IBPS RRB PO Most Expected Quantitative Aptitude Questions, Topics 2022

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : August 10th, 2022

Quantitative Aptitude plays a significant role in the IBPS RRB PO exam whether prelims or mains.byjusexamprep

In the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 (PO) Prelims test, there will be 40 questions in the Quantitative Aptitude portion. To do well in this segment, practice the aforementioned subjects.

We have come up with a list of Important topics in the Quant section for the IBPS RRB exam 2022 based on exam analysis of the previous year to help you crack the exam.

We have compiled a list of important topics from different sections based on the overall analysis of previous year’s IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam. We advise you all to have a thorough practice of these topics if you wish to get through the IBPS RRB selection process officer scale 1.

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Important Topics of Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB PO

The candidates must be well aware of the essential topics of the IBPS RRB PO to be able to craft an effective and efficient strategy. Mark the essential topics and the questions carrying maximum weightage to be able to step up to the next level of the recruitment process. You must strategize and prioritize your study plan according to the essential topics. Let's discuss the important topics for IBPS RRB Exam 2022 in detail. 

IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude Topics

This section of IBPS RRB officer scale 1 will consist of 40 questions. Each question carries equal marks i.e. one mark for each of the 40 questions. Get a good understanding of the theories of the following major topics to score well in this section of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 exam:

1. Simplification/Approximation

  • These topics are very important from the point of view of IBPS RRB Exam 2022.
  • You can expect 5-10 questions from these topics in the exam.
  • Good Calculation speed will help save time and increase accuracy.
  • To increase your calculation speed learn tables at least till 20, learn squares till 25, and cubes till 15. Also, remember the decimal value of fractions till 1/15.
  • Always follow the BODMAS rule while solving questions of Simplification/ Approximation. 

2. Number Series

  • Missing number series or Wrong number series are important for IBPS RRB Exam 2022.
  • You can expect 5 questions from these topics in the exam.
  • Some common patterns for Number series are:
    • Square pattern 
    • Cube pattern
    • Prime Number pattern 
    • Arithmetic Progression pattern 
    • Multiplication pattern 
    • Addition/Subtraction pattern 
    • Combination of the above-mentioned pattern 
  • Practice questions of number series to familiarize yourself with these common patterns. This will help you solve such questions in less time. 

How to solve Number Series

3. Quadratic Equations

  • Root comparison of the quadratic equations is yet another important topic for IBPS RRB Exam 2020. 
  • Once you learn the basics and tricks to solve these types of questions, they will become a cakewalk. 
  • In such questions, 2 quadratic equations are given and you have to get the roots (say X and Y) of these equations. Then, you need to recognize the relationship between these roots. 
  • You can expect 5 questions from these topics in the exam. 

Note: Learn tips and tricks for solving Quadratic Equations

4. Data Interpretation

  • Data interpretation is an essential part of the IBPS RRB Exam 2022. 
  • You can expect about 10-15 questions in the exam.
  • Data Interpretation Questions are based on:
    • Pie Chart 
    • Line Chart
    • Bar Graph
    • Tabulation
    • Radar Graph
    • Caselet
    • Missing DI etc.
  • To get a good grasp on Data Interpretation get familiar with the concepts of Average, Ratio, Percentage, profit, and loss as questions of DI are generally based on these concepts.
  • Since it is prelims exams, there is a high probability of Tabular DI, Line, Bar Graph. Mixed DI, Caselets, and Missing DI are less likely to come IBPS RRB exam in the Prelims Phase.

 How to solve DI Questions

5. Arithmetic

  • In Arithmetic Questions based on various topics such as,
    • Age-based problems
    • Profit, Loss, and Discount
    • Simple(SI) and Compound(CI) Interest
    • Time, Work, and Wages
    • Mixture and Allegation
    • Time, Distance, and Speed
    • Pipes and Cisterns
    • Boat and Streams 
    • Partnerships
    • Averages
    • Ratio and Averages
  • You can expect about 8-10 questions with 1-2 questions from each topic. 

Study Notes of Quantitative Aptitude on All Topics




Simplification & Approximation


D.I BasicsPie ChartTable Chart, Bar GraphLine GraphMixed GraphMissing D.I


Number Series


Quadratic Equations


Simple Interest


Compound Interest


Mixture & Alligation






Pipes & Cisterns


Age-based problemsAge-Based Previous Year Questions


Profit, Loss & Discount


Ratio & Proportion


Time, Speed & Distance


Time & WorkTime & Work Previous Year Questions



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  • There will be 40 questions in this segment of the IBPS RRB officer scale 1 exam. Each question receives the same number of points, i.e. one point for each of the 40 questions. Important Topics are- Simplification/Approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation Arithmetic.

  • For the IBPS RRB Exam 2022, missing or incorrect number series are critical. In the exam, you can expect 5 questions from these topics. To acquaint yourself with these prevalent patterns, practice number series questions. This will assist you in completing such queries in a shorter amount of time.

  • The IBPS RRB Exam 2022 includes a section on data interpretation. The exam will consist of approximately 10-15 questions. Because these are prelims tests, there's a good chance you'll see Tabular DI, Line, and Bar Graph. Mixed DI, Caselets, and Missing DI are less likely to appear in the Prelims Phase of the IBPS RRB exam.

  • Approximately 8-10 questions will be asked, with 1-2 questions from each topic. These questions can be asked from arithmetic in IBPS RRB PO/Clerk Quant Section- Age-based problems, Profit, Loss, Simple(SI) and Compound(CI) Interest, Time, Allegation, Time, Distance, and Speed, & Ratio.

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