IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the official recruitment agency affiliated with various banks in India, has published the result for **IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims** exam. IBPS had conducted the RRB Prelims exam for Office Assistant post in August 2018.

The IBPS RRB Clerk result or IBPS RRB office assistant result can be accessed from the IBPS official website, ibps.in.

**IBPS RRB Office Assistant Result:**

Follow these steps to check your IBPS RRB Clerk or Office Assistant results:

Step 1: Visit the official IBPS website: www.ibps.in

Step 2: Click on the result link on the home page.

Step 3: Enter your registration details on the next page

Step 4: View your result status.

**The link for the convenience of the test-takers**: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/rrb7boajun18/ressd7oa_sep18/login.php?appid=3c09a70cf37c9a957048e21458eca08c

Candidates who qualify the IBPS RRB Prelims exam will have to appear for the IBPS RRB Main examination. The admit card for the IBPS RRB Main examination will be released in September and the Main examination will be conducted on October 7, 2018 (for Office Assistant).

IBPS has already released the admit card for the Officer Scale I Main exam and Officer Scale II and II Single exam.

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**IBPS**

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the examination IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018 for the recruitment of Scale-1 Officers in the Regional Rural Banks. IBPS RRB until 2015 had a single level exam for both Office Assistant and Officer Scale-1 posts. Since 2016, there has been a two-tier exam for both the posts. Regional Rural Banks are local level banking organizations operating in the different States of India. They have been created with a view to serving primarily the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. However, RRBs may have branches set up for urban operations and their area of operation may include urban areas too. The area of operation of RRBs is limited to the area as notified by Government of India covering one or more districts in the State.

**Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB OS-1 Prelims:**

The Quantitative Aptitude section consists of questions from the following topics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Data Interpretation.

**Practice Sample Questions for IBPS RRB OS-1 Prelims Exam:**

**1. Two bus tickets from city P to Q and three tickets from city P to S cost Rs. 66 but three tickets from city P to Q and two tickets from city P to S cost Rs. 63. What are the fares for cities Q and S from P?**

A. Rs. 8, Rs. 16

B. Rs. 13, Rs. 12

C. Rs. 12, Rs. 14

D. Rs. 15, Rs. 13

**Answer: C**

**Explanation:**

Let Rs. x be the fare of the city Q from city P and Rs. y be the fare of city S from the city P.

Then, 2x + 3y = 66 ...(i) and

3x + 2y = 63 ...(ii)

Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2 and subtracting, we get: y = 14.

Putting y = 14 in (i), we get: x = 12.

**2. For what value of the constant K does the system of equations 3x - 2y = 12 and 6x - 4y = 3K have an infinite number of solutions?**

A. 4

B. 8

C. 10

D. 16

**Answer: B**

**Explanation:**

For the system of equations 3x -2y = 12 and 6x - 4y = 3K to have an infinite number of solutions, the two equations must be equivalent.

If we multiply all terms of the first equation by 2, we obtain

6x - 4y = 24

For the two equations to be equivalent we must have 24 = 3K which when solved gives K = 8.

**3. The blood groups of 250 people are distributed as follows: 60 have type A blood, 68 have B blood type, 82 have O blood type and 40 have type AB blood. If a person from this group is selected at random, what is the probability that this person has AB blood type?**

A. 0.16

B. 0.80

C. 1

D. 0

**Answer:**

**Explanation:**

We use the empirical formula of the probability

Frequency for AB blood | |

P(E)= | ________________________________________________ |

Total frequencies |

= 40 / 250 = 0.16

**4. In how many ways can you rearrange the word TIGER such that the rearranged word starts with a vowel?**

A. 60

B. 95

C. 104

D. 48

**Answer: D**

**Explanation:** TIGER is a five-lettered word. Since the rearranged word has to start with a vowel, the first letter can be either E or I. The balance 4 letters can be arranged in 4P4 or 4! ways.

→ Total number of words = 2 × 4! = 48.

**5. A boy has 10 trousers and 13 shirts. In how many different ways can he select a trouser and a shirt?**

A. 23

B. 90

C. 130

D. 145

**Answer: C**

**Explanation:**

The boy can select one trouser in 10 ways.

The boy can select one shirt in 13 ways.

The number of ways in which he can select one trouser and one shirt is 10 * 13 = 130 ways.

**Study the following table and answer the questions from 6 to 10.**

**Number of Candidates Appeared and Qualified in a Competitive Examination from the Different States Over the Years.**

State | Year | |||||||||

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | ||||||

App. | Qual. | App. | Qual. | App. | Qual. | App. | Qual. | App. | Qual. | |

A | 6800 | 730 | 8500 | 955 | 6800 | 850 | 7400 | 1020 | 9500 | 1125 |

B | 7100 | 640 | 9200 | 999 | 9200 | 920 | 8450 | 980 | 8800 | 775 |

C | 6000 | 880 | 8800 | 1025 | 9700 | 890 | 9800 | 995 | 9750 | 1200 |

D | 7500 | 750 | 9500 | 1150 | 7800 | 980 | 8700 | 1250 | 8950 | 1010 |

E | 7300 | 680 | 7600 | 1096 | 8750 | 1350 | 7600 | 885 | 7990 | 945 |

**6. The total number of candidates qualified from all the states together in 2001 is approximate what percentage of the total number of candidates qualified from all the states together in 2002?**

A. 105%

B. 98%

C. 120%

D. 85%

**Answer: A**

**Explantion:**

Percentage = [(955+999+1025+1150+1096) / (850+920+890+980+1350)*100]%

= [(5225) / (4990)*100]%

= 104.7 % 105%

**7. In which of the given years the number of candidates appeared from State E has a maximum percentage of qualified candidates?**

A. 2000

B. 2001

C. 2002

D. 2004

**Answer: D**

**Explanation:**

The percentages of candidates qualified to candidates appeared from State E during different years are:

In 2000→ [(680/7300))100]% = 9.3%

In 2001→ [(1096/7600))100]% =14.4%

In 2002→ [(1350/8750))100]% =15.4%

In 2003→ [(885/7600))100]% = 11.6%

In 2004→ [(945/7990))100]% =11.8 %

**8. What are the average candidates who appeared from State A during the given years?**

A. 8500

B. 7800

C. 9300

D. 6900

**Answer: B**

**Explanation:**

Average = (6800+8500+6800+7400+9500) / 5

= 39000 / 5

=7800

**9. What is the percentage of candidates qualified from State B for all the years together, over the candidates appeared from State B during all the years together?**

A. 12%

B. 13%

C. 11%

D. 10%

**Answer: D**

**Explanation:**

Percentage: [(640+999+920+980+775) /(7100+9200+9200+8450+8800)*100] %

→ [(4314) /(42750)*100] %

→ 10%

**10. The percentage of a total number of qualified candidates to the total number of appeared candidates among all the five states in 2000 is?**

A. 10.6%

B. 12.36%

C. 11.23%

D. 13.65%

**Answer: A**

**Explanation:**

Percentage: [(730+640+880+750+680) / (6800+7100+6000+7500+7300) *100]

→ [(3680) / (34700) *100]%

→ 10.6%

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**IBPS RRB Clerk 2018 - Preparation Plan **

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) started conducting this IBPS Clerk exam in 2011 which, since then has been a gateway to the lucrative career in Banking Industry for a lot of students and working professionals across India. 15 Lakh + students appeared(from Official website www.ibps.in) for IBPS clerk Exam 2017 and with all that is happening around us – IT Layoffs and the economic slowdown, the number is definitely expected to rise considerably. The exam is to be conducted in two phases, Prelims and Mains. Here are things that you should know about IBPS Clerk 2018

**IBPS RRB Clerk 2018, Exam will be conducted in three phases:**

Preliminary Exam

Mains Exam

**The Number of vacancies:** The number of vacancies is seeing a drop every year. IBPS has announced 7883 vacancies for Clerical Cadre posts in 19 banks. In 2018 the number of vacancies may be Increase or Decrease.

**The number of candidates appearing for the exam:** 14 Lakh+ for last year( For IBPS RRB 2017). It expected to rise for IBPS Clerk 2018.

**IBPS RRB Clerk 2018 Exam Dates:**

Important Dates: | |

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Release Date | -September 2018 |

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form Starting Date | -September 2018 |

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2018 Last Date to Apply | -October 2018 |

Last Date to Pay Fee | -3rd Week of October 2018 |

IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam Date | -8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018 |

IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Date | -20th January 2019 |

**How to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2018**

The number of vacancies is seeing a drop every year. This is partly due to automation. To excel in IBPS Clerk 2018, one should start preparation early as well as be smart with their preparation strategy. The first step, however, is to understand the pattern and Syllabus for Prelims and Mains examinations.

**IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam pattern**

S.No | Section | No. of Questions | Total Marks | Duration |

1 | Numerical Ability | 35 | 35 | 60 minutes composite time |

2 | Reasoning Ability | 35 | 35 | |

3 | English Language | 30 | 30 | |

Total | 100 | 100 | 1 hour |

**IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 Pattern **

S.No | Section | No. of Questions | Total Marks | Duration | Time/Question | Marks/Question |

1 | English Language | 40 | 40 | 35 minutes | 52 Seconds | 1 |

2 | General Awareness | 50 | 50 | 35 minutes | 42 Seconds | 1 |

3 | Quantitative Aptitude | 50 | 50 | 45 minutes | 54 Seconds | 1 |

4 | Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge | 50 | 60 | 45 minutes | 54 Seconds | 1.2 |

Total | 190 | 200 | 160 minutes |

Two important things to note are:

There will be a negative marking of a 1/4th mark for every wrong question in both Prelims and Main Examinations.

The marks obtained in Main Exam along with the local language proficiency test will determine candidate's chances of getting into the final merit list.

**IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam Syllabus**

**English Language**

English section in IBPS Clerk Prelims consists of following topics:

Reading Comprehension

Para Jumbles

Grammar

Paragraph Completion

IBPS Clerk English Language: Grammar-based questions

IBPS Clerk English Language: Reading Comprehension Question types

**Numerical Ability**

The Numerical Ability consists of questions from the following topics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Data Interpretation. Since our primary focus is on clearing the cut-offs, let's classify the topics into various difficulty levels considering average time spent to solve the questions.

**Easy** - Quadratic Equations, Simplifications and Approximations, Number Series, Time and Work

**Moderate** - Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio & Proportions, Profit, and Loss, SI & CI

**Difficult** - Time Speed & Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Mixtures, Mensuration

Make sure you complete practicing all the easy category questions first which will give you ample time to work on weak areas. Analyze your performance regularly.

IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability: Time, Speed and Distance Questions

**Reasoning Ability**

Reasoning section has seen an increase in the number of questions which makes it a crucial section for optimum scoring. Let us classify the topics using a similar approach

**Easy** - Series, Analogies, Odd Pair, Directions, Numbers & Rankings, Dictionary Test

**Moderate** - Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency, Computer Knowledge

**Difficult** - Coding-Decoding, Input-Output machine, Complex puzzles

Though the topics are few, Reasoning is a vast section with various models in each section. Practice as many as you can, take sectional tests frequently and keep taking full length tests.

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Input-Output Based Questions

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Arrangement based Puzzles

IBPS Clerk Reasoning - Clocks & Calendars Based Questions

**IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Syllabus**

**Quantitative Aptitude**

The Quantitative Aptitude section consists of questions from the following topics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Data Interpretation. Since our primary focus is on clearing the cut-offs, let's classify the topics into various difficulty levels considering average time spent to solve the questions.

**Easy** - Quadratic Equations, Simplifications and Approximations, Number Series, Time and Work

**Moderate** - Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio & Proportions, Profit and Loss, SI & CI

**Difficult** - Time Speed & Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Mixtures, Mensuration

Make sure you complete practicing all the easy category questions first which will give you ample time to work on weak areas. Analyze your performance regularly.

**English Language**

English section in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam consists of following topics:

Reading Comprehension

Para Jumbles

Grammar

Paragraph Completion

Error Sclerktting

Fill in the Blanks

Odd one out

To clear the cut-offs in this section, keep your focus on RC, Cloze test, Para completion and fill in the blanks. Read the newspaper every day and keep taking sectional tests on a regular basis. To improve your vocabulary you can use Conduira Online's Vocab Prep mobile app and stay updated.

IBPS Clerk English Language: Grammar-based questions

IBPS Clerk English Language: Reading Comprehension Question types

**Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude**

Reasoning section clubbed with Computer Aptitude sees an increase in the number of questions which makes it a crucial section for optimum scoring. Let us classify the topics using a similar approach

**Easy** - Series, Analogies, Odd Pair, Directions, Numbers & Rankings, Dictionary Test

**Moderate** - Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency, Computer Knowledge

**Difficult** - Coding-Decoding, Input-Output machine, Complex puzzles

Though the topics are few, Reasoning is a vast section with various models in each section. Practice as many as you can, take sectional tests frequently and keep giving full-length tests.

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Input-Output Based Questions

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Arrangement based Puzzles

IBPS Clerk Reasoning - Clocks & Calendars Based Questions

**General Awareness**

This is one section for which the preparation should optimally begin in the build-up to the examination rather than a week before. The topics covered in this section are - National/International issues of last 4-6 months, Indian banking system, Abbreviations, Government schemes, National and International Financial Institutions. Check out our Daily GK Digest for Everyday news, current affairs & GK questions with answers.

One important way to prepare for this section is to take quizzes frequently. This not just increases your question base but also increases your acquaintance to the time-bound environment. We provide Weekly Quizzes to test your knowledge on the most important happenings of the week.

Apart from Daily GK Digest and Weekly Quizzes, Conduira Online also provides GK In-Depth Blogs. In these blogs, most relevant topics for bank exams are discussed in detail.

Bank Exam Preparation on the General Awareness Section

**Preparation plan:**

The study schedule is formulated by considering the time an average student needs to study a topic. Hence, it is perfectly possible for you to complete your studies in the time you have.

Topics from the syllabus are arranged in the IBPS Clerk Study Schedule as per difficulty level. Thus, the easiest topics are at the top of this schedule. Whereas, the moderate and difficult topics are found in the syllabus.

This IBPS Clerk Study Plan covers the entire syllabus & make you prepare for the best possible way. So if you are not clear with the IBPS Clerk syllabus then go through the link below before moving further.

**Finding areas of improvement:**

Start by taking an IBPS Clerk Mock Test to assess where you stand. Don’t let the result demoralize you. It’s just a measure of what you are good at and the areas that need your attention. So, tests can help you, to practice more on weak areas in the required syllabus. Conduira Online provide you with free mock-tests to help you assess your strengths and areas of improvement. Attempt **short quizzes** to increase your speed. This will help you attempt number of questions in the exams. Since the atmosphere in exams is stressful, already mastering quickness is an additional benefit.

**Few important tips here will be:**

Take not more than 15 minutes per section

Focus on sectional Cut-offs. You don’t need to be a James Bond and score 100/100.

Last year negative marking of a 1/4th mark for every wrong question. Please attempt confident answers first.

Not all questions will take 1 – minute. Most of the Quant questions can be solved very quickly.

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