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IBPS RRB PO Mains 2018: Last Minute Tips

IBPS RRB PO Mains Last Minute Tips

The IBPS RRB PO Mains 2018 is scheduled to be held on 30th Sep 2018. With just 5 days for the exam, we are positive that you might have already covered the entire syllabus and are done with your revision at least once. To assist you further, today, we bring to you few IBPS RRB PO Mains Last Minute Tips. Let’s quickly glance through the exam pattern first.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Max. Marks


1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite of 2 Hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4a* English Language English 40 40
4b* Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200


IBPS RRB PO Mains Last Minute Tips


The reasoning section can be lengthy and time consuming. Therefore, practice as many tests you can from logical and analytical reasoning, blood relations, syllogisms, circular seating arrangement, linear seating arrangement, coding decoding, inequalities etc. 

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant will test you speed and accuracy both. Practice questions from percentage, average, simple interest and profit and loss as many you can in these last few days. 

General Awareness

For Current Affairs, thoroughly read JuneJuly and August Monthly Current Affairs. Revise news from Economy, Budget, Politics, Science and Technology and more. Read Books and Authors, Countries and Capitals etc. Go through your GK notes and make the most of it in these last few days.

English/Hindi Language

Get thorough with the grammar rules and practice few tests to improve your confidence along with speed and accuracy before the exam.

Computer Knowledge

Go through all basic terms and revise your previous notes for the computer section. Download this Free eBook on Computer Knowledge and make the most of it.

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IBPS RRB PO Mains – Toppers’ Time Strategy

We checked the toppers’ (Top 5% or >95%ile) time allocation and this is broadly what many of them used as their approximate time allocation during the exam.

  • Quantitative Ability:42 minutes
  • Reasoning: 41 minutes
  • English Language:16 minutes
  • General Awareness:11 minutes
  • Computer Knowledge:10 minutes

P.S. What works for some may not work for others. Use this only as a guideline & not as a target. If something is working well for you, you can continue to use the same strategy. 

Read more about Toppers’ Time & Exam-Attempt Strategy.

3 Must Do’s & Don’ts before IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

  • Don’t learn anything new now
  • Eat & sleep well
  • Stay confident

Exam-Day Checklist for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

  • Call letter with recent passport size photograph affixed thereon
  • Photo identity proof (Original + Photocopy)
  • One ball point pen
  • Reach the centre in advance

Interact with your fellow aspirants about Time Strategy For IBPS RRB Entrance Exam and IBPS RRB Study Notes in our discussion forum

Alternatively, you can also download the Oliveboard Mobile App and GK App for free study material and other latest updates.

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All the Best!

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