Last Minute Strategy for IBPS RRB OS-I Prelims 2017

Hello and welcome to exampunditIBPS Exam season kicks off this Saturday with IBPS RRB OS-I Prelims exam. A lot will be different from previous year due the less number of vacancies, increase in the difficulty level and most importantly the increasing number of applicants.

Over the past few years, IBPS Bank Exams have gained massive popularity. This has changed the entire scenario, from cut-offs to the difficulty level, and finally the entire pattern changed. With this is ever changing format, an aspirant has to cover all of the stuffs.

We have full faith in you guys and we do know that you have prepared fully. However, today we will be talking about few important points to crack IBPS RRB OS-I Prelims 2017.

Expected Cut-off for IBPS RRB OS-I Prelims 2017: We never predict cut-off after any exam and when it comes to predicting cut-off prior to the examination, that is and will always be a Big No.

One of the worst things that you can do to yourself is going to examination and keeping a predicted cut-off in mind.

When it comes to IBPS RRB exams, the cut-off is totally different from others. There are many factors which decide cut-off in IBPS RRB exam
a) No. of Vacancies in state
b) No. of Applicants
c) Exam difficulty

So we request you guys to not think about cut-off and just give your best in the examination.


Expected Difficulty Level: Last year we witnessed a prominent rise in the difficulty level of IBPS RRB OS-I. This year, we expect the same. You need to have all the things prepared for prelims. However, don’t confuse the prelims with mains and get demotivated.

For prelims, one must focus on Time-management more than the difficulty level. Because simply, it won’t be mains level and most of the aspirants have already practiced all the difficult problems.

Prelims tests your time management skills and filter aspirants for mains. So you have to manage time properly and score maximum.

We recommend a few things to make sure you score maximum with a proper management of time:
Do the easiest ones first
Do secure sectionals at first
Start off with your favorite subject
Keep the hard subject in the middle

Don’t get stuck in one question.
Don’t think too much about how are you scoring/cut-off
Don’t try to score 40/40 in one subject, other will be hampered
Don’t get disappointed if you fail to solve one problem


What are the things important in Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude?

  • Puzzles – Expect 4 puzzles in prelims
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogisms
  • Direction Test
  • Blood relation

Expect Puzzles to be time taking.

Quantitative Aptitude:
  • Table DI
  • PI Chart DI
  • Graph DI
  • Approximation
  • Series
  • Profit & loss
  • Average
  • Time & Work

Expect Word Problems to be calculative and time taking.

All the best. It does not matter you attempt 55 or 65 in the exam as long as your accuracy is high.

May the force be with you!



Team ExamPundit