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


IBPS RRB PO Prelims Analysis 2017: Dear Aspirants, as you all know IBPS is start conducting the RRB PO Exam ( Officer Scale -1 ) Prelims 2017 Exam and as the third shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2017 3rd 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 - 3rd Shift Analysis (9th September 2017) : Read the detailed Exam review for IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2017 conducted in third Shift in which we have share the topics and questions which were asked from both the sections. Exam Time for first shift : 01:00 pm to 2:00 pm


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 ( 8 People - Some facing center and some facing Outside )

Box Puzzle – 5 Question  (Moderate)

Month Based Puzzle ( 7 People 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 asked.


Q.  Find the 3rd letter from the left of the meaningful word that can be formed with letters E,O,T,N.


Box Puzzles asked :

Four box between G and H. Two person sit between G and I. Number of person between H and M is same as between H and K. K sits above M. One person sit between J and L.  N is immediately below L.


Quantitative Aptitude - (Easy - Moderate)

Number Series – 5 Questions (Moderate)

Simplification – 5 Questions (easy)

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

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 3rd shift:

1 ) 17, 31, 15, 33,  13, ?

2 ) 0.5, 2, 8, 35, ?, 1079 

3 ) 167, 164, 159, 150,  ?, 100

4 ) 2, 8, 28, 54, 53,  ?

5 ) 973, 325, 109, 37, 13, ?


Solution :

1 ) Alternate Series of +2 and -2

2 ) ×2+1...×3+2....×4+3....×5+4

3 ) -3......-5......-9.......-17...........-33


4 ) 2x8-8..... 8x4-4...... 28x2-2.....54x1-1....... 53x0.5-0.5

5 ) (973+2)/3.......(325+2)/3......(109+2)/3.......(37+2)/3......(13+2)/3


Some of the Word Problems Asked Today :

Q.1 The average of two consecutive even numbers is 109 and the average of two consecutive odd numbers is 114. If the smaller odd number is 3 greater than the larger even number then what is the sum of the smaller odd number and the larger even number.

Q.2 Four years hence, B will be 30 years old. The ratio of A's age one year hence to B's age one year ago is 4:%. Find the age of A 5 years ago.

Q.3 The ratio of Curved Surface Area to Total Surface Area of Cylinder is 3:5. If the curved surface area of the cylinder is 1848 metre square, find the height of the cylinder.

Q.4 The Cost Price of B is 60% more than A. A was sold at 60% profit and B was sold at 20% loss. If the difference between their Selling Price is R. 32/-, find the cost price of B.

Q.5 A started a business after investing Rs. 1200/-. After 'x' months, B joined with a capital of Rs. 1500/-. At the end of the year, B's share was Rs. 750/- out of the total profit of Rs. 1950/-. What is the value of 'x'?

Q. 6 There are 5 white balls, 6 red balls and 4 green balls. 2 balls are drawn one after the other. Find the probability that none of them is White. 

Q.7 A can complete a work in 15 days. B is 50% more efficient than A. Both A and B work together for some days, then B leaves and A finishes the remaining 1/3rd of the work. For how many days A & B worked together?


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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