IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts it’s Regional Rural Banks (RRB) exam to select officers who will fill posts in nationalised rural banks across the country. The IBPS RRB exam promises a bright future for those who are embarking on their career in banking.

To this end, this article will provide all the information on IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern so that candidates can prepare for the exam in a systematic manner.

IBPS RRB 2019 Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern consists of :

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview Phase

*Note: The interview phase in not applicable to those candidates who are applying for the post of Office Assistant. It is applicable only for the posts of Officers Scale – I, II & III

The detailed breakdown of the exam pattern of Prelims and Mains for each post is given below.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern for Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Name of tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

Total

80

80

IBPS RRB Mains Examination for Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Durations

Reasoning

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Computer Knowledge

English/Hindi

40

20

Composite Time of 2 hours

General Awareness

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English Language / Hindi Language (Optional)

English

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

Numerical Ability

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern for Officer Scale- I

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

80

80

IBPS RRB Mains Examination Officer Scale – I

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Durations

Reasoning

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Computer Knowledge

English/Hindi

40

20

Composite Time of 2 hours

General Awareness

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English Language / Hindi Language (Optional)

English / Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Exam Pattern (General Banking Officer)

*Note: Candidates applying for Officer Scale-II and Scale – III will only need to appear for a single online examination, where successful candidates will be shortlisted to appear for Common Interview for final recruitment in various RRBs.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Durations

Reasoning

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Computer Knowledge

English/Hindi

40

20

Composite Time of 2 hours

Financial Awareness

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English Language / Hindi Language (Optional)

English / Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Exam Pattern (Specialist Cadre)

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Durations

Professional Knowledge

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Reasoning

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Computer Knowledge

English/Hindi

40

20

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Financial Awareness

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

English Language/ Hindi Language (Optional)

English / Hindi

40

20

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Total

240

200

IBPS RRB Officer Scale – III Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Durations

Reasoning

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Computer Knowledge

English/Hindi

40

20

Composite Time of 2 hours

Financial Awareness

English/Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English Language / Hindi Language (Optional)

English/ Hindi

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

English/Hindi

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

Total

200

200

Interview Phase for IBPS RRB

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I, II & III will be subsequently called for an interview coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD. The interview will be conducted in select centres The address of the centres will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates can download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website – www.ibps.in.

The marks for the interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview for Officers Scale, I, II and III will be as per extant guidelines. Only by qualifying both in the Online Examination (Main/Single) and Common Interview with sufficiently high marks will candidates be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, the details of which will be made available on the official IBPS website.

Check the IBPS RRB Notification here.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

In this section, we will discuss the Syllabus for IBPS RRB exam subject-wise. Candidates can download the consolidated IBPS RRB Syllabus PDF at the beginning or at the end of this article.

The subjects covered in the syllabus are as follows:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language
  4. Hindi Language
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. General Awareness
  7. Financial Awareness

IBPS RRB Reasoning Syllabus

The table below gives details about the IBPS RRB Reasoning Exam

Odd man out

Analogy

Syllogism

Coding Decoding

Blood Relation

Alphabet Test

Series Test

Number

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Direction Sense Test

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Statement and Assumption

Figure Series

Assertion and Reason

Statement and Conclusion

Word Formation

Statement and Arguments

Statements and Action Courses

Figure Series Test

Miscellaneous Tests

IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

The table below lists out the topics covered in Quantitative Aptitude

Number System

HCF and LCM

Decimal Fraction

Profit and Loss

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Time and Work

Time and Distance

Averages

Simplification

Partnership

Percentages

Ratio and Proportion

Averages

Case Studies

Charts and Graphs

Permutation and Combination

Probability

IBPS RRB English Syllabus:

The following are the topics covered in the English Syllabus

Spotting Errors

Commonly Misspelled Words

Jumbled Words

Phrase Substitution

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled up sentences

Idioms and Phrases

Cloze Tests

Comprehension

One word substitution

IBPS RRB Hindi Syllabus:

The table below lists the topics that will be covered in the Hindi Syllabus

Vyakaran

Fill in the Blanks

Error Spotting

Paragraphs

IBPS RRB Computer Knowledge:

These are the topics candidates must be aware of for the Computer Knowledge Syllabus

Computer Fundamentals

Computer Abbreviations

Software and Hardware Fundamentals

Shortcut Keys

Networking

Basic Knowledge of Internet

MS Office

History of Computers

Database

Security Tools

History and Future of Computers

Hacking, Anti-Virus Protection

IBPS RRB General Awareness Syllabus

The following are the range of topics for the General Awareness Syllabus

Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

Countries/Currencies

UNO

Indian and International Economy

Marketing

Banking Terms

Awards and Honors

Functions of RBI

Sports

Books and Authors

Finance

Fiscal-Monetary Policies

Agriculture

Repo and Reverse Repo Rate

History of Banking

IBPS RRB Financial Awareness Syllabus

The following table lists out the topics covered in the Financial Awareness Syllabus

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

Budget and Economic Survey

Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

Bank Accounts and Special Individuals

Organisations Deposits Credit

Loans

Advanced Non Performing Assets

Asset Reconstruction Companies

NPAs

Restructuring of Loans

Bad Loans

Risk Management

BASEL I

BASEL II

BASEL II

ACCORDS

IBPS RRB 2019 Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

Taking IBPS RRB mock tests on a regular basis will help you develop a properly planned strategy. You can also refer a few Solved Question Papers of prior years of the different sections to get the feel of a real test and identify any weak spots in the process. You can also go through BYJU’S study materials, during your preparation, to expedite your study phase.

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