The IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2020 Prelims concluded for the first day today with the end of the last shift at 06.20 PM. Institute of Banking Personel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 2020 Preliminary stage exams on September 19, 20 and 26, 2020. The exam is being conducted in five consecutive shifts on each day. After the first and second shift exams concluded in the first half of the day, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th shift exams were conducted from 01.05 PM to 01.50 PM, 03.20 PM to 04.05 PM and 05.35 PM to 06.20 PM respectively. As per unofficial reports, the overall level of difficulty of the paper in Shift 4 and 5 was easy although the Shift 3 paper was a little difficult.
In the Reasoning section, 5 questions were asked from each of the topics of Inequality and Mixed Series (Letter/Number/Symbol) while 3 questions were asked from Blood Relation type. Reportedly, questions were also asked from Uncertainty and Flats & Floor based puzzles. In addition, 5 coding-decoding based questions were also asked. The overall level of difficulty of the question paper in the third shift was between easy to moderate as compared to the previous shifts.
The section on Numerical Ability was also seemingly less easier compared to the first two shifts. Similar to the first two shifts, 10 questions were asked from Simplification based numericals which were of easy difficulty level. 05 questions were asked from Wrong Series. 5 questions were asked from Table Graph and 5 from Bar Graphs. The level of difficulty of these questions were comparatively harder than the first two shifts as per memory based reports.
Compared to the third shift, the question paper in the fourth shift was easier in terms of difficulty. Reportedly, those who took the test in this shift are confident about 38-40 number of good attempts on an average. However, variations were prominent in the type of questions asked and their level of difficulty.
In the Reasoning section, compared to the previous shifts, no questions were asked from the Inequality topics. However, Syllogism based questions were common likewise in the previous shifts. 03 easy difficulty level questions were asked from Direction based questions. Mixed series based questions were asked based on Alpha Numeric series.
In the Numerical Ability section, Table DI and Line DI based questions were common likewise in the previous shifts. Similarly, as per unofficial reports, there were 10-12 questions from the Simplification topics. 5-6 questions were asked from Missing Number topics. Around 15 questions were asked from the Arithmetic topics.
The overall level of difficulty of the Reasoning section was easy compared to the other shifts of today’s exam. Inequality based questions were asked in this shift compared to the fourth shift, where this topic was missing from the paper. As per reports, 4-5 questions were asked from this section. Syllogism based questions were also asked likewise in the previous shifts. Simple letter replacement based coding was also asked.
The section on Numerical Ability in the fifth shift was easy compared to the other shifts. 15 questions were asked from Simplification topic of easy difficulty level. 5 questions were asked from Wrong Number series. Table Graph and Bar Graph based DI questions were also asked in this section. Other questions were included from the Arithmetic section. Overall, the level of the paper in this shift was very easy as per unofficial reports.