IBPS RRB 2019 Prelims Exam (Officer Scale 1 & Office Assistant) is going to begin on 3 August and this examination drive will continue till 25 August 2019. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS RRB 2019 Prelims exam on 3, 4 & 11 August for Officer Scale 1 post and on 17, 18 and 25 August for Office Assistant post. As per the IBPS RRB Prelims 2019 Exam Pattern, a total 80 questions will be asked – 40 from Reasoning and 40 from Numerical Ability. Here in this article, we have shared the important topics of Numerical Ability section of the IBPS RRB exam. Candidates appearing for the IBPS RRB 2019 Prelims exam should devote this precious time on practice and revision of the important Numerical Ability topics.
As per the past trends, of the total 40 Numerical Ability questions, Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic, Arithmetic and Number system form the major part. Though candidates already preparing for the exam must have got the idea of the exam pattern, but there is more to it. IBPS RRB Prelims is not only about 80 questions, there is time limit and a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. So, before you appear for the prelims have a look at these important Numerical Ability topics and prepare accordingly, considering your weak and strong areas. Check here the important Numerical Ability topics along with their difficulty level such as Easy, Moderate and Difficult and start preparing for IBPS RRB Prelims exam accordingly:
|Number System||Easy to medium|
|Percentage + Average||Easy to medium|
|Ratio & Proportion + Profit & Loss||Easy to medium|
|Problems on Ages||Easy|
|Simplification (Fractions, Decimals, Square roots)||Medium|
|Time and Work||Medium|
|Time, Speed and Distance||Medium|
|Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Medium|
|Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Figures)||Easy to Medium|
|Geometry (Circle, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Cone, Cylinder, Sphere)||Difficult|
Tips to prepare Numerical Ability Topics
Have a look at some tips to prepare for the Important Numerical Ability Topics of the IBPS RRB 2019 Exam:
1. Practice Short-Cut Methods
There are short-cut methods and tricks for various numerical ability topics such as square roots, tables, cubes, and others. Candidates should learn and practice these shortcuts and tricks to sane on their time while giving the exam.
2. Follow Proper Strategy
Prepare for the arithmetic and quadratic topics by following a proper strategy. Aspirants can get hold of a particular topic only by practicing more and more.
3. Time Management
The key to crack any competitive exam is to manage time judiciously. Aspirants should manage their time productively while appearing for the IBPS RRB exam. It is advisable that more than one minute should not be devoted to any question from the Numerical Ability section.
4. Practice Mock Tests & Previous Year Question Papers
Candidates should practice as much Practice Papers and Previous Year Question Papers as they can to be sure about their preparation level. Moreover, if candidates take these mock tests online, it will be beneficial for them as it will give them a decent idea about their speed and accuracy.
5. Know your weak & strong areas
By practicing well for the IBPS RRB exam, candidates will get to know their weak and strong areas. Once you get command over this, focus more on your strong areas. It will help you in solving the exam paper on time with high degree of accuracy.