IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis First Shift – 9th September 2017


IBPS RRB PO 2017 Prelims Analysis : Dear Aspirants, as you all know IBPS is start conducting the RRB PO Exam ( Officer Scale -1 ) Prelims 2017 Exam and as the first shift shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2017 first Shift conducted on 9th September 2017.

The Exam for RRB PO will be held in total 4 slots. The time slots are a follows : 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm


Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2017 : [ Exam Time – 45 minutes ]

The Prelims Examination will consist of two sections namely Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The Question paper is of 80 marks and time allotted for the exam is 1 hour. Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applied on each wrong answer.

IBPS RRB PO 2017 Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of TestsNo. of
Quantitative Aptitude404045 Minutes
Reasoning Ability4040
TOTAL80 Questions80 Marks


Day 1 - 1st  Shift Analysis (9th September 2017) : Read the detailed Exam review for IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2017 conducted in first Shift in which we have share the topics and questions which were asked from both the sections. Exam Time for first shift : 9:00 am to 9:45 am


Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate) 

Syllogism – 5 Questions (easy)

Inequality – 5 Questions  (easy)

Sitting Arrangement (Linear)  6 People Facing North & 6 Facing South – 5 Questions (Moderate)

Circular Arrangement  - 5 Questions ( Some facing center and some facing Outside )

Box Puzzle – 5 Question 

Month Based Puzzle ( 7 People birthday's in different month) - 5 Questions 

Coding-decoding - 5 Questions ( Easy based on Old Pattern)

Rest Miscellaneous - 5 Questions (Alphabetical Series, Number Arrangement etc.)

Note : No questions from blood relation and direction were asked.


Alphabetical series asked : 

What will be next in the following series :  ZB, XD, UG, QK,?


Number Arrangement :

If two is added to even number and 1 is subtracted from odd number then which of the number are repeated ?


Month Puzzle asked in first Shift :

There are 8 person A, B,C, D, E, F and G born in 8 diff month January, February, March, April, June, August ,and October.
A born in the month of less than 31 days but not in April. There are 3 person born between A and C. B born one of the day after D.  No person born between B and D. No person born between G and E. E born one of the day before G. E not born in maximum number of days. 


Box Puzzle asked in 1st Shift :

3 boxes are placed between A and B..H is seated immediately below A. There are 2 boxes between H and G. 
There are as many boxes in between C and D as between H and B.
C is seated above D.
E is seated immediately below D.
3 boxes are there between E and F.


Circular Arrangement Question asked :

M,N,O,P,Q,R, S and T are sitting around a circle.Some of the persons are facing the center and some are facing outside.
O sits 2nd to the right of R. R is facing towards the center. There are 2 persons in between O and N. S sits 2nd to the right of O. T sits on the immediate right of N. S an N are facing opposite direction ( if S is facing center then N is facing outside and vice versa). There are 3 persons in between P and Q. Both P and M are not immediate neighbors of R. Q sits 2nd to the right of M. Both T and Q faces opposite direction of O.


Quantitative Aptitude (Easy - Moderate)

Number Series – 5 Questions (easy)

Simplification – 5 Questions (easy)

Data Interpretation (3 Sets) – 15 Questions  [ Pie chart, Line Graph and Tabular DI ] 

  • Table DI : Male & Female Population 
  • Line Graph : Different Subjects and their Pass and Fail percent

Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions (easy)

Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions (Moderate) [ Word Problems based on topics like Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Probability, Partnership, Time, Speed & Distance etc.]


Number Series asked in 1st Shift:

1 ) 6, 4, 5, 11, 39, ?

2 ) 5, 28, 47, 64, 77 ,  ?

3 ) 89, 88, 85, 78, 63, ?

4 ) 7, 4, 5, 12, 52, ?

5 ) 190, 94, 46, 22, ? , 4


Solution :

1 ) x1-2.....x2-3..... x3-4..... x4-5.... x5-6

2 ) +23....+19.....+17......+13.....+11


3 ) -1.....-3...... -7...... -9...... -15

4 ) x0.5+0.5.....  x1+1.....  x2+2.....  x4+4.... x8+8

5 ) x0.5-1....x0.5-1....x0.5-1.....x0.5-1.....x0.5-1



Note : IBPS RRB PO Prelims cut off will be different for all states and it varies according to the vacancies published by IBPS.



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