Focus on the Strategy of Quantitative Aptitude – IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains Examination 2017

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,

The preparations are sky level for the IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains Examination and we hope you are throwing all your efforts for the preparations of the above said exam. The exam is same as that of the previous years. There are no absolute changes and as you know this is a year of surprises for the aspirants and also for the Exams.

As you all know the IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Prelims examination and IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary examination had many surprises for the aspirants and aspirants were surely in for an awe as the topics asked in the exam slots of one batch was not asked for the next slot and so the prediction process failed and so it’s hard to know what are the questions asked and what may be expected.

So you can expect the same in the IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains Examination 2017. Also you should have a better strategy to crack the IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains Examination 2017. The exams in these days makes the quantitative aptitude section more stronger and are difficult to crack. So be confident on your strategy to attend the Mains and on any event always believe that you can crack the exam in the first run.

Staying Positive in the exams and a better strategy will also help you to crack the examination. The other criteria which you should not forget is that always accuracy matters and in the event of any hard questions apear in the examination, always attend the known questions, this will help you handy at times.

Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB SCALE I OFFICER MAINS EXAMINATION Name of tests No of questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Reasoning 40 50  


Composite Time of 2 hours

2. Numerical Ability 40 50 
3. General Awareness 40 40 
4 a English Language 40 40
4 b Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 
Total 200 200

Priorities matters in the exam and in the Quantitative aptitude section, you have 40 Questions and you get 50 total marks for those questions and these has to attended with other sections within a time span of 2 hours. Always remember the time factor because for the computer section and general awareness section can be done in less amount of time. So the other three sections determine the base of the marks which you get in the IBPS RRB Mains Examination. Your choice of selection of the questions matters a lot.

We can have a basic comparison of the last year IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains Examination and we can have a better clarity of that section in detail. The easiest way to score in the mains examination of IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains Examination 2017 will be choosing the easier topics in the Quantitative Aptitude like the Number series, Quadratic Equation, Simplification and Approximation. The Data Interpretation and Miscellaneous questions determine the overall marks.

So if your order of preference of attending the questions is like the one which is said below, the chances of getting marks in a short span of time will be greater.


  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous

Last year simplification questions were not asked and the questions were in the moderate to difficult range and none of the questions were in the easier range. So you should expect the same this year too because mains exams seems to be more hard and the amount of time to crack the questions seems to be larger.

Last year there were 15 questions in the DI category and it too was in the moderate to difficult range. The total time you should take to finish the Quants section should be 35 minutes and strictly follow timing because you may loose timing for the other sections too. So follow the timing for each section, and in the DI category there will questions which are easier to attend and be choosy in the questions and attend them first , if the DI asked in the exams were Missing DI, then solving and finding the data will give you hands on advantage while solving the questions.

Always attend miscellaneous in the end, there may be many misunderstandings as this is the easy mark giving topic in the quants sections and if you are good at solving the miscellaneous section, choose above in the priority list, otherwise stick with the best strategy one. A minute for a question will take 15 minutes and for some questions it is hard to finish within the stipulated time, so always think in winner mind and propel these questions in the last time.

Strenuous practice will make you to overpower the questions asked in the exams and conceptualization of the strategies plays a major role in these types of time. If you are appearing in the mains Examination, it is not of mere luck and some other ways, it is because of your hard work and stern determination, be it that and steer your preparations and be classy in that.

Please attend mock tests, so that you boost your preparations to your next level. We have Provided 3 FREE MOCK TEST for the aspirants of BANKERSDAILY and if you wish to practice the mock test, please click the link below to take the FREE MOCK TEST for the IBPS RRB SCALE I OFFICER MAINS EXAMINATION 2017.


IBPS has also released the notification for the IBPS SO 2017 and the registration for the same is starting from November 7, 2017 and if you haven’t checked the notification of the same, please click the link below.

Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2017 – Changes in Prelims and Mains