IBPS RRB Officer [2020] | 30 Days Study Plan | Preparation Strategy

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam notification is out and we have enough time for the preparations as the exam date is not out. It is always suggested to be one step ahead and here we bring you a daily study plan. This study plan will help you strategize your preparation and will also assist you in making the most of these preparation days of your preparation. It is important to understand here that at this point in time, attempting IBPS RRB Officer Mock Tests is an extremely crucial part of the preparation process.

Let us first quick glance through the syllabus for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I prelims exam and then we will look at the IBPS RRB Officer Study Plan and how to go about using the plan for the best results.

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IBPS RRB Officer Syllabus – Prelims

In the prelims exam, there are only two sections that are asked: Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. And though the syllabus may seem on the lighter side as compared to other exams, remember that these two sections, namely reasoning as well as quant are extremely practice-intensive.

In simple words, one has to have a strong grasp of basic concepts as well as have a good practice of each of the following mentioned topics to ace this IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I prelims exam.

In the following section, we will be discussing the daily study plan for the next 30-days. So, keep reading!

IBPS RRB Exam Syllabus – Reasoning

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IBPS RRB Exam Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quadratic equations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI
  • Number series – Wrong & Missing
  • Partnership
  • Problems on ages
  • Percentage
  • Averages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Mixture & allegation
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Work and time
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Time and distance
  • Simplification/approximation
  • Boats and streams.


IBPS RRB Officer | 30 Day Study Plan | Preparation Strategy

The following study plan is a comprehensive list of the things you should do daily in order to ace the IBPS RRB Officer Prelims exam. You can use this plan either as your study schedule or even as an IBPS RRB Officer revision plan. In this plan, we have made sure that you cover all the important topics asked in the paper as well as devote ample time to taking mock tests and spending quality time analyzing your performance.

Day Tasks Day Tasks
Day 1 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 1 + Analysis FREE) Day 16 Practice Partnership   Questions
Brush Up Your Basics Direction Sense + Ranking
Day 2 Puzzles & Seating Arrangement – Linear, Circular,   Square Day 17 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 12
Quadratic Equations Take A Sectional Test   For Quant
Day 3 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 2 Day 18 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 13
Machine Input-Output Puzzles
Quant Sectional Test Practice Number Series
Day 4 Puzzles & Seating   Arrangement – Double Row, Circular: – Facing Inside-Outside Day 19 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 14
Data Sufficiency Problems on Train
Reasoning Sectional Test Mixed Puzzles
Day 5 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 3 Day 20 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 15
Problems   on Ages Permutation &   Combination
Syllogisms Syllogism – Few, Only   Few
Day 6 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 4 Day 21 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 16
Data Interpretation – Tabular, Chart, Graph Time & Work
Day/ Month based Puzzle Practice problems of   Pipes and Cistern
Day 7 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 5 Day 22 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 17
Data Interpretation – Caselet Simplification
Floor/Box Based Puzzle Practice Order and   Ranking
Day 8 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 6 Day 23 Reasoning Sectional   Test
Alphanumeric Series
Percentage Mensuration
Day 9 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 7 Day 24 IBPS RRB Officer Mock   Test 18
Profit and Loss Probability
Blood Relation Quant Sectional Test
Day 10 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 8 Day 25 Practice Puzzles &   Seating Arrangement
Alphabet Test Reasoning Sectional   Test
Mixture and Alligation Revision
Day 11 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 9 Day 26 Practice   Data Interpretation
Practice Percentage Questions
Time, Speed & Distance Revision
Day 12 IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 10 Day 27 IBPS   RRB Officer Mock Test 19
Ratio & Proportion Approximation
Verbal Reasoning Boats and Streams
Day   13 Inequalities Day 28 Blood Relations
Quantity Comparison Data Interpretation –   Mixed DI
Day   14 Coding-Decoding Day 29 Quant Sectional Mock   Test
IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test 11 IBPS RRB Officer Mock   Test 20
Day   15 Number Series –   Missing, Wrong Day 30 Do Some Light   Revision, Relax, Stay Calm
Simple & Compound Interest

 Since there are no sectional time limits, taking mock tests will help you determine an exam-attempt strategy that helps you maximize your scores. While preparing for this exam, please note, practicing is more important than just learning concepts. For both reasoning and quant, it is extremely important to expose yourself to as many different question types and difficulty levels as possible. Another aspect of preparation that is pivotal in determining your success rate in the exam is taking mock tests. Taking mock tests will strengthen your preparation in the following manner:

  • Taking mock tests will also ensure that you know what your strengths and weaknesses are. This also goes a long way in boosting your scores as it equips you to play on your strengths
  • Taking mock tests is the best way to familiarize yourself with the test. Oliveboard’s mock tests are designed in the latest pattern and are extremely close to the actual test. Practicing these helps you put yourself at ease and thus cut down on exam stress and last-minute jitters.

So, use this IBPS RRB PO Study Plan wisely and bolster your preparation. Hope this helps.

All the best!

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