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IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

Institute For Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has issued the notification of Regional Rural Bank for both office assistant and officers (scale I, II and III) which are expected to be conducted in the month of November and December. The selection process for IBPS RRB Office assistant and Officers is more or less same as the only difference is that the candidates who are appearing for IBPS RRB Officer Exam would have to give an interview after clearing the IBPS RRB Officer Prelims and Main. Whereas for IBPS RRB Office Assistants the candidates are called for training once they are through with IBPS RRB Preliminary and Main Examination.

This article will help the candidates in understanding the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for both the post’s i.e Office Assistant as well as Officers.

As the candidates appearing for this year’s IBPS RRB Exam must know for which scale officer they want to apply as shown in the table for IBPS RRB SCALE II & III officer there is a single stage exam instead of IBPS RRB Mains which is to be given by only those candidates who are appearing for IBPS RRB Scale I Officer only. The candidates who are looking to give 2017 IBPS RRB exam should see the table below to understand what all topics will be covering the sections on different phases of IBPS RRB Exam.

Office Assistants Officers ( Scale Wise)
Scale I Scale II (GBO) Scale II (SC) Scale III


Prelims And Mains Prelims,

Mains &


Single Stage Exam &


Single Stage Exam &


Single Stage Exam &


Prelims Marks Allocation 80 80 80 80 80
Mains Marks Allocation 200 200 200 200 200
No. Of Sections In Prelims 2 2 2 2 2
No. Of Sections In Mains 5 5 5 6 5

Note- i. Scale II GBO- IBPS RRB Officer Scale II General Banking Officer.

  1. Scale II SC – IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Specialist Cadre.

We advise the candidates to see the marks distribution for every phase in either IBPS RRB Office Assistant or IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II and III so that they can attempt the sections in accordance with the cutoff which is required for clearing the same section. As IBPS RRB Examination have various topics that cover a section so we recommend the candidates to be through with every topic as to reach to the next phase in IBPS RRB Exam clearing every section is a must.

Stay tuned with Byju’s to get all the details of the IBPS exams with important dates, syllabus and pattern. Byju’s also provide the aspirants with preparation tips to help strategize a proper preparation plan and get an edge for the exams.

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