IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Online Preparation

   

How to prepare online for IBPS RRB OS(Officer Scale)-1 2018

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. The IBPS RRB OS(Officer Scale)-1 exam 2018 will be conducted around August.

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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.

  • Last year the number of vacancies stood at 5539. For IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018, we can expect a slightly less if not a similar number. 
  • Pay scale went as high as 30,000-35,000 at 100% DA

Selection Procedure for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personal Interview

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018 Selection Procedure

How to prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018

The number of vacancies is seeing a drop every year. This is partly due to automation. To excel in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018, one should start preparation early as well as be smart with their preparation strategy. The first step, however, is to understand the Syllabus for Prelims and Mains examinations. 

(I) IBPS RRB 2018 - Officer Scale 1 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Preliminary Exam Pattern consists of 80 questions & in 2 sections and 45 minutes of time. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is this:

S.No Section Medium of the test No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40   Composite time of 45 minute
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40
  Total   80 80

(II) IBPS RRB 2018 - Officer Scale 1 Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 120 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is this:

S.No Section Medium of the exam No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of 120 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4(a) English Language English 40 40
 4(b) Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 40
  Total   200 200

Important: Candidates can opt either 4(a) or 4(b). There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question. Marks obtained in Mains exam along with the performance in Personal Interview will determine the shortlist of candidates. 

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018 Prelims 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. 

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Reasoning Ability

Reasoning section is 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 RRB Officer Scale-1 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

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English Language

English section in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Mains Exam consists of following topics: 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Error Spotting
  • Mis-Spelt Word/Idiom Phrase/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 everyday 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.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge

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.

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. 

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Preparation plan for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018:

Finding areas of improvement: Start by taking an IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2018 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. Trouble finding mock tests? We at Conduira Online provide you with free mock-tests to help you assess your strengths and areas of improvement. 

Make a monthly plan: Once the weak areas are identified, it’s time to work upon improving in them. For the next one month concentrate hard on improving in these areas at the same time while maintaining your strengths with regular practice.

Time for Tests! – By the end of the month, you should be looking at taking module tests to assess your improvement in weak areas consistently and at the same time take occasional sectional tests.

Full length Mock tests: In the month of April/May, you should start attempting IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Prelims Full length mock tests every alternate day. This will help you in assessing your strengths, weak areas and experiment with your strategies, judgement of difficulty of questions and your time management skills.

General Awareness: Read a newspaper every day. It will not only help you in GA, but also in improving Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Critical reasoning but also improve your vocabulary significantly. Also, take quizzes frequently. 

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