Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS) conducted Day 3 of the Rural Regional Bank (RRB) Preliminary Online (PO) examination 2021. Today, August 08, 2021, again, the exam was conducted in different shifts from 8:35 am to 6:20 pm. Each section was allotted 45 minutes, giving students limited time to solve all 80 questions. Just like any other competitive exam, the pressure was on for aspirants attempting the RRB PO 2021 paper. The paper was divided into two sections – Reasoning Ability (RA) and Mathematics. Both sections covered 40 questions each with the overall difficulty remaining the same i.e., easy-to-moderate.

Now just two more days of the IBPS RRB 2021 preliminary session are remaining which are scheduled on August 14 and 21, 2021. Students appearing for the recruitment exam on the remaining two days are advised to look at the shift-wise paper analysis given below –

**IBPS RRB 2021 Shift 1 Paper analysis**

There was a common perspective among many students that the RA section was comparatively easier. This section covered 5 questions from syllogism, 5 from inequality, 5 from series, 3 based on blood relations, 1 on direction, uncertainty-based questions, 7-box questions without variable, etc. Some students could solve 40 out of 40 questions, clearly implying the low level of difficulty.

In case of mathematics, the questions were lengthy making it difficult to attempt the entire section. However, the questions were easy-to-moderate level, compensating for the lengthiness. The paper covered 5 questions based on missing number series, 15 simplification questions, 5 bar graphs, 5 tabular questions and 10 based on arithmetic.

**IBPS RRB 2021 Shift 2 Paper analysis**

The second shift was similar to the previous shift in terms of difficulty with some students managing to solve all questions from the RA section. This section covered questions based on 7-box, 3-month & 2-date, direction (2-3 question), syllogism, series, Chinese coding, meaningful words, blood relation, etc.

In case of Mathematics, the distribution of questions was similar to the first shift. Around 12-15 simplification questions, 5 based on missing series, 5 based on Data Interpretation (DI), 5 based on bar graphs, and the remaining 10 arithmetic questions were asked in the exam. This section again, was simple to solve, enabling students to solve at least 30 out of 40 questions.

**IBPS RRB 2021 Shift 3 Paper analysis**

In case of the third shift, students could solve almost 39 out of 40 questions in the Mathematics section and about 34 questions from the RA section. From the Miscellaneous portion, the paper covered questions from Inequality, Chinese Coding, Numeric Series, Blood Relation, direction and distance, pair formation, etc. Similarly, the Reasoning section covered topics like month & date, comparison puzzles, linear-based, etc.

Here again, the Mathematics section comprised of 10 questions based on simplification, 5 from missing number series, 5 pie-chart questions, 5 from DI (tables) and around 14-15 arithmetic questions. Thus, students can easily spot a trend in the weightage given to topics in both Mathematics and RA sections.

**IBPS RRB 2021 Shift 4 Paper analysis**

The fourth shift also witnessed a similar barrage of questions as seen in previous shifts. The difficult level was more or less the same, with a few tricky questions. The RA section covered topics such as syllogism, missed series, blood relations, rection & distance, digit-based, meaningful words, comparisons, uncertainty, month-based questions and circle.

In case of Mathematics, there were 10 questions from simplification, 5 wrong number series, 5 from DI and 12-13 from Arithmetic. Interesting thing to not here is that the first three shifts focussed on missing number series whereas the shift 4 asked questions on wrong number series.

Overall, all shifts conducted today covered similar topics of the same difficulty level. The same trend was observed on first two days of the IBPS RRB 2021 examination and is expected to follow on August 14 and 21, 2021. However, students are advised to revise all the topics covered in the examination by gauging the shift-wise paper analysis.