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IBPS CWE (Online)-2013 Exam Analysis for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted online examination, for the recruitment of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks, across the country on the 6th of October, 2013.

The paper was expected to be easier from the RRB Officer Scale – I paper, but exactly opposite happened. There were more conceptual based questions in sections such as Reasoning, English, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. The questions in Numerical Ability were of the same level.

There were 200 questions in the paper, which had to be answered in 2 hours and 30 minutes. There were five sections in all - Reasoning, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, English Language/Hindi Language and Computer Knowledge. Other than the fourth section, where in a candidate had to attempt either the section on English Language or the one on Hindi Language, all the other sections were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. Each question had 5 options. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections.

The pattern of the test was as follows:
Section Total Questions Max. Marks Level of Difficulty Possible Attempts Possible Score
Reasoning 40 50 Easy-Moderate 30-34 37-42
Numerical Ability 40 50 Easy 34-36 40-45
General Awareness 40 40 Moderate 25 21-23
English Language/Hindi Language 40 40 Easy-Moderate 35-38 33-36
Computer Knowledge 40 20 Easy-Moderate 26-30 13-15
Total 200 200     144-161

The details of the individual sections are given below:

This section saw primarily saw moderate level of questions. A student should have attempted at least 30 questions.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic Number of Questions
Coding Decoding 6
Analytical Reasoning 1
Word arrangement 1
String Arrangement 5
Seating Arrangement (Linear & Circular) 12
Direction 2
Dictionary Based Arrangement 5
Syllogism 5
Letter Series 1
Making Words 2

English Language
Questions on Error spotting, Spelling and Cloze test dominated this section. There was one Reading Comprehension passage with 10 questions. The questions in this section were fairly easy.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10( One Paragraph)
Error Spotting 10
Spelling and Usage of Words 5
Para Jumble 5
Cloze Test 10

Hindi Language
The questions in Hindi Language were of the same pattern as was asked in English.

Numerical Ability
Questions on BODMAS and Arithmetic dominated this section. In general, it was of easy to moderate difficulty level. The questions on approximation were slightly on the tougher side.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic Number of Questions
Approximation 5
Number Series 5
Arithmetic 13
Mensuration 1
Clock 1

General Awareness  
The maximum number of questions from this section was from Banking and Economy. Some questions from Current Affairs were also there. This section was of moderate difficulty level.

Computer Knowledge
This section comprised questions of moderate difficulty level based on basic knowledge of computers. The main areas from which questions were asked are: Windows, Networking, Hardware and Software.

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