IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2016 Prelims Cutoff Marks & Topics asked

IBPS RRB exam is exactly a month away and we hope you have applied for the exams , if not apply soon as the end date for applying is not far away. In the last post we have seen about the cutoff and the questions asked in the Prelims and the mains examination of the IBPS RRB Scale I officer and you would have obtained a thought of how to device your strategy to ace the exam. Now let us take a look at the last year (2016) cutoff marks for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant so that if you are still not able to device a clear strategy to ace the exams, after this you will be able to make one.

Also if you haven’t read the previous article about the cutoff marks and questions aksed in the 2016 IBPS RRB Scale I officers , please click the link below to have a look at it.

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Cutoff & Questions asked in 2016

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims CUTOFF marks 2016

The cutoff marks for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2016 Prelims is given in the table below. Take not that Since the RRB exam is held to recruit aspirants based on states and the local language of the state has to be necessarily known to the candidate , there are some changes in the Cutoff marks.

  • Cutoff marks is different for different states and it will be decide based on the level of difficulty of the exams and the vacancies in  that particular state.
  • The variation in the cutoff will be different for each state and one could be sure that no state have the same cut off and it is decided by the number of vacancies as said above.
  • If the exam is easier , the cutoff will be high (Last Year Scenario was the same). If the exam is in the difficult range , then one can expect less cutoff marks and also the number of vacancies decides this too.

So here is the cutoff for the last year IBPS RRB Office Assistant Cutoff Prelims exam.

Name of Test Maximum Marks General OBC SC
Numerical Ability 40 16.25 11.5 11.5
Reasoning Ability 40 18.25 13.25 13.25

IBPS RRB Office Assistants 2016 Prelims CUTOFF STATEWISE

State Cut Off Marks (General)
Andhra Pradesh 71.25
Assam 57.5
Bihar 62.75
Chhattisgarh 69.75
Gujarat 55.5
Haryana 70
Himachal Pradesh 62.25
Jammu and Kashmir 58.75
Jharkhand 61.75
Karnataka 54.25
Kerala 69.5
Madhya Pradesh 64
Maharashtra 66.5
Odisha 67.5
Punjab 72.5
Rajasthan 66..00
Tamil Nadu 58
Telangana 62
Tripura 53.5
Uttar Pradesh 64.75
Uttarakhand 65.75
West Bengal 70

As said above the cutoff marks will vary for different states. Also in prelims only Reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude are the only sections , so those who feel they couldn’t make it to the other IBPS exams due to less marks in english can make an impacting preparation to clear the exams.

Since this is an office assistant exam the questions asked in the prelims exam will also be the same as the Scale I officer and the only change will be in the level of difficulty. This is an office assistant exams whihc is same as clerk exam , so the exam will be easier when compared to Scale I officer post and so the cutoff marks will be huge and it is around 70% of the total marks, So determine a strategy which will help you to crack most number of questions within a short period of span.

Do remember if it is easy for you , then it will also easy for others who have put in their preparations day and night. So everything depends on the right preparation and answering strategy.

Reasoning Topics asked in Preliminary exam

Seating Arrangement – 10 Questions (All were 7 person arrangement)

Alphabetical Series – 5 Questions

Syllogism – 5 Questions

Inequalities – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous – 15 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude Questions asked in the Preliminary Exams

Simplification & Approximation – 15 Questions

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous – 15 Questions

The number of DI questions asked in the prelims exam is less and also the number of questions in simplification and approximation is high. So concentrate more on the simplification problems and try to solve it in the flash of a second. Also concentrate more in the Miscellaneous questions because this will help you in the long run for other exams , as the recent exams had many miscellaneous sections for the DI.

If you wish to know the perks of being an RRB Scale I officer and their emoluments, Click the below link to read.

Emoluments of an IBPS RRB

Also since IBPS RRB Scale I and Office Assistants are near , you should solve daily tests to get an edge over others. If you wish to solve more problems based on the IBPS Pattern , we do have provided a mock test based on this pattern. Click the below link to test your efficiency in that exam.

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