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IBPS RRB PO 2020 notification was released recently featuring 3,800 vacancies. Lot of banking aspirants were eagerly waiting for the IBPS RRB 2020 notification to come to have a know about the vacancies, exam pattern and other important guidelines related to IBPS RRB 2020. Since the notification is out now aspirants must have started with their IBPS RRB PO exam preparation those who are applying for the post of Officer Scale I. As far as IBPS RRB PO 2020 vacancy details are concerned you can check the same in the IBPS RRB 2020 detailed notification. Moreover, there will be many aspirants those who must be applying for this post for the very first time thus, they will be giving the RRB PO 2020 exam for the first time. So, they must be curious to know some handful tips by which they can probably clear the IBPS RRB PO prelims exam in the very first attempt. In this article we are hand holding candidates for some tips which they can follow in order to crack the exam in one go.

IBPS RRB PO is a dream job for many and all serious candidates must try to clear the exam in the first attempt so that they reach their goal of getting this job. Talking about IBPS Officer Scale I exam there are only two sections in the RRB PO Prelims including: Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude, however these two sections are extremely practice sensitive. Let’s check the RRB PO Prelims exam pattern to have a better clarity.

IBPS RRB Clerk & RRB PO 2020 Prelims & Mains Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1Reasoning4040*Composite Time of 45 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude4040* 
 Total8080 45 minutes


  • Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
  • Aspirants need to clear the Overall & Sectional Cut-offs to qualify for the Mains exam 
  • Marks of Prelims will be considered only for the Mains Exam and not in the final selection.
  • Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. Adequate
    number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2020 – Strategy to Clear Quantitative Aptitude Section

In order to crack the RRB PO exam in first attempt it is important to have the basic clarity of all the major concepts along with a good practice. Candidates can practice well by attempting IBPS RRB Officer Scale I memory based test. This is even the ideal way to know that what all questions have been asked in the actual exam previously.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims – How to Crack the exam in the First Attempt

Coming back to the RRB PO exam clearing tips, first let’s have an understanding of the RRB PO 2020 syllabus.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims 2020 – Preparation Tips to Crack Exam in First Attempt

IBPS RRB PO/OS1 Syllabus – Reasoning

  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Coded inequalities
  • Order & Ranking
  • Direction Sense
  • Puzzles
  • Blood Relations
  • Logical reasoning

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IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims – How to Prepare for Reasoning Section

IBPS RRB PO/OS1 Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Averages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Mixture & allegation
  • Quadratic equations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Partnership
  • Problems on ages
  • Percentage
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Work and time
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time and distance
  • Simplification/approximation
  • Boats and streams.

How to Crack RRB PO Prelims in first Attempt

Self Study is the Best

We are here advising the candidates to focus on self study as it is the most effective way to learn and practice for the exam you are focusing on. No coaching centre know you the best and your weak areas as you do. Attempt a free RRB PO prelims mock test and try and focus on your weak areas after doing a thorough analysis of the mock test.

Know the Exam Pattern and Syllabus

These two things are to be known well to you in order to give your best. There are just 2 sections with no sectional timing, so if your either of the section is weak then its time that you look at the above mentioned syllabus and buckle up. Here is the detailed IBPS RRB PO/Clerk 2020 exam pattern and syllabus.

Previous Year Question Papers

This is to be followed religiously as practicing previous year papers actually gives you an idea as what different types of questions were asked in the actual exam. Attempt IBPS RRB PO prelims memory based test to know more. Moreover, every topic/concept has a particular weightage assigned to it and that can only be known to you by going through the previous year papers.

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Proper Study Time Table

A well drafted study time table or you can say a proper study plan is to be created so that you stay organized while studying. Though it may seem a useless tip to many, however it is actually not and is very useful. Take a look at the RRB PO Prelims study plan and RRB Clerk Prelims study plan for your reference.

Basics First

It is important for every candidate now matter how strong your practice is, to have complete clarity in terms of the basics of the concepts. Some fail to miss doing the basics first and that proves a disaster for them. Don’t forget to brush up your basics and then move ahead further.

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Work Upon your Weak Areas

Every mock test given is to be analyzed well at the end to have a better understanding as in which concepts you are weak and need more practice. For those who are weak in either of the two sections we are giving Lockdown warm up tests that are free sectional tests for quant, english and reasoning. Give ample time to those concepts and rectify your mistakes.

Attempt Mock Tests

This step is to be done without fail. Many aspirants fail to take this step seriously and those are the ones that are not able to clear the RRB PO prelims even in multiple attempts. Practice is the most important thing without which clearing the RRB PO Prelims 2020 exam in first attempt can’t be worked out.  

These are some of the important tips that can prove helpful to you if worked upon well. Stay tuned for more articles related to this upcoming exam.

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