IBPS RRB PO Main 2016 Exam Analysis

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IBPS conducted RRB PO Main Exam on 11th 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 PO so good attempts also differ.

The topics in different sections are as under:

Quantitative Aptitude:

The section was moderate overall. The topics asked were:

  • Number series  – 5 Questions
  • Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions 
  • Data Interpretation  – 3 sets (5 questions each)
  • Miscellaneous topics like Partnership, Profit/Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, CI/SI, Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Time & Work, etc.  – 15 Questions  


The section was moderate to difficult. The topics asked were:

  • Syllogism – 6 Questions 
  • Alphabetical Series – 3 Questions 
  • Coding/Decoding – 1 Question
  • Arrangements and Puzzles – 4 sets (5 questions each)
  • Logical Reasoning – 8 questions
  • Miscellaneous (Direction, blood relation, ranking, etc)– 2 Questions


The section was moderate carrying. The topics asked were:

  • Reading Comprehension –  10 Questions
  • Cloze test – 10 Questions
  • Error correction– 5 Questions
  • Jumbled Paragraph (find odd one) – 5 Questions 
  • Spelling Error – 5 Questions
  • Odd one out – 5 Questions

General Awareness:

Both current affairs and static GK questions were asked. The section was moderate. Mainly Current Affairs questions were asked.


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


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