RRB PO Preliminary 2021 is round the corner, and the examination will commence any time soon. As per the latest updates, the bank is yet to take a final decision regarding the Preliminary RRB PO final dates. However, the candidates who are aspiring for the aforesaid examination are required to be updated with the last year's paper pattern and important topics to score high marks in the upcoming examination. Hence, with the idea of helping the candidates with the same, we have compiled the SBI Junior Associate Preliminary Previous Year Analysis, important topics to consider and previous year cut off marks across all the states.
 

RRB PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

 
As per the official notification released by the bank, the RRB PO Preliminary exam will be conducted in August 2021. The authorities have released the RRB PO Admit Card 2021 on the official website. The candidates can check out the exam pattern of the preliminary examination as mentioned below:
 
 
Sections No of question Maximum marks Medium of exam Duration of exam
Reasoning ability 40 40 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 40 40 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 80 80   60 minutes
  

RRB PO Preliminary Exam Previous Year Analysis

 
The State Bank of India conducts the Clerk exam annually with the idea of appointing eligible candidates for the post of SBI Junior Associates in different branches of the bank. However, amid the low vacancies and stiff competition that is rising every year, the candidates must be well versed with all the factors that help them in giving an edge over other competitors. 
 
Well, one of the best ways to do this by keeping a tab on the questions asked in the RRB PO Exam Previous Year exam. Apart from this, the candidates can also follow the Topic Wise Quizzes of the RRB PO for practising well before the exam. Hence, with that in mind, go through the previous year analysis mentioned in the space below:
 

Subject Wise Analysis and Topic Weightage

 
Check out the subject wise topics asked in the previous year RRB PO Examination and make a note of the same for your preparations:
 

Reasoning Ability

 
Reasoning Ability accounts for a total of 35 questions in the preliminary examination, check out the important topics asked in the examination previously in the table below:
 
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 23-25 questions Easy to Moderate
Direction Based Questions / Blood Relation based questions 2-3 questions Easy
Numerical Series 3-4 questions Easy
Questions based on Syllogism 4-5 questions Easy to Moderate
Questions based on Inequality 2-3 questions Easy
 

Quantitative Aptitude

 
The topics asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section along with the level of questions are mentioned below:
 
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
DI based on Caselet, Bar Graph, Pie Chart 15 questions Easy to Moderate
Problems based on Quantity Comparison / Quadratic Equation 5 questions Easy to Moderate
Simplifications / Approximation 5 questions Easy
Number Series(Wrong Number Series / Missing Number series) 5 questions Easy to Moderate
Word Problems based on different Arithmetic Chapters such as Boats, Time and Distance, SI & CI, Mixture and Allegations 10 questions Moderate
 

Overall Analysis and Good Attempts

 
Based on the above data we have compiled an overall analysis and the number of safe attempts of the RRB PO Preliminary Exam for the candidates individually for each subject in the table below:
 
Sections Good Attempts
Reasoning ability 30-35
Quantitative aptitude 33-38
Total 63-73
 

RRB PO Preliminary Previous Year Cut Off Marks 

 
The selection of a candidate in the RRB PO Preliminary Exam is based on the cut-off marks scored released by the bank for a particular state. If the marks scored by the candidate are equivalent to or more than the cut-off marks then he is sent to the next stage of the selection process i.e. RRB PO Mains. The cut-off list is drawn state-wise and there are only overall cut-off marks, the bank does not keep the sectional cut-off. However, it is not easy to score high marks and hence the candidates need to follow the RRB PO Mock Tests to practise well before the examination.
 
State Cut-Off Marks
Andhra Pradesh 68
Bihar 68.75
Chhattisgarh 68.75
Chandigarh 76
Delhi 76.25
Gujarat 56.75
Haryana 72.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Jharkhand 68.25
Karnataka 58.75
Kerala 69.75
Madhya Pradesh 68.75
Maharashtra 59.75
Odisha 68.25
Rajasthan 68.75
Tami Nadu 62
Telangana 66
Uttarakhand 69.75
Uttar Pradesh 71.00
West Bengal 67.5