IBPS RRB Clerk Main 2016 Exam Analysis

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IBPS conducted RRB Clerk Main Exam on 18th December, 2016. The overall exam was moderate. There were 5 sections as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, GA and Computer. The number of questions and maximum marks are as under:

There is different cutoff for different states in RRB Exams so good attempts also differ for different states according to vacancies.

The topics in different sections are as under:

Quantitative Aptitude:

The section was moderate overall. Out of 2 DIs, 1 DI was hard. No number series and approximation questions asked. The topics asked were:

  • Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions 
  • Data Sufficiency  – 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation  – 2 sets (5 questions each)
  • Miscellaneous topics like Partnership, Profit/Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, CI/SI, Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Time & Work, etc.  – 20 Questions  


The section was moderate to difficult. No Statement/Assumption questions asked. The topics asked were:

  • Syllogism – 5 Questions 
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions 
  • Coding/Decoding – 5 Questions
  • Arrangements and Puzzles – 4 sets (5 questions each)
  • Miscellaneous (Direction, blood relation, ranking, etc)– 5 Questions


The section was difficult carrying. The topics asked were:

  • Reading Comprehension –  15 Questions
  • Cloze test – 10 Questions
  • Error correction– 5 Questions
  • Jumbled Paragraph (find odd one out) – 5 Questions 
  • Sentence Fillers – 5 Questions

General Awareness:

Today no static GK questions asked in exam. Also there was less focus on banking awareness questions too. Mainly Current Affairs questions were asked and that too were from October and November.


The section was easy that students could attempt good number of questions.

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