On the second day of the IBPS RRB Officer exam, candidates said that the difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The IBPS RRB officer exam will be held on August 11 as well. The said exam is the preliminary exam for selection of officer scale 1 post in regional rural banks (RRB). The exam is a screening test for shortlisting candidates for the main exam. The marks obtained in the prelims will not be considered for deciding the merit list.
The prelims paper consisted two sections: reasoning and quantitative aptitude. The exam carries a total of 80 marks.
Candidates opined that the reasoning section was easy to attempt and questions based on coding-decoding and alphabet series were the easiest among all.
The difficulty level of the quantitative aptitude questions was a degree higher than of the reasoning section.
"There were two sets of data interpretation. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate and questions were calculative," said Upendra Kumar Sharma, Academics, Career Launcher. "The reasoning section was dominated by questions based on analytical reasoning. There were 4 sets of Analytical Reasoning (Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement). The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate," he added.
Congruent to the response given by candidates and other experts, Vijay Jha, Academic Head, Banking Exams at Gradeup said, "the overall difficulty level of the exam was between 'Easy to Moderate'. The Reasoning Ability section was Easy while the Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate in difficulty level."
Exams for selection of Officer scale 2 and scale 3 will be held in September.
Through the RRB recruitment, IBPS will select candidates for recruitment to Officer scale 1, 2 and 3 posts and for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post. the selection process includes written exam, which is often computer based, and interview. For Office Assistant post there will be no interview.
IBPS will complete the recruitment process and the provisionally allot the candidates within January 2020.