Pitch Report - IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPunditHere is the official Pitch Report of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2015.

So, first lets look at the exam pattern.

Type of Test
Number of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness
Computer Knowledge

Time alloted: 2 Hours

Negative Marking is PRESENT.

There will be Sectional Cut-off

The Handout Mentions:

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each test as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of performance
in each test and also on total weighted score.

Reasoning Ability: Firstly, its a Officer Scale Exam not an Assistant/Clerk Level. So expect the questions to be good in standard. For reasoning, you need to focus on Puzzle and Seating Arrangements along with Syllogisms.
Syllogisms are expected to be tricky. So make sure you are practicing on a regular basis.
On the other hand, Puzzles and Seating Arrangements can be lengthy and tricky. You really need to practice lengthy and tricky puzzles to ace.
The other portions of this test is expected to be Moderate but not very tough. As per the PO standard.

English Language: The English test is expected to be Standard to Moderate but not very tough. You need to practice comprehensions, specially the lengthy ones which can be found in our site. Comprehension can and will fetch you a lot of marks. On the other hand, vocabulary and grammar will play crucial role. So make sure you are practice Error Corrects and Vocabularies properly.

Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude is expected to be Tough. Yes, Tough as in Calculative and Lengthy. So you need to practice simplification to solve the issues of calculation and time management. On the other hand, Arithmetic needs to practiced precisely. There will be Data Interpretation and they are expected to be moderate level. Time Management is the key in Quantitative Aptitude but only with calmness. If you are not able to solve any question, just move on to the next one and leave it for the end.

General Awareness: The General Awareness has changed a lot. You need to focus on Stock GKs a lot. We have already provided a list containing Important Stock GK Topics. On the other hand, Schemes are crucial for the IBPS RRB. All Schemes recently launched by the Union Government are important. You need to study the features of the schemes and also outaly and deadlines. You need Current Affairs from June 20 to August 26(Yesterday). We will be providing 2 more PDFs regarding the General Awarenss for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I. Expect the GA Test to be moderate level(If you are weak) or normal level(If you are practicing).

Computer Knowledge: Basic Computer questions are necessary. No need to go deep down. Just focus on the basic questions mainly, Acronyms. On the other hand, Networking, Peripherals and Questions related to Shortcuts are important. Overall, expect Computer to be easy.

All over, expect the exam to be Moderate.


  1. Reasoning: Moderate
  2. English: Standard - Moderate
  3. Quantitative Aptitude: Tough (Calculative + Lengthy)
  4. General Awareness: Moderate
  5. Computer Knowledge: Easy

All the best. May the force be with you.


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