IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains: 15 Days Study Plan

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains: 15 Days Study Plan

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains, 15 Days Study Plan: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has successfully conducted the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Examination. Now candidates have started preparing for the next round. This exam is regarded as one of the most challenging papers in the country. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains 2018 is going to held on 30th September.

In order to secure good marks and qualify in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains, here is a proper 15 days study plan on How to crack IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains exam.


Crack IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains in just 15 Days

The exam is scheduled in the month of September. We expect that by now, you must have prepared all the important topics related to IBPS RRB Officer Scale I mains exam. Below are some important tips and important topics from each section. You need to keep your focus on these topics and Practice.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative section is completely based on practice as in this you required good speed with accuracy, which can only be achieved by practice.
  • Calculation becomes important part to increase speed so focus more on speedy calculation by doing is mentally and by short tricks.
  • Learn the basic concepts first and start with the easy level of questions.
  • Trick to score marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions from the topics like Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series.
  • After that, go for Data Interpretation as this is the topic which comprises of approx. 50% or more of the paper. Also, now the DI is coming which is based on arithmetic topics so it become important to have good command on some of the arithmetic topics like Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, SI and CI.
  • Rest questions will be from miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes, and Cisterns, Partnership, probability, Mensuration, etc.    So if you are good with miscellaneous topics then you can go for this too.
  • There are topics like data sufficiency and quantity I & Quantity II types which take more time as you have to solve more than one statement to compare. So, try to attempt these types of questions at last.

Important topics:

Data Interpretation |Time and work |Number Series |Probability |Percentage |

Reasoning Ability

  • This section is scoring one if you have control over basics.
  • The trick to attempt maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. 
  • There are some topics go for them first likes Syllogism, Coding Decoding, Inequality, Input-output, and Series based questions from which the set of 4-5 questions are there so, if you master these topics then defiantly you will be landing on the safer side.
  • Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to solve and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section.
  • Practice more and more puzzles because weightage of puzzles is more. Almost every time a puzzle and sitting arrangement comes with 3-5 questions and there are 4-5 sets. So, overall 50% of the paper comprises of puzzle and sitting arrangement. Considering this year pattern so far we can see this percentage has increased.
  • Don’t get too engrossed in any question in the actual examination as you’ll have other questions to attempt as well. If you feel they are too time consuming, a smart choice will be to skip them.
  • If you are good in English and understanding language then do go for logical Reasoning as that is less time consuming and you can find 6-8 question from this topic.
  • There are some new pattern introduced in which you find condition based alphabet and numeric series, which are easy you just have to focus on the information and condition given.

Important Topics

Puzzle and sitting arrangement |Input-Output |Coding Decoding | Syllogism |Logical Reasoning


  • English is not a subject but a Language and one needs proper time in order to get used to a Language. So every student have his/her own strategy to score good in this.
  • As we know English of banking exams is more based on your reading skills so improve it by daily reading relevant thing rather than mastering yourself in grammar as you don’t have that much of time.
  • If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. 
  • But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end. 
  • The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that vocab and phrases based questions first and then the questions that need a deeper penetration through the paragraphs. 
  • The important topics for cloze test and error detections are subject verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you do some other questions too that will be based on grammar.

Important Topics:

Reading Comprehension | Cloze Test | Error Detection | Idioms and Phrases |Para Jumble | Sentence Completion |

General Awareness

  • This section is one of the most important section because it’s easy to score marks in this subject if we go through a proper plan.  Watch current affair videos daily, read pdf and newspaper and note down important points and revise them on regular basis.\
  • Regular practice is very important for this section as you can’t learn all the current affairs in one week before exam.
  • Banking plays an important role in this section as the current affairs is related to banking and also there are questions which is from basic banking awareness.
  • Coming to static awareness, the question asked from this is directly related to the current affairs.
  • Attempt quizzes and mocks to master this section.


Day-Wise Study Plan For IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains

Days Subjects Mocks Schedule
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Day 1 Syllogism (Reverse) Data Interpretation Fillers and Cloze Test (New Pattern) Sectional Test
Day 2 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Number Series Para Jumble
Day 3 Coding Decoding (New Pattern) Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension Mock 1
Day 4 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Sufficiency Error Detection (New Pattern)
Day 5 Data Sufficiency Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension Sectional Test
Day 6 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Quantity I & Quantity II Para Completion
Day 7 Input-Output Data Sufficiency Reading Comprehension Mock 2
Day 8 Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation Error Detection (New Pattern) Sectional Test
Day 9 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Miscellaneous Topics Reading Comprehension Sectional Test
Day 10 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation Phrase Replacement
Day 11 Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking Miscellaneous Topics Fillers and Cloze Test (New Pattern) Mock 3
Day 12 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation Para Completion Mock 4
Day 13 New Pattern Series Data Interpretation Sentence Correction Sectional Test
Day 14 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Miscellaneous Topics Error Detection (New Pattern)
Day 15 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension Mock 5

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