the safe number of attempts for candidates?

Candidates should attempt 70+ with 100% accuracy.

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This was all about the IBPS RRB PO prelims shift-4 analysis held on 12th September 2020. If you remember any questions, share with us in the comment section below.


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