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IBPS CWE RRB (Office Assistant) 2014 Exam Analysis

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the year’s first online examination for the recruitment of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks across the country on September 14, 2014.

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 Good Attempts Good Score Approximate time taken (in minutes)
Reasoning 40 50 Easy 32-33 40 35-40
Numerical Ability 40 50 Easy 32-33 40 35-40
General Awareness 40 40 Moderate 30 30 20
English Language/Hindi Language 40 40 Easy English – 25-30
Hindi – 30-35
English – 25
Hindi - 30
Computer Knowledge 40 20 Easy 33-35 15 20
Total 200 200   160-170 155-160 150




The details of the individual sections are given below:

This section saw primarily easy level of questions. A student should have attempted at least 32 - 33 questions. Some of the topics on which questions were asked were Seating Arrangement, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Data Sufficiency, etc. No puzzle was asked.

Numerical Ability
The questions in this section were quite easy. There were 5 simple questions on a data interpretation. Some of the topics on which questions were asked were Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Averages, Age related problems, etc.

General Awareness  
The maximum number of questions from this section was from Current Affairs & General Knowledge. Questions from banking were also there. This section was of moderate difficulty level.

Below are some of the questions asked:
Agriculture growth in FY 2014-2015?
Jacques Kallis retired from international cricket he belongs to which country?
Top country for export dairy milk?
Where does the Kosi river originate?
Aizawl capital of .....?
Narendra Modi had visited Nepal after how many year last pm visited this country?

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 Passage)
Error Spotting 5
Spelling and Usage of Words 5
Para Jumble 5
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 5





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

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information. 

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