[Re-exam] IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2021, Shift 1 (02 Jan): Questions Asked, Level, Good

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : January 2nd, 2021

IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis 2021, 2 January (Shift 1): As we are writing this article, the IBPS RRB Clerk Re-exam 2020 is now over. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled the re-exam for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant on 2nd January 2021. The IBPS RRB Re-exam is for the candidates who were not able to appear in the IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims exam 2020 which held earlier in September 2020. 

In this article, we are going to discuss the IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Re-Exam Analysis and review. Under the RRB Clerk Prelims Re-exam analysis, we are going to look at the difficulty level of the questions asked, various topics from which the questions were asked, sectional and overall difficulty level, overall and section number of good attempts, etc. 

The IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Re-Exam Analysis will help you better understand your performance in the actual exam. Read this article till the end to know the full details of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Re-Exam 2020 Exam Analysis and Review. 

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Re-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

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Re-Exam 2020: Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. All the Students who are appearing in the exam are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. All the Students who are appearing in the exam are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam center
  3. An aspirant is required to Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and the app must show the COVID 19 risk profile of the student.
  4. In case of any student does not have a smartphone he/she must provide the handwritten self-declaration. 
  5. At the exam center, the registration of the candidates will be done with photo capture.
  6. In the exam hall of the IBPS RRB Clerk, You will be provided with two separate dropbox for the rough sheets and call letters. Registrants are required to drop these in the designated boxes. 

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims [Re-Exam] Exam Analysis, 02 January 2021: Key Highlights

  • The total number of questions asked in the exam was 80 and the time duration was 24 mins.
  • There are two sections in the IBPS RRB Prelims Re-exam,
    • Reasoning Ablity 
    • Numerical Ability
  • There are 40 questions each in both the section. 
  • There was no sectional timer and students were allowed to switch between the sections as per their will. 
  • The overall level of the exam was Easy to Moderate
  • The sequence of exam  Reasoning > Quant
  • Local language was displayed together.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Re-Exam Analysis: Difficulty Level

  • The RRB Clerk Prelims exam was of Easy to Moderate level.
  • There was no new pattern question was asked. Questions were easy as usual.
  • The level of difficulty was similar to that of last year. 
  • The reasoning section was the easier of the two sections. 
  • Quant section was of easy level. No questions were tricky and lengthy.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims [Re-Exam] Shift 1 Analysis: 02 January 2021

Now, let us discuss the section-wise distribution of IBPS RRB Clerk re-exam, shift-1.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims [Re-Exam] Shift 1 Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability

Let us check the section-wise distribution of reasoning ability section. the level of the section was easy to moderate

TopicNumber of Questions
Puzzles and Seating arrangement20
Direction & Distance 3
Coding-Decoding 5
Miscellaneous 3

1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

  • Number of Questions asked: 
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Box based puzzle- 5 ques (7 boxes)
  • Scheduling puzzle, 8 people, 24 & 7 dates, 4 months given  (Jan, April, September, December)
  • Linear Based Puzzle (All facing North, 7 people)- 4 ques
  • 5 words of three-letter each to be arranged in alphabetical order- 5 ques

2. Coding-Decoding

  • Number of Questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Chinese Coding

3. Inequality

  • Number of Questions asked: 4
  • Level: Easy
  • Direct inequality was asked.

4. Syllogism

  • Number of Questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Two statements two Conclusions (2-3 ques)
  • two statements three conclusion

5. Direction and Distance

  • Number of Questions asked: 3
  • Level: Easy
  • Puzzle type ques was asked

6. Blood Relation

  • Number of Questions asked: 
  • Level:

7. Miscellaneous

  • Number of Questions asked: 
  • Level:
  • Forward-backwards Number
  • Vowel +1, consonant -1
  • Meaningful Word Based Questions

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims [Re-Exam] Shift 1 Analysis 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

Let us check the section-wise break up of quant section. This time there was no question on Quadratic equation. The level of the quant was easy to moderate.

TopicNumber of questions asked
Data Interpretation  10
Number Series 
Arithmetic 11

1. Data Interpretation 

  • Number of Questions asked: 10
  • Type: Easy to Moderate
  • Bar chart- 6 ques (4 ques easy, 2 moderate)
  • Caselet, Venn based- 4 questions (Easy) ( 2 variables given)

2. Missing Number Series 

  • Number of Questions asked: 6
  • Type: Easy to Moderate
  • Missing number series were asked

3. Simplification

  • Number of Questions asked: 13
  • Type: Easy to Moderate
  • Based on BODMAS rule

4. Miscellaneous Questions (Arithmetic) 

  • Number of Questions asked: 11
  • Type: Easy to Moderate
  • Questions in this segment were asked from various arithmetic problems like Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Partnership, Speed, time & distance, Percentages, Age-based problems, etc.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Re-Exam Analysis 26th September 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 Expected Cut off 2020

The expected cut off for IBPS RRB Clerk re-exam 2020 will be decided to keep the following factors into consideration.

  • Level of difficulty in the exam.
  • New types of questions introduced if any.
  • The number of applicants.
  • The number of vacancies released.

 The expected cut-offs for the IBPS RRB Clerk prelims re-exam can be 68- 76

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  • The level of the exam was easy to moderate.

  • Yes, both the selected language for example Hindi and English were displayed together.

  • There were a total of 80 questions asked in the IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims re-exam.

  • No, there was not sectional timer in the exam.

  • There were two sections namely, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ablity.

  • Yes, there is both sectional as well as overall cut offs.

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