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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS RRB Officer and IBPS RRB Assistant Exams to recruit Officers and Office Assistants in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) respectively. The IBPS RRB 2017 Mains exams are just few days away; RRB Officer Mains is scheduled on 5th Nov and RRB Assistant Mains is on 12th Nov. We hope that you have already completed the syllabus once by now. Here are few last-minute tips for the upcoming IBPS RRB exam. Let’s glance through the exam pattern first.

Section

No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Composite
time of
2 Hours
Quantitative
Aptitude
40 50
General
Awareness
40 40
English Language 40 40
Computer
Knowledge
40 20
TOTAL 200 200

IBPS-RRB

Reasoning

Important Topics:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relation

Books:

  • RS Agarwal’s Reasoning

Tips:

  • Keep basics clear
  • Build your own shortcuts through practice.

Expert Tips – Chirag Gera (Cleared IBPS RRB, PO, Clerk 2016)

  • Practice 100s of Puzzles
  • Focus on scoring topics like puzzles/arrangement
  • Solve different types of questions
  • Attempt multiple mock tests

Quantitative Aptitude

Important Topics:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification/Approximation

Books:

  • NCERT (Basics)
  • RS Agarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude

Tips

  • Practice mental math and revise all quant formulas.
  • Analyse mocks and improve in weak areas

General Awareness

Important Topics

  • Banking and economy
  • Exchange rate
  • Currencies of various countries
  • Merger of banks
  • Government schemes, policies
  • Indian states
  • Constituencies
  • Budget
  • Financial organizations etc.

Books:

  • NCERT (up to class 10)
  • Year books like Manoroma

Tips

  • Make notes of important events and keep revising
  • Read all the latest newspapers especially the last 4 months
  • Watch television news headlines

English Language

Important Topics

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement/Phrase Replacement
  • Para Jumbles/Odd one out
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Single Fillers / Double Fillers / Sentence Fillers

Books:

Tips:

  • In reading comprehension, choose the one with less number of words
  • Revise all the grammar rules
  • Improve your vocabulary by reading English Newspapers and Magazines everyday

Computer Knowledge

Important Topics

  • History of Computers
  • Internet
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Database Management System
  • MS Office (Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint)
  • Important Shortcuts and Abbreviations

Books:

Revision Plan for IBPS RRB Mains

Date

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge
Oct 31 Arrangement and Pattern, Coding & Decoding, Inequalities, Syllogism Simplification, Number system, Algebra, Data Interpretation, Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion Reading Comprehension Mock Test Computer Fundamentals & Terminologies
Nov 1 Machine Input Output, Blood Relations, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangement Mock Test Sentence Improvement, Para jumbles, Odd one out Financial and Banking awareness Internet, Operating Systems
Nov 2 Mock Test Speed time & distance, time & work, Mixtures & Allegations Mock Test Current Affairs Memory, Computer Software, Keyboard shortcuts & abbreviations
Nov 3 Puzzles, Direction & distance Mensuration, Interest, Profit & Loss, Permutation & combination, Probability Cloze test, Error spotting, Fill in the blanks Static GK Networking, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware
Nov 4 Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test

Mock Test

IBPS-RRB

Tips

  • Practice difficult questions to gain edge over others
  • Devise an exam strategy that works for you
    • Order of attempt for sections
    • Time to be spent on each section
    • Minimum number of attempts
  • Improve the mediocre and weak topics; spend some extra time
  • Revise and revise more
  • Do not learn any new concept in the last few days
  • Use these last few days for extensive practice and revision
  • Attempt the easy and high-scoring questions first
  • Do not spend more time in one question

Hope this helps!

We wish you all the best for the exam!


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