How to Crack IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam in Two Months

How to Prepare IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam in 2 Months?

In this article, we have formed a 2 months preparation plan divided into 8 weeks to crack IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam 2018. This plan does not only cover the whole syllabus but also provide time to revise it properly. It is highly advisable for all the interested candidates to devote at least 3 hours per day. This time should be utilized to cover new topics as well for mock tests.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to conduct Office Assistant examination from 19th August, 2018. Thus, it is high time that students start focusing on their preparation. In order to have some fruitful results, it is very crucial to plan a strategy on how you can crack IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam. Divide the entire syllabus in 8 weeks and make sure that you stick to it.

In IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Preliminary Examination, the questions would be asked from two sections Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.  But, we will also discuss English, General Knowledge and Computer Knowledge for Mains Examination.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary Examination Pattern

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
2 Reasoning Ability 40 40

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Examination Pattern

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
2 General Awareness 40 40
3 (a)* English Language

Hindi Language

40

40

40

40

4 Reasoning Ability 40 50
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20

*NOTE:- Candidates have to choose between English or Hindi Language.

It is highly advisable for all the interested candidates to devote at least 3 hours per day. This time should be utilised to cover new topics as well for mock tests.
In IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary Examination, the questions would be asked from two sections Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.  But, we will also discuss English, General Knowledge and Computer Knowledge for Mains Examination.

Weekly Preparation Plan for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam (Preliminary and Mains Both)

Preliminary Exam Plan

Weeks Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
Week 1
  • Ratio and percentages
  • Learn tables till 30, Squares till 25, Cube till 20.
  • Coding
  • inequality
Week 2
  • Data Interpretation
  • Profit and loss
  • Number Series
  • blood relations
  • Direction Sense
Week 3
  • Partnership Time
  • Work Pipes and cisterns
  • sitting arrangement
  • syllogism
Week 4
  • data interpretation concepts like pie, bar, tubular and solve multiple types of graphs.
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Alphanumeric Symbol sequence
  • Order & Ranking
Week 5
  • simple and compound interest
  • time speed and distance
  • Puzzles: Ranking
  • Letter & Alphabet Coding
Week 6
  • time and work
  • permutation and combination
  • Revise all previous topics
Week 7
  • Probability
  • Simplification and data interpretation
  • Prepare study notes
Week 8
  • Revise all previous topics and solve mock tests
  • Practice Mock Tests

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Subjects

How to prepare for Language?

In this section, students would have to make a choice between English or Hindi as per the comforts of their respective language. The most basic tip for this section is to read as many books, novels and newspapers as possible. This will make them familiar with new vocabulary, sentence formation, reading comprehensions etc. For English, it is mandatory for a candidate to have a good grasp on grammar.  Solving Previous years papers and mock tests is extremely important.

Areas to focus on:-

Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting.

Important Books:

  • Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis – Penguin
  • Objective English – Edgar Thorpe – Pearson (2013)
  • High School English Grammar & Composition – Wren & Martin – S. Chand.

General Knowledge

This is one of the most time saving section of the entire paper. Any student who has a deep knowledge about the world can excel in it. The best tip for this subject is to read newspapers daily and be aware about the recent events happening around the world. With small efforts, it can be the most scoring subjects among all.

Areas to be focus on:-Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial Awareness, Indian Economy, Markets Operations.

Important Books:

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge (4th Edition)
  • Manorama Year Book 2017
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

Computer Knowledge

The purpose of this subject is to check the proficiency of the candidate in terms of computer and digital knowledge. There is no hard and fast rule to excel for this section. Scoring in this section completely depends on an individual’s memorizing skills. One has to learn the facts relating to computer and digital world.

Some most common topics:-Computer Hardware, Internet, Keyboard Shortcuts, Networking, MS-Word, MS-Excel etc.

Important Books

  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 2610 + Objective Question – Kiran Prakashan

General Tips to Crack IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam

  • Time Management:-  Candidates should know the strategy to complete the exam in time. Usually, students score less marks because they do not have enough time to finish the paper. Thus, it is necessary to important for everybody to focus on their speed as well as accuracy.
  • Mock Tests and Previous Years Papers:- To understand the exam pattern as well as the level of difficulty of different questions, it is necessary to solve at least one mock test everyday. And the important thing is to solve them with time limit. So that they can have an idea about their ability to finish the exam on time.
  • Shortcut Techniques:- Time is the most important factor in all the competitive exams. In order to use it optimally, it is advisable for students to learn various trick and shortcuts for subjects like quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.
  • Reading Habits: Reading is such a productive habit that it pays off in everything. If we talk about this particular exam, the habit of reading will benefit the students in General Awareness, English/Hindi Language and Computer Knowledge. Thus, read anything you can lay your hands on.

We request all the students to focus on one thing the most:- Solve previous years question papers and mock tests. They are extremely important as it provides a basis to anticipate the level of questions difficulty as well the exam pattern.

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