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NABARD Grade (A & B) (Online) 2015 Pre-Exam

Analysis
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NABARD Grade (A & B) (Online) 2015 Pre-Exam Analysis (1st March, 2015 Morning
Slot)
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted online examination for the
recruitment of Grade A and Grade B Officers (various posts as given in the notification) across
the country on 1st March 2015.
There were 200 questions in the paper, which had to be answered in 2 hours and 10 minutes
(130 minutes). There were four sections in all - Reasoning, English Language and Computer
Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. All the other sections except
English Language section were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. Each
question had 5 options. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks
assigned to that question for all the sections.
The pattern of the test was as follows:
Section

Total
Max.
Level of
Questions Marks Difficulty

Possible
Attempts

Possible
Score

Approximate
Time Taken
(In Minutes)

Reasoning

50

50

Moderate

30-32

27-29

40 minutes

English Language
and Computer
Awareness

60(30+30)

60

Easy

42-45

38-40

35 minutes

Quantitative
Aptitude

50

50

Moderate

30-32

26-28

40 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

Moderate
to Tough

20-22

12-15

15 minutes

Total

200

200

103-108

130

The details of the individual sections are given below:

Reasoning
This section primarily saw easy to moderate level of questions. A student should have attempted

at least 30 questions. The questions were not time consuming. There were questions on Linear
Arrangement, Circular Arrangement, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Matrix Arrangement and
Critical Reasoning. The detailed break up of questions is as follows

Topic

Number of questions

Circular Arrangement

Sitting Arrangements (Linear)

12 (6 + 6)

Matrix Arrangement

Syllogism

Input-Output

Mathematical Inequality

Critical Reasoning

Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency

Alphabetical Series

Quant Based

English Language and Computer Awareness


There was one Reading Comprehension passage with 5 questions. The passage was an easy
read and can be attempted easily. There were 5 questions each on sentence correction, Spot
the error and Fill in the blanks (2 in each question). There was a cloze passage of 10 questions
which was an easy take. The questions in this section were easier as compared to other
banking examinations.
Among the computer awareness questions, all the questions were based on basic computers
like operating system, internet, input / output devices etc.
This was the easiest section of the examination.
An attempt of 42 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
Topic

Number of questions

Reading Comprehensions

Cloze Test

10

Sentence Correction

Spot the Error

Fill in the Blanks

Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude
In general, this section was of moderate difficulty level. This section was mostly dominated by DI
questions and a few quant questions which include questions of Arithmetic (time and work,
CI/SI, percentage etc.), Number Series and Data Interpretation that include Pie Chart, Line
Chart, Table etc. The DI questions were relatively less difficult in comparison to other IBPS
Exams.
A well prepared would have attempted 30 questions easily in this section.

Topic

Number of questions

Data Interpretation - Line Graph

Data Interpretation Caselet

Data Interpretation Combinational (Pie Chart + Table)

Probability

Time and Work

Mensuration

Approximation

Partnership

Simple Interest / Compound Interest

Ages

Data Interpretation Table

Mixture and Alligation

Averages

Pipes and Cisterns

Percentages

Comparison of Variables

Series Missing number in between

General Awareness
This section comprised questions of moderate to tough difficulty level primarily based on current
affairs. A lot of questions were asked related persons like chief or chairman or various
organizations. Besides that question based on RBI policy and update related to RBI were
asked. An attempt of 20-22 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on
independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility
for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.
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