The IBPS has commenced the IBPS RRB PO Exam from August 01, 2021, and the same will continue till August 07, 2021. The candidates who have appeared for the examination and for those candidates who have their examination on the 07th of this month should have prior knowledge of the exam level.  The candidates should know the IBPS RRB PO Exam level before appearing for it. In this way, candidates can have a better idea of the examination. 
A lot of subscribers of Smartkeeda and Testzone have appeared for the examination on August 01, 2021, and they have shared their valuable feedback with us. This article not only provides an overall idea of the RRB PO Exam 2021 but also highlights the important topics that could be asked in the upcoming shift. The candidates who are waiting to appear in the entrance test can check the RRB Officer Scale 1 Analysis on this page along with all other details.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

The candidates willing to participate in the upcoming IBPS RRB PO Exam should first get an idea of the exam pattern in detail. As per the PO selection process, there will be three phases, i.e. Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and an Interview. The candidates seeking final selection have to clear each section with the minimum qualifying marks. Check out the space below to get an in-depth idea of all the stages of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1:

IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam

The IBPS RRB PO Preliminary exam is the first stage of the selection process and comprises two subjects i.e. Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Each section will have 40 questions making the total number of questions 80.
  • The preliminary exam of RRB PO will be held online.
  • There will be only two subjects in the exam i.e. Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability and each subject will have 40 questions.
  • The language of the questions asked in the exam will be in English or the official language of the state.
  • The candidate will get 1 mark for each correct answer while 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer marked.
  • The candidates will get a composite timing of 45 minutes to complete the preliminary test,
Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam Analysis

IBPS has conducted the IBPS RRB PO exam in multiple shifts on Day 1 i.e. 1 August, 2021. The candidates can check out the section-wise analysis of the Officer Scale 1 exam in the space below:

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning Ability is the first section of the preliminary exam and has 40 questions. The majority of the questions asked in this section is from the Puzzle and Seating Arrangement while other miscellaneous topics have less weightage:
Topics Number of Questions Level of Questions asked
Month Based Puzzle (10 months) 5 Easy to Moderate
Circular Seating Arrangement (4 facing inside and 4 facing outside) 5 Easy
Flat & Floor Based Puzzle 4 Easy
Double Row Seating Arrangement (Flower) 5 Easy to Moderate
Comparison Based Puzzle 1 Easy
Uncertain Number of Persons in Linear Row (Total- 17 facing north) 5 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy to Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Direction & Distance 2 Easy to Moderate
Coding Letter 1 Easy
Letter Based Question 1 Easy
Overall 40 Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Similar to the Reasoning Ability, the Quantitative Aptitude Section also has 40 questions and the candidates can check the weightage of each topic along with the level of questions below:
Topics Number of Questions Level of Questions asked
Tabular Data Interpretation (Based on Summer, Monsoon and Fruits) 5 Easy to Moderate
Linear Data Interpretation (Based on Laptop and Desktop) 5 Easy to Moderate
Case let Data Interpretation (Male/Female) 5 Easy to Moderate
Missing Series 6 Easy
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Arithmetic Questions 14 Easy to Moderate
Overall 40 Easy to Moderate

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