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Do you want to fetch full marks in the RRB PO QA Section? Do you want to know or confirm the tricks that work in the actual exam? If your answer to one of the two questions is yes, you’ve reached the right rendezvous for your RRB PO Exam Preparation!

The QA (quantitative aptitude) section is a crucial part of the IBPS PO Exam syllabus for 2021. It is an amalgamation of various mathematical topics and the candidates who want to clear this section in order to beat the Exam and get recruited in the public sector Banks will have to master all the topics that combine to make this section.

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As there are only a few days left for the arrival of RRB PO Prelims Exam 2021 (Aug 1 & 7, 2021), we will be focusing on how we can score full marks in the Quantitative Aptitude or Data Interpretation & Analysis section!

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IBPS RRB PO Preparation Tips for Prelims Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative aptitude section invites 40 questions and this section needs to be handled with great care in order to get a good score. But before discussing the tips and tricks that come in handy while solving the Quantitative Aptitude Questions, let us first take a look at the Exam Pattern and syllabus that is being set for the RRB PO Exam 2021!

RRB Officer Scale 1-Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name Of Tests Medium of examsNo. of QsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning English/Hindi4040
Composite time of 45 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude English/Hindi4040
Total 8080
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Topics to cover from QA:

1.           Sequence & Series

2.           Simplification

3.           Ratio and proportion

4.           Percentage

5.           Average

6.           Partnership

7.           Quadratic equation

8.           Profit and Loss

9.           Time and work

10.         Pipes and cisterns

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11.         Boats and stream

12.         Problems on age

13.         Problems on train

14.         Mixture of allegation

15.         Time, speed & distance

16.         Mensuration

17.         Data Sufficiency

18.         Data interpretation

19.         Simple and Compound interest

20.         Permutation, combination & probability

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Points to Follow to Score Full Marks

1.    Clear the Concepts First

You need to start the preparation by getting command over the concepts involved with QA Section. Aspirants with strong mathematical abilities will find this task easy and move forward with speed. Try to practice a variety of different questions, and then test your skills by attempting as many mock tests as you can. This can also prove to be enormously helpful to those aspirants too whose fundamentals are not clear. Begin with easy questions and then gradually move on to tough questions.

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2.    Attempting daily quizzes

You need to attempt daily quizzes to focus on brush up on your basics as well as increase your speed and problem-solving capabilities.

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3.    Work on Your Calculations

Improve and speed up your calculation skills, so that you can solve a mathematical question in quick time. Memorize and understand all the formulas that are needed to solve questions from all the topics that make up the entire syllabus. In addition, find some mental calculation tricks from the internet (YouTube videos) and learn them to make the calculation process easy and swift.

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4.    Take Sectional Test

Take Sectional Tests to check your analytical strengths and weaknesses in the Quantitative Aptitude section. Practice as many questions as you can from all the QA topics to increase your speed and answering accuracy so that you can solve any question quickly.

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5.    Attempt a Minimum of 30-35 Questions

You need to attempt a minimum of 30 to 35 with accuracy. Therefore, take a Mock Test and try to attempt at least 35 questions to score better I the actual RRB PO Exam 2021.

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Most Important Topics

  1. Number Series: Questions from Number Series are quite easy and if you will do daily practice then it will take only a few seconds for you to solve them in the Exam.
  2. Data Interpretation: These questions are asked in both the prelims as well as the main exams. The difficulty level is usually of easy to moderate. So, if you will not solve 3 to 4 questions every day, questions on DI these might consume quite a lot of your time during the exam time and can slow your progress in the actual exam.
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  1. Simplification & Approximation: These questions can be moderate or tough. So, you need to practice them regularly to gain better speed and accuracy while solving them in the Exam.
  2. Quadratic Equations: The difficulty level of QE Questions is easy. In case, if a tricky question appears in the Exam, you can skip it and come back to the question after you have answered all the easy questions in time.
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  1. Miscellaneous/Arithmetic: Attempt the questions that you think are easy to answer. And come back to the tough or doubtful questions later.

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Conclusion

Some questions will be direct formula-based, whereas others might require little analytical skills. Do not spend more than the required time on difficult or doubtful questions. Solve the easy questions first and leave the difficult ones for later attempts. Don’t forget that your aim should be to make as many correct attempts as possible to qualify the cut-off.

You have to keep in mind the time constraint factor of the Exam. You have to be well aware of the questions that may seem simple but require a lot of calculations and time. Hence, you have to be perfectly selective during the Exam, as time spent on one tough question can be invested in solving three to four will easy questions.

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