Last Minute Strategy for IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017

Hello and welcome to exampundit. IBPS has always been a surprise
package for all the aspirants. So in order to face the unpredictability and
give your best, you need to be prepared totally. To help you prepare totally
for the IBPS RRB OS-I Mains, today we are sharing the IBPS RRB OS-I Mains Last
Minute Strategy.

Before we begin, we will look
into the exam pattern.
Type of
Total No.
of Questions
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English/Hindi Language ★
General Awareness
Computer Knowledge
★ Candidates can opt only either
English or Hindi.
Now let’s answer some of the
general queries:
I. Is there any sectional cut-off in IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017?
Answer: Yes According IBPS Handout – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test
of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview
II. What will be the ratio of Candidate Selection in IBPS RRB OS-I
Mains 2017?
Answer: 3 times the state vacancies. According to the handout: Depending on the number of vacancies
available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three
times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview,
subject to availability
III. Can I choose Hindi Language instead of English Language in IBPS
RRB OS-I Mains 2017?
Answer: Yes. A candidate can opt only either English or Hindi.
IV. If I choose Hindi instead of English will Hindi be difficult in
IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017?
Answer: Remember it is a PO Level Mains Exam. It is expected to be
V. Are there any negative marking in IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017?
Answer: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the
Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by
the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be
deducted as penalty to arrive to corrected score. If a question is left blank,
i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that

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Important Chapters for IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017
These are the list of
Important Chapters only, this does not mean you don’t have to prepare anything
  • Puzzles, Hard Puzzles & Loads
    of Difficult Puzzles.
  • New Pattern Coding-Decoding
  • New Pattern Input-Output
  • New Type of Syllogisms
  • Statements & Arguments,
  • Cause & Effects

Quantitative Aptitude:
  • Data Interpretation – Tabular,
    Pie Chart, Graph (Bar + Linear) [Can be missing data too]
  • Caselet Data Interpretation
  • Profit & Loss – Calculative
  • Average – Complex types
  • Compound Interest – Confusing pattern
  • Approximations – May appear
  • Area & Perimeter
  • Permutations & Combinations –
    May Appear
  • Quadratic Equations

English Language:
  • New Cloze Test
  • New type fillers
  • Vocabulary based fillers
  • Passage Completion
  • Incoherent Sentences
  • Comprehensions


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General Awareness:
  • Banking Awareness
  • Current Affairs – August 1 to
    October 21
  • Stock – Places, Stadiums,
    Cultural stuffs

A detailed checklist will be given tomorrow.
Computer Knowledge:
  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • Acronyms related to Computer
  • Networks
  • Basic Questions in detailed
    format (Check App’s Computer section for more)

We have added a PDF on Expected
Questions on Computer Awareness in App’s Download Section
Do’s & Don’ts for IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017
  • Do prepare high level puzzles
    before IBPS RRB OS-I Mains.
  • Do expected calculative
    quantitative aptitude problems.
  • Attempt only which you are sure
  • Do prepare Financial Current
  • Read all the Expected Questions
    we have provided.
  • Do prepare all the basics and
    advanced levels of Grammar.
  • Do secure sectional cut-offs at

  • Don’t make foul attempts.
  • Don’t waste your time in one
    section since it does not have any sectional timings.
  • Don’t think about vacancies,
    cut-offs and other stuffs.
  • Don’t underestimate yourself.
  • Don’t panic if the questions are
    lengthy or confusing.

We wish you all the best for the
IBPS RRB OS-I Mains 2017.
May the force be with you.


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