Toppers’ Tips for IBPS RRB Office Assistant & Officer Scale I 2018

The IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale I official notification was out recently. In our previous blogs, we have taken you through IBPS RRB cutoffs, books and preparation strategies. To help you further, today we bring to you, toppers’ tips for IBPS RRB exams.


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Toppers’ Tips for IBPS RRB Exams

Ujjwal Arora (Cleared IBPS RRB PO 2017 and IBPS RRB Assistant 2016)

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My only strategy was to increase my level at every next step. I used to practice the speed test firstly by attempting them and after that, I used to analyse my weak areas. 

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I would like to suggest you that if you are attempting tests then do analyse them at the same time, as it will help you to identify your weak areas so that you can focus on those. Also try to practice new questions on daily basis from wherever you get them, as it will help you to increase your level of test preparation. Try to do something new daily, because repeating those old patterns daily would not increase your level at all, because today to survive in this competition you have to think differently, to have to build our own strategy.

For GK, I used to go through the daily news and some of the notes and PDFs which are available on the Oliveboard blogs. I faced difficulty with the English Language. My English was not up to that level, so what I did was, I attempted HINDI in RRB PO mains which gave a plus point to me as I was good in scoring more marks in Hindi. 

I want to thank Oliveboard Mock test series as it helped me a lot to boost my preparation. The one and only success mantra is speed test and self-motivation.

Read Ujjwal complete success journey.

Pawan (Cleared IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2017)

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Reasoning: I did not benefit a lot from reading various books. I used a lot of online sources to learn about the concepts. I observed that Oliveboard Mock Test Series over other mock test series available are a lot better. The solutions mentioned are extremely helpful and the analysis was done very nicely. The variety of questions covered prepares you for the exam and all levels of difficulty of questions. 

Quantitative Aptitude: The key is to get your basics clear and then practice continuously. Use RS Aggarwal to clear your concepts. This helps in building accuracy. The timing is also very important. I used different online sources for clearing my basics including Oliveboard Mock Test Series for practice. 

Gk: For GK, I studied from various online sources and used the GK Supplement from Oliveboard as well. I read the newspaper daily for current affairs.

Read Pawan’s complete success journey.

Hari Kiran Singh (Cleared IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2017)

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IBPS RRB books and mock test series that I had followed:

  • Quantitative Aptitude: R.S Aggarwal, S.D Yadav, Rakesh Yadav, Online study material and quizzes.
  • Reasoning: Online coaching material and online quizzes on various websites
  • English: Mirror of common error, Paramount English and quizzes on online websites.

General Awareness: This is the most important section for Mains examination. After clearing Prelims, it was the time for mains, so I followed Online Capsules for RRB PO mains and Static GK Digest and Daily GK quizzes.

Computer: Online quizzes are enough for this section. Also, I took all the Oliveboard Mock Test series questions. For Speed Tests, I followed Oliveboard Speed Tests and other online coaching material. Oliveboard Speed tests are the best tests in my opinion as the difficulty level of its mocks is same as the real exam.

Read Hari’s complete success journey.

Anjana Yamujala (Cleared IBPS RRB Assistant 2017)

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For English, I attempted mocks from various online websites and attempted all the past paper questions. My education had always been in English Medium and hence this plan worked out for me.

For Reasoning and Aptitude, I referred to RS Aggarwal for building my concepts. For practice questions, I referred to the Oliveboard Mock Test Series and some mocks from other online websites. As the competition for these exams is extremely high, practicing questions of high difficulty level is important. So, I found the Oliveboard Questions, the best of all.

For Current Affairs, I suggest you prepare daily. Read newspapers and other reliable sources and prepare daily notes. Attempt weekly and monthly quizzes.

Read Anjana’s complete success journey.

Sandip Kumar Pattanaik (Cleared IBPS RRB Scale I 2017) 

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English: Aspirants might relate to Annabelle (horror movie) when it comes to this section. I strongly recommend you to read The Hindu, every day. Read as much as you can. Read The Economist. The contemporary English demands you to build your vocabulary and strengthen your grammatical concepts. Refer a dictionary like Merriam Webster for the former. Make your own ocean of words. Take online quizzes and appear for mock tests.

General Awareness: Read the newspaper and make notes daily and revise on Sunday. Revise from the GK monthly capsule too. 

Quantitative Aptitude: Start going through concepts and solving problems from RS Aggarwal. Revise all the chapters. Attempt quizzes from the Oliveboard mock series. Take help from Online videos and Quantum CAT books, if required. 

Reasoning: No single material is sufficient. Practice as much as you can. Practice from various sources. Never neglect the critical reasoning part. It can make or break your chances of cracking the examination.

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Read Sandip’s complete success journey.

After going through the above success stories, we can come to few points that are common and are sure shot tips for the upcoming IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale I Exam 2018. Let’s glance through these tips.

  • Have Clear Concepts
  • Attempt Mock Tests
  • Analyse Mock Attempts
  • Focus more on Weak Areas
  • Read Newspapers Daily
  • Prepare for GK daily

Hope these tips help you and their stories inspire you do better in the upcoming IBPS RRB exams.


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