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Is your IBPS RRB Clerk preparation going on well? We hope that the relevant articles we have written by now for RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 must have been helpful for you. In this article today we are here to help the candidates preparing for IBPS RRB Office Assistant prelims 2020 by telling them the most asked topics in RRB Clerk which is based on the previous year’s papers. As we always say that aspirants must practice previous year’s papers in order to get an idea as what kind of questions have been asked in the past. This article is all about the this as to let know the candidates as what kind of questions you can expect in this year’s RRB Clerk Prelims exam. Candidates can even attempt RRB Clerk memory based test which is live there on our platform. So, here we are with the topics you must prepare for RRB Clerk prelims 2020.

Before, we begin with the complete analysis of past year’s paper and the important topics that have come earlier in the exam let’s first take a closer look at the RRB Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Knowing the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly is a must.

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RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No.SectionMedium of ExamNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning*4040Composite Time of 45 minutes
2Numerical Ability*4040
Total8080

As far as the RRB Clerk exam dates are concerned, mentioned below is the complete table for important event dates.

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IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 Important Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application bycandidates01.07.2020 to 21.07.2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)01.07.2020 to 21.07.2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training l12.08.2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training l24.08.2020 to 29.08.2020
Download of call letters for online examination – PreliminaryAugust, 2020
Online Examination – PreliminarySeptember/October 2020
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryOctober 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainsOctober/November 2020
Online Examination – MainsOctober/ November 2020
Provisional Allotment (For Office Assistant.(Multipurpose))January 2021

As you can see in the above table the IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 application process is over now so, its time to tighten up your seat belt and start preparing for this upcoming exam. PraticeMock has drafted a perfect IBPS Clerk 2020 Study Plan which candidates must surely consider while preparing your own preparation strategy for this exam. As far as previous year goes the IBPS RRB Clerk prelims was held in multiple shifts so, here we will be taking reference of 17th August, 18th August 2019 and 18th August 2018.

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IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Analysis Shift – I – 17th August 2019

Reasoning

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles●      Seating Arrangement (Circular – 7 persons – facing the centre)●      Seating Arrangement (Parallel – 10 persons – 5 North and 5 South Facing )●      Floor Based Puzzle (7 Persons and 7 Floors)●      Unknown number Seating Arrangement (Linear Based)20
Direction Sense Test3
Inequalities4
Syllogisms4
Alphabet-Numbers based series5
Order and Ranking2
Miscellaneous2
Total40

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Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation●      Bar Graph●      Table10
Number Series (Wrong)5
Equations Comparison (Quadratic)5
Simplification10
Word Problems (Averages, Profit and Loss, Compound Interest, Time and Work, Partnership etc.)10
Total40

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IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Analysis Shift – I – 18th August 2019

Reasoning

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles●      Seating Arrangement (Square – 8 persons – 4 corner facing outside; 4 middle facing inside)●      Seating Arrangement (Parallel – 10 persons – 5 North and 5 South Facing )●      Floor Based Puzzle (8 Persons and 8 Floors)●      Unknown number Seating Arrangement (Linear Based)20
Blood Relations3
Inequalities5
Syllogisms5
Alphabet based series5
Miscellaneous2
Total40

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Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation●      Bar Graph●      Table●      Caselet13
Number Series (Wrong)5
Equations Comparison (Quadratic)3
Simplification11
Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Compound Interest, Time and Work, Partnership etc.)8
Total40

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IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Analysis Shift – I – 18th August 2018

Reasoning

TopicNo. of Questions
Coding-decoding5
Box based puzzle6
Month based puzzle5
Linear arrangement (North-South)6
Ranking based puzzle3
Blood relation1
Number related1
Alphabet related1
Direction related4
Numbers based Series5
Syllogism3
Total40

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo. of Questions
Simplification12
Approximation5
Data Interpretation 1st set of 5 questions (Tabular DI based on data of subjects, marks and students) (easy);  2nd  set also had 5 questions (Caselet – the parameters were employees, % of people and different departments) 10
Number Series5
Word Problems (Questions from  Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Ages, Number System, Boats, Geometry)8
Total40
SubjectGood Attempts 2019Good Attempts 2018
Reasoning Ability35-3833-36
Quantitative Aptitude32-3632-35
Total71-7565-69

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Most Asked Topics Of Quantitative Aptitude in RRB Clerk 2020

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the scoring sections which can fetch you a significant score, however it can only be done via practice. There are few topics which are always asked and carry a good weightage. As you can see in the above analysis topics like Data Interpretation, Number Series, Arithmetic Word Problems and Simplification/Approximation carried a significant weightage.

TopicsNo. of Questions (2019)No. of Questions (2018)
Data Interpretation1310
Number Series5 5
Arithmetic Word Problems88
Simplification/Approximation1117

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Most Asked Topics Of Reasoning in RRB Clerk 2020

Reasoning ability is another section which comprises of 40 marks. As we can see that Puzzles and Seating Arrangement is one of the most important topic that can help the candidates to score good marks. Mentioning the table below of important reasoning topics that has been majorly asked in the previous year’s exams.

TopicsNo. of Questions (2019)No. of Questions (2018)
Syllogism55
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement2020
Direction Sense34
Coding Decoding5
Blood Relation31
Alphabetical Series51

These are some of the important topics that are to be must prepared by the candidates preparing for RRB Clerk Prelims 2020. If we specifically talk about puzzles and seating arrangements in the past year’s these are the types of puzzles that were asked:

  • Floor based puzzle
  • Box based puzzle
  • Square based puzzle
  • Parallel seating arrangement

This is all from us related to the most important topics for RRB Clerk 2020 exam. With rigorous practice one can achieve success in clearing RRB Clerk 2020 exam in the very first attempt. By rigorous practice we mean practice as much mock tests as you can, practice RRB Clerk Prelims memory based tests and clarify the reasoning and quant concepts well by taking Lockdown warm up tests on regular basis.

 

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