IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, Review: 7th OCT 2018

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis, Review: 7th Oct 2018

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains 2018 Recruitment Exam is over, Now it’s time for the much awaited IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis & Review. Many students have appeared for this exam today and this brings them to a step closer in their journey of getting a Job in govt. sectorWithout wasting any moment, let’s get straight to the analysis for which you are all waiting for. Overall the exam was of a  moderate level. Students were expecting high level Quant and Reasoning questions as asked in SBI and IBPS but dear students IBPS came with a sigh of relief and  the level of Numerical Ability and Reasoning was easy to moderate. But G.A popped up with a surprise and was flooded with Static and Banking questions. Normally in Officers examination such type of questions have found a permanent position but in Clerical it was undigestable for students. Computer was found easy by most of the students..

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains 2018 exam had 5 sections in the objective test of 200 marks – Numerical Ability, English/Hindi Language, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness for a composite duration of 120 minutes.

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains 2018-19 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

Hindi Language  23-27
Reasoning  21-25
Numerical Ability 18-21
Computer Knowledge 31-34
General Awareness 17-23
English Language 22-25
TOTAL 135-145


This section had 40 questions for 50 marks. The level of Numerical Ability was moderate and there were 4 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Following were the types of DI:

  • Line Graph
  • Caselet
  • Missing
  • Caselet

The questions of Data Sufficiency were also there.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation (Double pie, Line, Missing, Caselet) 20 Moderate
 Data Sufficiency (2 statement) 5 Moderate
Probability 2 Moderate
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 6 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Moderate


This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of Hindi Language section was easy to moderate. There was one Reading Comprehension consisting 10 questions which included 5 vocab based questions of antonym and synonym. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension गद्यांश  10 Easy-Moderate
वाक्य में त्रुटी 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
 वाक्य  प्रतिस्थापन 3 Moderate
Vocab Based (Errors) 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 7 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate


This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of English Language section was moderate. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  10 Moderate
 Cloze test 8 Easy-Moderate
Error detection 5 Moderate
Sentence Completion (New Pattern) 5 Moderate
Rearrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous- Fillers (Words based), Fillers (Idioms/Phrase-based), Identify the opposite pairs, Sentence Connectors (3 sentences) 7 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

REASONING  (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate.  Following were the types of puzzles asked:

  • Parallel Row (4 persons each with their ages)
  • Circular (6 persons facing inside belongs to different city)
  • Comparison Based (GM,AGM, Manager etc post were given in ascending order persons belongs to different department and city)
  • 6 Jar have different volume (Volume in liter was given)
  • Month date based (3 months 9 persons date was randomly arranged according to conditions. month are January, June, December)
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles  25 Moderate
Data Sufficiency (2 statement) 5 Moderate
Syllogism 1 Easy
Direction Sense 4 Easy
Input-output 1 Moderate
Blood relation 3 Moderate
 Coding decoding 1 Easy
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

Most of the questions were from banking, Static and current affairs. There were also few questions from basic banking awareness and surprised students a bit as the level was a bit high.
The level of this section was very basic most of the questions were from basics of Software, Internet, Network, Word etc.

All the best for your result.

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