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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Reasoning Preparation Guide

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Reasoning Ability Preparation Guide

The IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Recruitment Notification has already been released. IBPS RRB Office Assistant is a clerical cadre post in the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and it is a good way to start one’s banking career if they are interested to serve the rural populations of India.  However, because we know that as per the official IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 notification, the IBPS RRB Office Assistant examinations are only about a month or more away, it is necessary to ensure that our IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam preparation is efficient and comprehensive. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Reasoning Ability is a section that comes in both IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims and IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains exams; therefore, here is the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Reasoning Preparation Guide.

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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Important Dates

For any IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 exam aspirant, it is necessary to be well-aware of the important dates for the exam so that they do not miss any deadlines. Hence, ensure that you make note of all the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Important Dates provided below –

Event Important Dates
Online Registration Dates June 8 – July 2, 2018
Payment of Application Fees June 8 – July 2, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training July, 2018
Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant August 6 – 11, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Preliminary Exams August, 2018
Preliminary Exams – RRB Office Assistant August 19, 25, and September 1, 2018
Results of Preliminary Exams September, 2018
Download of Call Letters – Mains September, 2018
Mains Exams – RRB Office Assistant October 7th, 2018
Provisional Allotment January, 2019

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern

To ensure complete and comprehensive preparation, it is imperative to know the exam pattern for the exam they are appearing for. Therefore, in this case, the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam pattern is relevant and hence the same has been shared for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims and IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 40 Total Time of 45 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40

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IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Mains Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 Total Time of 120 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4(a) English Language English 40 40
4(b) Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Tips and Tricks

  • There are no formulas in reasoning as such and hence the only way to be swift with questions is to practice them often and using the correct method.
  • If you study well for Logical Reasoning and Numerical Ability when preparing for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims, you will not have to work as hard during the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Mains because they will all have been repeated (both sections are repeated).

If you are preparing for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018, check out the Oliveboard Video Crash Course to have concise video study material on all the sections in one competitive package – 

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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Reasoning Important Topics

Based on the analyses of the last year’s question paper for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims, the following can/may be noted:

  • Blood Relations and Seating Arrangements are important topics and one can expect anywhere from 10 – 11 questions from them. Puzzles are another significantly important topic.
  • Direction Sense, Order and Ranks, and Inequalities are another group or bunch of important topics which can help you score in about 10 more questions and are worth for a good chunk of marks
  • Syllogisms are not quite definite, in some exams they were present while in some others, they weren’t. Hence, it varies.

Check out some of the logical reasoning videos here –

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Reasoning Preparation Strategy

  • Take a mock test and highlight your weak topics which you need to work on. Those are the places or areas where your focus should be and you should start preparing from those
  • Ensure that you cover this list of important topics because they will carry questions for more marks (you can prioritize: like Blood Relations, followed by Analytical Reasoning, Critical Reasoning, Seating Arrangements, etc.)
  • Following the completion of every chapter, ensure that you practice with Oliveboard’s topic tests, followed by sectional test, and finally mock test. Here is a simple flowchart to help guide your way:

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If you need more information, feel free to check out those links –

  1. IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 FAQs
  2. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Job Profile
  3. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Eligibility Criteria
  4. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern
  5. IBPS RRB Mock Test Series

All the Best!

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