Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. So, today was the first day of long awaited IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2015. Firstly we would like to wish, all of our teachers, a very very Happy Teacher's Day!! Whatever we are doing today, is all because of them!
So, lets get started!!
We received plenty of reviews from Both of the shifts of 5th September IBPS RRB Officer Scale I. We have combined both the shifts and putting up one single review.
English/Hindi Language: Although we did not have sufficient reviews on Hindi but still it was reportedly "Moderate" but not Tough. It was mostly Okayish for the aspirants. On the other hand, English was Moderate and the standard was slightly above than the recent exams. The Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks were "Easy" for a large number of students. Para Jumbles had mixed response. On the other hand, Reading Comprehension, Grammar was upto the standard and took some time too.
Reasoning: Reasoning was reviewed as "Moderate" by mostly everyone. Some of the Puzzles were difficult and very confusing for lot of students. On the other side, the Syllogism, Coding-Decoding were mostly moderate but not very tough. There was puzzles based on Circular Inward and Outward, Linear South and North and Floor Based Puzzle. The puzzles were a trending topic among all the aspirants.
There was NO Input Output Questions as reported by Candidates.
Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude was Moderate to tough and as per a good number of candidate "VERY TOUGH". There were also few labels for this test i.e "Confusing", "Time Taking", "Disappointing". There were questions on Data Interpretation, which were Tough and Lengthy. There were Number Series, P&L, Percentage questions which were tough and very calculative. Quadratic Equation had mixed response of Moderate to Standard Level.
General Awareness: The way General Awareness evolving into GK with Current Affairs, it clearly indicates that the level is increasing. GA was reportedly "Standard - Moderate". There was a lot of General Knowledge Questions, and not so much Difficult Banking Awareness bits. However, there was Questions from our Expected Questions PDFs.
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Computer Awareness: This was the only test reviewed as "Easy". The questions were basic and easily attemptable.
Overall the exam was Moderate to Tough (Quantitative). The average attempt regardless of any category, state or shift varied between, 135 - 147.
Make sure you are ready with a Time Management Plan of yours. On the other hand, expected Moderate and Calculative Problems in Quantitative Aptitude. Expect reasoning to be moderate to standard level. Expect GA to be same as today's level and English to be standard to moderate level. Computer is expected to be Easy to Standard. However, you should not take anything lightly. So prepare and give your best.
May the Force be with You. All the best.