# IBPS RRB Office Assistant Pre Exam Overall Analysis 2016 – 19th November 2016

By Akanksha Jigyasu|Updated : November 19th, 2016

Dear Aspirants,

The Preliminary phase of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam had started from today i.e. 12th November 2016. The Third and last set of the exam was scheduled today. The Exam was held in five slots & was scheduled from 9:00 am - 9: 45 am, 11:00 am - 11: 45 am, 01:00 pm - 01: 45 pm, 03:00 pm - 03: 45 pm and 05:00 pm - 05:45 am. We are now going to provide you the Overall Analysis of this set of the exam.

Pattern of the Exam:

Here is the detailed overall analysis of this exam -

Quantitative Aptitude (40 Qs)

Level –Easy to Moderate

(i) Number Series – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)

1st Slot:-

• 10   12   16   24   40   ?
• 402   400   394   376   322   ?
• 1   3   15   105   ?
• 8   28   46   61   72   ?
• 1   ?   2   6   24   120

2nd Slot:-

• 9   27   43   56   65   ?
• 11   13   17   25   41   ?
• 240   48   12   4   ?
• 392   390   384   366   312   ?
• 2   6   30   210   20790   ?

3rd Slot:-

• 12, 34, 54, 71, 84, ?
• 12, 14, 18, 26, 42, ?
• 382, 380, 374, 356, 302, ?
• 3, 9, 45, 315, ?
• 360, 72, 18, 6, ?, 3

(ii) Simplification / Approximation – 15 Questions (Easy )
Questions asked in different slots -
√2+56÷x=3
621+14*X=1321
18 of 5.5 - 854/X = 38
X of 28/11.2 = 370
45% of 400 + X = 320
14/7 + 42/X = 9

(iii) Data Interpretation (1 Set) – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)

DI was a Tabular graph based on people watching different movies on different days of the week. The structure of the DI was common in all the slots, data and the questions were changed. Questions were asked mostly from topics like Averages, Difference and Percentage

(iv) Miscellaneous Questions – 15 Questions (Moderate)
(Miscellaneous questions include – Age, Probability, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time & Work, etc.)
Questions asked in one of the slots included -
A can do a piece of work in 48 days. He worked for 16 days and left. Then B joined and finished the remaining work in 24 days. In how many days will B finish the whole work?

Reasoning Ability (40 Qs)

Level – Easy to Moderate

(i) Syllogism – 5 Questions (Easy) (Cases of either/or were also asked)

(ii) Inequality – 5 Questions (Easy) ( Direct Questions)

(iii) Seating Arrangement- 10 Questions (Easy to Moderate) - The pattern of the arrangement was common in all the slots -

• Linear Arrangement - 7 people, all facing the north direction
• Circular Arrangement - 7 people, all facing the centre

(vi) Alphabetical Series - 5 Questions (Easy)

(vii) Miscellaneous Questions  – 15 Questions (Easy to Moderate) (including Direction, Blood Relation based questions)
Questions asked from Blood Relations were easy. Following is the questions asked in one of the slots -
J is the wife of P ,Q is the mother of P ,H is the daughter of Q , H has only 1 son M ,L is father of H
Question asked included how is L related to J etc.

As per the analysis of all the slots and the level of questions asked, it is expected 50+ attempts will be good.

Quantitative Aptitude

The level of this section was Easy. The Number series questions were of moderate level, you can attempt 4 - 5 questions. Miscellaneous questions were also of easy level, not very time consuming. You can easily attempt 25 – 30 question in this section.

Reasoning Section

This time the level of the Reasoning section was of easy to moderate level. There were 2 seating arrangement. The arrangements were direct. To clear the sectional cutoff of this section, don’t start with miscellaneous questions. You can start questions with Inequality, Syllogism, etc. Try to attempt questions with 100% accuracy. If you can manage to attempt 25 – 30 questions, you can easily clear the section cutoff of this section.

Good Attempts –

1. Reasoning Ability – 25 – 30

2. Quantitative Aptitude – 25 – 30

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