IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 19 September All Shift

IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Prelims Exam Analysis

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the IBPS Office Assistant exam on September 19, 20, and 26. The exam will be conducted in multiple shifts and we will provide the detailed shift-wise IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Analysis here. The IBPS RRB Clerk paper analysis is based on the memory-based questions received from students.

IBPS RRB Clerk ( Office Assistant ) Prelims Exam Timing 2020 – All Shifts Details

Given below is the complete IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Shift list. There will be Five shifts in a day and first shift will start at 8:30 A.M and students will have to report at 7:30 A.M to 8:15 A.M. The last shift reporting time is 4:30 P.M. to 5:15 P.M.

Shift NameTimings
Shift -107:30 A.M- 08:15 AM
Shift -209:45 AM- 10:30 AM
Shift -312:00 PM- 12:45 PM
Shift -402:15 PM- 3:00 PM
Shift -504:30 PM- 05:15 PM

IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 – Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Recruitment is complete in  2 stages:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Main Exam

Let us go through the exam pattern for the Prelims.

Name of TestsNo. of Ques.Maximum MarksDuration
Reasoning4040Composite time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Total8080

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 19 September: Overall Exam Analysis: Shift-1

Looking for the number of good attempts to be done in the RRB Clerk preliminary exam? The answer lies right here. The subject wise number of good attempts is as given below.

Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability29 – 34
Numerical Ability28- 33
Over all60 – 70

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020Numerical Ability (Easy)

The below table depicts the complete topic-wise distribution of the  Numerical Ability section.

The level of the Numerical Ability section was also very easy like the reasoning section and students who had done good practice were able to attempt even 35 to 38 questions in this section with accuracy. There were 2 sets of Data Interpretation- Tabular and Line Graph in this shift with 5 questions in each set.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation10Easy to Moderate
Missing Number Series5Easy
Simplification10Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems15Easy
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability (Easy)

The below table depicts the complete topic-wise distribution of the reasoning section.

The level of the questions asked in the reasoning section was very easy and there were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement as follows-

  • Square Seating Arrangement- single variable
  • Month Based Puzzle with 3 variables- 3 months, 2 days, 6 people
  • Linear Seating Arrangement with 7 people all facing north
  • Linear Seating Arrangement with uncertain number of people (3 questions)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement18Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense3Easy
Alphabet Series5Easy
Alpha  Numeric5Easy
Syllogism5Easy
Order and Ranking4Easy
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 19 September: Overall Exam Analysis: Shift-2

Looking for the number of good attempts to be done in the RRB Clerk preliminary exam? The answer lies right here. The subject wise number of good attempts is as given below.

SubjectGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability32 – 38
Quantitative Aptitude28 – 35
Total68 – 75

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability (Easy)

The reasoning section of shif-2 was also easy and there were there were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement as follows-

  • Month based puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement with 7 people facing north
  • Linear Seating Arrangement with uncertain number of people
  • Circular Seating Arrangement, all facing inside the circle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement20Easy to Moderate
Alphabet Based2Easy
Alpha  Numeric1Easy
Syllogism5Easy
Order and Ranking5Easy
Inequality5Easy
Miscellaneous2Easy
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Numerical Ability (Easy)

The types of questions asked in IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Shift-2 exam’s Numerical ability section were very similar to the types and pattern of questions asked in the 1st shift. There were 10 questions of simplification which were really easy and the arithmetic word problems were also very easy. There were 2 sets of Data Interpretation which had 5 questions in each set-

  • Bar Graph
  • Tabular DI
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation10Easy to Moderate
Missing Number Series5Easy
Simplification10Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems15Easy to Moderate
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 19 September: Overall Exam Analysis: Shift-3

The following are the section-wise and overall good attempts reported by candidates who appeared in the 3rd Shift on 19 September 2020-

SubjectGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability31 – 37
Numerical Ability28 – 34
Total67 – 75

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability (Easy)

The level of reasoning was again easy in the third shift and many students have attempted 40 out of 40 questions as well. There were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement and the following are the types

  • Linear Seating Arrangement – uncertain number of people seated in a single line facing north
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- parallel rows
  • Days based puzzle
  • Linear seating arrangement single line
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement20Easy to Moderate
Alphabet Based1Easy
Alpha  Numeric Series4Easy
Order and Ranking5Easy
Inequality5Easy
Blood Relation3Easy
Miscellaneous2
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Numerical Ability (Easy)

This section was also easy and there were 2 sets of Data Interpretation in the third shift:

  • Tabular DI
  • Line Graph
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation10Easy to Moderate
Wrong Number Series5Easy
Simplification12Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems13Easy to Moderate
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 19 September: Overall Exam Analysis: Shift-4

The following are the section-wise and overall good attempts reported by candidates who appeared in the 4th Shift on 19 September 2020-

SubjectGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability33 – 37
Numerical Ability30 – 35
Total71 – 76

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability (Easy)

The level of reasoning in the fourth shift was also very easy and the attempts are on the higher side. There were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement and the following are the types

  • Order and sequence based puzzle (weight of a group of people was given)
  • Month Based Puzzle
  • Flat and Floor based puzzle (3 floor and 2 flats)
  • Box based puzzle (6 boxes)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement20Easy to Moderate
Alphabet Based2Easy
Alpha Numeric Series5Easy
Identify the odd one out (a set of letters was given)1Easy
Chinese Coding3Easy
Number Based (-3 in odd and +2 in even)1Easy
Direction Sense3Easy
Syllogism5Easy
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Numerical Ability (Easy)

The level of the questions asked in the numerical ability section was easy. A simillar kind of pattern is being observed across all the shift. There were 2 sets of Data Interpretation in the third shift:

  • Tabular DI
  • Line Graph
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation10Easy to Moderate
Missing Number Series6Easy
Simplification12Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems12Easy to Moderate
Total40Easy

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: FAQs

  1. Q. What is IBPS RRB Examination?

    Ans: IBPS conducts a common recruitment test for the recruitment of staff in Regional Rural Banks across India.

  2. Q. Which subjects are included in IBPS RRB PO & Clerk prelims exam?

    Ans. Questions are asked from Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. 

  3. Q. What was the duration of the RRB Clerk prelims exam?

    Ans. The duration of the prelims exam is for 45 minutes. 

  4. Q. Is there any negative marking?

    Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in the exam.

  5. Q. What is the total marks of the prelims exam?

    Ans. The total marks of the prelims exam are 80. 

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