IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Cutoff & Questions asked in 2016 

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant ,

The IBPS RRB exams is around the corner and you would be keen to know how was the exam last year and what are the topics and questions asked in the prelims and the mains exams and what is the cutoff required to clear the prelims and he mains section. These questions will be revolving around your inner mind during your preparations and here we are with an collated information of Last year’s cutoff and topics asked in the prelims and mains exam in the IBPS RRB Scale I officers.

Still if you wish to know the exam pattern of the IBPS RRB exams , we have already provided the same in a separate post and if you wish to check that, please clikc the link below to know the same.

Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB


The individual cutoff marks for the quantitative and the reasoning section in the Scale I officer prelims exam. Note that the overall cutoff marks differs from the addition of these two sections.

REASONING 40 15.00 10.75 10.75
QUANTITATIVE 40 12.25 8.50 8.50


State Cutoff Marks (General Category)
Andhra Pradesh 56.75
Assam 45.25
Bihar 49.5
Chhattisgarh 46.5
Gujarat 41.25
Haryana 56.25
Himachal Pradesh 50.25
J&K 50.5
Jharkhand 52.75
Karnataka 40
Kerala 55.5
M.P 50.5
Maharashtra 51.25
Odisha 57
Punjab 57.25
Rajasthan 52.75
Tamil Nadu 45
Telangana 47
Uttar Pradesh 52.25
Uttrakhand 53.75
West Bengal 53.25

We have already provided the topics asked in the prelims exam and the overall analysis of the exam of IBPS RRB SCALE I OFFICER Prelims exam 2016 in a seperate post and the important topics to have a keen watch. So please click the below link to read about the topics asked in the prelims examination and how to prepapre for the prelims examinaton. We have given a detailed review from the last year’s exam, so have a look at it.

Topics asked in IBPS RRB SCALE I OFFICER Prelims 2016


State Cutoff (General)
Andhra Pradesh 89.25
Assam 90.63
Bihar 97.50
Chhattisgarh 96.44
Gujarat 73.50
Haryana 107.94
Himachal Pradesh 97.69
J&K 92.80
Jharkhand 94.69
Karnataka 73
Kerala 101.88
M.P 111
Maharashtra 89.25
Odisha 97
Punjab 105.06
Rajasthan 109.38
Tamil Nadu 74.38
Telangana 78.50
Uttar Pradesh 104.50
Uttrakhand 104.63
West Bengal 97.25


Logical Reasoning

Syllogism – 5 Questions – Old Pattern

Logical Analyzing Reasoning – 5 Questions

Seating Arrangement / Puzzles – 15 Questions *

Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions **

Totally 40 Questions.

*In the Seating arrangement or puzzles section question sets were ranged from the same sets as asked in the previous exams in circular and linear arrangements. These questions were time consuming in the exams and could even sway away every valuable time for other topics in the reasoning section

**In the Miscellaneous sections , questions ranged from direction based ones , blood relations, coding and decoding (not as a set though) and many others which could be solved easily.

Quantitative Aptitude

Miscellaneous – 15 Questions *

Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 15 Questions **

*In the miscellaneous section the questions were asked from topics like Probability, Profit and Loss, SI and CI, Partnerships, Averages, Pipes and cisterns, Boats and Streams, Time and Work and some more.

**In the Data Interpretation apart from the normally asked mixed DI, missed DI is also asked. The questions in the missed DI were calculative and consumed more time. Other was in the easier range.

English Language

Cloze Test

Para Jumbles

Reading Comprehension


Spotting Errors

The questions in the English section were in the easier range and one could attend questions according to the time strategy set by the aspirants for the exams. In Reading comprehension 2 sets were asked.

In the GENERAL AWARENESS and the COMPUTER AWARENESS sections questions were asked in the easy to moderate range and in the general awareness section , most questions were asked based on those recent current affairs news with reference to banking and static GK questions were limited in numbers and we cannot afford to neglect them as a awhole. The easies one among all is the computer awareness section and one could have scored more marks in this section.

While taking the overall cutoff marks and the questions asked into consideration , the level of questions asked in the examination is in the easier range and in some topics it was moderate – difficult and the latter was only meager percentage when compared to the former. So a keep observation will suggest a best startegy that , if a aspirant needs to clear the mains exam , the aspirant has to attend maximum qiestions with high accuracy. Since General awarreness and Computer awareness are there , one could easily get half that marks in these section itself and also try to obtain somewhat higher than the requireed minimum cutoff in other categories.

The best startegy to clear the exa according to the standards set by the recent exams , miscellaneous questions play a major in deciding the mains examination and you could expect the same in the forthcomingg examination.

We have also included a free mock test for the aspirants to check how they would fare in the exams, if you haven’t attended that , please attend it , by clicking the below link.