IBPS RRB Clerk 4th Shift Exam Analysis (20th Sept): Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : September 20th, 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims (4th Shift) Analysis: 20th September 2020: IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exams 2020 is being held on 19th, 20th and 26th September 2020. The Fourth shift of day 2 of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is now over. This is the second last shift of 20th September. According to the feedback provided by the students who appeared in the examination, we are reviewing the IBPS RRB Clerk PO prelims Exam shift 4. Under the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis, we try to provide you with the accurate insights about the exam such as the sectional breakup of the exam, overall difficulty level as well as the difficulty level of both the sections, type of questions asked in IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims, level of the different questions asked from different topics, etc. 


IBPS RRB Clerk shifts 4 Exam analysis will help you gauge your performance in the actual exam. It is also useful for the aspirants who are yet to appear in the upcoming shifts of the RRB Clerk Exams. we advise students to study the IBPS RRB Clerk exam analysis in details so they get the approximate idea of what to expect in the upcoming shifts. 

Under the analysis, we are covering both Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude. We are sharing the detail break up of both the sections. Apart from this, we are also listing down the number of questions asked from any particular topic, new types of questions asked in IBPS RRB Clerk exam (If any), overall good attempts as well as the sectional good attempts etc.

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Let's discuss the section-wise IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 4th Shift 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 Office Assistant 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 (4th Shift) Exam Analysis 20th September 2020 - Key Highlights

  • The level of the fourth shift was Easy.
  • The sequence of the two-section was such that reasoning was first and quantitative aptitude was second.
  • The reasoning ability was easier for the two sections. 
  • Overall no major changes were introduced. Candidates with clarity of the concepts must have done well.
  • Both the languages were displayed together on the screen.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 4): Difficulty Level and Exam Pattern

  • IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam has two sections, they are:
    • Reasoning Ability 
    • Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Both the section contains 40 questions each, i.e., a total of 80 questions. 
  • The time allotted to complete the test is 80 minutes. 
  • The Overall difficulty level of the RRB Clerk exam was easy.
  • Reasoning section was easy and was the scoring section. 

1. IBPS RRB Clerk 4th Shift Review 2020: Reasoning Ability

  • The overall level of the section was Easy and all the questions were doable.

Below Table illustrates the detailed analysis of the Reasoning section.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • Number of Questions: 18
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Uncertain linear puzzle-3 ques
  • Box-based puzzle, 7 boxes-5 ques
  • Scheduling puzzle, 7 people, week based.
  • Floor based puzzle, 7 people


  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Chinese type coding-decoding were asked.


  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • 4 were based on Only and a few concepts
  • and one was simple.

Order and ranking

  • Number of Questions: 3
  • Level of Questions: Easy


  • Number of Questions: 4
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Two questions were from forward and backwards
  • Two ques based on numbers

2. IBPS RRB Office Assistant 4th Shift Review 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

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

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Number of Questions: 10
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • One DI was based on Line Graph
  • The other was based on Tabular


  • Number of Questions: 15
  • Level of Questions:  Easy
  • Based on BODMAS Rule

Wrong Number Series

  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Based on the standard pattern

Arithmetic Questions

  • Number of Questions: 10
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Questions were based on Mensuration, time and work, partnership, boat and stream, etc.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 4th Shift Analysis 20th 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 4 FAQs

Q1. What is the difficulty level of the IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims - Shift 4?

Ans: The level of Shift 4 was moderate.

Q2. What things are allowed in the examination centre?

Ans: Aspirants can carry the following items:

  1. Mask (Compulsory),
  2. Gloves,
  3. 50 ml bottle of sanitizer,
  4. A personal transparent water bottle, &
  5. A simple pen

Q3. What was the overall time limit for the IBPS RRB Clerk Exam?

Ans: Aspirants are required to complete the paper in 45 minutes. 

4. Which was the easier section among both the sections?

Ans: The reasoning was comparatively easy in the shift-4 also.

5. Were the applicants allowed to switch between the sections?

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

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