IBPS RRB Exam Strategy

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 IBPS RRB Exam Strategy

IBPS RRB Exam is of 200 Marks & Total Time Duration for this exam is 2 Hours.

It should be noted by candidates is that there is Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks in this Exam. So plan for exam is according to the pattern & syllabus of IBPS RRB CWE.

There are 40 Questions each from the topics:- (i) Reasoning (50 marks) (ii) Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability/ Data Interpretation (50 marks) (iii) General Awareness (40 marks) (iv) English/ Hindi Language (40 marks) (v) Computer Knowledge (20 Marks). Every Question is of 1 Mark.

Candidates can opt out any part form English Language or Hindi Language.

First Divide time for Each Section according to your strength.

Ideal is to cover Reasoning & Aptitude Section first. Try to solve these two parts in 80 Minutes.

Then Move to Hindi/ English Section, give 20 Minutes to this part & then 20 Minutes for GK & Computer.

If you save time, then try to answer Left questions.

Focus Mainly on Accuracy, Don’t make guess.


Reasoning:-  Reasoning part is very important aspect of this exam. This part is useful because of the pattern of questions ask in this exam.


This section is very scoring so candidates needs to focus more on this part.

Most of questions in this sections are comprehensive type. A paragraph is given & 4 to 5 questions asked related to that paragraph.

So this part is very useful, by solving passage you can answer 5 questions in no time. So candidates needs to practice more questions of Comprehension type reasoning. This part take less time if you solve paragraph puzzles with full concentration

This part play a crucial role in deciding merit of candidates. Marks of candidates also depends on this section. So IBPS Aspirants! Make Reasoning your main weapon in the exam for crack IBPS exam as this part contain 50 valuable marks.

Topics to focus more:- Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving, Statement & Conclusion type questions, Comprehensional Reasoning.


Quantitative Aptitude:-  Aptitude is the section which play final role in the marks & Merit List of candidates. Candidates who scores in this section have fare chances to score high in this exam.


Candidates are advised to save time from Reasoning, English & General Awareness as this part takes more time to solve the problems.

Calculation is questions are time taking, so candidates have to manage time for solving questions.

Don’t take much time on one question. Solve question according to merit.

Focus on all questions related to Data Interpretation & Simplification.

Candidates can make strategy about how many no. of questions to be solve in Aptitude part with giving proper attention to all other sections because it is not practically possible to solve all 40 Questions in given time. Topic oriented scheme is useful for problem solving.

Topics to focus more:- Decimal and Fractions, Simplification, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Time and distance, Problems on Sharing, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.


General Awareness:- Nowadays General Awareness is Key part to score in the exam. Candidates who are up to date about facts & news of everyday aspects, will score better in this section.


In IBPS exams mostly questions of General Awareness are asked from Current Affairs. Focus mainly on current affairs related to Banking & Finance Sector.

Current affairs of National & International news, Important dates, Current Science, Technology, Sports & Culture are topics from which questions will be ask.

Some questions are related to Banking & Marketing.

Candidates are advised to sharpen their axe on daily current affairs by reading newspaper, magazines related to current affairs.

Candidates can answer only those questions on which they are fully confident because their is negative marking. Wrong answer lessen your chances for selection.


English/ Hindi Language:- Another important & scoring part of IBPS exam is General English/ Hindi. Candidate can select any of the two languages.


In this section candidates needs to focus more on selected topics like Errors, Comprehension, Cloze Test.

Comprehension in this exam is very lengthy. so candidates have to manage time to read whole passage & answer to the Questions.

It is often seen that candidates seems this less scoring. But this part is easy to score & less time taking if proper preparation time is given to English.

Candidates who opted Hindi have much fare chance to score more. Because it take less time to do Antonym, Synonym, Cloze Test & Comprehension reading, It is up to candidate which part they want to choose.

Candidates are advised to don’t leave English part less prepared as it is very useful in scoring marks in written exam.

Topics to focus more:- Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words,Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution,Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.


Computer Knowledge:- In IBPS exam there is additional part of questions related to Computer Knowledge. In this section 40 questions are asked.


In this section question are asked from topics related to Basic of Computers, Computer Organization, Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Computer Abbreviations, Modern day Technology.

Candidates can easily score in this sections because syllabus is not so vast. Questions ask on operations which a person generally done on computers.

This part is less time taking also so it can help in solving more no. of questions in Reasoning & Aptitude.