How to prepare for the IBPS RRB PO?

From this year, IBPS has made some changes in the pattern of the RRB Officer Scale I & Office Assistant exam so firstly we should be aware of the exam pattern. The prelim exam for Officer Scale-I will have total 80 questions which will be spread over two section.

As the syllabus of almost all the competitive exams remains the same, you can crack all exam by preparing just once. It like one time investment. Once you have mastered all this topics and sections, you would be able to appear for all exams with confidence. Here i am giving my master guide to people who are preparing on their own. Once you will purchase these books and start preparing from them , your confidence will start building up. I am confident that you would get satisfaction after reading this blog.

I have given some Marks-Time analysis for IBPS PO 2016–17 recruitment, if your are targeting some other exams, you can neglect it and just focus on books which i recommended.

  • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Question-35
    • Marks-35
    • Questions-50
    • Marks-50
    • Time-40 minutes
    • Prelims:
    • Mains:


    • Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers. Approximation Wrong Number, Decimal Fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications. Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio, and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion. Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest, Time and work, Time and Distance, Average, Mensuration. Permutation and combination, Data tables, Probability, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Mixed graphs, Case study.


  • Reasoning –

M.K.Pandey by BSC Publication and Sachivali

  • Quent –

R.S.Agarwal (Best for banking preparation) and M.tyra

For DIs you can refer to Arun sharma or BSC Publication book.

  • English –

S.P.Bakshi or Common error by Ashok

Reading newspaper and magazines can help you in this subject.

  • General Awareness –

Newspaper is the best source for current affairs.

  • Computer Awareness –

Kiran publication and Arihant book for computer.

This the common study material and every aspirant is following it. So, what can give you extra push in this competition ?

  1. Follow daily quizzes from any website.I gave you the name in GA section.
  2. Solve practice papers (Last 3 years are more than sufficient because trend is changing every year) from BSC publications books.

NOTE : I’m not a marketing team member of BSC Publication.Materials from this publication are great that’s why I’m recommending you.


Last but most important thing subscribe one Online ST.

There are various options available in the market like- Olive Board /Practice Mock /Career power /BSC (once again :P).

Believe yourself !! Practice hard !!

Good Luck !!


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